Posted on: December 5, 2016

Fire Department lifts ban on open burning

Danville Fire Department logo

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office has lifted the ban on open burning in the city. The ban had been in place since Nov. 17 due to to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area.

The office reminds citizens to follow the requirements of the open burnin...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Fire Department puts open burn ban in effect

Fire Department truck

Due to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area, the City of Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the City of Danville until the moisture level increases, eliminating hazardous fire conditions.

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Eight holiday events fill list of things to do

Logo for Community Holiday Light Show

The holidays are an exciting time in Danville. This weekend’s calendar is full of fun, holiday-related events and the entire city is full of the festive spirit that makes this a wonderful place. In chronological order, here is a list of some of ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council OKs funds for shuttle bus service

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council voted Tuesday night to accept state money to purchase two propane buses for a shuttle service along Mount Cross Road to Averett University’s north campus.

In October, the state approved a contract to fully finance the purchase of the buses and...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City outlines strategies to reduce violent crime

Municipal Building photo

City Manager Ken Larking and Police Chief Philip Broadfoot presented to City Council on Tuesday a working draft of a plan that consists of nearly 30 short-term and long-term strategies to reduce violent crime in Danville.

The short-term strategies include,...

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Draft - Strategies to reduce violent crime....
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Police will use 'cruise lights' on patrol vehicles

Photo of police cruiser lights

The Danville Police Department is phasing in new light bars with “cruise lights” on top of patrol vehicles. The cruise lights are located on the outer corners of the light bar. Instead of flashing, the cruise lights will be on all the time in the traditio...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Fire Department lifts ban on open burning

Danville Fire Department logo

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office has lifted the ban on open burning in the city. The ban had been in place since Nov. 17 due to to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area.

The office reminds citizens to follow the requirements of the open burnin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6, in a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to address violent crime. The Council’s regular business session will be held at 7 p.m., followed by its regular work session. All three session...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

JTI Leaf Services adds new facility in Danville

JTI Leaf Services sign at Riverview Industrial Park

JTI Leaf Services (US), known locally as Japan Tobacco, announces new facilities at its Riverview Industrial Park location in Danville. An expansion totaling approximately 110,000 square feet has been completed. This structure is attached to the previousl...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City names Gillie to lead community development

Photo of Ken Gillie

The City of Danville today announced that Kenneth C. Gillie Jr. has been named director of community development. Gillie will oversee the department’s housing, inspections and planning and zoning divisions.

Gillie was selected for the position from a field...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Police will close Main Street for Christmas parade

Christmas Parade logo

Danville Police will close Main Street to all traffic at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in preparation for the annual Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade. All vehicles should be removed from Main Street at 12:30 p.m.

In addition, Craghead Street and other streets al...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Holiday Market will feature more than 100 vendors

Citizen gets photo with Santa at 2015 Holiday Market

Celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the seventh annual Holiday Market. The event will feature more than 100 vendors inside and outside the Community Market. They will be selling holiday decorations and unique gifts, as well as baked goods...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Residents can take steps to assist in leaf collection

Photo of city equipment collecting loose leaves along curbside

With the arrival of peak leaf fall, the city Public Works Department reminds citizens to not place loose leaf piles next to vehicles or behind poles, mailboxes, guardrails and fire hydrants.

Crews began collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhood...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Police urge citizens to secure personal firearms

Photo of handgun

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Tips on firearm safety responsible ownership...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Danville Police provides holiday safety tips

Photo of Santa shopper carrying gift bags

The Danville Police Department would like you to have a safe holiday season! Follow these tips and remember to report any suspicious activity:

  • After dark, shop with a friend if possible.
  • Bring only cash and the credit cards you will need while shopping.
  • Alwa...
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Posted on: November 21, 2016

City offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving holiday graphic

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

In addition, the public library will be closed on both days.

The James F. Ingra...

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Posted on: November 19, 2016

Police chief declares steps to reduce violent crime

Photo of Police Chief Philip Broadfoot at news conference Saturday

Police Chief Philip Broadfoot announced today that he has instructed staff to take steps now to increase the number of officers on the streets in an effort to interrupt drug and gang activities and reduce violent crime.

Broadfoot made the announcement at a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Fire Department puts open burn ban in effect

Fire Department truck

Due to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area, the City of Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the City of Danville until the moisture level increases, eliminating hazardous fire conditions.

Whe...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Council holds hearing on shuttle bus service

Municipal Building exterior photo

City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to accept state money to purchase two propane buses for a shuttle service along Mount Cross Road to Averett University’s north campus.

No citizen stepped forward to speak on the item, which i...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Intertape will add new manufacturing lines

Intertape Ploymer logo

(Posted Wednesday, Nov. 16) Intertape Polymer Group plans to invest $22 million in new manufacturing lines at its Ringgold facility. The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved incentives, including machine and tools tax grants.Read on...

Story at GoDanRiver.com
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Holiday Bazaar will feature more than 100 vendors

2015 Holiday Bazaar vendor

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade crafts, wine, honey, meats, wreaths and late season produce.

The event is held at the Co...Read on...


Posted on: January 22, 2013

(IBR) Incident Based Reporting

What is Incident Based Reporting? The NIBRS is an incident-based reporting system in which agencies collect data on each single crime occurrence.The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the pri...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

Reported Incidents in PDF format
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Warrants

Warrant information, including race and sex of the accused offender, is based on information supplied by the complainant. All information is subject to verification prior to warrant service. If you know the location of any of the individuals on this list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Arrest Information

The information supplied are the names of all individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Information in PDF format
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Posted on: December 8, 2016

12-08-16 Homicide

At approximately 2:13 am Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a motor vehicle in the median of Route 29 near the intersection of Realty Rd. in Pittsylvania County. Upon arrival Deputies di...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery Arrest

NicholasSpence

The suspect in an early morning robbery has been arrested.

After a brief investigation by the Danville Police Department 33 year old Pittsylvania County resident Nicholas Wade Spence Sr. was charged and arrested for the early morning Fas- Mart robbery at 1...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery

On 12/5/15 at approximately 2:40am Danville Police respondedto the area of the Fas-Mart, 1730 South Main St.  The clerk reported that a male dressed in a
Virginia Tech sweatshirt entered the store and demanded the money.  The suspec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12-02-16 Wanted Juvenile

Melik Smith

Due to the nature of these charges the Danville Police Department is sending out the following juvenile wanted information. 

The Danville Police Department currently holds warrants for 17 year old Melik Zydarius Smith of Danville.

Smith is wanted by th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Implementation of Cruise Lights on Patrol Vehicles

City of Danville Police cruisers will
soon be visible with steady display blue lights (not flashing) on the outer cornersof the light bars. These lights called "cruise lights" will be used
when driving normally or parked in your neighborhood.  Wi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Firearms Security

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Charges Brought in 2013 Homicide

Charges have been brought in the 2013 shooting death of Antwan Rucker.

Today a grand jury issued indictments against 29-year-old Pierre Antoine Dixon. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) Capital Murder (VA State Code 18.2-31)

2) Robbery (VA State C...

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Pierre Antoine Dixon
Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Murder Indictments / Suspect Wanted

Two men have been charged in a May homicide. 

Today a grand jury issued indictments against two men in connection with the shooting death of Dontes Simpson. Kareem Kaleek Dove, age 34, and Karseem Mareese Wilson, age 39, are charged with the following...

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Dove / Wilson
Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Police chief statement on violent crime

Statement from Police Chief Philip Broadfoot:

On Thursday and Friday night, the City of Danville experienced the 13th and 14th homicides of the year. This number of homicides has never been reached before since the Danville Police Department began kee...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Robbery

At approximately 12:30 am this morning Danville Police responded to the 1500 block of N.Main St. for a reported robbery. A 35-year-old Danville resident reported that he was leaving a store when he was approached by three (3) young black males. The ma...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two and left a third man dead yesterday evening.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Kemper Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arri...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide Victim Identified.

The homicide victim from last night has been identified as 15 year old Sean Antwan Clayborne of Danville.

See Danville Police Department media release dated 11-18-16:

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterda...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 11:25 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Piney Forest Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they discovered a ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2016

11-12-16 Burglary / Firearm Charges

Two juveniles are in detention charged with multiple counts of burglary and a firearm offense.

Yesterday, Investigators went to George Washington High School to follow-up on burglaries that had occurred the previous day. Two students were detained, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

10-27-16 Drug Related Indictments

Multiple drug related indictments were handed down Monday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing drug investigation spanning several months, a total of 18 individuals have been charged with 38 separate offenses. With assistance from other...Additional Info

Booking Photos
Posted on: October 13, 2016

10-13-16 9 Year old struck by vehicle.

At 7:32 am this morning, Danville Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a 9-year-old who had been struck by a vehicle in the 3500 block of Westover Drive. The investigation determined the child was a student crossing the street to board a Danville Public S...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2016

10-08-16 Homicide

On 10-08-2016, at 10:55 AM, the Danville Police Department responded to a residence in the 200 block of College Park Dr. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced no...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-06-16 Homicide

The man who was shot yesterday evening on Chatelaine Ave. has died.

Shortly before midnight the victim was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at Danville Regional Medical Center. He was identified as Jonathan McDonald Hamlett, age 41, of Danville...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-05-16 Shooting

On 10-05-2016, at 7:55 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to a reported gunshot victim in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue. Officers located a 41-year-old black male in the street on Chatelaine Avenue near the intersection with Albert Street...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

09-30-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning.

At approximately 10:00 am this morning Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Aspen St. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, the...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

09-26-16 Danville Police Department Responds to Citizen Concerns

The Danville Police Department today discontinued the practice of raising the hood on patrol vehicles because of concerns from citizens that raising the hoods prevented the in-car camera from recording a police/citizen interaction.

The practice of ra...Read on...

River City TV news video
Posted on: February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Burglary Arrest

At approximately 11:34 pm on 02-13-12, officers responded to Sacred Heart School, 540 Central Blvd., in reference to an alarm. Officers located 34 year old David Dwayne Dabbs of Danville in the area of the school.

After further investigation, Mr. Dabb...David Dwayne Dabbs

David Dwayne Dabbs
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Charges Brought in Vehicle Crash

As a result of the investigation into the vehicle crash this afternoon on the Route 29 Expressway, the driver of the Nissan, John Joseph Beckelheimer, age 46 of Pittsylvania County was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to ongoing me...John Joseph Beckelheimer

John Joseph Beckelheimer
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the Route 29 Expressway near Holland Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Pickup was being operated by a 4...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2012

01-24-12 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Update

The Danville Police Department continues to investigate an accident where a pedestrian was struck last week.

At approximately 8:20 pm on 1-17-12 a 21-year-old male was crossing Kemper Road coming from the area of Danville Community College when he was...Read on...


Posted on: November 30, 2016

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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