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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

5 Stories
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Natural Gal Leak at Danville Mall

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 325 Piedmont Dr. at 6pm this evening to a reported outside natural gas leak caused by a construction worker severing an underground line. On arrival there was the smell of gas... Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Structure Fire on Grove Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 842 Grove Street at 0640 AM for a residence on fire this morning. A neighbor advised dispatchers they could see fire at the back of the house. Units arriving on scene reported... Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2014

House Fire in Danville This Afternoon

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 531 Third Ave. this afternoon at 4:45 pm to a report of a house fire. The first arriving unit reported smoke showing from a single story house. All the occupants had gotten... Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2014

Early Morning House Fire in Danville

At 3:12 am this morning the Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 1205 North Main St. First arriving unit reported heavy fire showing from the back of the house. Fire lines were deployed to the back of... Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

House Fire at 245 Oakwood Circle

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched at 5:05 pm to a possible fire in the kitchen at 245 Oakwood Circle. E3 arrived and found light smoke coming out the front door. A quick walk around of the house revealed fire in... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

14 Stories
Posted on: October 17, 2014

Committee will begin electric services study on Monday

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The initial meeting of a steering committee that will assess and make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the City Council Chambers... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Jail, Adult Detention Center using new tools for inmate account deposits

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The Danville City Jail and the Adult Detention Center are using new and more efficient methods for authorized family members and friends of an inmate to deposit money into the inmate’s commissary account.

Deposits can now... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Three empty buildings face new futures

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The Industrial Development Authority has taken steps to bring three empty buildings back into use. A mix of commercial and residential uses are planned at 624 North Main St. and 525 Loyal St. Plans for the building at 442 Main St. will be announced later.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Registrar’s Office conducting absentee voting for Nov. 4 election

The Danville Registrar’s Office is conducting absentee voting in its office for those unable to go to the polls on Nov. 4. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Nov. 1. The deadline to receive applications for absentee voting by mail is Oct. 28.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Police plan more shredding events to combat identity theft

Danville Police Department

With identity theft on the rise, the Police Department will provide more opportunities for citizens to dispose of sensitive documents in a safe manner. Beginning in 2015, Police will hold four shredding events, the first of which will take place in March.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville included in Homeland Security grants

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The city of Danville will receive $30,187 for the purchase of new HazMat equipment under the 2014 State Homeland Security Grant program.

The local award is part of $4.8 million in federal homeland security funding headed... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville project wins Virginia Municipal League award

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The city of Danville’s River District Development Project has been named the winner in its population category for the Virginia Municipal League’s 2014 Achievement Awards.

Danville’s entry into the awards competition... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

City Council requests further legal research on museum request

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Danville City Council on Thursday night instructed City Attorney Clarke Whitfield to conduct further legal research pertaining to a request by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History that the city remove the Confederate... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

City begins collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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City of Danville Public Works Department crews have begun collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods and will continue through Jan. 31.

There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. As... Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

City names Michael Adkins as finance director

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today the appointment of Michael L. Adkins as the city’s finance director.

In that capacity, Adkins will be responsible for financial oversight of the city, the employee retirement... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Craghead Street sidewalk project begins

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Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, street parking in the 100 block of Craghead Street adjacent Lou’s Antiques will be unavailable to allow for demolition of the existing sidewalk and installation of brick and concrete pavers... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Parks and Recreation programs and activities for October

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For Danville Parks and Recreation, October is a scream. These upcoming events are just a few highlights of a month full of great programs and activities.

• Parks and Recreation will host evening hiking trips at Anglers... Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2014

Festival in October will celebrate River District

The River District Festival is back this October and hoping to bring back all of its past attendees and more. The festival will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 8 a.m. to after 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Admission to the festival will be free.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

City's Utility Commission to study city's electric service function

The Danville Utility Commission will oversee an evaluation of Danville Utilities’ electric service function to determine how best to cost-effectively serve current and future needs of its customers and the City of Danville... Read on...


Danville, VA Police Activity Report

5 Stories
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... Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

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: October 14, 2014

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... Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: October 14, 2014

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: October 14, 2014

Arrest Photos

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

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

36 Stories
Posted on: October 20, 2014

10-20-14 Robbery

On October 19, 2014, at approximately 11:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Joy Food Store located at 507 Riverside Dr., in reference to an assault. Upon officers arrival, it was determined to have been a robbery.... Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2014

10-17-14 Traffic Crash

On 10-17-14 at approximately 4:41 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck and injured. Two vehicles were reported to be racing in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when the vehicles... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

10-17-14 Armed Robbery

At approximately 11:46 pm on 10-16-14, Officers responded to the Hilltop Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reports that a b/m, 30-36 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey... Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

10-13-14 Child Struck By Vehicle

A child died this afternoon after being struck by a city school bus.

At approximately 4:10 pm today Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the 100 block of Martin Ave. for a report of a child being struck by a city school bus... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Danville Police to offer free document shredding to area residents

Community Shredding Program

The Danville Police Department will offer area residents their second opportunity this year to rid their homes of personal paperwork and excess file storage during the second phase of the new quarterly Community Shredding... Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2014

10-03-14 Armed Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex located at 105 Crosland Avenue tonight.

At 5:46 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex Office. An employee... Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

10-01-14 School Bus Crash

On 10-01-14 at 4:30 pm a Danville City School Bus driven by Latoya Fitzgerald coming from GLH Johnson Elementary School was stopped at the intersection of North Main St. and Clement Ave. unloading children when it was struck... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

09-29-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling Charge

A man has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling earlier this month.

Everett Dominique Beck, age 20, of High Point, NC is currently wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sept. 19 on Searcy... Everett Dominique Beck

Everett Dominique Beck
Posted on: September 26, 2014

Danville Police to collect expired or unused medications for permanent disposal...

Danville Police Collect Expired Medications for Disposal and Walgreens on South Main St

The Danville Police Department is TAKING BACK EXPIRED OR UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 AT Walgreens Corner of S Main & Stokes St’s in Danville

Danville VA – On September 27 from 10... Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09-22-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-22-14 at approximately 12:00 AM The Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Bradley Road in reference to a shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered a side wall of a... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2014

09-19-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-19-14 at approximately 7:08 pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Searcy St. in reference to shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass door of the... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

09-18-14 Southern VA Escape Apprehended

On 9-18-14 The Danville Police Department apprehended Michael Antwan Henderson (age 27) in the 1700 block of South Main Street. Henderson was returned to the custody of Southern Virginia Mental Health Facility at 382 Taylor... Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2014

09-18-14 Escapee Southern Virginia

The Danville Police Department currently holds an arrest warrant for escape, for 27 year old Michael Antwan Henderson of Halifax Virginia.

On 09-17-14 at approximately 7:00 pm Michael Antwan Henderson escaped custody at... Michael Antwan Henderson

Michael Antwan Henderson
Posted on: September 15, 2014

09-15-14 Shooting

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Claiborne St.

On 09-14-14 at approximately 9:50pm police responded to the 600 block of Claiborne St. in reference to... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

09-12-14 Homicide

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

At approximately 11:23 pm yesterday, police responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Woodside Dr. Upon arrival they... Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

09-08-14 Robbery

On 9/6/14 at approximately 6:28 PM police units responded to the 600 block of Hughes Street in regards to a reported robbery. A 15 year old male Danville resident reported that he was walking in the 600 block of Hughes... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

09-04-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred this morning in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive.

At approximately 11:45 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of Riverside... Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

09-02-14 Burglary / Shots Fired

Danville Police are investigating a breaking and entering along with a shots fired call that occurred yesterday in the 400 block of Parkland Drive.

At approximately 6:47 PM, on September 2, 2014, Danville Police responded... Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2014

09-01-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred yesterday in the 300 block of Terry Avenue.

At approximately 12:30 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 300 block of Terry Avenue for... Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

08-28-14 Robbery

The Danville Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred this morning at Subway on Holt Garrison Parkway.

At approximately 7:39 am shortly after opening for the day, an employee at Subway reported that two... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

08-27-14 Grand Larceny Indictments

A former City of Danville Utilities employee was indicted Monday for grand larceny.

Henry Willis Bowen, III, age 48, of Danville was arrested yesterday and served with three counts of grand larceny. These charges stem... Henry Willis Bowen, III

Henry Willis Bowen, III
Posted on: August 21, 2014

Danville Police Department Officers equipped with Body Worn Cameras

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The Danville Police Department has received 96 additional Body Worn Cameras paid for by the Office of the Attorney General Asset Forfeiture Transfer funds. This brings the total number in use by the agency to 116 units.
... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2014

08-16-14 Arrest Reference Gas Explosion

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred this morning at 677 Arnett Boulevard, the Royal Terrace Apartments.

At 1:16 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to 677 Arnett Boulevard for a... James T. Barksdale

James T. Barksdale
Posted on: August 13, 2014

08-13-14 Malicious Wounding

At approximately 11:00 pm on 08-12-14, officers responded to the Danville Regional Medical Center in reference to someone being shot. Once on scene, officers located a 39 year old male victim who had been transported to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

08-01-2014 Credit Card Fraud Incidents

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects and vehicles involved in credit card fraud.

Credit cards were reported stolen and subsequently used at local businesses... Credit Card Fraud Suspects

Credit Card Fraud Suspects
Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-27-14 Wanted Man Arrested

A Danville man wanted for stalking has been arrested for a second time.

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV today. Provided he remains in custody and / or follows court orders pertaining to the... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-27-14 Malicious Wounding

At approximately 11:26 pm on 07-26-14, officers responded to the 100 block of Macon St. in reference to someone being shot. Once on scene, officers located a 38 year old male victim inside a vehicle suffering from multiple... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-23-14 Pellet Gun Incidents

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating multiple reports of incidents involving bb or pellet guns. These incidents have occurred within the past several days. The reports generally describe damage to... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

07-21-14 Wanted Man

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A Danville man wanted for stalking has been released on bond in West Virginia but is currently being sought in Virginia .

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV on July 15, 2014. He was released by... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

07-17-14 Gas Leak Investigation

The Danville Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the gas leak at Abercrombie Oil earlier today.

Preliminary evidence suggests that the line that leaked gas was intentionally cut in an attempt... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-16-14 Wanted Man Arrested

A Danville man wanted for stalking has been arrested.

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV yesterday evening. He will be extradited back to VA to stand trial at a later date.

Posted on: July 16, 2014

07-14-14 Man Wanted on Stalking Charge

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted for stalking.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an outstanding warrant and protective order for Berkley... Read on...

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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...


Utilities

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Committee will begin electric services study on Monday

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The initial meeting of a steering committee that will assess and make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the City Council Chambers... Read on...



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