Posted on: June 20, 2016

Fire at Columbia Flooring on Maxine Rd.

6/21/16 UPDATE: According to the Fire Marshal's Office, the cause of the fire at Columbia Flooring is combustible materials near a heat source for an extended period of time. This fire was ruled not intentional.
Brian K. AldersonBattalion Chief

The...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2016

House fire on Holland Rd

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 668 Holland Road this afternoon at 4:38pm. Crews arrived at 4:45pm and found light smoke coming from the back of a small one story house. Crews investigated the scene and found a fir...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2016

House fire on Stokes Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 823 Stokes Street Apartment A this evening at 11:50pm. Crews arrived at 11:53pm and found light smoke coming from a small one story residential duplex. Crews pulled an attack line, a ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Apartment Fire on West Main Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at the Fitzgerald Apartments on 6/9/16 at 11:44 pm. The apartment building is located at 1236 West Main Street next to Hardees. The first arriving unit found smoke coming from a first floor ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

House Fire on White Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 134 White Street on 6/9/16 at 11:05 pm. The first engine arrived to find smoke showing from the back of the house and the roof area. They could see the kitchen was on fire as they entered the ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Working Fires in Danville

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 134 White Street for a possible fire on Thursday night (6/9/16) at 11:05 pm. First units found a small 2-story house with smoke showing. The fire was extinguished quickly. More information will be sent later ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Dryer fire - 521 Claiborne Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 521 Claiborne Street this afternoon at 2:50 pm. Crews arrived at 2:54 pm and found light smoke coming from the front door of a one story residential structure. Crews pulled an attack ...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2016

Structure Fire at 850 Arnett Blvd

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 850 Arnett Blvd this morning at 2:02am. Crews arrived at 2:07am and found smoke coming from a two story residential structure. An occupant of the structure narrowly escaped the fire by...Read on...


Posted on: June 27, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this afternoon

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand for electricity may be at...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2016

City slates Lynn Street milling for Monday

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Alternating lanes will be in place Monday, June 27, on Lynn Street from Newton to Shelton streets to allow for milling of the pavement. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m.

Motorists are advised to slow do...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Cleanup campaign leads to spike in debris collection

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Danville Public Works Department and Ikea/Republic Services crews teamed to collect and dispose of 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign, a month-long effort held in May. That amount was a 42 percent increase fro...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

'The Wizard of Oz' reset for tonight at Home sign

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Danville Parks and Recreation will show “The Wizard of Oz” tonight, June 24, at 9 p.m. at the Home sign on Main Street.

The movie is free and open to the public. In case of bad weather, it will be shown at Coates Recreation Center on Westover Drive.
...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Boathouse at Abreu-Grogan Park open on Saturdays

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Now that the Abreu Grogan Park has re-opened, the Danville Parks and Recreation boathouse will continue its Saturday hours.

Boaters can rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard on site every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 through September ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Council tables action on removal of Long Mill Dam

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City Council voted Tuesday night to table a resolution authorizing the removal of the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located on the Dan River adjacent the Danville Family YMCA.

The proposed resolution was based on a recommendation from City s...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

City will close portions of Lynn, Deboe streets

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Beginning Wednesday, June 22, the City of Danville will close portions of Lynn and Deboe streets to allow for excavation of manholes and installation of electric distribution vaults. The work is scheduled for two days, with completion on Thursday, June 23...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Thursday

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Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the grass area adjacent the HOME sign downtown at the corner of Main and Union streets, with the American musical comedy-drama fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz.”

...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Virginia Supreme Court rejects Confederate flag appeal

Municipal Building (file photo)

The Virginia Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear an appeal of a local judge’s decision upholding the City of Danville’s removal of a Confederate flag from a monument on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

In rejecting the appeal, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

May cleanup campaign nets 276 tons of debris

Make Danville Shine logo

Danville Public Works Department and Ikea/Republic Services crews collected an extra 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign, a month-long effort held in May.

Residents who arranged for the use of debris trailer...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, June 21, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which i...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, June 18, with Gingy Blakely, a certified holistic health coach and Pilates/yoga instructor who specializes in creating meals with raw foods.

She will prepare three nutritionally delicious, plant-based ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

RIFA approves property sale for large project

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During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) approved a purchase agreement with Wilmot Properties, LLC, for a project of regional significance in the Berry Hill Industrial Park i...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

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Celebrate America’s Independence with a full day of activities and events hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation.

The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with the Danville Regional Medical Center Patriot Challenge Trail Run at Anglers Park. Afterward, th...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Free concert Thursday will feature bluegrass

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, with bluegrass sound of The Molly Rose Band from the Cascade community in P...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Council adopts budget for next fiscal year

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City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a budget that maintains municipal services and programs at current levels, with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging tax rates.

The budget includes a utility rate study recommendation for an increase...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Skate park grand opening set for June 18

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Danville Parks and Recreation will host a grand opening celebration at the redesigned Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature demonstrations by the Over...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

City will hold ceremony for ‘Make Danville Shine’

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The City of Danville will hold an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11, to honor the winners of the best landscaping project and best exterior renovation completed during Make Danville Shine Month. The ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at th...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Artisan Expo will present crafters at work Saturday

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The Artisan Expo, which features local artisans demonstrating their crafts as well as selling the goods they make, will return for its second season on Saturday, June 11, at the Community Market.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the com...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Danville entrepreneurs aim to open new coffee shop

1009 Main Street

Two Danville entrepreneurs are teaming up to open a coffee shop, café and wine bar in the former Exxon gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Rick Barker and Steve DelGiorno have formed Two Crows, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Milling, paving scheduled next week on three streets

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Street milling and paving operations will require alternating lane closures next week on Mountain View Avenue at the Averett University campus and sections of Lockett Drive and westbound Riverside Drive at the city limits.

Weather permitting, the work ...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Security enhancements underway at courthouse

James F. Ingram Justice Center

Modifications to the front entrance at the James F. Ingram Justice Center (Danville courthouse) are underway to provide added security. The project is expected to take 60 days to complete. Until then, the public must use the former rear entrance and exit ...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, June 3, with The Pizazz Band playing a blend of soul, funk, beach, country and rock music.

The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will take place ...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series will kick off on Friday

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Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will get underway at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, in the parking lot of the Community Market, with the American musical drama “Footloose.”

The movie tells the story of a city teenager who moves to a small town wh...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: June 21, 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: June 21, 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 l...Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: June 21, 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: June 21, 2016

Arrest Photos

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

06-16-16 Unattended Death

Early Sunday morning the Danville Police Department responded to Schoolfield Dr. for a report of what appeared to be infant remains in a duffel bag. The Danville Police Department investigates every unattended death as a homicide until facts and circumsta...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

06-15-16 Home Invasion

On 6-11-16 at approximately 12:07am officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of Shamrock Drive in reference to a home invasion and assault.
Officers found a male inside of the residence suffering from lacerations to his head. The...Pitts Bennett

Pitts Bennett
Posted on: June 9, 2016

06-09-16 Shooting victim identified.

The shooting victim from a Danville Police Department media release dated 06-03-16 has died.

Danville resident, Alex Day 49 years of age was the subject reported shot in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue on 6-3-16.

See Danville Police Department ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

06-03-16 Shooting

On 06-03-16 at approximately 9:50 pm, Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue in reference to someone being shot. Upon arrival, officers found a 49 year old Danville male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was t...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

06-01-16 Attempted Robbery Arrests

Two men have been arrested for an attempted robbery reported earlier this morning.

This morning at approximately 1:50am Danville Police responded to the Hill Top Exxon located at 730 Piney Forest Road for a reported attempted robbery. See Danville Pol...Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson
Posted on: June 1, 2016

06-01-16 Attempted Robbery

On 06-01-16 at approximately 1:47 am, the clerk at the Hill Top Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, had locked the door to the business while he took the trash to the dumpster behind the business.

As he rounded the corner of the store, he was approached by ...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

05-31-16 Breaking and Entering Arrest

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On 05-30-16 at approximately 3:10am, officers noticed a door ajar at the construction site of the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 211 Nor Dan Drive.

A U-Haul truck containing cut copper pipe was located in the area and inside the building, cut copper p...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

05-09-16 Juvenile Curfew Reminder

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The Danville Police Department would like to remind citizens about the juvenile curfew ordinance.

With summer approaching and the end of the school year nearing, the Danville Police Department is reminding citizens about curfew for juvenil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2016

05-08-16 Homicide

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

At approximately 8:13 pm yesterday, Danville Police responded to the area of Chatham Ave. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a male suff...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Police announce full-scale reactivation of Street Crimes Unit

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The Danville Police Department on Friday announced the full-scale reactivation of its Street Crimes Unit. The move is in response to the unusual number of firearm related incidents resulting in injury or death that have occurred in the last month.

Thos...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

05-04-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting incident yesterday evening as a double homicide.

At approximately 9:09 pm yesterday, Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Hughes St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they disc...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

04-29-16 Homicide Arrest

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A man is in custody in connection with a homicide earlier this month.

Wednesday, a grand jury issued indictments against Sean James Ballard, age 21, of Danville. These charges are in relation to the shooting of Jomalcom Ali Daniels on 4-11-16. Daniels ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Homicide Charges

Three men and a woman have been charged in connection to a homicide in February.

Yesterday a grand jury issued indictments against the following individuals in connection with the shooting death of Devontaye Jermaine Johnson.

Andreus Dewayne Royal, ...Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks

Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks
Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Shooting

A newspaper delivery man was injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:41 am this morning units responded to the area of Berryman Ave. for a report of shots fired. While checking the area, they located a 67-year-old man from Dry For...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-25-16 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a call of a person being shot in the 200 block of
College Park Drive this evening.

At approximately 7:43 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 200 block ofCollege Park Drive in regards to a call of a person being shot. R...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

04-20-16 Name Correction - Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a City School Bus

Today at approximately 3:19 pm. Danville Police officers and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Southampton Avenue and Hughes Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2010 Danville city school bus was tr...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

04-20-16 Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a City School Bus

Today at approximately 3:19 pm. Danville Police officers and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of South Hampton Avenue and Hughes Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2010 Danville city school bus was ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

04-18-16 Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a Danville City School Bus.

Today at approximately 7:17am the Danville Police Department and rescue personnel responded to the 1500 block of Richmond Blvd. near the intersection of Joanis Dr. in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a city school bus.

Upon investigation o...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

04-13-16 Homicide

The man found shot Monday afternoon on North Union St. has died.

After receiving initial treatment at Danville Regional Medical Center, the patient was transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for further treatment. He was pronounced dead by ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

04-11-16 Shooting

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 1:48 pm Officers responded to the 200 block of North Union St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers discovered a male in the street...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 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: June 27, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this afternoon

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand for electricity may be at...Read on...