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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

House Fire at 116 Oakwood Place

At 11:48 this morning the Danville Fire Department responded to a reported house fire located at 116 Oakwood Place. The first arriving engine found heavy smoke coming from a two story home. The owner / occupant was at home... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2014

The following is a news release regarding a gas explosion earlier this morning at an apartment build

An apartment building at 677 Arnett Blvd. was damaged early Saturday morning in a natural gas explosion that was caused when a vehicle struck the building and severed gas lines at the meters, creating a leak that filled the... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

No injuries in an early evening house fire in Danville, Va.

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 324 Central St. at 6pm this evening for a reported house fire. The first unit arriving on scene reported smoke showing from the left end of the house. The fire crews deployed... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Resident Saved by Smoke Alarm

On August 2, 2014 the Danville Fire Department responded to 159 Greenwich Ave. for a possible structure fire. A neighbor placed the call into the 911 center reporting hearing the smoke alarms sounding in the residence next... Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2014

Structure fire damages home on Danville's northside

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 15:47 pm this afternoon. Units arrived on scene within three and a half minutes of dispatch to find a two story structure with heavy smoke showing from... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Update: House fire at 118 Cain St

The house fire at 118 Cain St. in Danville this morning was found to be Electric in nature. After spending time this morning investigating the fire, the Fire Marshal's office determined the cause to be an overloaded... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

House fire in Danville

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a home at 118 Cain St. just off South Boston Rd. shortly after 2 am this morning. First arriving units reported a house heavily involved with fire. The fire crews deployed... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

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To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced today a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment Program to further these... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

‘Music on Main’ concert series continues Thursday evening

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The final show this season of Danville Parks and Recreation’s summer series of free, outdoor concerts will be held Thursday evening at the Main Street Plaza with the country styling of local artist Megan Doss. The concert... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

City Council accepts transfer of property for a park

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a 105.6 acre-gift of property offered by a local family for future recreational use.

Ormond Keister Evans Jr., Judith C. Evans and Bob N. Evans Sr. are gifting to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Power outages scheduled Wednesday and Thursday for downtown sections

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Danville Utilities has scheduled electric outages at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, that will affect customers in sections of Main, Market, Union and Spring streets. The outages will allow for the... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Danville welcomes American Legion Riders

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Danville Parks and Recreation organized a biscuit breakfast Tuesday morning at Dan Daniel Memorial Park for the more than 300 motorcyclists participating in the American Legion Legacy Run.

The public was invited to attend... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police investigating irregularities in Utilities Department

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The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and illegal use of company credit cards among certain work groups in the Danville Utilities Department. In addition, police are investigating... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Facelift begins for children's area at library

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The children’s area at the main branch of the Danville Public Library is getting a facelift. Crews and library staff have cleared out the children's area on the top floor, packing up the books in hundreds of boxes.

The... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Community Market sign points the way to Danville USA

Photo of Danville USA sign at Community Market

How many cities and towns named “Danville” are located in the United States? Where are they located? Which direction and how far away are they from Danville, Virginia?

The City of Danville has erected a sign at the... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Commission gives thumbs-up to River District projects

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River District Design Commission approves renovations to the exterior design of the former Dan River Research Building. The renovations include placing awnings over entrance doors. Commission also approves improvements for Rippe’s and Pemberton Lofts.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

Smoke 'N Guns will open Danville Harvest Jubilee concert on Aug. 29

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Nashville music artist and former Miss Danville-Pittsylvania County Lindsay Bowman will return Aug. 29 to her native Virginia as she and her band, Smoke 'N Guns, open at Danville Harvest Jubilee's concert featuring The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbery.

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

Council rejects ban on skateboard use in Main Street Plaza

Danville City Council rejected Thursday night a proposed ban on the use of skateboards in the Main Street Plaza. The rejection came when a motion to enact the ban died for lack of a second.

Instead of a ban, Councilman... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Aiken Bridge repairs completed, all lanes now open

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Aiken Bridge repairs are complete and all lanes on Central Boulevard are now open for travel.

Bridge repairs began in early May with the closure of the inside or passing lanes, restricting motorists to one lane of travel... Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Police urge citizens to fight crime by reporting suspicious activity

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Danville Police used this year’s annual National Night Out Against Crime events across the city to promote partnerships between police and neighborhoods. Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said citizens can assist by reporting suspicious activity to police.

Danville celebrates National Night Out...
Posted on: August 6, 2014

Danville resident saved by smoke alarm

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The Fire Department’s smoke alarm program continues to save lives, the most recent being the life of a North Danville resident.

On Saturday, Aug. 2, the Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 159... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Contractor begins vegetation management assessment for city utilities

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ACRT Inc., an Ohio-based company, has begun inspecting the right-of-ways of Danville Utilities’ electric distribution lines. In addition, the company is collecting vegetation samples.

The initial inspections and... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Hot yoga studio locates to the River District

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Hot Asana Yoga Studio today announced its plans to locate to the Pemberton Lofts at 541 Bridge St. in the River District. Virginia Gallagher, owner, plans to bring an approach to health and wellness that includes daily... Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

City reopens Abreu-Grogan Park, schedules boat demo program

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Danville Parks and Recreation today reopened Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive to the public, and the department will hold its first program at the park on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The program will feature boating... Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Natural and organic food producer moving to Danville

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Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced today that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in Danville, where the company expects to expand its business... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Governor visits Danville, talks about jobs, education and the economy

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in Danville on Tuesday with his wife and entire Cabinet. His focus during multiple stops was jobs, education and the economy. "Let's use today as a launching pad for what we need to do to grow this economy," McAuliffe said.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Mayor, county board chairman say partnerships key to moving forward

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Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jessie Barksdale told local business leaders Tuesday that the city and county are sound financially, and the key to moving forward... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

North Danville neighborhood to get new gas lines

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Danville is moving closer toward replacing all of the city’s 356 miles of gas lines – some installed as far back as the 1920s. Nearly four miles of pipes in the North Danville area from Fagan Street to Northmont Boulevard are next for replacement.

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Golden Leaf Bistro celebrates one-year anniversary in River District

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Danville city officials and staff gathered Friday morning at Golden Leaf Bistro on Craghead Street as the River District restaurant continued its week-long celebration of its one-year anniversary.

William Gentry,... Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Demolition bids for Brantly Steam Station vary widely

The city of Danville received three bids for the demolition of the Brantly Steam Station and pump house. The bids, which vary by more than $1 million, are under review. Demolition would provide space to expand the adjoining Brantly electrical substation.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Danville Transit unveils changes to bus routes

Danville Transit is overhauling its bus routes. The changes, which take effect Aug. 4, include renaming five of its fixed routes, slightly altering the path and service schedules for three routes, and adding stops at the new YMCA.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

DCC lands more money for precision machining program

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Danville Community College’s precision machining and welding program has landed another grant. The National Institute for Metalworking and the Gene Haas Foundation will send $2,500 to help local students get industry certifications before they graduate.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy facility

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City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy production facility and learn of production equipment upgrades, potential customer leads, and current contract discussions that include sale of solar light poles to Haiti, Pakistan and a country in Africa.

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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: August 19, 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: August 19, 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: August 19, 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: August 19, 2014

Arrest Photos

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

32 Stories
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: July 10, 2014

07-10-14 Heavy Equipment Theft

The Danville Police Department is investigating the theft of over $80,000 in heavy equipment earlier this week.

During the early morning hours this past Monday, a tractor trailer was used to steal three pieces of heavy... Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2014

07-07-14 Shooting

On 7-7-14 at 2:16 AM police units responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Montague St. Officers found the victim shot multiple times. It was determined that the shooting had occurred in the 200 block of Stuart St., and... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

06-26-14 Robbery

On 6-26-14 at 12:43PM police units responded to the report of a robbery in the 200 block of First St. A 60-year-old Danville man stated he was walking on First St. when a male subject walked up and punched him in the face,... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

06-19-14 Death Investigation

At approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police responded to Highland Burial Park for a report of a man lying unresponsive in the cemetery.

The man was identified as a City of Danville Utilities Department... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2014

06-10-14 Check Fraud

The Danville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a woman suspected of check fraud.

This check fraud occurred as follows. On May 19 of this year two separate theft incidents occurred in... Fraud Suspect

Fraud Suspect
Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to the Danville Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department 142 South Main Street reference a robbery in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue this morning.

At 4:00 AM, Danville Police responded... Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of Setliff Street this morning.

At approximately 1:45 AM, Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Setliff Street in regards to a shots fired call.... Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 300 block of Edmonds Street this morning.

At 12:10 AM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 300 block of Edmonds Street. A 34 year old... Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

06-03-14 Burglary Suspect

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday evening police responded to an alarm at Family Dollar located on South Main... Burglary Suspect

Burglary Suspect
Posted on: June 3, 2014

06-03-14 Malicious Wounding Arrest

An arrest was made following a shooting on Parker Rd. early yesterday afternoon.

Corderrica Cord Jones, age 27 of Danville was charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He... Corderrica Cord Jones

Corderrica Cord Jones
Posted on: June 2, 2014

06-02-14 Malicious Wounding

On 06-02-14 at approximately 12:50 pm, police responded to the 200 block of Parker Road in reference to a shooting. Officers located a victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. The victim was transported to the... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

05-27-14 Burglary

On 5-26-14 at approximately 8:15 pm, police were called to the 200 block of Boswell St. in reference to a breaking and entering and grand larceny. The homeowner had returned home to discover that someone had kicked in the... Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2014

05-24-14 Malicious Wounding

On 5-24-14 at approximately 3:22 am, police were called to the 400 block of Girard Street in reference to a concerned citizen hearing shots fired. At approximately 3:28 am, another citizen called to report that someone had... Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

05-22-14 School Bus Crash

A vehicle crash involving a Danville City School Bus occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Mall Dr. for a vehicle crash involving a school bus. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

05-21-14 Home Invasion

Danville Police responded to a call of a home invasion in the 400 block of Cedarbrook Drive on May 20, 2014.

Last night at approximately 9:30 P.M. Danville Police responded to a report of a home invasion on Cedarbrook... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

05-18-14 Shooting

On 5-18-14 at 5:04PM Danville Police units responded to the 100 block of Crosland Avenue for a report of a shooting. When units arrived on scene, they found a 26 year old Danville man suffering from a gunshot wound. Rescue... Wade Carney

Wade Carney
Posted on: May 18, 2014

05-18-14 Robbery

On 5-17-14 at approximately 10:05 PM police units responded to a reported robbery. A 58-year-old Danville man reported he was delivering pizza in the 1200 block of Stokes St when he was approached by 4 male subjects. One... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

05-16-14 Trailer Stuck In Underpass

Danville Police investigated a traffic accident that occurred last night at approximately 11:55PM in the 600 block of Craighead St. A Tractor Trailer was headed south on Craighead St. when the Trailer became separated from... 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: August 19, 2014

Power outages scheduled Wednesday and Thursday for downtown sections

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Danville Utilities has scheduled electric outages at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, that will affect customers in sections of Main, Market, Union and Spring streets. The outages will allow for the... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

City schedules lane closures Wednesday at Mount Cross/Tunstall High roads

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Lane closures are scheduled Wednesday at the intersection of Mount Cross Road and Tunstall High Road to allow for the installation of a steel electrical utility pole serving the Tunstall substation. The work will begin at 10... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Contractor begins vegetation management assessment for city utilities

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ACRT Inc., an Ohio-based company, has begun inspecting the right-of-ways of Danville Utilities’ electric distribution lines. In addition, the company is collecting vegetation samples.

The initial inspections and... Read on...



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