News Flash

Posted on: September 6, 2022

Danville Fire Dept. responds to structure fire at 131 Kirkwood Dr.

The Danville Fire Dept. responded to a reported fire in a residence located at 131 Kirkwood Dr. at about two o'clock in the afternoon.  The first arriving engine reported light smoke coming from the home, fire crews entered the house and...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Danville Fire Department responds to a reported structure fire at 360 Seminole Trail

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 360 Seminole Trail just before midnight. First arriving units found a 12 unit, two story  apartment building with one apartment in the center heavily involved with fire. Crews...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Danville Fire Department receives new pet masks

Chief Smith and Firefighter H. Alderson with Darla

Each year nearly 40,000 pets perish in house fires. An additional 500,000 pets suffer injury because from fires. Most commonly, those injuries and fatalities stem from smoke inhalation.

The mission of the Danville Fire Department is to reduce the risk to l...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2022

City Council OKs wind energy agreement

The City Council on Tuesday night authorized a three-year purchase power agreement with American Municipal Power for 20 megawatts of wind energy.

The agreement will offset some of the volatility of the energy market.

Danville Utilities purchases about 10 pe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2022

City named semifinalist for national award

News release by the River District Association

Main Street America has announced The River District Association (RDA) as a 2023 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) Semifinalist. This prestigious award is the nation’s top award recognizing co...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

News release from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia

The Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV) on June 13, 2022.

The Office Accreditation program is a vo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Industrial maintenance training open house set

News release by DCC

Danville Community College (DCC) is hosting an Industrial Maintenance Training information session and open house at the Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training (RCATT) on Thursday, September 22.

“Danville Commun...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Paving work underway at Anglers Park

Paving scheduled at Anglers Park is underway. As a result, access is affected. 

Park users will not be able to park in the main parking lot adjacent to the restroom facility until late in the afternoon on Sept. 23; however, the gravel parking area...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Tourism results released in city, county

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, hosted two community meetings last Thursday to share findings of the recent regional tourism brand...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2022

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2022

AeroFarms’ indoor farm now growing

AeroFarms ribbon cutting

Mayor Alonzo Jones on Monday joined national, state, and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the AeroFarms Danville facility, which the company says is the world’s largest aeroponic smart farm.

Jones sai...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2022

DCC will host job resource fair on Nov. 1

News release by DCC

Danville Community College, in partnership the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County Community Action, PATHS, BrightView, and Goodwill Industries, Inc., is hosting a community-wide &...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Police Department holds community walk

The Police Department on Monday, Sept. 12, gathered at the corner of Sycamore and Spruce streets for a community engagement walk. The focus of the monthly community engagement walks is to build public trust and develop positive relationships between offic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 12, 2022

For Averett University, accolades continue

News release by Averett University

Averett University was recently named as one of the best southeastern colleges by The Princeton Review’s “2023 Best Colleges” List, and has once again been designated a 2022-2023 College of D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Public meetings set to unveil tourism findings

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, has received more than 2,000 responses to their recent regional tourism branding survey. These sur...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Detour slated for West Main Street section

Map - West Main Street detour

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, West Main Street will be closed to through traffic between Baltimore Avenue and Bishop Road. The closure will allow Danville Utilities crews to install water services to the casino resort property.

Traffic will be detoured onto P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

South Boston Road resurfacing set to begin

Map - South Boston Road Westbound Resurfacing

Street resurfacing is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning on a two-mile segment of westbound South Boston Road between the limits and Airport Drive. 

At least one westbound lane will be open at all times. The resurfacing project is expected to be...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Police complete move to new headquarters

Public Entrance 8.30.22

Effective immediately, Aug. 30, all Danville Police Department operations will be at our new location. This includes services rendered to the public. The temporary address is 2291 Memorial Drive. After turning into the new police department headquarters, ...

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Click to See Directions to New Location Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Police Department to host Catwalk In Costumes

On Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., the Police Department is hosting Catwalk in Costumes with Police. The event will be held in the multipurpose room at the new headquarters on 1 Community Way. This event will take the place of the police department's previous...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2022

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Group shot of Project Imagine graduates

Six teenagers were honored earlier this week for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention program that steers gang-prone kids off the streets and into completing school and becom...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Police host 'Pass the Perspective' event

The Police Department on Thursday hosted a "Pass the Perspective" event, which allowed citizens to undergo a training simulation designed for police officers. The exercise helps provide a deeper understanding of how officers make split-second de...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Resurfacing of Route 58 section set to begin

Route 58 Eastbound Resurfacing from city limits to near Vandola Road

Starting Monday morning, street resurfacing will get underway on a one-mile segment of eastbound Route 58 from the city limits near Westover Drive to a point just west of Vandola Road (across from Joe Hudson's Collision Center at 6262 Riverside D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Tourism manager receives leadership award

Lisa Meriwether photo

The City of Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced that Tourism Manager Lisa Meriwether has received the Meeting Industry Leadership Award by Virginia chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI Virginia).

The award, wh...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Police to hold youth engagement talent show

4nd Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show Flyer

On November 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Danville Police Department (DPD) will host their 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show. It will be at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way, Danville VA, 24541 in the Multipurpose Room.

Stu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Officials dedicate new police headquarters

Mayor Alonzo Jones and other members of the City Council attended today's dedication ceremony for the Police Department's new headquarters at 1 Community Way. A grand opening and tours for the public will be held in October. 

The...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Test scores show local students rebounding

News release by Danville Public Schools

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates for the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday afternoon, which showed the state is still feeling the effects of the COV...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Council OKs pumping station acquisition

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize the acquisition of the Page Road water pumping station off Westover Drive from Pittsylvania County.

The purchase will allow the City to restore the water pumping station to provide the additiona...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2022

PEACE center to host community yard sale

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the P.E.A.C.E. (Police Embrace Active Community Engagement) Community Center is hosting a community yard sale. The location is at the P.E.A.C.E. Community Center on 827 Green Street, Danville, ...

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Click Here to View Flyer Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Fire Department receives new pet masks

Chief Smith and Firefighter H. Alderson with Darla

The Danville Fire Department recognizes that pets are beloved members of families and households within our communities and deserve the best care possible when a fire occurs. Thanks to the Project Breathe™ Program through the Invisible Fence Com...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Resurfacing of Route 58 section set to begin

Starting Tuesday morning, street resurfacing will get underway on a one-mile segment of eastbound Route 58 in the vicinity of Vandola Road. The start point is approximately 0.5 mile west of Vandola Road (across from the collision center at 6262 Riverside ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Caesars holds official casino groundbreaking

News release by Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“Caesars”), parent company of the future Caesars Virginia, hosted a groundbreaking event today with remarks from Caesars executives Robert Livingston, Senior Vice Presid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 11, 2022

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Caesars announces joint venture partner

News release by Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (“EBCI”) today announced their partnership in the development of Caesars Virginia, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Led Zeppelin tribute artists to perform

Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s final summer concert of the season. The concert will take place at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 13, and will feature Get The Led Out, which is considered one of if not the prem...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Police Department begins move into new station

The Police Department on Thursday started moving its core group into its new headquarters building that once served as the corporate offices of Dan River mills. 

The department's transition from its current headquarters in the Municipal B...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Registration still open for regional housing summit

Registration remains open for the Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

The goal of the summit to spur new residential housing construction.

Developers, builders, con...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Virginia’s sales tax holiday returns on Friday

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the dates of Virginia’s sales tax holiday weekend – Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7. Specifically, the sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 5 and wraps up on Aug...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2022

City Council agrees to Welcome Center transfer

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the transfer of ownership of the Danville Welcome Center from the Virginia Tourism Corporation to the City of Danville.

The Welcome Center, located at 645 River Park Drive, was owned by the City of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Police to greet students on first day of school

The Police Department is partnering with Danville Public Schools for a “Back 2 Back” initiative to show students that police officers have their back during the new school year. Police officers will be at the schools on Monday, Aug. 8,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2022

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 Activity Report
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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 Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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 Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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 Danville, VA Police Activity Report

News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2022

09-20-2022 Multiple Arrests Made in Connection with Motor Vehicle Thefts

The Danville Police Department patrol unit began special focused investigations to address a pattern of thefts from unlocked vehicles which led to two thefts of motor vehicles over the weekend. The pattern included personal items of value and firearms lef...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

09-15-2022 Missing Female Located with K 9 Assistance

Jeff and K9 Cynder

Missing Adult Naomi Willis was located at approximately 2:45PM after an extensive search including members of the Danville Police Department, Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Fire Department, Blairs Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ringgold Volunteer Fire Depar...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

09-13-2022 Danville Crime Stoppers Hosts Annual Dinner Fundraiser

On October 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm, the Danville Crime Stoppers will host their annual dinner fundraiser at Stratford Conference Center at 149 Piney Forest Road, Danville, VA. Tickets for the fundraiser cost $50 each and includes dinner, entertainment, and do...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

09-12-2022 Community Engagement Walk in Remembrance of Norma Brower

On Monday, September 12, 2022, at 5 pm on the corner of Sycamore and Spruce, the Danville Police Department will host our monthly community engagement walk. The focus of our community engagement walks is to build public trust and develop positive relation...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

09-02-2022 Chief Scott Booth Highlighted in the International Police Chief Magazine

Chief Scott Booth

Chief Scott Booth was highlighted in the publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Police Chief Magazine. The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders and is committed to ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

08-30-2022 All Danville Police Department Services are Located at New Headquarters

Public Entrance 8.30.22

Effective immediately, August 30, 2022, all Danville Police Department operations will be at our new location. This includes services rendered to the public. The temporary address is 2291 Memorial Drive. After turning into to the new police department hea...

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Click to See Directions to New Location Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

08-29-2022 Danville Police Department Presents Catwalk In Costume

On Friday, October 14, 2022, at 6 pm, the Danville Police Department is hosting Catwalk in Costumes with Police. The location will be in the Multipurpose room at the new DPD Headquarters on 1 Community Way, Danville, VA 24541. This event will take the pla...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

08-26-2022 Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder

On August 25, 2022, the 14-year-old Danville teen resident previously charged with robbery and use of firearm in the commission of a felony is now being charged with first degree murder. 

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

In the early hours on August 18, 2022, thr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

08-25-2022 Pass the Perspective Event Hosted

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 5:30 pm, the Danville Police Department will host a Pass the Perspective event. The location will be in the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) room at the new DPD Headquarters on 1 Community Way, Danville, VA ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

08-24-2022 C.L.I.P. Academy Graduation

CLIP Logo - Averett

On Friday, August 26, 2022, from 11 am to 1 pm in the President’s Suite at Frank R. Campbell Stadium on North Campus at Averett University (707 Mount Cross Road, Danville, VA 24540), the fourth session of the Danville Police Department&rsquo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

08-23-2022 Student Tip Leads to Arrest and Gun Seizure at GW High School

At approximately 3:06 PM, a physical altercation occurred between students inside George Washington High School. After the altercation, security officers were notified that one of the students involved, a 15-year-old male, was in possession of a handgun. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

08-23-2022 Suspect Charged in Homicide

Richard Lee Wilson Jr.

On Monday, August 22, 2022, a Danville grand jury indicted 30-year-old Danville male, Mr. Richard Lee Wilson, Jr. The charges include first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of firearm by a convicted felon in regard to t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

08-22-2022 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show

4nd Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show Flyer

On November 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Danville Police Department (DPD) will host their 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show. It will be at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way, Danville VA, 24541 in the Multipurpose Room.

Stu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

08-18-2022 Police Apprehend Suspect in Homicide

Marte Wil-shownn Oliver

In the early hours on August 18, 2022 through the diligent work of our investigators, Danville Police Department (DPD) apprehended the 14-year-old Danville teen who was being sought for robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony regarding ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 Police Seeking the Public’s Assistance Locating Suspects in Homicide

Marte Wil-shownn Oliver

Yesterday at approximately 4:19 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Halifax Street for calls of shots fired. Officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim ha...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 North Avenue Shooting Update

XZAVION ISSAIH SMITH

The initial named suspect in Monday’s shooting incidents, 18-year-old male Xzavion Issaih Smith, was located on Tuesday evening by investigators. Mr. Smith was arrested for attempted malicious wounding, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and use o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 H.E.A.R.T. Walk on Halifax Street

The Danville Police Department (DPD) will conduct a H.E.A.R.T. (Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma) Walk in response to the homicide yesterday in the 300 block of Halifax Street at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The goal of these walks is to ex...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

08-16-2022 Homicide Investigation on Halifax Street

At approximately 4:19 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Halifax Street for calls of shots fired. Officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim was pronounc...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

08-16-2022 Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identification of Suspect and Vehicle

Gold SUV

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect vehicle, identifying suspects, and locating one known individual that has been charged in a Monday evening shooting incident.

On August 15, 2022, at approximately, ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

08-09-2022 Danville Police Arrest Shooting Suspect Terry West Jr.

TerryWestJr

The Danville Police Department was able to locate wanted suspect Terry NMN West Jr. this afternoon and take him into custody.  West fled a residence in the 1600 block of Piney Forest Rd and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  He...

Terry NMN West Jr.

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

08-09-2022 Danville Police Seeking Suspect in Monday Night Shooting

TerryWestJr

On 08-08-2022, at approximately 8:41 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to 1321 Piney Forest Rd, in the area of the D building, for reports of someone being shot. Officers located a 24-year-old male from Danville suffering from a gunshot wound. ...

Terry NMN West Jr.

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2022

07-30-2022 Danville Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

At approximately 3:48AM, the Danville Police Department responded to an address in the 700 block of Stokes for calls of a person being shot.  Officers located 19-year-old Danville native Ja'Quise De'Juan Beard on the sidewalk su...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

07-28-2022 Danville Police Investigating Homicide

On July 27, 2022, at approximately 10:50PM, the Danville Police Department responded to calls of shots being fired at the apartment complex located at 1321 Piney Forest Rd. Responding officers found 23-year-old Darick Lamont Richardson II, a Danville resi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

07-25-2022 Police Investigating Robbery

Suspects

At approximately 5:00 PM this afternoon, two males robbed the American National Bank & Trust located at 1407 South Boston Road of an undisclosed amount of cash.  No weapon was displayed and no one was injured during the incident, where one cu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

07-19-2022 Arrest Made in Sunday Shooting Incident on Memorial Drive

JahsunTownes

This morning, the Danville Police Department  arrested 19-year-old Jahsun Le'Andre Townes of Danville for charges of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in a publi...

Jahsun Le'Andre Townes

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2022

07-17-2022 Danville Police Investigating a Shooting Incident

On 07-17-2022, at approximately 6:50 PM, Danville Police were dispatched to the area of Memorial Drive between North Ridge Street and Poplar Street for a report of shots fired. 

A 42-year-old male Danville resident arrived at SOVAH Danville emerge...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

06-01-2022 Danville Police Respond to Threat to Shoot at a School and Make Arrest

Over this past weekend, the Virginia Fusion Center notified the Danville Police Department of a social media post that contained a non-location-specific threat to shoot at a school that originated from the city of Danville area.  In partnership w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

05-20-2022 Homicide Suspect Andrew Jovanni Menjivar Has Been Arrested

Andrew Menjivar photo

This afternoon, our law enforcement partners with the Winston Salem Police Department located and arrested 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar for the charge of second degree murder from Tuesdays homicide of 29-year-old Brandon Alexander Gore. He will now...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

05-18-2022 *Update* Danville Police Still Searching for Homicide Suspect

Andrew Menjivar photo

The Danville Police Department is asking citizens to help locate 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar who has officially been charged with second degree murder in the killing of Brandon Alexander Gore yesterday at the apartment complex located at 1575 Rich...

Andrew Jovanni Menjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

05-17-2022 Danville Police Actively Searching for Suspect in Deadly Morning Shooting

Andrew Menjivar photo

At 9:31 AM, the Danville Police Department responded to the apartment complex at 1575 Richmond Blvd for a call of a man being shot outside of an apartment.  Officers located a 29-year-old Danville resident, Brandon Alexander Gore, suffering from ...

Andrew Manjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

04-27-2022 Chief Scott Booth Awarded 2022 Innovation in Government Award

Group w Governor Wilder

On April 26, 2022, Danville Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marr...

Award Ceremony with Governor Wilder

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

04-20-2022 Arrest Made in the Fatal Hit and Run Death of Tyler Brent Herndon

MarcoBanksJrarrestphoto

This afternoon, April 20, 2022, investigators with the Danville Police Department charged 19-year-old Danville resident Marco Dunzell Banks Jr. with Felony Hit and Run, in violation of Virginia code 46.2-894 in relation to the April 2, 2022, hit and run a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2022

04-16-2022 Danville Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

At 1:24PM this afternoon, the Danville 911 center received a call of a male being shot at Cardinal Village Apartments.  Responding officers located 20-year-old Shafi Yassin Rasheed of Danville, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Ed...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

04-15-2022 Danville Police De-escalate an Armed Barricaded Suspect After Shots Were Fired

The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce a positive outcome to a critical incident with a barricaded armed individual at 1321 Piney Forest Rd overnight, which resulted in a 7-hour negotiation.  

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

04-08-2022 Update to Franklin Turnpike Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation

Franklin Turnpike crash possible suspect

       With the support of the community, the Danville Police Department has located the black four door vehicle involved in last Saturday's hit-and-run accident on Franklin Turnpike involving a motorcycle, whi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

04-07-2022 Police Arrest New Jersey Homicide Suspect in Danville

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     At approximately 11:00AM this morning, the Danville Police Department arrested 22-year-old Darneill James Thomas of West Orange, New Jersey on an outstanding warrant for Homicide from Essex County, New Jersey.  

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

04-05-2022 Danville Police Department Awarded CALEA Accreditation

CALEA Award Photo 4-2-22 Orlando Florida

The Danville Police Department was awarded with accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) on Saturday night April 2, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.  

The process of review for accreditation through CA...

CALEA Award Presentation Orlando, FL

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

02-24-2022 Danville Police Awards Ceremony 2022

2021 Partnership Awards Recipients

Today, the Danville Police Department recognized 55 agency personnel, 7 community or law enforcement partners, and two agency K 9's with awards for outstanding actions and performance in 2021 at the annual awards ceremony held at the River Oak Church of G...
2021 Partnership Award Recipients

Photos on DPD Facebook Page Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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 Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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 Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases