Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: May 25, 2015

House Fire on Arnett Blvd.

The Danville Fire Department arrived at 412 Arnett Blvd on May 24th at 9:21 pm to find a small one story house with moderate smoke escaping from the eaves of the house. Further investigation revealed a fire in the kitchen. The fire was quickly controlled ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

House Fire On Norwood Drive

The Danville Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire at 435 Norwood Drive at 6:25 PM on Friday, May 22nd. Engine 5 reported heavy smoke pouring from the basement windows as well as other windows in the house. As crews entered the house they f...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Structure Fire at Blue Ridge Fiberboard

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 250 Celotex Drive at Blue Ridge Fiberboard at 2:34pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 2:42pm and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the asphalt boiler room building. Plant...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

House Fire at 42 Stokesland Avenue

Update 5/13/15 at 8:00 pm - The correct address for this call is 42 Stokesland Avenue.
Brian K. AldersonThe Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire on May 13th at 1:05 pm. Engine 4 arrived in four minutes and found a 1-story house with...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

House Fire at 349 Cedarbrook Drive

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 349 Cedarbrook Drive at 1:54am this morning. Crews arrived on scene at 1:59am and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front window of a one story residential house. Engine 4&...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

House Fire at 718 East Green Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 718 East Green Street at 8:07pm this evening. Crews arrived on scene at 8:09pm and found light smoke coming from the eve of a two story residential house. Engine 1's crew from L...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

Concert will feature southern rock band Blackberry Smoke

Danville Harvest Jubilee logo

Grass-roots phenomenon Blackberry Smoke will bring its southern rock and roll styling to the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, July 18.

The show, presented by Danville Harvest Jubilee, will also feature special guest Halfway to Hazard.

Tickets start ...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Council tables decision on city budget

City Council meeting

City Council on Tuesday tabled action on the proposed city budget and capital improvements plan for the next fiscal year due to continued concerns over pay compression for some city employees.

About 50 police officers and firefighters filled Council Ch...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Photography studio will locate to River District

Bobby Carlsen

Bobby Carlsen Photography today announced its plans to locate to the Atrium Building at 312 Main St. in the River District.

Carlsen, an international award-winning photographer, has served the Southern Virginia and greater Piedmont regions for over 10...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Repairs begin Wednesday on Riverside Drive bridge

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Burleigh Construction Co. is scheduled on Wednesday to begin making permanent repairs to the bridge at the interchange of Riverside Drive and Piedmont Drive. Motorists traveling Piedmont Drive and westbound on Riverside Drive can expect lane restrictions ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Governor says new center will provide the skilled workforce CEOs demand

Ribbon cutting for Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining

(Posted Monday, May 18) Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to Danville on Friday to honor the freshly completed Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining, which will provide advanced manufacturing students with high-end instruction on state-of-the-art equipment.

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

River District Commission approves five projects

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(Posted Friday, May 15) Five proposed projects in the River District, including renovation of the former Wise Hundley Building for retail and residential use, have received certificates of appropriateness from the River District Design Commission.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Ray Scott, The Cadillac Three will kick off Festival in the Park entertainment

The Cadillac Three

Country music will fill the air Friday night as the 41st annual Festival in the Park opens at Ballou Park. National recording artist Ray Scott will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Cadillac Three at 7:45 p.m.

Scott released his debut album ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

‘Make Danville Shine Month’ nears halfway point

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The third annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign is nearing the halfway point. The goal of the campaign is to encourage every citizen to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to assist neighbors who may not be able to do so ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Danville United will 'Reimagine You and Me' on Thursday

Danville United logo

The next meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, May 14, at the Pepsi Building, which is located at The Crossing at the Dan on Craghead Street.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a relations...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Municipal Building roof replacement scheduled to begin Monday

Municipal Building

Beginning Monday, May 11, the Patton Street entrance to the Municipal Building and sidewalk in front of the building will be blocked periodically to allow for replacement of the roof on the Municipal Building.

A partial lane restriction also will be in...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

City Council OKs school budget and higher wastewater rate, meter charge

City Council meeting

City Council on Tuesday night approved the Danville Public Schools budget of $59.1 million for operations in the next school year. Of the total, the city will again provide $17.4 million.

The vote was 8-1, with Councilman Lee Vogler casting the dissen...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Festival in the Park returns with new twists

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A tradition for 41 years, Festival in the Park, presented by Pepsi, makes its return May 15, 16 and 17, and this year, tradition will have a few new twists.

“We wanted to breathe new life into festival,” said Anna Pickeral, board president. “This is a...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Danville unveils new brand for the River District: ‘Reimagine That’

River District

Danville’s River District, which today boasts a new look and vibe thanks to added amenities and a repurposing of buildings, introduced a new brand Friday to capture the spirit of the changes taking place and to send a clear message within and outside the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

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UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, MAY 1: Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said F...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Youth Council holds photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

Youth Council

In what could be called the River City Youth Summit, members of Danville City Youth Council met with Danville City Council on Wednesday, April 29 at Danville Family YMCA for an informal question and answer session.

While most of the panel discussion re...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Storm drain installation underway on Lynn Street

storm drain installation

Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed periodically to thru traffic through Friday, May 8, to allow for installation of a storm pipe, weather permitting.

This installation will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Motori...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dueling pianos will take center stage at River District unveiling celebration

Dueling Pianos

Now for something really different.

The River District has long served as the most important gathering place for entertainment in Danville, and over the years, it has hosted a variety of musical acts.

But this Friday marks something unusual with d...Read on...

Learn more about our entertainers....
Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

Paving begins

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street.

Milling will take place on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pavin...Read on...


Danville, VA Police Activity Report

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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: May 26, 2015

Reported Incidents

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

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: May 26, 2015

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: May 26, 2015

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Help Wanted – Employment scams

The Danville Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce are warning citizens in the Dan River Region to be aware of a recent increase in Help Wanted – Employment scams....Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

05-18-15 Runaway Juvenile

Rodneeka Valentine

On 05-16-15 the Danville Police Department took a report of a juvenile who ran away from the residence of a relative in the 400 block of Stephens St.

Rodneeka Taviona Valentine 11 years of age was reported as a runaway from a family members residence...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

05-13-15 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

Coleman Jimmy Phelps Jr.

On 05-12-15 at approximately 1:19 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Riverview Ave. in reference to a B&E, assault and abduction.

The victim reported that he and his female friend were inside when the suspect kicked in the back door of the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile Returned.

Runaway juvenile Ti'ron Sayid Chaney has been located and returned to his mother.

Ti'ron was located today near the 100 block of Melrose Dr. uninjured and wearing the same clothing he was reported to be wearing when he ran away yesterday...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile.

Ti'ron Sayid Chaney

At approximately 7:08pm on 05-07-15 the Danville Police Department responded to the 200 Block of Timberlake Rd. in reference to a runaway juvenile.

Ti’ron Sayid Chaney 10 years of age was reported as a runaway from his residence in the 200 block of Ti...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

05-02-15 Escapee from Southern Virginia Mental Health

Tyler Lee Ingram

Danville Police responded to 142 S. Main Street at 1:45 a.m. in regard to an
escaped Southern Virginia Mental Health Patient who had been brought in fortreatment.

Tyler Lee Ingram, white male, 5’10”, brown Hair, blue eyes, was brought into
the DRMC...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

05-01-15 Purse Snatching

At 10:58 am today Danville Police responded to a report of a purse snatching near the intersection of Richmond Blvd. and Girard St.

A 58 year old female Danville resident reported to police that she was walking south on Richmond Blvd. near Girard St. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Grand Larceny Arrest

Sean Kenneth Carlsen

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

Sean Kenneth Carlsen, age 44 , of Chatham was arrested yesterday and served with two counts of grand larceny.

These charges stem from improper overtime submissions that ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Murder Arrest

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A second person has been indicted and arrested in connection with the 09-30-13 Homicide of Gilmore Cowan.

On 04-28-15 Brandon Ellis Milam, age 28, of Danville was arrested on indictments issued by a Danville Grand Jury for the 09-30-13 homicide of Cowa...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

04-28-15 Robbery and Sexual Battery Arrest

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders

A Danville Man has been arrested for the reported robbery and sexual battery which occurred at the Salvation Army on February 25th 2015.

See Danville Police media release posted 02-25-15.

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders, a 27 year old Danville resident, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

04-22-15 Robbery

CVS Robbery Suspect

At 8:46 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at CVS 1425 South Boston Road. An employee advised a white male, approximately 5’11” weighing 225 pounds wearing khaki pants and a blue and white flannel shirt entered the store and demanded merc...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Juvenile Arrested for Aggravated Malicious Wounding

An arrest has been made for the 04-07-15 shooting of a 15 year old in the 100 block of Martha St. in the city of Danville. A 15 year old Danville resident has been charged and arrested for the following in connection with the shooting incident:

Aggrava...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Homicide Suspect Arrested.

Travis Deshae Tarpley

A Danville man has been arrested in connection with the 03-13-15 homicide of 49 year old Lyndon Lee Johnson, which occurred on Myrtle Ave.

28 year old Travis Deshae Tarpley was arrested on 3-30-15 on Danville Indictments and warrants charging him with...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

04-08-15 Malicious Damage to Vehicles.

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of malicious damage to vehicles which occurred during the the overnight hours on 04-07-15 and the early morning hours of 04-08-15. There have been in excess of 25 reports made to...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

03-17-15 Homicide/Arson victim now identified.

Christy Michelle Beskin

The victim from Sunday’s homicide and arson at 107 Wood Ave. has been identified as 50 year old Donna Gail Hiatt- Lanier of the residence. A joint investigation led by the Danville Police Department with assistance from the Danville Fire Department identi...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

03-13-15 Homicide

Travis DeShae Tarpley

At approximately 10:34 am Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave. for a report of a man who had been shot. Upon arrival they found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Danville R...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2015

03-11-15 Burglary Arrest

Larry Wayne Burke

On March 10, 2015 at approximately 11:08 PM a Danville resident reported he was asleep when he was awakened by someone inside his residence. At that time a struggle ensued between the victim and another Danville resident. During the struggle the victim st...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

03-03-15 Murder Indictment

Michael James Gill Jr

A man was indicted yesterday in connection with the death of a child last November.

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Michael James Gill, Jr., age 28, of Danville. Gill was indicted for Felony Child Neglect and Felony Murder in connec...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...


Utilities

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

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UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, MAY 1: Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said F...Read on...