Danville, VA Emergency Management Media Releases

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

(Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise.

The exercise...Read on...


Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

House fire at 46 Baltimore Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 46 Baltimore Avenue at 4:45 pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 4:48 pm and found light smoke coming from the front door of a one story residential house. Crews circled the ho...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2015

House fire at 817 Noble avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 817 Noble Ave at 5:39pm this evening. Crews arrived on scene at 5:44pm and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the windows of the first floor kitchen of a two story residential hous...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Fire department receives international accreditation

Fire Dept. headquarters-station No.1

The Danville Fire Department has been awarded international accreditation, which is recognized worldwide as a measure of excellence in fire service. Danville is one of six accredited municipal fire departments in Virginia and 208 agencies worldwide.

In...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Structure fire at 229 Central Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 229 Central Street this morning at 11:53am. Crews arrived at 11:57am and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of a one story residential structure. An occupant of the struct...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

919 Halifax Road Fire Update

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 919 Halifax Road on March 18, 2015. On the arrival of the first arriving fire units, the fire officer reported heavy fire and smoke showing from the structure. A bystander reported th...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Artists install their work on the new Danville Art Trail

Sharing A Story by artist Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic

Installation of art pieces along the Danville Art Trail took place on Friday, with the day ending with a reception for the artists who created the pieces.

The seven pieces that make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. The pieces, artists and...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Storm drain installation begins Monday on Lynn Street

Under construction graphic

Beginning Monday, April 20, Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed to allow for installation of a storm drain, weather permitting.

This section of the street will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

Danville water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that it has completed its analysis of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries, but the results remain inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Danville Art Trail installation scheduled for Friday

Ker-Plunk, a Danville Art Trail piece

Installation of the Danville Art Trail will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, with the first pieces being placed at 500 Main St. and the Crossing at the Dan.

The seven pieces that will make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. Locations include the Ma...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

River City TV logo

(Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light photo

The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday a range of steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The commit...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Danville enhances online community crime mapping site

Crime map screenshot

The City of Danville has added new features to its online map detailing crime within the city, and for those using mobile devices, this map now offers a separate site dedicated for smart phones and tablets.

The interactive map pinpoints the location of...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

Water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.
...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Proposed budget maintains city services with no tax increases

City Council meeting photo

Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a proposed budget officially introduced Tuesday night by Danville City Council and City Manager Joe King.

The prop...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Music on Main concert series returns April 16

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main Concert Series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will return to the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 with Jus’ Cauz Bluegrass Band.

Jus’ Cauz, a Danville-based quintet, was n...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

City issues disclaimer regarding water sampling, filtration offers

Water treatment plant

The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not collecting household water samples or installing household water filters because of recent taste and odor issues in the tap water. In addition, the city is not affiliated with any...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

Under construction graphic

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...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Fire department receives international accreditation

Fire Dept. headquarters-station No.1

The Danville Fire Department has been awarded international accreditation, which is recognized worldwide as a measure of excellence in fire service. Danville is one of six accredited municipal fire departments in Virginia and 208 agencies worldwide.

In...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2015

State agency begins surveying Dan River, tributaries

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, MARCH 31: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality began Tuesday surveying the Dan River and its tributaries and collecting water samples to find the cause of the algae growth that led to the odd taste and odor in the city’s...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Danville to extend Riverwalk Trail with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Kayaking on Dan River

(Posted on Friday, March 27) The City of Danville received a $100,000 grant to enhance public access to the Dan River and expand outdoor recreation opportunities by extending the Riverwalk Trail. The grant is part of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Pace Building undergoes redevelopment in the River District

Pace on Main photo

Renovations are underway at the Pace Building (also known as the Wise Hundley building) located at 322-328 Main St.

Now branded as Pace on Main, River District Ventures LLC plans to convert this historic building into 14 one- and two-bedroom residenti...Read on...

Link to predevelopment photos....
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

(Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise.

The exercise...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.

However, David K. Paylor,...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue Monday

Under construction graphic

The Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue on Monday, March 23, weather permitting. The contract crew will work in the median between Spring Avenue and James Road. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and westbound – will be closed.

The...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

City installs four-way stop at Lynn and Newton streets

Stop sign at Lynn and Newton streets

A four-way stop is now in place at the intersection of Lynn and Newton streets. The change is a transitional step. In two weeks, the stop signs on Lynn Street will be removed, allowing Lynn Street traffic to flow uninterrupted through the intersection.
...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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 14, 2015

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: April 14, 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: April 14, 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: April 14, 2015

Arrest Photos

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

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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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 25, 2015

02-25-15 Solicitation of Minor Arrest

Christopher Isler

A Danville man is in jail for soliciting a juvenile via text message.

Monday morning the Danville Police Department was contacted regarding improper texts being sent to a minor. The investigation revealed that the suspect used a messaging application t...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

02-25-15 Sexual Assault

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred this morning.

Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, a 51-year-old Danville resident reported that she was smoking in front ...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015 that was titled
January 22, 2015 Attempted Robbery. This is a previous release that was forwarded inadvertently during a test of new program.

Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Driver in Crash Charged

James Randy Kennon

A Pelham North Carolina man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1:40am on 02-13-15 at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Riverside Drive. Officers responded to the scene a...Read on...

James Randy Kennon
Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Road Closure

On 2-13-15 at 12:40 AM, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to the overpass on Riverside Drive at Piedmont Drive in reference to a single vehicle crash. The single vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage to the concrete overpass railing on ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

02-09-15 Runaway Juvenile Located

On 02-08-15 reported 15 year old Danville runaway Aniya Randleman was located safe and unharmed in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Danville Police were notified by a Randleman family member on 02-08-15 that Aniya was at the residence of a relative in Gree...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

01-26-15 Firearm possession by juveniles.

Danville Police School Resource Officers charged 2 juveniles today with possession of a firearm at Westwood Middle School. Today at approximately 7:10am a School Resource Officer observed several male juveniles in the school cafeteria acting suspiciously....Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2015

01-25-15 Shooting

On 01-24-15 at approximately 10:58 pm officers responded to the 300 block of Walker Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body. The victim was transpor...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:26 pm, the victim reports that he was in the 100 block of Pleasant View Ave. when a black male known to him only as "Quentin" pulled his back pack off and punched him with his fist on his left cheek. The suspect f...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Attempted Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:10 pm, the clerk at the Sunrise Store at 760 Westover Drive reported that two males entered the store brandishing handguns. A customer told the suspects to "put them guns up" and they both fled the store. One susp...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-19-15 Felony Assault / Grand Larceny

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:57 pm, police and EMS responded to a home in the 500 block of Henry Street in reference to a felonious assault and grand larceny. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center suffering from injuries t...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-18-15 Unattended Death

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:40 pm, police and EMS responded to the 100 block of Oakwood Circle in reference to a deceased male lying on the front porch of the residence. A neighbor returning home from work noticed the body on the porch and called 911...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: April 14, 2015

State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

Danville water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that it has completed its analysis of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries, but the results remain inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

River City TV logo

(Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Danville Utilities logo

The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday a range of steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The commit...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

Water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.
...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

City issues disclaimer regarding water sampling, filtration offers

Water treatment plant

The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not collecting household water samples or installing household water filters because of recent taste and odor issues in the tap water. In addition, the city is not affiliated with any...Read on...