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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

7 Stories
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Structure Fire 315 Stephens St 4/10/14

Engines from Industrial Ave,West Main,Piney Forest,the airport and the engine and ladder from the Bridge St stations responded with (25) firefighters to a three alarm apartment fire at 315 Stephens St.The first arriving... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

HAZMAT TEAM RESPONDS TO INCIDENT IN SOUTH HILL on 4/2/14

The Danville Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team was called to respond to an incident at the water treatment plant in South Hill, VA, on April 2nd just after 10 a.m. The team responded with 14 members, two hazmat... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

House fire on Fagan Street sends one civilian to DRMC

The Danville Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire on Fagan Street this morning at 07:40 am. The first engine arrived at 214 Fagan Street and reported moderate smoke showing from the 1-story house.... Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2014

Fire destroys unoccupied business

The first arriving engine company reported heavy smoke showing from the first floor of the structure. Crews entered the building and encountered fire middle way of the structure. As crews tried to push father into the... Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Structure Fire involving a Duplex

The first arriving engine company reported heavy smoke showing. The fire was determined to be on the right side unit. Crews quickly determined the fire to be middle way of the unit and extinguished the fire while also... Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Suspicious Liquid in Street Drain

At 6:07 pm this evening a Danville Fire Department unit from 3rd Ave. was dispatched to check on a suspicious liquid in a street drain at 215 3rd. Ave. A Danville PD Officer already on the scene directed them to the... Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Burning Laws

Burning Law goes into effect February 15th.

The Commonwealth’s 4pm Burning Law goes into effect February 15th –the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4pm each day until April 30th if... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

25 Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Danville Home$ave will hold Earth Day celebration on Tuesday at Lowe’s

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Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

City government offices, library closed on Easter Monday

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 21, in observance of Easter Monday as a holiday.

In addition, the public library will be closed and Danville... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Moon River Thai plans to open adjacent historic North Theatre

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A Thai restaurant has started renovations to a building on North Main Street adjacent to the historic North Theatre in Danville. Results from a recent dining survey from the Office of Economic Development were instrumental... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

City urges all citizens to take ‘Make Danville Shine Pledge’

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The city of Danville invites all citizens to take the “Make Danville Shine Pledge” to spend an hour, a day or a weekend to beautify their homes and neighborhoods during the month of May.

To assist in the effort, all... Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Local group provides seed money for high-tech swim safety company

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A local group that recruits, develops and retains budding entrepreneurs will invest $250,000 to help a third high-tech company come to the River District. This seed money from The Launch Place will go to a North... Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Danville Utilities reminds customers to call before digging

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Danville area residents and businesses are being reminded to dial 811 before they dig to avoid hitting underground water, gas, electrical and communication lines.

Danville Utilities and other utility companies are using... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

City Council holds public hearings on school budget, tax rate

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Danville City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on the budget proposed by the Danville City School Board. In addition, a public hearing was held on a proposal to maintain the city’s current property tax rate at 73 cents.

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Posted on: April 9, 2014

Danville Utilities receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

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Danville Utilities is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Danville seeks vendors for home improvement expo

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The City of Danville is seeking qualified vendors and tradesmen to participate in a home maintenance and landscaping expo scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the Community Market.

This expo will kick... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Local churches unite for Danville Sings

Music spread across Main Street on Saturday afternoon as the first Danville Sings event was held at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. In partnership with Danville United, the concert brought together singers from more than a dozen churches.

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

City issues disclaimer regarding water line insurance offers

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The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not affiliated with any private company offering water line insurance. In addition, the city does not endorse any insurance company.

Over the past... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Get Fit Challenge kicks off at Main Street Riverwalk Trailhead ceremony

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Calling the Riverwalk Trail one of Danville’s greatest assets, Danville leaders gathered on Friday to mark the completion of a new trailhead. The trailhead, which begins at the intersection of Patton and Bridge streets,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

City reveals JTI Fountain, celebrates opening of Main Street Plaza

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The City of Danville on Wednesday revealed the JTI Fountain and gave the community its first opportunity to enjoy the new Main Street Plaza located in the heart of the River District at the intersection of Main and Craghead... Read on...

Photos from celebration...
Posted on: April 2, 2014

Danville utilities director resigns to take position in Arkansas

Steve Saum

Danville City Manager Joe King announced today the resignation of Steve G. Saum as director of utilities. Saum is leaving to take a position in Hope, Ark.

His resignation is effective April 25.

“We are sorry to see... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

City Council approves resolution on state budget cooperation

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a resolution to Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly, urging them to pass a budget.

The resolution calls on state leaders “to pass a budget as soon... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

City closes Abreu-Grogan Park for removal of coal ash deposit

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The City of Danville on Tuesday closed Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive to allow a Duke Energy contractor to begin removal of a large deposit of coal ash from the Dan River near the Schoolfield Dam.

Duke Energy expects... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Unpermitted discharge occurs at Danville’s biosolids storage facility

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An unpermitted discharge of decanted liquid from a biosolids storage basin occurred Monday morning at the City of Danville’s Southside Treatment Plant on Gypsum Road. The plant is used as a pumping station and storage... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Attorney General Mark Herring visits with law enforcement officials

Gangs, child pornography, burglaries and thefts were discussed during Attorney General Mark Herring’s visit with local law enforcement officials Thursday. Herring’s stop in Danville was part of a two-week statewide public safety tour

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

Mechanicsville neighborhood gets its place in history

A small community near downtown Danville with a rich history has been named to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The historic designation is for the Mechanicsville neighborhood, which is bordered by Floyd, High, North Ridge and Upper streets.

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

City Council continues review of budget draft

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Danville City Council met Tuesday night, March 25, to continue its review of a draft version of the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The process includes a department-by-department review. The... Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2014

Riverside Drive detour scheduled this week

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Weather permitting, all three eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive (alternating) from Piney Forest Road to Neal Court will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28, to allow... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Deadline approaching for Festival in the Park vendor applications

Festival in the Park Inc. is accepting arts and craft vendor applications for this year’s Festival in the Park, which will be held May 16-18 in Ballou Park.

Accepted arts and crafts include, acrylic, collage, graphics,... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Parks and Recreation closes Riverwalk Trail restroom for repairs

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Parks and Recreation temporarily has closed the restroom facility located on the Riverwalk Trail near Public Works to allow for repairs. A portable toilet will be placed near the facility for public use. Repairs are expected to take three weeks.

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Virginia agencies provide update on coal ash spill

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality led a public meeting Tuesday in Danville regarding the coal ash spill and the response from Virginia agencies. Officials said they will continue to assess conditions in the... Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Duke Energy says it will continue efforts ‘to make this right’

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Representatives from Duke Energy told City Council on Tuesday night that the company is committed to continuing efforts to monitor and restore the Dan River following the coal ash spill in early February at its shuttered... Read on...


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: April 15, 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: April 15, 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: April 15, 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: April 15, 2014

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

32 Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2014

04-18-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred last night in the 300 block of Aiken Street.

At approximately 9:00 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 300 block of Aiken Street for... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

03-31-14 School Bus Crash

A vehicle crash involving a Danville City School Bus sent two children to the hospital this morning.

At approximately 7:30am Danville Police responded to the 2900 block of West Main St. for a vehicle crash involving a... Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2014

03-30-14 Shooting Follow-up

A man is in custody following a burglary early this morning that resulted in a shooting.

Kevin Michael Williams Sr., age 36, of Danville was charged with burglary with intent to commit an assault. He is currently being... Kevin Michael Williams Sr.

Kevin Michael Williams Sr.
Posted on: March 30, 2014

03-30-14 Shooting

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:18 AM officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Lockett Dr. for a burglary in progress. The caller told the dispatcher that two white males had forced their way into the residence and... Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Police K-9 used to locate missing juvenile with special needs

A Danville Police Department K-9 was able to successfully located a special needs juvenile in a heavily wooded area off Hemlock Drive in Pittsylvania County last night.
At approximately 7:15 p.m.... Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

03-27-14 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

Danville Police responded to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of Claiborne Street tonight.

At 7:29PM, Danville Police responded to a reported pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 800 block... Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2014

03-22-14 Robbery

On 03-22-14 at 5:40AM Danville Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Girard St. in reference to a robbery. A 59 year old Danville man told police that he was robbed inside his residence by 2 black males. The Danville... Breakley Townes

Breakley Townes
Posted on: March 16, 2014

03-16-14 Home Invasion

On 3-16-14 at 1:43AM, Police and rescue units responded to the 100 Block of Old Halifax Rd. in reference to two subjects suffering from gunshot wounds. A 33-year-old Danville man and a 22-year-old Danville man stated they... Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2014

03-15-14 Larceny Arrest

On 03-15-14 at approximately 7:34am, police responded to Ashley Furniture, 143 Crown Drive, in reference to an employee hearing what sounded like sawing coming from the roof. Officers located 50 year old Gerald R. Sehen of... Gerald R. Sehen

Gerald R. Sehen
Posted on: March 14, 2014

03-15-14 Robbery Arrest

The fourth suspect in a robbery that occurred on Myrtle Ave. last month has been arrested.

Liconde Deshawn Johns was arrested yesterday evening on Dudley St. without incident. Also arrested in connection to this robbery... Liconde Deshawn Johns

Liconde Deshawn Johns
Posted on: March 14, 2014

03-14-14 Robbery

On 3-13-14 at 8:14 PM A 27-year-old Ringgold man reported he was at the Pure Station on South Boston Rd. when a male subject asked him for a ride. The victim gave the male subject a ride and when they arrived on Riverview Dr... Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

03-11-14 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

Danville Police responded to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 4500 block of Riverside Drive.

At 9:12 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 4500 block of... Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

03-11-14 Pedestrian Struck By Train

Danville Police responded to a pedestrian being struck by a train in the 800 block of Holbrook Avenue.

At 6:38PM, Danville Police responded to a reported pedestrian being struck by a train in the 800 block of Holbrook... Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2014

03-10-2014 Theft of City Property

Manhole Covers

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating the larceny of over 45 manhole covers and manhole inserts from remote areas of the city. A total of 33 manhole covers and manhole inserts were reported stolen on or... Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

03-06-14 Traffic Crash

On 03-05-14 at approximately 7:55pm, police, fire and the Danville Life Saving Crew responded to a vehicle crash involving a Danville police car at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Memorial Drive. Officer E. R. Crane... Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2014

03-01-14 Shooting

Danville Police received a call at 4:09 AM 3-1-2014 to respond to the 400 block of Parker Road in reference to someone being shot. Officers found that the homeowner was awakened by noises in the residence and when he went to... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

02-24-14 Robbery Arrest

A man wanted in connection with a robbery on Myrtle Ave. earlier this month was arrested last night.

Leon Rontea Glenn, age 21, of Danville was arrested in the Purdum Woods Apartment Complex on Richmond Blvd. He is... Leon Rontea Glenn

Leon Rontea Glenn
Posted on: February 22, 2014

02-21-14 Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle

Danville Police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a passing motorist tonight.

At 10:50 p.m., on 2/21/14, Danville Police responded to the intersection of Richmond Blvd. and Forestlawn Dr. where a pedestrian... Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2014

02-09-14 Robbery Charges Brought

Robbery Suspects

Four men have been charged in connection with the reported robbery on Myrtle Ave. yesterday evening.

Charges of robbery, burglary, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony have been brought against the... Robbery Suspects

Robbery Suspects
Posted on: February 9, 2014

02-09-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery on Myrtle Ave. tonight.

At 7:26PM, Danville Police responded to the Juniors Market #3 on Myrtle Ave. in reference to a reported robbery. When police units arrived the... Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2014

02-07-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery on Norwood Drive tonight.

At 9:53PM, Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Norwood Drive reference a reported robbery. Two Danville citizens and one Axton, Va... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

02-07-14 Grant Fraud Alert Update

On 02-06-2014 the City of Danville Police Department issued the following release:

There have been multiple reports of citizens receiving calls from (202) 210-0054 with offers of a $9000.00 grant. The callers have been... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2014

02-06-14 Grant Fraud Alert

There have been multiple reports of citizens receiving calls from (202) 210-0054 with offers of a $9000.00 grant. The callers have been described as having heavy accents. The typical call begins with a notification that the... Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2014

02-04-2014 Juvenile taken into custody following threats.

At approximately 2:51 p.m. today Danville Police responded to Negril Academy on Parker Place in reference to threats made from a juvenile. The minor was taken into custody without incident and transported to Danville... Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2014

02-01-14 Abduction Arrest

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On 01-31-14 at approximately 10:23pm, officers responded to the 300 block of Hughes Street in reference to someone refusing to allow several women from leaving an apartment. When officers arrived, two victims had been... David Willis Womack

David Willis Womack
Posted on: January 24, 2014

01-25-14 Burglary Arrests

Two men are in custody charged with the burglary of James River Equipment Sunday evening.

As a result of the investigation Dale Keith Bailey, age 48, and Cecil Stanley Collins Jr., age 40, were charged with burglary,... Bailey Collins

Bailey Collins
Posted on: January 25, 2014

01-25-14 Shooting Into Dwelling

On 1-25-14 at 12:13AM Danville Police Units responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Wood Ave. Once on scene officers found one residence had been shot into multiple times. There were also 2 parked vehicles in... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

01-24-14 Home Invasion

On 1-23-14 9:49pm, Danville Police Units responded to the 200 block of Vance St. to a reported home invasion. A 54-year-old female Danville resident and her 11-year-old grandson stated that 3 masked armed male suspects... 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

6 Stories
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Danville Home$ave will hold Earth Day celebration on Tuesday at Lowe’s

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Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Danville Utilities reminds customers to call before digging

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Danville area residents and businesses are being reminded to dial 811 before they dig to avoid hitting underground water, gas, electrical and communication lines.

Danville Utilities and other utility companies are using... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Danville Utilities receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

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Danville Utilities is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

City issues disclaimer regarding water line insurance offers

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The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not affiliated with any private company offering water line insurance. In addition, the city does not endorse any insurance company.

Over the past... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Danville marks availability of public, outdoor Wi-Fi in River District

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The nDanville network has installed public, outdoor Wi-Fi connection on Main Street in the River District.

A ceremony was held today to celebrate the addition of four hotspot locations on the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of... Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Bright idea: New light bulbs made more affordable

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If you're a Danville Utilities customer, there's a new way you can save on your electric bill. As partners with Danville Utilities, Womack Electric Co. and Sam's Club are offering instant rebates on energy efficient CFL light bulbs for use in your home.

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