Posted on: August 13, 2017

House fire on Cathy Drive

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure
fire at 301 Cathy Drive this afternoon at 2:22 pm. Crews arrived at 2:26 pm andfound light smoke coming out the of the side door of a medium sized two story house.
Engine 2’s cre...

Read on...

Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

House fire on Ferry Road

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure
fire at 619 Ferry Road this morning at 11:00 am. Crews arrived at 11:05 am and foundlight smoke coming out of the windows on the front of a small one story house.
Engine 1’s crew...

Read on...

Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Outside fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 447 Brightwell Drive this evening at 9:15 pm. Crews arrived at 9:19 pm and found light smoke coming from the rear of a one story house. Engine 2’s crew circled the structure and found ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

House fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 417 First Street this afternoon at 4:32 pm. Crews arrived at 4:35 pm and found light smoke coming out the front door of a small one story duplex apartment building. Engine 5’s crew ent...

Read on...

Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Council fast tracks substation equipment

Danville Utilities sign on building

City Council voted Tuesday night to add $5.9 million to bonds that will be issued this year for utility projects. This step will accelerate the replacement of aging equipment at the Riverside electric substation.

The Riverside substation, located ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Planning, zoning office hours limited next week

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

The Planning and Zoning office will operate under limited hours from Monday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 28. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Planning and Zoning is one of four div...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Summer Bazaar coming to Community Market

Community Market exterior photo

The Summer Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the community room at the Community Market, which is located at 629 Craghead St. This event focuses on retail and direct sales vendors.

More than 20 vendors have signed up. The ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 15, 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 is lo...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

City officials welcome River District Printing

Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones, left, River District Printing owner David Hobson, center, and Maddyzack Des

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Monday morning in welcoming River District Printing as the latest addition to the River District’s growing list of businesses.

The full service, digital printing and production compan...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Tickets available for Brothers Osborne concert

Photo of Brothers Osborne

Tickets remain available Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring Brothers Osborne, named earlier this year as the Academy of Country Music’s vocal duo of the year. The duo — brothers T.J. and John Osborne — wil...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Free concert will feature Americana, bluegrass

Music on Main logo 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, with the Americana, bluegrass and acoustic mayhem sound of the Wampler Brothers Band.

The Yorktown-based band perf...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Registrar’s Office begins move to new location

Vote graphic

The relocation of the Danville Registrar’s Office is underway today. The office is moving across the street to 530 Main St., commonly known as the First Citizen Bank building.

The Registrar’s Office will occupy 2,425 square feet of spac...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Detour to begin Monday in the Five Forks area

Traffic alert sign

Beginning Monday, Aug. 7, the City of Danville will close portions of Jefferson Street and Pine Street in the Five Forks area to through traffic to allow for reconstruction of a storm sewer line that will serve residents on the south side of Pine Street.

B...

Read on...

Map of detour Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2017

City Council clears way for distilleries in the city

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

City Council voted tonight to clear the way to allow distilleries in the city. Distilleries will be allowed by right in certain areas, including most of the River District. In other areas, they would be allowed only if a special use permit were granted.

Th...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Memorial service set for Danville Utilities worker

Danville Utilities sign on building

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, for Danville Utilities employee Samuel “Sam” Thompson. He died on July 6 when he was electrocuted while working on a power line.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Averett University&a...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

Fill the fire truck poster

The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for local area students in need. Donations to “Fill the Fire Truck” will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Kmart.

T...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mainline Trolley service begins this weekend

Mainline Trolley stop at the Danville Science Center

Danville Transit will debut its Mainline Trolley service on Friday, Aug. 4, with a trolley bus traveling along a historic route path used by trolley cars during the 19th century and linking the Old West End, River District and Neapolis.

The trolley service...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mayor, police chief speak at National Night Out

National Night Out 2017 logo

Mayor John Gilstrap, City Council members and City staff participated in National Night Out activities at 13 neighborhood sites across the city Tuesday evening.

The Police Department coordinates the event to build new community connections and strengthen e...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Council will meet on Thursday; agendas posted

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 3, 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 is lo...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Panel: Regional efforts fuel optimistic outlook

Photo of local leaders during panel discussion

Mayor John Gilstrap and City Manager Ken Larking told area business leaders Tuesday that they are optimistic for the region’s future in part because of the strong working relationship between Danville and Pittsylvania County.

The mayor and city m...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Chef at the Market returns on Saturday

Farmers Market logo

The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, July 29, with local chef Dustin Haberer, owner of Nana Karen’s Cruisin Kitchen, preparing on site recipes made from fresh foods found at the Farmers' Market.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and end...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

Fill the fire truck poster

The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for local area students in need. Donations to “Fill the Fire Truck” will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 29, at Kmart.

A “Fill the Fire Tru...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Police to hold document shredding event

Document shredding

The Police Department will hold a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the URW Community Federal Credit Union on Lowes Drive. The event will give citizens an opportunity to rid their homes of personal paperwork and ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Free concert will feature beach, boogie and blues

Music on Main logo 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, with the beach, boogie and blues band Cruize Control.

Cruize Control is a Greensboro, N.C., band that performs a hi...

Read on...

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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 prio...

Read on...

Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: August 15, 2017

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
Posted on: August 15, 2017

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,...

Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: August 15, 2017

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: August 15, 2017

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: May 3, 2017

Citizen Information leads to arrests and seizure

215 Withers Rd

Based on information from concerned citizens Danville Police Officers conducted an investigation that led to the issuance of a search warrant for 215 Withers Rd. The search warrant was served with the assistance of the Va. State Police Tactical Team, Aeri...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Information leads to drug seizure and arrests.

5-7-17

Yesterday evening, May 7, 2017, Investigators  received information drugs were being sold at a local motel on Riverside Drive. Subsequent to an investigation , Benjamin  Florence was taken into custody on outstanding warrants. A search w...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Activity Report

Posted on: August 16, 2017

08-16-17 Shooting Arrest

A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting last weekend.

This afternoon Danville Police arrested 32-year-old Franklin Deron Myers Jr. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of malicious wounding. Myers was arr...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

08-14-17 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man is in critical condition following a shooting that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 6:00 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the area of Pumpkin Creek and Lockett Dr. for a report of shots fired. Officers located...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2017

08-06-17 Homicide

A 16-year-old female is dead following a shooting early this morning.

Shortly before 3:00 am this morning officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of Paxton St. Within minutes a 16-year-old female arrived at Danville Regional Medical Center b...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Information leads to search warrant

Audubon

Information was received that led to Danville Police Department Investigators and Officers serving a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Audubon Drive. During the search officers seized a hand gun, scales, cellular devices and US Currency as...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

07-27-17 Officer Identified

Deadly force incidents are traumatic for everyone involved. While the emotional impact can be overwhelming for a police officer who is forced to fire his weapon to protect him or others from violence, that use of force demands transparency. To balance the...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

07-26-17 Homicide

HerbertSnipesjpeg

Today at approximately 11:30 am a man called 911 to report he had shot someone while in the 500 block of Cabell Street. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a male victim located in a residence in the 500 block of Cabell Street suffering from an appa...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Counterfeit "movie money"

Counterfeit

Danville Police have received multiple counterfeit $100.00 bills received by several different complainants.

The counterfeit currency has "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" immediately beside the altered portrait of Benjamin Franklin. In the banner un...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

07-24-2017 Officer Involved Shooting

At 5:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 100 block of Lawson Street on a 911 call from a female who reported that she was talking to her husband on the phone and he was armed and t...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Police chief statement on Dana Keith arrest

Dana Keith

Here is a link to the full statement read by Police Chief Philip Broadfoot during a news conference held earlier today to provide the public with an update on the investigation into the double homicide of Breia Edmunds and Damarcus Whitehead>

Read on...

Police chief statement.... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Information needed on Stolen Go-Cart

Stolen Go Kart pic

On Sunday 9 July, 2017 a report of a stolen Go-Cart was taken in the 900 block of Wyllie Ave. The Go-Cart is red in color with a white front spoiler. The number 23 appears on both sides of the Go-Cart in black and white. A recent photograph has been attac...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

First-degree murder charges filed in double homicide

Dana Keith

The Danville Police Department this morning served Dana Miguel Keith, 29, with two warrants, charging him with first-degree murder in the deaths of Breia Martonia Edmunds, 21, and Damarcus Daron Whitehead, 20. Edmunds and Whitehead were found unresponsive...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

07-14-17 Reward offered in recent burglary

Video 1 7-14-17

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a recent early morning burglary of a local business that resulted in the theft of firearms. Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the Danville Police Department...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Warrants lead to seizure of firearms and drugs

Harris

On July 7, 2017 the Danville Police Department executed search warrants in the 100 block of Haley Street and the 1100 block of Washington Street resulting in the following seizures:

1) Over 32 grams of crack cocaine.

2) Over one half ounce of a synthetic na...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2017

07-07-17 Reward Offered in Homicide

A reward of $3,000.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of Fenqwon Tayshon Payne on 5-31-17. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Sto...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

06-30-17 Armed Robbery Arrest

MalikKeithHogan

A Danville man is in jail facing robbery charges in two separate incidents this month.

Shortly before midnight last night, the clerk at the Pit Stop Mart on Piney Forest Rd. reported that she was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took an undisclosed amount o...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Marijuana investigation leads to weapons seizure.

June 26 17

On Monday, June 26 officers of the Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police were working in the 1000 block of Washington St. While speaking with a group of people gathered outside, officers smelled the odor marijuana coming from a nearby resid...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

06-26-17 Robbery

jpegMickeyMotley

Yesterday at approximately 11:15pm officers responded to the Valero Convenience Store located at 602 Arnett Boulevard, in reference to a reported robbery. Responding officers spoke to the victim, a female clerk. She told officers the suspect entered the s...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Drug and Firearm Related Indictments

Wimbush Logan Thompson

Multiple drug and firearms related indictments were handed down yesterday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing investigation spanning several months, several individuals have been charged with various offenses. The Danville Police Department...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Reward Offered

A reward of $1500.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals(s) responsible for the burglary that occurred on River Park Drive at Associated Services during the evening of 6-14-17 or early morning of 6-15-1...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

06-16-17 Burglary

More than $12,000 in coins was reported stolen in a burglary yesterday morning. 

Sometime during the evening of 6-14-17 or morning of 6-15-17 someone forced entry into Associated Services located on River Park Dr. The suspect(s) took more than $12...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Concerned Citizen's tips leads to seizure of Methamphetamine

Plantation Rd.

On June 12, 2017, Danville Police Department Special Investigations, Regional Narcotics Task Force, Virginia State Police (VSP) Tactical Team,  VSP Narcotics and Gang Agents executed a gang recruiting search warrant in the 200 block of Plantation...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

06-14-17 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Pit Stop Mart located at 1371 Piney Forest Road on 6-13-17. 

At 11:35 PM on 6-13-17, Danville Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Pit Sop Mart located on Piney Forest R...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide Victims Identified

The victims found deceased in a vehicle at Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. have been identified as 21-year-old Breia Martonia Edmunds and 20-year-old Damarcus Daran Whitehead. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 11:47 pm yesterday evening Danville Police responded to the intersection of Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. for a report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival they foun...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide Victim Identified

The man found deceased on Bradley Rd. has been identified as 23-year-old Fenqwon Tayshon Payne. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508, or via ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. 

At approximately 6:45 pm EMS and Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. for a report of an unresponsive male s...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

May 20-17

Acting on information received from the public,on Saturday members of the Danville Police Department and the Regional Narcotics Task Force  executed search warrants at four locations seizing:

 5 handguns, one of which was reported as stol...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-15-17 Homicide Victim Identified

Haywood Maurice Carter

The homicide victim shot early Saturday morning on Shelton St. has been identified as Haywood Maurice Carter, age 68, of the residence. He was known by family and friends as "Biscuit." The second victim is recovering from her injuries. ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-13-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning.

On 5-13-17 at approximately 2:11 am today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Shelton Street in reference to a home invasion. Officers dis...

Read on...

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