News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Vehicle Crash Into Building

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle that struck a building at 7:15 pm. Apparatus arrived and found damage to the front of the Laundry Land at 824 Westover Drive. The vehicle involved had moved away from the building and was parked in ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Danville Fire Department Responds to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a house

The Danville Fire Department Responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a house at 433 Gay Stat 9:am this morning.. Upon arrival units found a passenger vehicle that crashed into the front of a single family residential structure. The vehicl...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Structure Fire at 128 American Legion Blvd

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 11:47 pm with possible victims trapped inside. Engine 5’s crew arrived to a medium sized, one story house located at 128 American Legion Boulevard; finding heavy smoke showin...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported structure fire at 129 Campbell St

Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported structure fire at 129 Campbell St at 3:56 am this morning. Units arrived to find a two story residential structure heavily involved in fire. At the time of arrival everyone was reported to be out of the fir...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: August 24, 2020

Danville Public Library celebrating back to school and National Library Card Sign Up Month

Not only is the month of September time for students to return to school, it’s also National Library Card Sign Up Month and Danville Public Library is celebrating both.

Throughout the month of September, individuals interested in signing up for a...

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Danville, VA Library

News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Schools to host meetings on return to classroom

Danville Public Schools news release

 

Danville Public Schools will host meetings with parents, guardians and students to discuss the potential return to the classroom date for those students who selected face-to-face instruction. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Rotary clubs to create park along Riverwalk Trail

Water stop area along the Riverwalk Trail where the Rotary Park improvements will be made.

Danville Riverview, Danville, and Danville After Hours Rotary Clubs recently announced a collaborative service project to create and install a small Rotary Park along the Riverwalk Trail, marking a $10,000 investment to the trail that will include a $4,00...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Holt Garrison Parkway paving scheduled

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Weather permitting, milling and paving will begin Monday evening on Holt Garrison Parkway at Coleman Marketplace. The work will be done at night and will take three nights to complete.

Milling and paving will take place from Central Boulevard to Lowes Driv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Equal payment plan could help utilities customers

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Danville Utilities reminds customers that an equal payment plan is available to assist them if their service has been disconnected for non-payment or if facing disconnection.

Carol Henley, service and billing customer account manager for the Division of Cu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Council votes to authorize bond financing

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize bond financing for $5.8 million in electric projects and nearly $7 million for various general governmental projects.

The electric system projects include $4 million for substation rebuilds and $1.8 mill...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2020

The Launch Place invests in KinergyCare

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News release by The Launch Place

The Launch Place, a venture development organization with offices in Danville, VA, and Research Triangle Park, NC, has invested $75,000 from their Pre-Seed Fund II in Virginia-based KinergyCare.

KinergyCare provides a low co...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Health District to offer free COVID-19 testing

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, September 18 at the Pittsylvania County Health Department at 200 H. G McGhee Drive in Chatham from 9 a.m. to noon or until as long as supplies l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Averett University maintains high ranking

By Cassie Williams Jones

Averett University continues to rank within the top 20 of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Ranked as No. 18, Averett continues to be the highest-ranking of only three Virginia sc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is op...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danville Ut...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City, Caesars sign resort casino agreement

(Left to right) Neal Morris, Tom Reeg and Ken Larking sign resort casino agreement on Thursday.

Danville city and Caesars Entertainment officials on Thursday signed the development agreement for a resort casino at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield.

The agreement is a legally binding document that outlines what the resort ca...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City government offices closed on Labor Day

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day.

In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed. Danville Transit will not operat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2020

City Council OKs casino development agreement

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to approve a development agreement with Caesars Virginia as the city’s casino gaming operator.

The development agreement is a legally binding document that outlines what Caesars Virginia is promising to del...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Police awarded grant for domestic violence response

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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has awarded the Danville Police Department a $91,550 grant from the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

The COPS Office directed funds to agencies for the implementation of in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Danville postpones utility disconnections until Sept. 14

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The City of Danville announced today that disconnections for residential and commercial utility customers with delinquent accounts will be postponed until Sept. 14.

The two-week extension will allow customers more time to contact the collections office &am...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Fire Department using new inspection process

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The Danville Fire Department has implemented a new reporting process for third-party inspection companies that contract with local businesses to inspect, test, and maintain their fire protection systems.

The new process requires these licensed fire protect...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is ope...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2020

City issues reminder on utility disconnections

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The City of Danville reminds utility customers that disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts will resume on Sept. 1.

The reminder is being issued to clear up any confusion created by the State Corporation Commission’s dec...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Library will celebrate card signup month

Not only is the month of September time for students to return to school, but it’s also National Library Card Sign Up Month, and Danville Public Library is celebrating both.

Throughout September, individuals interested in signing up for a library...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2020

New substance abuse recovery program begins

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The Danville Police Department is collaborating with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services for a newly implemented Community Opioid Response and Engagement (CORE) Program. This program is an addition to the partnerships growing from the Danville Opioid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Danville named a 2020 All-America City

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Danville was awarded Wednesday night the prestigious 2020 All-America City designation by the National Civic League. The city is one of only 10 communities nationwide to receive this designation, which is awarded annually to recognize communities that are...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Governor issues Phase Three reopening details

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Virginia isn’t ready to enter Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan yet, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, but when it happens, it will bring some big changes back to public life — like allowing social gatherings of up to 250 people.

Phase Three of the...

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Phase Three guidelines for specific sectors... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Health district to hold drive-thru virus testing

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The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, June 5 at O. T. Bonner Middle School, 300 Apollo Ave. in Danville, and Saturday, June 6 at Chatham Middle School, 11650 U.S. Highway 29 in Chath...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 18, 2020

New protocols in place to safeguard voting at polls

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Danville election officials are asking voters on Tuesday to adhere to new protocols that have been put in place to safeguard voting at the polls amid the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Governor announces Phase One to begin Friday

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Governor Northam announced that Virginia will move into Phase One of the "Forward Virginia" plan on Friday, May 15, with the exception of certain localities in Northern Virginia.

The Northam administration has worked with officials from those loc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Farmers’ Market to open May 9 with restrictions

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The Danville Farmers’ Market will open to the public on Saturday, May 9, while following all state, federal, and local health and safety recommendations both for patrons and vendors.

“We are proud to be able to offer this service that is a staple to Downto...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Coronavirus won’t stop annual cleanup campaign

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The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will occur in May as scheduled, but with modifications because of the coronavirus.

The campaign begins Friday, May 1, and will continue through Friday, May 29. During that time, the Public Works Dep...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor delays May elections for two weeks

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Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be held on May 19 after Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered a two-week postponement for all May elections due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The elections were schedul...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Council urges businesses to practice social distancing

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City Council on Tuesday night adopted a resolution that encourages local businesses to implement social distancing best practices for the health and wellbeing of their customers and employees.

Councilman Gary Miller said the push for the resolution came fr...

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Social distancing resolution... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2020

IDA approves funds to assist small businesses

The Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the creation of new funding tools for small businesses in partnership with the River District Association (RDA) and Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The programs have been estab...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City issues guidance for solid waste, bulk debris

Public Works notice

The Public Works Department is asking city residents to take steps to reduce the risk of infection from the coronavirus (COVID-19) to sanitation workers. Also, the department has issued guidance to accommodate an increase in bulk debris volume.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Danville Transit places fixed-route passenger limit

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To support social distancing goals and recent guidance issued by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, effective Monday, April 6, Danville Transit will limit the number of passengers transported in fixed-route service at one time to n...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

CDC issues new face coverings guidelines

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The CDC has announced new recommendations for wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

City Manager Ken Larking encourages everyone to follow the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor issues statement after coronavirus report

In wake of the latest report from the Virginia Department of Health, Mayor Alonzo Jones today called on the people of our community to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing when there is a need to go out.

“I strongly encourage our...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Board cancels Festival in the Park, Racin’ & Tastin’

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Due to the current Centers For Disease Control guidance, the Danville Festival in the Park board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s Racin’ and Tastin’ event and Festival in the Park.

“This was a heartbreaking decision for our volunteer board,” ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor issues statewide stay at home order

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until Ju...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Community Development using new procedures

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Danville’s Community Development Department has established new procedures for obtaining permits, submitting and reviewing building plans, and conducting inspections.

Contractors, tenant...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City limits public access to city office buildings

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

City Manager Ken Larking today announced that beginning on Tuesday, the Municipal Building and all other City offices would be open to the public by appointment only.

The action is being taken to help prevent exposure to and the transmission of the new cor...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Treasurer’s office closes to the public

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The Danville City Treasurer’s Office announced today that its office is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Staff will address citizens’ needs by phone during the hours of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Mayor issues statement regarding COVID-19 case

Mayor Alonzo Jones issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District of its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.

Jones said he was saddened, but not surprised when...

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Local health district news release..... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Financial Service Center offices close to public

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The City of Danville announced today that the collection and customer service offices at the Charles H. Harris Financial Service Center would be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will address customer account needs by email or phone and take...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2020

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 22, 2020

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 22, 2020

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 22, 2020

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 28, 2020

Danville Police welcome aboard two new chaplains

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The Danville Police Department would like to welcome Ernest Coppage and Scott Spalding to our Chaplain Unit. 

Coppage and Spalding were sworn in this morning and they join Senior Chaplain G.H. Vaughan. Danville Police Department Chaplains serve on...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

09-11-2020 One man arrested and another at large in 2019 killing of Danville man

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Last month, a Danville grand jury indicted Guren L. Clemons and Domonic D. Fitzgerald with first-degree murder, robbery and related firearms charges for shooting Caleb Morris on Lanier Avenue in 2019.

Clemons, age 25, is from Danville and was incarcerated ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Man charged in the shooting of Danville woman

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Danville Police charged Raheem Supreme Chambliss, Sr. with second-degree murder in the Sunday morning homicide of Lashanda Deshazo.

Chambliss, age 35, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Danville on an outstanding capias. Investigators obtained the warrant fo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Larceny from skilled gaming machines

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Danville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify two individuals who stole cash from several electronic skilled gaming devices.

The thefts happened at two different convenience stores Sept. 6. The individuals manipulated th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-07-2020 Homicide Update

Danville Police have arrested a person of interest who was involved in the homicide of Lashanda Mecole Deshazo. Police arrested this person on unrelated charges, and we will identify them if we make charges related to the homicide or if releasing their id...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Homcide

Danville Police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Buford Street this morning.

At approximately 3:22 am this morning, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of Buford Street for a shooting.  Upon arrival, the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

08-31-2020 Homicide charge brought in connection with June stabbing

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Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Shannon Price with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christopher France. Price is still being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Original release: 07-06-2020 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

09-01-2020 Danville Police awarded grant for victim-centered domestic violence response strategy

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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) awarded the Danville Police Department a $91,550 grant from the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

The COPS Office directed funds to agencies for the implementation of innova...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

08-31-2020 Charges made in 2017 killing of Fenqwan Payne

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Correction: Wilson was arrested at his place of employment. Wilson was living in the Roanoke area at the time of his arrest.

Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Quadarius D. Wilson, 28, formerly from Danville, with first-degree murder and related fire...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

08-24-2020 Father charged with homicide in death of three-month old

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Danville Police charged Danville resident Antoine Juwan Jefferson, 22, with felony homicide and felony child abuse in the death of his three-month-old son. Police arrested Jefferson Friday in Danville without incident.

This investigation began August 9, 20...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

08-21-2020 Father charged with homicide in death of 8-month old

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Danville Police charged Danville resident Kanyon Wade Guthrie, 22, with felony homicide and felony child abuse in the death of his 8-month old son. Police charged and arrested Guthrie Thursday in Danville without incident.

This investigation began on June ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

08-20-2020 Community services and police partner for substance abuse recovery

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This morning, the Danville Police Department collaborated with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services for the first day of the newly implemented Community Opioid Response and Engagement (CORE) Program. This program is an addition to the partnerships gro...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2020

08-19-2020 Danville Police make arrest in 2016 homicide

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Danville Police arrested a 17-year-old for first-degree murder and related firearms charges for the 2016 shooting death of 41-year-old Jonathan McDonald Hamlett.

Danville Police arrested the 17-year-old Danville resident without incident on Tuesday afterno...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

08-14-2020 Melba Tanksley

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The Danville Police Department was honored to celebrate the life of Melba Tanksley with her family today.

Melba Tanksley served the city of Danville as a school crossing guard for 65 years. She helped three generations of students arrive at school safely. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

08-06-2020 Motor vehicle crash results in fatality

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Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Thursday around 7:35 a.m. in the 1000 block of Piney Forest Road.

A white 2001 Honda Civic driven by Danville resident Wilda S. Clear, 65, pulled into southbound lanes of Piney Forest Road fro...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

07-30-2020 DPCS presents check to Danville Police Department

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In support of our ongoing partnership with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services to combat opioid abuse, Director of Prevention Services Amanda Oakes presented a check to Captain Steve Richardson with the Danville Police Department to purchase duty bel...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

06-29-2020 Additional charges brought in October overdose death

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A Danville grand jury indicted Chauncey L. Montague for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Oct. 24 death of Amanda Rose (30) of Danville.

The medical examiner ruled that Rose died of acute fentanyl toxicity and evidence supports the charge that Mo...

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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