News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2020

Structure Fire in North Danville

The Danville Fire Department responded to a Structure Fire on Sherwood Dr in North Danville on Thursday 2-20-2020 at 412pm. Engine 5, from the Third Ave station, was first to arrive on the scene and reported light smoke showing at the front door. Engine 5...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Update 18 Oakland Ave.

The type of heating equipment used was a wood burning stove.

Chief Irving

Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

House Fire Investigation Complete 18 Oakland Ave.

February 18, 2020

The Danville Fire Department has completed its investigation of the fire located at 18 Oakland Ave.  The fire occurred around 03:57am Monday February 17, 2020.

The fire was caused by improper use of heating equipment.

The deceased ...

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

Danville Fire Department responds to Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 18 Oakland Ave at 03:57 am, on February 17, 2020.

The Danville Fire Department responded initially with three Engines, one Ladder, and two support vehicles with 15 personnel. The Danvil...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2020

House fire on Stokes Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 748 Stokes Street on February 15th at 9:33 pm. Apparatus arrived four minutes later and found a small, one-story house with moderate fire and smoke venting from the front of the residence. The occu...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Vehicle/ House fire on Westover Drive.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire at 1351 Westover Drive this afternoon at 4:34 pm. The call was upgraded while en route to a full alarm structure fire assignment. Crews arrived at 4:38 pm and found a small one story house ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Firm begins creating plan for Schoolfield site

Reimagine That Danville logo

A Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture was in Danville this week to begin gathering information that will help it determine how to best transform the former Schoolfield industrial site...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Recreation center hosts Caregiver Day event

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The Ballou Recreation Center today hosted its inaugural National Caregiver Day event to recognize caregivers and their valuable service to the community.

According to a recent social media poll, more than half of local caregivers in the region pinpoint str...

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

City Council OKs funds to extend Riverwalk Trail

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City Council voted Tuesday night to appropriate state funds for two extension projects on the Riverwalk Trail. The money is coming from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s transportation alternative program and would pay for 80 percent o...

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

City prepares for the threat of snow

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The Public Works Department will begin pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses on Thursday morning because of a threat of snow that is currently forecast to begin later in the day.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg reports that Dan...

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

Mobile power unit serving Westover malfunctions

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The power outage that affected much of the Westover area this morning was due to an internal fault within the mobile substation that is in temporary service.

The mobile unit shut down at 7:30 a.m. Service was restored at 9:24 a.m.

The unit will remain in se...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

City seeks to form gang intervention team

To take the fight against gang violence to the next level, City officials and agency professionals came together on Monday and Tuesday to learn how to form a multi-agency intervention team that will work to get local youth out of the street gang lifestyle...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Munic...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Offices will be closed on Presidents Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day. In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2020

River level drops below flood stage overnight

SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: River Street has been reopened.

STORY POSTED SUNDAY MORNING: The river level is quickly receding and is below flood level. Goodyear Boulevard is now open. The intersection of Memorial Dr. and Park Ave. is open. River Street remains...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Dan River water level starts to recede

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UPDATE: Mayor Alonzo Jones today thanked citizens for their patience as the Dan River floodwaters began to recede.

“This is turning into a long flood event, and we have had major thoroughfares closed due to flooding,” Jones said this af...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City remains under river flood warning

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(UPDATE) Danville remains under a river flood warning. The Dan River has remained in the moderate flood stage today. The river is now projected to crest overnight at 27.4 feet, which would be the highest crest since Tropical Storm Michael in October of 20...

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

Mayor urges citizens to be cautious of flooding

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Mayor Alonzo Jones is urging citizens to be cautious due to the heavy rains that the city is experiencing. Residents and visitors in low-lying areas or near a river or stream especially should be aware of flood hazards.

“We are experiencing some ...

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

Survey work begins for proposed historic district

Schoolfield will be getting more foot traffic in the neighborhood over the next coming months. This February through the summer, historic surveyors will be photographing and documenting buildings within the former Dan River Mills village, which has recent...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 29, 2020

City issues notice on long-overdue personal property taxes

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The City of Danville announced today that residents with personal property tax bills a year or more overdue have until March 31 to pay in full. Accounts that remain unpaid after March 31 will be submitted to an external collection agency.

Personal property...

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

Riverwalk Trail footbridge project update issued

Parks and Recreation officials today provided an updated project timetable for replacement of the Riverwalk Trail footbridge over Fall Creek that was washed away by Tropical Storm Michael.

The bridge, which will be wider and heavier, will be in place by ea...

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

Downward crime trend continues, police report

Police Chief Booth speaks at Jan. 23, 2020, news conference

The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

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

City Council hears consolidation study

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City Council heard a presentation Tuesday night on the feasibility of transferring the operation of the Adult Detention Center to the Sheriff’s Office, which operates the city jail.

The presentation was made by Practical Solutions for Public Safe...

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

City issues notice on skilled game machines

The City of Danville today reminds owners and operators of convenience stores and other businesses with electronic skilled game machines that they cannot operate those machines without the approval of City Council.

Failure to comply is a violation of the C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: February 18, 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: February 18, 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: February 18, 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: February 18, 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: February 4, 2020

02-04-2020 Arrest made in early morning shooting

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Danville Police responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Old Mount Cross Road that left a 28year-old Danville man injured this morning.  

After further investigation, Danville Police charged Omar Deonte Barbour, age 27 of Danville, Virginia, wi...

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

01-31-2020 Milo Range Sytem

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The Danville Police Department has incorporated a training simulator that utilizes computer technology to enhance officer’s decision-making capabilities in the field.

The Danville Police Department recently purchased a Milo Range simulator throug...

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

01-24-2020 Stabbing arrest

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Police arrest a man who stabbed hotel employee

Danville Police arrested a man who stabbed a hotel employee this afternoon after a confrontation erupted between the two.

Officers were called to the 2900 block of W. Main Street after a passerby called 911 abo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

01-23-2020 Police report crime continues to trend down in Danville

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The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

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

01-20-2020 Officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic

A Danville Police officer was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic for a funeral procession today.

Officer Andrew Eanes led a funeral procession northbound on N. Main St. to the Highland Burial Park entrance at about 1:15 p.m. He used his patrol veh...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

01-15-2020 Robbery Arrests

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Updated(4:30 p.m.) with Tyree Murphy’s mugshot pictured to the right with the green shirt.

Three Danville men have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies

Two men armed with handguns and wearing masks entered the Astoria Hotel office ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2020

01-12-2020 Robbery

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Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened late Saturday night at a local convenience store.   

Charlie’s Stop N Shop #2 at 1354 Westover Dr. was robbed by two individuals at approximately 11:15 p.m. The clerk was...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

01-10-2020 Murder Indictment

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An indictment for murder has been issued in an August 2019 homicide.

This week a grand jury issued an indictment for 1st Degree Murder against 29-year-old Rakim La'Tae Knight for the 8-2-2019 homicide of Kymon Haley on Parker Rd. He continues to be held in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Crash Victims Identified

The victims in yesterday evening's crash on South Main St. are identified as 74-year-old Teddie Lee Hendrix and 53-year-old Wendy Michelle Meadows. Both are from Providence, NC. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Suicidal Woman

Danville Police talked a suicidal woman off a bridge early this morning.

At approximately 7:21 am, a Danville Police Officer was crossing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge and observed a woman displaying signs of mental distress. The 18-year-old female wa...

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

01-08-2020 Traffic Fatality

Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Updike Pl. and South Main St. at approximately 5:06 pm today.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at the time of collision, a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 dr pulled off ...

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

01-06-2020 Shooting arrest

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Danville Police arrested a woman in connection with a Christmas Day shooting.

Danville Police arrested Zacya S. Joyette, age 19, for the aggravated malicious wounding of a 22-year-old man on that occurred on Christmas Day in the 700 block of Grove Street.

T...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Aggravated Assault

MauriceDemetriusMetts

A Danville man is wanted in connection with a shooting early yesterday morning.

At approximately 12:35 am yesterday, Officers responded to Sovah Health Danville for a report of a woman arriving by private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound. She repor...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Animal Cruelty

The Danville Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case involving a cat.

At approximately 10:50 am today, Officers responded to A.S. Pugh Roofing Company on North Main St. and spoke with an employee who captured an injured cat in the parking...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2019

12-22-2019 Robbery Juniors Convenience Store

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Armed robbery investigation underway as police ask the public for information.

The robber entered Junior’s Convenience Store at 623 Worsham St. just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday and brandished a firearm then forced the clerk to the floor.

The robber ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

11-27-2019 Homicide Arrest

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Danville Police have charged Traquon L. Allen, age 18 of Danville, with 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony related to the death of Xavier N. Carson. Traquon is currently in the custody of North Carolina authorities pending ex...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

11-26-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Edmonds Street this evening.

At approximately 5:44 PM this evening, Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Edmonds Street on a report of a shots fired call. Officers found a 19-year...

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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