News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Fire at Cardinal Village Apartment Complex

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 628 Edmonds Street this morning at 5:20 AM. Engine 3 arrived to a medium-sized two-story apartment building with smoke showing from the back of the building. The occupant advised everyone was o...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Fire at Unarco on Stinson Drive

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm at Unarco Industries at 255 Stinson Drive this morning at 8:04 AM. Engine 7 and Ladder 1 arrived four minutes later and were advised there was a piece of machinery on fire inside the building. En...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2020

City issues guidance for solid waste, bulk debris

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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 enc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City manager submits budget draft

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City Manager Ken Larking has submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic services, continues to invest in City Council’s focus areas, and moves toward closing the long-term structural deficit.

No tax rate increases are propos...

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

Council to meet under social distancing guidelines

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 7, as scheduled but follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.

To meet the guidelines, Council Chambers will be modified, and so...

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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

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 heartbrea...

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

Community Development using new procedures

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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

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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...

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

Seasonal Mainline Trolley bus service terminated

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Danville Transit’s Mainline Trolley bus service, which previously operated from April through December, will not be renewed this year. The Transportation Advisory Committee voted to terminate the service due to low ridership activity.

The service...

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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 surp...

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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
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City manager orders utility fee, tax relief

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced additional measures in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • The City will suspend the $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes until further notice. The de...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Social Services to limit access to building

The Danville Department of Social Services will limit customer’s access to the building effective Monday, March 23, to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Here is the notice issued by John Moody, local dire...

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

Small businesses can apply for coronavirus loans

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today praised state and federal officials for providing small businesses with financial assistance in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Virginia small businesses cou...

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

Election officials urge voting absentee due to virus

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Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Danville Electoral Board encourages voters to use absentee voting by mail for the City Council and School Board elections to be held on May 5.

Absentee voting, which begins Friday, is a two-step process. Voters...

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

City of Danville named ‘All-America City’ finalist

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The City of Danville is among 22 U.S. cities named today by the National Civic League as a finalist for the 2020 All-America City Award.

The National Civic League each year recognizes communities that demonstrate innovative, inclusive and effective efforts...

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

City manager declares local state of emergency

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City Manager Ken Larking today declared a local state of emergency to enable the City to have access to additional resources as needed.

The declaration took effe...

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

White House issues new coronavirus guidelines

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President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force on Monday released sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

Among new guidelines: Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, ...

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

Police cancel some community activities

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The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities, but it will continue to provide full law enforcement services to the community. The department has prepared response readiness plans and it continues to communicate with loc...

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

Crews to trim tree limbs over lines in Westover

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Danville Utilities tree crews are working in the Westover neighborhood to trim branches and limbs hanging over power lines as well as those that have the potential to contact lines in the near future.

Tree limbs that come into contact with power lines are ...

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

Mayor cancels City Council meeting

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In response to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and Governor Northam’s declaration of a state emergency related to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus crisis, Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones has decided to cancel the Tuesda...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Recreation centers, library to close for two weeks

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Parks and Recreation centers and the Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Parks and Recreation programs during this period are canceled.

The decision to close these facilities and cancel programs...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City holds meeting on coronavirus preparedness

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City of Danville department heads met Thursday to discuss their preparedness level if an outbreak develops.

Among the topics discussed was the continuation of es...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 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: April 7, 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: April 7, 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: April 7, 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: April 8, 2020

04-08-2020 Charges made in March 4 homicide

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Danville Police, in collaboration with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, charged Ladarius Tomas Jeffries for the March 4 murder of Melvin Smith. The 29-year-old Danville man is being held with no bond in the Danville City Jail on one ...

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

04-06-2020 COVID-19 and economic impact payment scams

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Danville Police warn citizens about possible frauds related to COVID-19 economic impact payments

The Danville Police Department is encouraging consumers to use caution and approach offers related to COVID-19 and economic impact payments with a high degree ...

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

04-02-2020 Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

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Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

Danville Police are searching for Marcus Teon Holmes, 39, of Danville on several outstanding firearms charges. Police responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the area of North Avenue and Claiborne Str...

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

03-31-2020 Questions and Answers on Executive Order 55

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Danville Police answer frequently asked questions regarding “Stay at home Order”

In these uncertain times, we want our community to understand how we are working to keep you safe and answer some frequently asked questions regarding the ...

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

04-06-2020 Wanted Person-Arrested

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Davis was arrested at a house in Danville last night without incident. He is being held in the Danville City Jail without bond. 

Original release 03-30-2020

Danville Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a Sunday afternoon shooting...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

03-26-2020 WANTED SUBJECT

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The Danville Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a shooting incident last week.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 32 year old Maurice D Patterson. He is currently wanted for Shooting from a Moving Vehicle in ...

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

03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips

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As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps t...

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

03-19-2020 Danville Police seek public help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police need your help to identify two individuals who attempted to rob a Food Lion store last night at 11:30 p.m.

Employees at the Food Lion at 607 W. Main St. had just closed up the store when two masked men wearing long coats forced them back in...

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

03-19-2020 Danville Police modify response to some calls for service

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy. 

We will be modifying some of our regular services to follow public health recommendations to...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Detention facilities restrict visitation

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The Danville Police Department has instructed its two detention facilities, Adult Detention Center and W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention, to enact measures to limit the potential spread of COVID -19 in an effort to protect the health and well-being of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Danville Police community response to public health emergency order

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform our community about yesterday’s order from the Governor and State Health Commissioner that restricts the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, fitness centers and theaters to 10 or less.

The Dep...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

03-16-2020 Danville Police cancel some community activities

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The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities.

The Danville Police Department will continue to provide full law enforcement services to our community. We have prepared response readiness plans and we continue to communica...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

03-05-2020 Homicide update

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Danville Police have arrested a person who was involved in the homicide of Melvin Smith. Police arrested this individual on unrelated charges and we will identify the person when we make charges related to the homicide. The investigation is still active a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Homicide investigation underway

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Danville Police are investigating a homicide after responding to a call for shots fired this morning.

A 911 call for shots fired led to police to the 300 block of Summit Road this morning at 6:40 a.m. Officers located Melvin Wayne Smith, age 40, of Danvill...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Shooting Arrest

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One man arrested and another is at large after an early afternoon shooting yesterday. 

Danville Police arrested Quentin Dewhan Pinchback, age 19, of Danville in connection to a shooting in the 300 block of Seeland Road yesterday about 1:30 p.m. Ka...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

02-25-2020 Awards ceremony

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The Danville Police Department held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday.

Chief Scott C. Booth recognized several women and men of the Danville Police Department for their exceptional service in 2019. Booth also honored three individuals from partner agencie...

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

02-23-2020 SUV crashes into vacant house

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Danville Police are investigating an early morning hit and run after a driver crashed an SUV into a house.

A 911 call just before 12:30 a.m. led emergency personnel to the 400 block of Gay Street. There they located a gold Ford Escape in the living room of...

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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 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: 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