News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2019

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported structure fire at 423 Melrose Dr..

Danville Fire Department Responded  to a reported structure fire at 423 Melrose Dr. just before 10 am this morning.Upon arrival crews found a two story residential structure with smoke and flames showing from the attached garage. Crews made an in...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Structure fire on Halifax Road

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 907 ½ Halifax Road this morning at 7:32 am. Crews arrived at 7:36 am and found a small one story residence fully involved with fire.   Engine 7’s crew pul...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2019

Structure fire on Girard Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 130 Girard Street this morning at 7:51 am. Crews arrived at 7:55 am and found light smoke coming from the front roof area of a small 1-story house. Engine 5’s crew entered the house to...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Cause Determined for structure fire at 613 Betts St.

UPDATED 1/4/19 2:45pm: The Fire Marshal's Office has determined the cause for the fire on Betts Street that occurred on 1/2/19. The cause of the fire was incendiary. The FMO asks anyone that may have information to call the Danville Crime Stoppers Line at...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported structure fire at 778 Melville Ave.

The Danville Fire responded to a reported structure fire at 778 Melville Ave.The call was originally received as a fire alarm at the residence.Upon arrival crews encountered heavy fire coming from the first and second floor windows of the structure on the...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2019

City homeowners can apply for dehumidifiers

Exterior photo of The Center for Housing Education on Franklin Street

Danville homeowners who still need to rid their house from moisture following Tropical Storm Michael can apply for a free dehumidifier. Applications will be taken from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at The Center for Housing Education. The center ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City schedules meetings on regional bus service

Danville Transit buses

The Danville Transit System will hold two public information meetings on Monday, Jan. 28, about proposed regional bus service for Pittsylvania and Halifax counties. The purpose of these meetings is to obtain public input on the proposed bus service, which...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Northbound traffic flows again on U.S. 29 Bypass

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UPDATE: The Virginia Department of Transportation this afternoon opened the crossovers for northbound travel on the Danville Expressway/U.S. 29 Bypass near Barkers Branch. These crossovers restore northbound travel to through traffic.

With the crossovers i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City Council will meet with School Board

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(Posted Monday, Jan. 21) City Council will meet with the School Board in a special joint work session this week. The joint meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at Galileo Magnet School on Ridge Street.

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Department holds 12th community walk

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Thursday evening in the Windsor Heights neighborhood. The walk was the first of the year and the department’s 12th since these events began.

They talked with residents about their needs and how the Pol...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate. 

The Jam...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Holiday Light Show raises $8,907 for community

Community holiday light show logo

Despite a snowy start to the 2018 Community Holiday Light Show, the 17-night event attracted an estimated 10,500 people to historic Ballou Park.

“After that first weekend, we didn’t really know what to expect,” said Danville P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 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...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Hospitality project creates buzz in River District

Reimagine That logo

123 South Union, LLC today announced plans to redevelop the former Knights of Pythias (119-121 South Union Street) and Register & Bee buildings (123 South Union Street) into a luxury hospitality concept. Once completed, the two properties will be conv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2019

IDA approves option on White Mill property

Exterior photo of White Mill

The Industrial Development Authority today approved an agreement that gives The Alexander Company an option to purchase contract involving the White Mill property at 424 Memorial Drive.

The purchase price will be $3 million, which is the same price paid by...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Flu shots to be offered at Community Market

Community Market exterior photo

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special dispensing clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Market at 629 Craghead St.

A limited supply of free influenza vaccine will be available ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Public input sought on police performance

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Community members can weigh in on the Police Department's performance in a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building. The building is l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

City asks drivers to report pothole locations

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The Public Works Department is asking drivers to report the locations of potholes on city streets by calling the department’s administrative office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The number is 799-5245.

Public Works Director Rick D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

City Council approves casino resort resolution

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

City Council on Thursday night voted unanimously to support legislation that would allow a casino resort in Danville if first approved by voters in a local referendum. The legislation will be introduced in the upcoming General Assembly session

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Danville Farmers’ Market, one of the River District’s long-standing traditions, will not be just for the spring and summer. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, the market reopens for the winter.

Located in t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Cabin Fever Music Series resumes Friday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever Music Series will resume Friday, Jan. 4, with the band Liquid Pleasures performing a mix of Top 40, Rock, Disco and Motown at the Community Market.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Stage time for Liquid Pleasure is 7:30...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Public input sought for Riverwalk Trail plan

Riverwalk Trail - Virginia Treasure section

Danville Parks and Recreation will host a public input meeting on Friday, Jan. 4, to discuss proposed routes connecting neighborhoods to the Riverwalk Trail. The meeting will be held at the Pepsi Building on Craghead Street.

Residents are encouraged to dro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2019

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: January 22, 2019

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: January 22, 2019

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: January 22, 2019

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: January 17, 2019

01-17-2019 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 01/17/2019 in the Windsor Heights neighborhood. This will be the first such walk of 2019 and the department’s twelfth w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

01-10-2019 Wanted person arrested

Mugshot of Brandon Marcha Jones

Brandon Marcha Jones, Age 27, of Danville VA, turned himself in to the Danville Police Department and was served with the outstanding warrant for felony possession of drugs.  He posted bond and was released. 

Antwain Maurice Jones, Age 34...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2019

01-03-2019 Neglect Related Charges

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Charges have been brought in an August 2018 elder neglect case.

On 8-11-18 at approximately 9:51 pm, Danville Police and the Danville Life Saving Crew responded to a residence in the 100 block of Park Ave. for a report of a female in cardiac arrest. Doroth...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2018

12-26-18 Danville Police Department Promotions

The Danville Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony tomorrow December 27th at 3:00pm at the auditorium of the O. Trent Bonner Middle School located at 300 Apollo Avenue Danville Virginia 24540. Due to the retirement of several senior level membe...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

12-23-18 Homicide victim identified

Mugshots of Brandon Jones and Antwain Jones

The Danville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at about 3:09 a.m. in the 400 block of Downing Drive.  Officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. 

The 31-year-old male died of his injuries and has been ide...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2018

12-23-18 Homicide

This morning at approximately 3:09 a.m. Danville Police responded to the 400 block of Downing Drive in reference to shots being fired. When officers arrived they discovered two victims of apparent gunshot related wounds at the residence.

One victim, a 23-y...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

12-17-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 12/17/18 in the Druid Hills neighborhood. This will be the eleventh such walk in a planned series spanning the balance of the yea...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

12-12-18 Shooting arrests

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Danville Police have charged two people in connection with last night's shooting involving a Virginia State Police special agent. 

Police have charged 19-year-old Daviez Daquan Hairston of Danville with the following:

One count of attempted malicio...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

12-12-18 Shooting

Five individuals are in custody this morning after firing shots at a Virginia State Police vehicle Tuesday night. The State Police special agent driving the unmarked police vehicle was not injured, despite his vehicle being shot with multiple bullets.&...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

11-29-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 11/29/18 in the Seminole Trail neighborhood.  This will be the tenth such walk in a planned series spanning the balance ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

11-13-18 Victim Identified

The man found deceased on South St. this afternoon has been identified as 69-year-old Benjamin Anthony Hairston. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

11-13-18 Suspicious Death

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death. 

At approximately 4:19 pm this afternoon, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South St. for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

11-08-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

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Charges have been brought in a double homicide yesterday evening.

This morning, Danville Police charged 52-year-old Onis Donnell Moon with two counts of 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA State Code 18.2-32. He is currently being held in the Danville Cit...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

11-08-18 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide.

At approximately 9:56 pm yesterday evening, Danville Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lexington Ave. for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they found three individuals sufferi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

10-23-18 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim in this evening's homicide has been identified as 22-year-old Dwight Montel Harris of Danville. He was found on Cabell St. suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. His body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for an autops...

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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