News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2021

Structure fire at the Budget Inn

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at the Budget Inn located at 1228 Piney Forest Road this morning (January 11, 2021) at 8:47 am. Engine 5’s crew from Third Avenue Fire Station arrived on scene at 8:52 am and found a larg...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Suspect arrested in Averett arson

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James Lamar Buggett was taken into custody this morning without incident and currently is being held in the Danville City Jail. Buggett was charged with one count of arson for the fire at Averett University's Maintenance Office that occurred earl...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Charges in Averett University Arson

The Danville Fire Marshal's Office investigated a fire that occurred at Averett University on 12-29-20. The Fire Marshal's found the fire was intentionally set and have obtained warrants for Jermane Bugett for one count of Arson. Bugett ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Structure Fire on Robertson Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire this morning (12/29/20) at 3:14am at 119 Robertson Avenue. Apparatus arrived to find a one-story building with fire showing at the front door. An attack line was pulled and the fire was knocked do...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Council OKs battery energy storage project

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement for a 10.6 megawatt battery energy storage project as recommended by the Danville Utility Commission.

This project will help offset rising transmission charges...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Intertape Polymer Group to create 50 new jobs

News release from the Governor's Office

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a packaging products and systems company that supplies to retailers and manufacturers, will expand its manufacturing operation ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Danville baseball club general manager revealed

Following the January 15th  announcement that the City of Danville and Danville Baseball Club, LLC have entered into a long-term MOU to lease American Legion Post 325 Stadium, the team is pleased to announce that Austin Scher has been hired to se...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations for 'Phase 1b' to start locally

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

Beginning Monday, January 18, the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts will begin conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Council will meet in business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or stre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Winter Farmers’ Market underway

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The sixth season of the Winter Farmers’ Market is underway, with vendors offering produce, baked goods and crafts. In February, vendors will be offering meats for sale.

Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the Winter Farmers’ Marke...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2021

City releases schedule for MLK Day holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville T...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2021

All-America City caps, shirts now for sale

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The City of Danville has 2020 All-America City caps, shirts, face masks and cups available for purchase at the Welcome Center.

Last August, Danville was one of 10 communities named as a 2020 All-America City. The award is an affirmation of the great work b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Health agency releases Phase 1b vaccination plan

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

In line with Governor Northam’s directive this week to increase flexibility and speed up vaccine distribution in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the select health districts tha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Library, public schools develop access program

Danville Public Library and Danville Public Schools recently developed the Student Access Program, giving all students, faculty, and staff associated with the school system access to materials, online databases, and streaming services through the library....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City participating in ‘Keep Your Lights Up’ campaign

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The City of Danville will keep its holiday lights and decorations in the River District in place through Jan. 31 to show support and appreciation for local health care workers who have been on the front lines battling the COVID-19 virus.

By keeping the lig...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Police Dept. implements new policing strategy

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The Danville Police Department restructured the Patrol Bureau as part of a continued focus on community policing. 

The department began planning six months ago to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing beginning January 4, 2021. The strategy of ...

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

Police Department promotes 19 officers

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 19 officers today that will be effective January 1, 2021.  

Chief Scott Booth promoted officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held in...

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

Health districts begin COVID-19 vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts is now conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for “Phase 1a” priority groups. Phase 1a is the first ...

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

City releases schedule for New Year’s holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. The public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (c...

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

IALR breaks ground on new center

Rendering of new center

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has broken ground to build a 51,250-square-foot Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the IALR campus. The innovative CMA will offer a platform for leading-edge business success specifically ...

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

Field of Gratitude to say ‘thanks’ to community

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News release by Danville Riverview Rotary

Beautiful flags of gratitude, love, and peace will fly in Danville, Virginia, on Riverside Drive across from the Woodall Nissan Dealership between Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, February 14.   The Field...

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

City, DCC honor first Project Rebuild graduates

A graduation ceremony was held today for the first Project Rebuild class, with six members receiving certificates for completing a workforce readiness program for 18- to 25-year-olds looking to rebuild their lives.

A partnership between Danville Community ...

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

City releases schedule for Christmas holiday

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The Municipal Building, all other City of Danville government offices, and the public library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. 

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed for ...

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

Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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

Utility relief remains available for customers

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The City of Danville reminds utility customers who have experienced COVID-19-related income loss that funds remain available to assist with delinquent utility bills.

Customers, however, must apply by the end of the month because the Coronavirus Aid, Recove...

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

City preps for threat of mixed precipitation

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The Public Works Department is pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses today because of a threat of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that will affect motorists as they commute to work on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: January 19, 2021

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 19, 2021

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 19, 2021

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 19, 2021

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 11, 2021

01-11-2021 Police make arrest in overnight homicide

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Investigators arrested James Edward Fultz IV of Martinsville in connection with last night’s homicide. 

Investigators believe Fultz, age 47, got a ride in a cab and at some point during the fare, cut or stabbed the driver. The driver, 51-year-old ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2021

01-10-2021 Homicide Gay Street

Danville Police responded to a medical emergency in the 500 block of Gay Street this evening.

 

At approximately 8:56 pm this evening, Danville Police were called to the 500 block of Gay Street for a medical emergency.  Upon arrival, they ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

01-05-2021 Department restructure focuses on community policing

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The Danville Police Department restructured the Patrol Bureau as part of our continued focus on community policing. 

The department began planning six months ago to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing beginning January 4, 2021. The strategy o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2021

01-04-2021 Police seek help to identify person of interest in robbery

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Danville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a person of interest in a recent convenience store robbery.  

An individual robbed Carter’s Quick Shoppe at 3103 West Main Street on December 27 at about 8 a.m. A witness desc...

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

12-29-2020 Danville man arrested for early morning shooting

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Danville Police arrested 18-year-old Javonte L. Harris in connection with a shooting that happened this morning. 

 Officers responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the 200 block of Greenwich Circle at about 2:00 a.m. They found that bu...

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

12-29-2020 Department holds promotion ceremony

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 19 officers today that will be effective January 1, 2021.  

Chief Scott Booth promoted officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held in...

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

12-29-2020 Danville Police seeking persons who vandalized neighborhood

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The Danville Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance to help identify vandals who sprayed graffiti on cars and buildings on and around Averett University.  

Around 1:00 a.m. on December 26, surveillance captured images...

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

12-21-2020 Traffic crash on South Boston Road

Danville Police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash that happened this afternoon on South Boston Road that left a Danville man dead. 

The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. on South Boston Road near the intersection of Gough St. The driv...

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

12-16-2020 Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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

12-11-2020 Man wanted in connection to catalytic converter thefts

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Danville Police obtained several warrants on Daniel R. Solis of Danville with several charges in connection with a string of catalytic converter thefts.

Police charged Solis, age 39, with two counts of grand larceny, trespassing and unlawfully entering a v...

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

12-09-2020 Skeletal human remains discovered in Danville

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Danville Police are conducting a death investigation after a crew of workers clearing trees along a power line right-of-way found human skeletal remains late in the afternoon of December 8.  

Officers immediately secured the area and today police ...

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

12-08-2020 Robbery arrest

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Danville Police arrested David Hampton, age 20, for robbery and abduction in connection with a December 1 incident. 

On the evening of December 1, the victim reported to police he met a man that he did not know in order to buy drugs. They walked t...

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

12-08-2020 Drug investigation arrest

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Danville Police charged Joshua Allen in connection with an ongoing drug investigation involving a potentially fatal overdose. 

On November 27 a family member called 911 to report they found a family member unresponsive. EMS transported the victim,...

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

12-04-2020 Focused opioid intervention efforts continue

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The Danville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the continued focused efforts to combat opioid abuse in the City of Danville, provide information on recent likely deaths from opioid use, and offer assistance to individuals fighting opioid ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-03-2020 Catalytic converter theft awareness

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The Danville Police Department has recognized a citywide pattern of catalytic converter theft from vehicle exhaust systems. Toyota Priuses and Honda’s are the most common vehicle type being targeted, although several other makes and models have ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-03-2020 Danville man wanted in connection with November shooting

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Danville Police are looking for Kaos Green for outstanding felony warrants for his involvement in a November shooting.  

Police charged Green, age 25, with aggravated assault and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to ...

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

Traffic Fatality

November 25, 2020

Motor vehicle crash results in a fatality

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Tuesday around 5:16 p.m. in the area of West Main Street and Park Avenue.   

A gray 2016 Range Rover driven...

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

11-06-2020 Police investigate overnight shooting

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Danville Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man seriously injured.

Shortly after midnight, police responded to a 911 call that someone had been shot in the 1600 block of North Main Street. Officers found a 36-year-old man outside ...

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

10-23-2020 Community response helps capture robber

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Danville Police arrested a 17-year-old for an armed robbery that happened Thursday morning. 

The victim was outside of his home in the 200 block of Wheatley Road about 11:15 a.m. when a male approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim&...

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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