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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Cause Determined in Fire at 180 Lamberth Drive

The Danville Fire Marshal's Office conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire located at 180 Lamberth Drive on September 6th at 10:57 pm . The cause was determined to be incendiary. The Fire Marshal's Office request that anyone that may have in...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Structure Fire at 180 Lamberth Drive

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a large brush fire that was possibly threatening several trailers at 180 Lamberth Drive on September 6th at 10:57 pm. Engine 6 arrived two minutes later to find a single-wide trailer heavily involved in fire....

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Structure fire at 615 Emdmonds St. Apt 5

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 615 Edmonds St. Apartment #5 just before 2pm this afternoon. Upon arrival units encountered smoke showing from the front door of  the apartment. Crews were advised by neighbor...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Structure fire at 150 Rocklawn Ave

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 150 Rocklawn Avenue this morning at 7:40 am. Crews arrived at 7:43 am and found moderate smoke coming from the front roof area of a medium sized 2-story house. Ladder 1’s crew pulled a...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2018

KYOCERA holds grand opening for new facility

Photo of Kyocera SGS Tech Hub exterior

KYOCERA SGS corporate leadership joined with state and local officials today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate its newly constructed manufacturing and research hub located at 149 Slayton Ave. in the Cyber Park.

From the 30,000 square-foot purpose...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2018

National Weather Service lowers flood projections

Graphic - Turn around, don't drown

UPDATE AT 5:35 P.M. MONDAY, SEPT. 17: The National Weather Service this afternoon has significantly lowered its river flood projections for the Dan River at all points, including Danville. For Danville, moderate flooding is now expected. The river may bri...

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Map - Hurricane Florence projected path Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2018

RIFA enters into option for industrial park lot

Map - Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill in Pittsylvania County

The Danville Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority today approved and entered into an option with INDEVPROP, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company, for approximately 149-acres located within the northern confines of the Southern Virginia...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Florence to lead to closing of Riverwalk Trail

Riverwalk Trail - Virginia Treasure section

Effective Friday morning, Danville Parks and Recreation will close the Riverwalk Trail in preparation for Hurricane Florence. While the forecast has improved for Danville, excessive rain totals in North Carolina may still cause the Dan River to flood its ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Crews to start next cast iron replacement phase

Danville Utilities logo

On Thursday, Sept. 6, Danville Utilities will begin replacing cast iron water and gas mains on Loyal, Wilson and Newton Streets and on side streets between Court Street and Jefferson Avenue and Jefferson Street.

The project is estimated to take six months ...

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Map of Phase 19 project.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2018

State certifies mega site as ‘infrastructure ready’

Map of Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill

The Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill has been certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as infrastructure ready, announced Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the Virginia Economic Developme...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Firefighters deliver school supplies for students

Fill the fire truck poster

The Fire Department this summer raised more than $3,000 to purchase school supplies for students of Danville Public Schools. Today, firefighters delivered those supplies to the school system.

The department raised the money as part of its annual “Fill The ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Special projects fund created for River District

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The Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the creation of a new financing tool for high-impact historic redevelopment projects in the River District. The program, named the Special Projects Loan Fund (SPLF), has been established to help ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Danville Utilities to host electric car ride & drive

Danville Plugs In-2018 logo

Danville Utilities will hold an electric vehicle ride and drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Community Market. The event, Danville Plugs In, will provide an opportunity for area residents to learn more about electric vehicles.

In addition, Danville Utiliti...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2018

City government offices closed on Labor Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville Transit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Danville Utilities receives peak power alert

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier.

A peak alert means that conditions wi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 24, 2018

City installs new type of signal for left turns

Installation of flashing yellow arrow signal at Central Boulevard and Waston/South Main Street

The City of Danville is updating traffic signals at three intersections to include a new type of signal with a flashing yellow arrow for left turns. A national study shows these arrows create a safer, more efficient left-hand turn.

 These turn sig...

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Graphic: What the turn signal means..... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Music on Main concert series concludes season

Photo of Johnny-O and the Jump Out Boys in concert in Danville

Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series concluded its fifth season on Thursday evening with old school, Chicago blues by the band Johnny-O and the Jump Out Boys. All concerts in the outdoor series were free.

Johnny-O and the Jump Out ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Riverside Drive crossover at Neal Court reopens

Road work sign

The crossover of Riverside Drive at Neal Court, which had been closed since Monday to allow for preparation and installation of base asphalt, reopened this evening.

The work was part of the Riverside Drive reconstruction project, which began last month and...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: January 22, 2013

(IBR) Incident Based Reporting

What is Incident Based Reporting? The NIBRS is an incident-based reporting system in which agencies collect data on each single crime occurrence.The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prio...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: September 11, 2018

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
Posted on: September 11, 2018

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 11, 2018

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 11, 2018

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

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Former Danville Police Officer Receives MADD Award for DUI Enforcement efforts in Danville

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On Friday, September 07, 2018, Officer Andrew  M. Kenyi received the 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award for his outstanding efforts in Drunk Driving Enforcement (DUI) as an officer with the Danville Police Department. Officer Kenyi l...

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

Two Danville Police Officers Receive 2018 VACP Awards for Valor

2018 VACP Valor Awards

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) recently recognized two Danville Officers for their acts of bravery and valor during the performance of their duties. Officers Justin Nelson and John Stadler were recognized September 07...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

09-07-18 Robbery

Today at approximately 9:20am Danville Police responded to Aarons Auto at 1110 South Boston Road. about a reported robbery. Once on the scene officers spoke to a male victim employee of the business. The victim told police he was inside when two male susp...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide.

Rayshawn Wa-heim Bennett

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide. In the interest of public safety, the Danville Police Department is releasing the following juvenile charge information: Charges for conspiracy to commit 1st degr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

09-05-18 Captain TW Jones promoted to Major.

Major TW Jones

On 09-04-18, Danville Police Captain Timothy W. Jones was promoted to the rank of Major.

Major Jones was selected during a promotion process that
took place during the month of August in which eight applicants, three DanvillePolice Captains and five Lie...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2018

08-28-18 Search Warrants

08-28-18 Search Warrant 2

On 08-23-18 two Danville officers on routine patrol observed activity they believed to be consistent with the sale of illegal narcotics at 3500 West Main Street (Travel Inn Motel).

The information was passed on to the Special Investigative Unit. After inve...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

08-23-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 08/23/18 in the Cedarbrook neighborhood. This will be the seventh such walk in a planned series spanning the balance of the year....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2018

08-18-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

A teen has been arrested in the homicide of Patrick Andreaus Gunn.

This morning, Danville Police charged a 17-year-old male in the shooting death of Patrick Andreaus Gunn. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA St...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2018

08-18-18 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim in the homicide yesterday evening has been identified as 21-year-old Patrick Andreaus Gunn of Danville.

The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2018

08-17-18 Homicide

This evening at approximately 7:45 p.m. Danville Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Paxton Street in reference to a person being shot. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a deceased black male in the drivers seat of a vehic...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide victim identified

The victim from this mornings homicide at 330 Henry Street has been identified as 46 year-old Charlie Junior Williams of Danville. See previous Danville Police media release:

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency pe...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency personnel responded 330 Henry Street in reference to a vehicle with the drivers window shattered and an unresponsive male sitting inside. The caller also advised there was blood inside ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2018

08-15-18 Recovered stolen vehicle

The Norris Funeral Services flatbed truck that was reported stolen Monday from McDonalds on Piney Forest Road was recovered overnight in Greensboro NC.

 The Danville Police Department is still seeking help from the public about the identi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

08-14-18 Stolen vehicle

Yesterday at approximately 10:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1435 Piney Forest Road (McDonalds) in reference to a stolen vehicle.

A male employee of Norris Funeral Home reported a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with Virginia tags TW20170 that he was o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

08-09-18 Escape Custody

Miller, Raven J.

Today at approximately 10:59am Danville Police were in the process of transporting 28-year-old Danville resident, Raven Juowane Miller from Sovah Health to the Danville City Jail when he escaped police custody with force. Miller was wanted for Parole viol...

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

Danville Police will have increased presence for start of the school year.

In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year, police officers will be among those welcoming area students back to school tomorrow August 9th.

Some officers will be riding school buses with students. Others will be at the s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

07-30-18 Carl Kennedy Extradition

CarlRayKennedy

Carl Ray Kennedy was extradited back to Danville last Friday 07-27-18 to face local charges of domestic assault and abduction. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail. Kennedy was scheduled for arraignment this morning at 8:30am in Danville J...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

07-25-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk tomorrow 7/26/18, in the Woodside Village neighborhood located at 1321 Piney Forest Road. This will be the sixth such walk in a planned ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

07-19-18 Robbery

 Last night, 07-18-18
at approximately 9:15p.m. Danville police responded to Carniceria 2 Toroslocated at 215 Westover Drive in reference to a robbery.

A female employee reported she was robbed after closing the
business. The victim advised a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

07-25-18 Reward Offered.

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The Danville Virginia Police Department, in partnership
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the NationalShooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a joint reward, of up to
$7,000.00, for information leading t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

07-17-18 Suspect indicted for murder.

Today a Danville grand jury indicted 24 year-old Danville resident Marshall Sylvan Silver Jr. on one count of first degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, in the July 5th homicide of 55 year-old Allan Wright. Silver re...

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

07-13-18 Arrest in recent homicide.

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 On July 5, 2018 at
7:03AM, The Danville Police Department responded to the 200 block of ClementAvenue and discovered the body 55-year-old Allan Wright of Danville in the yard
of a residence. The investigation foundthat Mr. Wright died from...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

07-11-18 Danville Police Youth Academy Graduation

A graduation ceremony for the Danville Police Department Youth Police Academy is scheduled for this Thursday 07-12-18, at 1:00pm. The academy has been in session since June 25th and is the police departments first youth academy. The ceremony will take pla...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

07-09-18 Homicide update

The victim from the homicide on Thursday 07-05-18 in the 200 block of Clement Avenue, died as the result of a gunshot wound according to a preliminary report from the medical examiners office. The incident continues to be investigated as a homici...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

7-5-2018 Homicide victim identified.

The victim from today's early morning homicide has been identified as 55 year-year old Allan Wright of Danville,Va.  

This morning at approximately 7:03am Danville Police received an emergency call that a person was lying in the yard in the 200 bl...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

Wiles FBINA graduation

Danville Police Major Chris Wiles recently attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.  The ten week academy held at Quantico, Virginia was the 272nd Session and hosted law enforcement leaders from 48 states...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Meet the Chief

A local resident has invited his neighbors and Danville PD Chief Scott Booth to a Meet the Chief event. Local resident Hakim Abdullah has scheduled a Meet the Chief event for Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1 pm - 3 pm. Chief Booth and Mr. Abdullah met today ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

06-18-18 Charges Brought In Weekend Shooting

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Eric Tashawn Coleman Jr. age 26 , of Danville has been charged in connection with the shooting on Withers Rd. Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

Coleman has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. During the incident Coleman was wound...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Federal Charges to be announced at 1:30 pm Press Conference in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – On Thursday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m., United States Attorney Thomas T.Cullen, Adam S. Lee Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division, along with officialsfrom the Danville Police Department, Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, t...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Community Engagement Walk

Comm Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon May 17, 2018 in the neighborhood adjacent to North Main St and Moffett St. and in the vicinity of the Woodrow Wilson ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Criminal Identity Theft Incident

Brain Lamont Terry Jr

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a criminal identity theft incident that occurred during the month of April. The Weekly Arrest Report and Arrest Photos Report posted May 01, 2018 have been republished due to an ongoing investigati...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Free Community Shred Event

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The Danville Police Department has partnered with URW Community Federal Credit Union and Commonwealth Document Management to bring area residents the opportunity to protect against ID Theft and rid their homes of excess paperwork. This FREE event is open ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Saturday April 28 from 10 until 2

Don't Be the Dealer

Danville VA – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Danville Police Department, the Danville Sheriffs Office, and the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will participate in the  Drug Enforcement Administration 1...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

04-17-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth
and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagementwalk Wednesday afternoon April 18, 2018 in the Old West End neighborhood. This
will be the third such walk in a planned series spanning th...

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

Police seek assistance from the public in stolen vehicle incident

Photo Collage - Stolen Vehicle - Suspect Vehicle 2 unknown suspects

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a motor vehicle theft incident that occurred on April 2, 2018 at an area gas station. The reporting party stepped inside the gas station to pay for a fuel purchase leaving the keys in the vehicle. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Danville Man wanted in connection with a shooting incident

Marcus Maurice Hunt

A Danville Man is currently wanted in connection with a recent shooting incident at a local restaurant on March 29, 2018. Marcus Maurice Hunt age 31 is wanted on charges of: Malicious Wounding in violation of VA State Code 18.2-51.2 and Use of a Firearm i...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

03-19-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and other police staff will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon March 22, 2018 in the neighborhoods adjacent to GLH Johnson Elementary School.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. at the picnic shelter located on ...

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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

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Crews to start next cast iron replacement phase

Danville Utilities logo

On Thursday, Sept. 6, Danville Utilities will begin replacing cast iron water and gas mains on Loyal, Wilson and Newton Streets and on side streets between Court Street and Jefferson Avenue and Jefferson Street.

The project is estimated to take six months ...

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Map of project.... Utilities
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Danville Utilities to host electric car ride & drive

Danville Plugs In-2018 logo

Danville Utilities will hold an electric vehicle ride and drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Community Market. The event, Danville Plugs In, will provide an opportunity for area residents to learn more about electric vehicles.

In addition, Danville Utiliti...

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Utilities
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Danville Utilities receives peak power alert

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier.

A peak alert means that conditions wi...

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