News Flash

Posted on: December 8, 2019

Danville Fire Department responds to Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 209 Scales Street this morning at 10:36 am. Three Engines, One Ladder, and two support vehicles initially responded with 16 personnel. The responding fire companies arrived to f...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2019

House fire on Wyllie Avenue

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 1117 Wyllie Avenue this morning at 1:19 am. Apparatus arrived in less than five minutes to find heavy smoke showing from a small, 1-story house. The occupant of the residence met the firef...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2019

City prepares for the threat of freezing rain

Freezing rain on windshield

The Public Works Department is pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses today because of a threat of freezing rain during the early morning hours of Friday.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a winter weather advisory that...

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

AeroFarms to invest $42 million, create 92 jobs

Bettina K. Ring, secretary of agriculture and forestry, presents state flag to AeroFarms officials

News release from the Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam

RICHMOND -- Governor Ralph Northam today announced that AeroFarms® will invest $42 million to build their largest, most sophisticated indoor vertical farm to date in Cane Creek Centre, a joi...

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

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in a business session that will be its final one of the year. The session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

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

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2019

City names Dave Coffey as new fire chief

Dave Coffey

City Manager Ken Larking announced today the selection of Dave Coffey to serve as fire chief. Coffey has more than 25 years of service with the fire department in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he rose through the ranks to deputy fire chief of operations.

Coffe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Library conducting donation campaign

Statue outside main branch of Danville Public Library system

Pay it forward this holiday season and clear your library fines by participating in the Danville Public Library's “Donation December” program.

For every unopened travel or full-size toiletry donation, the library will waive $2 from curr...

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

Holiday Market, Trail Walk to kick off festivities

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Parks and Recreation once again will offer a full lineup of holiday events in December, beginning this weekend with the 11th annual Holiday Market, the Luminaria Trail Walk, and the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.

Here is the December schedule:

11th Annu...

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

Resurfacing underway in Holbrook Avenue area

Road work sign

Milling and paving are underway on sections of Loyal, Stokes, and Holbrook streets, and Holbrook Avenue. The work will require alternating lane closures, and some of the streets that intersect with these streets may be closed temporarily when paving takes...

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

City seeking proposals for a casino project

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

Although the City Council has not yet taken an official position on how voters should vote if a referendum were held on casinos, today the City Manager’s Office issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) from companies interested in being desig...

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

City Council will meet in business session

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

The business session will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the fourth ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Virginia Treasury staff to help find missing money

Virginia Department of Treasury social media image

Representatives from the Virginia Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program will be in Danville next week to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

The representatives will set up at the City of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Offices, library to close for Thanksgiving holiday

New Years 2018 image

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 2.

The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (cour...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Cabin Fever Music Series kicks off Saturday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee's Cabin Fever Music Series will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Community Market with the country music sound of the Dirt Road Scholars and, will also feature shows on Saturdays in January and February.

This year's lineup inc...

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

River District Association resumes Dream Launch

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In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the River District Association announces the continuation of the River District Association Dream Launch entrepreneurship program in 2020.

The program consists of two portions; the boot camp is for entreprene...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2019

City Council hears study on casino impact

The City Council on Tuesday night listened to a presentation from a study of Danville’s potential as a location hosting a private casino gambling operation. Such an operation, according to the presentation, could produce gross gaming revenues of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Danville named among top digital cities

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The City of Danville has been named by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top cities with populations up to 75,000 for its use of technology.

In its 2019 Digital Cities Survey, the center ranked Danville second in its population size group – d...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

Holiday Bazaar photo

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, wreaths, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

The event is held at the...

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

Police hold 11th community walk of year

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers on Thursday, Nov. 14, walked door-to-door in the Paxton Street/Jefferson Street neighborhood. The community engagement walk was the 11th of the year and the department’s 22nd since these events began.

This neighborhood wa...

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

Gas main maintenance at Aiken Bridge scheduled

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Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, the right-hand, northbound lane on Central Boulevard will be closed between Memorial Drive and Riverside Drive to allow for maintenance of a gas main located underneath Aiken Bridge. Weather permitting, the repairs will be compl...

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

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in a business session and a special work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is ...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Program to prep seniors on dealing with panhandlers

Local law enforcement agencies will present a program on Thursday, Nov. 14, to provide seniors with practical tips on how to deal with panhandlers.

The program will be presented at 11 a.m. at the Ballou Recreation Center, 760 West Main St. Reservations are...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: December 10, 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: December 10, 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: December 10, 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: December 10, 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: November 27, 2019

11-27-2019 Homicide Arrest

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

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

11-26-2019 Homicide

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

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

11-19-2019 The Danville Police Department statement on the death of Officer Eric Goff.

The Danville Police Department statement on the death of Officer Eric Goff.

The Danville Police Department learned that Officer Eric Goff died unexpectedly at his residence in Patrick County yesterday evening. The members of the Danville Police Department ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

11-14-2019 Target store burglary

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Danville Police seek the public’s help following the burglary of the Danville Target Store

Investigators would like to speak with two men who may have information about last night’s burglary at the Danville Target Store.

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CARE app Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

11-06-2019 Child Struck by Vehicle

A 12-year-old girl is being treated after being struck by a vehicle this afternoon.

At approximately 2:34 pm today, a City of Danville School Bus came to a stop from Haynesworth Dr. at the intersection of Elizabeth St. The school bus stopped for the purpos...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

10-30-2019 K-9 Tina receives body armor

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received donation of body armor

Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

10-25-2019 Police arrest second man as overdose investigation continues

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Danville Police arrest a second man as the investigation into the series of recent overdoses continues.

Following what we believe to be an overdose death early Thursday morning, investigators executed search warrants at two locations and seized drugs from ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

10-24-2019 Bike patrol

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The Danville Police Department is excited to announce the first bike patrol officers have hit the street.

Residents will see officers on bikes throughout the city and at special events on a routine basis. The first of many officers completed their training...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2019

10-23-2019 Police investigate potentially deadly batch of heroin

reed, damion

The Danville Police Department wishes to inform the public about a potentially deadly batch of heroin laced with illegally sourced fentanyl or similar substance.

Several individuals required medical treatment within the last week after they took what they ...

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

10-22-2019 Thefts from vending machines

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Danville Police are seeking information regarding the identity of the individuals in the attached pictures who may be responsible for damage and theft from several vending machines.

Danville Police are investigating a pattern of thefts from coin-operated v...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2019

10-20-2019 Update to the lockdown at Averett University last night

Averett University and the Danville Police Department are issuing a joint statement regarding the lockdown on Averett’s campus late Saturday evening:

Events like these can cause confusion and concern for students, parents, employees and neighbors...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

10-15-2019 HEART walk today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10-15-2019

The Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART walk in the neighborhood impacted by Friday’s homicide.

The walk will begin at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Paxton Street

HEA...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road last night.

On 10-11-10 at 9:05 P.M., Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road. An employee advised a black male with ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Paxton Street last night.

On 10-11-19 at approximately 8:50 P.M., Danville Police responded to the 700 block of Paxton Street on a shots fired call. Officers found a 17-year-old male, a Da...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

10-11-2019 Robbery Arrest

Luis Eurricue Torres

On Wednesday 10-09-19, at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery.

After further investigation, on 10-10-19, Danville Police charged Luis Eurri...

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

10-10-2019 Armed robbery at convenience store

Robbery surveillance video

On Wednesday 10-09-19 at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery. 

After speaking with the victim and witnesses the investigation reve...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

10-07-2019 Home Invasion - Updated 11-20-2019

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Kevin Anteus James was arrested this afternoon in the city of Danville without incident. He is being held in the Danville City Jail. 

Original Release 10-07-2019:

A 47-year-old Danville man was injured in a home invasion yesterday morning.

Shortly b...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2019

10-06-2019 Shooting Arrest

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Shortly before midnight, Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Parker Road for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 26-year-old man who reported he had an argument with his sister's boyfriend. The verbal dispute was escalating ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

10-04-2019 Shooting Arrest

George Lee Hairston III

Danville Police arrested a man following a late night shooting.

Shortly before midnight Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Northmont Blvd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 32-year-old man and his 31-year-old sister wh...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Shooting Arrest

An arrest has been made in the weekend shooting on Hughes St.

Today charges were brought against 18-year-old Rayshawn Wa-Heim Bennett. He was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied building. He was arreste...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Weekend Shooting Update

The 21-year-old female victim who was transferred to Carilion in Roanoke yesterday remains in stable condition. The other two victims were treated and released yesterday morning. 

The investigation revealed that multiple shots were fired outside o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality Update

The victim in this morning's motorcycle crash has been identified as 42-year-old Terence Vernandez Keene of Danville. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality

A Danville man died in a single vehicle crash this morning.

At approximately 1:08 am, Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the 1100 block of Halifax Rd. for a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival they located a 2001 Suzuki that was traveling westbound ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Shooting

Three people were injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:11 am Danville Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the area of South Main St. and Hughes St. An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman arrived at SOVAH Health...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Robbery Arrest

Carl Avery Wilson

A Danville man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 9:57 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General on West Main St. The clerk reported that while she was completing a customer transaction, ...

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

09-26-2019 Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash

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A Pittsylvania County woman has died as a result of injuries she suffered in a traffic crash earlier this week.

At midnight on Sept. 22, police and EMS responded to a 911 call for a single-vehicle crash in the 1100 block of Piney Forest Road. The driver an...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

09-18-2019 Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster to get donation of body armor

K-9 Rooster

Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rooster’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by J...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

09-17-2019 Danville Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Award

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The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) awarded six Danville Police officers the Award for Lifesaving for their self-less actions during Tropical Storm Michael on Oct.11, 2018.

Chief Scott Booth recognized Major Timothy Jones, Lt. David Whitley...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2019

09-14-2019 Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

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Danville Police Major Timothy W. Jones recently attended and graduated from the 277th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Jones completed the ten-week academy that was held at Quantico, Va. and hosted law enforcement leaders from 50 states and the Distric...

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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