Posted on: February 12, 2018

Electrical Fire on Clement Avenue

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a possible house fire on Clement Avenue this morning at 7:27 AM. E5 arrived 3 minutes later to find a one-story house with moderate smoke showing from the house. Their investigation revealed an overheated ext...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2018

City to receive top fire protection rating

A national company that rates fire departments based on their training and fire suppression and prevention capabilities has reclassified the City of Danville as a class 1 community, which is the highest rating possible.

The new rating makes Danville one of...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

Posted on: February 19, 2018

Repairs slated for trail bridge behind Public Works

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The Riverwalk Trail walking bridge located behind the Public Works yard, downstream from the Crossing at the Dan pedestrian bridge, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, for maintenance.

Please avoid this area as it...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Council will meet Tuesday in a business session

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, in a business session at 7 p.m. The session is open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

During th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Courthouse to close for Presidents Day

Exterior photo of James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse)

(Posted Wednesday, Feb. 14) The James F. Ingram Justice Center (Danville courthouse) will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, for Presidents Day. The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be open.

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Danville named runner friendly community

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Danville recently was named a Runner Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The city is one of three locations to receive the designation this winter and meets “the program’s criteria, which includes community i...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

The Launch Place invests in IoT company

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A new company will be joining the diverse portfolio of The Launch Place in February. Chapel Hill-based mesur.io, an internet of things (IoT) company that focuses on providing ag-based businesses with automated data tracking and analytics, received a $200,...

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

Riverwalk Trail sections inaccessible due to flooding

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Due to flooding, sections of the Riverwalk Trail are inaccessible. These sections include the access at Sandy River Park, portions of the trail from Sandy River Park to the Union Street overlook, and the canoe launch at Dan Daniel Memorial Park.

Trail user...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2018

City Council Oks sign changes for downtown

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City Council voted unanimously earlier this week to approve changes to the sign code that create identical regulations for both the Central Business Commercial and Tobacco Warehouse Commercial zones.

The amendments also permit wall signs for each establish...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2018

City introduces Booth as new chief of police

Scott Booth, right, sworn in by Clerk of Circuit Court Gerald Gibson

A packed-house gathering in City Council Chambers earlier this week welcomed Scott Booth as Danville’s new chief of police.

At a ceremonial swearing-in on Tuesday, Booth took the oath of office, which was administered by Clerk of Circuit Court Ge...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2018

City plans electrical line upgrade on Arnett

Danville Utilities sign on building

Weathering permitting, Danville Utilities will begin an electrical line upgrade beginning Monday, Feb. 12, on a portion of Arnett Boulevard and the surrounding area that will require intermittent power outages. The project will take three to four weeks to...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Cabin Fever Music Series resumes Saturday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever Music Series will resume Saturday, Feb. 10, with The Castaways performing its unique flavor of beach, soul and rock n’ roll at the Community Market.

A reputable band known throughout the South, The...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Health District sets up free flu shot clinics

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The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District office has set up two free flu shot drive-thru clinics to be held in Danville. The first will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, at Hobby Lobby, which is located at 135 Collins Drive. The second clinic will be held on Sat...

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

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Councilwill meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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 loca...

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

City to receive top fire protection rating

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A national company that rates fire departments based on their training and fire suppression and prevention capabilities has reclassified the City of Danville as a class 1 community, which is the highest rating possible.

The new rating makes Danville one of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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: February 13, 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: February 13, 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: February 13, 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: February 13, 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

Posted on: February 15, 2018

02-15-18 Shooting arrest.

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Danville resident Darick Lamont Richardson 18, has been charged with three felonies in connection with yesterday’s shooting incident at Johnson Elementary School.

Richardson is charged with the following:

Discharging a firearm on school property i...

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

02-14-18 Shooting

Today
at approximately 3:00 PM a caller contacted the 911 center stating a male wasshooting at Johnson Elementary School near Northmont Blvd and Melrose Ave. The caller
further stated that people were seen running.

The callerdescribed the suspect as ...

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

02-08-18 Second Man Arrested / Third Remains At Large

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On Feb 1, 2018, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Tredarius Jameriquan Keene in Bluefield, WV. 

Keene was wanted in connection to the homicide of Antwan Duval Tucker Jr. where two other men have also been charged. Keene is currently c...

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

Warning on child pornography links being sent to Facebook users

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Responding to national reports of Facebook messages linking recipients to child pornography, the Danville Police Department is sharing the following warning to area residents:

While we have not had any reported incidents locally we are taking a proactive a...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2018

02-01-18 Wanted person arrested.

Wanted person Richard Macon Dunn who is the subject of a Danville Police Department media release yesterday, was arrested in Forsyth County North Carolina last night. He was arrested on outstanding North Carolina and Danville warrants. 

He is awai...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2018

01-31-18 Wanted Person

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A North Carolina man is wanted in connection to the robbery of the Dairy Queen restaurant yesterday evening.

The Danville Police Department is currently looking for 32-year-old Richard Macon Dunn of Lexington, NC. He is charged with Robbery in violation of...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2018

01-30-18 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at Dairy Queen 2909 Riverside Drive last night.

At approximately 8:41pm Danville Police responded to Dairy Queen 2909 Riverside Drive in reference to

a robbery. An employee advised a white male, 6'0" wea...

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

01-25-18 Shooting

On 1-23-18 at approximately 8:49pm the Danville Police Department responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Piney Forest Road in reference to a shooting. 

Once on the scene officers discovered a 27 year-old female of the residence, suffering f...

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

01-25-18 Malicious Wounding Arrest

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Danville Police responded to a stabbing call in the 30 block of Baltimore Avenue on January 24th, 2018. 

At approximately 6:00pm on January 24th, 2018, Danville Police responded to the 30 block of Baltimore Avenue on a stabbing call. Officers foun...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2018

01-22-18 Charges Brought in Shooting

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A man is in jail following a weekend shooting.

At approximately 4:32 pm Saturday afternoon police responded to the Pit Stop Mart on Piney Forest Rd. for a report of a shooting. As officers approached the scene they observed two males running from the area ...

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

01-19-18 Wanted Person

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A third man is wanted in connection to the homicide of Antwan Duval Tucker Jr.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 23-year-old Dashaun Lamar Trent. He is currently wanted for attempted murder in violation of VA State Code 18.2-26/18.2...

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

01-17-18 Wanted Person Arrested

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Greensboro Police Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested K'Darius Taequan West in Greensboro, NC. He is being held pending extradition back to Virginia. 

West was wanted in connecti...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

01-10-18 Officer identified.

Justin P. Nelson is the officer involved in this past weekends fatal shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Halifax Road. Officer Nelson has over 12 years combined experience in law enforcement. He has previous experience with the Danville Police Dep...

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

01-07-18 Homicide

At approximately 12:47 a.m. Jan. 7, 2018, Danville Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Halifax Road for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival at the residence, Officers knocked at the door of 1069 Halifax Road to investigate further. Shot...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2018

01-04-18 Drug and Firearm Related Indictments

Multiple drug and firearms related indictments were handed down yesterday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing investigation spanning several months, several individuals have been charged with various offenses. The Danville Police Department...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2017

12-29-17 Wanted Person

Tredarius Jameriquan Keene

A second man is wanted in connection to the homicide of Antwan Duval Tucker Jr. last weekend.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 22-year-old Tredarius Jameriquan Keene. He is currently wanted for possession of a firearm by a convicte...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2017

12-29-17 Wanted Person

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A man is wanted in connection to the homicide of Antwan Duval Tucker Jr. last weekend.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 19-year-old K'Darius Taequan West. He is charged with three counts of attempted malicious wounding in violation...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2017

12-13-17 Larceny Arrest

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Arrest made in recent larceny that
occurred on December 11, 2017.<_o3a_p>

On December 11, 2017, at approximately 5:20pm, the Danville PoliceDepartment responded to the 1000 block of Main Street in reference to a larceny
complaint. The victim reported ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

12-11-17 Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle Identified.

The pedestrian fatally struck by a motor vehicle yesterday has been identified as Danville resident Eugene Field Moorefield Jr. 

 See Danville Police Department Media release dated 12-10-17:

On 12-10-2017 at approximately 6:15pm, Officers ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

12-11-17 Pedestrian Struck By Motor Vehicle

On
12-10-2017 at approximately 6:15pm, Officers responded to the 1500 block ofWestover Drive for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.   The vehicle was traveling west on Westover
Drive when the pedestrian walked in front of the ve...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2017

12-08-17 Robbery

The Danville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Ballou Park Hair Center located at 106 Wooding Ave.

Today at approximately 1:15pm, a black male in his 30's walked into the business, produced a handgun and dema...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

07-24-2017 Officer Involved Shooting

At 5:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 100 block of Lawson Street on a 911 call from a female who reported that she was talking to her husband on the phone and he was armed and t...

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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

Posted on: February 9, 2018

City plans electrical line upgrade on Arnett

Danville Utilities sign on building

Weathering permitting, Danville Utilities will begin an electrical line upgrade beginning Monday, Feb. 12, on a portion of Arnett Boulevard and the surrounding area that will require intermittent power outages. The project will take three to four weeks to...

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