Posted on: October 11, 2017

House fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1005 Washington Street this evening at 10:23 pm. Crews arrived at 10:26 pm and found light smoke coming from the eves of a small two story house. Engine 5’s crew pulled a 1&a...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Propane tank explosion

The Danville Fire Department responded this morning to an explosion and fire at AMA Metal & Auto Recycling at 1692 Halifax Road. The explosion occurred around 8:45 a.m. when a liquid petroleum gas tank ruptured. The tank was beneath a pile of debris.

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

Posted on: October 19, 2017

City Council seeks funds to extend Riverwalk Trail

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City Council this week adopted a resolution requesting funds from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to extend the Riverwalk Trail in two areas. One extension would be from the northern end of the Robertson Bridge to Riverside Drive in front...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2017

City Council reaffirms focus areas at retreat

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Danville City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the three focus areas that it established a year ago. The areas are violent crime, education and growing Danville.

The decision came during a retreat held Sunday and Monday at Berry Hill Resort in Hali...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Mayor to take part in 10-minute walk campaign

Ten minute walk poster

Mayor John Gilstrap, along with Parks and Recreation Department staff, will host on Friday, Oct. 26, a 10-minute walk from the Crossing at the Dan to Main Street Plaza. Citizens are encouraged to join the walk, which will begin at noon.

The walk is part of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

River District Festival logo

What a weekend it's shaping up to be! The events begin on Thursday, with opening of The Compassion Experience educational exhibit at Union Church and the start of the annual River District Festival. The festival is a four-day event that will bring a varie...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Danville Rides, Complete Streets win awards

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The City of Danville was recognized recently for its dedication to improving the community’s health.

During the 2017 Regional Health Summit at Averett University presented by The Health Collaborative, the City of Danville received awards for the ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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, wh...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Danville welcomes Crema & Vine to Old West End

Citizens gather inside restaurant following grand opening

City officials joined other area leaders and citizens yesterday in welcoming Crema & Vine  in the Old West End Neighborhood. The restaurant is located at 1009 Main St., adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Owned by Steve DelG...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Cash prizes arranged for Market Monster Mash

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Thanks to a partnership with several local businesses, Danville Parks and Recreation will be offering cash prizes for the best decorated trunk and the best carved pumpkins during the upcoming Market Monster Mash on Oct. 31.

The Market Monster Mash will sta...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Tobacco auctioneer demo to precede concert

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Returning to its roots, Danville Harvest Jubilee will feature a tobacco auctioneer demonstration on Friday, Oct. 13, sponsored by JTI Leaf Services Inc.

 

The demonstration, set to take the stage prior to national recording artist Trace Adkins, wi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Police Department will hold job fair Wednesday

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The Danville Police Department will hold a job fair to fill a number of positions within its law enforcement, adult detention and juvenile detention divisions.

The job fair takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Pepsi Building, whi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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Public Works Department crews will collect loose leaves from residential neighborhoods through Jan. 31. There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. Leaves are collected each week on the same day as scheduled garbage collection as ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Recreation center to host Veterans Day celebration

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Ballou Recreation Center will host a Veterans Day Celebration and Luncheon from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

The celebration will include George Washington High School’s ROTC color guard and a performance by the Danville Symphony Orchest...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Danville Science Center's Science After Dark logo

No plans yet for the weekend? Here is information on things to do in Danville. The events begin Friday evening at the Danville Science Center with an opportunity to experience some spooky science while you observe and take part in some live demonstrations...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Courthouse to close for Columbus Day

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The James F. Ingram Justice Center (Danville courthouse) will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, for the Columbus Day holiday. The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be open.

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Patton Street project gets underway today

Patton Street storm drainage project underway

 Patton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets was closed this afternoon to through traffic to allow for the start of a storm water drainage project that will impact traffic along this corridor for six months or more.

The project not only will a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 3, 2017

City wins two Virginia Municipal League awards

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The City of Danville’s use of Facebook Live on River City TV and its “Dan River Twins” children’s book project were among the winners Monday night in the 2017 Innovation Awards for excellence in local government.

The...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Museum meets Margaritaville logo

No plans yet for the weekend? Here is information on things to do in Danville. The events include an annual favorite — the Danville Museum Meets Margaritaville at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

If you are looking for something new,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Chef at the Market returns on Saturday

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, Sept. 30, with local chef Dustin Haberer, owner of Nana Karen’s Cruisin Kitchen, preparing on site recipes made from fresh foods found at the Farmers' Market.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and en...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Police, fire to offer free child safety seat checks

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Danville Police and Fire departments are partnering to provide child safety seat checks and installation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Old Navy on Holt Garrison Parkway. Anyone who provides transportation to children is encouraged to st...

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Additional Info... 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: October 17, 2017

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: October 17, 2017

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: October 17, 2017

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: October 17, 2017

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: October 13, 2017

10-13-17 Threats

The Danville Police Department is investigating two incidents of threats made by an employee at Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

Tuesday the Danville Police Department responded to Goodyear Tire and Rubber regarding a threat made by an employee. This incident rem...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2017

10-06-17 Wanted Man Found Dead

A man wanted for auto theft in connection to a homicide last week has been found dead.

D'Quinnton Averon Saunders was found deceased early yesterday morning in DeKalb County, GA. He died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Danville Police De...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

10-04-17 Charges Brought in Homicide

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Two teens have been charged in the shooting death of Louis Isaiah Glenn.

Yesterday, charges for conspiracy to commit murder and willfully discharge a firearm in a public place resulting in bodily injury, were brought against 18-year-old Stevie Jermaine Joh...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2017

10-01-17 Stolen Vehicle Located

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The white 2002 Chevrolet Impala bearing VA license KEU-2681 has been located. D'Quinnton Averon Saunders remains at large. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of D'Quinnton Saunders is asked to call 911, contact Danville Crime Stoppers at ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2017

09-30-17 Homicide Victim Identified

The man who was shot and killed Thursday evening has been identified as 23-year-old Louis Isaiah Glenn of Danville. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508, or via our crime tips l...

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

09-29-17 Homicide Victim Identified

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The woman found on Westover Dr. this morning has been identified as 40-year-old Tiffany Denise Coleman of Keeling, VA. A vehicle belonging to her is missing and is being treated as stolen. It is described as a white 2002 Chevrolet Impala bearing VA licens...

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

09-29-17 Homicide

At approximately 7:39 am this morning, Danville Police responded to Hudson's Welding on Westover Dr. for a report of suspicious conditions in the parking lot. Officers checked the area, and while they were on scene, a body was discovered in a dumpster. Th...

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

09-29-17 Wanted Persons Arrested

Two wanted men have been arrested.

Avis Gravett was arrested yesterday evening. Hazret Ford was arrested this morning. Both are being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

From release dated 9-28-17:

A man is wanted in connection to a robb...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2017

09-28-17 Wanted Persons

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A man is wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred yesterday morning.

Shortly after 10:00 am yesterday, an 81-year-old man reported that he was robbed at his business in the 2200 block of North Main St. The victim reported that he was working alone i...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

09-25-17 Death Investigation

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 34 year old Danville resident. 

On 09-10-17 at approximately 3:15pm the Danville Police and rescue personnel responded to the 600 block of Holbrook St. in reference to a dist...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

09-22-17 Missing Person

Erica Diane Millner

The Danville Police Department is investigating a missing adult.

Erica Diane Millner, age 34 of Danville was reported missing by a family member on 9-15-17. She was last seen on 9-13-17 and was operating a tan 2005 Nissan Altima 4dr., VA license VMD-3722. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

09-15-17 Shooting

Today at approximately 1:11pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 500 block of N. Main Street in reference to a person being shot. 

After a brief search of the area officers located a 24 year old male victim in a back yard of an apartm...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

09-14-17 Motor Vehicle Crash with Fatality

At approximately 4:45pm on 09-13-17 Danville Police and rescue personnel responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 991 Mount Cross Road. 

Kelly Michelle Ferguson 46 of Pittsylvania County, was pronounced non-viable at...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

09-14-17 Aggravated Assault

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On 09/13/17 at
approximately 8:54PM Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Lynndale Dr.in ref to shots being fired. When officers arrived on the scene the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2017

09-12-17 Homicide

Today at approximately 9:59am the Danville Police Department responded to the Joy Food Mart at 507 Riverside Drive in reference to someone in medical distress. Responding officers discovered a male victim behind the counter with an injury consistent with ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2017

09-10-17 Suicide

On Saturday 09-09-17 at approximately 2:04pm Danville police and emergency personnel responded to 158 Waterford Court in reference to a possible cardiac arrest. Once on the scene police discovered a male victim in the residence with an injury consistent w...

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

9-7-2017 Informations leads to Search Warrant

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The Danville Police Department Special Investigations Unit and Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant for illegal firearms in the 9000 block of Martinsville Highway yesterday.

The warrant service led to the seizure of six firearms an...

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

08-30-2017 Information leads to Search Warrant, Drug and Weapons seizure.

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In response to a citizen complaint Special Investigators of the Danville Police Department executed a search warrant for controlled substances in the 100 block of Pleasant View. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of multiple  controlled s...

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

09-02-2017 Information leads to Search Warrant

Courtney Marable Cedar Place.

On Saturday, September 2 Officers of the Danville Police Department Special Investigations , Criminal Investigations, Patrol and Street Crimes units executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Cedar Place. Investigators seized cocaine, a stolen firearm ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

09-01-17 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

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An arrest has been made for the 08-28-17 breaking and entering of Belk Department Store. Christopher Thomas Perkins 20, of Danville was arrested without incident at a residence in Danville yesterday. Due to the swiftness of the investigation and arrest, p...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2017

08-30-17 Breaking and Entering

On 08-28-17 at approximately 4:40 am Danville Police responded to the Belk Department Store located at 325 Piedmont Drive in reference to a breaking and entering of the business. Entry appeared to have been made by breaking out both exterior and interior ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2017

08-16-17 Shooting Arrest

A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting last weekend.

This afternoon Danville Police arrested 32-year-old Franklin Deron Myers Jr. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of malicious wounding. Myers was arr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

08-14-17 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man is in critical condition following a shooting that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 6:00 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the area of Pumpkin Creek and Lockett Dr. for a report of shots fired. Officers located...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2017

08-06-17 Homicide

A 16-year-old female is dead following a shooting early this morning.

Shortly before 3:00 am this morning officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of Paxton St. Within minutes a 16-year-old female arrived at Danville Regional Medical Center b...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Information leads to search warrant

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Information was received that led to Danville Police Department Investigators and Officers serving a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Audubon Drive. During the search officers seized a hand gun, scales, cellular devices and US Currency as...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

07-27-17 Officer Identified

Deadly force incidents are traumatic for everyone involved. While the emotional impact can be overwhelming for a police officer who is forced to fire his weapon to protect him or others from violence, that use of force demands transparency. To balance the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

07-26-17 Homicide

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Today at approximately 11:30 am a man called 911 to report he had shot someone while in the 500 block of Cabell Street. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a male victim located in a residence in the 500 block of Cabell Street suffering from an appa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Counterfeit "movie money"

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Danville Police have received multiple counterfeit $100.00 bills received by several different complainants.

The counterfeit currency has "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" immediately beside the altered portrait of Benjamin Franklin. In the banner un...

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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: July 14, 2017

Information needed on Stolen Go-Cart

Stolen Go Kart pic

On Sunday 9 July, 2017 a report of a stolen Go-Cart was taken in the 900 block of Wyllie Ave. The Go-Cart is red in color with a white front spoiler. The number 23 appears on both sides of the Go-Cart in black and white. A recent photograph has been attac...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Warrants lead to seizure of firearms and drugs

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On July 7, 2017 the Danville Police Department executed search warrants in the 100 block of Haley Street and the 1100 block of Washington Street resulting in the following seizures:

1) Over 32 grams of crack cocaine.

2) Over one half ounce of a synthetic na...

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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