Posted on: May 18, 2017

Fire on First Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 221 First Street at 12:26 am this morning for a fire on the front porch of a house. Engine 5 arrived and found a moderate fire burning on the porch. The fire was quickly extinguished. Further investigation re...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 710 Dame Street at 11:57 pm Sunday night May 14, 2017. First arriving units reported heavy fire and smoke coming from the one story structure. Engine One made an interior fire attac...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Structure fire at 909 Paxton Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 909 Paxton Street this evening at 11:14 pm. Crews arrived at 11:17 pm and found heavy fire showing from the windows on the second story and attic area of a large two story house. The h...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Structure Fire at 4020 Westover Dr. Lot 104

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4020 Westover Dr. Upon arrival units found a unoccupied mobile home with heavy fire showing from the windows. One crew  made a interior attack on the fire while other crews se...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City closes Riverwalk Trail section near Anglers Park

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A section of Riverwalk Trail upriver from Anglers Park is closed due to the collapse of a culvert.

Users who access the trail from the Anglers Park Trailhead will not be able to access the remainder of the trail toward Dan Daniel Memorial Park due to the c...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City Council will discuss budget tonight

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City Council will meet tonight in a special work session to discuss options for balancing the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room, which is located on th...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City offices will be closed on Memorial Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transportation Servic...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Police warn of traffic congestion at graduations

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With Pittsylvania County Schools graduation ceremonies set for Friday evening and Saturday at Averett University’s north campus, the Danville Police Department reminds motorists to expect heavy traffic in the area.

Gretna High School’s grad...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Danville named Playful City for 10th year

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Once again, Danville has been recognized as Playful City USA by national non-profit KaBOOM!, marking the 10th time the community has been honored.

“We hold the streak for the most designations in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Danville Par...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City Council OKs school budget, three tax hikes

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City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a school budget that included an increase of $1.6 million in local funding for school operations. Council also approved higher tax rates for real estate, personal property and lodging, but not meals and aircraft.

T...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Riverwalk Trail section still closed for repairs

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the repairs to the Riverwalk Trail boardwalk behind Holiday Inn Express on Riverside Drive will take longer than expected.

That section of the trail will remain closed until further notice. Trail users are encourage...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

‘Make Danville Shine Month’ at halfway point

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The fifth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign has reached the halfway point. The goal of the campaign is to encourage every citizen to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to assist neighbors who may not be able to do so...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Danville will host region baseball tournament

Legion Field at Dan Daniel Memorial Park

Danville Parks and Recreation, Averett University and Danville Braves will play host to the NCAA Division III South Region Baseball Tournament this weekend at American Legion Post 325 Stadium.

The six-team tournament will be double elimination and will sta...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Adkins, Brothers Osborne highlight concert series

Trace Adkins

National recording artists Trace Adkins and Brothers Osborne have joined the lineup for the Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Concert Series this summer. Brothers Osborne will perform on Aug. 12. Adkins will perform on Oct. 13.

The summer series also will f...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, May 16, 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 loc...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Danville Utilities plans customer survey next week

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Next week, Danville Utilities customers will be asked to participate in a survey about their utilities services and their opinions of Danville Utilities.

The Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPP) will conduct the survey for Danville Utilities. CRPP ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Lineup set for Music on Main concert series

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Music on Main concert series returns to Main Street Plaza, located at 111 Main St., on Thursday, June 8, with the promise of two shows a month all summer.

“This is going to be a great year for Music on Main,” said Danville Parks and Recreation’s Lisa Fergu...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

City will close Riverwalk Trail section for repairs

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The Riverwalk Trail boardwalk located behind Holiday Inn Express will be closed for repairs from Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18.

Trail users need to plan accordingly, as no one will be permitted to cross the boardwalk. The Riverwalk can be access...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Farmers’ Market now open through October

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A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market is now open for the season, with more than 50 vendors selling goods each Saturday through October at the Community Market on Craghead Street.

The market’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Planning, zoning office to be closed on Friday

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The Planning and Zoning office will be closed to the public on Friday, May 12, to allow staff to attend training sessions. The office will reopen on Monday, May 15.

Planning and Zoning is one of four divisions of the City of Danville Community Development ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

City to close Union Street bridge for two days

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On Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, the City of Danville will close Union Street bridge to allow for milling and paving of Union Street Bridge Road from Memorial Drive to Riverside Drive.

The closure will require traffic on Riverside Drive and Memorial D...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

City Council holds public hearings on the budget

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City Council held public hearings Tuesday evening on the proposed school budget for the next fiscal year and higher tax rates advertised for real estate, personal property, meals, lodging and aircraft.

The proposed school budget drew the most comments. Nin...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Mayor declares May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

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Mayor John Gilstrap has officially declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” The goal of the fifth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign is to encourage residents to spend time cleaning up and fixing up their ho...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Perry joins economic development office

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Kelvin G. Perry has joined the Danville Office of Economic Development as project manager.

His responsibilities include the recruitment and retention of businesses and developers to the River District, assisting with the management of grant and loan progra...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Kyocera SGS breaks ground on facility in Cyber Park

Mayor John Gilstrap speaks at Kyocera ceremony

Kyocera SGS corporate leadership and local officials from Danville and Pittsylvania County participated Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a 30,000 square-foot facility in Cyber Park to research, develop and manufacture solid carbide ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rail crossing work begins Tuesday in the city

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Norfolk Southern will perform maintenance work on railroad crossings in the city beginning on Tuesday at Clearview Drive. Once work is completed at Clearview Drive, the crew will move to other crossings in the city over the next two weeks.

Each crossing wi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

City officially opens Third Avenue Police Precinct

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Danville city officials joined with citizens Saturday morning for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Third Avenue Police Precinct, which is located at 128 Third Ave. adjacent the fire station in North Danville.

Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, May 2, 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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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Festival In The Park will feature new attractions

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Danville’s Festival in the Park presented by URW Community Federal Credit Union returns for its 42nd year May 19-21 in historic Ballou Park. This year’s three-day event includes several new attractions including a teen art show, a baki...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

City reopens Trade Street; river below flood stage

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UPDATE POSTED AT 9 A.M. THURSDAY: The section of Trade Street that was closed from Advance Street to Danville Stadium Cinemas 12 due to flooding has been reopened. All streets in the city are now open.

As of 8 a.m. today, the Dan River at Danville was at 1...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Library to host author of 'Dan River Twins'

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Author Cindy Unwin will be in Danville this weekend to promote “Dan River Twins,” the fictional tale of two young otters on the Dan River.

Danville Public Library will host Unwin from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. During the event, book lovers ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City closes Riverwalk Trail due to flooding

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After the past few days of wet weather, the Dan River has flooded its banks and could possibly remain as high through Thursday. Due to flooding, the Riverwalk Trail is inaccessible and closed until waters recede and crews can clean up any debris and asses...

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Posted on: May 23, 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
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

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Posted on: May 23, 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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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Information leads to drug seizure and arrests.

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Yesterday evening, May 7, 2017, Investigators  received information drugs were being sold at a local motel on Riverside Drive. Subsequent to an investigation , Benjamin  Florence was taken into custody on outstanding warrants. A search w...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Citizen Information leads to arrests and seizure

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Based on information from concerned citizens Danville Police Officers conducted an investigation that led to the issuance of a search warrant for 215 Withers Rd. The search warrant was served with the assistance of the Va. State Police Tactical Team, Aeri...

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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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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

May 20-17

Acting on information received from the public,on Saturday members of the Danville Police Department and the Regional Narcotics Task Force  executed search warrants at four locations seizing:

 5 handguns, one of which was reported as stolen

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-13-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning.

On 5-13-17 at approximately 2:11 am today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Shelton Street in reference to a home invasion. Officers dis...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-15-17 Homicide Victim Identified

Haywood Maurice Carter

The homicide victim shot early Saturday morning on Shelton St. has been identified as Haywood Maurice Carter, age 68, of the residence. He was known by family and friends as "Biscuit." The second victim is recovering from her injuries. 

This the fourt...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

05-10-17 Wanted Person Arrested

Jonathan Good, subject of the press release sent out on 5-9-17, turned himself in today at the Danville Police Department. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. Thank you for your assistance. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

05-09-17 Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties

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A former teacher has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student. 

Last month Westover Christian Academy contacted the Danville Police Department about inappropriate texts being exchanged between a teacher and a 16-year-old female stude...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

04-22-17 Wanted Person Arrested

Roy Womack, subject of the press release sent out on 04-21-17, has been arrested by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department and is being held at this time in the Pittsylvania County Jail.  Thank you for your assistance.  

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

04-21-17 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is searching for a man for threatening to burn a church and kill its members.

Today charges were brought against Roy NMN Womack, age 51, for communicating threats to burn a a structure. Womack is accused of using social media...

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Roy Womack
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

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April 03, 2017 

After receiving information from a citizen, officers  conducted surveillance  of activity at the location in the 500 block of N. Ridge Street. During the surveillance officers observed multiple persons engaging in sus...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Drug distribution arrest.

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On March 28, 2017, Danville Police Department Investigators and Patrol officers working with the Regional Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics distribution search warrant at  a residence in the 1400 block of Claiborne Street.  Pursu...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Police warn about gun thefts from unlocked cars

Chief Philip Broadfoot

Danville Police on Friday said the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles continues to be a serious crime problem. They urge gun owners to secure their weapon at all times.

Leaving it in a vehicle, especially if it is unlocked, is not a safe or secure pl...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

03-22-17 Arrest Made in Groping Incidents

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A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a series of groping incidents. 

Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr., age 22, of Ruffin, NC has been charged with two (2) counts of assault and battery in connection with a groping incident on 1-13-17 and a...

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Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr.
Posted on: March 9, 2017

03-09-17 Groping Incidents

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The Danville Police Department is investigating a series of groping incidents that have occurred at local businesses.

Incidents currently reported to the police and believed to have been committed by the same suspect are as follows:

  • 1-13-17 (Wal Mart) 515 M...
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Posted on: March 3, 2017

03-03-17 Wanted Juvenile Arrested

A 17 year old  juvenile wanted by the Danville Police Department has been arrested.

On 02-21-17 in the afternoon hours Melik Zydarious Smith was arrested in the 200 block of White Street by members of the Danville Police Department in cooperation with...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

03-02-17 Charges Brought in Homicide

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A Danville man has been charged in a 2016 homicide. 

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Aaron Pierre Thomas, age 29. He was charged with the following offenses:

1) Discharge a firearm in a public place resulting in injury - VA State Cod...

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Aaron Pierre Thomas
Posted on: February 24, 2017

02-24-17 Stolen weapons recovered, multiple arrests made.

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Yesterday evening members of the Danville Police Departments' Special Investigations Division and Virginia State Police Task Force agents observed suspicious activity involving multiple persons.  The group was in the 200 block of West James St. o...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

02-17-17 Wanted Person Arrested

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A man wanted by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and Danville Police Department has been arrested. 

Justin Lee Stallings was arrested shortly before 2:00 am this morning in the Java area of Pittsylvania County. He is currently being in th...

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Justin Lee Stallings
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Stolen Vehicle / Wanted Person Addition

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The owner of the vehicle reported stolen this morning provided the following photo. The wheel covers and front grill were painted black sometime after this photo was taken. 

Justin Stallings is believed to be in possession of this vehicle. 

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an unauthorized use warrant in connection with a vehicle that was reported stolen from Gloucester Ave. o...

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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
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
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...

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...


Posted on: May 10, 2017

Danville Utilities plans customer survey next week

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Next week, Danville Utilities customers will be asked to participate in a survey about their utilities services and their opinions of Danville Utilities.

The Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPP) will conduct the survey for Danville Utilities. CRPP ...

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