Posted on: April 22, 2017

Structure Fire at 1112 Abbott St

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1112 Abbott St this morning at 04:55 am. Upon arrival units reported fire showing through the roof on the left rear of the single family dwelling. Crews made entry to the structure searching fo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1225 Paxton Street this evening at 11:20pm. Crews arrived at 11:23pm and found fire behind the residence. Upon further investigation, crews found a 16 x 30 outbuilding heavily involved...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Fire alarm / structure fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported fire alarm at 601 Bridge Street – Apartment 306 this afternoon at 2:05pm. Crews arrived at 2:06pm and found nothing showing from a 5 story apartment building. Upon entering the building they encountered...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Music on Main concert series will open in June

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will open in June this year and will feature two concerts a month in June, July and August. The series opens on Thursday, June 8, with high-energy blues and jazz by the Les Moore Trio. Thi...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

City helps dedicate Tobacco Heritage Mural

Mayor John Gilstrap speaks at Tobacco Heritage Mural dedication

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Friday morning in dedicating the Tobacco Heritage Mural painted on the side of 308 Craghead St. and visible from the River District’s busiest intersection at Main and Craghead streets.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council tables action on Mount Cross Road project

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City Council tabled a decision Tuesday evening on resolutions to authorize eminent domain for acquisition of right-of-way and easements for the widening of Mount Cross Road from Lowes Drive to Parker Road. City Council also tabled a vote on whether to emp...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City will advertise higher tax rates

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The City of Danville will advertise a real estate tax rate 7 cents higher than the current rate. City Council has the option of choosing a lower rate, but cannot exceed 7 cents once advertised.

In addition, the City will advertise a 50-cent increase in the...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Central Boulevard, River Street bridge work begins

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Bridge repairs began today on Central Boulevard at Piedmont Drive and River Street and South Boston Road at Fall Creek. The work will continue over the next three to four months and will require alternating lane closures.

The lane closures will be in effec...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 18, in a business session and two work sessions. The three sessions are open to the public. The first work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. The business session will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a second work session.

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

City to remove four trees on Riverside Drive

This Bradford pear tree on Riverside Drive is marked to be topped Tuesday.

Danville Utilities on Tuesday will top four large Bradford pear trees in the center median of Riverside Drive between Westover Drive and Riverview Drive to allow for restoration of streetlight service in that area.

The trees will be removed completely at a...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Meeting set on Mount Cross Road corridor study

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A community meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the Grant Center as part of a Mount Cross Road corridor study. Learn about the study, review preliminary ideas and concepts and share improvement ideas.

The meeting wil...

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Community meeting flyer
Posted on: April 13, 2017

City celebrates opening of housing education center

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Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Wednesday morning in celebrating the grand opening of The Center for Housing Education, where families and individuals can learn about every aspect of homeownership.

Mayor John Gilstrap said th...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

City offices to close Monday for Easter holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 17, in observance of the Easter holiday. In addition, the public library will be closed.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) and Danvil...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Council sets aside funds for White Mill

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City Council voted Tuesday evening to set aside $1.5 million from reserve funds for use by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to purchase the White Mill property. The property consists of eight parcels, which are considered critical tracts of land...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Public hearing set for transportation projects

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The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Danville Regional Airport to gather citizen input on transportation improvement projects planned for the next four year...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

The Launch Place invests $250,000 in TiO

Sanjay Patel displays a TiO home automation product

The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $250,000 in TiO, to further immerse TiO’s brand in the home building and custom installation market. TiO is common sense home automation that is uncommonly simple, providing a unique approach to automa...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Nominate Danville for ‘Meet Me at the Park’

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This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that re...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 4, in a business session and two work sessions. The three sessions are open to the public, except for a portion of the first work session. That portion will be closed to allow for discussion of unannounced economic de...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City to host fair housing symposium April 25

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The City of Danville is joining with the Dan River Region Association of REALTORS to host a Fair Housing and Homeownership Symposium on Tuesday, April 25, at the Community Market, 629 Craghead St.

The event is being held to introduce new strategies and met...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City announces Blue Ridge Fiberboard investment

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The Danville Office of Economic Development announces a major investment by Blue Ridge Fiberboard Inc. at its Danville facility. Blue Ridge has committed to invest $2 million in capital investment to improve the efficiency of fiberboard manufacturing.

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City seeks sponsors for bike rental service

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The City of Danville is looking for sponsors for the proposed Danville Rides Bike Rental Service in order to offset the costs for the program.

The program, which has an annual price tag of $45,000, has been approved by City Council and will offer visitors ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Meeting set on biking, walking in River District

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A community meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the Pepsi Building as part of a River District bicycle and pedestrian study. Learn about the study, review draft recommendations and share improvement ideas.

The West Pie...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

IdeaFest to give away $10,000 in prize money

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With over 100 applications received for the 4th Annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition, it has proven to be the toughest competition to date. Applications were received from as far away as California to West Bengal, India and ranged from sensor based ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Council will continue budget review process

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City Council will meet twice this week, first on Tuesday in a joint session with the Danville School Board and then on Wednesday in a budget work session. Both meetings are open to the public.

The joint session on Tuesday with the School Board will be held...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

City will briefly close trestle bridge for repairs

Repaired section of Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge

(Posted Monday, March 27) Parks and Recreation will close the Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge at the Crossing at the Dan today at 3 p.m. to repair conduit and wiring damaged in the recent fire. Repairs should be completed Tuesday morning.


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: April 18, 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
Posted on: April 18, 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
Posted on: April 18, 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: April 18, 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

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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Suspect Photo
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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Seized Guns
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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Stolen Auto
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 9, 2017

02-09-17 Gang Threat

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The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.  

Specific information has been received concerning threats to...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Gang Enforcement Activities by Danville Police

Since November 4, 2016, the Danville Police Department has obtained and served 16 separate criminal street gang participation search warrants. We will continue these enforcement efforts on gangs and gang members in the coming months as information is deve...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

02-01-17 Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man has been charged with a robbery that occurred last month. 

Saheem Roger Waddell, age 19, of Danville was arrested yesterday without incident. This charge is in connection to a robbery that occurred on 1-17-17. He is currently being held...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

01-25-17 Robbery Arrests

Two men are in jail charged with a robbery that occurred last week.

Jevon Zackeal Williams, age 21, was arrested yesterday evening and Joshua Malik Coleman, age 20, was arrested today in connection with a robbery that occurred last week. Both are currently...

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Williams Coleman
Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-18-17 Homicide Information Update

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Kelly Fears Wrenn and Ashley Lauren Joy Jones died from stab wounds. Wrenn and Jones were found deceased on 1-8-17. On 1-11-17 Amanda Lynn Willhite was located in Jacksonville, NC by Detectives from the Da...

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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...