News Flash

Posted on: May 14, 2020

Danville Fire Department responds to second structure fire of the day.

Danville Fire Department responded  to a reported  structure fire at 811 Tamworth Dr. at approximately 6 pm. Upon arrival crews found a residential structure with heavy smoke showing from the outside. They were met in the front yard by t...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Danville Fire Department Responds to a structure fire at 201 Parkland Dr.

Danville Fire Department responded  to a reported  structure fire at 201 Parkland Dr. at approximately 1 pm. Upon arrival crews found a residential structure with smoke showing from the outside. They were met in the front yard by occupan...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Structure fire on Clement Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 224-1A Clement Ave this morning (May 13, 2020) at 2:30 am. Crews were returning from another call and arrived on scene at 2:31 am and found a small one story house with heavy smoke com...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Arrest in Wood Ave Fire

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fire that occurred at 157 Wood Ave on April 21, 2020. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary. During the investigation the Fire Marshal’s Office developed two suspects ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Arrest in Wood Ave Fire

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fire that occurred at 157 Wood Ave on April 21, 2020. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary. During the investigation the Fire Marshal’s Office developed two suspects ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Large Garage Fire on Jefferson Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 902 Jefferson Street this morning at 5:45am. The 911 dispatchers advised police were on scene and the building was fully involved. DFD apparatus arrived at 5:49am to find a large one-story...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: May 27, 2020

City assists businesses in conveying safe practices

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As more retail stores and restaurants reopen, the City of Danville has designed a free marketing kit to help businesses communicate that they are opening safely to the public by taking the necessary precautions.

Beginning today, businesses in the city can ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Library assists Riverview Rotary in book giveaway

Danville Riverview Rotary, Danville Public Schools, DPS Education Foundation, Danville Public Library, Friends of the Library, Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania County, and local volunteers teamed up recently to provide local students with reading ma...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Crews reopen all streets after flood cleanup

Public Works crews have reopened all streets in the city following cleanup activities yesterday and today. The final streets to be reopened were River Street and Trade Street.

Crews began clearing the debris and mud left by floodwaters on River Street at 5...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2020

River crests overnight at 27.57 feet

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UPDATE: The Dan River crested overnight at 27.57 feet, which is the third-highest crest in nearly 24 years, slightly eclipsing the crest of 27.22 feet during the flood event in February of this year.

The river remains in the moderate flood stage. At 9:01 a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Unofficial results reported in City Council election

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City Council incumbents Larry Campbell, Sherman Saunders, Lee Vogler and Madison Whittle won re-election Tuesday, with the fifth seat going to political newcomer Barry Mayo, according to unofficial results

Saunders led the field, with an unofficial tally o...

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Unofficial election results.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2020

City issues schedule for Memorial Day holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville offices, which currently are open to the public by appointment only to help prevent exposure to and the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19 virus), will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City negotiating with Caesars for resort casino

Today, the City of Danville announced that it is in negotiations with Caesars Entertainment to be its preferred casino gaming operator.

“We received several outstanding bids from a variety of companies competing to be Danville’s choice ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Council will meet virtually on Thursday

City Council will meet Thursday, May 21, in a regular business session, followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held using Zoom, a virtual meeting application that will allow Council members to “attend” the meeting from their...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 18, 2020

New protocols in place to safeguard voting at polls

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Danville election officials are asking voters on Tuesday to adhere to new protocols that have been put in place to safeguard voting at the polls amid the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Governor announces Phase One to begin Friday

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Governor Northam announced that Virginia will move into Phase One of the "Forward Virginia" plan on Friday, May 15, with the exception of certain localities in Northern Virginia.

The Northam administration has worked with officials from those loc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 13, 2020

River District Association launches new program

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Vibrant online networking and marketing have never been more important! The COVID-19 crisis has only highlighted the need for business owners across the nation to move to social media and online sales. To help Danville’s downtown businesses make...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Harvest Jubilee board cancels concerts, events

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With great disappointment, Danville Harvest Jubilee (DHJ) board announced recently the decision to cancel the 2020 concert and event season.

“Due to the current pandemic and continuing health concerns facing the country, we can’t in goo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Company to create 200 jobs in Town of Hurt

The Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority approved an agreement today that enables Staunton River Plastics, LLC to move forward with plans to locate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility within the Southern Virginia Multimodal Park in ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Council holds second virtual meeting

The second virtual City Council meeting in Danville’s history, with Council members and City staff logging in remotely, was held Thursday evening and lasted more than three hours.

Citizens were able to view the meeting on River City TV, the city&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Danville Police offer online incident reporting

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In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Danville Police Department has implemented an online incident-reporting feature for citizens to file certain reports electronically. The feature allows residents the option to file online reports for instanc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Farmers’ Market to open May 9 with restrictions

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The Danville Farmers’ Market will open to the public on Saturday, May 9, while following all state, federal, and local health and safety recommendations both for patrons and vendors.

“We are proud to be able to offer this service that i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Coronavirus won’t stop annual cleanup campaign

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The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will occur in May as scheduled, but with modifications because of the coronavirus.

The campaign begins Friday, May 1, and will continue through Friday, May 29. During that time, the Public Works Dep...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor delays May elections for two weeks

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Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be held on May 19 after Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered a two-week postponement for all May elections due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The elections were schedul...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Council urges businesses to practice social distancing

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City Council on Tuesday night adopted a resolution that encourages local businesses to implement social distancing best practices for the health and wellbeing of their customers and employees.

Councilman Gary Miller said the push for the resolution came fr...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

City Council holds first virtual meeting

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The first virtual City Council meeting in Danville’s history, with Council members and City staff logging in remotely, was held Tuesday evening and lasted more than three hours.

Citizens were able to view the meeting on River City TV, the city&am...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Nutrition startup lands funding for local facility

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Panaceutics Nutrition Inc., a Virginia based provider of personalized nutrition products, on Monday announced that it recently closed the first tranche of a committed funding round of over $5 million. The round was led by DSM Venturing BV, the venture cap...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Curb repair underway on South Boston Road

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Beginning today, the right lane of South Boston Road from Riverpoint Drive to Williamson Road will be closed to allow for curb repair and adjustment of inlet boxes.

Most of the curb repairs will be concentrated around Williamson Road.  The lane cl...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Fire department hosting food drive

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All seven fire stations in Danville will be collecting donations for God’s Storehouse from the community. Donations requested should be non-perishable and not in glass containers.

God’s Storehouse has remained open throughout the past f...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Council to hold next meeting virtually

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 21, using Zoom, a virtual meeting application that will allow Council members to “attend” the meeting from their home or office.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. There are no public hearing items sc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Commission to meet under social distancing guidelines

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The Danville Utility Commission will meet Monday, April 20, as scheduled, but will follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municip...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2020

IDA approves funds to assist small businesses

The Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the creation of new funding tools for small businesses in partnership with the River District Association (RDA) and Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The programs have been estab...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City issues guidance for solid waste, bulk debris

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The Public Works Department is asking city residents to take steps to reduce the risk of infection from the coronavirus (COVID-19) to sanitation workers. Also, the department has issued guidance to accommodate an increase in bulk debris volume.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Danville Transit places fixed-route passenger limit

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To support social distancing goals and recent guidance issued by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, effective Monday, April 6, Danville Transit will limit the number of passengers transported in fixed-route service at one time to n...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

CDC issues new face coverings guidelines

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The CDC has announced new recommendations for wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

City Manager Ken Larking encourages everyone to follow the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor issues statement after coronavirus report

In wake of the latest report from the Virginia Department of Health, Mayor Alonzo Jones today called on the people of our community to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing when there is a need to go out.

“I strongly enc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City manager submits budget draft

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City Manager Ken Larking has submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic services, continues to invest in City Council’s focus areas, and moves toward closing the long-term structural deficit.

No tax rate increases are propos...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Council to meet under social distancing guidelines

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 7, as scheduled but follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.

To meet the guidelines, Council Chambers will be modified, and so...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor issues statewide stay at home order

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until Ju...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Board cancels Festival in the Park, Racin’ & Tastin’

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Due to the current Centers For Disease Control guidance, the Danville Festival in the Park board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s Racin’ and Tastin’ event and Festival in the Park.

“This was a heartbrea...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Community Development using new procedures

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Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Danville’s Community Development Department has established new procedures for obtaining permits, submitting and reviewing building plans, and conducting inspections.

Contractors, tenant...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City limits public access to city office buildings

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced that beginning on Tuesday, the Municipal Building and all other City offices would be open to the public by appointment only.

The action is being taken to help prevent exposure to and the transmission of the new cor...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Treasurer’s office closes to the public

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The Danville City Treasurer’s Office announced today that its office is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Staff will address citizens’ needs by phone...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Mayor issues statement regarding COVID-19 case

Mayor Alonzo Jones issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District of its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.

Jones said he was saddened, but not surp...

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Local health district news release..... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Financial Service Center offices close to public

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The City of Danville announced today that the collection and customer service offices at the Charles H. Harris Financial Service Center would be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will address customer account needs by email or phone and take...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City manager orders utility fee, tax relief

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced additional measures in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • The City will suspend the $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes until further notice. The de...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Social Services to limit access to building

The Danville Department of Social Services will limit customer’s access to the building effective Monday, March 23, to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Here is the notice issued by John Moody, local dire...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Small businesses can apply for coronavirus loans

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today praised state and federal officials for providing small businesses with financial assistance in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Virginia small businesses cou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Election officials urge voting absentee due to virus

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Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Danville Electoral Board encourages voters to use absentee voting by mail for the City Council and School Board elections to be held on May 5.

Absentee voting, which begins Friday, is a two-step process. Voters...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Danville named ‘All-America City’ finalist

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The City of Danville is among 22 U.S. cities named today by the National Civic League as a finalist for the 2020 All-America City Award.

The National Civic League each year recognizes communities that demonstrate innovative, inclusive and effective efforts...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City manager declares local state of emergency

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City Manager Ken Larking today declared a local state of emergency to enable the City to have access to additional resources as needed.

The declaration took effe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

White House issues new coronavirus guidelines

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President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force on Monday released sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

Among new guidelines: Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2020

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 26, 2020

Arrest Information

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

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 26, 2020

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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News Flash

Posted on: May 22, 2020

05-22-2020 Drug arrests

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Danville Police arrested two men on drug-related charges after they ran from police this afternoon.

Danville Police attempted to stop a black Dodge Charger on Franklin Turnpike near the city limits at 3:45 p.m. The Charger did not stop and turned onto Orph...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

05-11-2020 Lindsey Antonio Wilson arrested

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Danville Police arrested Lindsey Antonio Wilson on an outstanding warrant for malicious wounding. He was arrested during the course of a routine traffic stop in Danville on May 10. The charge is related to the July 4, 2019, felonious assault on Melvin Smi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

04-30-2020 Danville Police offer online incident reporting

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy.

As part of this strategy, we have implemented an online incident-reporting feature for citizens to fil...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

04-30-2020 Three charged with vandalism of the Salvation Army

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Police identified and charged three Danville residents for spray painting graffiti on the Salvation Army building that happened April 21.

Investigators charged 18-year-old Antonio M. Doroteo and Sierra J. Austin, 19, with vandalism, the prohibited wearing ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

05-07-2020 *Arrested* Man wanted on firearms charges for shooting into girlfriend’s house

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Keith O’Brien Hairston turned himself in on May 4 for outstanding warrants related to shooting into a dwelling. He was being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

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Investigators charged Keith O’Brien Hairston, Jr., 20, for shoo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

04-28-2020 Charges made in connection to fatal motorcycle crash

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Danville Police charged the two people in connection with the fatal motorcycle crash Saturday on North Main Street in Danville.

Police charged the driver of the Chevrolet Camaro, 21-year-old Marco N. Escobal Rocha, with causing the death of another while e...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2020

04-25-2020 Danville man dies in motorcycle crash

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Bobby J. Collins, 30, of Danville, died Friday evening after the motorcycle he was driving crashed.

Witnesses told police that they saw a motorcycle and a Chevrolet Camaro traveling north on Piney Forest Road at a high rate of speed. The crash occurred at ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

04-24-2020 Motor vehicle crash claims the life of a Danville man

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Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Thursday around 4 p.m. in the 400 block of Arnett Boulevard.

A Chevrolet Impala driven by Travis McKenzie, 39, was traveling southbound on Arnett Boulevard when it drifted into the northbound ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

04-23-2020 *Updated photos* Danville Police investigating vandalism at Salvation Army

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Danville Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the vandals responsible for spray painting graffiti on the Salvation Army at 123 Henry Street April 21.

Surveillance stills show three vandals coming from the direction of Keene Street abo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

04-9-2020 The Danville Police Department has joined the Neighbors App by Ring

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The Danville Police Department has joined the Neighbors App by Ring to provide Danville residents with neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors network is becoming well established in Danville and it is an instrumental tool to help keep ou...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

04-08-2020 Charges made in March 4 homicide

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Danville Police, in collaboration with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, charged Ladarius Tomas Jeffries for the March 4 murder of Melvin Smith. The 29-year-old Danville man is being held with no bond in the Danville City Jail on one ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

04-06-2020 COVID-19 and economic impact payment scams

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Danville Police warn citizens about possible frauds related to COVID-19 economic impact payments

The Danville Police Department is encouraging consumers to use caution and approach offers related to COVID-19 and economic impact payments with a high degree ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

04-02-2020 Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

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Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

Danville Police are searching for Marcus Teon Holmes, 39, of Danville on several outstanding firearms charges. Police responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the area of North Avenue and Claiborne Str...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-2020 Questions and Answers on Executive Order 55

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Danville Police answer frequently asked questions regarding “Stay at home Order”

In these uncertain times, we want our community to understand how we are working to keep you safe and answer some frequently asked questions regarding the ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

03-26-2020 WANTED SUBJECT

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The Danville Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a shooting incident last week.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 32 year old Maurice D Patterson. He is currently wanted for Shooting from a Moving Vehicle in ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips

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As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police seek public help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police need your help to identify two individuals who attempted to rob a Food Lion store last night at 11:30 p.m.

Employees at the Food Lion at 607 W. Main St. had just closed up the store when two masked men wearing long coats forced them back in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police modify response to some calls for service

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy. 

We will be modifying some of our regular services to follow public health recommendations to...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Detention facilities restrict visitation

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The Danville Police Department has instructed its two detention facilities, Adult Detention Center and W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention, to enact measures to limit the potential spread of COVID -19 in an effort to protect the health and well-being of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Danville Police community response to public health emergency order

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform our community about yesterday’s order from the Governor and State Health Commissioner that restricts the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, fitness centers and theaters to 10 or less.

The Dep...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

03-05-2020 Homicide update

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Danville Police have arrested a person who was involved in the homicide of Melvin Smith. Police arrested this individual on unrelated charges and we will identify the person when we make charges related to the homicide. The investigation is still active a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Homicide investigation underway

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Danville Police are investigating a homicide after responding to a call for shots fired this morning.

A 911 call for shots fired led to police to the 300 block of Summit Road this morning at 6:40 a.m. Officers located Melvin Wayne Smith, age 40, of Danvill...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Shooting Arrest

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One man arrested and another is at large after an early afternoon shooting yesterday. 

Danville Police arrested Quentin Dewhan Pinchback, age 19, of Danville in connection to a shooting in the 300 block of Seeland Road yesterday about 1:30 p.m. Ka...

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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

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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

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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