News Flash

Posted on: May 31, 2021

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported structure fire at 130 East Thomas St

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported structure fire at 130 East Thomas  St. Upon arrival crews encountered two residential structures on fire at both 130 and 126 East Thomas St. Neighbors reported that the residence located at 126 was ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Update on Structure Fire 49 Fairfield Ave.

Ronald W. Hazelwood passed this afternoon at the University of North Carolinian Burn Center from injuries sustained in a fire Thursday morning May 26, 2021.

The Danville Fire Department arrived at 49 Fairfield Avenue on Thursday morning to find fire and sm...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Structure fire on Robinhood Drive

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2274 Robinhood Drive this evening (May 28, 2021) at 6:45 pm. Crews arrived at 6:50 pm and found a small one-story house with fire extending from kitchen side door of the house. Engine ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2021

Updated information concerning the house fire on Longview Ave

Updated information concerning the house fire at 139 Longview Ave on May 14, 2021.  The fire has been investigated by the Danville Fire Department Fire Marshals Office and determined to be caused by a cell phone charger left on a bed. The family ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2021

Danville Fire Department responds to structure fire at 139 Longview Ave

The Danville Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 139 Longview Ave.  The call was received shortly after 8pm Friday evening.  Three engines, one ladder truck, and two support vehicles initially responded with ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2021

Summer reading registration open

Early registration is underway for Tails and Tales, Danville Public Library’s summer reading challenge, and the entire community is invited to participate.

“Summer reading is always so exciting,” said Russell Carter, library d...

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Danville, VA Library

News Flash

Posted on: June 9, 2021

Health district will hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, will hold a vaccination clinic this Saturday, June 12 at the form...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Governor: U.K. company to expand to Cyber Park

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that MEP Ltd. (MEP), a manufacturer of complex plastic and metal components for the aerospace and defense sectors, will invest $6.4 million to establish its first U.S. oper...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Treasury staff help citizens find over $100,000

Virginia Department of the Treasury staff helped Danville residents find a total of $103,230.91 during an unclaimed property virtual call event that was held on June 3-4 for local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

Treasury w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Teens finish first phase of expanded program

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A ceremony was held earlier this week for 10 teenagers who completed the first phase of the expanded Project Imagine program, which gives gang-affiliated teens a future off the streets by providing them with life skills instruction and work readiness trai...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2021

River District receives Main Street accreditation

News release from the River District Association

River District Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Governor announces new company coming to region

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Walraven, Inc., a global installation company, will invest $7.15 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operation fr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Events set for ‘Business Appreciation Week’

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The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Danville Office of Economic Development, the Pittsylvania County Office of Economic Development and the River District Association, will celebrate Business Appreciation Week J...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Police officers complete immersion program

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News release from the Police Department

Danville Police Department’s newest officers recently completed the first part of their post-academy training by going through the department’s Community-based Leadership and Immersion Program. 

Following eve...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Otterbots announce full coaching staff

News release from the Danville Otterbots

DANVILLE, VA - With baseball set to return to Danville next Thursday on Appalachian League Opening Night, the Otterbots are thrilled to announce the complete 2021 coaching staff. Joining manager Desi Relaford in the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 1, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

River City TV, t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

Unclaimed money flyer

The City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office, along with the Virginia Department of the Treasury, is bringing another unclaimed property virtual call event on June 3-4 to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t kn...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2021

New mobile vaccination clinics roll into Danville

Mobile vaccination clinics will roll into Danville and offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Thursday and Saturday. The COVID-19 vaccines are free and will be for those ages 18 and up.

On Thursday, the mobile until will be on site at the form...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Offices will be closed on Memorial Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville Transit will not...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 24, 2021

More input sought for Piney Forest Road study

A survey remains open for citizens who want to share their experiences on the busy Piney Forest Road corridor from Holt Garrison Parkway (vicinity of Coleman Marketplace) to Franklin Turnpike.

To access the survey, click on this link: http://metroquestsurv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Health district announces mobile vaccination clinics

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and other supporting partners, has announce...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2021

City receives $740,000 from state for Riverfront Park

The City of Danville has received $740,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for construction of the Riverfront Park to be located adjacent to the White Mill on four acres of the former Dan River Mills property.

With the addition ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Free outdoor movie series features ‘Sing’ on Friday

Danville Parks and Recreation’s “Movies at the Crossing” series continues on Friday, May 21, at the Carrington Pavilion with the movie “Sing” played on the big screen. Admission is free.

"Sing" is...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Registration open for summer reading program

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Early registration is underway for Tails and Tales, Danville Public Library’s summer reading challenge, and the entire community is invited to participate.

“Summer reading is always so exciting,” said Russell Carter, library d...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Governor Northam lifts mask mandate

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Governor Northam also announced that Vi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 14, 2021

City Council will meet in a business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 18, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and RiverStreet Networks channel 1...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Union Street Pocket Park opens with ceremony

Mayor Alonzo Jones joined other members of City Council and local officials today in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Union Street Pocket Park in the heart of the River District.

Located at 121-123 South Union St. next to The Bee boutiq...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2021

City announces deal to redevelop White Mill

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Mayor Alonzo Jones joined with other local officials today in officially announcing a project partnership to redevelop the iconic White Mill building on Memorial Drive into a multi-use project that initially will feature 110,000 square feet of commercial ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Light show named one of region’s top events

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Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named the Danville Community Holiday Light Show one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2020. This year’s Community Holiday Light Show is December 9-23, 2021.

The STS Top 20 Festival and Even...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Governor partly rolls back Virginia mask mandate

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2021

AeroFarms breaks ground on indoor vertical farm

RINGGOLD, VIRGINIA – Elected officials from Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Bettina Ring and other state and community leaders, joined AeroFarms repre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 1, with vendors selling goods each Saturday through October at the Community Market on Craghead Street.

The market’s hours are 7:30 a.m. t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Annual cleanup campaign ready to kick off

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The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will kick off on Saturday, May 1, with the return of the home expo from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Market, which is at 629 Craghead St.

The event will be held outdoors because of the coronaviru...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Council OKs utility rate adjustments

The City Council earlier this week voted to authorize rate modifications to utility services, effective July 1. The average residential customer will see lower monthly utility bills because of these rate adjustments.

For example, the average City customer ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Main Street parking changes begin May 3

Starting May 3, the City of Danville will implement parking changes along Main Street in the River District to provide downtown shoppers with quick and easy access to local businesses.  

The changes include a shift to one-hour parking from 7:30 a....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

State to expand capacity, social gathering limits

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering limits will increase beginning Saturday, May 15th. The an...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Agency offers training on surviving active attacks

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is offering free online training to citizens about how to respond during an active attack situation.  

The training “provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an ac...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Public input sought for Piney Forest Road study

Piney Forest Road Public Meeting

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a virtual informational meeting on a planning study for the Piney Forest Road corridor on Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The study area extends from Holt Garrison Parkway (vici...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2021

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: June 8, 2021

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: June 8, 2021

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: June 8, 2021

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

News Flash

Posted on: June 9, 2021

*Updated* 06-10-2021 Danville Police searching for robbery suspect

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Updated 6-10-2021

Investigators charged Donzell Coles with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the string of incidents from June 9. A member of the Danville City Sheriff’s Office was on his way to work We...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

UPDATE 06-09-2021 Danville Police searching burglary suspects

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6-9-2021  Update

Danville Police arrested Ceraphin and the 17-year-old juvenile without incident. 

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Danville Police are searching for one adult and two juveniles in connection with a weekend burglary. 

Investigators obtained an ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

UPDATE: 05-20-2021 Danville man killed in shooting

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May 20, 2021 Update:

Investigators charged 19-year-old Majusty Miles, of Danville, with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Jontavious Logan.  

Police arrested Miles in Danville without incident and he was held without bond....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

05-19-2021 New Officer Community-based Leadership and Immersion Program

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Danville Police Department’s newest officers recently completed the first part of their post-academy training by going through the department’s Community-based Leadership and Immersion Program. 

Following events across our nati...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

04-26-2021 Danville man wanted in connection with shooting

Miller, Derrick

Danville Police are searching for Derrick Lamont Miller, 35, from Danville in connection with a shooting that happened on April 21.  

Officers responded the 300 block of Wendell Scott Drive to a call for shots fired around 1 p.m. They canvassed th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

04/22/2021 Danville Police locates juvenile in an Amber alert issued by the Caswell County Sheriff’s

On 04-22-2021 an Amber Alert was issued by the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office about a parental abduction of 7-week-old Jupiter Aria Caudle, who was in the custody of her parents, Jody Allan Caudle, age 42 and Taylor Ann Crawford, age 24 at the time of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

04-19-2021 Program aims to teach citizens how to respond during an active attack situation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is offering free online training to citizens about how to respond during an active attack situation.  

The training “provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an ac...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

04-16-2021 Man charged for throwing knife at deputy

After investigation and consultation with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Danville Police charged 62-year-old Jay Weldon Miller, of Danville, with attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer in connection with the inci...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

04-13-2021 Danville Police Department welcomes six new officers

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Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.  

These officers complete their five months of academy training this week and graduate...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

04-06-21 SUBJECT ARRESTED IN MORNING SHOOTING

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Officers were called to the 1400 Block of N. Main Street in reference to a shooting. Officers learned that a vehicle that was traveling in the 1200 Block of N. Main Street was struck by gun fire. A 42 year old Danville resident who was a passenger in the ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

03-25-2021 Citizen tips help identify robbery suspects *Updated*

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Updated April 2

Antonio Stanfield turned himself in to police. Officers served the outstanding robbery warrant and Stanfield remains in the Danville City Jail with no bond. 

Aaron Thomas was still hospitalized in critical condition in Ohio as of &a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

03-19-2021 Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened in the early morning hours of March 14, 2021 in the 3500 block of West Main Street. 

The victim reported to police that he was at a hotel room having some drinks with two men that he did no...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

12-16-2020 Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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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