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Chesterfield County News

Former Virginia Physicians for Women billing clerk sentenced to 3 years for stealing $871K

Chesterfield County resident Edith Harris liked to live large, spending $2,600 on Jimmy Buffett tickets; $12,586 for iTunes; $13,777 for computers, iPads and cellphones; and $26,545 on cosmetics. But none of the money was hers.
Thursday 09/29/2016
Former Virginia Physicians for Women billing clerk sentenced to 3 years for stealing $871K

Chesterfield County resident Edith Harris liked to live large, spending $2,600 on Jimmy Buffett tickets; $12,586 for iTunes; $13,777 for computers, iPads and cellphones; and $26,545 on cosmetics. But none of the money was hers.

Wednesday 09/28/2016
Chesterfield police seeking man accused of seriously injuring acquaintance during dispute

Chesterfield County police are asking the public to help find a man who is accused of seriously injuring an acquaintance during a dispute.

Men in murder-for-hire killing of Chesterfield car dealer plead guilty, will serve 38 years in prison

Two Guatemalans hired by a Pakistani national to kill a well-known member of Richmond’s Muslim community were sentenced to serve 38 years in prison Wednesday in a murder-for-hire plot that netted them about $3,000 each.

Chesterfield touts $37 million impact from sports tourism

Sports tourism has raked in $37.7 million in Chesterfield County in the past fiscal year, county officials say.

Chesterfield cuts fee paid by homebuilders by 50%

In a move expected to boost revitalization in several areas of the county, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a policy that lowers a fee developers pay when building homes.

Midlothian man who saved woman from frozen pond to receive Carnegie Medal

“I hope he gets all the awards and glory in his name,” said Joyce Byrd, the 67-year-old woman whom Bartholomew rescued.

Tuesday 09/27/2016
Man arrested after allegedly masturbating outside Chesterfield day care

A man was arrested Monday after he allegedly was seen masturbating outside a Chesterfield County day care.

Stolen car pulled from the James River near Dutch Gap

A Mazda SUV that had been stolen from Henrico County early this year was found Tuesday, submerged in the murky waters of the James River off the Dutch Gap boat ramp in Chesterfield County.

Monday 09/26/2016
Armed robbers hit Friendly's restaurant in Midlothian

Chesterfield police are looking for three men who robbed a Friendly's restaurant at gunpoint late Sunday.

Chesterfield police seek man who robbed Dollar Tree worker

Chesterfield police are looking for man who robbed a Dollar Tree employee in a parking lot late Sunday.

Sunday 09/25/2016
Opening of Waterford Park in Chesterfield delayed by a year

The grand opening of a proposed water sports park in the western part of Chesterfield County will be pushed back by at least one year because of repeated delays in the zoning process.

Friday 09/23/2016
Niagara Bottling's path to Chesterfield

"Our biggest concern is the lack of transparency," said Glen Besa with the Richmond Sierra Club. "The public business should be done in the public, not in secret deals behind closed doors."

Thursday 09/22/2016
State board approves coal-ash wastewater permit for Chesterfield Power Station over objections of environmental groups

The State Water Control Board unanimously approved a complex and expansive permit Thursday that will allow Dominion Virginia Power to drain millions of gallons of wastewater from the coal ash ponds at its Chesterfield Power Station, the largest fo...

Chesterfield man charged in 100 mph police chase has history of run-ins with police

A Chesterfield County man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Albemarle County and ended in a crash near the Chesterfield-Richmond border has a history of run-ins with police, including a prior eluding conviction and a pe...

Tuesday 09/20/2016
Man charged in weekend shooting in Chesterfield

A Chesterfield County man has been arrested in connection with a shooting over the weekend that police said stemmed from a drug deal.

Controversial contaminant widespread in public drinking water, including the Richmond area, report says

A report expected to released today by an environmental research and advocacy group found concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a potential carcinogen, in the public drinking water systems of millions of Americans, including the utilities that serve Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

Monday 09/19/2016
Man stole prescription drugs after hitting pharmaceutical driver with pepper spray at Midlothian Martin's

Chesterfield County police are looking for a man who shot pepper spray into the face of a pharmaceutical vehicle driver and took a storage tote containing prescription drugs.

Sunday 09/18/2016
In Chesterfield, custodial outsourcing saved school system $7.1 million

Chesterfield County school officials say their decision to outsource custodial services for most of the county’s 62 schools has produced $7.1 million in savings that’s being sent toward classroom instruction.

Man in critical condition after shooting in Chesterfield

Chesterfield County police were trying to figure out the circumstances of a shooting early Sunday that left a man critically injured.

Thursday 09/15/2016
Marine stationed at Fort Lee pleads no contest in choking of Uber driver while traveling 65 mph

A Marine stationed at Fort Lee pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting an Uber driver who nearly passed out on Interstate 95 after the defendant put him in a choke hold while the car was traveling at 65 mph.

Man who filed $95 million lawsuit in Chesterfield taser shooting guilty of eluding police, driving drunk

A Richmond man who filed a $95 million lawsuit after nearly burning to death in a police Taser shooting pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving and eluding police in a 100 mph pursuit that ended with him crashing and being shot with the electri...

Suspect arrested in connection with Chesterfield sexual assault

A man is facing numerous charges after being arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Chesterfield.

Police looking for suspect in Chesterfield carjacking

Police are looking for a suspect after three people were robbed at gunpoint and their vehicle stolen early Thursday in Chesterfield.

Wednesday 09/14/2016
Single-car crash kills driver in Chesterfield

A woman was killed Tuesday when she lost control of her Honda Accord and hit an embankment in Chesterfield County, police said.

Tuesday 09/13/2016
Environmental group finds coal-ash contamination near Dutch Gap

About a week before a state board is scheduled to vote on a permit governing the drainage of coal ash ponds at the Chesterfield Power Station, an environmental group says tests show elevated levels of lead and arsenic in sediment and water samples...

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