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Chesterfield County News

Chesterfield's Sportsplex deal needs additional approvals, and spurs debate over purpose of parks

Chesterfield County’s multimillion-dollar purchase of a sports complex is nearing its final stages of approval, stages the Board of Supervisors wasn’t initially advised of when they voted to purchase the property.
Wednesday 12/07/2016
Chesterfield's Sportsplex deal needs additional approvals, and spurs debate over purpose of parks

Chesterfield County’s multimillion-dollar purchase of a sports complex is nearing its final stages of approval, stages the Board of Supervisors wasn’t initially advised of when they voted to purchase the property.

Clover Hill band to play at Pearl Harbor ceremony today in Honolulu

Clover Hill High School’s Marching Band will perform in Honolulu on Wednesday as part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Tuesday 12/06/2016
Three Kings Day holiday festival in need of toy donations

Organizers behind the annual Three Kings Day holiday festival in Chesterfield County need toys and gift cards.

Monday 12/05/2016
James River High School student in Chesterfield dies

A James River High School student in Chesterfield County has died. 

Brandermill man charged with sexually abusing adolescent in 2013

A Brandermill man has been charged with 18 sex-related offenses related to the alleged abuse of an adolescent three years ago.

Man charged after drugs are found on him at Chesterfield jail

A Chesterfield man has been charged after drugs were found on him at the county jail, the sheriff's office said Monday.

Sunday 12/04/2016
A changing Chesterfield delivers Trump historically low winning margin

Chesterfield County swung in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor on Election Day, but his historically slim winning margin laid bare the fact that the longtime Republican stronghold is increasingly becoming a battleground in swing state Virginia.

Friday 12/02/2016
Richmond teen fleeing courthouse deputies in Chesterfield tries to jump from 2nd floor balcony

A Richmond teen fleeing deputies Friday at the Chesterfield County Courthouse tried to jump from a second-floor balcony to escape but was grabbed before he fell, authorities said.

Thursday 12/01/2016
Chesterfield leaders back off many of original proposals to change county's founding document

Chesterfield County leaders are backing off many of the proposed revisions to the county’s founding document after facing backlash from some residents who felt the changes handed too much power to the county’s top administrator.

Cigarette trafficker sentenced in federal court in Richmond to 16 months

A New Jersey woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison Thursday for her role in a conspiracy to use shell businesses to buy at least $9.5 million worth of Virginia cigarettes and take them to other states for illegal resale.

Wednesday 11/30/2016
Chesterfield leaders hone long-term vision for growth

The ball has officially begun rolling to update Chesterfield County’s blueprint.

Rottweilers fatally attack pony in Chester; officer shoots dog

Two Rottweilers attacked a Shetland pony in Chesterfield County, wounding the animal so badly that it had to be euthanized, according to police.

Police cracking down on dangerous driving on Chippenham Parkway

Police are putting dangerous drivers on notice after a Chesterfield County police vehicle was hit on Chippenham Parkway.

Tuesday 11/29/2016
Ex-college athlete accused of assaulting girlfriend 2 months before allegedly killing her in Chesterfield

A former Chowan University football player wanted in the Nov. 11 stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend in Chesterfield County was charged less than two months ago with strangling and battering the woman in a home they shared in Richmond with ...

Medical office manager sentenced for thefts

Pamela Minor-Chiles, 47, of Chesterfield County was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison for bank fraud stemming from her misappropriation of approximately $200,000 from a medical practice.

Monday 11/28/2016
Drug, gang ties probed in slaying of Chesterfield man who lived in shed

Four gang members from North Carolina drove to Virginia to buy marijuana and possibly rob a Chesterfield County man they are accused of killing after drawing the victim out of a storage shed where he was living, according to court papers filed in ...

Chesterfield police seeking Richmond man in woman's stabbing death

Chesterfield County police are looking for a man accused of stabbing a woman to death earlier this month.

Saturday 11/26/2016
Garbage truck fire closes eastbound Midlothian Turnpike for more than four hours

A large commercial garbage truck heading east on Midlothian Turnpike caught fire Saturday causing authorities to close the eastbound lanes of the busy road for several hours.

Thursday 11/24/2016
Suspect injured after exchanging gunfire with Chesterfield police officer

A Chesterfield County police officer shot a Colonial Heights man who allegedly fired at the officer after a robbing a convenience store early Thursday, police said.

Wednesday 11/23/2016
State police warn drivers not to leave vehicles unattended in colder weather

Erica Williams learned a valuable lesson Monday morning while warming up her car outside her Chesterfield County home: Don’t leave your unlocked car running with the keys still inside.

Chesterfield middle school student charged with sexual battery at school

A male student is accused of assaulting a female student at a Chesterfield County middle school last week.

Gunman robs 7-Eleven store in Chesterfield

Police are looking for a suspect after a 7-Eleven store was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday in Chesterfield County.

Tuesday 11/22/2016
Updated: Man, 86, charged with killing woman, 92, at Chesterfield assisted living facility

The state medical examiner's office has ruled Arnold's death a homicide from blunt force trauma to the neck and chest.

Skimming device found on ATM at Chesterfield credit union

Argent Credit Union is warning customers that a skimming device was found Monday on an ATM at its Chester location.

Monday 11/21/2016
Former longtime Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Aubrey M. Davis Jr. dies at 79

Former Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Aubrey M. “Jerry” Davis Jr., whose office prosecuted some of the city’s most shocking crimes in the 1970s and 1980s, died Monday at his Chesterfield County home after a brief battle with cancer. He was 79.

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