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Chesterfield County News

19-year-old from Chesterfield dies in Woodlake crash

Logan Neale, 19, of Chesterfield County, died Friday after a single-vehicle crash in the Woodlake neighborhood of the county.
Friday 07/22/2016
19-year-old from Chesterfield dies in Woodlake crash

Logan Neale, 19, of Chesterfield County, died Friday after a single-vehicle crash in the Woodlake neighborhood of the county.

Thursday 07/21/2016
Chesterfield police seek 7-Eleven robber

Chesterfield police are looking for a man who robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint early Thursday.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Four displaced by house fire in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Fire department and EMS responded to a house fire that displaced four people shortly after 11 a.m.

Man stabbed in domestic incident in Chesterfield

A Chesterfield County woman is facing a charge of malicious wounding after a man was stabbed early Tuesday during a domestic dispute.

Monday 07/18/2016
Boat sinks in James River; cause unknown

The Henrico and Chesterfield fire departments responded to a call Monday afternoon of a boat taking on water in the James River.

Chesterfield firefighters respond to house fire on River Road; cause under investigation

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical services responded to the report of a house fire early Saturday morning.

Thursday 07/14/2016
Police find meth lab in Chester neighborhood

On Wednesday, a police search of a home in the Mineola neighborhood of Chester found the residents were manufacturing meth and were in possession of heroin, according to the Chesterfield police.

Wednesday 07/13/2016
Man charged in South Richmond shooting; second man still sought

A Richmond man has been charged with attempted murder in the June 30 shooting of a woman who was driving on the city's South Side.

Tuesday 07/12/2016
Chesterfield police investigating after anti-police messages painted on trailers

Chesterfield County police are investigating after anti-police messages were found among graffiti on several trailers in an industrial park near the county airport.

Man robs ice-cream vendor at gunpoint in Chesterfield

Chesterfield police are searching for a suspect after he robbed the driver of an ice-cream truck at gunpoint.

Gunfire damages vehicles in Chesterfield

Chesterfield police are searching for three men in their 20s after a shooting spree early Tuesday left several vehicles damaged by gunfire.

Friday 07/08/2016
Correction: Police-Fewer Tickets story

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story July 7 about traffic tickets, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature of a written warning system. While the system was inspired by what some residents consider aggressive enforcement, the Chesterfield ...

Thursday 07/07/2016
Chesterfield asks residents to help remake county's blueprint

Under new leadership, Chesterfield County is changing the way it engages with residents about spending and other community priorities.

Small fire at DuPont Spruance Plant in Chesterfield

A small fire with heavy smoke broke out at the DuPont Spruance Plant on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County this morning.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
At Chesterfield coal ash hearing, speakers call for stricter permit limits

A steady stream of speakers at a public hearing Wednesday night implored state regulators to impose stricter requirements on Dominion Virginia Power as it prepares to drain and close its coal ash ponds at the Chesterfield Power Station.

Tuesday 07/05/2016
Chesterfield man accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 8 and 10

A Chesterfield County man has been charged with sexually abusing two girls, ages 8 and 10. His behavior so alarmed the parents of a third girl that they obtained an emergency protective order to keep him away from their daughter.

Chesterfield hires former Goochland County Administrator Rebecca Dickson

Dickson, who had retired from her previous job in April due to health reasons, will work on a part-time basis for Chesterfield, serving as interim deputy administrator for management services.

Monday 07/04/2016
Driver dies after running off road into retaining wall in Chesterfield

Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Chesterfield County this morning. 

Sunday 07/03/2016
Superintendent has stake in Chesterfield's school system

As one of Chesterfield’s youngest superintendents, James F. Lane may have to work a little harder to prove that he is the right person at the helm of Virginia’s second-largest school division.

Chesterfield administrator's regional experience gives him an edge

Incoming Chesterfield County Administrator Joseph P. Casey knows that he has big shoes to fill.

As Stegmaier exits, he looks back at life as a public servant

When James J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier hung up his hat as Chesterfield County’s administrator on Thursday, he left behind a place very different than the mostly rural community where he began his career in public service 37 years ago.

Saturday 07/02/2016
Newsome on a new mission after tenure in Chesterfield

On the evening of Jan. 27, 2009, a Tuesday, Chesterfield County Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome stood before the School Board to present his budget for the coming fiscal year. The country was in the midst of the Great Recession that left nearly e...

'Is everybody else wrong?' In other states, coal ash being excavated to protect waterways

Coal ash ponds in three other Southern states are being excavated. Why not in Virginia?

Friday 07/01/2016
Chesterfield man pleads guilty in theft of more than $106,000 in government property

A Chesterfield County man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $106,000 in government property from 2011 to 2013.

Cocaine trafficker pleads guilty in federal court

A Mexican national caught May 5 with more than 2 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle intended for sale to a DEA “cooperating source” pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

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