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Chesterfield County News

Suspect in fatal Petersburg crime rampage had history of psychiatric problems as a teen

A man implicated in a Wednesday crime rampage involving the abduction of a Petersburg pastor, the disappearance and possible killing of his wife and the suspicious death of another woman had a “long history of psychiatric problems” while a te…

Friday 01/20/2017
Suspect in fatal Petersburg crime rampage had history of psychiatric problems as a teen

A man implicated in a Wednesday crime rampage involving the abduction of a Petersburg pastor, the disappearance and possible killing of his wife and the suspicious death of another woman had a “long history of psychiatric problems” while a teen an...

Wednesday 01/18/2017
Lawmakers elect 2 veteran local attorneys to fill judgeships in Richmond, Chesterfield

Claire G. Cardwell, a former Richmond prosecutor and longtime defense attorney, and M. Duncan Minton Jr., a former Chesterfield County prosecutor, were elected Wednesday as judges by the Virginia General Assembly. Their terms are for six years.

Family of Ricky Gray and others gather near prison in Jarratt; Vigil planned in protest of scheduled execution

JARRATT - On a hill just outside Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, correctional officers have barricaded the entrance to the prison where Ricky Javon Gray is scheduled to die in a few hours.

Tuesday 01/17/2017
Chesterfield schools superintendent: 'The state of our schools is strong'

In a wide-ranging address, the leading figure of Chesterfield County Public Schools and the head of his transition team lauded the school system’s strengths and shared a vision for its future that touched on several facets within the division.

Chesterfield police: Man, 37, hit, killed by car racing on Midlothian Turnpike

Jacinto Lopez Marcos lived in a small apartment in Chesterfield County, often ate ramen noodles, and routinely turned down friends’ offers to go out drinking at bars, according to colleagues and a friend.

Chesterfield Planning Commission endorses water park proposal

A proposed water park and mixed-use development in Chesterfield County is headed to the Board of Supervisors with the blessing of the Planning Commission. Yet the proposed Winterfield Crossing mixed-use project found the opposite fate.

ATF charges 2 with illegally buying AR-15 rifles from Richmond area gun shops

A Richmond man and a woman have been indicted in federal court here on charges of providing false statements in the straw purchase of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles last year from Green Top Sporting Goods in Hanover County and Southern Gun World in Ch...

Fire damages RV, shed in Chesterfield

An electrical fire heavily damaged a recreational vehicle and shed late Monday in southern Chesterfield County.

Monday 01/16/2017
4 escape house fire in Chesterfield

Four residents escaped a house fire unscathed early Monday in Chesterfield County.

Sunday 01/15/2017
Pedestrian hit, critically injured along Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in Chesterfield County on Saturday night.

Saturday 01/14/2017
Chesterfield retirement program in financial trouble

An employee retirement program in Chesterfield County schools is losing money, adding a significant wrinkle to the School Board’s upcoming budget discussions and shocking many teachers who were told the benefit was not in danger.

Thursday 01/12/2017
Unlicensed Chesterfield home day care provider charged in death of 3-month-old child

The state medical examiner's office determined the child died of "sudden, unexpected infant death associated with unsafe sleep environment," a spokeswoman said.

Speed limit to drop for section of Chester Road in Chesterfield

Drivers will have to slow down along a section of Chester Road in Chesterfield beginning next week, police said Thursday.

Wednesday 01/11/2017
Chesterfield elected leaders choose leaders for new year

For the first time since Chesterfield County was founded 268 years ago, two women will lead its Board of Supervisors.

Burglars steal $2,500 worth of cigarettes from Chesterfield tobacco shop

Two men broke into a Chesterfield County tobacco shop and stole more than $2,500 worth of cigarettes early Tuesday, police said.

Tuesday 01/10/2017
Ex-employee of Pence Nissan Kia Subaru in Midlothian charged with stealing $200K

A former bookkeeper for Pence Nissan Kia Subaru in Midlothian has been charged with embezzling $200,000 from the business over four years beginning in 2012.

Chesterfield School Board tightens school-transferring rules

As Chesterfield County school leaders grapple with overcrowding at some schools, the options for students who want to attend a school other than their neighborhood one just got slimmer.

Judge denies preliminary injunction request in Ricky Gray execution

A federal judge has refused to delay the Jan. 18 execution of Ricky Javon Gray for the New Year’s Day 2006 slayings of two young Richmond girls.

Monday 01/09/2017
Chesterfield school leaders to consider tightening school transfer rules

Chesterfield County students may soon have a harder time switching schools.

Richmond man charged with shooting, wounding man in Chesterfield

A Richmond man has been charged with shooting and wounding another man Monday morning during a fight in Chesterfield County.

Sunday 01/08/2017
UPDATE: Missing Chesterfield teen found in Midlothian

Update 12:15 p.m.: Chesterfield County police said Jacob Harris was located safe and uninjured in Midlothian.

Saturday 01/07/2017
State police car struck on I-95 in Chesterfield; trooper taken to hospital

A state trooper was injured Saturday when a pickup truck struck his police cruiser while it was stopped in the snow on the right shoulder of northbound Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County, according to Virginia State Police.

Operators of Chesterfield center for those in need at odds with community

Robert Crissman slept in his truck in a Walmart parking lot for much of the past year. Police shooed him away after noticing him at the Chesterfield County store during an unrelated arrest, forcing the 70-year-old Vietnam veteran to find a new pla...

Thursday 01/05/2017
Chesterfield police: Man who led officers on chase after shoplifting from Kroger had fake plates, no permanent address

The man who shoplifted from a Kroger grocery store in Chesterfield County on Wednesday and then led police on a low-speed chase, side-swiping a police cruiser, had fake license plates and no known permanent address, police said Thursday.

Charges filed against alleged organizer of Chesterfield 'mansion party' where 2 were killed

A man police identified as the organizer and promoter of a Chesterfield County “mansion party” at which two people were killed Sept. 4 is now facing charges both here and in California after he was wounded in a drug-related shootout in San Luis Ob...

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