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Chesterfield County News

Prosecutor: Seven guns were discharged, 70 shots fired at Chesdin Landing 'Mansion Party' where 2 were killed

At least seven guns were discharged and 70 shots were fired at an illegal “mansion party” last month at which two partygoers were killed inside a home under construction in an upscale Chesterfield County neighborhood, a prosecutor disclosed T…

Thursday 10/27/2016
Prosecutor: Seven guns were discharged, 70 shots fired at Chesdin Landing 'Mansion Party' where 2 were killed

At least seven guns were discharged and 70 shots were fired at an illegal “mansion party” last month at which two partygoers were killed inside a home under construction in an upscale Chesterfield County neighborhood, a prosecutor disclosed Thursd...

Wednesday 10/26/2016
Police: North African native used Brandermill store as front in $1M cigarette smuggling scheme

A native of Mauritania in northwest Africa has been charged in a major cigarette smuggling operation in Chesterfield County in which police said he purchased more than $1 million in Virginia cigarettes over 18 months that were transported to New Y...

Chesterfield County purchasing the remnants of SportsQuest for $5.5 million

Wednesday’s announcement that Chesterfield County plans to buy River City Sportsplex is the latest chapter in a long story centered on sports, money, broken promises and soccer fields.

Chesterfield schools given go-ahead to purchase site for new Midlothian-area elementary school

Chesterfield County’s new Midlothian-area elementary school, designed to relieve overcrowding at Watkins and Bettie Weaver Elementary schools, got one step closer to reality Wednesday.

Saturday 10/22/2016
Trash can fires force Chesterfield Amazon facility to close for few hours Saturday

Chesterfield County fire officials are investigating two trash can fires that occurred Saturday at Amazon’s distribution center.

Friday 10/21/2016
Seven suspected gang members make their first appearances in court after arrest in 'mansion party' killings

Seven alleged gang members, including one previously unnamed, made their first appearances in a Chesterfield County courtroom Friday morning after being arrested Thursday in the killings of two participants of an illegal “mansion party” last month...

Thursday 10/20/2016
Police: 6 gang members from Richmond, Chesterfield arrested in Chesdin Landing 'mansion party' killings

More than 100 law enforcement personnel from six local, state and federal agencies in the Richmond region participated in the roundup of suspects.

Wednesday 10/19/2016
New trail officially added to Chesterfield's park system

It’s much more than dirt on a path.

Tuesday 10/18/2016
FBI: 16 arrested in operation targeting underage human trafficking in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield

An FBI operation in Richmond and surrounding counties targeting underage human trafficking netted 16 arrests over the weekend, according to the bureau.

Chesterfield Planning Commission endorses plan for Midlothian-area elementary school

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission gave the green light for a new Midlothian-area elementary school Tuesday after a debate over how big the school should be.

Chesterfield's treasurer, commissioner of the revenue to retire

Two of Chesterfield County’s constitutional officers will be hanging up their hats.

Chesterfield police seeking suspects in cigarette store break-in

Chesterfield County police are seeking information on two men who broke into CJ's Cigarettes at 4122 Meadowdale Boulevard last week.

Monday 10/17/2016
Chesterfield School Board advances plans to build new Manchester Middle

The Chesterfield County School Board wants future Manchester Middle School students to attend an entirely new school instead of a renovated one. But the change in the project’s scope has brought it back to square one.

Ex-Riverside Regional Jail officer sentenced to 10 years in rape of Chesterfield girl

A former corrections officer for Riverside Regional Jail who raped a teenage girl and then bought her an emergency contraceptive so she wouldn’t get pregnant was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison Monday in a case that largely hinged on text me...

Chesterfield schools denied accreditation for first time in district's history

For the first time in Chesterfield County Public Schools history, two of its schools will be denied state accreditation.

Saturday 10/15/2016
Chesterfield police search for two men in connection with a robbery at 7-Eleven store

Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store in Chesterfield County early Saturday morning.

Thursday 10/13/2016
Ex-Virginia State University student pleads to reduced charge in case of alleged rape on campus

A former Virginia State University student pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor assault, reduced from rape, in a disputed sexual encounter with a coed in her dorm room last year that followed a party where students had consumed alcohol and marij...

Bathroom ventilation fan sparks house fire in Chesterfield

A malfunctioning ventilation fan in a bathroom is being blamed for a house fire in Chesterfield.

Wednesday 10/12/2016
Unique change cuts wait time for Chesterfield residents seeking mental health-related services

It used to be that Chesterfield County residents struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues could wait a month before receiving professional help from Chesterfield’s Community Services Board.

Chesterfield police ID Petersburg man killed Saturday in fiery crash

A man who died Saturday in a fiery crash in Chesterfield County has been identified as Donnell A. Tucker, 48, of Petersburg.

Tuesday 10/11/2016
Chesterfield police seek man who robbed auto parts store at gunpoint

Chesterfield County police are looking for a man who robbed an Advance Auto Parts store at gunpoint Monday.

New written warning policy for Chesterfield traffic violations aimed at improving community relations, trust

When Chesterfield County police implemented a policy this year that changes how they enforce traffic laws, their philosophy boiled down to this: increase the legitimacy of traffic stops in the eyes of the public and improve community relations and...

Monday 10/10/2016
Va. reports storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew

NORFOLK — Virginia officials reported one storm-related death Monday after Hurricane Matthew.

Roughly 100 people attend forum on changing school start times in Chesterfield

Robbie Siegfried sets his alarm clock for 5:40 a.m. to get to Cosby High School on time each morning. His mother hopes he can turn back that clock before he graduates.

Power restored to all Chesterfield County schools

Update, from Chesterfield County Public Schools' Twitter: "Power has been restored at all schools that were closed today. We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday!"

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