Fake policemen visit county apartment complexes
Impersonation of a police officer or public official isn’t a very common crime in Chesterfield County. There were only about a dozen such incidents reported in 2013. So it’s especially unusual to see two reports of this type of fraud on a single day, both of them at apartment complexes:
• A known suspect came to a unit in the 11300 block of Briarmont Road in the Huguenot Village Apartments off Robious Road around 11 p.m. on Oct. 4 and identified himself as a police officer to gain entry. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
• An unknown suspect showed a badge to a resident of a unit in the 10800 block of Dylans Walk Road in the Garden Springs Apartments near Chester around noon on Oct. 4. The suspect asked the resident questions about another resident of the complex.
Anyone who has information about these incidents or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at crimesolvers.net or text WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).
In other crimes:
Ashley Grove (Katy Reid Court) – A resident of the 8500 block reported that an unknown suspect entered his home and stole a key, then returned later and stole consumable goods and miscellaneous items.
Bellewood Manor (Arvin Drive) – Copper was reported stolen from an air conditioning unit at a home in the 2000 block on Oct. 1.
Bermuda Industrial Park (Bermuda Triangle Road) – A work trailer was reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 12600 block on Sept. 15.
Chestnut Ridge Road – A black 2006 Volvo SUV was reported stolen on Oct. 2 from a home in the 18500 block.
Ettrick (Bessie Lane) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into Jeff’s Place restaurant in the 20700 block through a window on Oct. 4. Nothing was reported stolen.
• Catalytic converters were cut and stolen from several vehicles parked at a business in the 20800 block of Chesterfield Avenue on Oct. 3.
Greenfield (Deauville Road) – Two unknown suspects were seen entering several unlocked vehicles in the 2000 block around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 2. Electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Grove, The (Coalbrook Drive) – Copper wire was reported stolen from the crawl space under a home in the 800 block on Sept. 29.
Harbour East Village (West Harbour Drive) – Firearms were reported stolen from a mobile home in the 1000 block on Oct. 2.
Kingsland Acres (Firethorne Lane) – A known suspect kicked open the front door of a home in the 8400 block around 1:40 a.m. on Oct. 1. The suspect entered the home and assaulted a resident. Nothing was reported stolen.
Kingsland Woods (Sir Dinnadan Court) – Gasoline was reported siphoned from a vehicle parked at a home in the 8400 block on Oct. 1.
Mason Woods (Mason Valley Drive) – A gunshot was fired during an altercation at a home in the 6700 block around 1:40 p.m. on Oct. 5.
Midlothian Turnpike – A suspect exposed himself to a shopper in the parking lot of a business in the 11300 block around 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Newbys Bridge Road – Unknown suspect(s) entered a home in the 5500 block on Oct. 1 through an open kitchen window. Nothing was reported stolen.
Scottingham (Groomfield Road) – Unknown suspect(s) forced open the garage door at an unoccupied home in the 9200 block on Oct. 1. Electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Winterfield Road – Household goods were reported stolen from Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in the 2300 block on Sept. 24.
Woodvale (Fulcher Lane) – Copper wire was reported stolen from a home in the 400 block on Oct. 4.