Crime, Police & Fire

Crime Watch 06/15/2022

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department Alverser Drive – Miscellaneous items were stolen during a shoplifting incident at Goodwill sometime before 9:55 p.m. on June 2. Bermuda Gardens (Starpine Lane) – Electronics were stolen from a residence in the 14000 block sometime before 12:01 a.m. on June 4. Cascade Creek (Spring […]

Suspect arrested in shooting that killed one, injured five

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Chesterfield County Police have arrested one suspect in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 10900 block of Stepney Road at about 10:21 p.m. on June 3. Police responded to the area of Stepney Road and Weybridge Road for a report of shots fired. During the course of the investigation, police determined a total of six people were […]

Police investigate death of unidentified male

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The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating the death of an unidentified male whose body was discovered in the Appomattox River on June 4. At about 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Chesterfield Police were called to the 21600 block of Chesterfield Ave. after a body was discovered partially in the river. The body was recovered with the assistance of the Chesterfield County […]

Crime Watch 6/8/2022

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department. Arbor Lake Apartments (Arbor Lake Drive) – A vehicle in the 6800 block was vandalized sometime before 8 p.m. on May 25. Ashton Creek Apartments (Creek Way) – Firearms, currency, clothing, electronics and miscellaneous items were stolen from a vehicle at a residence in the […]

Crime Watch 06/01/2022

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Departmental Afton (Creasman Drive) – A residence in the 9300 block was vandalized sometime before 4:30 p.m. on May 23. Ampthill Gardens (Omo Road) – A vehicle at a residence in the 5600 block was vandalized sometime before 3:45 p.m. on May 22. Belmont Hills Apartments […]

Police seeking suspect in vape shop robbery

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Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Dr. Danks Vape, Tobacco and Hookah at 4407 W. Hundred Road at about 6:56 p.m. May 25. No one was injured during the incident. Police said a male suspect entered the business and demanded the cashier open the register. The suspect leaned over the counter, opened the register and physically assaulted […]

The way out of the darkness: How can we better serve men, women in uniform when it comes to mental health?

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The Observer’s series on first responders began three weeks ago with Chesterfield County firefighter Kenny Mitchell, whose newly established Operation Yellow Tape opened another window on the very real trauma that men and women in emergency services carry home from the job. Mitchell, now the public information officer for Chesterfield Fire & EMS, came to emergency services as a new […]

Midlothian woman pleads guilty to fraud charges

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A woman pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia to a $1.2 million scheme that defrauded COVID-19 pandemic relief programs using victims’ personal information obtained through her state government employment, a prosecutor said. According to WTVR, U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber said court documents show that in one scheme, from May 2020 to August 2021, Sadie Mitchell, 30, of Midlothian, with […]

An escalated defense: Sheriff Karl Leonard unveils SMART program to treat inmates’ opioid addiction

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Sheriff Karl Leonard announced last week the creation of the Supported Medically Assisted Rehabilitative Treatment (SMART) program at the Chesterfield County Jail, which will place inmates on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in a designated pod with exposure to recovery services while serving time. “Obviously, the epidemic has gotten worse over the last several years, and that’s evidenced […]

Crime Watch 05/25/2022

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department Bailey Bridge Road – A residence in the 12400 block was vandalized sometime before 7:20 a.m. on May 16. Bellwood Maisonettes Apartments (Alfalfa Lane) – Miscellaneous items and electronics were stolen from a residence in the 2500 block sometime before 7:30 a.m. on May 16. […]


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