Police get new black uniforms: New technology will help keep officers cooler, drier
For 36 years, Chesterfield County Police have worn green and black uniforms. As of last week, patrol officers were given an alternative: a black uniform made of polyester and cotton infused with charcoal. The fabric stretches, and the charcoal wicks sweat away in order to reduce heat. It also... Read more

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Obituaries April 16, 2019

Adkins, Frankie S., 81, of Chesterfield Anderson, Corinna Shipp, 81, of North Chesterfield. Cahoon, June Woodfin, 83, of Chesterfield, widow of Eugene Cahoon Sr. Dabney, Lillie O’Dell, 98, of Chesterfield, widow of James Dabney Jr. Fisher, Lyndon Kelsey, 92, of North Chesterfield, an Army Air Forces veteran who served in World War II,... Read more
Phyllis Kellar Bass
Phyllis Kellar Bass, 84 of Chester, Va., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and a daughter of the late Kendall Hubert Kellar and Camilla Fauntleroy Hughes. Phyllis was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman’s College and a school teacher for 37... Read more
Walker left a legacy of helping others
Bryan H. Walker, 87, of the 6700 block of Wentworth St., was found deceased in his home at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, and showed signs of trauma. His death has been ruled a homicide. Walker was known as a pillar of the Bensley community, stalwart in his dedication... Read more
Shoosmith fire
Firefighters were dispatched to 11800 Lewis Road on Monday, April 1, for a building on fire. Firefighters discovered smoke and fire coming from a recycling plant. The fire was declared under control at 12:52 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation. It was the second fire... Read more
Feds take up case of illegal immigrant charged with weapons offenses
A 21-year-old man residing in the country illegally had firearms, ammunition and forgery charges withdrawn Feb. 21 by the Chesterfield commonwealth attorney’s office, with the case scheduled to be picked up by the U.S. attorney’s office. Carlos Maurice Azucar Menjivar was arrested Sept. 25 at the Moore’s Lake area... Read more
A 40-year-old Ontario, Canada, man died Friday, April 5, after he was struck by a pickup while crossing in the 2400 block of West Hundred Road between Sunoco and Exxon gas stations. According to the Chesterfield County Police Department, the man – Lance A.M. Owl – was struck around... Read more
A Chesterfield resident has been charged with snake possession. Matthew R. Miller was recently issued nine summonses charging him with possessing a wild or exotic animal – all misdemeanors – in violation of county code. The summonses were dated March 25. He is scheduled to be in Chesterfield General... Read more
Baird, Alfred Emanuel Sr., 86, of North Chesterfield, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, widower of Joyce Lucas Baird. Ballard, Warren H. Sr., 87, of Chesterfield, a Korean War-era Marine Corps veteran, widower of Joyce L. Ballard. Barnes, Edwin Thomas, 50, of Chesterfield, husband of Crystal Barnes. Barry, Stephen Lee,... Read more
One resident was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and a firefighter was transported with minor injuries after a fire at 15315 Happy Hill Road on Saturday, March 30. Fire and medical personnel were dispatched at 5:20 p.m. for a report of a house fire, chief deputy fire... Read more