The Chesterfield County Police Department reports that Melissa D. Edmondson, 39, died following a two-vehicle crash in the 7100 block of Woodpecker Road at about 6:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Police said a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling west on Woodpecker Road when it crossed into the eastbound travel... Read more
Police seek bank   robbery suspect
Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 5630 Hopkins Road at about 9:20 a.m. Aug. 22. Police said the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. When the teller did not immediately respond to the note, the suspect allegedly... Read more
Police charge woman     in stabbing incident
Chesterfield County Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 3700 block of Cannington Drive at 4:12 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Police responded to the 3700 block of Cannington Drive, east of Hopkins Road, for a report of a suspicious situation. Upon arrival, officers located a woman... Read more
Former Bird AD, coach charged with embezzlement
Chesterfield Police recently arrested a man in connection with felony embezzlement that occurred at L.C. Bird High School. David Wayne Bedwell, 48, used school purchase orders to purchase approximately $5,000 worth of equipment and other items, which he allegedly took with him to Henrico upon being hired as the... Read more
Crash on Varina-Enon Bridge
It was a close call on the Varina-Enon Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 13, when a pickup truck hauling a machine jackknifed and crashed. Corrine Geller of the Virginia State Police said the single-vehicle crash occurred around 11:52 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 at mile marker 18.... Read more
Driver issued five summonses after dump truck crash
A July 25 crash closed Beach Road for over two hours, tied up traffic and resulted in five summons for the driver. Around 2:26 p.m., a dump truck-trailer crashed on Beach at Second Branch Road, overturning onto its roof and catching fire. A load of logs and debris that... Read more
Police investigating assault of local attorney
Chesterfield County Police are investigating the apparent assault of a local attorney last week. The attorney’s name is George H. Edwards, according to another local attorney. Police issued a press release about the alleged assault of a man in a hallway of an office building in the 10100 block... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more
Dedication: ‘Fully-sworn’ auxiliary police officers work without pay
It takes a lot of dedication to be an auxiliary police officer. The position is unpaid and involves carrying a firearm and a Taser. Many people may not have the time or the desire for such a part-time job, but those that do enjoy it. Tracy Connor, 43, works... Read more
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a drowning of a 2-year-old girl. Police responded to a report of a possible drowning at a residence in the 4300 block of Lilking Court, south of Route 10 east of Harrowgate Road, on Monday, July 8. Officers learned that a 2-year-old... Read more