Police identify teen killed by train
Chesterfield County Police last week identified a 16-year-old who was struck by a train near the 15900 block of Woods Edge Road at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Aaron Groome, of no permanent address, was walking south on the train tracks between Jefferson Davis Highway and Interstate 95... Read more
Two methamphetamine labs were recently discovered in eastern Chesterfield County, resulting in five arrests. On May 14 at 10:23 p.m., county police went to the 2400 block of Arcadia Avenue for a wanted person. “Officers had obtained a search warrant for the residence and found the wanted person inside,”... Read more
Police find man deceased in vehicle
On Friday, May 17, Chesterfield Police responded to a report that a man had been found deceased in a vehicle in a parking lot in the 15700 block of Woods Edge Road. The man was identified as Timothy V. Kitt, 39, who had been reported missing May 14. The... Read more
Looking for justice: Father asks for public’s help locating shooter
Tony Flaugher is looking for justice for his son. Samuel Allen Flaugher, 19, was shot near 4003 Meridian Ave. in South Richmond around 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, and died several days later. The case is still under investigation by Richmond Police, but Tony Flaugher, 48, spoke to various... Read more
Education assn. calls Mayday after two teachers assaulted
A teacher from Thomas Dale High School was assaulted while in the classroom on Wednesday, April 22, and the injuries sent the teacher to the hospital, police said. As a result, the Chesterfield Educational Association sounded a Mayday. “It was reported that a 15-year-old male student threw his backpack... Read more
Chesterfield police to ‘haunt’ DUI drivers with ‘ghost cruisers’
If you drive under the influence in Chesterfield County, your chance of getting pulled over and arrested may have gone up with the recent launch of the county police department’s “ghost cruiser.” “The cruisers are low-profile without the traditional light bar on the roof, and they have low-profile graphics... Read more
Chesterfield police served a warrant on a man who was wanted on suspicion of robbery following incidents outside Falling Creek Apartments around 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 24. Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect and a suspect vehicle. Detectives identified the suspect as Franklin P. Robinson, 37, of the... Read more
Chester teen dies after being shot
Richmond police are asking the public for help in regard to the April 15 shooting of a Chester teen that occurred in the 4000 block of Meridian Avenue near Jefferson Davis Highway. Police identified the victim as Samuel Flaugher, 19, of Chester. He had attended Thomas Dale High School,... Read more
Illegal immigrant gets four years in manslaughter case
A Guatemalan national residing in the U.S. illegally was sentenced to a total of four years in prison last week for killing a 4-year-old boy in a two-vehicle crash Aug. 25 last year. Jose Armelio Gonzalez-Flores, 29, was given a total of 20-plus years with all but four years... Read more
16-year-old faces murder, robbery charges in Walker’s death
A 16-year-old who has been charged with murder in the April 2 death of 87-year-old Bensley resident Bryan H. Walker had his initial court date in Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court last week. An April 16 report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch identified the youth as Raphael Angel Vargas,... Read more