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Hopewell police investigate Fourth of July drive-by shooting

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Police in Hopewell are looking for the person responsible for shooting into a vehicle while driving past another vehicle. On Monday, July 4 around 4:15 p.m., police responded to the area of Cedar Level Road and Wilmington Avenue for the report of an accident that resulted in the vehicle getting hit by gunfire.
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Hopewell Police: Driver on city street shot at by someone in a speeding car

HOPEWELL − Police are investigating a drive-by shooting Monday night where the shot was fired from a speeding car. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 4:15 p.m. on Cedar Level Road near Wilmington Avenue. Police Lt. Jacquita Allen said in an email that the victim was northbound on Cedar Level Road when a dark-colored Volkswagen sports utility vehicle came speeding up behind it. As the SUV passed, someone inside it shot into the victim’s vehicle.

Three people arrested in deadly weekend shootings in Petersburg, Chesterfield County

Police in Petersburg and Chesterfield County have made arrests in separate shootings Saturday that left two people dead. In Petersburg, police arrested Delvin Mitchell, 19, on counts of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is charged with killing 19-year-old Toni Knight, Saturday as she carried groceries to her residence in the Perry Street Lofts apartment complex in downtown Petersburg. Police said Mitchell and an unidentified juvenile were also shot in what appeared to be a gun battle early Saturday afternoon at the complex. The juvenile, a girl, was treated at a local hospital and released.

19-year-old arrested in connection to deadly Petersburg shooting

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Petersburg over the weekend. On July 2 at around 12:15 p.m., officers were called to the 100 block of Perry Street for the report of a person shot. When they arrived, police found 19-year-old...

Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Arrests

Delaware State Police have arrested 37-year-old Brandon Coleman of Ashland, VA, 38-year-old James Phillips of Petersburg, VA, and 34-year-old Darius Henry of Far Rockaway, NY for felony drug charges following a traffic stop that occurred in the Newark area on Saturday morning. On July 2, 2022, at approximately 8:59 a.m.,...

Mother of Petersburg shooting victim starts GoFundMe for 'burial the way she would want it'

PETERSBURG − The mother of a woman shot to death Saturday morning at a downtown loft-apartment complex has started a GoFundMe account for her daughter's funeral expenses, saying she wants to give her ”the proper burial exactly the way she would want it.” Toni Knight, 19, was killed as she walked into her residence at the Perry Street Lofts, mom Diane Branzelle posted in the narrative accompanying the account. ...

Chesterfield Police arrest man in connection with attempted robbery in Target parking lot

CHESTER — A Virginia man has been arrested after police say he assaulted and attempted to rob a shopper Sunday morning in the parking lot of a department store. Thomas M. Bartlett, 43, of Shackleford in King & Queen County, has been charged with attempted robbery, abduction and malicious wounding in the incident, which took place around 9 a.m. at the Target store on Route 1 and Weir Road. He is being held in the Chesterfield County Jail.

Late invoice brings chuckle to some members of Emporia City Council

The Emporia City Council recently approved a request from the city staff to finalize the payment of $69,445 to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Those in the Council Chambers couldn’t miss Councilman John Saunders grinning and shaking his head before the vote. Saunders’ reason for smiling was more than apparent when City Manager William Johnson brought the agenda item to the table.

No one hurt in fire that burns through roof of Chesterfield home

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Four people are forced to find another place to stay after a Chesterfield home goes up in flames. Fire crews say everyone was already out of the house on Twisted Cedar Court when they arrived just before midnight. They believe the fire started on the roof of the home.

Police: Boy fatally shot at Virginia party, another injured

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- Police say a child is dead and another person is injured after multiple shootings at a party in central Virginia. Local news outlets report officers were called to an event venue in suburban Richmond on Saturday night for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival,...

Hopewell police searching for suspect who shot into victim’s vehicle while driving

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect who shot into another person’s vehicle while driving in Hopewell Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on July 4, officers responded to the scene in the area of Cedar Level Road and Wilmington Avenue for a reported single-vehicle accident that had resulted from the vehicle being struck by gunfire.

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at party

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A child is dead and another person is injured after multiple shootings at a party in central Virginia, police said. Officers were called to an event venue in suburban Richmond on Saturday night for a report of a shooting, local news outlets reported. Upon their...