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The Great Beattie Case

While what police found this week, 100 years ago was particularly horrifying, it’s what happened in the aftermath that was also disturbing, and as modern as the National Enquirer and TMZ. On July 18, 1911, Chesterfield resident Louise Owen Beattie was murdered: a shotgun blast to the head, while traveling with her husband on a lonely stretch of Midlothian Turnpike.

Big summer events for CBC Bronco and Mustang leagues

For the third year, Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) will host the PONY Baseball Bronco (11-year-olds) World Series at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge from Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 30.Teams from across the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean will travel to Chesterfield to compete in the tournament. CBC will be represented by a team of 15 11-year-old boys from Chesterfield County

Matoaca 14U team wins youth softball tournament

Under the umbrella of the Chesterfield Youth Softball Association (CYSA), the 14 and under Matoaca team won the local “In-House” tournament at Harrowgate Park the weekend of June 24 - 26.

Police Blotter

Bridgeside Ct  7/8  Stonebridge.  Unknown suspect/s forced entry to the residence through the kitchen window and stole the listed property from inside.

Martingale Rd  7/8  Colonial Ridge Apts.  Known suspect forced entry to the victim’s apartment, assaulted victim and took the spare keys to her vehicle.  Suspect then left the area in the victim’s vehicle.

Belmont Rd  7/7  Victim reported his detached garage was entered and the listed property stolen.  No signs of forced entry were noted.

Body of missing swimmer recovered

Chesterfield County’s police and fire departments have recovered the body of a man who was missing after swimming in the Appomattox River Sunday afternoon.

Police seek attempted robbery suspects

Police are seeking four men who attempted to rob four victims in the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard on Friday, July 15.

No charges sought in infant death

After a thorough police investigation and consultation between the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and police, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has determined it will not seek charges in relation to the June 29 death of a 6-month-old male.

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Data File Set-Up Using Quickbooks.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.