Police Blotter: June 16, 2010

ORIOLE AVE 6/06 Grindall Creek Park. Miscellaneous property was reported stolen from the victim’s unlocked, 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. A pressure washer was also missing from the victim’s yard.

Police seek woman who stole two area donation containers

Someone stole Muscular Dystrophy Association collection boxes from two area 7-Eleven stores, and the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help law enforcement identify the suspect.

Keep your dogs cool this summer

Chesterfield County Animal Control recently released the following information on how hot weather can be dangerous for dogs...

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, June 16
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Presentation. 2:30 p.m. Dunlop House Assisted Living Facility, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Chris Walters, of the Dinwiddie Extension Office, will give the presentation, which is free and open to the public. Details: Jennifer, 520-0050.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

High-speed rail study complete, next hearing on July 21

It all hinges on funding, when we get the money and how much, said Christine Fix, rail planning coordinator for Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). Fix was one of two speakers at the May 27 Chester Community Association (CCA) meeting. She spoke to about 50 area residents interested in the impact of high-speed rail on those adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks where the new trains will run. Links to more information included.

Brown, Robinson field questions before election

On June 15, Republican candidate Roxann Robinson and Democratic candidate William “Bill” Brown will face each other in a special election for former state Del. Sam Nixon’s open seat in the 27th House of Delegates District.

Meeting scheduled for proposed electronic sign in Chester village

A community meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 14 to review information related to an electronic sign that is proposed for West Hundred Road in the Village of Chester.

Budget cuts to close most libraries on Thursdays

Starting Thursday, July 1, all library branches except Central Library will be closed, a library administrator said last week. The Central Library will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, said Carolyn Sears, the library manager for publications and programs. All branches will be open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., she said, and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rather than 5:30 p.m.