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Police blotter

CHESTERFIELD AVE 9/28 Ettrick. Officers responded to an alarm call at the residence and saw the suspect trying to flee from inside the residence. The suspect was taken into custody. Entry was gained by breaking the glass out of the side door.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 6
Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.

Early Literacy Story Time: Down on the Farm. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Chester Library; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enon Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration:, 748-6314 (Chester) or 530-3403 (Enon).

Festival attracts its largest crowd yet

Wide brimmed hats, shorts and lots of fluids helped ChesterFest goers get through the day on Saturday. Sun-washed patrons of the ninth annual event, which was presented by the Chester Community Association (CCA), braved temperatures in the 90s while perusing artisan booths, lunching on Greek, Mexican and southern treats and listening to American music.

Low lake levels prompt emergency water restrictions

Though rain fell steadily in Chesterfield County Monday, emergency water restrictions were set to go into effect Tuesday, Sept. 28, due to the record low water levels in Lake Chesdin.

Auxiliary county police orientation set for Oct. 5

The Chesterfield County Police Department is recruiting individuals for the Auxiliary Police Officer Unit, according to information from Chesterfield County. The unit is staffed by highly trained volunteers who are sworn officers that exercise full police powers, a press release says.

Elements of area plans will be in new countywide comprehensive plan

Members of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission sought assurances from planners last week that work on the county’s various area plans would not be lost when the new comprehensive plan is adopted.

Supervisors approve second fee holiday

Though the Planning Commission did not recommend the action, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to offer a 12-month holiday on some zoning and site plan fees.

Planning Commission defers cell tower

The Planning Commission will wait another month to decide whether a property on East Hundred Road is the right place for a 158-foot communications tower.