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Henrico Police charge man with murder


Henrico Police have charged a 23-year-old county man with second-degree murder in connection with a Jan. 27 Glen Allen homicide.

Jamare Maurice Jones is charged with the murder of George Quarles Jones, Jr., 61, in what police are calling a domestic incident. They have not disclosed how the two men are related.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., Jan. 27, Henrico Police and Fire responded for a shooting in 4600 block of Francistown Road, where they located the elder Jones suffering from a gunshot wound.

No one injured in Eastern Henrico shed fire


SEPT. 23, 10 A.M. – No one was injured during an early morning shed fire in Eastern Henrico today.

At approximately 3:55 a.m., Henrico County firefighters responded to the fire in the 4600 block of Sydclay Drive, near South Laburnum Avenue. A shed near the back of an apartment complex was on fire, and the heat from the fire had started to damage the back of the apartments. Firefighters were able to control the fire quickly, and there were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

Office evacuated by unusual odor

SEPT. 8, 11:50 A.M. – Henrico Fire units evacuated an Eastern Henrico office Thursday morning after employees noticed an unusual odor and several began to feel sick.

Just before 8:30 a.m., Fire units responded to the office, located in the Byrd Office Center in the 5600 block of South Laburnum Avenue, to investigate the odor. One of the occupants of the business was not feeling well, and responding firefighters called for the Henrico Fire hazardous materials team.

Glen Allen house fire causes minor injuries to one


AUG. 31 – One person received minor injuries in a Glen Allen house fire early Wednesday morning.

At about 4:10 a.m., Henrico Division of Fire units responded to the report of a mattress on fire in the house, located in the 4900 block of Darrowby Road near Francistown Road. Units arrived to find flames coming from a second story bedroom window.

Firefighters immediately went inside to extinguish the fire and search for victims. They found both occupants and their dog outside, and the fire was contained to the bedroom.

Henrico man killed in Parham Road crash

A 58-year-old Henrico man died in a single-car accident on East Parham Road Aug. 28.

Tony Lee MCGill was traveling westbound on the road shortly after 6 p.m. in a Chevrolet pick-up truck, approaching the intersection of Aberdeen Street, when his truck ran off the right side of the road and struck a traffic signal support pole. McGill died at the scene.

Henrico man dies in Dinwiddie crash

A 31-year-old Henrico County man died when the 1995 GMC tractor trailer he was driving ran off Route 460 in Dinwiddie County and overturned shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 24. The man, Melvin Johnson, died at the scene. A female passenger in the truck was transported by helicopter to MCV with life-threatening injuries. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt, according to Virginia State Police.

State Police warn of IRS-spoof phone scam


Virginia State Police are warning residents of an ongoing phone scam in which the caller says he is calling from the IRS and demands payment by verbally threatening and intimidating the person. In addition, the caller ID number used by this scam is a legitimate Virginia State Police Area Office phone number. State police officials have received a number of calls concerning this scam within the past few days.

In each case, the caller has a thick foreign accent and identifies himself or herself as working for the IRS. The scammer also has personal information about the person being called – information that can be commonly found by searching the internet. If the person refuses to pay, then the fake IRS caller becomes very agitated and impatient and begins threatening the individual with imprisonment or other severe punishment if the person does not promise to provide payment.

Bus fire snarls traffic on 95 South


AUG. 17 – Fire aboard a passenger bus Wednesday morning on I-95 South in Henrico County snarled traffic, but no one was injured in the incident. Soon after Henrico Fire officials had extinguished that fire, a nearby house fire killed three family pets.

Henrico Fire officials responded to the bus, which caught fire near the Parham Road exit, at about 8 a.m. The driver of the bus was the only person onboard and was able to exit safely. Firefighters controlled the fire quickly and fully extinguished it shortly after 9:30 a.m.

About 20 minutes later, Fire units – including some of the same ones that responded to the bus fire – were dispatched to a house fire in the 6000 block of Indigo Road in Henrico’s West End.

2 ambulance units shifted


Henrico Division of Fire officials have relocated two of their 15 ambulance units from their home stations to other stations during daytime hours Monday through Friday, as part of a 90-day trial designed to improve response times in the county's busiest service areas.

Through September, the ambulance based at Station 4 (on Strath Road in Varina) is reporting to Station 3 (in Highland Springs), while the unit based at Station 16 (on Shady Grove Road in Short Pump) is reporting to Station 9 (on Quioccasin Road) during those weekday hours.

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