Henrico firefighter Jon Reinmuth recently earned the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service.
Reinmuth manages the activities of the fourth-grade education program, the Junior Firefighter program, Summer Blast and the Kids Safety Wagon for the Division of Fire. He is currently working on development of several new programs that will enhance service to the county, including upgraded senior safety programs, the Hand Only CPR program and a college safety program.
No one was injured in an apartment fire in the 3500 block of Bolling Road in Henrico's northside community June 12.
Henrico Fire officials responded to the residence shortly after 10:30 a.m. and reported smoke coming from the two-story building and flames at the rear of the building's first floor. Crews successfully extinguished the fire within seven minutes of arriving and contained it to the apartment in which it started.
The adult female resident of the apartment and all occupants in the other apartments were able to exit the apartment building on their own. The resident of the apartment in which the fire originated was transported to MCV for evaluation but did not suffer any burns and was not complaining of any difficulty breathing.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/30/2014 Public Safety
A longtime member of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad died in an auto accident Wednesday night on North Parham Road.
Eighty-six year-old Beverly Luther, a 16-year member of the rescue squad, died when the car she was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle near the intersection of North Parham Road and Midway Road at about 7:45 p.m. Luther's car had been traveling northbound on North Parham.
The driver of the other vehicle, an adult female, was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Henrico Police are seeking a male suspect who carjacked a woman May 6 and who may also have robbed a Henrico bank later that day.
Shortly after 1 p.m. that day, a male suspect approached an adult female while she was sitting in her vehicle in a parking lot in the 8900 block of Quioccasin Road, brandished a handgun and forced the victim out of her vehicle. The suspect drove off in the victim’s 2002 beige Toyota Camry.
About half an hour later, the Franklin Federal Credit Bank in the 7000 block of Three Chopt Road was robbed by a male suspect who was seen leaving in the same car.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2014 Public Safety
An 86-year-old Varina woman died Saturday at VCU Medical Center from injuries she suffered when the car in which she was a passenger ran a stop sign at the intersection of Seven Hills Boulevard and Miller Road and struck two other vehicles.
Mildred L. Grady, of the 7000 block of Turner Road in Varina, was a passenger in a Ford Focus, which was being driven by a 55-year-old woman from Marathon, Fla. at about 1:05 p.m. April 25. The car was traveling north on Miller Road, nearing the intersection with Seven Hills Boulevard, when it ran the stop sign and collided with a GMC Sierra that was heading east on Seven Hills Boulevard.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/24/2014 Public Safety
A rabid skunk was found dead in the back yard of a Varina resident earlier this week.
On April 21, Henrico Police Animal Protection received a call for service for a dog playing with a deceased skunk in the citizen’s backyard in the 7600 block of Dowdy Drive, near Yahley Mill Road and Darbytown Road. The remains of the skunk were retrieved and submitted to the state lab for testing, which concluded that the animal had rabies.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/24/2014 Public Safety
The Henrico County Police Division, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, Apr. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center Lobby, located at 7701 East Parham Road.
The program is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked.
UPDATE: APR. 8, 3:14 P.M. – Henrico Police now are considering the death of a 68-year-old Lakeside man a homicide.
Roy Alonzo Fuller was found dead in his home in the 5900 block of Hermitage Road by a family member April 4. An autopsy has been completed, and while police are not releasing the cause of death, they are labeling it a homicide. The motive is unknown, and detectives are continuing their investigation.
UPDATE: MAR. 31, 3 P.M. - Henrico Police have charged the driver in a fatal February accident in Sandston with two counts of felony murder, two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of hit and run in connection with the incident.
Andrew Taylor Walters faces the new charges in connection with the deaths of Jessica Gallmeyer and Amanda Irby, sisters who were passengers in the car Walters was driving Feb. 3 when he crashed it into the water near White Oak Road and East Williamsburg Road after attempting to flee from police.
Irby, 15, and Gallmeyer, 27, were rescued from the water, but Irby died in the hospital Feb. 5 and Gallmeyer died the following day, both from their injuries.
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