2012-08-22 / News Briefs


Michael Buettner

County Animal Control searches for escaped goats

Chesterfield County Animal Control is trying to find and recapture several goats that are roaming loose near the county airport.

Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said the goats were supposed to have been taken care of over the summer at Camp Thunderbird, a YMCA camp off Courthouse Road near Route 10. However, some of the goats got loose and have been wandering in a densely wooded area nearby ever since, Caroon said.

After receiving reports about goats at large in the vicinity, Animal Control officers identified the owner and caretaker and has stepped up efforts to corral the escaped animals but without success so far, Caroon said.

Police try to locate possible illegal filming victims

Police are trying to identify several women who were victims of alleged illegal filming by a Midlothian personal trainer.

The Chesterfield County Police Department said images of the women were found on a video recording device recovered during an investigation of Craig L. Kirkpatrick of the 5700 block of Harbour Ridge Road in Harbour Pointe. Kirkpatrick, 40, was arrested in May on charges of unauthorized filming of another person and assault.

Police said a 21-year-old woman who was one of Kirkpatrick’s clients found what appeared to be a recording device in a bathroom at his home. She took the device and left the house, according to police, who said Kirkpatrick confronted her as she was attempting to leave in her vehicle and took the device from her.

Chesterfield police later obtained a recording device from Kirkpatrick. They said that with the help of the Virginia State Police Computer Evidence Recovery Section, they have recovered video of the original victim and other images of women they have been unable to identify.

Any women who were clients of Kirkpatrick at his home or gym are asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1268.

Chester man shot in foot

A Chester man was wounded in a shooting last week following an argument in a mobile home park off Jefferson Davis Highway.

Police responded around 11 p.m. last Wednesday to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The victim said he was involved in a verbal dispute with two men in the 14000 block of Stevenhurst Drive in the Greenleigh Mobile Home Park. At some point, the victim said, he heard a noise and felt something near his foot. Later, he realized he had been shot in the foot.

According to police, the victim described the suspects as black males but was unable to provide any additional description.

Anyone who has information is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660, or text the code “WATSON” with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

Police arrest suspect in Food Lion robberies

A homeless man has been arrested on charges related to the recent robberies of two Chesterfield County grocery stores.

Police said they arrested Giorgio M. Brown, 20, last week shortly after he allegedly robbed a Food Lion store in the Irongate Village Shopping Center on Iron Bridge Road.

According to police, a suspect entered the store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fired one shot at the ceiling and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said they tracked the suspect to a vacant house nearby and arrested him about a half-hour after the robbery.

Brown, of no permanent address, was also charged in connection with the robbery in July of a Food Lion store in the Meadowdale Shopping Center at Meadowdale Boulevard and Hopkins Road.

Brown was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharge of a firearm in an occupied building. A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24.

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A Henrico County man died last week in a crash in Chesterfield County.

Police said a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Qualla Road around 11:20 p.m. last Wednesday crossed the centerline and hit a Mercury SUV head-on.

The motorcyclist, John Peyton, 48, of the 3500 block of Old Williamsburg Road in Henrico, died at the scene, police said. The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation, police said.

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