A Petersburg man pleaded responsible final week to the April housebreaking of a South Chesterfield restaurant – the primary legal conviction obtained in Virginia via using liquid nanotechnology generally known as SmartWater CSI.
The plea by Christopher S. Gaines, 52, which was first reported by the Richmond Instances-Dispatch, was entered July 22 in Chesterfield Circuit Court docket.
Police responded to the Ettrick Deli on April 11 at about 11 p.m., after an alarm was activated on the window of an adjoining shed that’s used as its enterprise workplace.
Officers situated a suspect, recognized as Gaines, on the premises and apprehended him following a short foot pursuit. Utilizing a particular ultraviolet gentle, they noticed that Gaines’ clothes and objects in his possession had been marked with SmartWater CSI, an invisible fluid that incorporates a code linked to every distinctive person.
The restaurant had been geared up with a covert spraying gadget following a number of earlier break-ins.
The Chesterfield Police Division started distributing SmartWater CSI kits in two neighborhoods in 2018 as a part of a pilot program. It stays the one legislation enforcement company in Virginia that makes use of the U.Okay-based know-how.
Bicyclist struck, killed on Hull Road Street
A Chesterfield man faces a number of costs after allegedly hanging and killing a bicyclist on Hull Road Street early Sunday morning.
Michael J. Moore, 34, of the 1300 block of Wadsworth Drive, has been arrested and charged with driving below the affect, DUI manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
Police say Moore was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound within the 7000 block of Hull Road Street at about 3:30 a.m. when it struck a person on a bicycle.
The bicyclist, recognized as Wilson W. Jones, 28, of Rice, Virginia, was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Moore is being held on the Chesterfield County Jail with out bond.
Acquitted of 2019 homicide, Chester man pleads responsible to drug cost
Chester resident Demetrius Roots, whose second-degree homicide conviction was overturned earlier this month by a Chesterfield Circuit Court docket decide, is not going to be required to serve jail time after pleading responsible final week to possessing greater than 1 ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police arrested Roots in August 2020 and charged him with killing 18-year-old Bryson Mitchell, who had been shot within the head 11 months earlier after allegedly stealing a automobile belonging to Roots’ girlfriend.
A subsequent search of Roots’ automobile yielded greater than 30 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag, in addition to a number of smaller luggage additionally containing the substance.
Underneath the phrases of a plea settlement on the drug cost, Roots, 22, was sentenced final Friday to 5 years in jail with all 5 suspended.
He was on account of be launched from Riverside Regional Jail later that day, following the submitting of Circuit Court docket Decide David Johnson’s order that formally acquits him of Mitchell’s homicide.
Johnson dominated July 8 that the jury erred in convicting Roots, discovering the proof launched at trial was inadequate to show his guilt past an inexpensive doubt.