Police investigation, Truck fire & suspicious note in Chesterfield County

By Evrod Cassimy - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County police are trying to determine who's behind a suspicious fire and bomb threat earlier Tuesday. It happened in the 10700 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Police and fire crews responded to the scene for a suspicious vehicle fire and found a Nissan Titan pickup truck engulfed in flames. That car has been since towed away but now the fire is under investigation as is a bomb threat left on a nearby car.

The call came in shortly before noon at the Virginia Physicians for Women. Most of the flames were seen shooting from the rear and passenger side of the truck. After the fire was out however, a woman discovered a note on her car in the same parking lot that implied there was a bomb threat.

Police blocked off the area and called in the Virginia state police bomb squad to help. They took necessary precautions to ensure public safety.

"No. None of the buildings were evacuated. We did corner off a single parking lot and advised the people in the building if they could stay put at this time the parking lot has been opened up. The building is in normal activity," said Chesterfield Fire & EMS Lt. Jason Elmore.

The bomb squad was able to determine that there was no immediate threat. Right now police are still trying to determine if these two incidents are related.

If you have any information about these incidents Chesterfield County police want to hear from you. You can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Solvers at 748-0660 otherwise just call police.

Copyright 2010 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.