HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police arrested a Chesterfield man who they say is the hit-and-run driver who killed a veteran Henrico police officer walking through Glen Allen on Saturday morning.
Henrico police officials said Justin Regensburg, 30, was taken into custody in King William County around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Regensburg was charged with hit-and-run of an occupied vehicle and hit-and-run of a pedestrian.
He is being held without bond at the Henrico County Jail, authorities said.
“This is a tragic situation for everyone involved,” said Henrico Police Lt. Matthew Pecka. “Detectives will continue to work on this case in conjunction with the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Henrico Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.”
Henrico police were called shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday to Greenwood Road at Winfrey Road to receive reports of a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian.
“The Henrico Police Crash Team’s preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect vehicle was traveling northwest on Greenwood Road when it struck the pedestrian,” Pecka said.
Officers said Donald L. Lambert Jr., a 33-year Henrico Police veteran who was the Captain of the Division’s Special Operations Group, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said he was not on duty at the time of the accident.
Henrico County Police Chief Eric English said the agency was deeply saddened by the “untimely and tragic loss.”
“[Lambert] was a selfless leader, mentor and friend who served our community with pride and dedication for almost 34 years, “said English.” My thoughts and prayers are with my family, colleagues and friends. “
The ground and air searches were conducted on Saturday with the help of state police, Richmond police, and officers from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office. of Louisa County.
“I would be remiss if I did not extend my appreciation to members of our community and area law enforcement for their support. The King William Sheriff’s Office, Chesterfield County Police, Virginia State Police, Richmond City Police, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, and Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Provided Resources that led to the successful arrest, “Pecka said.” On behalf of the entire Henrico County family, thank you for the calls, emails, and social media posts. “
Anyone with information on the case should call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or using the P3Tips app, police said.
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