Sunday, December 4, 2016

Victim Identified in Jeff Davis Highway Fatality


December 4, 2016

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Jeff Davis Highway early this morning as Kevin Wilson of the 3600 block of Brandywine Drive, Hopewell, VA.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. in a northbound lane of Jeff Davis Highway. Wilson was driving a vehicle that was struck from behind as it was stopped at the red light at the intersection with Terminal Road by another vehicle travelling northbound.

The force of the collision caused Wilson’s vehicle to catch fire and then strike a nearby utility pole, trapping him inside. A witness attempted a rescue but was driven back by the intense heat. He told investigators Wilson appeared to be unconscious in the driver’s seat.

The Virginia Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of Wilson’s death.

The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene on foot.

Crash Team investigators have consulted with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and charges will be filed once the other driver is positively identified.

Several witnesses have been interviewed, but there may be others who saw what happened. They are being asked to call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikenrenkoetter or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com

Jennie Scher Road Death Investigation


December 4, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting yesterday of Karriem Brown, 28, of the 7000 block of Warwick Road, Newport News, VA.

At approximately 2:29 p.m., Saturday, December 3, officers were called to the 1500 block of Jennie Scher Road for a report of a person shot. Officers found Brown’s body lying on the ground near an apartment building. He had suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

While initially giving the appearance of a homicide, the case is currently classified as a death investigation while detectives review witness statements and process forensic evidence collected at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Goudman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

East 33rd Street Homicide


December 2, 2016

One of the victims of a double shooting that occurred Wednesday in the Swansboro West neighborhood has died.

Around 9:45 p.m. on November 30, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of East 33rd Street. Upon arrival, officers noticed a vehicle pulled onto the curb. Inside the vehicle, they located Javar Mayo, 24, of the 00 block of Lombardy Street, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Mayo was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries last night.

A second victim was located nearby on East 33rd Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Major Crimes detectives are actively pursuing all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective James Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Arrest Made in Bank Robbery


December 2, 2016

Richmond Police detectives have charged a man for the bank robbery that occurred yesterday.

At approximately 12:53 p.m., officers were called to the Wells Fargo bank, located at 801 E. Main St., for the report of a robbery. A bank employee reported a male handed a note to tellers demanding cash. He received cash and left on foot southbound towards Kanawha Plaza.

Officers and detectives responded, circulated in the area and quickly developed information that led to the suspect being arrested as he ran southbound across the Manchester Bridge.

Detectives charged Joseph D. Matz, 47, of no known address, with bank robbery. His photo is below.
 
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 Richmond Christmas Parade Traffic Advisory

December 1, 2016

Thousands of people are expected to line Broad Street on Saturday for the 33rd annual Dominion Christmas Parade. Numerous street closures and “No Parking” zones will be in effect.


The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia and proceed east on Broad Street toward Seventh Street. More than 100,000 spectators from across Virginia attend annually, according to parade organizers.

Major city thoroughfares such as Broad Street and Leigh Street will be affected. “No Parking” zones along the route will go into effect beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. Street Closures will begin at 7 a.m. that day and remain in effect until approximately 2:30 p.m.

To learn more about the parade route, potential impacts on specific streets and “No Parking” zones, visit http://www.richmondgov.com/police.
 
 

Jennie Scher Road Homicide Victim Identified


December 1, 2016

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in a homicide that occurred this morning in the Fulton neighborhood as Tychelle Johnson, 25, of the 1400 block of Jennie Scher Road.

At approximately 1:38 a.m., officers were called to the 1500 block of Jennie Scher Road for a report of a person shot. Officers found Johnson’s body inside the residence. She had suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was also located. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are actively pursuing all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Man Arrested in Fairfield Avenue Homicide


November 30, 2016
A Chesterfield County man is facing two felony charges in connection with a homicide that occurred Sunday in the east end neighborhood of Eastview.

Antonio L. Morris, 27, of the 500 block of Rosegill Road in North Chesterfield, was arrested today without incident by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit murder. His booking photo is attached.

“This incident occurred in a residential area where there are a number of homes and apartments close together,” said Lt. Cynthia Hayes with the Major Crimes Division. “We’re asking anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary to call us. Detectives are still actively investigating this incident and additional information will help solidify their case against those responsible for this violent crime.”

Shortly before 1 a.m., officers were called to the 2000 block of Fairfield Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found Alton L. Neal, 37, of the 2100 block of Cedar Street, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are asking anyone in the community with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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