Thursday, November 15, 2018

Suspect Sought in Shockoe Bottom Package Theft


November 15, 2018

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a suspect who is suspected of a package theft which occurred in Shockoe Bottom earlier this month.

On Saturday, November 5, an unknown male reportedly stole a package in the mailroom of an apartment complex in the 0 block of South 19th Street. The victim stated several items were inside the package.

The suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a red jacket with a hood, black pants, dark colored shoes, and a navy backpack at the time of the incident.

Detectives ask anyone with information on the identity of this suspect to call First Precinct Detective Tori Wilson at (804) 646-0672 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Community Walk in the Windsor Richmond


November 14, 2018

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5 p.m., Today, November 14, 2018

WHERE:                    Faith Walkers Church Parking Lot 2403 Jefferson Davis Highway

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham, Second Precinct Sector 213 Lt. Robert Marland and other Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through Richmond’s Windsor neighborhood at 5 p.m. today. During the walk, RPD officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.

                                According to Sector 213 Lt. Robert Marland, the area has seen an increase in robberies and property crimes such as motor vehicle thefts and theft from motor vehicles.

                                “Residents’ personal safety is our number one priority,” said Lt. Marland. “However, we need help from citizens by following simple safety tips. Never leave your keys in your vehicle or your vehicle running. It’s also important to take all of your items out of your vehicle to prevent thieves from breaking in.”

This event is the latest in a series of walks by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Arrests Made in Lakeview Avenue Homicide


November 9, 2018

Richmond Police detectives have made quick arrests in connection to Monday afternoon’s homicide on Lakeview Avenue.

Stephon T. Benniefield, 57, of the 2100 block of North 25th Street, Tyshawn D. Hargrove, 24, of the 3700 block of Angela Drive, and Stephon T. Woodbury, 33, of the 2200 block of Harwood Street were arrested yesterday and have all been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Their booking photos are attached. A booking photo of Benniefield will be released once it becomes available.

At approximately 12:26 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 1200 block of Lakeview Avenue for the report of a person shot. When police arrived they located Jerome Williams, 52, of the 2000 block of Lakeview Avenue approximately a block away suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound.

Williams was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Suspects Sought in Deforrest Street Homicide


November 9, 2018

 Richmond Police detectives need the public’s assistance to locate two suspects who are wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred earlier this week on Deforrest Street.

Trayrell L. Tolliver, 21, of the 2300 block of Ambrose Street and Marcus D. Shriver, 26, of the 100 block of Blake Lane are wanted on conspiracy to commit murder charges. Their photos are attached.

Anyone who spots Tolliver or Shriver or knows of their whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

Sunday at approximately 2:49 a.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of Deforrest Street for the report of a person shot.

Officers arrived and found Aaron T. Brockington, 30, of the 2000 block of Mansion Avenue down and unresponsive in the roadway. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about the location of these suspects is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Victim Identified in Decatur Street Homicide


November 9, 2018

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Wednesday morning’s homicide as Dawn S. Dutcher, 50, of Richmond.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to an alley in the 3300 block of Decatur Street for the report of a person down. When officers arrived they located Dutcher deceased.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

2018 Richmond Marathon Closures and Parking Restrictions


November 5, 2018

The 2018 Richmond Marathon is just days away! Hundreds of runners will take to city streets on Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be numerous “No Parking” zones and street closures will be in effect as a result.

The Richmond Police Department is asking motorists to be patient and on the lookout for runners along the routes. Maps of the course are attached.

Please be aware of signs restricting parking and detours throughout the city starting at 10 am. Friday Nov. 9 and continuing through 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10.

The follow streets will be closed or modified during the designated times:

·         Tredegar Street between S. 7th Street and Brown’s Island/2nd Street Connector will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday

·         South 5th Street between Bragg and Tredegar Streets will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday

·          Broad Street between Boulevard and N. 12th Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Hermitage Road (Northbound) between N. Laburnum and Pope Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.

·         North Mulberry Street between W. Broad and W. Grace Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         North 3rd Street between E. Broad and Main Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.

·         Broad Street between N. 4th Street and Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Cowardin Avenue (One/Southbound Lane) between Semmes Avenue and Lee Bridge from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Tredegar Street between Dominion Resources and Brown’s Island Way/2nd Street Connector from 3 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.

·         Longview Drive between Scottview Dr. and Wallow Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon

·         Huguenot Road between Huguenot Bridge and Cherokee Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.

·         Windsorview Drive between Wallowa Road and Forest Hill Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon

·         Riverside Drive between Huguenot Bridge and Scottview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon

·         River Road/Cary Street Road between Maple/Libbie Avenue and Three Chopt Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Lee Bridge (2/Southbound Lanes) between Belvidere and Cowardin Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Brook Road (southbound) between Fauquier Avenue and North Lombardy Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.

·         Fauquier Avenue (North and Southbound sides) between Crestwood and Brook Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.

·         Westmoreland Street between Monument and Grove Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Forest Hill Avenue (westbound) between Windsorview Drive and Semmes Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Pope Avenue between Hermitage and Crestwood Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Scottview Drive between Riverside Drive and Longview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon

·         Belvidere (1/Southbound Lane) between Lee Bride and East Main Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Grove Avenue (westbound) between Westmoreland Avenue and Maple Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Monument Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill Avenue/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.

·         Bellevue Avenue between Hermitage Road and Bryan Park from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.

·         Brookland Parkway between Hermitage Road and Loxley Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.

·         East Franklin Street between North 2nd and North 6th Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.

·         West Grace Street between Boulevard and North Allen Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.

·         West Main Street between Belvidere and the Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m.

·         5th Street between East Grace and Tredegar Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.

·         Boulevard (northbound) between West Cary Street and Hermitage Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.

·         Boulevard (southbound) between West Broad Street and Monument Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.

·         Crestwood Road between Pope Avenue and Fauquier Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.

·         Maple Avenue between Grove Avenue and River/Cary Street Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.

·         Wallowa Road between Longview and Windsorview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon

·         Semmes Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m.

·         North Lombardy Street between Brook Road and West Grace Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.

·         Grace Street between North Allen Avenue and North 9th Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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Keep Your Items Safe during the 2018 Anthem Richmond Marathon

November 8, 2018

This weekend, thousands will be heading to the city of Richmond to participate or watch the 2018 Anthem Richmond Marathon.

The Richmond Police Department wants visitors and residents to enjoy all that Richmond has to offer and take some extra steps to keep your items safe.

“Vehicles in parking garages are easy targets for thieves,” said Sector 413 Lt. James Roberts “Garages provide criminals concealment from detection, and we frequently see people leave property behind because they mistakenly believe that garages are a safer option than street parking.”

Never leave valuable items in the passenger compartment of your vehicle. If you must leave items inside the car, please secure them in the trunk. Even small amounts of change or documents may entice a thief.

Here are some more tips to prevent becoming a victim:
  • Limit the number of items that you bring. If it’s not absolute necessary, consider leaving it at home
  • Always lock your car door. Leaving your unlocked vehicle for only a moment can leave you vulnerable.
  • Do not leave electronic mobile devices unattended while charging. Consider using a portable charger that you can keep with you at all times.
The Richmond Police Department also asks that if citizens see a suspicious person or activity that they report it by calling (804) 646-5100.