Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Suspect Sought in Multiple Package Thefts


January 15, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is believed to be linked to numerous package thefts in the city.

At approximately 11:09 a.m. on Friday, January 11, surveillance footage shows an unknown male walking up a residence in the 3100 block of Parkwood Avenue and taking two packages from the front porch.

The suspect was last seen wearing blue gloves, a black jacket, black hat, and glasses.

Detectives believe this suspect is connected to various package thefts that occurred in the Fan and Museum District neighborhoods. The incidents began occurring just before the holidays.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Third Precinct Detective E. Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Monday, January 14, 2019

Arrest Made in Decatur Street Homicide


January 14, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has arrested Irvin Bowles, 34, of the 1200 block of Decatur Street on charges related to a homicide that occurred in November of last year on Decatur Street.

Bowles was indicted last week for first degree murder and use of a cutting instrument in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

“We would like to thank the community members who called police with information on this case,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “This helped lead to an arrest and brings us one step closer to bringing justice for the victim’s family.”

At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 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 Dawn S. Dutcher deceased.

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.

Irving Bowles

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Victim Identified in Whitcomb Court Homicide


January 12, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of Friday evening’s homicide in Whitcomb Court as Timothy Garnett, 28, of the 500 block of Mango Court.

On January 11th, at approximately 7:29 p.m.,
RPD officers responded to the 2400 block of Carmine Street for the report of a person shot. Additional calls for random gunfire had also been received. Officers arrived and found Garnett down and unresponsive on the sidewalk near the intersection of Carmine and Bethel Streets. He had been shot.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

A second gunshot victim was also located
and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no reliable suspect information to share.

“Although it was at night, there were lots of people in the area at that time who may have seen or heard something,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “With the right tip, we could solve this crime quickly, but we need them to come forward and tell us what they know.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 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, January 10, 2019

Police Seek Suspect, Information in Shooting of Juvenile


January 10, 2019

The Richmond Police Department is still seeking information regarding a shooting which occurred in October of last year on North 29th Street.

At approximately 4:38 a.m., on Wednesday, October 17, police responded to the 1700 block of North 29th Street for the report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile female under the age of 10 suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Detectives have been working diligently to solve this case to bring closure to this family,” said Major Crimes Det. Eric Livengood. “Due to the time of when this incident occurred, there is limited details from witnesses. We are asking anyone who may have suspect information to please come forward.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective E. Livengood at (804) 646-3185 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.

Suspect Sought in Southside Robbery & Abduction


January 10, 2019
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect connected to a robbery and abduction that occurred in the city’s Southside last week.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, officers responded to the 100 block of Erich Road for a reported robbery and abduction.  The victim stated he was walking to a nearby business when he was approached by the suspect, who displayed a firearm and demanded money. The victim stated he did not have any cash, so the suspect led him to two separate ATMs to take out money.  The victim complied and the suspect then fled the scene.

The suspect is approximately 20-30 years old. He was last seen wearing a black White Sox baseball hat, gray sweatshirt, and black jeans.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Detective M. Sacksteder at (804) 646-1068 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Suspects Sought in Fan Assault


January 9, 2019
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects connected to an assault that occurred in the Fan neighborhood last week.
Wagdy M. Zekri, 20, of Henrico is wanted for malicious wounding and assault by mob. Wael M. Zekri, 21, of Henrico is wanted for assault by mob. Their photos are attached.

At approximately 1 a.m. on January 1, officers responded to the 1800 block of Floyd Avenue for reports of a large crowd spilling out onto Floyd Avenue and an assault. When police arrived, they located two victims who had been assaulted with a brick. Officers also found the glass front door of a residence damaged in the 1800 block of Floyd Avenue.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these suspects is asked to call to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 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.



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Community Walk in the Oak Grove Neighborhood


January 8, 2019

WHAT:                     Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                     5:00 p.m. TODAY, January 8, 2019

WHERE:                  Oak Grove Park 2200 block of Gordon Avenue  

BACKGROUND:     Mayor Levar Stoney, Interim Chief William Smith, Command Staff and other Richmond Police Department officers will walk at 5:00 p.m. today through the Oak Grove neighborhood. During the walk, officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.

                                Sector 112 Lt. Anthony Papaleo said the Oak Grove neighborhood has recently seen a decrease in violent crime. However the area, like many in Richmond, has seen incidents of property crimes, specifically theft from motor vehicles and motor vehicle thefts.

“We want to continue to keep the community involved in making the neighborhood safe,” said Lt. Papaleo. “During this walk, we will go door-to-door and speak with residents and discuss ways to prevent different property crimes.”

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

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.