Monday, March 20, 2017

Victim Identified in Raven Street Homicide


March 20, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have identified this morning’s shooting victim on Raven Street as Kendell L. Coward, 34, of the 1900 block of Raven Street.

At approximately 2:18 a.m., officers were called to the 1900 block of Raven Street for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found Coward inside an apartment, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the incident and believe Coward was shot while entering the structure, where he died.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marshall Young at (804) 646-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Woman Stabbed in East 16th Street Homicide, Arrest Made


March 20, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in a stabbing that occurred in a home on East 16th Street on Sunday and have made an arrest.

Detectives identified the victim as Rita B. Hawthorne, 27, of the 1100 block of East 16th Street.

Detectives have arrested George H. Cooke, 23, of the 9300 block of Old Staples Mill Road, Henrico, and charged him with robbery and felony breaking and entering. Additional charges are pending.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of East 16th Street for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found Hawthorne in an upstairs room. She had suffered a stab wound and was unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Detectives have confirmed that Cooke and Hawthorne were known to each other.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley at (804) 646-6795 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Suspect Sought in West Cary Street Grand Larceny


March 16, 2017
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the two men who are suspects in a theft from a building and credit card fraud that occurred in January on West Cary Street.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, police were called to the 3100 block of West Cary Street for a report of a theft from a building. Officers were told two males entered a fitness studio requesting to take photos of the facility. They entered an adjoining room where there were several cubbies with contents from a class that was in session at the time.
After the class ended, the victim, a participant of the class, grabbed her purse from one of the cubbies and exited the facility. She later realized her wallet was missing where soon afterward, she received an alert stating that her cards had been used at a nearby CVS Pharmacy.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage of two men using the stolen cards at the CVS located in the 3500 block of West Broad Street.
The suspects are described as:

  • Suspect 1: A black male with a dark complexion, average build, short dark hair and a dark goatee. At the time he was wearing a dark jacket with a gray shirt, dark pants, dark shoes, and a gold chain
  • Suspect 2: A black male with a medium complexion, average build, dark hair and dark mustache. At the time he was wearing metallic glasses, a mid-tone (possibly olive) jacket, gray polo shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Missing Southside Man Sought


March 15, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Wesley A. Larkin who has been missing since Christmas Eve.

Larkin, 33, was last seen between 4 and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2016 in the 1200 block of Hull Street. He is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 6’3” tall, with brown eyes and short black hair, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has a large mole on the left side of his neck and a tattoo on his right arm.

Anyone who sees Wesley A. Larkin or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective D. Burt at (804) 646-3913 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Missing Northside Man Sought

March 14, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Lynwood Green Jr., who has been missing since March 8. His photo is attached.

Green, 80, was last seen in the 1200 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard. He is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 5’9” tall, with brown eyes and short gray hair, and weighing approximately 120 pounds. He was wearing a black and orange Harley Davidson jacket, black pants, a black hat and black cowboy boots.

He suffers from several medical conditions and may be found sitting at GRTC bus stops or walking on Chamberlayne Avenue.


Anyone who sees Lynwood Green Jr. or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


Suspect Sought in FasMart Robbery


March 14, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect involved in a robbery which occurred last week at a convenience store on Semmes Avenue.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, police responded soon after an alarm was activated at the FasMart located at 2107 Semmes Ave. Officers were told the suspect approached an employee and demanded, “Give me all the money.” The clerk complied and the suspect then fled on foot on 2nd Street toward Riverside Drive.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 6’0”-6’2” tall and 180-185 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white drawstring, a black shirt and black pants.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.
 
 
 

Suspect Sought in Belle Isle Sexual Assault


March 13, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in a sexual assault which occurred last week in Belle Isle.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, police received a report of a sexual assault which occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. at a heavily frequented area of Belle Isle. Police were told the victim was approached by three males, one of whom with a dog. The incident occurred near the Hollywood Rapids by the Porta-Johns on the north side of the island.

Police are seeking two suspects and one person of interest:

  • Suspect 1: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, 6’0 in height, average build with short, dark hair. At the time, he was wearing a gray, long-sleeve crew neck shirt (i.e., moisture wicking, performance) and white tennis shoes.
  • Suspect 2: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short, dark hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 5’7 in height, 200 pounds in weight. At the time he was wearing a red shirt and a gold watch.
  • Person of Interest: Black male with a medium complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short dreadlocks or braids, and some facial hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 6’0” in height with an average build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants. He was last seen with a 6-week old grey and white pit bull puppy.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.