Thursday, April 17, 2014

Family Dollar Robbery Suspect Sought

Family Dollar Robbery Suspect Sought

Can you identify this suspect who robbed a Family Dollar on March 2?

At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, the man in the attached surveillance photos entered the Family Dollar at 2917 North Ave., assaulted the employee and robbed the business.

The suspect is described as a tall, black male wearing dark jeans, a grey/blue jacket and white sneakers. He left the store on foot.

Anyone with any information about this man’s identity or this crime is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective Kristie Reed at (804) 646-3182 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.




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Arrest Made in Southside Plaza Shootings

Arrest Made in Southside Plaza Shootings

A North Chesterfield woman has been arrested for the shooting of two males last night at Southside Plaza.

At approximately 8:24 p.m. yesterday, Richmond Police received a call for shots fired in the 600 block of Southside Plaza. When officers arrived they found two victims in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim suffered non-life threatening wounds while the other victim's injuries, considered life threatening at the scene, have now been downgraded to serious.

Arrested without incident was Jodi J. Hope, 31, of the 5200 block of Goolsby Court, North Chesterfield. Hope has been charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Her photo is attached.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword "ITip" followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.


Providence Park Neighborhood Walk Through

April 16, 2014

Providence Park Neighborhood Walk Through

Chief Ray J. Tarasovic and the Department’s Command Staff will join Fourth Precinct Sector 411 Lt. Lewis Mills for a walk through the Providence Park neighborhood this evening.

Officers will meet at 5 p.m. in Providence Park Playground in the 400 block of East Ladies Mile Road, and spread out through the neighborhood from there.

They will talk with residents about crime trends in the area and focus on building stronger relationships and civic engagement with citizens.

Command Staff members and officers will also talk safety tips, including preventing thefts from outbuildings and of lawn equipment. They will also ask what residents would like to see more of from Richmond Police.

The media is encouraged to attend.

To learn more about Sector 411’s neighborhoods, please visit our website and check out Lt. Mills' newsletters:


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Help Identify These Vandals

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Help keep Richmond beautiful! Do you recognize the graffiti vandals in the video? These males defaced property on West Cary Street last month and detectives need assistance in identifying them. Those with info should email Third Precinct Environmental Officer Ward Kuper at ward.kuper@richmondgov.com or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

U.S. Cycling Event to Close Many Streets, Restrict Travel

The Richmond Police Department asks everyone to be aware of the upcoming USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships that start Friday, May 2, and will greatly affect travel in the city, especially downtown, throughout the weekend.

The bike races are a test event for the region’s hosting of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, and will draw more than 400 cyclists to the city.

Citizens are asked to avoid the areas of the race if possible and to plan ahead with alternate routes and extra time to get to where they need to go. The races will take place in and around the downtown area starting Friday, May 2, and going through Sunday, May 4.

Officers will be in many locations to assist with traffic flow and to keep bikers and spectators safe.

There will be two races on Friday--the Team and Individual Time Trial; two races on Saturday—the Criterium--Collegiate & ProAm; and a Road Race on Sunday.

Multiple maps of the races and affected areas are currently being posted to the city website and the Richmond Police Department Facebook page.

Street closures will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, around East Broad Street in the area of 5th Street, specifically the closing of East Broad Street between 3rd and 7th streets; 5th Street between East Marshall and East Grace streets; and  3rd Street between East Clay and East Broad streets.

On Friday, May 2, the Time Trial Circuit Course will affect the Downtown and Fan neighborhoods in the morning and afternoon, especially the areas of 8th Street and 9th Streets/Manchester Bridge, Broad Street, Main Street, 14th Street/Mayo Bridge, Interstate Exit ramps near the VCU Medical Campus area, the Altria Theatre, CenterStage, state offices, the VCU Academic Campus and the Downtown Expressway.

Street closures and towing will begin approximately 3 a.m. Friday and be in effect through 7 pm. The full course will be closed for the duration of the event with access only occurring at designated locations.

Friday’s street closures include:
·         E. Broad Street between College and Pine Street 
·         Belvidere to 9th Street between Marshall and Grace Street 
·         10th and 11th Street between Marshall and the Capital
·         1st Street between Franklin and Marshall
·         2nd Street between Marshall and Cary Street
·         3rd Street between Leigh and Cary Street
·         4th Street between Broad and Cary Street
·         5th Street between Marshall and Grace & Franklin and Cary Street
·         6th Street between Marshall and Grace Street
·         7th Street between Marshall and Grace Street & Franklin and Cary Street
·         8th and 9th Street between Marshall and Grace Street
·         10th and 12th Street between Bank and Cary Street
·         13th Street between Cary and Main Street
·         Main Street between 1st and 14th Street
·         Bank Street between 12th and 14th Street
·         Grace Street between Governor and Old 14th Street
·         Cary Street between Pine and Madison Street
·         Cumberland/Canal between Pine and Jefferson Street
·         Franklin Street between Belvidere and Henry Street
·         Grace between Pine and Henry Street
·         Munford between Broad and Marshall
·         Spring and Holly St. between Pine and Belvidere
·         Pine Street between Cary and Main and Franklin and Grace Street
·         Laurel Street between Cary and Grace Street
·         Main Street between Laurel and Belvidere
·         Franklin Street between Stuart Circle and Belvidere
·         Pine, Shafer, Ryland, Stuart streets between Grace and Franklin Street
·         Allen Avenue between Grace and Park Avenue
·         Allison, Strawberry, Davis, Robinson, Mulberry streets between Grace and Park Avenue Monument Avenue between Boulevard and Stuart Circle
·         Birch between Franklin and West Avenue
·         Boyd between Franklin and West Ave
·         Belvidere between Marshall and Cowardin
·         Riverside between Cowardin and 20th Street
·         Stonewall between 20th and Cowardin and
·         20th Street between Stonewall and Riverside.

Friday’s no parking areas include:
Zone 1
·         3rd Street from E. Leigh to E. Broad Street (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         3rd Street (south) side from the middle of the block to Broad Street 
·         E. Broad Street between College and Pine Street (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         1st Street (north and south) sides of the street starting at Broad to the middle of the block
·         Foushee Street (south) side from the alley up to Broad Street
·         Brook Road (east) side between Broad and Adams Street
·         Adams Street (south) side from Broad to the middle of the block
·         Jefferson Street (north / south) sides from Broad to the middle of the block
·         Madison Street (north / south) sides from Broad to the middle of the block  
·         Monroe Street (north / south) sides from Broad to the middle of the block
·         Henry Street (north / south) sides from Broad to the middle of the block
·         Belvidere between E. Marshall and the Lee Bridge (Both sides of the street at these locations)

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
·         Grace Street between Daily Planet Parking Lot and Monroe Street

Zone 2
·         E. Franklin Street from Belvidere to Lombardy Street (Both sides of Franklin Street)
·         N .Pine Street (north) side from Franklin to the middle of the block
·         N Shafer Street (north) side from Franklin to the middle of the block
·         Boyd Street (south) side from Franklin to the middle of the block
·         Ryland Street starting from Franklin to the middle of the block
·         Birch Street starting from Franklin to the middle of the block
·         N. Lombardy St. (north/south) sides starting from Stuart Circle to the middle of the block
·         Monument Ave from Lombardy to the Boulevard (Both East and West bound sides)
·         Allen St. (north/south) sides starting from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Allison St. (north/south) side starting from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Strawberry St. (north/south) sides starting from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Davis Ave (north/south) sides starting from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Robinson St. (north/south) sides staring from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Mulberry St. (north/south) sides starting from Monument Ave to the middle of the block
·         Laurel Street from Franklin to Main Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Bridges for the Race Route:
·         Harrison Street between Grace and West Ave
·         Meadow Street from Grace to Park Ave

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
·         N. Mulberry Street from the 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot to Park Ave. (Both sides of the street)
·         Pine Street from Main to Cumberland Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Pine Street from Idlewood Ave to Oregon Hill Way (Both sides of the street)

Zone 3
·         W. 19th Street (east / west) sides starting from Stonewall to the middle of the block.
·         Riverside from 20th Street to the Lee Bridge (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         20th Street (south) side starting from Stonewall to the middle of the block
·         20th Street from Riverside to Stonewall (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         Stonewall Ave (west) side from 20th Street to the middle of the block
·         Stonewall from 20th to Cowardin Ave (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         Cowardin Ave from Stonewall to the Lee Bridge (Both sides of the street at these locations)
·         Cary St. (west) side from Belvidere to the middle of the street
·         Spring St. (west) side from Belvidere to the middle of the block
·         Holly St. (west) side from Belvidere to the middle of the block
·         Main Street from Laurel to Belvidere (Both side of the street)

Zone 4
·         2nd from Broad to Main Street (Both sides of the street)
·         E. Grace St. (east/west) sides from 2nd St. to the middle of the block
·         E. Franklin St. (east/west) sides from 2nd St. to the middle of the block
·         E. Main St. (west) side from 2nd St. to the middle of the block
·         E. Main Street from 2nd to 14th Street (Both sides of the street)
·         3rd St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         4th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         5th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         6th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         7th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         10th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         12th St. (north/south) sides from E. Main St. to the middle of the block
·         Governor Street from Main to Broad Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Bank Street (west) side from Governor St. to the middle of the block

Bridges:
·         4th Street from Franklin to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)
·         6th Street from Franklin to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)
·         7th Street from Franklin to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)
·         8th Street from Franklin to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)
·         9th Street from Franklin to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
  • 5th Street between Grace and Broad Street
  • 5th Street between Marshall and Broad Street.

On Saturday, May 3, the Business District of Downtown will be most affected by the Criterium race. Street closures and towing will begin approximately 4 a.m. Saturday and be in effect through 7 pm. The full course will be closed for the duration of the event with access only occurring at designated locations.

Saturday’s no parking areas include:
·         Broad Street between 8th Street and 1st Street
·         2nd Street between Broad and Main Street
·         3rd Street between E. Marshall and Main Street
·         4th Street between Broad and Main Street
·         5th Street between E. Marshall and Main Street
·         6th Street between E. Marshall and Main Street
·         7th Street between Broad and Main Street
·         E. Franklin Street between 1st and 8th Street
·         Grace Street between 1st and 8th Street.

Saturday’s street closures include:
·         East Marshall Street between N. 1st and 7th Street 
·         East Broad Street between N 1st Street and 8th Street
·         East Grace Street between 1st and 8th Street
·         East Franklin Street between 1st and 8th Street
·         East Main Street between 1st and 8th Street
·         North 1st Street through 7th Street between E. Marshall and E. Main Street
·         8th Street between E. Broad and E. Main Street.

On Sunday, May 4, the Road Race will affect the Fan, Downtown and Shockoe Bottom neighborhoods, especially the areas around the Federal Courthouse, Libby Terrace, Dock Street Apartments, Altria Theatre and the VCU Academic Campus.

Street closures and towing will begin at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday and be in effect through 7 p.m. The full course will be closed for the duration of the event with access only occurring at designated locations.

Sunday’s no parking areas include:
Zone 1
·         Broad Street from 14thStreet to N. 2nd Street
·         N. 2nd Street from Broad to Canal Street
·         Canal Street from 2nd Street to Belvidere
·         Belvidere Street from Franklin to Canal Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Byrd Street from Belvidere to 10th Street (Both sides of the street)
·         10th Street from Byrd Street to Cary Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Cary Street from 10th Street to 15th Street (Both sides of the street)

Bridges:
·         E. Grace at 2nd Street   (E. Grace between 1st and 3rd Street)
·         2nd Street and E. Cary Street (E. Cary Street between 1st and 3rd Street)
·         9th Street between the bridge and Canal St (No Parking at this location)
·         12th Street between Canal and Main St

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
·         E. Canal Street between 9th and 10th Street

Zone 2
·         E. Franklin Street from Belvidere to Lombardy Street (Both sides of Franklin Street)
·         Monument Ave from Lombardy to the N. Robinson St (Both East and West bound sides)
·         Lombardy from Monument to Main Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Main Street from Lombardy to Belvidere (Both sides of the street)

Bridges:
·         N. Harrison and Franklin Street (N. Harrison St between Park and Grace Street)
·         Meadow and Monument between Park and Grace Street
·         Harrison and Main Street between Cary and Floyd Street
·         Belvidere and Cary St. between Pine and Madison Street
·         Lombardy St between Vine and Plum Street

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
·         Pine Street between Main and Cumberland Street

Zone 3
·         15th Street from Cary St to Dock Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Dock Street from 15th to Water Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Water Street from Dock St. to Nicholson Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Main Street from Nicholson St. to Poe’s Pub location (Both sides of the street)
·         Franklin Street from N. 18th St. to N. 29th Street (Both sides of the street)
·         18th Street from Franklin to Main Street (Both sides of the street)
·         E. Main Street from 18th Street to Governor Street (Both sides of the street)
·         Governor Street from E. Main St. to E. Broad Street (Both sides of the street)

Bridges:
·         14th Street between the bridge and Bank Street (No Parking at this location)

Contra- Flow (When a one way street becomes a 2-way street temporarily)
·         E. Cary Street between 15th and 19th Street
·         E. Cary Street 25th and 26th Street
·         19th Street between E. Grace and E. Main Street

Sunday’s street closures include:
·         Monument Avenue between N. Robinson and Stuart Circle
·         N. Davis, Strawberry, N. Allison, Meadow, N. Allen, N. Lombardy between Grace and Park Ave
·         Franklin Street between Stuart Circle & Henry Street 
·         Birch St. between West Ave & Franklin Street
·         West Ave between Birch & Harrison Street
·         Ryland St. between Monument & Grace St.
·         N. Lombardy between Grace & W. Cary Street
·         Stuart, Hanover, Grove and Floyd Avenues between Vine & Plum Street
·         W. Main Street between Vine & Monroe
·         N. Plum, Harvie, Randolph, Brunswick, Morris, Harrison, Linden, Cherry and Laurel Streets between Floyd and Cary Street
·         Pine Street between Pine and Cary Street
·         Cary Street between Pine and Madison
·         Canal Street between Belvidere and 3rd Street
·         Jefferson, Adams , Foushee and 1st Street between Canal and Cary Street
·         Idlewood between Pine and Belvidere
·         Cumberland between Pine and Belvidere
·         Belvidere between Spring and Grace Street
·         Byrd Street between Belvidere and 11th Street
·         2nd Street between Spring and Marshall Street 
·         Cary Street, Main, Franklin, Grace and Broad Street between 1st and 3rd Street
·         3rd and 4th street between Arch and Canal Street
·         5th Street between Tredegar and Canal Street
·         Bragg Street between 5th and 7th Street
·         6th Street between Byrd and Bragg Street
·         7th Street between Canal and Bragg Street
·         9th Street between Canal and 9thStreet Bridge
·         10th Street between Tredegar and E. Main Street 
·         E. Cary Street between 9th and 17th Street
·         15th Street between Dock and E. Main Street
·         17th thru 29th Street between Dock and E Grace Street
·         Dock Street between 15th and Pear Street
·         Water Street between Pear and Nicholson Street
·         E. Grace Street between 17th and N. 29th Street
·         18th Street between E. Grace and E. Cary Street
·         E. Main Street between N 12th and 19th Street
·         Governor St. between E. Main and Broad St.
·         Bank Street between 9th and 14th Street 
·         E. Broad Street between 1st and 14th Street
·         1st through 14th Street between E Grace and E Marshall St.  


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