Friday, June 23, 2017

Victim Identified in Bellemeade Single Vehicle Fatality

June 23, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person killed in a vehicle fatality this morning in the city’s  Bellemeade neighborhood as Davonja L. Clark, 20, of the 5100 block of Trace Court, Chesterfield.

At approximately 1:39 a.m. this morning, a call was received for a motor vehicle accident with an injury at the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a white, 2013 Ford Fusion with front-end damage in a yard within the 1600 block of Drewry Street. Near the vehicle, was a non-responsive adult male with apparent injuries laying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon further investigation, it was found Clark was driving southbound on Drewry Street when he approached the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. He lost control of the vehicle and collided into a telephone pole, tree and a fence and was ejected from the vehicle. No foul play is suspected.

A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Crash Team investigators responded to the scene, where they interviewed witnesses and took measurements. The investigation is still on-going.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crash Team Investigator Monica Fecht at (804) 646-6190 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspects Sought in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Boy, Adult Male

June 23, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the vehicle and suspects in last night’s shooting incident of a 7-year-old boy and an adult male.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were called to the 1500 block of North 22nd Street in the Fairmount neighborhood for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found the two victims near a bus stop.

The victims were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Detectives believe the suspects were driving a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe with New York license plates. When the vehicle passed the two victims, a passenger in the Hyundai fired from the moving car, striking both victims. A photo of the suspect vehicle was captured on a nearby surveillance camera and is attached.

The motive for this shooting is unclear.


Detectives ask anyone with information about the vehicle of the suspects to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 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.


Victim Identified in South Richmond Homicide, Suspect Found

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as Jawanda F. Johnson, 26, of the 2200 block of Fairfield Avenue.

The suspect, Terrell D. Cook, was located this morning in a house in Christiansburg, Virginia by the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Virginia State Police with the assistance of the Christiansburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Cook, 28, of the 1300 block of Overbrook Road, had suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Department thanks our regional law enforcement partners for their assistance in this investigation.

Yesterday at approximately 2:41 p.m., police were called to the 2200 block of Chalfont Drive for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located Johnson suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Det. G. Russell at (804) 646-7715 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Richmond Police Investigating South Richmond Homicide


June 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is currently investigating a domestic-related homicide which occurred in Southside this afternoon.

Around 2:41 p.m. this afternoon, police were called to the 2200 block of Chalfont Drive for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located an adult female suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Det. G. Russell at (804) 646-7715 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Information Sought in Farmer’s Market Homicide


June 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify two persons who were believed to be in the area during the triple shooting that occurred last week in Shockoe Bottom.

·        Person 1 [Photos attached]: Black male with a beard, hair tied back with braids or dreadlocks, and a stocky build. The morning of the incident, he was wearing a white FILA T-Shirt, dark pants, and white sneakers,

·        Person 2: A black male with a light complexion in his mid-20s. He is approximately 6’0” tall with short, dark hair and a skinny build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-Shirt with a pattern and dark running pants with stripes down the leg.

·        Vehicle [Photos attached]: Person 2 was driving a dark gray 4-door Nissan sedan with a yellow New York license plate.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, police were called to the intersection of North 17th and East Franklin Streets for a report of two persons down. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital and have since been released.

While units were at the scene, another call was received for a person shot. The third victim was transported in a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified as Robert D. Turner Jr., 26, of the 400 block of Winston Street, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“We know these two individuals were in the area and we would like to speak to them,” said Det. J. Bridges. “We know many others were also present and we are asking them to also come forward with any tips or information they may have.”
Detectives are currently looking into this incident as a homicide. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Larcenies

June 22, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of multiple larcenies that have occurred since May.


At around 11:25 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the 1500 block of East Cary Street for a report of a theft from a building.


The victim reported that at around 8:44 a.m., he briefly left his office desk and walked to another room inside the building. When he returned at around 8:55 a.m., he noticed an electronic was missing from his desk.


Surveillance footage shows an unknown male entered the business during the time the victim was absent from his desk. He was the only other individual in the building at that time.


The suspect is also wanted in connection to additional larcenies including:


·        110 block of South 14th Street

o   The suspect forced entry into the facility sometime between Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5 and took several electronics.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early-to-mid 40s with a clean shaven face and a stocky build. He is approximately 6’0” tall, 230-260 pounds. At the time of the June 21 larceny, he was wearing a black shirt, tan cargo shorts, a black baseball cap and multicolored shoes.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call First Precinct Detective Tori Wilson at (804) 646-0672 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.


 
 
 




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery on Midlothian Turnpike


June 21, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of an armed robbery which occurred on Midlothian Turnpike early this month.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, police were called to the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived, they were told the suspect approached the counter with several items for purchase. As the store clerk attempted to assist, the suspect bent down then stood up with a black mask covering his face. With a firearm in hand, he then demanded money. The clerk handed him money from the register and the suspect began taking money as well. He then fled westbound with a black plastic bag in hand.
He is described as a black male who is approximately 6’0” tall and 260 pounds. At the time, he was wearing a black hat – which he also used as a mask, a blue and white flannel shirt, and blue jeans with several holes.

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.