Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two Juveniles Still Sought for Killing Cat

Richmond Police officers are again asking for the public’s help to identify two juveniles who intentionally allowed their dogs to kill a family’s cat. They can be seen in the below enhanced photos.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, three juveniles were seen entering a yard that was not theirs in the 2100 block of Selden Street and intentionally provoking their dogs to attack and kill a cat.

One 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty on Friday.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this crime to please call Lt. Jody Blackwell at (804) 646-3387 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.





Friday, August 22, 2014

Three Juveniles Sought for Killing Cat

Richmond Police officers are asking for the public’s help to identify three juveniles who intentionally allowed their dogs to kill a family’s cat.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, the three juveniles were seen entering a yard that was not theirs in the 2100 block of Selden Street and intentionally provoking their dogs to attack and kill a cat.

The boys, who could face charges of animal cruelty among others, can be seen in the attached photos.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this crime to please call Lt. Jody Blackwell at (804) 646-3387 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, August 20, 2014

Richmond Police Graduates 109th Basic Recruit Class

WHAT:                       Richmond Police 109th Basic Recruit Class Graduation

WHEN:                      10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

WHERE:                    Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard

BACKGROUND:     Chief Ray J. Tarasovic and the Richmond Police Department are proud to welcome 28 new officers to the force and invite the public to their graduation and swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

                                    Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane, who retired from Richmond Police after nearly 30 years of service as a major and former Training Academy sergeant, will give the keynote address.

The diverse recruit class includes individuals from Egypt, Ukraine, Puerto Rico as well as officers from other police agencies. After 30 weeks of training at the Department’s Academy, the 109th Basic Recruit Class will immediately begin patrols, each assigned to a field training officer for the next eight weeks.

The entire Richmond Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome:


  • Gift Agamah,
  • Danyell Archer
  • Daniel Barner
  • Jeremy Bauer,
  • Roman Borshch,
  • Keon Chandler,
  • Javaughn Charlton,
  • Chevonne Crawley,
  • Alexandra Davila,
  • Zachary Davis,
  • Travis Dooley,
  • Sherif Dorghoud,
  • John Douglas,
  • Francis Dumansky,
  • Yasmine Espree,
  • Charles Griffith,
  • Gregory Helfrecht,
  • Jamaica Jones,
  • Erick Millan,
  • Chelsea Mitchell,
  • Eric O’Brien,
  • Michael Poerstel,
  • Willie Ruffin,
  • Stephen Sales,
  • Kevin Santiago,
  • Richard Taylor,
  • Jonathan Wade and,
  • Jennifer Ward.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pair Arrested for 47 Crimes

Thanks to detailed investigative work, a pair of juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with 47 car break-ins in the Carver and Downtown neighborhoods.

In every single case, the car was either left unlocked or the windows were rolled down.

After the two 14-year-old males were identified as possible suspects, Fourth Precinct Detective Mark Godwin interviewed them, recovered several stolen items and determined that they had broken into 47 vehicles in the past 90 days.

Overall, the juveniles were charged with 36 felonies and 11 misdemeanors. Specifically, one juvenile was charged with 28 felonies and 9 misdemeanors while the other one was charged with eight felonies and two misdemeanors.


The Richmond Police Department would like to thank this detective for his hard work and remind the public to please, lock your vehicles and do not leave any items in plain view.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Restaurant Robber Sought

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a restaurant on the city’s Southside yesterday afternoon.

He can be seen in the surveillance video (seen on our Facebook page) walking in front of the store before covering his face.

At approximately 2 p.m. Monday, an unknown male walked into the China Garden at 1800 Broad Rock Blvd. and robbed the business at gunpoint. He was last seen running away from the area.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” with a medium build who was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Richmond Police Detective Mark Hatchett at (804) 646-8167 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 and Crime Solvers methods are anonymous.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Arrest Made in Midlothian Turnpike Homicide

Within 24 hours of Saturday’s homicide, Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim and made an arrest in the case.

At approximately 11:34 p.m. Saturday, officers received a call for a person shot in the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike. Officers arrived on scene within a minute and found Chong Kyu Han, 58, of the 8300 block of Houghton Place in Chesterfield County, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

On Sunday, detectives identified and arrested a person of interest--Arthur  L. Moore, 27, of the 900 block of North 30th Street—and charged him with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His mugshot is below.

The investigation remains ongoing, and detectives believe robbery was the motive for this crime.


Detectives are still asking anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  Both methods are anonymous.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Midlothian Turnpike Homicide

Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a homicide investigation on the city's Southside. 

At approximately 11:34 p.m. Saturday, officers received a call for a person shot in the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike

Officers arrived on scene within a minute and found an adult male who was apparently shot.  He died at the scene. 

Detectives are currently canvassing the area, speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence. 


They ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  Both methods are anonymous.