Friday, September 22, 2017

Woman, Vehicle Sought in Possible Connection to Frank Road Homicide Investigation Located


September 22, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have located the woman and vehicle they were seeking following a homicide on Frank Road this week.

This morning at approximately 1 a.m., officers were notified that Shatema Smith was located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Detectives are traveling to Raleigh to interview Smith. The Mercedes Benz that detectives were attempting to find was also located there.


Detectives with the Major Crimes unit are continuing to investigate the homicide but have no further information to release regarding the case at this time.


Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or www.7801000.com The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspect Sought in East End Robbery Inside Taxicab


September 22, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo wanted in connection to an armed robbery in the city’s East End.

At approximately 4:05 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, an officer was flagged down in the 1700 block of Fairfield Way for a report of an armed robbery. Police were told the suspect entered a taxicab in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street and asked the driver to take her to a nearby convenience store. When the driver arrived at the destination in the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, she leaves the vehicle.
A few moments later when she entered the taxicab again, she asks the driver to take her back to the 1900 block of Accommodation Street. When they arrive, she pulls a metallic object, believed to be a firearm, and presses it against the driver’s side. She demanded money and after the driver complies, flees the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a black woman with a light complexion and a tattoo of the word “pain” and hearts on her left hand. At the time she was wearing a green San Antonio Spurs baseball hat, a light-colored shirt and a pants with a green and black Aztec print.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this woman’s identity to call First Precinct Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 510-4182 or (804) 646-3395 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Victim Identified in Frank Road Homicide


September 20, 2017

Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide on Frank Road as Montez A. Matthews, 33, of the 3300 block of Frank Road.


Yesterday at approximately 1:46 p.m., officers were called to a house in the 3300 block of Frank Road for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found Matthews in the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

 The Richmond Police Department is continuing to ask for the public’s help to locate Shatema Smith who has not been seen by her family or friends since Saturday evening. She may be in danger and she may also have information about this incident to share with detectives.

Smith is described as a black female, 37, who is 5’ 9” tall, approximately 133 pounds, with multiple tattoos (one of them says “TEMA”) on her right arm and left leg.

Also missing is a vehicle used by Matthews. It is described as a 2007 Mercedes Benz four-door sedan, silver or gray-colored, with VA license plate VXW-7678.

Photos of Smith and the vehicle are attached.


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.

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Missing Woman & Vehicle Sought in Death Investigation


September 19, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who may be connected to a death investigation currently being conducted on the city’s south side. RPD detectives believe she may be in danger.

Shatema Smith has not been seen by her family or friends since the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2017. RPD detectives believe she may have information about the circumstances surrounding the death of a friend of hers, Montez Matthews, 33, whose body was found early this afternoon inside his home in the 3300 block of Frank Road.

The missing woman, Smith, is described as a black female, 37 years of age, 5’ 9” tall, 133 pounds (or heavier), with multiple tattoos (one of them says “TEMA”) on her right arm and left leg.

Also missing is a vehicle used by the victim, Matthews. It is described as a 2007 silver or grey Mercedes Benz four-door sedan with VA license plates VXW-7678.

Photos of Smith and the vehicle are attached.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Smith or the vehicle or has information about the case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or www.7801000.com The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
 
 


 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Frank Road Death Investigation


September 19, 2017

At approximately 1:46 p.m., officers were called to a house in the 3300 block of Frank Road for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found a male in the home who was down and unresponsive.

Detectives have opened a death investigation for this incident and are canvassing the area, asking neighbors for any information they can provide as the forensics team collects evidence from the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation 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.

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Suspect Sought in Multiple Commercial Armed Robberies on Midlothian Turnpike

September 19, 2017
 Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo wanted in connection to two commercial robberies in the city’s south side.
 
Around 11:20 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, police responded to the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a robbery. After interacting with the suspect regarding documentation, the suspect pulled a firearm, pointed it at the employee and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect then fled the scene in an older model dark gray four-door Acura. The vehicle did not have a front license plate.

Later in the afternoon at 5 p.m., officers responded to the 6100 block of Midlothian Turnpike for another report of a robbery. Police were told the suspect walked into the store with an envelope in her hand. After a brief interaction, the same suspect unveiled the firearm and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect walked out of the door and fled the scene in the gray vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black female with a light complexion and dark hair pulled in to a ponytail. She is approximately 20 to 25 years old and 140 to 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a baseball cap, gray T-shirt, dark basketball shorts and white sneakers and socks.
 
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 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.

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Victim Identified in North 4th Street Death Investigation


September 17, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a death investigation which occurred yesterday morning in the Monroe Ward neighborhood.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, police were called to the 00 block of North 4th Street for a report of a stabbing. Police were told a known individual forced his way into an apartment and began to assault two adult males. During the altercation, the individual suffered a stab wound.

The decedent has been identified as Brandon Lamb, 29, of the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Police are pursing this case as a death investigation. Involved parties have been interviewed by police. No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Det. Sgt. Michael Rogers at (804) 646-3914 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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