Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Search Continues for Missing Man


June 27, 2016

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate Lander S. Freeman, who has been missing since early June and is believed to be endangered. His photo is attached.

“It has been three weeks since Mr. Freeman was last seen,” said Major Crimes Detective William Thompson. “We are hopeful that someone who has seen him or has information about where he might be will contact us so we can bring him home safely and reunite him with his family.”

Freeman, 73, was last seen on June 6 in the 1500 block of Silver Avenue after leaving his home to walk to Kings Market. His walking stick was found on the porch of a friend’s home in the 1400 block of Silver Avenue.

He is described as a black male, 6’1” tall, with a medium complexion, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has an injury to one eye. He was last seen wearing an “Obama” coat with fur around the hood, green pants and a black fedora-type hat.

Anyone who sees Lander Freeman or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 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.
 
                           Lander S. Freeman
 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ford Avenue Homicide


June 25, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in last night’s fatal shooting that occurred on Ford Avenue as James M. Williams, 37, of the 1900 block of Raven Street.

At approximately 6:54 p.m., officers were called to the 2200 block of Ford Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and found a male on a sidewalk who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Detectives believe several individuals in the area may have witnessed the incident and can provide valuable information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Joseph Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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Victim Identified in Train Fatality


June 24, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim who was struck by a train on Tuesday, June 21.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, officers were called to the area of the 2400 block of Magnolia Court for a report of a male struck by an eastbound CSX freight train. Albert Reid, 50, of the 3200 block of Reid Taylor Road, Sherrils Ford, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene, which was between Magnolia Court and Valley Road. A train employee reported Reid had been walking on the tracks when he was struck.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Major Crimes detectives are conducting the death investigation.

Anyone with information about Reid is asked to call Major Crimes Sergeant Michael Mocello at 646-6775 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also submit a tip online at www.7801000.com or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Missing Man Sought


June 23, 2016

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Larry O. Brown Jr.

Brown, 62, was last seen Monday in the 100 block of North Jefferson Street. He is known to frequent the VCU and Downtown areas. He suffers from several health conditions and may appear confused.

He is described as a black male with gray hair and brown eyes, 5’9” tall, weighing about 178 pounds.  He was most recently seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and white short-sleeve shirt and brown fedora-style hat.

Anyone who sees Larry O. Brown Jr or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at 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.
 
                 Larry O. Brown Jr
 

East Hill Street Death Investigation


June 24, 2016

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an incident on East Hill Street this morning which resulted in two people shot, one fatally.

At approximately 3:35 a.m., officers were called to the 100 block of East Hill Street for a report of trouble unknown. Officers arrived and found James Grant III, 35, of the 2500 block of Lynhaven Avenue, in the rear yard of a residence who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. At this time, police are categorizing this as a death investigation.

As officers were investigating, they found a female inside a residence in the same 100 block of East Hill Street who had suffered a gunshot wound to her arm. She was transported to a local hospital with an injury which was not considered life threatening.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Arcellious Demery at (804) 646-5999 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suspects Sought in Forest Hill Vandalism


June 23, 2016

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in the photo who vandalized several vehicles in the Forest Hill neighborhood this week.

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 22, 10 vehicles and a front door to a home were damaged by spray paint on West 43rd and West 46th streets.

Two males and a female can be seen in the video walking in the street and approaching a vehicle. The male in the rear of the group appears to be holding a can of spray paint.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of these vandals to call Third Precinct Officer Ward Hawkins at (804) 646-1940 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 Sam Market Robbery


June 23, 2016
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed an east end convenience store this week.

At approximately 9:58 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, officers responded to a reported commercial robbery at the Sam Market, located at 1800 N. 30th St. The store employee stated the suspect entered the store, selected a can of beer from the refrigerated case, walked to the counter, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect then left the store and was last seen running towards Nine Mile Road.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He wore a white t-shirt, khaki trousers and sneakers at the time of the incident. He has a goatee and braided hair.
Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual is asked to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.

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