Friday, April 28, 2017

Arrest Made in South Sheppard Street Shooting


April 28, 2017

The Richmond Police Department yesterday charged Montez Ellis, 27, of the 3000 block of Grayland Avenue, with Attempted Murder and Use of a Firearm by a Felon in a shooting that occurred earlier this week. He was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force without incident.


At approximately 1:41 a.m., April 25, RPD officers were called to the 300 block of South Sheppard Street for a report of random gunfire.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m., officers were notified of a shooting victim, a black juvenile male, who had just arrived at a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. They were able to determine he had been wounded in the 300 block of South Sheppard Street.

The victim's condition is now stable and non-life threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Harry Brown at (804) 646-1109 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword "GUN250" followed by your tip. You will remain anonymous.

                 Montez Ellis

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Richmond Missing Persons Day

April 26, 2017

WHAT:                    Inaugural Richmond Missing Persons Day Event
WHEN:                    Noon to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29

WHERE:
                  New Life Deliverance Tabernacle, 900 Decatur St.

BACKGROUND:     The Richmond Police Department is partnering with Toni Jacobs, mother of Keeshae and Deavon Jacobs, to hold a Richmond Missing Persons Day event – a first for the city.

This event is in response to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proclamation designating April 29 Virginia Missing Persons Day establishing the Commonwealth’s commitment to “ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens.”

“This is not only about my son and daughter, but all the families who are missing a loved one,” said Ms. Jacobs.

Her daughter, Keeshae, was last seen on Sept. 26, 2016 and her son, Deavon, was the victim of a homicide on Jan. 8

“We are here to support Ms. Jacobs and others who are missing loved ones,” said Major Sydney Collier. “As a Department, we want to provide guidance and assistance to anyone whose friends or family members go missing. In turn, this helps our officers get the information they need to bring those loved ones home.”

Richmond Police officers will also be present and will provide educational materials addressing concerns and information to help keep loved ones safe.

The general public is invited to participate and wear yellow to honor those who are missing. Several speakers are scheduled to appear. There will be food, music, and activities including fingerprinting and identification cards for children.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Suspect Sought in Multiple Commercial Burglaries in Fan District


April 25, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is believed to be linked to several burglaries in the Fan neighborhood.

The pictured individual is suspected of committing five burglaries in the Fan and West Broad Street area.

These incidents include:

  1. Around 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 in the 2600 block of West Cary Street.
  2. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 26 in the 300 block of North Robinson Street.
  3. Between 10:15 p.m. on Monday, April 10 and 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 in the 400 block of Strawberry Street.
  4. Between 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 in the 300 block of Libbie Avenue.
  5. Between 4:45 and 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the 2000 block of West Broad Street.
The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion and a stocky build. He is bald, has a dark beard, is approximately 30 to 50 years old, and 5’9” to 5’11 tall. In surveillance videos, he is seen wearing dark clothing consisting of a knit cap, T-shirt, jacket, gloves and blue jeans. He typically forces entry into restaurants and takes money from cash registers in the Fan district between 3 to 5 a.m.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Alexandra Davila at (804) 646-1069 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 Carytown Commercial Robbery


April 25, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is seeking information about a commercial robbery that occurred this afternoon in the Carytown shopping district. 

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. today, a man entered the Petco store at the intersection of Cary and Nansemond Streets and gave the cashier a note demanding money from the cash drawer. No weapon was displayed.


The suspect fled store on foot, got into a vehicle and drove off eastbound on Floyd Ave.
Witnesses describe the vehicle as a green, late model Honda van with an inactive license plate. (Photo attached.)

The suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall, between 25 and 30 years of age, wearing a camouflage hat, dark-colored jacket and jeans. (Photo attached.)
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Property Crimes Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. Both Crime Stoppers contacts are anonymous.

 


 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Driver Identified in Fatal Powhite Parkway Collision

April 25, 2017
 The Richmond Police Department has identified the driver who died as a result of a two-vehicle collision on the bridge of the Powhite Parkway yesterday as Charles L. Foster, 61, of the 9700 block of Paragon Drive in Richmond.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., Foster, the sole occupant of a Chevrolet van, was driving northbound in the right lane of the bridge when the van struck a vehicle in front of it in the right lane. The vehicle that was struck, a Ford truck, with no occupants but the driver, sustained minor damage. The motorist drove the vehicle a short distance and pulled off the roadway.

Foster’s van veered to the right after the collision and struck the concrete barrier at the right edge of the bridge.

The Richmond Fire Department extricated Foster from the van. Foster was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene, took measurements and interviewed witnesses. No charges are expected.


The two northbound lanes on the right-side of the roadway were closed to accommodate the investigation.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Armfield Road Voluntary Manslaughter


April 24, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the woman who was found dead yesterday in her apartment as Alejandra P. Estrada, 29, of the 6500 block of Armfield Road. Estrada's boyfriend, A. Ayala Guido, 30, of the same address, has been charged with Voluntary Manslaughter for her death. That charge was brought in consultation with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and additional charges are expected.


At approximately 4:52 a.m., RPD officers were called to their residence at the Town & Country Apartment Complex in the 6500 block of Armfield Road.

This was in response to a call placed from that location by Guido, who told the dispatcher he had strangled Estrada and was threatening suicide; claiming he was holding a gun to his head.

Guido was taken into custody by RPD officers after a brief standoff at the front door of the residence during which he threatened them with a knife.

After a Taser deployment proved ineffective, an officer fired his service weapon one time, striking Guido. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers entered the residence and discovered Estrada's body in an upstairs bedroom. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) is conducting an investigation into the officer-involved shooting by interviewing all the officers who were present at the time and any other witnesses who can be located.

Per the Department's policy, the officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Armfield Road Homicide - Officer-Involved Shooting


April 23, 2017

At approximately 4:52 a.m., RPD officers were called to a residence at the Town & Country Apartment Complex in the 6500 block of Armfield Road.

This was in response to a call placed from that location by an adult male, who told the dispatcher he had strangled his wife and was holding a gun to his head.

A group of RPD officers encountered the male at the front door of the residence.

A Taser was deployed by an officer which proved ineffective.

The male threatened the officers with a knife.

An officer fired his service weapon one time, striking the male. He was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers entered the residence and discovered the body of an adult female.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of her death.

The female's name will be released once a positive identification has been made and next of kin notified.

The Department's Major Crimes detectives will investigate the female's death.

The Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) will conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting by interviewing all the officers who were present at the time and any other witnesses who can be located.

Per the Department's policy, the officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation.