Friday, February 21, 2020

Suspect Sought in Pink Street Package Theft


February 21, 2020
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in a package theft that occurred on Pink Street last week. 

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, February 10 an unknown man was seen on a security camera stealing a package from the porch of a home in the 900 block of Pink Street. He then runs away on foot.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Pedestrian struck in a Hit & Run Crash on Magnolia Street in north Richmond


February 20, 2020

The Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division-Traffic Crash Team is investigating a Hit & Run crash that occurred in the late evening yesterday in the City’s Northside.

On Thursday evening, February 20, 2020, between 8:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., an unidentified vehicle traveling east in the 2200 block of Magnolia Street struck and seriously injured a male pedestrian wearing a yellow and white coat who was walking along Magnolia Street.

The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene without stopping to render aid with the last known direction of travel as heading east on Magnolia Street towards Mechanicsville Turnpike.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in life-threatening condition.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator Jarron Peterson at 804-646-1511 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. You may use the P3 smartphone app. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two Arrested – One Sought in Gilpin Court Rape


February 18, 2020

The Richmond Police Department has arrested two suspects and is looking for a third for a rape and abduction that occurred in Gilpin Court earlier this year.

Currently in custody are:
·       Herbert E. Smith, Jr., 19, of the 1100 block of North 2nd Street – arrested 1/28/20
·       Zekhaire A. Robinson, 20, of the 1700 block of Carlisle Avenue – arrested 2/16/20

Both men have both been charged with rape and abduction in connection with a sexual assault on an adult female in an apartment in Gilpin Court on January 25th.

A third suspect, Shaquan H. Hill, 21, of the 1100 block of North 2nd Street, is still being sought. Smith is described as a black male, 5’ 6” and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information should call RPD Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or use Crime Stoppers or the P3 smartphone app.

        Shaquan Hill                  



Zekhaire Robinson


Herbert Smith


Victim Identified in West Charity Street Homicide


February 18, 2020

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday in Gilpin Court.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., Monday, February 17, RPD officers on patrol heard several gunshots. They responded to the scene and quickly located the victim, lying on the second floor landing of an apartment building in the 200 block of West Charity Street. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 6:21 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Katrez T. Bryant, 18, of the 1000 block of St. Peter Street.

Shortly after the shooting, another victim, a juvenile male, arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. He suffered life-threatening gunshot injuries.

Anyone with information to share is asked to call RPD Detective A. Sleem at (804) 646-3871or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com or the P3 smartphone app. The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Victim Identified, Vehicle Sought in Redd Street Homicide


February 18, 2020

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide in Mosby Court as Kieshell L. Walker, 25, of the 3300 block of Nine Mile Road. Detectives are seeking information on a vehicle of interest in this investigation.

At approximately 6:23 p.m., officers responded to a call for a person shot. They located Walker, an adult female, lying on the ground at the corner of Redd and Coalter Streets. She was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injury later that evening.

Detectives are seeking information about a newer model midsize four-door sedan, silver or gray in color, with a glass panoramic roof, which was seen on video near the scene of the shooting. A photo of the vehicle is attached and a video of the vehicle will be sent separately.

Anyone with information to should call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or at Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips smartphone app may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Suspects Sought in Gaming Machine Larceny on Mechanicsville Turnpike


February 18, 2020

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the three individuals in the attached photos, who are suspected of breaking into gaming machines at a business and stealing more than $3,000.

Between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, the suspects entered Stop & Go, a convenience store located at 1600 Mechanicsville Turnpike, and then spent time playing one of the gaming machines.  They eventually used a key to open the machine and took out more than $3,000.  The suspects then left together in a newer model black Jeep Grand Cherokee, which they parked in front of the store.

·       Suspect 1: Last seen wearing white long sleeve shirt, white fitted cap with a logo, white pants, and white & metallic gold Jordan 11 low-top sneakers.
·       Suspect 2: Last seen wearing black long sleeve shirt, red fitted cap with Philadelphia Phillies logo, dark denim jeans with patches on the front, and brown & black UGG boots.
·       Suspect 3: Last seen wearing long sleeve black shirt, black skull cap, black pants, and tan Timberland boots.

Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is asked to call First Precinct Detective K. Ford at (804) 646-0675 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspect 1


Suspect 2

Suspect 3


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Fatal Crash on Midlothian Turnpike


February 15, 2020
                                                                                                                                   
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of yesterday’s fatal crash as Rakeem B. Bland, 30, of the 3800 block of Stockton Street. 

At approximately 8:52 p.m. on Friday, February 14, officers responded to the 3000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a crash involving two vehicles.  Once on scene, police found Bland unresponsive.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detectives have determined a Nissan Kicks, driven by Anthoneya A. Hodges, 26, of the 6900 block of Marlowe Road, was traveling on Midlothian Turnpike.  The Kicks then ran a red light at the intersection of Broad Rock Boulevard and struck a GMC Suburban, which was being driven by Bland, causing the Suburban to flip onto its side. 

Hodges was charged with Driving under the Influence, Suspended Operator’s License and Disregarding a Red Light.  Her booking photo is attached.  Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective G. Drago at (804) 646-1369.

    Anthoneya A. Hodges