Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Suspects Sought in Commercial Armed Robbery on 2nd Avenue


July 16, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the three suspects in a commercial armed robbery that occurred this past weekend.

At approximately 10:29 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, officers responded to the Six Points Express Mart, located at 2933 2nd Avenue, for the report of a robbery that had just happened. Once on scene, the victims told police three masked male suspects came into the store armed with handguns.  After several minutes, the suspects fled on foot toward Custer Street with approximately $3,800 in cash.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective T. Owens at (804) 646-4636 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.



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Suspect Sought in Carytown Commercial Robbery


July 10, 2019

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the photo who is a suspect in a commercial robbery that happened last week.

At approximately 11:11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 officers responded to the 00 block of Nansemond Street for the report of a commercial robbery. When officers arrived, a victim stated that an unknown male entered the business through the back door and demanded money.  The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask with the eyes cut out, khaki pants, and gloves.

Anyone with information about the identity of this man is asked to call Third Precinct Detective D. Holmes at (804)-646-1165 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 The P3 Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

East End Shooting


July 9, 2019

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an incident overnight that involved an exchange of gunfire between two RPD officers and person discovered on the grounds of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School.

At approximately 2:14 a.m., an RPD officer was conducting a routine security check at the school when he observed an individual in a secure, fenced-in area behind the building.

The officer called for back-up. Two additional officers arrived to assist. Contact was made with the individual, at which time gunfire was exchanged.

The suspect fled the area. No description is yet available.

At this time, detectives say there is no on-going threat to the community.

“I am relieved that none of the officers were injured,” said Chief William C. Smith. “This is a sobering reminder of the dangers these men and women face as they work to protect the community.”

Because two of the officers discharged their weapons, the Department’s Force Investigation Team (FIT), comprised of Major Crimes detectives, will create a report about the incident. It will be reviewed by Chief William C. Smith and then sent to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for review.

The two officers who discharged their weapons have been placed on administrative assignment.

Community Walk in the Fawnbrook Neighborhood


July 9, 2019

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Today, July 9, 2019

WHERE:                    Nestle Avenue and Susten Lane

BACKGROUND:     Chief William Smith, Second Precinct Sector 212 Lt. Kimberly Mooney and other Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through in Richmond’s Fawnbrook neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. today. During the walk, RPD officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.

Sector 212 Lt. Kimberly Mooney said major crime has decreased by 18% in the neighborhood with the help of community members

“We are so appreciative of the neighbors who live in this area,” said Lt. Mooney “They are consistently attending community meetings and are very involved in the city. We want to use this walk to meet more of the residents and thank them for their support.”

This event is the latest in a series of walks conducted by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Victim Identified in Redd Street Homicide


July 5, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of Wednesday’s homicide in the Mosby Court community as Levell V. Everett, Jr., 26, of the 1900 block of Betner Court, Sandston, VA.

At approximately 2:28 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, First Precinct officers responded to the 1900 block of Redd Street after they heard gunfire in the area.  When police arrived, they found Everett down behind a vehicle.  He was taken to a local hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Everett later succumbed to his injuries.  The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Several vehicles in the area were damaged by gunfire, but no other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 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.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Suspect Sought in Credit Card Fraud


July 2, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photos, who is suspected of using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at several locations.

On Monday, June 3, an officer responded to the 3000 block of Maplewood Avenue for the report of a theft from motor vehicle.  An unknown suspect smashed out a window of the victim’s car, popped the trunk and stole the victim’s purse.  The purse contained credit cards and a cellphone.

Shortly after, the victim began receiving information that several fraudulent transactions had taken place.  Detectives traced those transactions back to two Kroger stores in the city, where the suspect was seen on security video.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Third Precinct Detective E. Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 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.



Victim Identified in Bethel Street Homicide


July 2, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of last night’s homicide in the Whitcomb Court community as Tyrell J. Thomas, 27, of the 2300 block of Bethel Street.

At approximately 11:09 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to the 2300 block of Bethel Street for the report of a person shot.  When police arrived, they found Thomas lying near the front of an apartment.  He was unresponsive and suffered an apparent gunshot wound.  Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 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.