Monday, January 16, 2017

Victim Identified, Information Sought in Brookland Park Homicide


January 16, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide in the Brookland Park neighborhood and is asking for the public’s help as they investigate.

Shortly after 6 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue for what was initially an in-progress burglary. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Karon E. Williams, 57, of the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue, with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police were told when a family member heard several loud noises from the back door, Ms. Williams went to investigate. As she approached the rear of the home, she was struck by a bullet which entered through a window.

Williams was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She succumbed to those injuries at 5:14 p.m. yesterday afternoon. A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
“This was a senseless act. An innocent woman was taken from her family for no reason,” said Detective Joseph Fultz. “We need the community’s help to bring closure to Ms. Williams’ family and get this dangerous individual off of the street. Any tip, any information, anyone who saw or heard anything can help lead us to a suspect.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Joseph Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Burglary Suspect Photo


Jan. 15, 2017
Richmond Police detectives are asking the public’s assistance to identify the person in the attached photo who is a suspect in a recent burglary.

Late last month, a burglary occurred in a residence in the Fan neighborhood. Items from the home were taken – along with a vehicle from the driveway of the residence. The vehicle was soon recovered in the 2900 block of Woodcliff Avenue.

Evidence from the investigation led detectives to a restaurant drive-thru in the White Oak Village shopping center on South Laburnum Avenue in Henrico County. The attached photo shows the driver in the stolen vehicle just two hours after the burglary, which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.


The driver and another male are suspected of the burglary.


Anyone who can identify this suspect or who has any information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Greg Sullivan at (804) 646-1950 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Suspect Sought in Jahnke Road Commercial Robbery


January 13, 2017
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the two men who are suspects in a robbery that occurred last week on Jahnke Road.

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, officers responded to the 7-11 at 6209 Jahnke Rd. for a report of a robbery. Police were told two suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspects took money and several cartons of cigarettes. The suspects then fled the scene firing a weapon into the air as they ran northbound on foot.
The suspects are described as:

  • Suspect 1: A black male that is approximately 5`11" to 6`0" in height and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. At the time he was wearing a green jacket with fur around the hood, blue jeans, and green shoes.
  • Suspect 2: A black male that is approximately 5`5" to 5`8" in height and weighing 160 to 170 pounds. At the time he was wearing a blue puffy jacket; a grey skull cap; black, white and red pajama-type pants; black backpack with red lettering.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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March on Monument Traffic Advisory

January 13, 2017

Traffic will be affected by a public demonstration called March on Monument which will take place tomorrow afternoon along a portion of Monument Avenue.

Beginning at noon, Saturday, January 14 and lasting until approximately 4:00 p.m., the westbound lanes of Monument Avenue between N. Allen Street and the Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic. No parking will also be in effect along the route.

The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Robert E. Lee statue. After the march begins and heads west, RPD officers will reopen sections of Monument Avenue as the participants clear the area.

No Parking signs have been posted around the Lee Circle and the westbound side of Monument Avenue to the Boulevard.

Domestic Violence Suspect Sought


January 13, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to locate a person wanted for a domestic assault.

Marvin L. Brown, 23, of the 3900 block of Chamberlayne Ave, is wanted for Felony Assault and Strangulation for attacking his girlfriend last Monday, January 9 at a residence in the 4200 block of Old Brook Road . The victim is six months pregnant with his child. She was treated for numerous non-life threatening injuries.

Brown is described as a black male, 23 years of age, 5’ 9” tall, and weighing 170 pounds. A recent photo is attached.

Detectives caution the public not to approach Brown as he may be armed.

Anyone with any information about Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call RPD Detective/Sergeant Anthony Jackson at (804) 646-3922 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.
 
Marvin L. Brown
 

Traffic Fatality on Huguenot Road


January 13, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a fatal car wreck yesterday afternoon on Huguenot Road, apparently caused by the driver’s medical emergency.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., January 12, a vehicle driven by Harry C. Stoddard, 70, of the 3500 block of Old Gun Road East, ran a red light at the intersection of Huguenot Road and the southbound off-ramp of Chippenham Parkway. Stoddard was exiting the Parkway at the time. His vehicle crossed through the intersection and crashed into a guardrail before coming to rest against a light pole. Stoddard was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. of an apparent medical condition.

A passenger in the vehicle was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they took measurements and statements from witnesses. No charges will be filed.

Pedestrian Struck & Killed on W. Broad St.


January 13, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an incident yesterday evening in which a pedestrian was struck and killed on West Broad Street.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., January 12, a vehicle travelling east in the 4800 block of W. Broad St. struck Sharon P. Parker, 44, of the 2600 block of Northumberland Ave. Parker was in the roadway at the time not far from the bus stop at the intersection of W. Broad St. and Chantilly St. She was transported to a medical center where she was pronounced dead at 10:46 p.m.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they took measurements and interviewed the driver, who remained until officers arrived. Charges are not anticipated unless the on-going investigation turns up new information. A final decision will be made in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Investigators ask anyone with any information to call Crash Team Sergeant Berkley Eikerenkoetter at 646-1707 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.