Thursday, April 16, 2015

Charges Placed in Fatal Collision

April 15, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has charged the driver involved in Monday’s fatal vehicle collision on Grove Avenue.

Robert S. Gentil, 32, of the 00-hundred block of East Lock Lane in Richmond has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

His photo will be released when it is available.

The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RPD Town Hall Meetings to be Held

April 14, 2015

WHAT:                      
RPD Town Hall Meetings


WHEN:                      Monday–Thursday, April 20–23, 2015

WHERE:                    1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Precincts

BACKGROUND:     RPD Colonel Alfred Durham will hold four Town Hall Meetings next week as part of his on-going effort to inform the public about his vision for policing in Richmond, outlined in The Plan – 100 Days of Focus.

"I intend to do more listening than speaking," said Chief Durham.  "The purpose of these Town Hall meetings is for me and my staff to get input from the general public; what we can do better and how they can help us to do better."

There will be one Town Hall Meeting in each of RPD’s four precincts:

·        
1st Precinct - Monday, April 20     6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

                             MLK Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.

·         2nd Precinct - Tuesday, April 21    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
                              Social Services Building, Southside Plaza, 4100 Hull St.

·         3rd Precinct - Wednesday, April 22 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                             The ROC, 5501 Midlothian Tpk.

·        
4th Precinct - Thursday, April 23   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                              Ann Hardy Park Roundhouse, 3300 1st Ave.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Arrest Made in Gilpin Court Shooting Investigation

April 14, 2015

A Richmond man has been arrested for a shooting that occurred last Sunday afternoon in Gilpin Court.

Davon Parrish, 25, of the 200 block of W. Baker St., was arrested yesterday afternoon in Richmond by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He was taken into custody without incident.

Parrish has been charged with Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Other charges are pending.

The shooting occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m., April 12 in the 1100 block of St. John St. One victim, an adult male, suffered a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was treated at a local hospital.

Anyone with information about case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Sergeant Michael Mocello at (804) 646-6775 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

 

                Davon Parrish
 

Suspect Sought in Hit and Run

videoSuspect Sought in Hit and Run

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and video (video sent separately) who was involved in a hit and run last week.

At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, a vehicle driven by the suspect was involved in a rear-end collision with a vehicle and a GRTC bus in the 1500 block of Leigh Street. The suspect left the vehicle before quickly returning to collect some belongings. The suspect then walked away from the scene of the accident on Leigh Street and turned southbound on Lombardy Street.

Injuries were reported from the two vehicles that were struck. The injuries are not considered life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black male in a white t-shirt, jeans and a cap. The striking vehicle was a red Toyota van. The van has been impounded and remains part of the investigation.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Crash Team Sergeant Scott Jones at (804) 646-1369 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

The victim from yesterday’s fatal collision has been identified as Elizabeth B. Pryor, 64, of the 3200 block of Grove Avenue.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., Pryor was driving a silver-colored Audi eastbound in the 4400 block of Grove Avenue when the vehicle was struck from behind by a white Mitsubishi Outlander also heading eastbound on Grove Avenue. Pryor died at the scene.

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on possible charges to the male driver of the striking vehicle. The man’s name has not yet been released.


Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Crash Team Sergeant Scott Jones at 646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

RPD to Promote Nine Officers from within its Ranks

April 13, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of nine officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant and sergeant at 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 14 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

Mayor Dwight C. Jones will join Col. Alfred Durham for the promotion of one new captain, three new lieutenants and five new sergeants.

Being promoted to the rank of captain is:

1.    Christopher Gleason

Being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are:

1.    Michael Alston
    2.    Faith Flippo
    3.    KeShawn Manns

Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:

1.    Eric Allen
    2.    Daniel Burgess
    3.    John Gardner
    4.    Stuart Hannah
    5.    Christopher Miller

The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Suspect Sought in West Broad Street Burglary


April 13, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos and video (video sent separately) who is a person of interest in a burglary that occurred last week.

In the afternoon of Tuesday, April 7, the suspect is believed to have entered an unlocked apartment in the 1300 block of West Broad Street and stole items.

The suspect is described as a black male who wore a grey t-shirt, black knit cap and a dark-colored track suit with a white ‘A’ on the front.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.