Monday, May 18, 2015

Victim Identified in Southlawn Avenue Homicide


May 17, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as Juan V. Dehaney. 36, no permanent address.

At approximately 5:35 a.m., May 16, officers were called to the 1800 block of Southlawn Avenue in Hillside Court for a report of a person down.

Officers discovered Dehaney’s body lying in the grass between two apartment buildings. He had been shot.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffery Crewel at 804 646-5324 or Crime Stoppers at 804 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Southlawn Avenue Homicide


May 16, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in Hillside Court.

At approximately 5:35 a.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of Southlawn Avenue for a report of a person down.

Officers discovered the body of an adult male lying in the grass between two apartment buildings. He had been shot.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffery Crewel at 804 646-5324 or Crime Stoppers at 804 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Person of Interest in Midlothian Turnpike Homicide


May 13, 2015

Richmond Police Department detectives need the public’s assistance to identify the man in the attached photos who is a person of interest in last week’s homicide on Midlothian Turnpike.

At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, officers were called to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a shooting. In a parking lot they found Sylvester Nichols, 24, of the 6300 block of Glenway Drive, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The person of interest in the images is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 8”, who was wearing a red t-shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marshall Young at (804) 317-6272 or Detective Sergeant Victor Greene at (804) 212-6928 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.
 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Arrests Made in Redd Street Homicide

May 12, 2015

Two Richmond men have been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred last Thursday in Mosby Court.

Milvon Witcher, 29, of the 1300 block of Coalter Street, was picked up yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Domonique Walker, 22, of the 1300 block of Coalter Street was arrested last Friday by RPD detectives. Both men have been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

RPD officers were patrolling the area at approximately 10:17 p.m., Thursday, May 7 when they heard gunfire nearby. At the same time multiple calls were placed by residents to 911, reporting gunfire.

Officers quickly found Ra’Keem Adkins, 22, of the 700 block of Mosby Street lying on the sidewalk of the 1900 block of Redd Street with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other males had also been shot during the same incident. They were admitted to an area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective David Burt at (804) 646-3913 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.

Bike for the Blue Remembers Fallen Officers

May 12, 2015

WHAT:                    Bike for the Blue Memorial Ride

WHEN:                    6:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 13

WHERE:                  State Capitol

BACKGROUND:     As part of National Police Week, members of the Richmond Police Department join others in law enforcement to pedal in a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. in honor of officers who have died in the line of duty.

A contingent of about 60 officers representing Richmond and jurisdictions from Virginia and North Carolina and federal law enforcement agencies will participate.

                                 Bike for the Blue participants will ride 117 miles on Route 1 to the nation’s capital to meet their colleagues from across the country for the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. Richmond Police will remember 29 RPD officers who have given their lives for the city as it participates for the 20th year.

                                 Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.

RPD Homicide Investigations Update

May 12, 2015

WHAT:                    Mayor Jones and Colonel Durham Address Crime in Richmond

WHEN:                    2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WHERE:                  1900 block of Redd Street

BACKGROUND:     Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Colonel Alfred Durham will update city residents on progress being made by RPD detectives investigating eight homicides that have occurred in the City of Richmond in 2015.

                                They will speak to the shootings that occurred last Thursday in which five persons were injured, two of them fatally.

                                They will also review the most recent statistics for violent crimes and property crimes in the city in 2015, which continue to show a downward trend.

                                The media and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Richmond Police Memorial Honors Sacrifices of Fallen

Richmond Police Memorial Honors Sacrifices of Fallen
       
May 11, 2015

WHAT:                        Richmond Police Memorial Service
WHEN:                        10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12
WHERE:                       Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road
BACKGROUND:           Each year law enforcement agencies across the country honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty during National Police Week.
                                    This year’s observance is May 10 through 16.
                                    Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department will pay homage to Richmond’s fallen officers and also remember those who served the Department and passed away in 2014 and to date in 2015.

                                    Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.