Friday, March 22, 2019

Suspect Sought in Theft from Motor Vehicle at Downtown Parking Deck


March 22, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the male suspect in the attached photos who stole from a motor vehicle at a parking deck in the downtown area.

Sometime between 10:58 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, the suspect broke into a motor vehicle parked inside the deck located at 509 E. Franklin Street.  The suspect stole money and jewelry.

At the time of the crime, the suspect was wearing a green hoodie, dark jacket, and blue jeans.  He was carrying a small backpack and riding a black bicycle with fenders and white handgrips.

Detectives want to remind citizens that taking a few small precautions can help secure a vehicle and prevent crimes of opportunity such as motor vehicle theft or theft from motor vehicles:
  • ·         Lock car doors.  Regardless of where it’s parked, lock up and keep valuables out of sight.
  • ·         Never leave keys inside the car. It makes the vehicle an easy target.
  • ·         Don’t leave a running vehicle unattended, even for a few minutes.


Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective P. Cho at (804) 646-2939 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Suspect Sought in Fan District Graffiti Vandalism


March 22, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who is suspected of vandalizing a commercial property in the Fan District.

At approximately 12:59 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, surveillance video shows an unknown male spray painting a commercial building in the 0 block of North Mulberry Street.

Police ask residents to:
·         Call 9-1-1 if you see any suspect in the process of vandalizing property;
·         Call (804) 646-5100 to file a report if you own a property that has already been tagged; or
·         Call 3-1-1 to submit a graffiti removal request.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Hawkins Wortham at (804) 646-1940 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.



Thursday, March 21, 2019

Arrest Made in Lamberts Avenue Shooting


March 21, 2019

The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of several law enforcement partners, have made an arrest in connection with a shooting on Lamberts Avenue earlier this week.

Theron D. Shackleford, 32, of the 2900 block of Monet Court, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in North Carolina last night. He was charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  His mugshot will not be available until he is extradited from North Carolina.

At approximately 10:39 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, Richmond Police officers responded to the 2700 block of Lamberts Avenue for a shooting. Once on scene, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Richmond Police made this arrest with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force, Cary Police Department Emergency Response Team, and Wake County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team.
“Thanks to the relentless pursuit by the U.S. Marshals Service and the assisting jurisdictions, this violent individual was captured within approximately 24 hours,” said Major Crimes Lt. Richard Edwards.
Anyone with further information about this shooting is asked to call Major Crimes Detective E. Livengood at (804) 646-3185 or contact Crime Stoppers at 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, March 20, 2019

Suspect Sought in Stabbing on Government Road


March 19, 2019

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the male in the photo who is a suspect in a stabbing incident on Government Road last week.

At approximately 8:23 a.m. on Friday, March 15, officers responded to the 1200 block of Admiral Gravely Boulevard for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was not considered life threatening. Detectives responded to the scene and determined that the actual crime scene was located in a parking lot of a business in the 4000 block of Government Road.

A photo of the suspect’s vehicle that left the scene, a dark-colored sedan, is also attached.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective S. Donald at (804) 646-6456 or contact Crime Stoppers at 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.



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Traffic Advisory: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Events

March 14, 2019

Traffic will be affected as thousands of people are expected to attend Shamrock the Block and the St. Patrick’s Day Street Party this weekend.

Shamrock the Block (The Boulevard):
NO PARKING zones will be designated from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 for the following road closures:

  • North Boulevard between West Moore Street and West Broad Street
  • West Leigh Street and West Clay Street between North Boulevard and Altamont Avenue
  • West Marshall Street between North Boulevard and North Sheppard Street and all adjoining alleyways
  • Myers Street between West Broad and West Leigh Streets
  • West Moore Street between North Sheppard Street and North Boulevard

Motorists should expect traffic delays in this area (See map below).

Siné Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival (Shockoe Bottom):
NO PARKING zones will be designated beginning Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in the 100 block of Virginia Street between East Cary and East Canal Streets. Motorists should expect traffic delays along East Main, East Cary and East Canal, and South 14th Streets.

Richmond Police will be in both areas to ensure the safety of all in attendance of the events.

A map of Shamrock of Block will also be posted on the Richmond Police Department website.



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Victim Identified in Halifax Avenue Homicide


March 13, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of last night’s homicide in Richmond’s Oak Grove neighborhood as
Husain El-Amin, 59, of the 5600 block of Iron Horse Road, Chesterfield, VA.

At approximately 9:38 p.m., Tuesday, March 12th, RPD officers were called to the 2300 block of Halifax Avenue for a report of a person shot. They located El-Amin lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot multiple times.

Husain was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced shortly before 10:00 p.m.

“We believe that Husain was shot by a single individual, a man riding a small-frame bicycle,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “We have already spoken to several people in the neighborhood. We believe there were additional people who were in the immediate area at the time of the shooting. What they might tell us could be tremendously helpful to the detectives.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or contact Crime Stoppers at 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, March 6, 2019

Victims Identified in E. Richmond Road Double Homicide


March 6, 2019

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victims of Monday’s double homicide on E. Richmond Road as Kenroy A. Cummings, 37, of the 3500 block of E. Richmond Road, and Marvin D. Walters, 36, of no local address.

At approximately 6:25 p.m. on March 4, officers responded to the 3500 block of E. Richmond Road for the report of a person down.  They found the two men dead inside an apartment.  Both had apparent gunshot wounds.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this double homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at (804) 646-5324 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.