Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Suspects Sought in Commercial Armed Robbery in Church Hill


November 20, 2019

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the two suspects in a commercial armed robbery that happened earlier this month.

At approximately 12:33 a.m. on Friday, November 8, two masked men entered The Hill Café in the 2800 block of East Broad Street armed with guns. They robbed several customers of their items and fled the restaurant. They were last seen headed north on 28th Street and made a right into the alleyway nearby.

Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 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.



Community Walk in the Bellemeade Neighborhood



November 20, 2019

WHAT:                    Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                    5:30 p.m. TODAY, November 20, 2019

WHERE:                  Bellemeade Community Center, 1800 Lynhaven Avenue   

BACKGROUND:     Chief William Smith, Command Staff and other Richmond Police Department officers will walk at 5:30 p.m. today through the Bellemeade neighborhood. During the walk, 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 213 Lt. Robert Marland said during this time of year, the area has historically seen an increase in theft from motor vehicles and motor vehicle thefts.

                                “With the colder temperatures, residents like to head out in the morning to a nice warm car,” said Lt. Marland. “Please do not leave your car running. You are creating an opportunity for your vehicle to be stolen. We can all work together in reducing car crimes.”

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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Arrests Made in East Broad Street Homicide


November 19, 2019
  
The Richmond Police Department has charged two Petersburg men with killing a Richmond man last month in Shockoe Bottom.

Raymond R. Mason, III, 23, of the 3700 block of Autumn Drive, Petersburg and Rawqwon C. Hinton, 23, of the 25000 block of Front Road, Petersburg were arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force – Mason on the 17th and Hinton on the 18th.

At approximately 2:37 a.m., Sunday, October 6, RPD officers heard gunshots and quickly responded to the 1700 block of East Broad Street for the report of a person shot.  Once on scene, they found Devon A. Lyles, 22, of the 2100 block of Mandalay Drive. He had been shot. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 3:04 a.m.

Detectives have determined Lyles was shot in the 200 block of N. 18th Street and ran to the 1700 block of East Broad Street where he collapsed.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 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.



Gordon Avenue Homicide

November 19, 2019

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred mid-day yesterday on the city’s south side.


At approximately 11:27 a.m., Monday, November 18, RPD officers were called to the 2300 block of Gordon Avenue for a report of a person shot. When they arrived they located the body of Calvin Peay, 36, of the 1300 block of Minefee Street lying in the roadway. He had been shot.

Then few minutes later, RPD officers located a second victim of the shooting who had appeared at a local hospital seeking treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

“Our effort now is focused on identifying the person or persons who shot these two men,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “We have located surveillance video which shows a vehicle of interest we’d like to locate.”

The vehicle is described as a white, four-door pickup truck with dual rear wheels, covered cargo area and company lettering on the side.

Anyone with information that could be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com with tips. The P3 Tips App may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.



Monday, November 18, 2019

Registration Open for Places of Worship Safety and Awareness Forum


November 18, 2019
                     
Mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.

The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.

Registration is available online here
                                                                                                  
The forum will be held at the First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue. For further questions please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham at (804) 646-6754 or by email at Kimberly.Cheatham@richmondgov.com

Friday, November 15, 2019

Search Continues for the Third Suspect in Fonticello/Carter Jones Park Homicide


November 15, 2019
  
The Richmond Police Department is asking for help from the public to locate the third suspect in the shootings last May in Fonticello/Carter Jones Park in which nine-year old Markiya Dickson was fatally wounded and two others were injured. Two weeks after two suspects were arrested, Jesus Turner remains at large.

“Turner may be in Chesterfield County where he has family or in Richmond where he has friends,” said Major Crimes Lieutenant Faith Flippo. “We will pass on any tips we receive to the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force who are actively looking for him.”

When Turner is apprehended, he will be served with six felony indictments:

·         Murder,
·         Two counts of Malicious Wounding  
·         Three counts of the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony

Two other men already in custody, Jermaine Davis and Quinshawn Betts, have each been charged with the same felonies.

The shootings occurred during the evening of Sunday, May 26 during a festival at Fonticello/Carter Jones Park in the 2700 block of Bainbridge Street. Detectives have determined that Turner, Davis and Betts were involved in an exchange of gunfire in the park in which Dickson and a juvenile male were wounded. Dickson died at the hospital. Several hours later, a third individual came forward suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Jesus Turner is described as a 20 year old black male, 5’7” tall weighing 120 pounds - (photo attached). He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you spot him, call 911.

“The sooner we apprehend Turner, the safer everyone will be,” said Lt. Flippo. “We want justice for Markiya and the others who were wounded that day as well as for everyone who knew and loved them.”

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com with tips. The P3 Tips App may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

       Jesus Turner
     

Woman Sought for Stolen Credit Card


November 15, 2019
  
The Richmond Police Department is asking for help from the public to locate a woman who used a stolen credit card late last summer to purchase thousands of dollars of merchandise.

The card was stolen on August 20 and used at several Richmond area stores that day. More than five thousand dollars was spent at the stores.

“The woman who used the card may not have known it was stolen,” said Third Precinct Property Crimes Detective M. Williams. “We would like to speak with her to determine how she came to be in possession of the card.”

The woman’s image was captured at one of the stores.

Anyone with information that could be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com with tips. The P3 Tips App may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.