Friday, February 27, 2015

Richmond Police Honors Personnel, Community Partners


February 27, 2015

WHAT:  Richmond Police Salute to Excellence Awards Ceremony

WHEN:  3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WHERE:  The November Theatre ~ Formerly The Empire Theater
                 114 W. Broad St.

BACKGROUND:  Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department will honor Richmond Police personnel and their community partners for their crime reduction efforts, contributions and acts to aid in the “Richmond Resurgence.”

The Department will present its prestigious annual awards in the following categories:
·         Precinct of the Year,
·         Sector of the Year,
·         Rookie of the Year and
·         The Dominic O. Tabb Communications Officer of the Year.

Also, three of the Department’s top awards – the Medal of Valor, Police Medal and the Life Saving Bar – will be presented to officers for their invaluable, courageous and heroic actions in the line of duty.

The Department recognizes the efforts of those who contribute to its successes twice a year with an awards ceremony.

The public and members of the media are invited to attend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Formal Swearing-In Ceremony for New Police Chief


February 25, 2015

WHAT: Investiture of Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham
WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015
WHERE: Virginia Union University’s Coburn Hall
1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, Va. 23220

BACKGROUND: Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the Richmond Police Department invite the public to the formal investiture ceremony for the Department’s 18th chief of police.
Chief Alfred Durham comes to Richmond Police after retiring from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., with 25 years of experience in law enforcement.

The new chief of police also is a veteran of his country, having served 17 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chief Durham is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He earned an associate degree in Corrections Administration from the University of the District of Columbia.                       

Although new to the city’s top law enforcement position, Chief Durham is not new to the City of Richmond or Richmond Police. He previously served as chief of staff under former Chief Rodney D. Monroe for two years.

The public and members of the media are invited to attend the investiture.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Allen Avenue Assault and Robbery Suspects Sought

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Allen Avenue Assault and Robbery Suspects Sought

Feb. 24, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in the attached photo and video (sent separately) who assaulted and robbed a man earlier this month.

At approximately 3 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2, a male was sitting in his car behind an address in the 400 block of North Allen Avenue when a group of males assaulted him. The suspects knocked on the car window, the victim opened the door and the group kicked and punched him. They then robbed him of cash and items.

The incident was captured on a surveillance camera.

The suspects fled on foot.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of anyone in the group to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 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.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Burglary Suspect Sought

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Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the video who burglarized a home on Old Midlothian Turnpike last week.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, the suspect parked his vehicle in front of a residence and entered an unlocked porch and stole items. The suspect also attempted to enter the locked main body of the trailer home but was unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as a white male, balding, approximately 5’10” tall. He wore a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and was smoking a cigarette. He drove a light-colored Subaru wagon.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this suspect to call Third Precinct Detective Harry Brown at (804) 646-1109 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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Restaurant Robbery Suspect Sought

Restaurant Robbery Suspect Sought

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The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify the man in the attached photos and surveillance video who robbed a restaurant last Thursday.

At approximately 6:53 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 25, the suspect entered the China House restaurant at 3014 Jefferson Davis Highway, brandished a shotgun and robbed the business.

The suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 8” tall and weighing 125 pounds. He was wearing black clothing and a black hat and scarf. He wore what appeared to be a wedding ring and also had a scar or tattoo on the top of his left hand.


Anyone with any information about this man or this crime is asked to call Second Precinct Detective Derrick Longoria at (804) 646-8171 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, December 16, 2014

Suspect Sought in Puppy Robbery

Suspect Sought in Puppy Robbery

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to locate Tion L. Oliver, the suspect in the armed robbery of seven puppies last week.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, a male and two females went to the 1900 block of Chelsea Street to meet a prospective buyer of their seven pit bull puppies. They had made contact with the buyer on the Craigslist website.

Oliver met the three, brandished a firearm and stole the puppies. Oliver fired a shot during the incident. There were no injuries.

Oliver, 21, of the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue, is a black male, 5’ 5” tall and 150 pounds. He is known to frequent the Raven Street area of Mosby Court.

Detectives have arrested one juvenile male in connection with the incident and recovered one of the dogs. He has been charged with possession of stolen property. Six puppies remain at large.

The puppies are approximately six weeks old and colored gray and brindled (gray or tawny with darker streaks or spots). The puppy that has been recovered has been returned to the sellers – who have elected not to sell him. They have named him, ‘Lucky.’


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the location of Oliver or the puppies are asked to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Decatur Street Double Shooting Update

The investigation remains ongoing in the fatal shooting of two men yesterday morning on the city’s Southside.

At approximately 5:09 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 3200 block of Decatur Street for a report of random gunfire. A second call then came in for a person shot. When officers arrived, they found Randy Smith Jr., 38, of the 3200 block of Decatur Street, dead at the scene.

Jayquan L. Powell, 21, of the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue, was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but succumbed to his injuries last night.

Detectives believe the pair was shot during an exchange of gunfire.

After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Powell’s death has been classified as a homicide and Smith’s death is currently being investigated as a death investigation while detectives are in the process of determining who initiated the incident.


Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.