Thursday, December 30, 2010

Victim of Shooting Dies

One of the two victims in yesterday’s shooting on Creighton Road has died.

Arki K. White, 24, of the 900 block of North 20th Street, along with a juvenile male, was shot at approximately 2:53 p.m. while in the 2100 block of Creighton Road.

The victims were taken to VCU Medical Center where White died around 9:00 p.m. last night.

The other victim has injuries that are now not considered life-threatening.

Detectives are conducting the investigation into the shooting. Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Phaup Street Shooting Suspect Wanted

Richmond Police needs the public’s help to find Andre Lee Seward.

Seward, 35, is wanted in connection with a Dec. 5 shooting in the 2100 block of Phaup Street. The shooting victim was injured when he responded to a knock at his door and the gunman forced his way inside the apartment. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening.

Seward is a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. His last known address was in the 5200 block of Parker Street.

Anyone with information about Seward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Suspects Wanted in McDonald's Armed Robbery

Richmond Police needs the public’s help identifying and locating the two men responsible for last week’s armed robbery of the McDonald’s at 6801 Forest Hill Ave.

Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, two masked gunmen entered the restaurant and robbed the business. The suspects left the parking lot in a white car, possibly a Honda or a Toyota. They drove east on Forest Hill and turned on Leicester Road.

The suspects are two black males. One is about 24 or 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He wore a white hooded sweatshirt and a black scarf. The other male, no approximate age, is shorter and heavier than the other suspect. He wore a black ski mask over his face.

Surveillance video from the McDonald’s showing the suspects during the robbery accompanies this advisory.

Anyone with information about the suspects wanted in this armed robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


video

Friday, December 17, 2010

Narcotics Investigators Make Good Arrests and Seizures

After undercover investigation, Richmond Police narcotics investigators searched a home Wednesday and arrested two people after finding a large amount of drugs, cash and guns.

Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, investigators entered a home in the 1700 block of West Moore Street. There they found and seized:

- four handguns

- approximately 10 pounds of marijuana,

- $33,010,

- flat screen TV,

- laptop computer,

- digital scales,

- documents, and

- a surveillance system

Homeowner Troy A. Beckett, 40, of the 1700 block of West Moore Street, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with a firearm.

Kenyan A. Thompson, 32, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rite Aid Robber Sought







Richmond Police needs the public’s help to identify the man in the below surveillance photos who is wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Rite Aid on Friday.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, a clerk reported the store was robbed at gunpoint. Investigators believe the robber had been in the store for about 40 minutes prior to the robbery pretending to shop.

The robber is described as a black male, about 5’10 to 6’0 feet tall and weighing about 180 to 200 pounds. He was last seen heading west on Hull Street.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Detective Greg Russell at 646-8171 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Homicide Suspect Arrested


The U.S. Marshal Service and Richmond Police have found and arrested a second man wanted in connection with an October homicide.

Calvin R. Williams, 21, of Highland Springs, was taken into custody this morning.

He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shooting of Brandon T. Thomas around 7:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard on Oct. 20. Thomas was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died from his gunshot wounds.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Richmond Police Looking for Calvin R. Williams

Richmond Police needs the public’s help locating Calvin R. Williams, 21, of the 1000 block of West Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs.

Williams is wanted for conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shooting of Brandon T. Thomas around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the 1300 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard. Thomas was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died from his gunshot wounds.

Williams is a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds.

Anyone who knows where police can find Williams is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Coach Charged with Possessing Child Porn

An investigation by the Richmond Police Internet Crimes Unit has resulted in the arrest of a local figure skating coach.

David K. Loncar, 46, of 3600 Waterside Court in Henrico has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography. He was arrested yesterday at his home by the Virginia State Police, assisted by Henrico County and Richmond Police. Loncar’s computers and other evidence were taken by investigators.

Loncar is an independent contractor who taught figure skating classes at Skate Nation. He is no longer associated with the facility.

If you have information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Kevin Hiner at Kevin.Hiner@richmondgov.com.

Richmond Police is a member of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC). It was formed to combat the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Police Investigating Lovells Road Homicide

Richmond Police detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in the 4700 block of Lovells Road.

Around 8:34 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, Richmond Police received reports of random gunfire on Lovells Road. When officers arrived, they found a male unresponsive with a gunshot wound outside an apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are working to positively identify the victim and notify next of kin.

Three unknown black males were reported seen leaving the area after the shooting in a dark-colored vehicle.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dec. 3 -- Dec. 6, 2010

Today’s Good News

First Precinct Focus Mission Team Officers Shawn Gaines and Michael Verbena were recently investigating a group of people who were trespassing. When one man was asked if he had any weapons, the man admitted he had a revolver, but a search revealed he possessed drugs as well. The items were seized and the man was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

DISCLAIMER: The following incidents are preliminary in nature and are subject to change after investigation. Please note that the entries listed below do not cover every incident from overnight. The listings are subject to the judgment of staff officers’ sense of what is noteworthy.

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

1st Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

12/3/10 11:00 p.m.

1800 block of North 28th Street

A male reported he was assaulted by two unknown males.

3rd Precinct

ROBBERY

12/3/10 9:55 p.m.

800 block of Westover Hills Boulevard

A male reported he was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male.

1st Precinct

ROBBERY

12/4/10 1:14 a.m.

1500 block of North 20th Street

A male reported he was robbed at knifepoint by an unknown male.

4th Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

12/4/10 1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m.

1200 block of St. James Street

A male reported he was assaulted by a known male. An arrest was made.

2nd Precinct

ROBBERY

12/4/10 2:32 a.m.

3100 block of Hull Street

A male reported he was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male. An arrest was made.

2nd Precinct

ROBBERY

12/5/10 2:24 a.m.

5000 block of Snead Road

A male reported he was assaulted and robbed by two known males.

1st Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (SHOOTING)

12/5/10 5:40 p.m.

2200 block of Phaup Street

A male reported he was shot by an unknown person. His injuries are not life-threatening.

1st Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

12/5/10 6:00 p.m.

2200 block of Joplin Avenue

A juvenile male reported he was shot with a BB gun by an unknown male.

2nd Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (SHOOTING)

12/5/10 5:46 p.m.

4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike

A male reported he was shot by an unknown person. His injuries are not life-threatening.

4th Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

12/5/10 11:00 p.m.

1100 block of Saint Paul Street

A female reported she was assaulted by a known male.

2nd Precinct

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

12/6/10 12:59 a.m.

3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard

A female reported she was cut by a known female. An arrest was made.

2nd Precinct

DEATH INVESTIGATION

12/5/10 9:00 p.m.

00 block of East 36th Street

Detectives are investigating the death of a 1-year-old male.

PROPERTY CRIMES

3rd Precinct

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE

12/4/10 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

400 block of North Shields Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole several items left in plain view.

3rd Precinct

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE

12/4/10 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

200 block of North Allen Street

An unknown person broke into the vehicle and stole a purse, two video game systems and 25 video games.

3rd Precinct

BURGLARY

12/5/10 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

2700 block of West Grace Street

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/1/10 -- 12/2/10 9:00 p.m. – 5:52 a.m.

113 S. Foushee St.

An unknown person broke into the business and stole a computer and other electronic items.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/1/10 -- 12/3/10 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

3200 block of Carolina Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole a faucet fixture.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/5/10 6:15 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

800 block of Young Street

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/5/10 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

3400 block of 2nd Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole a watch, jewelry and cash.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/3/10 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

3200 block of Griffin Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole a handbag and box of checks.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/4/10 2:04 a.m.

4900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/5/10 8:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole several items.

4th Precinct

BURGLARY

12/4/10 -- 12/5/10 5:00 p.m. – 10:40 a.m.

2800 block of Garland Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole passports and a safe.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Detectives Make Arrest in East 21st Street Homicide


Richmond Police detectives have charged Cheryl N. Giles with murder in connection with the East 21st Street homicide last week.

Giles, 35, of the 4100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, was arrested for the Nov. 22 homicide of Richard Herman Church, 52, who was found dead inside his home in the 100 block of East 21st Street.

Church died of blunt force trauma and investigators believe his death was the result of an argument with Giles.

This quick arrest was made thanks to the fast-responding patrol officers and good investigative work by Major Crimes detectives.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Street Closings, Parking Restrictions for Holiday Events

Richmond’s holiday season begins this weekend with the Grand Illumination on Friday, Dec. 3, and the Dominion Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Downtown traffic patterns and parking will be adjusted to make way for these events.

Motorists and residents are reminded to pay close attention to street signage indicating detours, street closings and parking restrictions.

For Friday’s Grand Illumination at 6 p.m., the following will be in effect:
  • No parking will be allowed on the south side of East Cary Street between Ninth and 12th streets.
  • Tenth Street will be closed between East Cary and Canal streets.
  • Expect traffic delays on East Cary Street from Ninth to 12th streets from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as pedestrians and motorists view the light display at the James Center.

For Saturday’s Dominion Christmas Parade, the following will be in effect:

  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of Broad Street will be closed to traffic between North Davis Avenue and Strawberry Street from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The westbound lanes of Broad will be closed to traffic from Robinson Street to Eighth Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • DMV Drive from Leigh Street to Broad will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Leigh from Hermitage Road to North Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Seventh Street from Broad to Jackson Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The parade is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., and travel east on Broad Street, ending at the intersection with Seventh Street.

Also on Saturday, Virginia Commonwealth University has a noon basketball game against The College of William & Mary at the Siegel Center on Broad Street, which is along the parade route. Motorists should anticipate traffic congestion and parking will be limited in the area.

Parking restrictions will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday along the following streets:

  • Broad
  • DMV Drive
  • Leigh
  • Harrison
  • Lodge
  • Marshall
  • Grace
  • Sixth
  • Seventh
  • Eighth

No-parking signs will be posted along these streets and the parade route. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense.