Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Victims Identified in Fatal Accident

Richmond Police Department
E-mail Advisory            10/30/12
Victims Identified in Fatal Accident

The Richmond Police Department has identified the two victims from this morning’s vehicle accident.

The passenger, Michael T. Overton, 51, of the 1900 block of Carrington Road, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The driver, Keith D. Fordham, 52, of the 00 block of East Broad Rock Road, was also ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

At approximately 1:23 a.m., their vehicle was attempting to make a left turn off of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge onto Mosby Street when the vehicle collided with a light pole at the corner of Mosby and O streets. The light pole fell to the pavement as the vehicle struck a tree, continued several more feet down O Street and came to rest against another tree.

All roads closed for the crash investigation were re-opened by 5 a.m.

Fatal Vehicle Accident

Richmond Police Department
E-mail Advisory            10/30/12
Fatal Vehicle Accident

A single vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Mosby and O streets this morning, resulting in two fatalities.

At approximately 1:23 a.m., a vehicle was attempting to make a left turn off of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge onto Mosby Street when the vehicle collided with a light pole at the corner of Mosby and O streets. The light pole fell to the pavement as the vehicle struck a tree, continued several more feet down O Street and came to rest against another tree.

Both passengers were ejected. One male died at the scene. The other male passenger was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

The Richmond Police Department is investigating the crash and attempting to identify the victims.

The 900 block of Mosby Street is closed just north of the viaduct and the 1800 block of O Street is also closed to traffic to accommodate the investigation. The bridge is open in both directions, although motorists cannot turn left onto the closed Mosby Street at this time.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Carillon-Area Street Closures, Parking Restrictions for Presidential Visit

Starting Wednesday night, both parking restrictions and street closures will go into effect in the Carillon and Byrd Park neighborhoods in advance of the president’s visit to the area Thursday, Oct. 25.
Officers are asking for the public’s patience and understanding during the event as traffic flow will be restricted and even stopped as needed at different times throughout the day Thursday. They are not expected to cause any significant delays or traffic backups.
There will be no parking at the Carillon for the event and all ticketed attendees must park at City Stadium where they will then be bussed to the Carillon.
Those who live around the Carillon area are advised to plan ahead and allow for some extra time Thursday to get to their destinations.
Special parking regulations will be in effect starting Wednesday on Rugby Road, and towing will begin at 6 a.m. Thursday in the immediate area of the Carillion Park unless security circumstances change.
From approximately 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, parking will be restricted and the following streets will be closed:
• Rugby Road

• Wilbon Road

• Park Drive Between Shirley Lane and Blanton Avenue

• Blanton Avenue

• Trafford Road between Blanton and Spottswood Road

• Bute Lane east at Rugby Road

• Carillon Court

• Garrett Street between Blanton Avenue and Walpole Street

• Douglasdale Road east of Walpole Street

• Condie east of Walpole Street

• French Street east of Walpole Street

• Grant Street east of Walpole Street

• South Sheppard Street south of Maplewood Avenue (except for school employees)

• Stroller’s Lane

• Byrd Park Vita Course will be closed

• Barker Field will be closed

• Dogwood Dell parking lots will be closed

• Carillon Park will be closed



Detour Routes

For northbound traffic from the Nickel Bridge:

All traffic northbound will be detoured at Shirley Lane to Shield’s Lake Court to Amelia Street to Meadow Street north bound.
For southbound traffic from the Boulevard:

The Downtown Expressway entrance will remain open.
Remaining traffic will be detoured at the Columbus Monument (Blanton Avenue) east to Idlewood Avenue to Meadow Street south to Amelia Street to Shield’s Lake Court to Shirley Lane to Park Drive south to the bridge.

Man Sought; One Arrested in Newton Road Homicide

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the man wearing the baseball cap in the attached surveillance video in connection with a homicide last month.
The man is a suspect in the shooting death of Gregory R. Carter, 37, of the 200 block of North Fourth Street on Sept. 14. Carter’s body was found in his vehicle in the 5300 block of Newton Road by a Richmond Police officer shortly after 3 a.m.
Detectives believe Carter was shot by one of two men he met earlier in the evening in downtown Richmond. Detectives have already arrested one of the men--Jason A. Goodson, 32, of Chesterfield--and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder.
Detectives need the public help to identify the second man. Both Goodson and this second suspect are known to frequent Club Aurora and Club Paradise.
Anyone with any information about who this man is or this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or Detective Jamie Baynes at (804) 646-3617. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

RPD Makes 4 Arrests in Downtown Robberies

Within one hour of three downtown robberies last night, Richmond Police and VCU Police officers made arrests.


Between 9:45 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, a man robbed three people at gunpoint in the 400 block of Goshen Street, 700 block of West Clay Street and the1000 block of Grove Avenue.

Victims gave police a good description of the robber’s getaway vehicle, which was spotted and stopped by Fourth Precinct Officer Nicholas Stirrett about an hour later near Bellevue and Chamberlayne Avenue.

After further investigation by VCU and Richmond Police detectives, three people inside the vehicle were arrested and charged with one count each of robbery in connection with the Grove Avenue robbery. More charges are pending. Those arrested were: Tyrieff Howard, 18, of Henrico County; Harold L. Cox Jr., 18, of Glen Allen; and Tyquisha Q. Carter, 18, of the 2100 block of Pinetree Drive.

Jyquon R. Jackson, 18, of the 800 block of Edgehill Road, was arrested this morning and is believed to be the one who committed the robberies while the other three are accomplices.

Anyone with any information about these crimes is still asked 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.






Friday, October 12, 2012

Folk Festival Street Closures

Several streets will be closed to vehicles in downtown Richmond this weekend to accommodate the Richmond Folk Festival.

The event will require the closing of:
East Byrd Street between South Second and South Seventh streets;
South Second Street between the Lee Bridge and East Byrd Street;
South Third Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets;
South Fourth Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets;
South Fifth Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets;
Tredegar Street between South Seventh and the Belle Isle parking lot;
South 10th Street between Haxall Point and the Federal Reserve Building, and;
Spring Street between South Belvidere and East Second streets.

Parking will not be permitted on South Second and South Fifth streets.

The roads will be closed from 4:00 p.m., today to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, October 14.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Arrests Made in Downtown Robbery

Two Hanover County men have been arrested and charged in connection with a downtown robbery last night.

With the assistance of Hanover County deputies, Richmond Police detectives have charged James V. Banks and Joshua L. Bryan, both 19,
with robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a robbery for the Oct. 8 armed robbery in the 500 block of East Grace Street.

Banks has also been charged with brandishing a firearm.

Detectives are still investigating the other robberies that occurred in the area near VCU last night and additional charges are pending.

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




Richmond Police Welcomes New YAPC Members


WHAT:
Young Adult Police Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony

WHEN:
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11

WHERE:
Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road

BACKGROUND:
Chief Bryan T. Norwood created the Young Adult Police Commission in 2009 soon after his arrival in Richmond as a positive vehicle for teenagers to become involved with Richmond Police with a strategy-building focus.

Since that time, the group of select high school students, known as Young Adult Police Commissioners, has participated in community service programs, including feeding the homeless and sponsoring teen forums, to contribute to the Department’s community policing philosophy.

Members are recommended for participation with YAPC by their peers and school administrators and must undergo an extensive interview process prior to selection. Ten teens will be sworn in at Thursday’s ceremony, joining the 17 current commissioners.

The demonstrated leadership of past YAPC members boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate, with most ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the Young Adult Police Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony.