Monday, December 30, 2013

Fas Mart Robber Sought

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Fas Mart Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the sent surveillance video who robbed a convenience store this morning.

At approximately 7:22 a.m., a man walked into the Fas Mart at 1201 Westover Hills Boulevard and robbed the business at gunpoint.

The suspect is described as a black male with facial hair in his 30s or 40s who is approximately 6’0” to 6’3”. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and a black 'balaclava'-style one-hole ski cap.

He is also suspected of robbing the Fas Mart at 2107 Semmes Ave. on Dec. 20.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or this crime is 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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Sought

7-Eleven Robbery Suspect Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the attached surveillance photo who robbed a convenience store yesterday.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. last night, a man walked into the 7-Eleven at 2001 W. Broad St. and robbed the business at gunpoint.

The suspect is described as a thin black male in his late 20s who is approximately 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a black coat, black stocking cap, black sunglasses, blue jeans and light colored shoes.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or this crime is asked to call Detective Patrick Ripley at 646-1165 or 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, December 20, 2013

Fas-Mart Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the attached surveillance photo who robbed a convenience store this morning.

At approximately 11:55 a.m. today, a man walked into the Fas-Mart at 2107 Semmes Ave. and robbed the business at gunpoint.

The suspect is described as a black male with facial hair in his 30s or 40s who is approximately 6’0” to 6’3” and was last seen wearing gray sweatshirt with the phrase “Seniors 2013” on it as well as jeans and a black hat.


Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or this crime is 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.


Missing Man Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to locate a man who has gone missing.

Dennis B. Bullock, 54, was last seen in the 3200 block of 5th Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. Bullock doesn't drive, and his family says it is unlike him to disappear like this.

Anyone who has any information about Bullock’s whereabouts is asked to call the Richmond Police Department’s Information Desk at (804) 646-0400 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


Richmond Police Receive Funds from Attorney General

The Richmond Police Department proudly accepted a check this week from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, funds that will be used to enhance its public safety mission.

“We are grateful to the attorney general for his generosity,” Police Chief Ray J. Tarasovic said. “We have already earmarked this money for several worthwhile projects.”

Chief Tarasovic accepted a check worth $1,494,787 from the attorney general at a brief ceremony Wednesday in Richmond. The Department will spend the money in several ways:

  • K-9 Training & Community Complex       $1,184,177
  • Tactical Body Armor – SWAT Unit            $101,800
  • Driving Simulator                                         $175,395
  • Accreditation Software                                $33,415


The Department is one of several dozen law enforcement agencies in Virginia to receive money from a $115 million dollar settlement the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received in the 2012 Abbott Labs fraud investigation.


Chamberlayne Avenue Homicide

Within hours of last night’s homicide and stabbing, the Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in the case.

At approximately 4:09 p.m. Thursday, officers received a call for a person down in an apartment complex in the 4300 block of Chamberlayne Avenue. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found two adult females suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Both women were taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.  Della C. Scott, 44, of Cumberland, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The second victim, a 44-year-old female, is now in stable condition.

At approximately 2 a.m. today, detectives arrested Benjamin P. Dancy, 50, of the 1600 block of Tyler Street, and charged him with two counts of robbery, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and credit card fraud in connection with this incident.  Additional charges are pending. A mugshot is below and attached.


Anyone with any information about this crime is 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.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Clarion Hotel Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the attached surveillance photos who robbed a hotel Monday night.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, a man walked into the Clarion Hotel at 3207 N. Boulevard and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, approximately 6’0” with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing large frame sunglasses and a hat with flaps that covered his ears. He was also wearing a black jacket, jeans and white shoes.


Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or this crime is 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.



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Generations Federal Credit Union Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the attached surveillance photos who robbed a credit union yesterday.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, a man walked into the New Generations Federal Credit Union at 1700 Robin Hood Road and passed the teller a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon and left on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, thin beard and medium build. He appears to be in his mid- to late-30s and between 5’0” and 6’2.” He was last seen wearing a black stocking cap, black sunglasses, a black jacket with a white shirt underneath, dark jeans and white shoes.

Detectives believe he may be connected to other bank robberies in the area.


Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or either crime is 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.



Monday, December 16, 2013

Arrest, Victim Identified in North 24th Street Homicide

Arrest, Victim Identified in North 24th Street Homicide

The Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in a death investigation that has been reclassified to a domestic-related homicide.

At approximately 10:22 p.m., last Friday, officers were called to the 1100 block of North 24th Street for the report of a person down.

Officers responded and found Virginia L. Thomas, 45, whose last known address was in the 00 block of East 30th Street, with an apparent head injury unresponsive in a rear yard of a house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested Andre E. Taylor, 43, of no fixed address, and charged him with second degree murder. His photo is attached.

Detectives originally opened a death investigation but have since reclassified it as a homicide.

Detectives ask anyone with further information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. They can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 with the keyword ‘ITip’ followed by the information. Both methods are anonymous.


Arrest Made, Victim Identified in Second Avenue Homicide

Arrest Made, Victim Identified in Second Avenue Homicide

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim and made an arrest in Saturday's homicide.
Tremayne R. Thompson, 23, of the 2200 block of Maplewood Avenue, was found shot and unresponsive in a side yard of a house in the 2000 block of Second Avenue.


Police have arrested Malcolm L. Bailey, 20, of the 2000 block of Second Avenue and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder. His photo is attached.


At approximately 12:48 a.m., officers were called to that location for a report of shots fired. Thompson was transported to VCU Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


Detectives ask anyone with further information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. They can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 with the keyword ‘ITip’ followed by the information. Both methods are anonymous.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Third Avenue Death Investigation

Third Avenue Death Investigation

Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a death investigation that occurred last night.

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a call of shots fired in the 2400 block of Third Avenue. Officers quickly arrived on scene and found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries that were considered life threatening. Kevin L. Dickerson Jr., 20, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was pronounced dead at the hospital.


Detectives ask anyone with 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.

Attempted BB&T Bank Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man in the attached surveillance photos who tried to rob a bank yesterday.

At approximately 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the BB&T Bank at 5707 Patterson Ave. and passed the teller a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon, and left without getting any money. He was last seen walking south toward Libbie Avenue.

Detectives believe this is the same man who robbed the Gateway Bank, 5300 Patterson Ave., at 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 4 and the SunTrust Bank, 3022 W. Broad St., at 3:36 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20’s, approximately 6’3” with a slim build. He was last seen wearing dark jeans, a dark coat over a light-colored dress shirt, a cap over a baseball cap with a red brim and sunglasses. He also had something covering the fingertips of both hands.

Anyone with any information about the identity of this man or these crimes is 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, December 6, 2013

East 34th Street Homicide

Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a homicide investigation that occurred on the city’s Southside last night.

At approximately 6:27 p.m. Thursday, officers received a call for a person down in the 100 block of East 34th Street. Officers arrived on scene within one minute and found Samuel L. McFail Jr., 29, of the 3400 block of Peyton Avenue, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.


Detectives believe the crime may be robbery related, and ask 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. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Richmond Police Promote Five Officers Within Its Rank

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of five officers to the ranks of sergeant at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 6, at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

Chief Ray J. Tarasovic is proud to recognize the achievements of the officers who will now take on the new responsibilities of first-line supervisors.

“These officers have already shown immense ability and a self-generated drive towards leadership,” he said. “They have led their fellow officers with a determined work ethic, problem-solving skills and teamwork. I look forward to these professionals growing even further sergeants.”

Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:
1.    Robert Fleming
2.    James Killingsworth
3.    Roy Pullen
4.    Stanley Sutton
5.    Andy Wilkins

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

Sgt. Fleming has 14 years of experience in the Department. He loves motorcycles and has spent the past eight years in the Department’s Motorcycle Unit. During his career he has met two Presidents, two Vice Presidents, the Queen of England and Steven Spielberg.

Sgt. Killingsworth has 12 years of experience in the Department, and has been active with the Department’s the Police Athletic League for most of that time, helping to guide the city’s youth and build position relationships in the community.

Sgt. Pullen has been with the Richmond Police for the past 14 years and has spent most of his time in Second Precinct where he rose to the rank of detective, focusing on robberies, burglaries and other property crimes. As a licensed Master Captain, he is also certified to operate yachts, which would explain why he loves to be on the water.
Sgt. Sutton has been with the Department for eight years, and we look forward to his safe return from military leave. Most recently assigned to Second Precinct, Sutton’s defining characteristic, his lieutenant says, is his professionalism. When Sutton is involved with a project, assignment or operation – the result is always, 'Mission Accomplished.' The Marine Corps has the benefit of Sutton's skills and passionate service at this time – but the Department will again be benefitting soon enough.


Sgt. Wilkins brings 22 years of experience at the Department to his new role.  He has worked in First and Fourth Precinct patrol divisions as well as the Downtown Bike Unit and the School Resource Office program among many other assignments. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Richmond’s Photo Red Light Enforcement Program Begins

WHAT:                       Photo Red Light Enforcement Begins with a 30-Day Warning Period

WHEN:                      10:30 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2013

WHERE:                    Elkhardt & Hull Streets

BACKGROUND:     The Richmond Police Department wants to make the public aware of the photo red light enforcement that will begin Monday, December 2nd at the intersection of Elkhardt and Hull streets. It will begin with a 30-day warning period. The initiative is designed to increase public safety and reduce the number of red light/speeding-related collisions.


WHY:                         A 2011 study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found fatal crash rates involving red light running were reduced by 24 percent in the 14 largest U.S. cities using safety cameras from 2004-2008.  During that time, 159 lives were saved in those cities because of the cameras, and 815 lives could have been saved had red light cameras been used in every large city in the U.S. during those years. The use of cameras is proven to substantially reduce the number of red light-related /speeding traffic violations, as well as the number of red light /speeding-related collisions and injuries.

Friday, November 22, 2013

More Photos of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect



More Photos of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect

The Richmond Police Department has released additional photos of the suspect from yesterday's robbery of the SunTrust Bank. The photos show more clearly the face of the suspect. The photos are attached.

Detectives hope the public can help identify the suspect.

Yesterday at approximately 3:36 p.m., a man walked into the bank at 3022 W. Broad St., passed the teller a note demanding money, but did not display a handgun. He left on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is approximately six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a goatee. He is seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweatpants and a black hat with a gold sticker.

Richmond Police Earns CALEA Reaccreditation

The Richmond Police Department received its first Advanced Law Enforcement program reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) on Saturday, Nov. 16.

“CALEA accreditation is a measuring stick that professional law enforcement agencies use to compare themselves to one another and to the expectations that the community has of its police departments and I was proud to appear before the Commission’s panel on Saturday, answer their questions and highlight this great City and the outstanding work that the men and women of the Richmond Police Department perform day in and day out,” Police Chief Ray Tarasovic said.

“CALEA is the gold standard for law enforcement accreditation and we have pledged to maintain CALEA’s professional standards as part of our commitment to public safety in Richmond. Accreditation insures the department has consistent policies, formalizes management practices and provides for accountability through checks and balances at all levels of the agency.”

Chief Tarasovic accepted the award at the international organization’s fall conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with the department’s CALEA Manager Daryl Jones, Police Planning Director Brian Cummings, Sgt. Kim Mooney and fellow CALEA team members Shanique Scott and Officers Paul Tuttle and Deadra Swilley.

The Richmond Police Department is one of 26 law enforcement agencies in Virginia to have the prestigious CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation status and one of only 15 municipal law enforcement agencies to be so recognized.  Along with the Virginia Beach Police Department, Richmond Police is one of the two largest Virginia municipal law enforcement agencies to be CALEA accredited.  The agency was first accredited in 2010.  Reaccreditation occurs every three years.

The Police Department had to demonstrate compliance with close to 500 observable standards to earn reaccreditation. A team of CALEA assessors from around the country visited Richmond for a four-day period just this past July. They conducted interviews with Department personnel, attended a display of the agency’s specialized equipment and vehicles.  They inspected the Department’s facilities and vehicles during their visit.  Both prior to and during the visit, the assessors reviewed Department files to verify standards of compliance.  In addition, the assessors met with the Department’s law enforcement and community partners and attended a public information and comment session at the Richmond Police Academy.

CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations - the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriff’s Association, and Police Executives Research Forum.  The Commission was established to develop a set of law enforcement standards, and to establish and administer an accreditation process through which law enforcement agencies could demonstrate voluntarily that they meet professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery.

For more information about CALEA, visit www.calea.org.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

SunTrust Bank Robber Sought

SunTrust Bank Robber Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and find the man pictured in the attached surveillance photos who robbed the SunTrust Bank this afternoon.

At approximately 3:36 p.m., a man walked into the bank at 3022 W. Broad St., passed the teller a note demanding money, but did not display a handgun. He left on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is approximately six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a goatee. He is seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweatpants and a black hat with a gold sticker.

Anyone who has any information about the identity of this man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


Jackson Ward Neighborhood Walk Through

Nov. 21, 2013

Jackson Ward Walk Through

Chief Ray J. Tarasovic and the Department’s Command Staff will join Fourth Precinct Sector 413 Lt. Don Davenport for a walk through Jackson Ward this evening.

Officers will meet at 5 p.m. today in Abner Clay Park, at the intersection of Brook Road and West Clay Street, and spread out through the neighborhood from there.

They will talk with residents about recent trends in crime in the neighborhood, paying particular attention to reducing the opportunities for property crimes. With the holiday season upon us, officers will be asking residents to reduce the occasions when packages are left on porches for extended periods of time. This greatly reduces the chances for theft of these items.

Command Staff members and officers will also talk safety tips and ask what residents would like to see more of from Richmond Police.

The media is encouraged to attend.

To learn more about Sector 413’s neighborhoods, please visit our website and check out Lt. Davenport's monthly newsletters:

http://www.richmondgov.com/Police/Precinct4Sector413.aspx

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Persons of Interest Sought in Robbery

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify two persons of interest in the robbery of a delivery driver earlier this month.

At approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, a pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males in the 2900 block of 4th Avenue.

Detectives are now looking to speak with two persons of interest in the case and they can be seen in the attached photos.

The first individual is wearing a black jacket, a white or grey hoodie, black pants, and what appear to be white and black flip-flops.  The second is wearing a green jacket, hoodie and his face is partially covered. 


Anyone with any information about who these individuals are or this crime is 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. 



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marathon Street Closures/Parking Restrictions

The Richmond Police Department asks motorists to be mindful of runners, parking restrictions and street closings through the city starting Friday night because of the Anthem Richmond Marathon on Saturday.

Illegally parked vehicles on Broad Street will be towed starting at midnight Friday to make sure the course is clear.

Drivers need to be patient and on the lookout for runners along the routes.

Please be aware of signs restricting parking and detours throughout the city starting at 4 p.m. Friday and continuing through 5 p.m. Saturday.

The following streets will be closed or modified during the designated times:


  • East Grace Street between 3rd and 6th Street will be changed to a two-way traffic pattern from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • 6th Street between Canal and Cary streets will be changed to a two-way traffic pattern from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • East Canal Street between 5th and 6th streets will be changed to a two –way traffic pattern from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday. 
  • Tredegar Street will be closed between Dominion Resources and 7th Street from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Tredegar Street will be closed between 5th and 7th streets from 6 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Saturday. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • 5th Street will be closed between Grace and Tredegar streets from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Cary Street will be closed between 3rd and 12th streets from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Broad Street from Lombardy to Belvidere will be closed all day Saturday.
  • Broad Street (both eastbound and westbound) between 4th Street and the Boulevard will be closed from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Westbound traffic will be detoured north onto 11th Street and west on Leigh Street. No parking will be allowed from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Sheppard Street, east on Marshall Street, north on the Boulevard, east on Leigh Street, south on 10th Street, east on Marshall Street, south on 12th  Street back to Broad Street.
  • Grace Street from Allen Ave. to 4th Street will be closed from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Grace Street will be closed between Boulevard and Allen Ave. from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the HCA Virginia 8K.
  • 3rd Street will be closed from Broad to Main Street from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mulberry Street between Broad and Grace streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the HCA Virginia 8K. No parking will be allowed from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • East Franklin Street between 2nd and 6th streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Lombardy Street between Brook Road and Grace Street will be closed from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • North Boulevard northbound from Broad Street to Hermitage Road will be closed from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hermitage Road northbound from Boulevard to Pope Ave will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon.
  • Hermitage Road northbound between the Boulevard/Westwood and Laburnum Road will be closed from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Brookland Parkway eastbound from Hermitage Road to Lamont Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon
  • Bellevue Avenue from Hermitage Road to the Bryan Park entrance will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the American Family Fitness Half Marathon.
  • Monument Avenue westbound between Mulberry and Chantilly will be closed from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. No parking will be allowed from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Westmoreland between Monument Ave and Grove Ave will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Grove Avenue westbound between Commonwealth and Maple will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Maple Avenue from Grove to Cary Street will be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • The Huguenot Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Northbound traffic on Huguenot Road will be detoured north from Huguenot Road onto Chippenham Parkway to the Willey Bridge.
  • Riverside Dr. will be closed from the Huguenot Bridge to Scottview Drive from 6 a.m. to Noon.
  • Forest Hill Ave. westbound from Roanoke St. to Hathaway Rd. will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Semmes Ave. Westbound from Cowardin Avenue to Forest Hill Avenue will be closed from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday 
  • Belvidere Street northbound at Grace Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The recommended detour will be east on Byrd Street to the Downtown Expressway eastbound to I-95 northbound.
  • Main Street, from Belvidere to Boulevard will be closed from 4 a. m. to 1 p.m. No parking will be allowed from 3 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday 
  • Belvidere Street southbound between Broad and Grace Streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The recommended detour for southbound Belvidere Street will be onto I-95 southbound just north of Leigh Street
  • The southbound exit ramp from the Powhite Parkway to Forest Hill Avenue and the northbound entrance ramp from westbound Forest Hill Avenue onto the Powhite Parkway will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m.
  • There will also be numerous and frequent lane closures along the Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K routes, including closures on:  Broad Street, North Boulevard, Monument Avenue, Grove Avenue, Maple Avenue, Cary Street Road, River Road, Scottview Drive, Forest Hill Avenue, Semmes Avenue, the Lee Bridge, Belvidere Street, West Main Street, Hermitage Road, Fauquier Avenue, Brook Road.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Man Arrested for Robberies & Attempted Robbery

Richmond Police officers have arrested the man responsible for robbing and trying to rob several businesses in the area earlier this week.

Robert C. Hylton, 42, of Chesterfield, has been charged with the Nov. 2 attempted robbery of the Baskin-Robins at 6940 Forest Hill Avenue and the robbery of the Martin’s at 3000 Stony Point Road that same evening.

Chesterfield Police have also charged Hylton with the Nov. 2 robbery of Family Dollar at 8501 Midlothian Turnpike and last night’s robbery of the Donut Connection at 7021 Hull Street Road.


Richmond Police officers located and arrested Hylton in the 2000 block of Maury Street last night.  


Monday, November 4, 2013

Arrest Made in Yorktown Avenue Homicide

Arrest Made in Yorktown Avenue Homicide

The Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in yesterday's homicide.

Shortly after officers arrived on scene of the shooting in the 2400 block of Yorktown Avenue, detectives questioned a person of interest in the case and made an arrest.

Detectives arrested Darryl A. Greaves, 32, of the 2400 block of Yorktown Avenue and charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and shooting into an occupied dwelling. After consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, additional indictments will be sought against Greaves. Greaves' photo is attached.

Detectives are not actively looking for additional suspects at this time.


Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call 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.

AutoZone Attempted Robbery

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify two men in the attached surveillance who attempted to rob a Midlothian Turnpike business at gunpoint this morning.

At approximately 8:35 a.m. today, two men ran into the AutoZone at 5801 Midlothian Turnpike and tried to rob the business at gunpoint. They left without receiving anything.

The suspects are described as two black males, both with thin builds who were last seen wearing masks. One male is approximately 5’8” and the other is approximately 5’11.” They were last seen getting into a smoke gray, four-door SUV, possibly a Jeep.


Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call 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.






Man Sought in Forest Hill Avenue Attempted Robbery/Robbery

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the man in surveillance video who is wanted in connection to a robbery and attempted robbery of two businesses on Forest Hill Avenue this weekend.

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Saturday, a man walked into the Baskin-Robbins store at 6940 Forest Hill Ave. and demanded money from the clerk. He left without receiving anything.

Approximately 20 minutes later, the same man walked into the Martin’s at 3000 Stony Point Road and demanded money from a clerk. He left with an undisclosed amount of money.

He did not display a weapon in either crime. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7” to 5’8” and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds.

Detectives also believe this is the same man who robbed the Family Dollar at 8501 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Anyone with any information about who this man is or these crimes is 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. 

Yorktown Avenue Homicide

Nov. 4, 2013

Yorktown Avenue Homicide

Last night at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Richmond Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 2400 block of Yorktown Avenue. Officers arrived and found a male in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died.

The victim is identified as Jeremy J. Meredith, 21, of the 00 block of Labrook Drive.

Detectives are in the early stages of this homicide investigation.


Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call 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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

RPD Statement on Dog Attack

At approximately 7:45 a.m. today, officers were called to Midlothian Turnpike and Erich Road for a report of a dog bite with injury. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found an individual who had been bitten by one of the dogs and was pinned against a building by two large dogs.  

The man was then taken to the hospital for treatment.

Several officers then rounded up children in the area waiting at bus stops and safely got them on other buses or back home to their parents.

While waiting for Animal Care and Control to respond, the dogs continued to run in the area where children were gathering at school bus stops. At that point, the two dogs were running toward an area where children would soon be waiting for the school bus.

An officer then distracted the dogs, and at that point the dogs charged the officer. The officer then determined he could safely stop the threat and took action. He fired twice and struck both dogs, killing one of them.


The incident is being investigated by the Department’s Internal Affairs Unit and the dogs have been turned over to Animal Care and Control.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Arrests Made in 4 Robberies

Richmond and VCU Police detectives have arrested two men in connection with four downtown robberies and one attempted robbery this past weekend.

Forrell Z. Council, 18, of Henrico, and Leonard L. Bullock, 29, of the 1300 block of Jennie Scher Road, have both been charged with one count each of robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the Oct. 6 armed robbery of a man just at approximately 1 a.m. in the 00 block of South Morris Street.

Richmond and VCU Police officers spotted the suspects a short time later. VCU Police Corporal Cecil Powell recovered the weapon used while VCU Police Officer Doug Dawson and Richmond Police K-9 Officer Monty Agee captured Bullock, pictured above, after a short foot pursuit.

After further investigation by Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry and assistance from VCU Police Officers Jennifer Riemann and Doug Dawson, Council was identified and then arrested by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force on Tuesday.

Additional charges are pending as the men are also suspects in the below crimes:
*a man was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 11:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Colorado Avenue on Oct. 5
*a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 11:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of Colorado Avenue on Oct. 5;
*a man was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Main Street on Oct. 6; and
*two males tried to rob a female at gunpoint at approximately 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Cary Street on Oct. 6.

Officers would like to thank the community for sharing information that has helped identify and arrest these individuals.






RPD Mounted Squad to Host NAPEC; Public Invited to Watch for Free

The Richmond Police Department is proud to host the North American Police Equestrian Championships this weekend and invites the public to come out and watch the free event!

“We are grateful that NAPEC chose Richmond as the venue for this year’s event,” Chief Ray J. Tarasovic said. “It will be an honor for the Richmond Police Department, as the host, to lead the ride down Monument Avenue.”

The competition will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell. It will include different skill levels in an obstacle course as well as equitation levels.

“We are excited and proud to have law enforcement agencies from across North America here for this great conference, especially on its 30th anniversary,” Mounted Squad Sergeant John Barkley said. “We encourage everyone to come out to watch and learn about the different things a police horse can do.”

For the first time, the group will also be taking the visiting officers and their horses on a ride through the city starting at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Diamond and heading down Monument Avenue.

There will be law enforcement mounted squads from Canada, Louisiana, New York, Michigan, Minnesota and the National Park Service, among others.


For more information on the event, including sponsoring a basket of treats for the competing horses, please go to www.napecinc.org

Friday, October 4, 2013

West Broad Street Homicide

Richmond Police detectives have arrested and charged a man in connection with last night’s homicide on West Broad Street.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers received a call for shots fired in a parking lot in the 500 block of West Broad Street. Officers were on scene within a minute and found Marquis J. Richardson, 18, of Chester, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. He died at the scene.

Quintin Washington, 28, of the 3900 block of Delmont Street, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and use of firearm in commission of a felony.

Detectives believe an argument between the pair, who knew each other, was the motive for the shooting.


They are still in the early stages of the investigation and ask 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. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Suspects Sought in Weekend 7-Eleven Robbery

October 1, 2013

Suspects Sought in Weekend 7-Eleven Robbery

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify the two men shown in surveillance video who are wanted in connection to the robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store this weekend.

At approximately 3:42 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, an employee reported two masked, unknown males robbed him at gunpoint in the store at 4601 W. Broad St.

The suspects can be seen in the surveillance video as they entered the store. They robbed the store of cash and fled on foot westbound on West Broad Street.

Anyone with information about these suspects or this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.