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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Arrests Made, Suspect Sought in Boulevard Homicide


Richmond Police detectives have charged two people, but are still looking for a third in connection to a homicide that occurred earlier this month.

Jimmar Payne, 21, and Sheanne U. Rivera, 20, both of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Their mugshots are not available for release.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate J’Wa E. Charlery, 19, also of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, on the same charge. His photo is attached.

The charge stems from the Nov. 2 homicide of Eboniece M. Escobar, 22, of New York, New York, at the Clarion Hotel at 3207 N. Boulevard just before 10 p.m. When officers arrived that day, they found the victim inside a hotel room suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.


Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime or Charlery’s whereabouts 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.



J’Wa E. Charlery




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Arrests Made in Warwick Village Drive Homicide

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with an October murder on the city’s Southside.

Christopher Burch, 19, of the 3000 block of Enslow Avenue, was arrested this afternoon in Orange County, Florida, by the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, which worked closely with the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond. Burch was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Timothy O’Neal Bullock, 36, of the 3200 block of Woodrow Avenue, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force on Oct. 29 and indicted for murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony on Nov. 5. His mugshot is attached.

Bobby Lee Harris, 20, of the 1500 block of Blair Street, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force on Nov. 5 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. His mugshot is attached.

All three were charged in connection with the murder of Darius C. Artis, 24, of the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive, that occurred at approximately 8:46 p.m. on Oct. 19 at his residence.

Detectives would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance with this case.




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Larceny Suspect Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to find a man who stole a Richmond Ambulance Authority laptop from a hospital.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Oct. 31, a man was captured on surveillance stealing a Panasonic Toughbook off of a stretcher inside Richmond Community Hospital at 1500 N. 28th St.

The suspect can be seen below and is described as a black male, age 20 to 25, who was last seen wearing a green hoodie with black stars all over it, dark pants and a black, draw-string backpack with the logo “Jordan 23” on it.


Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to call First Precinct Detective A.G. Partain at (804) 646-1290 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.


Marathon Street Closures/Parking Restrictions

The Richmond Police Department asks motorists to be mindful of runners, parking restrictions and street closings throughout the city starting Friday night because of the Anthem Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K 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.
  • Tredegar from 5th to the footbridge will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m. on 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. 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Victim Identified in North Boulevard Homicide

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Sunday’s homicide as Eboniece M. Escobar, 22, of New York, New York.

Officers were called to the Clarion Hotel at 3207 N. Boulevard just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 for a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they found the victim inside a hotel room suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.


Detectives are following up on several strong leads in this case and 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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Arrest Made in Coalter Street Homicide

Arrest Made in Coalter Street Homicide
The Richmond Police Department has made one arrest in connection with Sunday’s Coalter Street homicide.

Detectives arrested a 16-year-old male who lives in the 1300 block of Coalter Street.

The juvenile has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied building, burglary while armed and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

At approximately 1:25 a.m., Sunday, officers were called to the 1400 block of Coalter Street for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and found Zyemontae Redd, 15, of the 4300 block of Hillbrook Avenue, Henrico, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Two other males found in the area of Coalter and Redd streets were suffering from gunshot wounds that detectives believe occurred during the same incident. Their injuries are not life threatening.

Detectives received multiple tips from the community that aided the investigation and wish to thank citizens for their assistance. Detectives believe there may be more than one suspect in this case and ask the public to continue to provide information.


Detectives ask anyone with information 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.

Burglary Suspect Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to find a man wanted in connection to two gas station burglaries.

On Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, a male broke into the Exxon at 6101 Jahnke Road and stole beer and cigarettes.

Detectives have identified as Brandon C. Slaughter, 27, of the 800 block of Hockett Road in Manakin Sabot, as a suspect and have taken out three felony warrants for his arrest in connection to both burglaries. His photo is below.


Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked 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.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arrest Made in Westover Hills Boulevard Double Homicide/Shooting

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide that occurred last week.

Detectives identified Rashard S. Cutler, 21, of the 600 block of Woodhaven Drive, as a suspect and Second Precinct officers spotted him and arrested him late Monday night. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the double homicides that occurred Oct. 19.

At approximately 2:27 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, officers received a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. They arrived on scene within minutes and found three people who had been shot.

Elijah D. Gee, 24, of the 4800 block of Red Oak Lane, and Antonio M. Sherman, 18, of the 300 block of Payne Street in Lynchburg, died at the scene. A 19-year-old female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition.

Detectives believe the shootings stemmed from an argument at a party, and are following up on several leads.


This investigation remains ongoing and detectives are still asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Rashard S. Cutler



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Suspect Sought in Attempted Robbery

Suspect Sought in Attempted Robbery

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who attempted a commercial robbery this month.

At approximately 6:25 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, an unknown male walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 1801 Hull St. and attempted to rob the business. The suspect is described as a white male, late 40’s, wearing a white jacket, blue jeans, black shoes and a black knit cap.

The suspect claimed to have a firearm and threatened employees but never displayed a weapon and left without stealing anything. He fled on foot in the direction of Bainbridge Street. There were no injuries.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity 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.


Suspicious Person Sought

Suspicious Person Sought
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Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a man who attempted to break into a shed last week.

He can be seen in the attached surveillance image and in the surveillance video.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Sunday, October 19, an unknown male walked into the yard of a home in the 600 block of North 28th Street and attempted to break into a shed. He was unsuccessful and walked away. 


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Richmond Police Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 646-3395 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, October 27, 2014

Victim Identified in Coalter Street Homicide

Victim Identified in Coalter Street Homicide
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Sunday morning’s homicide on Coalter Street as Zyemontae Redd, 15, of the 4300 block of Hillbrook Avenue, Henrico.

At approximately 1:25 a.m., officers were called to the 1400 block of Coalter Street for the report of shots fired.

Officers arrived and found Redd and two other males in the area of Coalter and Redd streets suffering from gunshot wounds. The two wounded males were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Detectives are following up on several leads.


Detectives ask anyone with information 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, October 23, 2014

Midlothian Turnpike Hotel Robbery Suspects Sought

Midlothian Turnpike Hotel Robbery Suspects Sought

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify three males in the attached photos wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred in a Midlothian Turnpike hotel room earlier this month.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, three males entered a hotel room of the Richmond Inn at 6346 Midlothian Turnpike. The suspects displayed a handgun, struck the male victim in the head and robbed him of cash and the keys to his car. The suspects then stole the victim’s car.

All three black male suspects are of similar description: 18-25 years of age, six feet tall and approximately 160 pounds.

The first suspect wore a “Chevrolet” tee shirt, the second suspect wore a “Polo” zippered vest and the third suspect (covering his face in the photo) wore a plaid shirt.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of these suspects 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, October 20, 2014

Richmond Joins 'Nextdoor' for Online Outreach to Residents

Richmond Joins 'Nextdoor' for Online Outreach to Residents

WHO:                         Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                                    Chief Ray J. Tarasovic
                                    Nextdoor representative
            
WHAT:                        Richmond Joins ‘Nextdoor’ – Online Outreach to Residents 
            
WHEN:                        10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21
            
WHERE:                       Richmond Police Department Headquarters
            
BACKGROUND:           The city of Richmond will announce a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. The city’s use of the service will be launched with the Richmond Police Department.

This powerful tool is just another way the city will provide outreach to residents,” Mayor Dwight C. Jones said. “With the use of Nextdoor, we can send targeted safety messages and general updates to specific neighborhoods in an efficient, focused way.”

Nextdoor is free for residents and the city. Each neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood.

Our sector lieutenants and other Department representatives will be able to communicate focused, hyper-local info directly to the neighborhoods or sections of the city they wish to target,” Chief Ray J. Tarasovic said. “Now we can share safety updates, neighborhood meeting reminders and even dates and times of our neighborhood walkthroughs right to your inbox.”

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com/richmond and enter their home address.


There will be a demonstration of how the service works at the event. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Midlothian Turnpike Barricaded Male Update

Richmond Police detectives have a charged a man with attempted capital murder of a police officer and attempted murder in connection with yesterday’s incident on Midlothian Turnpike.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the Cloverleaf Inn Motel at 5456 Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a domestic incident. A female reported her boyfriend had shot at her.

As officers pulled up, the male then shot at one of the officers from inside the motel room. That’s when officers backed up and called for additional resources.

Midlothian Turnpike was shut down in both directions between German School and Covington roads for approximately three hours while they negotiated with the armed male inside a motel room.

He surrendered to officers at approximately 6:45 p.m.


He has been identified as Paris A. Loving-Johnson, 22, of the 4400 block of Pano Court in Chesterfield. Loving-Johnson has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, attempted murder in the first degree as well as served with warrants for two counts of domestic assault and battery, failure to pay child support and felony destruction of property.



UPDATE Westover Hills Boulevard Double Homicide/Shooting

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victims of an early morning double homicide yesterday and are continuing their investigation.

At approximately 2:27 a.m. Sunday, officers received a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. They arrived on scene within minutes and found three people who had been shot.

Elijah D. Gee, 24, of the 4800 block of Red Oak Lane, and Antonio M. Sherman, 18, of the 300 block of Payne Street in Lynchburg, died at the scene.

A 19-year-old female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is now in stable condition.

Detectives believe the shootings stemmed from an argument at a party, and are following up on several leads.


They ask anyone with information about this incident 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.

UPDATE Warwick Village Drive Homicide

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of last night’s homicide as Darius C. Artis, 24, of the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive.

At approximately 8:46 p.m. Sunday, officers received a call for a person shot inside a residence. They arrived within minutes and found Artis deceased inside his residence.

Detectives are currently looking for two armed suspects, described as follows:

Suspect one is described as a heavy-set black male with dark skin in his 20s or 30s, between 6’0” to 6’3” with a low cut haircut. He was last seen wearing a black faded hoodie, blue jeans and a red bandana in his pocket. He possibly goes by the name “Holiday”. 

Suspect two is described as a heavy-set black male with a stocky build and brown skin who was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants.


Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Warwick Village Drive Homicide

Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a homicide investigation on the city’s Southside this evening.

At approximately 8:46 p.m. today, officers received a call for a person shot inside a residence in the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive.

Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found an adult male in his mid 20s suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.


Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident 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.

Westover Hills Boulevard Double Homicide/Shooting

Richmond Police detectives are in the early stages of a double homicide and shooting investigation on the city’s Southside this morning.

At approximately 2:27 a.m. today, officers received a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. They arrived on scene within minutes and found three people who had been shot.

Two males died at the scene and a female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives believe the shootings stemmed from an argument at a party.


They ask anyone with information about this incident 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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Broad Rock Road Homicide

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

Officers received a call at approximately 7:50 p.m. yesterday for a report of a person shot in the 3600 block of East Broad Rock Road. They arrived within minutes and found an adult male suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Tyfon A. Clark, 24, of the 4200 block of Vial Road.


Detectives ask anyone with information about this incident 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 16, 2014

Uppy’s Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Sought

Uppy’s Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Sought

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The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect in the attached photos and video (sent separately) who robbed an Uppy’s convenience store this week.

At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, a man wearing a mask and wig entered the store at 2753 W. Broad St. and robbed the business at gunpoint.

There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds. The man wore a silver and gray wig and an old-man-type mask. He was last seen wearing grey trousers, a dark-colored shirt and sneakers. 


Anyone with any information about these suspects’ identity or this crime is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 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.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Arrest Made in Hanover Avenue Assaults

Arrest Made in Hanover Avenue Assaults
 
Richmond Police detectives have arrested a man for the assaults and robbery Monday night on Hanover Avenue.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday, detectives from Third Precinct’s Focus Mission Team, with the assistance of Chesterfield Police, arrested the suspect without incident in Chesterfield County.

Allen A. Kelly, 46, of the 5800 block of Westover Village Drive, has been charged with robbery and malicious wounding. His photo is attached.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Monday, officers were called to the 3100 block of Hanover Avenue for a report of an assault. A man and a woman were walking on Hanover Avenue when they were assaulted with a blunt object and robbed.


“This is a great example of good police work and follow-up,” said Area 2 Major Michael Shamus. “We’d like to thank our media partners and the public for their help in identifying the suspect. We also would like to recognize the excellent coordination with local law enforcement agencies which allowed us to quickly arrest the suspect in this violent robbery.”

Convenience Store Burglary Suspects Sought

Convenience Store Burglary Suspects Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify the men who broke into a convenience store last month.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday, September 29, two men broke through a door of the closed OMG Convenience Store at 3050 Nine Mile Road and stole boxes of cigarettes.

One of the suspects can be seen in the attached surveillance image and both can be seen on the surveillance video.


Anyone with any information about these men or this crime is asked to call First Precinct Detective Michael Kirby at (804) 646-0675 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.



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Support the Special Olympics by Driving Your Car around Richmond International Raceway This Sunday!

Have you ever sat in the stands at Richmond International Raceway or watched a NASCAR race on TV and wondered what it feels like to drive on the track?

Well, starting at noon this Sunday, Oct. 12, you can get the experience you’ve been looking for, with all of the benefits going to a couple of great causes!

For $20, participants 18 and older can drive their car or motorcycle for five laps on RIR’s unique ¾-mile track, as they follow the pace car and get a feel for the banks and turns. Pre-registrations are encouraged online at www.rir.com/specialolympics until 3 p.m. today. Drive-up registration begins at noon. There is no additional cost or age requirement for passengers.

All proceeds raised will go to RIR CARES, which benefits various local charities, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Officers from local agencies will be volunteering at the event.

“Bring the minivan or the Harley, and help us support our community,” said Capt. Harvey Powers, the Richmond Police Department’s coordinator of efforts to support the Special Olympics.

If inclement weather affects the event, a note will be posted on the Facebook pages of both the Richmond Police Department and the Richmond International Raceway on Sunday morning. (www.Facebook.com/RichmondPolice and www.Facebook.com/RichmondInternationalRaceway )


MEDIA NOTE: Captain Powers will be available for interviews at Richmond International Raceway, on the track, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Please contact the Public Affairs Unit’s Dionne Waugh to schedule.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Roanoke Street Homicides

Richmond Police detectives have identified the four individuals found shot to death in a domestic-related incident last night on the Southside.

At approximately 8:21 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a call for shots fired at 100 E. Roanoke St. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found Adreena D. Gary, 19, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, shot outside the front door of the residence on the sidewalk. She died at the scene.

Inside the home, officers found Michelle S. Kelly, 22, and Keytrell Kelly, 2, both of the 1800 block of Southlawn Avenue; and Traymont B. Burton, 21, of the 100 block of East Roanoke Street. All three suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Burton and Michelle Kelly were ex-romantic partners and parents of Keytrell. Gray was a friend of Michelle Kelly.


Based on detectives’ investigation, they have determined that Burton shot all three individuals before turning the gun on himself. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hanover Assault Suspect Sought

Hanover Assault Suspect Sought

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a man who used a hammer-like object to assault and rob two people Monday night.

The suspect and the suspect vehicle can be seen in the attached surveillance images.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. Monday, an unknown male approached a man and woman who were walking in the 3100 block of Hanover Avenue and assaulted both victims. He then took the woman’s purse and fled east on Hanover Avenue on foot.

The woman was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The injuries were serious but not considered life threatening.

The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt and a white ball cap. Detectives believe he left the area in a dark-colored four-door Chevy that they believe is a newer model.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Richmond Police Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 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.



Chat Website Robbery Suspects Sought

Chat Website Robbery Suspects Sought
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the men who robbed a victim after luring him to a meeting last month.

They can be seen in the attached surveillance image.

At approximately 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, a male victim arrived at a location in the 1400 block of Oakhurst Lane for a planned meeting with a female that he had made contact with on a chat website. As the victim waited for the meeting, the two males approached and robbed him of cash, clothing and his car.

Detectives believe the two suspects conspired to lure and rob him.

The first suspect is a black male, 30-35 years of age, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has a small facial hair goatee.

The second suspect is a black male, 30-35 years of age, 5’ 6” tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has a full facial hair goatee.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the men’s identity to call Richmond Police 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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Missing Man Sought

Missing Man Sought

The Richmond Police Department is asking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man.
George D. Campbell, 69, missing from the 100 block of East Belt Boulevard, is a white male, 5’8” tall and 150 pounds. He has blue eyes and gray hair. His photo is attached.

Campbell is suffering from a medical condition.


Anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of George Campbell is asked to call Detective Rahsaan Wigfall at (804) 646-6764 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. 


Suspects Sought in Motor Vehicle Theft

Oct. 1, 2014

Suspects Sought in Motor Vehicle Theft

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify and find the men in these surveillance photos who stole a motor vehicle this week.

Between 7:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, the men stole a truck that was located in the 1600 block of Summit Avenue.

The men, both white males, stole a 1996 Ford F-350 that is white in color. The truck has a camper cab on the back.


Anyone who has any information on these men’s identities or this crime is asked to call Detective James Higgins at 646-3186 or 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, September 25, 2014

Arrest Made in Redd Street Assaults

Richmond Police detectives have arrested one juvenile female and additional arrests will be made in the case of an assault caught on video Sunday night in the city’s East End.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to the 1900 block of Redd Street for a report of a fight. After further investigation, which includes the review of video of the incident, detectives arrested a teen female yesterday and charged her with one felony count of inciting a riot and three counts of misdemeanor assault. Additional charges are pending.

Detectives are continuing to review the video to identify other individuals involved in the incident.


They ask anyone with any information about this incident or additional video to please 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, September 22, 2014

Suspect Identified, Sought in Hull Street Homicides/Shootings

The Richmond Police Department has identified the suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of four people last week, but need the public’s help to find him.

Mark “Clean Up” Skeete, 28, of no fixed address, is wanted on two charges of attempted murder and two charges use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting of two men on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive.

Skeete is also a suspect in the shooting deaths of Saquenta Dixon and Andre Todd, both 26 and of the 5300 block of Hull Street, on Monday, Sept. 15, in the 5300 block of Hull Street.


Detectives believe Skeete is still in the Richmond area and ask anyone with any information about his whereabouts to call the Department’s Tipline at 514-TIPS 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.

Mark “Clean Up” Skeete

Westover Village Drive Homicide

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

At approximately 4 p.m. today, officers were called to the 5800 block of Westover Village Drive for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found an adult male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

He was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment and later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Jazztyne Johnson, 30, and he was shot inside his residence in the 5800 block of Westover Village Drive.

Detectives do not believe this shooting was random and are following up on several strong leads.


They ask anyone with any information about this incident to please 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, September 17, 2014

Person of Interest & Vehicle Sought in Hull Street Homicides/Shootings

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify a person of interest and find a vehicle wanted in connection with Monday’s double homicide and this morning’s double shooting.

Detectives believe the same person committed both crimes.

The person of interest is described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’6” and about 32 years old. He also has a New York accent and a stained or discolored tooth with a black line across it.

He was last seen Monday night wearing a black doo rag, all black clothing and a shirt with a white diamond on the front. Today, victims described him as having a goatee and wearing white shoes and gray sweatpants.

The vehicle is described as tan-colored, 2004 Nissan Sentra with the Virginia license plate “VAK 2807.”

Today’s shooting of two adult males occurred at approximately 1:07 a.m. in the 600 block of Warwick Village Drive. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 10:37 p.m. on Monday, officers were called to the 5300 block of Hull Street for a report of two individuals who had been shot. When they arrived, they found Saquenta Dixon and Andre Todd, both 26 and of the 5300 block of Hull Street, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both died at the scene.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this individual, this vehicle or this crime is asked to call the Department’s Tipline at 514-TIPS 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, September 16, 2014

Graffiti Vandal Sought

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a man who vandalized a parking sign and the side of a building.

At approximately 4 a.m. on Aug. 28, an unknown male vandalized two objects in the 100 block of West Marshall Street.

He is described as a male with a thin build, full beard, approximately 5’10” tall and sleeve tattoos on both arms. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, tank top, dark stretch jeans and light-colored shoes.

He can be seen in the below surveillance images.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Fourth Precinct Environmental Officer Robert Capocelli at (804) 646-6072 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.