Thursday, December 31, 2015

Suspects Sought in Shooting on Mechanicsville Turnpike


December 30, 2015

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals in the picture, who are suspects in a shooting that occurred in the city’s east end.

At approximately 8:05 p.m. on December 19, officers were called to the 1600 block of Spotsylvania Street for a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found a juvenile male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation quickly revealed the shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike. Prior to the incident, four individuals involved were captured on surveillance video as was a vehicle of interest, which is seen parking at the beginning of the video.

Anyone with information about any of these individuals is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jamie Baynes at 646-3617 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.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Pedestrian Fatality on Jefferson Davis Highway


December 26, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred last night near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Terminal Avenue.

At approximately 7:48 p.m. yesterday, a police officer was flagged down in the 3000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway by bystanders who said a person had been struck by a vehicle.

A pedestrian attempting to cross Jefferson Davis Highway was struck by a 2006 Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway, causing him to fall to the ground. A southbound 2003 Pontiac Grand AM then struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

Bernard W. Gusti, 70, of the 4100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team responded to the scene where they interviewed the drivers and witnesses and took measurements. No charges are pending at this time, but the incident remains under investigation, and officers are consulting with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sergeant Scott Jones at 646-1369 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.

North 29th Street Homicide Victim Identified


December 25, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in a homicide that occurred last night in Creighton Court.

At approximately 10:02 p.m., officers were called to the 2000 block of North 29th Street for a report of a shooting. Within minutes, they located Traquan Holmes, 18, of the 1300 block of Coalter Street, who appeared to be unconscious and was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detectives are actively working all available leads in this case. They will recanvas the area to gather additional information as part of their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Victoria Griffith-Matko at 646-3912 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Monday, December 21, 2015

More Packages Stolen – Suspect Sought

December 21, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify another man in the picture who is suspected of stealing packages from porches.

At approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, the suspect was captured on home security video taking a package from a porch of a home on North Boulevard. He is described as a black male wearing dark pants, a blue jacket and flip flops. The video shows him leaving the area on foot.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or 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.


Detectives suggest not having packages delivered to your home when you are not available to receive them. This creates an opportunity for someone to steal your parcels. Detectives suggest having packages delivered to your place of business or to a trusted neighbor.


Missing Person Sought


December 21, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Rodney W. Jones, who is autistic and may be unfamiliar with the area. His photo is attached.

Jones, 24, was last seen yesterday morning near his home in the 4200 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

Jones is described as 6-foot, 1-inch tall black male, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has dark hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown boots and a black, green and yellow football jersey with Jamaica written on the back.

Anyone with information about Rodney Jones is asked to call Major Crimes Detective David Burt at 646-3913 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
 
             Rodney Jones
 

Arrests Made in Old Brook Road Homicide


December 21, 2015

Within 24 hours of a homicide Saturday night that took the life of a young girl, the Richmond Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the case.

Dwight Q. Jackson, 20, of the 500 Windomere Avenue, and Shaquille D. Maxwell, 20, of the 700 block of Windomere Avenue, were taken into custody Sunday night by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. They have each been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Photos are not being provided at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

At approximately 9:28 p.m. Saturday, December 19, officers were called to the 4900 block of Old Brook Road for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, they located Amiya Moses, 12, of the 1400 block of Treehaven Drive, at the rear of the building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey at 646-6743 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.

Old Brook Road Homicide Victim Identified

December 20, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in a homicide that occurred last night in the city’s north side.

At approximately 9:28 p.m., officers were called to the 4900 block of Old Brook Road for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, they located Amiya Moses, 12, of the 1400 block of Treehaven Drive, at the rear of the building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives canvassed the area and are actively working all available leads in the case. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey at 646-6743 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.

Carmine Street Homicide Victim Identified

December 20, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in a homicide that occurred yesterday evening in Whitcomb Court.

A few minutes before 6:30 p.m., officers were called to the 2300 block of Carmine Street for reports of shots fired and a person down. Upon arrival, they located two victims in a grassy area between apartment buildings. One victim, identified as Jaquan Clark, 18, of the 2800 block of Broad Rock Boulevard, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A third victim was found a short distance away suffering from a gunshot wound. The two injured men were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives are actively working all available leads in the case and continue to gather information about this incident as part of their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Richard Edwards at 646-0606 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.

Old Brook Road Homicide

December 20, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred last night in the city’s north side.

At approximately 9:28 p.m., officers were called to the 4900 block of Old Brook Road for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile female at the rear of the building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Detectives canvassed the area and are actively working all available leads in the case. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call
Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey at 646-6743 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.

Midlothian Turnpike Homicide

December 19, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning on Midlothian Turnpike.

At approximately 1:14 a.m., officers responded to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike in reference to reports of a person shot. Within minutes of their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Anthony C. Herndon, 42, of the 4200 block of Fayette Circle in Henrico County. 

Detectives are actively working all available leads and continue to gather additional information as part of the ongoing investigation.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 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, December 16, 2015

Pedestrian Fatality on Hull Street


December 16, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on the city’s south side last night.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. yesterday, a pedestrian attempting to cross Hull Street was struck by a 1998 GMC pickup truck traveling southwest in the 4300 block of Hull Street toward Woodhaven Drive. The pedestrian, Charles E. Campbell Jr., 52, of the 3400 block of Clydewood Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team responded to the scene, where they interviewed the driver and witnesses and took measurements. No charges are expected at this time.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sergeant Berkley Eikerenkoetter at 646-1707 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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Suspect Sought in Credit Card Theft


December 15, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the photo who is a suspect in a theft that occurred earlier this month in the Woodland Heights neighborhood.

On the afternoon of December 4, the suspect is believed to have taken a wallet from a vehicle parked along West 33rd Street. That evening the victim’s credit card, which was inside the wallet, was used at a supermarket in Church Hill.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video at the store where the card was used. He was wearing jeans, a dark shirt and jacket, white sneakers and a New York Yankees hat.

Anyone who has information about this person 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.
 
 

Community Walk in Downtown Business Corridor

December 15, 2015

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      3:30 p.m. today, December 15, 2015

WHERE:                    Parking Lot Across from Police Headquarters, 200 W. Grace Street

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham will lead his Command Staff on a walk this afternoon through the Downtown Business Corridor along Broad, Grace and Marshall streets. During the walk, officers will speak with community members and business owners about safety concerns they may have and what they’d like to see more of from the Richmond Police Department.

Sector 413 Lt. Victor Greene noted that Theft from Motor Vehicles is a continuing cause for concern in the area, but overall property crime is down 12% and there has been a 29% reduction in violent crime.

“These significant reductions would not have been possible without the help of our citizens,” Lt. Greene said. “But we have more work to do, and together our police-community partnership can reduce these numbers even more.”

This event is the latest in a series of walks conducted on a monthly basis by the Richmond Police Department in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Scam Alert


December 15, 2015

Richmond Police detectives are warning citizens about a scam in which callers are posing as employees of the Sheriff’s Office.

Over the past month, detectives have been alerted to numerous occurrences of this scam. An individual receives a call from someone stating they are with the Sheriff’s Office who calls claiming there are warrants for that person’s arrest. The caller then asks the person to obtain gift cards for specific dollar amounts and provide the card numbers for payment in order to clear the warrants.

“No employee of the Sheriff’s Office – in Richmond or elsewhere – will ever call you requesting payment,” said Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley. “If you receive a call from someone asking for money in any form and you suspect it to be a scam, please alert your local police department.”

Of the reports made to the Richmond Police Department, none of the individuals contacted provided any money to the callers who contacted them.

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of this or any other scam is asked to call the Richmond Police non-emergency line at 646-5100 to file a police report.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Suspect Sought in Commercial Robbery


December 12, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred today at a gas station convenience store in Richmond. Detectives believe this same suspect is possibly responsible for several similar robberies that have occurred from Richmond to Washington D.C.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., a male entered the Circle K convenience store, located at the Exxon gas station at 2753 W. Broad St.  The male brandished a handgun and stole cash from the employee.

He fled on foot. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, 35-40 years old, approximately six feet tall and weighs approximately 150-160 pounds. He has brown hair and short facial hair. His photo is attached.

Anyone who has information about this person 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, December 11, 2015

Arrest Made in Hickory Street Homicide

December 11, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a man for a fatal shooting during a robbery earlier this week.

Quinshawn M. Futrell, 19, of the 400 block of W. Duval St., was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force last night. Futrell is currently charged with Malicious Wounding, Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm in a Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
The shooting occurred at approximately 8:42 a.m., Wed., Dec. 9, in an alley near the 1200 block of Hickory Street. The victim, Louis R. Bullock, 21, of the 300 block of Avondale Road, Portsmouth, VA was shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital with severe, life-threatening injuries. He died last night.

The Richmond Police Department asks anyone with any information about this incident to call Christopher Foultz at (804) 646-6996 or 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.

A booking photo is not yet available.

Suspect Sought for Theft of Packages


December 11, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the man in the picture who is suspected of stealing packages from porches.

On December 2, the suspect was captured on home security video taking packages from a porch in the lower Randolph area of the city.  He is described as a black male wearing dark pants, a dark jacket and a black hat. The video shows him leaving the area on a bike and carrying a large blue duffel bag with red stripes.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or 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.
 
 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Arrest Made in Triple Shooting

December 10, 2015

The Richmond Police has arrested a Richmond man and charged him with a triple shooting that occurred earlier this week
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Gregory R. Alston, 18, of the 1700 block of N. 29th St. has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

The shootings occurred shortly before 10:00 a.m., Tues., Dec. 8, inside a residence at the corner of N. 34th and R Streets. Three adult males each suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Richmond Police Department asks anyone with any information about this incident to call Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or 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.


             Gregory R. Alston


Arrests Made in Armed Robbery Shooting

December 10, 2015

Last night, Richmond Police officers arrested two people minutes after they robbed and shot a woman on the city’s south side.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, at approximately 11:53 p.m., RPD officers responded to the 400 block of Westover Hills Blvd. for a report of a person shot. An adult female victim was located and transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. She told officers she was shot during an armed robbery by three individuals in which jackets, cell phones and wallets were taken from her and two of her friends.

Minutes later, an RPD officer spotted two people fitting the description not far from the crime scene. Although they attempted to flee, they were quickly apprehended. All the stolen property was recovered.

The suspects, Carsino Johnson, Jr., 20, of the 2200 block of Apollo Road and Jasmine Johnson, 23, of the 3200 block of 5th Avenue have been charged with Armed Robbery and the Use of A Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. They are cousins.

Detective are working to identify and locate the third suspect.

The Richmond Police Department asks anyone with any information about this incident to call Kevin Hughes at (804) 385-7269 or 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.

             Carsino Johnson



















Jasmine Johnson

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Suspect Sought for Stealing License Plates


December 9, 2015
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the man in the photos who is suspected of stealing license plates last week.

On Friday, Dec. 4, at approximately 4:14 p.m., the suspect removed several license plates from vehicles in a parking lot in the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

The suspect left the scene in the minivan which is also pictured.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person or vehicle to call Third Precinct Detective Harry Brown at (804) 646-1109 or 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.





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Anwar Phillips Charged in Two Homicide Cases


December 8, 2015

Richmond Police detectives have charged Anwar Phillips in connection with two homicides that occurred last month in the city’s south side. He has been in custody since November 20.

Anwar R. Phillips, 30, of the 2200 block of Keswick Avenue, was charged Monday night with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder related to the November 16 homicide of Frank McCray and the November 10 homicide of Rolando Salas. No booking photo is available at this time.

Detectives believe Phillips was known to at least one victim in each incident and that the cases are related. Neither shooting is believed to be random.

Phillips, who was wanted for the November 16 shootings at Blue Ridge Apartments, was taken into custody last month in Henrico County and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in the hospital in the custody of the Richmond Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 9:25 p.m. on November 16, officers responded to the 300 block of Red Ash Road for a report of shots fired. They quickly located three individuals suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Frank A. McCray, 49, of the 5700 block of Kendall Road, was found unresponsive in the rear yard of the building. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims – an adult male and a juvenile girl under age 10 – were found inside the residence.

The second charge stems from a homicide that occurred about a week prior on Talbert Drive.

Around 9:53 p.m. on November 10, officers responded to the 1400 block of Talbert Drive for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they found the body of Rolando D. Salas, 30, of the 6900 block of Beulah Oaks Lane in Chesterfield County, lying on the side of the roadway. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Johnathan P. Moseley, 26, of the 4600 block of Keithwood Drive in Petersburg, has also been arrested in connection with the November 10 homicide. He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Anyone with further information in these cases is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jeffrey Crewell at (804) 201-3829 or Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at 804 646-4494. They can also contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Arrest Made in Talbert Drive Homicide

December 7, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a Petersburg man in connection with the homicide of Rolando Salas, which occurred in early November.

Johnathan P. Moseley, 26, of the 4600 block of Keithwood Drive in Petersburg, was arrested this morning and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. His photo is attached.
  
At approximately 9:53 p.m. on November 10, officers responded to the 1400 block of Talbert Drive for a report of shots fired. Within minutes they discovered the body of Rolando D. Salas, 30, of the 6900 block of Beulah Oaks Lane in Chesterfield County, lying on the side of the roadway. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.


Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at 804 646-4494 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.

           Johnathan P. Moseley

Friday, December 4, 2015

Missing Woman Sought


December 4, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman, Andrea Watkins-Simmons. Her photo is attached.

Watkins-Simmons, 35, of the 1400 block of Clarkson Road, was reported missing on November 25. However, she has been seen as recently as yesterday. Her 2-year-old stepdaughter, Ariellisa Simmons, is currently in her custody, but she is not considered missing. Her photo is attached as she and her stepmother are likely to be seen together. 

Watkins-Simmons is a black female, 5-foot-3-inches tall and approximately 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about Andrea Watkins-Simmons is asked to call Major Crimes Officer Rahsaan Wigfall  at (804) 646-6769 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.
 
 
               Andrea Watkins-Simmons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  Ariellisa Simmons
 

 

Suspect in Church Hill Robbery Arrested


December 4, 2015

With the help of the community, the Richmond Police Department has identified and arrested a Richmond man in connection with a robbery that occurred last week.

Kenneth L. Artis, 49, of the 3100 block of M Street, was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies.

“We would like to thank the community that came forward and gave us a clearer picture of what happened, and ultimately helped us solve this case,” said First Precinct Lt. Dan Minton following a public appeal Richmond Police made for surveillance photos and video that could help clarify the incident.

Around 1 a.m. on November 25, a female driver was stopped in the Chimborazo neighborhood when the suspect approached her vehicle and got into the passenger seat.  The pair drove a few blocks away to Chimborazo Park, where the suspect stole cash, a mobile phone and credit cards before fleeing on foot through the park towards the dog park area.

Investigation revealed that there was a connection between the suspect and victim. Detectives believe this was an isolated incident.

There were no injuries.

Detectives ask anyone with an image of the suspect or any information about this incident to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or 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.


 

Arrest Made in Finchley Place Homicide


December 4, 2015

A Hanover County man has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred last month on the city’s south side.

Jeffrey L. Michaux Jr., 24, of the 11000 block of Cobbs Road in Glen Allen, was arrested yesterday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

At approximately 12:09 a.m. on November 16, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the St. John’s Wood apartment complex. Upon arrival they discovered the body of Ashley Davis, 33, of the 1000 block of Finchley Place, lying in the woods across the parking lot from an apartment building in the 1000 block of Finchley Place.

While off duty, a Richmond Police officer spotted Jeffrey Michaux, who was wanted in connection with the homicide, at a business in Hanover County. The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with Richmond Police to take the suspect into custody and serve both warrants for the above charges.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jamie Baynes at 804 646-3617 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.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Arrest Made in Bradford Road Homicide


December 2, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a Richmond man in connection with the March homicide of David Briggs.

Alexander S. Briggs, 19, of the 2400 block of Flint Street, was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He is not related to the victim.

At approximately 1:38 p.m. on March 29, officers responded to the 2100 block of Bradford Road for a report of a person shot. They located David L. Briggs, 28, of the 3400 block of Frank Road, lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. Briggs was transported to a local hospital where he died of his wounds.

On Monday, December 1, officers working in the area of Ruffin Road observed Alexander Briggs, who was wanted in connection with the homicide. He attempted to flee from the officers, but was taken into custody without incident. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Joseph Fultz at (804) 646-3929 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 30, 2015

Southwood Parkway Homicide Victim Identified


November 30, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of a homicide that happened Saturday morning at Southwood Apartments.

At approximately 3:25 a.m. on November 28, an officer on patrol was flagged down by a person who reported hearing a gunshot fired in the apartment complex. The officer quickly found the body of Misael E. Maldonado Garcia, 30, of the 4600 block of Southwood Parkway, lying in a drainage ditch in the near the entrance to the apartment complex. He died of an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives are actively working all available leads and continue to gather additional information as part of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective Michael Gouldman at (804) 512-2950 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.

Southwood Parkway Homicide


November 28, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight on the city’s south side.

At approximately 3:25 a.m., an RPD officer on patrol was flagged down by a person who had heard a gunshot fired in the Southwood Apartments complex. The officer quickly found the body of an adult Hispanic male lying in a drainage ditch in the 4600 block of Southwood Parkway.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of his death.

The victim’s identity will be released once next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Detective Michael Gouldman at (804) 512-2950 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.

Appeal for Images of Robbery Suspect


November 25, 2015

Richmond Police detectives are asking the public for surveillance images of a robbery suspect.

Today, at approximately 12:50 a.m., a female was driving a vehicle westbound in the 3200 block of East Broad Street when she stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of 32nd and East Broad streets.

An unknown male with a gun approached her vehicle, tapped the passenger side window and motioned for the woman to unlock the door. He got in the vehicle and demanded to be driven a few blocks away to Chimborazo Park. There he stole cash, a mobile phone and credit cards before fleeing on foot through the park towards the dog park area.

There were no injuries.

Detectives are asking anyone who has surveillance equipment in the area to check the video files to see if they captured the incident or suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, mid 40’s, 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a dark complexion. He was wearing a wool cap, denim jacket, tan or light-colored shirt and dark trousers.

Detectives ask anyone with an image of the suspect or any information about this incident to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or 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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Suspect Sought in Robbery on Grove Avenue


November 25, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred last week on Grove Avenue.

A few minutes after midnight on November 20, officers responded to the 2100 block of Grove Avenue in reference to a robbery. The victim reported that while walking along Rowland Street, she was approached by a man who pushed her down and attempted to take her purse. When she did not immediately let go, the suspect struck her again then took the bag.

The suspect got into an older model white sedan, which fled on Rowland Street toward Hanover Avenue. He is described as a black male in his early 20s.

Within an hour of the robbery, the suspect used the victim’s bank card at two 7-Eleven stores located at 1003 West Grace St. and 122 S. Belvidere St. He was captured on surveillance video at both stores.

Anyone who has information about this person is asked 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.





Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pedestrian Fatality


November 24, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on the city’s south side last weekend.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., Sunday, November 22, RPD officers were called to the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Hathaway Road for a report of a woman who had been struck by a vehicle.

Nancy Ferris, 73, of the 6400 block of Glyndon Lane, was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries later that afternoon.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team have determined Ferris was walking in the crosswalk at the entrance to the Granite Hill shopping center when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Montrel Ross, 26, of the 2600 block of Granite Hill Road. Ross was turning into the shopping center when his vehicle struck Ferris.

Ross has been charged with reckless driving. Other charges are expected as investigators consult with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Warren Andorfer at 804 646-1042 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.

Arrest Made in Midlothian Turnpike Homicide


November 24, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has charged a Chesterfield man in connection with a fatal shooting on Midlothian Turnpike last May.

Monquail Whiters, 23, of the 1800 block of Meadow Farm Drive, North Chesterfield, was arrested without incident by Chesterfield Police officers last Thursday, November 19. Whiters has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the fatalshooting of Sylvester Nichols, 24, of the 6300 block of Glenway Drive.

At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7, officers were called to the 6500 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a shooting. In a parking lot of the Family Dollar store they found Nichols suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after the shooting, the RPD released surveillance photos of a person of interest in the case, but it was a tip that led detectives to Whiters.

A booking photo is not yet available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Marshall Young at (804) 317-6272 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.