Monday, September 21, 2015

Arrest Made in Bike Theft

Sept. 20, 2015

Richmond Police detectives have arrested Ronald Henderson, 52, of the 900 block of Travis Drive, Lawrenceville, VA for stealing a bicycle used by a competitor in the UCI Road World Championships. The bicycle was taken from the Marriott Hotel Thursday evening when it was left unattended.

Acting on a tip, RPD detectives located Henderson yesterday afternoon at the corner of 5th and East Broad Streets. At about the same time, using information provided by the tipster, RPD detectives also located the stolen bicycle.

“We are pleased we were able to find the bicycle in good working order and return it to the UCI team for use in this week’s competition,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “I would like to thank the person who came forward with the information that allowed detectives to find the bicycle so quickly and make the arrest.”

Henderson has been charged with Grand Larceny and Obtaining Money under False Pretenses, both felonies. He was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor.
                   Ronald Henderson