Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creighton Court Fatal Shooting Ruled as Justified

April 29, 2015

The Richmond Police Department, in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, has ruled the fatal shooting of Alex Jackson in Creighton Court last month as justified.

At approximately 12:23 a.m., March 27, RPD officers were called to the 2100 block of Creighton Road for a report of a shooting. At that location, they discovered Jackson’s body lying on the ground outside a residence.

After a thorough and complete investigation, it was determined that the fatal shot was fired in self-defense. The adult male who shot Jackson will not be charged.

A second adult male, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in the incident, has been released from the hospital.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Suspect Sought in Church Burglary

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Suspect Sought in Church Burglary

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and video (video sent separately) who is a suspect in a burglary that occurred last week.

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, the suspect kicked in a door to a church located at 1022 N. 22nd St. and stole items.

The suspect is described as a black male who wore a light-colored t-shirt, camouflage shorts and high-top sneakers.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call First Precinct Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 646-3395 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.


Monday, April 20, 2015

East Brookland Park Boulevard Homicide


April 19, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a man on the city’s north side.

Just after midnight this morning, officers were called to the 600 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Rolan Angaroo, 29, of the 600 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard, inside a residence dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Anthony Coates at (804) 646-0729 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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Charges Placed in Fatal Collision

April 15, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has charged the driver involved in Monday’s fatal vehicle collision on Grove Avenue.

Robert S. Gentil, 32, of the 00-hundred block of East Lock Lane in Richmond has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

His photo will be released when it is available.

The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RPD Town Hall Meetings to be Held

April 14, 2015

WHAT:                      
RPD Town Hall Meetings


WHEN:                      Monday–Thursday, April 20–23, 2015

WHERE:                    1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Precincts

BACKGROUND:     RPD Colonel Alfred Durham will hold four Town Hall Meetings next week as part of his on-going effort to inform the public about his vision for policing in Richmond, outlined in The Plan – 100 Days of Focus.

"I intend to do more listening than speaking," said Chief Durham.  "The purpose of these Town Hall meetings is for me and my staff to get input from the general public; what we can do better and how they can help us to do better."

There will be one Town Hall Meeting in each of RPD’s four precincts:

·        
1st Precinct - Monday, April 20     6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

                             MLK Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.

·         2nd Precinct - Tuesday, April 21    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
                              Social Services Building, Southside Plaza, 4100 Hull St.

·         3rd Precinct - Wednesday, April 22 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                             The ROC, 5501 Midlothian Tpk.

·        
4th Precinct - Thursday, April 23   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                              Ann Hardy Park Roundhouse, 3300 1st Ave.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Arrest Made in Gilpin Court Shooting Investigation

April 14, 2015

A Richmond man has been arrested for a shooting that occurred last Sunday afternoon in Gilpin Court.

Davon Parrish, 25, of the 200 block of W. Baker St., was arrested yesterday afternoon in Richmond by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He was taken into custody without incident.

Parrish has been charged with Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Other charges are pending.

The shooting occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m., April 12 in the 1100 block of St. John St. One victim, an adult male, suffered a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was treated at a local hospital.

Anyone with information about case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Sergeant Michael Mocello at (804) 646-6775 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.

 

                Davon Parrish
 

Suspect Sought in Hit and Run

videoSuspect Sought in Hit and Run

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and video (video sent separately) who was involved in a hit and run last week.

At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, a vehicle driven by the suspect was involved in a rear-end collision with a vehicle and a GRTC bus in the 1500 block of Leigh Street. The suspect left the vehicle before quickly returning to collect some belongings. The suspect then walked away from the scene of the accident on Leigh Street and turned southbound on Lombardy Street.

Injuries were reported from the two vehicles that were struck. The injuries are not considered life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black male in a white t-shirt, jeans and a cap. The striking vehicle was a red Toyota van. The van has been impounded and remains part of the investigation.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Crash Team Sergeant Scott Jones at (804) 646-1369 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.

Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

Victim Identified in Fatal Collision

The victim from yesterday’s fatal collision has been identified as Elizabeth B. Pryor, 64, of the 3200 block of Grove Avenue.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., Pryor was driving a silver-colored Audi eastbound in the 4400 block of Grove Avenue when the vehicle was struck from behind by a white Mitsubishi Outlander also heading eastbound on Grove Avenue. Pryor died at the scene.

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on possible charges to the male driver of the striking vehicle. The man’s name has not yet been released.


Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Crash Team Sergeant Scott Jones at 646-1369 or 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.

RPD to Promote Nine Officers from within its Ranks

April 13, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of nine officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant and sergeant at 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 14 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

Mayor Dwight C. Jones will join Col. Alfred Durham for the promotion of one new captain, three new lieutenants and five new sergeants.

Being promoted to the rank of captain is:

1.    Christopher Gleason

Being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are:

1.    Michael Alston
    2.    Faith Flippo
    3.    KeShawn Manns

Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:

1.    Eric Allen
    2.    Daniel Burgess
    3.    John Gardner
    4.    Stuart Hannah
    5.    Christopher Miller

The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Suspect Sought in West Broad Street Burglary


April 13, 2015

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos and video (video sent separately) who is a person of interest in a burglary that occurred last week.

In the afternoon of Tuesday, April 7, the suspect is believed to have entered an unlocked apartment in the 1300 block of West Broad Street and stole items.

The suspect is described as a black male who wore a grey t-shirt, black knit cap and a dark-colored track suit with a white ‘A’ on the front.


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.
 



 

RPD Community Walk in Gilpin Court

April 10, 2015

 
WHAT:                       RPD Community Walk

WHEN:                      5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015

WHERE:                    1100 St. John Street, Gilpin Court

BACKGROUND:     RPD Colonel Alfred Durham will lead his Command Staff and other officers on a Community Walk tomorrow afternoon through Gilpin Court. This will be Col. Durham’s first chance to meet residents of this community face-to-face since being appointed chief.

The event will kick off the Gilpin Court Violent Crime Reduction Initiative, which runs from April 15 to May 30. During that time, the RPD will focus on enforcement, visibility, outreach, and area improvement with the goal of reducing violent crime. This initiative is in response to a focus point from Chief Durham’s 100 Day Plan.


According to Sector 411 commander Lt. Lewis Mills, Gilpin Court has traditionally been prone to violent crime, but he is encouraged by what he’s seen in 2015. “So far this year, violent crime is down fifty percent in Gilpin Court.” said Lt. Mills. “The Community Walk will help me capitalize on this momentum as we head into summer.”


The officers will be joined by members of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority and other civic leaders.


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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Suspects Sought in Clay Street Shots Fired Investigation

April 8, 2015

Suspects Sought in Clay Street Shots Fired Investigation

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify two suspects in the photos who are suspected of being among a group of males who fired handguns in the area of West Clay and Norton streets earlier this week.

Sunday, at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers were called to the area for the report of shots fired. Officers responded and believe several males began an altercation in a parking lot in the 1200 block of West Marshall Street which continued to the 1200 block of West Clay Street. Shots were fired which struck a home and several vehicles in the area.

There were no injuries.

While several males are sought by detectives for the incident, detectives are releasing photos they believe show two of the suspects.

Due to the proximity to campus, detectives are working with VCU Police on the case.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about these suspects or this incident to call Major Crimes Detective Greg Russell at (804) 646-7715 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.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Charges Placed in Officer-Involved Shooting

April 2, 2015

The Richmond Police Department has placed several charges against Roderick Hardy, 29, of the 15000 block of Cox Road, Church Road, VA, in connection with an officer-involved shooting yesterday on the city’s south side.

Hardy has been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Brandishing a Firearm.

“We are in the early stages of an active investigation and we need time to complete it,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “The investigation should be allowed to run its course.”

At approximately 10:52 a.m., RPD officers attempted to question Hardy for a suspicious incident that occurred in the parking lot of a motel in the 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike. As Hardy attempted to flee the scene he displayed a handgun which he then pointed at the officers. In response, one officer fired his service weapon, striking Hardy one time.

Hardy was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Detectives with the Force Investigation Team are investigating the incident and will present their report to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. An element of that investigation will be video evidence that has been secured and is being reviewed.

A booking photograph of Hardy is not yet available.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Suspect Photo from East Main Street Assault


April 2, 2015

Detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying the man, in the below photo, believed to be the suspect in an aggravated assault that occurred this week.
 
At approximately 8:13 p.m. Tuesday night, officers were called to the 1500 block of East Main Street for the report of an aggravated assault.
 
A female reported she was walking eastbound on East Main Street when a male grabbed her and threatened her with a knife. She was cut on the arm as she broke away from the suspect. The suspect fled on foot across East Main Street southbound towards the river.
 
The victim received treatment at a local hospital for injuries that were not considered life threatening.
 
The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, light complexion, 5’9 to 5’10” in height, an athletic build with short, black curly hair. He was wearing white trousers and a dark-colored shirt.
 
Major Crimes detectives are investigating.
 
Detectives ask anyone with any information about these suspects to call Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley at (804) 646-6795. Citizens can also 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.
 

 

Arrests Made Following Traffic Stop Incident, Mayday Activated

 
April 2, 2015

Richmond Police officers have arrested several men on multiple charges following a traffic stop and subsequent assault that occurred last night in the city.

At approximately 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of 21st Street and Keswick Avenue. During that stop, two RPD officers were assaulted by two bystanders. The officers activated a Mayday call for assistance.

James Taylor, 22, and Samuel Taylor, 24, both of the 1800 block of Keswick Avenue have each been charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

The driver of the vehicle, Tayvon Taylor, 23, of the 1800 block of Keswick Avenue has been charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Narcotics, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Possession of Marijuana.
 

The three men are brothers.
 
               James Taylor 



















              Samuel Taylor



















          Tayvon Taylor
                   
  

 

RPD’s Warrants & Information Services Unit to Move

April 1, 2015

The Richmond Police Department’s Warrants & Information Services Unit will soon be relocated from police headquarters, 200 West Grace Street to the Richmond City Justice Center, 1701 Fairfield Way. The move, which will take place in early May, will complete a plan to consolidate several aspects of criminal justice services at the Justice Center.

”Having many elements of the criminal justice system in one place will make it more efficient,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “It will be helpful to both citizens and police officers to be able to access these services at one location.”

The Warrants & Information Services Unit supports RPD officers with timely updates on warrants and other database information.
Last month, the Richmond Magistrate’s Office and the city’s lock-up were moved to the Justice Center. The Magistrate’s Office had been located in police headquarters and the lock-up had been located in the former public safety building, 501 North Ninth Street. The lock-up is where people who have been arrested are processed before entering the Justice Center or are released from custody.

Starting Monday, May 4, 2015, once the Warrants & Information Services Unit is moved, the hours of operation at police headquarters will change from 24/7 to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“When headquarters is closed, we encourage people who want to make a police report, speak to a police officer or have a public safety-related inquiry to go to any of the four police precincts,” said Chief Durham. “They are open 24/7. It doesn’t matter which precinct. There is someone there to help.”

·         First Precinct            501 Q Street                     (804) 646-3602

·         Second Precinct      177 E. Belt Blvd.               (804) 646-8093

·         Third Precinct          301 S. Meadow St.            (804) 646-1412

·         Fourth Precinct        2219 Chamberlayne Ave. (804) 646-4105

After-hours, a telephone handset and wall-mounted camera at the front door of headquarters will provide a two-way audio-video link to the Department of Emergency Communications, allowing visitors to speak to a communications officer.

The Public Records Unit, which provides copies of police reports and takes fingerprints, will remain at police headquarters.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

East Main Street Aggravated Assault


April 1, 2015

At approximately 8:13 p.m. last night, officers were called to the 1500 block of East Main Street for the report of an aggravated assault.

A female reported she was walking eastbound on East Main Street when a male grabbed her and threatened her with a knife. She was cut on the arm as she broke away from the suspect. The suspect fled on foot across East Main Street southbound towards the river.

The victim received treatment at a local hospital for injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black male, early 20’s, light complexion, 5’9 to 5’10” in height, an athletic build with short, black curly hair. He was wearing white trousers and a dark-colored shirt.

Major Crimes detectives are investigating.

First Precinct patrol officers, while already maintaining a robust, high-visibility patrol in the area, will bolster patrol units and coverage while the investigation into this aggravated assault continues. A portion of this augmented presence will be of the covert, undercover variety.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about these suspects to call Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley at (804) 646-3914. Citizens can also 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.