Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Arrest Made in Midlothian Village Homicide


May 27, 2016

The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, has made an arrest for the homicide at the Midlothian Village Apartments earlier this month.

Larry M. Scott, 31, of the 5600 block of Petosky Avenue was arrested this morning in the 5600 block of Petosky Avenue without incident. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and also has an outstanding warrant from Chesterfield County. His photo is attached.

At approximately 11:13 a.m., Monday, May 9, officers were called to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a double shooting. They arrived to find two adult males outside of the apartment complex each suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Both victims, one of whom had life-threatening injuries, were transported to a local hospital. Rashawn A. Brathwaite, 23, of the 2300 block of Whitcomb Street, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital later that day.

The second victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Detectives believe the motive of the shooting was robbery.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Arcellious Demery at 804 646-5999 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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                       Larry M. Scott
 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Witnesses to Jefferson Davis Highway Altercation Sought


May 26, 2016
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify two individuals who may have witnessed an altercation on Jefferson Davis Highway earlier this month.

These two men are believed to have witnessed an altercation between a man and a woman that occurred at approximately 5:48 p.m. on May 3 near the 1900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.
Detectives ask anyone with information about these individuals or their whereabouts to call Major Crimes Sergeant Claude Picard at (804) 646-4060 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Suspect Sought in Walmart Arson


May 26, 2016

The Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Investigation’s Unit need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo and video (video sent separately), who lit a fire inside Walmart late last month.

At approximately 12:24 p.m. on April 29, officers responded to a report of arson at Walmart, located at 2401 Sheila Lane. Surveillance video from the store shows the suspect lit a small fire on a shelf and left the aisle.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” tall with spiky hair. He was wearing a bright orange sweatshirt at the time of the incident.

Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to call Fire Investigator Brian Dalrymple at (804) 646-5421 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Arrest Made in Coalter Street Shooting


May 25, 2016
A Richmond man has been arrested and charged with two felonies in connection with a shooting that occurred last Saturday in Mosby Court.

Ballard T. Brinkley Jr, 26, of the 1300 block of Coalter Street, was taken into custody this morning by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

Around 4:15 p.m. on May 20, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1400 block of Coalter Street. Upon arrival, they located the adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jay Brissette at (804) 646-3867 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.
 
                 Ballard T. Brinkley Jr.
 

Suspect Sought in Z Express Robbery


May 24, 2016

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect, who robbed a south side convenience store last night and is a person of interest in several robberies in the metro Richmond area.
At approximately 10:46 p.m. on May 23, officers responded to a reported commercial robbery at the Z Express located at 5111 Midlothian Turnpike. The victim stated the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect then left the store and was last seen walking behind the business on Old Midlothian Turnpike.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30s, 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds. He wore a black hoodie, black pants, white gloves, sunglasses and a black cloth over his face at the time of the incident. He also has a distinctive walk, which was described as a “duck walk.”

Detectives believe that since January this individual may have been involved in numerous robberies on the city’s south side, in the Washington Park neighborhood, and in the Azalea area of Henrico County.

Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual 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 or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.



 

Stay Safe this Summer in the James River Park System


May 24, 2016
 
WHAT:                     Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Richmond Fire Department and the Richmond Police Department encourage safe use of the James River Park System

WHEN:                    10 a.m. tomorrow, May 25

WHERE:                  Brown’s Island vehicle bridge at Tredegar Street

BACKGROUND:     Now that sunny skies have (finally) returned and summer temperatures approach – citizens are preparing to enjoy Richmond’s many parks and outdoor amenities, including the James River Park System.

                                From biking the Buttermilk and Northbank trails to walking the Manchester Floodwall to basking on Belle Isle and in Pony Pasture, the James River Park System is a jewel of the region’s open spaces.

                                The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, the Richmond Fire Department and the Richmond Police Department want visitors to the park to enjoy it safely this summer.

                                During the press event tomorrow, Parks will discuss safety measures within the James River Park System, RPD will remind park visitors to observe restrictions (like no alcohol, no glass containers, etc.) and RFD will advise on water levels and the safe use of the James River.

                                 Following the press event the Richmond Fire Department’s Water Rescue team will engage in training scenarios with the Virginia State Police as they practice rescue situations on the river. The scenarios will take place in the grass lot next to Great Shiplock Park at 3100 Dock St.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Suspect Sought in Walgreens Larceny


May 19, 2016
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect who stole cash from a Walgreens on Westover Hills Boulevard last month.

At approximately 6:24 p.m. on April 19, officers responded to a reported larceny at Walgreens, located at 1214 Westover Hills Boulevard. Minutes earlier, the suspect approached the register to pay for an item. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the suspect leans over the counter and grabs an unknown amount of money.
The suspect is described as a black male who wore a blue flat brimmed hat, a gray hoodie with a green block design on the front, a red shirt and blue pants at the time of the incident. He was seen leaving the store in a burgundy-colored sedan.

Detectives ask anyone with any information to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Richmond Police Graduates 112th Basic Recruit Class


May 18, 2016

WHAT:                     Richmond Police 112th Basic Recruit Class Graduation

WHEN:                    10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016

WHERE:                  Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department are proud to welcome 22 new officers to the force and invite the public to their graduation and swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

The diverse recruit class includes recruits from Bolivia, Honduras and Liberia, and others from states like California, Indiana, North Carolina and Kansas as well as many from right here in Virginia. After 30 weeks of training at the Department’s Academy, the 112th Basic Recruit Class will immediately begin patrols, each assigned to a field training officer for the next eight weeks.

The entire Richmond Police Department would like to congratulate and welcome:

Jermaine Addy
Sean Alston
Juan Arze
Justin Assenat
Torian Bailey
Dominic Colombo
Dominique Compton
Bryan Ferreiras
Roscoe Friday
David Goodwin
Willy Hernandez
Cole Kelly
Brendan Leavy
Rashad Martin
Nickolas Mechling
Nicholas Odehnal
Douglas Peppel
Oscar Reyes
Ronald Slade
Jason Smith
Efrain Villalobos
Jason Whitehead

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Richmond Police Memorial Honors Sacrifices of Fallen

May 17, 2016

WHAT:                    Richmond Police Memorial Service

WHEN:                   10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WHERE:                  Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road

BACKGROUND:     Each year law enforcement agencies across the country honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty during National Police Week.
This year’s observance is May 15 through 21.

Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department will pay homage to Richmond’s fallen officers and also remember those who served the Department and passed away in 2015 and to date in 2016.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Appeal for Additional Information in Main Street Shooting


May 16, 2016

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault shooting that occurred early Saturday morning near the 17th Street Farmers Market and asking the community for its help.

“Hundreds of people were leaving clubs in Shockoe Bottom when a fight broke out near the farmers market and shots were fired. One of those shots struck an innocent bystander.” said Detective Sergeant Richard Edwards with the Major Crimes Unit. “We’re asking anyone who saw or heard anything or may have captured this incident on video to contact us as their information could help us solve this case.”

At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of East Main Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he is in stable condition.

Detectives believe the shooting stemmed from an altercation in the parking area of the farmers market. However, the victim was not involved in the fight.
Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Victim Identified in Somerset Glen Homicide


May 16, 2016
Richmond Police detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Somerset Glen apartment complex yesterday evening.

At approximately 8:05 p.m., RPD officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard for a call of a person shot.

The victim, Hasheen E. Slaughter, 25, of the 8100 block of Provincetown Drive, Chesterfield, was found unresponsive in the breezeway of the apartment complex with apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at 804 646-4494 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Suspects Identified in Forest Hill Drug Store Robbery


May 12, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has arrested two men in connection with a robbery that occurred yesterday morning in Forest Hill.

Emanuel T. Green, 33, of the 1500 block of Clarkson Road and Zorin A. Holton, 27, of the 800 block of Belt Boulevard were arrested and charged with robbery. Green was also charged with use of a firearm in commission. Additional charges are pending. Both booking photos are attached.

At approximately 9:51 a.m., police responded to the CVS at 6807 Forest Hill Avenue for a commercial robbery. Witnesses reported two suspects, one armed with a handgun, who demanded and took prescription narcotics from the store and left through the back of the building.

Police units from Second and Third Precincts located the suspect’s vehicle while traveling on Hull Street. After a brief pursuit, Holton, the driver of the vehicle, made an abrupt right turn and struck a tree at the 4900 block of Hull Street Road. Holton then fled on foot where he was apprehended at the 1000 block of Circle Wood Drive. The passenger, Green, was located inside the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bike for the Blue Remembers Fallen Officers

May 12, 2015

WHAT:                      Bike for the Blue Memorial Ride

WHEN:                     6:30 a.m., Friday, May 13

WHERE:                  State Capitol

BACKGROUND:    As part of National Police Week, over 20 members of the Richmond Police Department join others in law enforcement to pedal in a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. in honor of officers who have died in the line of duty.

A contingent of over 100 officers representing jurisdictions from Virginia and federal law enforcement agencies will participate.

“We organize this ride every year to honor those who lost their lives protecting the citizens and making the communities safer,” said Richmond Police Sgt. Papaleo. “Locally, this is a joint effort between Richmond, Chesterfield, VCU, Hopewell, Petersburg and Capitol police.”

                             Bike for the Blue participants will ride 110 miles on Route 1 to the nation’s capital to meet their colleagues from across the country for the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. Richmond Police will remember 29 RPD officers who have given their lives for the city as it participates for the 21st year.

                                
                                Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

RPD Investigates Fatal Crash


May 11, 2016

Investigators with the Richmond Police Department’s Traffic Unit say charges are pending in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a young child.

Queen Maultsby, 2, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, died late last night from injuries she received in the crash. Her mother, Britney Maultsby, 22, of the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, was driving the vehicle in which her daughter was riding.

The RPD Crash Team has determined that the crash, which occurred at 4:48 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at the intersection of 18th and Coalter Streets, was triggered when Maultsby’s vehicle entered the intersection and collided with another vehicle. Maultsby’s vehicle was travelling west on Coalter Street at the time. The other vehicle was travelling north on 18th Street.

Four people in Maultsby’s vehicle and one person in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Only the driver of the other vehicle remains hospitalized for evaluation.

The investigation is still on-going and charges are pending further consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Victim Identified in Jefferson Davis Highway Homicide


May 11, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim from last evening’s homicide as Travis Antoine Horton, 29, of the 3300 block of Meadowdale Blvd.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., officers were called to the parking lot of the 701 Express Store at 701 Jefferson Davis Highway for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Horton, dead, in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the lot. He’d been shot multiple times.

Detectives know there were several people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the shooting and, while they have good leads in this case, they ask those people 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.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

RPD Promotes Safety for Places of Worship


May 10, 2016

Mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.

The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.

The forum is free, but registration is required to accommodate all attendees. Registration will take place on-site before the event from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Early registration is also available online. Congregations are invited to send no more than four representatives.

The forum will be held at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road. For further questions please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin at 646-6754.

Second Arrest Made in Accommodation Street Shooting


May 9, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a second suspect in an aggravated assault shooting that occurred on Saturday, April 16 in Mosby Court.

The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Zyejuan M. Redd, 18, of the 1500 block of Jennie Scher Road, in connection with the shooting.

Ki'yelle A. Whitaker, 20, of the 1700 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike was arrested last month for his role in the incident. Redd and Whitaker are charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Booking photos are attached.

At approximately 6:46 p.m. on April 16, officers were called to a shooting in the 1900 block of Accommodation Street. They located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective Jon Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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            Zyejuan M. Redd

 
              Ki'yelle A. Whitaker













 

Victim Identified in Midlothian Village Homicide


May 9, 2016

One victim in a double shooting that occurred this morning at Midlothian Village on Richmond’s south side has died.

At approximately 11:13 a.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of a double shooting. They arrived to find two adult males outside of the apartment complex each suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Both victims, one of whom had life-threatening injuries, were transported to a local hospital. Rashawn A. Brathwaite, 23, of the 2300 block of Whitcomb Street, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital this afternoon. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

“We’re looking to the community for help in this case,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. “Our hope is that someone in the Midlothian Village apartment complex saw something – a suspect or vehicle – that could lead to an arrest.”

The second victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Detectives are working all available leads, and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Arcellious Demery at 804 646-5999 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Arrest Made in Madison Street Shooting


May 8, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a Chesterfield woman in connection with a shooting that occurred downtown last night.

Genara M. Pierce, 24 of the 5500 block of Belle Pond Drive in Chesterfield County, was arrested at the scene and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both charges are felonies. Her booking photo is attached.

“Thanks to the swift response by officers and the help of witnesses at the scene, the suspect was quickly taken into custody and the firearm used in the incident was recovered,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.

At approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of North Madison Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk outside the building.

Detectives believe the shooting stemmed from an argument between the suspect and the victim, who knew each other. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Arrest Made in Afton Avenue Burglary


May 4, 2016



The Richmond Police Department has arrested two suspects in an attempted burglary that occurred last week.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers were called to a report of a breaking and entering at the 2100 block of Afton Avenue. The victim claimed several individuals entered and were still inside her residence.
Second Precinct Officers Christopher Duane, Crystal Nuckols and Tanner Braaten arrived on scene. As Officers Nuckols and Braaten approached the front door, one of the suspects sprinted outside. The victim’s fiancĂ© attempted to stop him by tripping him, slowing him down.
Officers Braaten and Duane pursued the suspect into a nearby apartment where he was taken into custody. Officer Nuckols held the second suspect at the crime scene without incident.
The victims identified the subject who fled as Paul R. Moore, 22, of the 2200 block of Afton Avenue. The second suspect was a juvenile male. Both were charged with burglary. Moore’s booking photo is attached.

The suspects gained entry into the apartment through a window. A black bag containing various electronics was abandoned in the front hallway.
“We like to keep the public informed about quick arrests – and there can be no faster work than suspects being arrested at the scene,” Second Precinct Commander Michael Snawder said. “Our officers take pride in safeguarding this city and their swift response is crucial to taking offenders off the streets.

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

RPD Invites Community to Town Hall Meetings

May 2, 2016

WHAT:                       Richmond Police Town Hall Meetings

WHEN:                      Wednesday, May 4, 6 - 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 5, 6 - 8 p.m.;
                                   Tuesday, May 10, 6 - 8 p.m.; Thursday, May 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

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

BACKGROUND:     RPD Chief Alfred Durham will hold four Town Hall meetings within the next two weeks as part of his ongoing effort to inform the public about his vision for policing in Richmond.

"These meetings are a continuation of our community policing strategy," 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 do better.
 
There will be one Town Hall meeting in each of RPD’s four precincts:

 
·         1st Precinct - Wednesday, May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.     
Cedar Street Baptist Church of God, 2301 Cedar St.

·         2nd Precinct - Thursday, May 5, 6 – 8 p.m.
Southside Plaza Community Center, 4100 Hull Street Rd.

·         3rd Precinct - Thursday, May 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave.

·         4th Precinct – Tuesday, May 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Rd.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.