Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Suspect Sought in Verizon Larceny


December 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who stole a cell phone from a Verizon store.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Friday Nov. 24, the suspect entered the Verizon store in the 1500 block of West Broad Street and stated he intended to buy a phone. Surveillance footage shows the suspect then picking up the phone and running out of the store. He was last seen heading north across West Broad Street and continuing down Lombardy Street.
The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion who is in his early 20’s. He has a teardrop tattoo under his right eye.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black skull cap, a black bomber jacket, and dark pants.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective H. Truong at (804) 646-1067 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery on Jefferson Davis Highway


December 11, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the photo who is a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred hours ago in the city’s Southside.

Around 6 p.m. this evening, police were called to the Crown Chicken at 3203 Jefferson Davis Highway for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the business, approached the counter and while pointing his handgun at the cashier, demanded money. The cashier complied and gave the suspect money from the register. The suspect fled the scene on foot heading northbound on Jefferson Davis Highway. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Second Precinct Det. Jason Pritchard at (804) 646-8158 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

 

Victim Identified and Arrests Made in Powhite Parkway Homicide


December 8, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Monday morning’s homicide on the Powhite Parkway as Luis G. Gomez-Flores 35, of the 2100 block of County Drive, Petersburg.

At approximately 2:16 a.m., Monday, officers received a call for a fight in progress in the 6300 block of Powhite Parkway just before Chippenham Parkway.
When police arrived, they located a vehicle parked in a parking lot adjacent to the toll booth and discovered Gomez-Flores lying outside the vehicle unconscious. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. It was determined an altercation broke out inside the vehicle causing the driver to pull over.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.
Rodrigo Martinez-Mendoza, 41, of the 1600 block of Lincoln Avenue, Petersburg and Javier Rodriguez-Zavala, 22, of the 6800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, North Chesterfield have been arrested and charged with malicious wounding. Additional charges are pending. Their booking photos are attached.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Statement from the Richmond Police Department about Monument Avenue

December 7, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is experienced in crowd control and maintaining public safety during demonstrations. Should an assembly occur on Monument Avenue this Saturday, even though no group has applied for a permit, we will be prepared to deal with it.

Monument Avenue will be open as usual this weekend, without restrictions.

We ask anyone who comes to Monument Avenue to be cooperative and non-confrontational. They should stay out of the roadway, remain on the sidewalks and cross in the crosswalks.

There will be zero tolerance for misbehavior.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Missing Richmond Man Sought


December 5, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Baltimore J. Jacobs Jr., who has been missing since last month. His photo is attached.

Jacobs, 28, was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 19 where he advised a family member he was going to a shelter on East Grace Street. He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and khaki pants. He is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes and a beard. He is approximately 6’0” tall and 170 pounds. He suffers from a medical condition and may be without his medication.

Anyone who sees Baltimore J. Jacobs Jr. or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


Community Walk in the Jackson Ward Neighborhood

December 5, 2017

WHAT:                   Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                   5:30 p.m. TODAY, Dec. 5, 2017

WHERE:                 Abner Clay Park, 200 W. Clay St.

BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham and Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. today. During the walk, RPD officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and hear how the Richmond Police Department can better serve their community.

                                Recently promoted Sector 413 Lt. James Roberts has noted an increase in property crimes in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. He will discuss the crime trends with residents and will also share information about tips to protect your property during the holiday season.

                                “Thefts from motor vehicles are an on-going problem for us in Jackson Ward. We have recently seen an uptick in motor vehicle theft as well,” said Lt. Roberts. “During this walk, we will encourage our partners in the community to lock their car doors, keep all valuables out of sight, and never leave their keys in an unattended vehicle. Together we can make great strides to reduce property crime.”

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

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Suspects Sought in Union Hill Burglary


December 1, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects in the photos who are suspects in a burglary that occurred last week in Union Hill.

Surveillance video shows that at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 at an apartment complex located in the 1900 block of Cedar Street, a black adult male with medium length dreadlocks and an adult female with short, dark hair followed a tenant into the building. The tenant then gave the two suspects access to a mailroom where several packages were stored. It is believed the tenant may have believed the suspects were also tenants of the building.

While in the mailroom, the couple opened several packages which contained various items of clothing. The suspects proceeded to try on the clothing and logged into the mailroom computer. The suspects stayed in the mailroom until 7 a.m. the following morning.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call First Precinct Det. Adrian Partain at (804) 646-1290 or (804) 510-4186 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
 



 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Foul Play Suspected in Disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs


November 30, 2017

After 14 months of intense investigation, the Richmond Police Department is renewing its call for information to locate Keeshae E. Jacobs. Her photo is attached.

Family and friends have not heard from Ms. Jacobs since Monday September 26, 2016 when she told a family member she would see them the next day. When she did not return to her residence in the Westover neighborhood they immediately contacted police. After working the case for over a year with no sign of Keeshae, police now suspect foul play in her disappearance. 

“Keeshae’s family understands the scope and magnitude of this investigation,” said Major Crimes Det. William Thompson. “This is not a young lady that just decided to run away or move to another state, it is not her character to not call her family or friends in 14 months when she would reach out to them every day.”  

She is described as a black female, age 21, 5’3” tall, weighing approximately 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black basketball shorts, pink and black Nike basketball shoes and a pink scarf. She has tattoos on her right foot, right leg and right hand of a leaf, paws and a flower, respectively.

“Detectives have worked diligently in an effort to locate and find Miss Jacobs,” said Det. Thompson. “We hope that publicizing our belief that she was met with foul play might prompt others to come forward with information that will help solve this case.”


Anyone who has knowledge or information concerning the disappearance of Ms. Jacobs or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
 
 

 

Missing Richmond Man Sought


December 1, 2017
UPDATE: Missing Richmond Man Found
Mr. Jason A. Taylor has been located and is safe. The Richmond Police Department would like to thank the public and the community for their assistance.

 
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November 30, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Jason A. Taylor, who has been missing since last Wednesday. His photo is attached.

Taylor, 37, was last seen driving away from apartments on Ellwood Avenue in the late afternoon on Nov. 22. His vehicle is a black 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, with blue eyes and short brown hair, and weighing approximately 190 pounds.

Anyone who sees Jason A. Taylor or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective D. Burt at (804) 646-3913 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
 
 

2017 Richmond Christmas Parade Traffic Advisory

November 30, 2017

Thousands of people are expected to line Broad Street on Saturday for the 34th annual Dominion Christmas Parade. Numerous street closures and “No Parking” zones will be in effect.

The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia and proceed east on Broad Street toward Seventh Street. More than 100,000 spectators from across Virginia attend annually, according to parade organizers.

Major city thoroughfares such as Broad Street and Leigh Street will be affected. “No Parking” zones along the route will go into effect beginning at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 until 3 p.m.

The following roads will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. and remain in effect until approximately 2:30 p.m.

·         West Broad Street between Terminal Place and North Allen Avenue

·         Broad Street (westbound only) between North Allen Avenue and North 8th Street.

·         DMV Drive between West Broad and West Leigh Streets

·         West Leigh Street between Hermitage and Myers Street

·         7th Street between East Broad and Jackson Streets

·         East Leigh Street between 4th and 9th Streets

·         East Marshall between 3rd and 7th Streets
 
 

Suspect Sought in Northside Convenience Store Robbery


November 29, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual who is suspected of a robbery that occurred yesterday inside of a Northside convenience store.

At approximately 7:13 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, police were called to a convenience store in the 1400 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for a report of a robbery. Police were told the suspect walked into the business and browsed several items in the store. He then approached the cashier and placed candy on the counter and proceeded to pay with a $1 bill.
When the cashier opened the cash drawer, the suspect sprayed him with pepper spray. The suspect then reached into the open cash drawer and took money – including the $1 bill he used in during the initial transaction. He fled the scene running northbound on High Street toward Fritz Street.

The suspect is described as a black male with a brown eyes and a short, dark facial hair. He is approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, and 140 to 160 pounds. At the time he was wearing a burgundy coat, dark jeans, white and black tennis shoes and a black skull cap.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Fourth Precinct Det. Michael DiSalvo at (804) 646-3184 or (804) 510-4198 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
 
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arrest Made in Shockoe Bottom Double Homicide


November 28, 2017
An arrest has been made in the shooting deaths last month of Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, of the 1700 block of N. 29th Street and Deonte M. Bullock, 29, of the 2200 block of Carrington Street.

Dominique D. Brockenbrough, 40, of Richmond was arrested yesterday afternoon in North Carolina by the Vance County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. Brockenbrough has been charged with first-degree murder (2), aggravated malicious wounding, possessing and transporting a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Brockenbrough will be extradited back to Virginia. A mugshot will be released once it becomes available.
At approximately 1:16 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, officers patrolling in the area heard gunfire. When police arrived to the 1700 block of East Main Street they located Deonte M. Bullock, 29, and Oscar W. Lewis II, 25, suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Bullock was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that afternoon. Brockenbrough fled the area on foot after the shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Statement on Chesterfield Police Investigation of Attempted Robbery Involving Richmond Police Officer


November 27, 2017
At around 12:30 a.m. this morning, Richmond Police Officer Robert Misegades was wounded during a shooting that occurred in Chesterfield County.

Gunfire was exchanged while Officer Misegades was off-duty which resulted in a juvenile who was killed. The Chesterfield Police Department is investigating this incident as an attempted robbery.
Officer Misegades, a four-year veteran of the Department, was treated and released for his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Due to this being an active investigation, the Richmond Police Department will defer all questions to the Chesterfield Police Department.

Suspect Sought in Carytown Armed Robbery


November 27, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in the photos who are suspected of an armed robb­­ery which occurred inside 7-Eleven in Carytown last week.

At approximately 6:10 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 23, three unknown males wearing masks entered the 7-Eleven in the 3300 block of West Cary Street. One of the suspects brandished a firearm. All three took money and items from the store. No injuries were reported.
All three suspects fled on foot and were last seen heading south into an alleyway.
  • Suspect 1: (Pictured holding weapon) A male in his early-20s. He was wearing a navy jacket, dark pants, and dark shoes.
  • Suspect 2: A male in his early-20s. He was wearing a white mask over his face, a black sweatshirt with a red hood, grey gloves, and black pants.
  • Suspect 3: A male in his early-20s. He was last seen wearing a light blue mask over his face, a black sweatshirt with a hood, grey gloves, and grey pants.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
 


 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Victim Identified in Single Vehicle Traffic Fatality


November 26, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person killed in a single vehicle fatality yesterday evening in the city’s south side as Sergio Jimenez-Hernandez, 42, of the 4400 block of Fluvanna Avenue.


At approximately 11:10 p.m., yesterday, a 2004 GMC Yukon was traveling east in the 3400 block of Walmsley Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The driver, Jiminez-Hernandez lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the road into a drainage ditch striking a culvert. The GMC Yukon then rolled and struck a utility pole where it came to rest. Jiminez-Hernandez was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators with the Crash Team interviewed witnesses and took measurements. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Scott Jones at (804) 646-1369, Det. Larry Walker at (804) 646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pedestrian Identified in Cowardin Avenue Fatality


November 25, 2017
The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person killed in a vehicle-pedestrian collision yesterday evening in the Manchester neighborhood as Edward F. Brown, 50, 600 block of Effingham Drive.

At approximately 9:21 p.m. yesterday, a vehicle was traveling in the left lane heading north on Cowardin Avenue approaching the intersection of Bainbridge Street. Brown was crossing Cowardin Avenue, not at a crosswalk, westbound toward the center median when he was struck by the vehicle.
Brown was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Crash Team investigators responded to the scene, where they interviewed the driver and witnesses and took measurements. No charges are expected at this time. The investigation is still on-going.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crash Team Detective Mark Allen at (804) 646-0280 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Victim Identified in Broad Rock Boulevard Homicide


November 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as Devon C. Falconer, 26, of the 5000 block of Snead Road.

At approximately 5:50 pm. yesterday, police were called to the 2800 block of Broad Rock Boulevard for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located Falconer inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after, an adult male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Detectives have determined the two incidents are related.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Det. G. Russell at (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Suspect Sought in Staples Mill Bank Robbery


November 21, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed a bank near Staples Mill earlier today.

At approximately 1:24 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, officers responded to the Wells Fargo at 4901 West Broad Street for a report of a robbery. Officers were told the suspect approached the teller, stated he had a weapon then demanded money. The teller complied and gave the suspect money from a coin box. The suspect then left the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair and short beard stubble. He is approximately 40 to 50 years old, 5’5” tall, and 180 pounds. At the time he was wearing a beige jacket.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect to call Third Precinct Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com
 
 

Pedestrian Identified in Hull Street Train Fatality


November 21, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim who was struck by a train Sunday evening in the city’s south side as Alfredo C. Sanic, 24, of the 2600 block of Hungary Spring Road, Henrico.

At approximately 5:55 p.m. Sunday evening, officers responded to the railroad tracks in the area of the 4500 block of Hull Street for the report of a person struck by a train. When they arrived, they located Sanic who was deceased along the tracks.

Witnesses stated they observed Sanic walking southbound along the tracks toward the Amtrak train when he was struck.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Skinner at (804) 646-6670 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in South Kinsley Avenue Homicide

November 21, 2017

The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force have made an arrest in connection to last week’s homicide on South Kinsley Avenue.

Detectives are now classifying the South Kinsley Avenue death investigation as a homicide.

At approximately 1:10 a.m., Friday, officers responded to the 2000 block of South Kinsley Avenue for the report of a person down. When officers arrived, they located Robert L. Walker Jr., 20, of the 4100 block of Leake Avenue deceased in a driveway from an apparent gunshot wound.

The suspect, Alfonzo McElroy Jr., 21, of the 3800 block of Greenbay Road, was arrested in the early morning hours on Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Hull Street Train Pedestrian Fatality


November 20, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train yesterday evening in the city’s south side.

At approximately 5:55 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to the railroad tracks in the area of the 4500 block of Hull Street for the report of a person struck by a train. When they arrived, they located an adult male who was deceased along the tracks.

Witnesses stated they observed the male walking southbound along the tracks toward the Amtrak train when he was struck.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W. Skinner at (804) 646-6670 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com.

Suspect Sought in Attempted Church Hill Bank Robbery


November 17, 2017
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the photos who is a suspect in an attempted robbery that occurred on Tuesday in Church Hill.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, officers responded to the Suntrust Bank at 2500 E. Broad St. for a report of an attempted robbery. The suspect approached the teller and said he needed to cash a check. He then passed a note to the bank teller demanding money. When the teller did not comply, he fled the scene empty-handed.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, a dark beard, dark brown eyes and two moles on his left cheek. He is in his mid-30s to mid-40s with an average build. At the time he was wearing a black brim cap, a blue jean jacket, a green polo shirt, a black T-shirt and blue jean pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call First Precinct Detectives Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or Gaetano Drago at (804) 646-3395 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

RPD to Promote 17 Officers from within its Ranks

November 15, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of 17 officers to the ranks of major, captain, lieutenant and sergeant at 10 a.m. tomorrow, November 16 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

Mayor Levar Stoney will join Chief Alfred Durham for the promotion of one new major, two new captains, four new lieutenants, and 10 new sergeants.

Promoted to the rank of major is:
    Sybil El-Amin

Being promoted to the rank of captain is:
1.    Michael Bender
2.    Tim Wyatt

Being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are:
1.    Robert Fleming
2.    James Killingsworth
3.    Anthony Papaleo
4.    James Roberts

Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:
1.    Daniel Awad
2.    Doran Broadnax
3.    Nicholas Castrinos
4.    Anthony Catoggio
5.    Donnell Patterson
6.    John Raina
7.    Robert Smith
8.    Travis Thompson
9.    George Wade
10. Chris Williams


The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Triple Homicide in Gilpin Court Cleared


November 15, 2017

The Richmond Police Department, after consultation and review with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, has exceptionally cleared the triple homicide case that occurred in the Gilpin Court neighborhood last September.

Detectives have identified Marvin C. Eley, 28, of the 3200 block of M Street as a responsible party in the shooting deaths of Aaron Robinson, 50 and Cynthia K. Williams, 26, both of the 1200 block of St. Paul Street, and Jenelle Smith, 26, of the 1200 block of St. James Street. Detectives continue to investigate this incident.

At approximately 4:26 a.m., Sunday, September 10, officers were called to the 1200 block of St. Paul Street for a report of random gunfire. When they arrived they were directed to an apartment where they discovered the three victims.

Less than an hour later that same morning, at 5:40 a.m., officers at the scene of the shooting heard gunfire nearby and responded. In the 100 block of West Federal Street they found Eley suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have yet been made in connection to the Eley homicide and the motive and circumstances of that incident are still under investigation.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigations is asked to call Major Crimes Detectives M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or Det. G. Russell at (804) 646-7715 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Arrests Made in Jefferson Davis Highway Homicide


November 14, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has made two arrests in connection to the homicide last month of Chanti N. Robinson in a parking lot on Jefferson Davis Highway.


Christopher L. Shelly, 39, of the 2000 block of Dinwiddie Avenue was arrested last month without incident by members of the Second Precinct Focus Mission Team. Rodney F. Lynch, 44, of the 1500 block of Ingram Avenue was arrested last week without incident, also by members of Second Precinct FMT. Shelly and Lynch have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

At approximately 5:02 a.m., on Tuesday, October 10, police received a call for a person down in the 4600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. When police arrived, they located Robinson, who had suffered injuries from gunshot wounds, unresponsive in the rear parking lot of a business. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives and Second Precinct FMT officers tirelessly worked this investigation, following leads, conducting interviews and making the arrests. The Department would also like to thank Chesterfield Police and the Crime Stoppers program for their assistance with this investigation.

 
Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective R. Wigfall at (804) 646-6769 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

Community Walk in the Bellemeade Neighborhood

November 14, 2016

WHAT:                      
Richmond Police Department Community Walk


WHEN:                      5:30 p.m. Today, November 14, 2017

WHERE:
                    2500 Afton Avenue – Gene’s Market


BACKGROUND:     Chief Alfred Durham
will lead his Command Staff and other RPD the officers on a walk at 5:00 p.m. today, November 1, through the Bellemeade neighborhood. During the walk, officers will speak with community members about safety concerns they may have and what they would like to see from the Richmond Police Department.


Sector 213 Lieutenant Robert Marland said so far this year the neighborhood is down in the grand total of major crimes. However, he said the area has seen an increase in burglary of commercial properties and theft from motor vehicles.

The Bellemeade Neighborhood is a long standing and well established neighborhood,” said Lt. Marland.  “One of the core elements of tackling issues is citizen involvement in identifying and addressing public safety concerns. I cannot thank the citizens of Bellemeade enough for their work with my officers in addressing crimes in their neighborhood.”


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


Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Suspect Sought after Threatening Employee with Firearm

November 13, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the attached photos who is a suspected of brandishing a firearm inside a downtown 7-Eleven.

At approximately 5:38 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, the suspect walked into the 7-eleven, located at 1001 E. Main Street, asking for cigarillos. The victim asked the suspect for identification and after going back and forth, the suspect threw his ID on the counter. The victim then told the suspect to leave. After refusing, he pulled out a firearm and stated “b**ches like you, I’ll shoot.”

The suspect left the store and fled on foot.

He is described as a black male in his early 20’s and approximately 5’5” feet tall. At the time he was wearing a black zipped up hoodie with headphones on, dark pants and black shoes.

Anyone with any information about these individuals or their whereabouts is asked to call First Precinct Detective Tori Wilson at (804) 646-0672 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


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