Friday, December 29, 2017

East Tremont Court Homicide – Arrest Made

December 29, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has arrested a person for a
fatal shooting that occurred earlier this week on East Tremont Court.

Candace B. Timberlake, 23, of the 5000 block of Orcutt Lane has been charged with Aggravated Assault for shooting Lanisha S. Cadore, 24, of the 00 block of Dill Avenue

At approximately 10:25 p.m. Monday, December 25, RPD officers were called to the parking lot of a business in the 7000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for a report of a person who’d been shot. When they arrived, they located Cadore in a vehicle there.

She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and passed away today.

Based on several interviews, RPD detectives determined Cadore was shot a few minutes earlier in the 2300 of East Tremont Court.

Further charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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                                            Candace B. Timberlake

New Year’s Eve Safety

December 29, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking the public to plan to stay safe during this New Year’s Eve holiday weekend.

If you plan to drink alcohol remember – impairment begins with the first drink.

Plan ahead to make it home safely:
1.       Select a designated driver
2.       Call a taxi or a ride-sharing service
3.       Walk
a.       Be aware of your surroundings
b.       Stay in pairs or groups
c.       Avoid alleyways and poorly lit areas

Officers from every unit of the Richmond Police Department will be focused on public safety, working to crack down on motorists who are driving while impaired as well as incidents of ‘celebratory’ gunfire.

Officers and detectives will staff all four Department precincts based on the analysis of the previous year’s data on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day incidents.

The Department also reminds citizens that firing a gun in the city limits is illegal and dangerous. Officers throughout the city will be responding to calls of random gunfire and will identify offenders and make arrests.

If you see suspicious activity, call 911 immediately.


Stay alert through the evening – and have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Carlisle Avenue Homicide Investigation

December 27, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after the body of a man was discovered in a residence in the Fulton Hill area of the city.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, RPD officers were called to the 1500 block of Carlisle Avenue for a welfare check. Inside the residence, they discovered the body of Terah B. Springs, 38, of the same address.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com

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East Tremont Court Shooting

December 27, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this week on East Tremont Court.

At approximately 10:25 p.m. Monday, December 25, RPD officers were called to the parking lot of a business in the 7000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for a report of a person who’d been shot.  When they arrived, they located an adult female in a vehicle who had been shot

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

Based on several interviews, RPD detectives quickly determined the victim was shot a few minutes earlier in the 2300 of East Tremont Court. They do not believe there is an on-going threat at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Suspect Sought in Armed Commercial Robbery on Jefferson Davis Highway


December 18, 2017
Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the photos who is a suspect in an armed commercial robbery that occurred early this month on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, police were called to a business in the 1500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway for a report of a robbery. Officers were told the suspect entered the business, immediately pointed a handgun at an employee, and told the victim to give him all money from the register and anything the victim had on him. While there was no money in the office desk at the time, the victim handed his personal belonging to the suspect. The suspect fled the scene toward the area of Mimosa and Columbia Streets. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black male with a slim build. At the time, he was wearing a gray pullover hooded sweatshirt with charcoal sleeves, dark jeans, dark Nike tennis shoes and a dark backpack with blue handles.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Second Precinct Detective Jorge Thondique at (804) 646-8170 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Suspect Sought in Museum District Package Theft


December 19, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and who is suspected of a package theft which occurred in the Museum District on Friday.

At approximately 3:08 p.m., on Friday, an unknown male walked up to the front door of a residence in the 2800 block of West Grace Street and took a package from the front porch.
The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a brown jacket with a hood, blue jeans, and white shoes at the time of the incident.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
 
 

Search Continues for Missing Man and Woman


December 19, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate two individuals who’ve each been missing for about a year and a half.


“We are working with our law enforcement partners across the state and the region to bring these individuals home,” Major Crimes Detective William Thompson. “It’s possible they may be in another jurisdiction, even another state. We hope the public may provide any tips or information that may assist us with reuniting Ms. Davis and Mr. Freeman with their families.”


Melanie A. Davis

Davis, 55, was last seen in the 3000 block of Woodrow Avenue in May 2016.

She is described as a black female with a medium complexion and brown hair. She is 5’9” in height, and weighs approximately 170 pounds. She has a tattoo of vines on her lower back and several burn marks on her neck and shoulders.
 
                                                                          Melanie  A. Davis
 
 
 
Lander S. Freeman

Freeman, 73, was last seen on June 6, 2016 in the 1500 block of Silver Avenue after leaving his home to walk to Kings Market. His walking stick was found on the porch of a friend’s home in the 1400 block of Silver Avenue.
He is described as a black male, 6’1” tall, with a medium complexion, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has an injury to one eye. He was last seen wearing a coat with fur around the hood and “Obama” written on the back, green pants and a black fedora-type hat.
 
Lander S. Freeman
 
 
 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Arrest Made in West Federal Street Homicide


December 18, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a Richmond man in connection with a homicide that occurred in September.

Malik M. Gary, 21, of the 1600 block of Rosecrest Avenue has been charged with second degree-murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a murder. He was indicted by a multi-jurisdictional grand jury last week. Gary was already in custody on unrelated charges.

At approximately 4:26 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 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 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 discovered Marvin C. Eley, 28, of the 3200 block of M Street suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell  at (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com
 
 

Suspect Sought in Monroe Ward Sexual Assault



December 18, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo who is a suspect in an assault that occurred early this month in Monroe Ward.

At around 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4., police were dispatched to the intersection of North 1st and Grace Streets after receiving a report of a woman screaming for help. Officers located the victim at North 3rd and Broad Streets and she was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Officers were told the victim was walking in the area when she was approached by an unknown male who began to make sexual comments to her. He then began to assault the victim, striking her several times with a wooden block then sexually assaulting her.

The suspect has been seen in the area in the past.

He is described as a black male with a dark beard. At the time he was wearing a light-colored knit cap; medium-colored jacket with dark-colored sleeves, a white label on the right chest, and a white design on the back; light-colored pants; and dark-colored shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Larry at (804) 646-5896 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Victims Identified in Bunche Place Double Homicide


December 18, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victims in a double homicide that occurred on Bunche Place as Dwayne F. Frazier Jr., 21, of the 5100 block of Cedar Haven Road and Anthony J. Jones, 20, of the 800 block of Willomett Avenue.

At approximately 1:07 p.m., yesterday, officers received a call for the report of a person down. When police arrived, they located Frazier Jr. and Jones deceased in a vehicle. Both had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.
The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Person Who Fired on RPD Officer Identified


December 15, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the person who fired on RPD Officer Travis Dooley yesterday following a pursuit that ended on 4th Avenue.

He is James E. Williams, Jr. 18, of the 1100 block of Sumpter Street.

Williams is currently in the custody of the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, charged with murder.


RPD detectives will charge Williams at a later date.

Officer Dooley remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a use-of-force investigation.

Suspect Sought in East Main Street Robbery


Dec. 15, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and who is suspected of an armed robbery on East Main Street last month.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the male in the photo approached a female and a male in the 1500 block of East Main Street, brandished a handgun and stole the female victim’s purse. The suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries.

The suspect was captured on a nearby surveillance camera shortly before the incident. He is described as black male, approximately 30 years of age with a slim build. He is approximately 5’8” tall and wore white and red Nike Air Jordan sneakers. The video clip shows his hair in cornrows.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call First Precinct Detective B. Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or online at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Officer-Involved Shooting - Officer Identified


December 15, 2017

The Richmond Police Department officer who returned fire in yesterday’s shooting on 4th Avenue is Officer Travis S. Dooley. He joined the Department on January 13, 2014.

Officer Dooley remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

4th Avenue Officer-Involved Shooting


December 14, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in the north side of the city.

At approximately 8:27 a.m., Thursday, December 14, an RPD officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of one that was seen at a shooting that had occurred minutes earlier in Gilpin Court. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but it sped away. A short pursuit ensued.

At approximately 8:29 a.m., the vehicle was forced to stop in 3300 block of 4th Avenue when the roadway ended at a wooded area. One occupant exited the vehicle and fired multiple shots from an assault-style weapon at the officer, striking his cruiser. The officer returned fire, striking the shooter. A second occupant exited the vehicle and fled into the wooded area.

Additional RPD officers arrived at the scene. They applied a tourniquet to the leg of the wounded shooter, likely saving his life, until paramedics arrived to transport him to a local hospital. He is expected to survive. An assault-style weapon was recovered near the vehicle.

At approximately 9:24 a.m., RPD officers located the second occupant of the vehicle in the wooded area.

Charges have not yet been filed as RPD detectives are continuing their investigation. The shooter, an adult male, will not be identified at this time. The second occupant of the vehicle will not be identified as he is a juvenile male.


“This was outstanding police work by every officer involved in the incident, especially the pursuing officer who faced a deadly threat alone and acted without hesitation.” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “Think about this - the responding officers who applied the tourniquet saved the life of a man who had just attempted to kill one of their fellow officers. That is their commitment to the preservation of life.”

The RPD officer who discharged his weapon has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Department’s Force Investigation Team, (FIT). Major Crimes Division detectives and forensic examiners will use multiple officer and eyewitness accounts, physical evidence, and body-camera footage to prepare a report that will be reviewed by Chief Durham and submitted to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The officer’s name will not be released until a retaliation risk-assessment has been completed. The body-camera footage is considered to be evidence and will not be released until the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has ruled on the incident.

The Gilpin Court shooting occurred at approximately 8:24 a.m. in the 1200 block of St. John Street. The victim, an adult male, is expected to survive.

Victim Identified in Stockton Street Homicide

December 14, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in this morning’s homicide in the city’s south side as Antoine L. Smith Jr., 24, of the 3200 block of Broad Rock Boulevard.

At approximately 5:01 a.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Stockton Street for the report of a person shot. When police arrived, they located Smith Jr. suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Victim Identified in Rothesay Road Homicide


December 13, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in this morning’s homicide as Michael T. Boston Jr., 27, of the 1400 block of Claiborne Street.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., officers received a call for the report of a person down in the 700 block of Rothesay Road. When police arrived, they located Boston Jr. deceased on the sidewalk suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective D. Cuffley at (804) 646-6795 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Suspect Sought in Ruffin Road Shooting


December 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the male in the photos who is a suspect in an attempted armed robbery and shooting last week.

At approximately 1 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, an unknown male attempted to rob a male near the intersection of Ruffin Road and Columbia Street. After the suspect brandished a handgun the victim ran away but was shot by the suspect. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Detectives believe the images below, captured at a nearby convenience store a few minutes before the shooting, are images of the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 6’ tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. The suspect has a tattoo on his forehead and a teardrop tattoo near his right eye. He may be driving a dark-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident or suspect to call Major Crimes Detective B. McWhirter at (804) 646-6739 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
 

 

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