Friday, June 30, 2017

Independence Day Safety, Street Closures

Independence Day Safety, Street Closures
                                                                                                                                 
June 30, 2017

The Richmond Police Department knows the public is excited to celebrate the nation’s 241st anniversary on the upcoming Fourth of July holiday - but the Department wants everyone to celebrate safely.

Residents are reminded that fireworks and the firing of guns are illegal within the city limits, not just on July 4, but at all times.

For the public Fourth of July festivities, parking will be restricted Tuesday, July 4 in the area around Dogwood Dell, The Carillon and Byrd Park. Towing will be strictly enforced in areas with no-parking signage and as directed by Richmond Police. No parking will be allowed on medians, bridges or roadways.

Persons planning to attend festivities at Dogwood Dell are encouraged to use the shuttle service available from City stadium at McCloy Street and Douglasdale Road, beginning at 4 p.m.

The evening’s events at Dogwood Dell start at 6:15 p.m. The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities advises that alcohol and pets are not allowed at this event. The public is asked to please dispose of trash properly.

“The public will enjoy dueling fireworks shows at either end of the Boulevard this year with Dogwood Dell’s popular event and the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ Independence Day Celebration Fireworks,” said Special Operations Division Commander John O’Kleasky. “We will close several roads around Byrd Park and have a large uniform and plainclothes police presence around Dogwood Dell to ensure a safe family-friendly atmosphere.”

Please note the following street closings and traffic pattern changes for July 4:

·            Douglasdale Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from McCloy Street to Blanton Avenue from 4 to 11 p.m. This street will only be used by the shuttle buses during this time.
·            The Boulevard will be closed to southbound traffic at Cary Street at 7:30 p.m. The detour will travel east on Cary Street.
·            Westover Hills Boulevard will be closed to northbound traffic at the Boulevard Bridge at 7:30 p.m. The detour is west on Forest Hill to the Powhite Parkway or east on Forest Hill to Semmes Avenue.

Please be reminded that if a cross-street intersects with any of the closed streets, that intersection will be closed as well.

After the fireworks at Dogwood Dell, all northbound traffic traveling toward The Boulevard will be detoured eastbound to I-195. There is a 75-cent toll. All traffic from Garrett Street and Blanton Avenue will be directed south over the Boulevard Bridge utilizing both lanes.

To assist with the Fourth of July celebration, the Richmond Metropolitan Authority will waive the toll on the Boulevard Bridge for southbound traffic for 30 minutes after the fireworks display has ended.


And happy 150th to our friends from the north who are celebrating Canada Day on July 1!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Arrest Made in Flag Arson


June 29, 2017
The man suspected of burning a flag that was attached to a home in the 1600 block of Floyd Avenue yesterday has surrendered to the Richmond Police Department.
Andrew Rosas, 26, of the 1100 block of Catherine Street, surrendered at RPD Headquarters at approximately 10:30 p.m. last night. He was charged with arson. His photo is attached.

Yesterday at approximately 2: 15 a.m., a security camera recorded Rosas as he approached the home and set fire to an American flag, which was attached to a porch. The flag and the home were damaged.


The video and still photos of the incident were shared on social media and by the Richmond Police Department. Detectives wish to thank the public for the many calls sent to Crime Stoppers, (804) 780-1000, which provided information of the identity of the suspect. Rosas surrendered without incident.



Suspect Sought in Multiple Commercial Burglaries in Fan District

June 28, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is believed to be linked to seven burglaries in the Fan neighborhood.

A media advisory was released on April 25 regarding the pictured suspect committing five burglaries in the Fan and West Broad Street area. He is now confirmed to be linked to a total of seven burglaries. These incidents include:
  1. Around 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 in the 2600 block of West Cary Street.
  2. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 26 in the 300 block of North Robinson Street.
  3. Between 1 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the 4000 block of West Broad Street
  4. Between 10:15 p.m. on Monday, April 10 and 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 in the 400 block of Strawberry Street.
  5. Between 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 in the 324 block of Libbie Avenue.
  6. Between 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and 10:50 a.m. on Monday, April 17 in the 300 block of Libbie Avenue.
  7. Between 4:45 and 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the 2000 block of West Broad Street.
The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion and a stocky build. He is bald, has a dark beard, is approximately 30 to 50 years old, and 5’9” to 5’11 tall. In surveillance videos, he is seen wearing dark clothing consisting of a knit cap, T-shirt, jacket, gloves and blue jeans. He typically forces entry into restaurants and takes money from cash registers in the Fan district between 3 to 5 a.m.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detectives Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010, Ryan Bailey at (804) 646-3912, Matthew Sacksteder (804) 646-1068, or Alexandra Davila at (804) 646-1069 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. 



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wallet Thief Sought

June 28, 2017

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the woman in the photo who is a suspect in a theft of a wallet this month.

At approximately noon on Thursday, June 8, a woman reported her wallet was stolen from an office area in the James Center on East Cary Street.

First Precinct detectives believe the suspect used a credit card from the stolen wallet soon after the theft at the Target store on Laburnum Avenue in Henrico.


Anyone who can identify the woman in the photo is asked to call First Precinct Detective J. Hewitt at (804) 646-0576 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Swansboro Man has Been Found


June 27, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Swansboro Man has Been Found

“Thank you to all in the community who submitted information. Mr. Hardison has been located and is safe.” – Major Crimes Lt. Don Davenport
 
June 26, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating, Milton Hardison, who has been missing since Saturday. His photo is attached.

Hardison, 75, was last seen around noon on Saturday, June 24 near the 100 block of West Clopton Street. He suffers from a medical condition that may cause him to become disoriented.


He is described as a black male with a dark complexion, brown eyes, gray hair and beard. He is 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 150 to 160 pounds.

Anyone who sees Milton Hardison or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Brissette at (804) 337-4724 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.
 
 
 
 

Person of Interest Sought in Farmer’s Market Homicide


 
June 26, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection to a triple shooting that occurred in Shockoe Bottom.

·        Person of Interest: A black male with a light complexion in his mid-20s. He is approximately 6’0” tall with short, dark hair and a skinny build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-Shirt with a pattern and dark running pants with stripes down the leg.

·        Vehicle [Photos attached]: The POI was driving a dark gray 4-door Nissan sedan with a yellow New York license plate.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, police were called to the intersection of North 17th and East Franklin Streets for a report of two persons down. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital and have since been released.

While units were at the scene, another call was received for a person shot. The third victim was transported in a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified as Robert D. Turner Jr., 26, of the 400 block of Winston Street, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Detectives are currently looking into this incident as a homicide. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Victim Identified in Bellemeade Single Vehicle Fatality

June 23, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person killed in a vehicle fatality this morning in the city’s  Bellemeade neighborhood as Davonja L. Clark, 20, of the 5100 block of Trace Court, Chesterfield.

At approximately 1:39 a.m. this morning, a call was received for a motor vehicle accident with an injury at the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a white, 2013 Ford Fusion with front-end damage in a yard within the 1600 block of Drewry Street. Near the vehicle, was a non-responsive adult male with apparent injuries laying on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon further investigation, it was found Clark was driving southbound on Drewry Street when he approached the intersection of Minefee Street and Presson Boulevard. He lost control of the vehicle and collided into a telephone pole, tree and a fence and was ejected from the vehicle. No foul play is suspected.

A medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Crash Team investigators responded to the scene, where they interviewed witnesses and took measurements. The investigation is still on-going.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crash Team Investigator Monica Fecht at (804) 646-6190 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspects Sought in Shooting of 7-Year-Old Boy, Adult Male

June 23, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the vehicle and suspects in last night’s shooting incident of a 7-year-old boy and an adult male.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were called to the 1500 block of North 22nd Street in the Fairmount neighborhood for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found the two victims near a bus stop.

The victims were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Detectives believe the suspects were driving a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe with New York license plates. When the vehicle passed the two victims, a passenger in the Hyundai fired from the moving car, striking both victims. A photo of the suspect vehicle was captured on a nearby surveillance camera and is attached.

The motive for this shooting is unclear.


Detectives ask anyone with information about the vehicle of the suspects to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.


Victim Identified in South Richmond Homicide, Suspect Found

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide as Jawanda F. Johnson, 26, of the 2200 block of Fairfield Avenue.

The suspect, Terrell D. Cook, was located this morning in a house in Christiansburg, Virginia by the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Virginia State Police with the assistance of the Christiansburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Cook, 28, of the 1300 block of Overbrook Road, had suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Department thanks our regional law enforcement partners for their assistance in this investigation.

Yesterday at approximately 2:41 p.m., police were called to the 2200 block of Chalfont Drive for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located Johnson suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

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 Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Richmond Police Investigating South Richmond Homicide


June 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is currently investigating a domestic-related homicide which occurred in Southside this afternoon.

Around 2:41 p.m. this afternoon, police were called to the 2200 block of Chalfont Drive for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located an adult female suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Det. G. Russell at (804) 646-7715 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Information Sought in Farmer’s Market Homicide


June 22, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify two persons who were believed to be in the area during the triple shooting that occurred last week in Shockoe Bottom.

·        Person 1 [Photos attached]: Black male with a beard, hair tied back with braids or dreadlocks, and a stocky build. The morning of the incident, he was wearing a white FILA T-Shirt, dark pants, and white sneakers,

·        Person 2: A black male with a light complexion in his mid-20s. He is approximately 6’0” tall with short, dark hair and a skinny build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-Shirt with a pattern and dark running pants with stripes down the leg.

·        Vehicle [Photos attached]: Person 2 was driving a dark gray 4-door Nissan sedan with a yellow New York license plate.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, police were called to the intersection of North 17th and East Franklin Streets for a report of two persons down. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital and have since been released.

While units were at the scene, another call was received for a person shot. The third victim was transported in a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified as Robert D. Turner Jr., 26, of the 400 block of Winston Street, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“We know these two individuals were in the area and we would like to speak to them,” said Det. J. Bridges. “We know many others were also present and we are asking them to also come forward with any tips or information they may have.”
Detectives are currently looking into this incident as a homicide. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Bridges at (804) 646-4494 or Major Crimes Det. Sgt. A. Jackson at (804) 646-0606 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Larcenies

June 22, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of multiple larcenies that have occurred since May.


At around 11:25 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the 1500 block of East Cary Street for a report of a theft from a building.


The victim reported that at around 8:44 a.m., he briefly left his office desk and walked to another room inside the building. When he returned at around 8:55 a.m., he noticed an electronic was missing from his desk.


Surveillance footage shows an unknown male entered the business during the time the victim was absent from his desk. He was the only other individual in the building at that time.


The suspect is also wanted in connection to additional larcenies including:


·        110 block of South 14th Street

o   The suspect forced entry into the facility sometime between Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5 and took several electronics.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early-to-mid 40s with a clean shaven face and a stocky build. He is approximately 6’0” tall, 230-260 pounds. At the time of the June 21 larceny, he was wearing a black shirt, tan cargo shorts, a black baseball cap and multicolored shoes.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call First Precinct Detective Tori Wilson at (804) 646-0672 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.


 
 
 




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery on Midlothian Turnpike


June 21, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of an armed robbery which occurred on Midlothian Turnpike early this month.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, police were called to the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived, they were told the suspect approached the counter with several items for purchase. As the store clerk attempted to assist, the suspect bent down then stood up with a black mask covering his face. With a firearm in hand, he then demanded money. The clerk handed him money from the register and the suspect began taking money as well. He then fled westbound with a black plastic bag in hand.
He is described as a black male who is approximately 6’0” tall and 260 pounds. At the time, he was wearing a black hat – which he also used as a mask, a blue and white flannel shirt, and blue jeans with several holes.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.
 

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Suspect Sought in Three Chopt Package Theft

June 19, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo and surveillance video [sent separately] who is suspected of a package theft which occurred in the Three Chopt neighborhood early this month.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, an unknown male walked up to the front door of a residence in the 600 block of St. Christopher’s Road and took two packages from the porch. The suspect then returned to the residence at midnight the next morning taking additional packages.

He was last seen walking toward St. Christopher’s School.

The suspect is described as a white male with short brown hair, a clean shaven face, and in his late-30s to early-40s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue baseball hat, light blue or grey T-Shirt, blue jeans and a backpack.


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, online at
www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Arrests Made in Domestic Assault of Child

June 19, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Major Crimes unit has arrested Larita N. Cosby, 32, of the 1700 block of Lamb Avenue, for her role in the assault which was captured on Facebook earlier this month. She was arrested on Friday, June 16, and charged with domestic simple assault. She was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for an unrelated incident. Her photo is attached.

The Richmond Police Department has been working with Child Protective Services and would like to thank the community for providing information regarding this case.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Mills at (804) 646-6734 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


Victim Identified in Farmer’s Market Death Investigation

June 18, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified one of the victims in this morning’s triple shooting as Robert D. Turner Jr., 26, of the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue.

Shortly before 3 a.m. this morning, police were called to the intersection of North 17th and East Franklin Streets for a report of two persons down. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital.

While units were at the scene, another call was received for a person shot. The third victim, a male, was transported in a personal vehicle to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim, identified as Robert Turner, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

“This shooting occurred when many patrons were leaving establishments in the Shockoe Bottom area,” said Capt. James Laino. “If you saw anything or have any information, we need to hear from you.”

Detectives are currently looking into this incident as a death investigation.
No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this death investigation 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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Friday, June 16, 2017

Arrest Made in Satellite Club Robbery/Shooting

June 16, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has arrested Levi King, Jr., 36, of the 2400 block of Brady Street for a shooting that took place last March at the Satellite Club in the city. Levi was taken into custody by officers with the RPD’s Second Precinct Focus Mission Team (FMT) without incident in Richmond last Wednesday evening.

At approximately 1:26 a.m. on Sunday, March 12,
Richmond Police officers were called to the Satellite Club, 4000 Jefferson Davis Highway for a report of a person shot during a robbery. The victim, an adult male, was treated at a local hospital and, following surgery, has recovered.

Acting on information developed at the scene, RPD detectives were able to identify Levi as the shooter. He has been charged Malicious Wounding and the Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

       Levi King, Jr.

Victim Identified in Northside Quadruple Shooting

June 16, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s quadruple shooting in Northside.

At approximately 7:27 p.m. last night, officers responded to Old Brook Road for a report of a fight in progress. As officers were heading to the scene, a call for shots fired was also received for the same location. When officers arrived, police found four victims, two males and two females, in the 4100 block of Old Brook Road who were transported to a local hospital.

One of the female victims, Jacquesha Clanton, 18, of the 2300 block of North 29th Street, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The three remaining victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Department is investigating this incident as a homicide. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.

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UPDATE: Missing Woman Last Seen Downtown

June 19, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Woman Last Seen Downtown


“Due to an overwhelming response from the community, Kathryn Brady has been located and is safe. Thank you everyone who provided information which led us to Ms. Brady. ” – Detective W.E. Thompson

June 16, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating,
Kathryn I. Brady, who has been missing since June 26, 2016. Her photo is attached.

Brady, 60, who may also go by the alias Kathryn B. Gafvert-Wehrfritz, was last seen on June 26, 2016 by a family member near 7th and Hospital Streets in the wood line. She last had contact with VCU Police on July 29, 2016 at 1213 E. Clay Street. She may frequent homeless encampments in the city.

She is described as a white female who is 5’8 tall, with short blonde hair, and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

Anyone who sees
Kathryn I. Brady or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective W.E. Thompson at (804) 646-3925 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.


Substitute Teacher Arrested on Charges of Sexual Battery


June 15, 2017
Richmond Police detectives have arrested a substitute Richmond Public Schools teacher and charged him with sexual battery of underage students under the age of 12.

Vance Chisolm, 44, of the 2900 block of Ralph Boulevard, Henrico, has been charged with four counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile.
The Richmond Police Department has arrested Chisolm who was taken into custody without incident yesterday.

RPD detectives are investigating whether there may be additional victims.


People who may have information helpful to this investigation can call Youth and Family Crimes Detective Janet Mills at (804) 646-6734 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
 
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Arrests Made in Stockton Street Homicide

June 14, 2017

The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, have made two arrests in connection to last month’s homicide on Stockton Street.

Chavonte J. Estes, 24, of the 3700 block of Martin Avenue, Henrico, was taken into custody in the 500 block of Pelham Avenue, and Rakeym J. Bell, 24, of the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, was taken into custody in the 2400 block of Burton Ave. Both were arrested on Thursday, June 8 without incident and both have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Other charges are pending. Their photos are attached.

At approximately 11:02 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, officers responded to the apartment building at 700 Stockton Street for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Jaquan A. Harris, 25, of the 700 block of Stockton Street down and unresponsive in the fourth floor hallway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Anyone with further information about this death investigation 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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Chavonte J. Estes

Rakeym J. Bell

Suspect Sought in Fan District Graffiti Vandalisms


June 13, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is suspected of vandalizing several properties in the Fan District.

Surveillance video shows a suspect spray painting a garage in the 1200 block of West Franklin Street and several other buildings in the area.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late-teens to mid-20s with a thin build and long, brown hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a light colored shirt, blue jeans and light-colored shoes.


Police ask residents to:

·        Call 9-1-1 if you see any suspect in the process of vandalizing property;

·        Call (804) 646-5100 to file a report if you own a property that has already been tagged; or

·        Call 3-1-1 to submit a graffiti removal request.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Hawkins Wortham at (804) 646-1940 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.
 
 

 



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Community Walk in the Cedarhurst Neighborhood

June 13, 2017

WHAT:                   Richmond Police Department Community Walk


WHEN:                   5:30 p.m. Today, June 13, 2017


WHERE:
                5900 block Westover Court – Abbington Hills Apartment

BACKGROUND:   Chief Alfred Durham
and Richmond Police Department officers will at 5:30 p.m. today, walk through Richmond’s Cedarhurst neighborhood. During the walk, RPD 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 312 Lt. Harold Giles
said that the area has seen an increase in property crimes such as thefts from motor vehicles and residential burglaries.


“Property crime is highly preventable and we want to speak and provide residents with tools so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of these kinds of crimes,” Lt. Giles said. “Simple tips such as locking doors and keeping items out of plain sight can make a huge difference.”


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.