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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Suspect Sought in Woodland Park Store Robbery


June 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is suspected of an armed robbery which occurred in Woodland Park last month.

The robbery occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at the FasMart at 2107 Semmes Avenue. The suspect entered the store pointing the weapon at the store clerk. As the suspect walked toward the counter, a second employee approached the suspect and grabbed the barrel of the weapon. The two individuals struggled with the weapon until the suspect fled the scene heading down West 21st Street toward the James River.

The suspect is described as a black male or female that has a thin build and is approximately 5’6” to 5’7” in height. At the time, the suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and white shoes.

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.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Pedestrian Identified in W. Main St. Fatality


June 9, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed early this morning in the Fan District as Richard K. Priebe, 74, of the 100 block of Vine St.

At approximately 6:01 a.m., RPD officers were called to the 1700 block of W. Main St. for a report of a person down. When they arrived they found Priebe’s body lying in the roadway. They quickly determined he had been struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had remained at the scene.
The RPD Crash Team has determined that Priebe was jogging northbound in the roadway on Vine St.  He entered the intersection with W. Main St. without stopping and was struck by the vehicle travelling westbound on W. Main St.

Charges, if any, are still to be determined,
pending the completion of the investigation and consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Victims Identified in Decatur Street Homicides


June 9, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the victims in a double homicide that occurred earlier this week on the city’s south side. They are:

  • Christian K. Singleton, 15, of the 3900 block of Larchmont Lane
  • Ketron R. Wells, 16, of the 1700 block of Halifax Avenue

On Wednesday, June 7, at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers received calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. They arrived and found the bodies of Singleton and Wells outside on the ground lying near each other. They had both been shot.
“This is the second time this year that two teens, children, have been shot and killed together; last March in Mosby Court and now this. It is hard to imagine the pain their families are experiencing,” said RPD Chief Alfred Durham. “The only way we can bring some measure of comfort to them is to catch the killers. In both cases, our detectives need tips from the public to solve these crimes. Staying silent is no longer an option. I encourage anyone with information to tell us what you know.”

Both Singleton and Wells were students in the Richmond Public School System.

“I am deeply saddened by the deaths of two of our high school students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families at this time,” said RPS Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden. “We recognize the severe impacts that these unfortunate incidents have had on the culture and climate of our schools. Every time there is an act of violence involving our students, it disrupts our learning environment and increases the already existing challenges in helping our students achieve academic success. We will continue to work collaboratively with the Richmond Police Department as well as our community partners to ensure that the safety and well-being of our students remains paramount in our school system.”


Anyone with information about these homicides 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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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

June 8, 2017

WHO:                          Chief Alfred Durham
                                   
Richmond Police personnel

WHAT:                      
Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run – Capitol Leg

WHEN:                       10 a.m., Friday, June 9


WHERE:                     Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, Capitol Square
- south of the Patrick Henry Building (1111 E. Broad St.) near the Governor’s Mansion in the Darden Garden

BACKGROUND:      
Richmond Police personnel and members of other area law enforcement agencies will participate in the Torch Run’s Capitol Leg at 10 a.m., Friday, June 10. This year, the Capitol Leg of the Torch Run will leave from the newly dedicated Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial located at the Darden Garden on Capitol Square. From there, runners will begin a four mile course to the Richmond Police Memorial Statue in Byrd Park.

Richmond Police also will participate in the Torch Run’s Final Leg, starting 8 p.m., Friday, at the Tuckahoe Rescue Squad and ending at the University of Richmond Robins Center for the start of the Special Olympics games, which the Torch Run benefits.


“The Law Enforcement Torch Run is now in its 32nd year,” said Captain Harvey Powers, the Department’s Torch Run coordinator. “The torch symbolizes the courage, determination and effort of Special Olympic athletes everywhere.”


This year’s course and destination take the participants to Grace Street, past RPD headquarters and west on Main Street. After circling Carytown, the run will conclude at the Richmond Memorial Statue in Byrd Park.


This year, law enforcement agencies in Virginia have raised 1.3 million dollars to fund the important missions of Special Olympics.

Decatur Street Double Homicide Investigation


June 8, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is investigating a double homicide that occurred on the city’s southside.

Last night at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers received calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. Officers arrived and found a male down and unresponsive in the street. Nearby on the sidewalk another male was found down and unresponsive. Both had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.
Responders from the Richmond Ambulance Authority pronounced both males dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

RPD detectives canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with several people who reported hearing gunshots.
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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arrest Made in Downtown Shooting


June 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting which occurred last week on East Broad Street.

Shortly after 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, police were called to the 300 block of East Broad Street for a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located a victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Witnesses stated the shooting occurred after the victim and suspect engaged in a verbal altercation.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.

Later in the day, Christopher N. Hargrove, 31, of the 3400 block of Maury Street was arrested in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with felonious assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The Richmond Police Department would like to thank our partners at VCU Police for their quick response and assistance,” said Lt. Jason Hudson. “The Department would also like to thank the witnesses along East Broad Street who provided key information which lead to the swift arrest of the suspect.”

Detectives ask anyone with any additional information about the shooting to call Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 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.

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Arrest Made in Patterson Avenue Double Shooting


June 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection to the double shooting which occurred early this week in the city’s Westhampton neighborhood.

At around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, police received several calls for shots fired in a parking lot in the 5600 block of Patterson Avenue. When officers arrived, they came upon two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.


The two victims were transported to a local hospital. One of the victims has since been released. The second victim’s condition is considered non-life-threatening.

Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Raquan T. Waller, 19, of the 3800 block of Tighe Court in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with attempted murder (x2) and use of a firearm in commission of a felony (x2).


Detectives ask anyone with any additional information about the double shooting to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 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.

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Detectives Seek Information on Northside Shooting


June 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to provide information relating to a shooting which occurred in the city’s Northside.

Around 10:15 p.m. on Friday, April 21, an officer was in route to an unrelated call when he was flagged by a witness in the 1500 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.


The officer was told a vehicle, occupied by four black, male juveniles, turned northbound onto Chamberlayne Avenue from West Bacon Street. As the suspects were yelling unknown obscenities, a passenger in the back left-hand side of the vehicle began firing his weapon striking the windshield of a sedan. The vehicle then fled northbound on Chamberlayne Avenue. No injuries were reported at the scene.

Ten minutes later, a gunshot victim was brought to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been treated and released.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the pictured vehicle to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 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.

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Juveniles Arrested for School Burglaries and Shooting


June 7, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has arrested three juveniles for burglarizing two public school buildings in recent weeks and shooting a Richmond Public Schools employee.

At approximately, 7:37 p.m., yesterday, June 6, RPD officers responded to a burglar alarm at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School at 2300 1st Avenue. They quickly detained three male juveniles, ages 10, 11, and 11.
During the course of the investigation, detectives determined that the juveniles were also involved in a burglary of the Norrell Annex building at 201 West Graham Road on May 1 in which a Richmond Public Schools employee was shot. She suffered a non-life threatening wound.

The three juveniles are also believed to have burglarized the Norrell Annex building the weekend before the shooting.


They have each been charged with two counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Robbery, and one count of the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
Additional charges are expected to be filed.

“The shooting at Norrell Annex had a huge effect on the Barton Heights neighborhood,” said 4th Precinct Captain Jody Blackwell. “We are pleased to be able to tell those residents that we have arrested those responsible. Still, it is a concern that juveniles of that age are committing such violent acts.”


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Richmond Police Graduates 114th Basic Recruit Class

June 7, 2017

WHAT:                      
Richmond Police 114th Basic Recruit Class Graduation

WHEN:                       10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

BACKGROUND:        Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, RPD Chief Alfred Durham and the Richmond Police Department are proud to welcome 18 new officers to the force and invite the public to their graduation and swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

The class includes recruits from Richmond, Virginia; states such as New York, Arizona, California and Massachusetts; and one from the Dominican Republic.


An extra week was added to the traditional 30 week training schedule to accommodate an expanded curriculum that includes community engagement experiences in public housing communities, city schools and homeless shelters. The recruits will also graduate as certified bicycle officers.


As newly sworn officers, the five females and thirteen males will begin eight weeks of field training this Saturday; each paired with an experienced officer.


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


·     Patrick Binns
·     Kassondra Bonner
·     Caitlin Bucher
·     Richard Chinappi III
·     Christopher Creamer
·     LaTrice Ellerbe
·     Caleb Jamerson
·     Kenia Marte
·     Rosendo Mora
·     Benjamin O’Rourke
·     Nicholas Pechstein
·     Gregory Roberts
·     Caitlin Sanborn
·     Joshua Sanborn
·     Junius Thorpe
·     Ryan Tierney
·     Joseph Vanderbrook
·     Dajour Worsham