Sunday, July 23, 2017

Victim Identified in Hopkins Road Homicide


July 23, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday morning’s homicide on Hopkins Road as Melvin L. Chambliss, 52, of the 1900 block of Hopkins Road.


At approximately 1:54 a.m., officers received a call for shots fired the 1900 block of Hopkins Road. Officers arrived and found Chambliss, an adult male, down and unresponsive in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.
Chambliss was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide 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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Victim Identified in North Avenue Death Investigation


July 23, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the female who died during a triple stabbing last night on North Avenue as Vivian L. Robinson, 50, of the 4300 block of North Avenue.


At approximately 11:53 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 3300 block of North Avenue for the report of an argument and persons stabbed. Officers arrived and found four individuals who were involved in the incident, a male and three females. The three females had suffered from stab wounds. Two were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening and Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.


Detectives have opened a death investigation for this incident and are consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine possible charges.


Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at
www.7801000.com.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Victim Identified in North Avenue Homicide


July 22, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim of Friday’s homicide on North Avenue as Michael D. Johnson, 25, of the 2700 block of North Avenue.


At approximately 8:47 p.m.,
officers received a call for shots fired the 2700 block of North Avenue. Officers arrived and found Johnson, an adult male, down and unresponsive on the sidewalk. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he died Friday night. 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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Hopkins Road Homicide


July 22, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning.


At approximately 1:54 a.m.,
officers received a call for shots fired the 1900 block of Hopkins Road. Officers arrived and found an adult male down and unresponsive in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.


Anyone with information about this homicide 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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North Avenue Homicide


July 22, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night.


At approximately 8:47 p.m.,
officers received a call for shots fired the 2700 block of North Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult male down and unresponsive on the sidewalk. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital where he died Friday night. 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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Friday, July 21, 2017

Search Continues for Man Suspected of Inappropriate Touching of a Female


July 21, 2017

Richmond Police detectives continue to search for the man, in the attached photo, who is suspected of inappropriately touching a female earlier this year.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, a female in the area of Monument Avenue and Robinson Street reported the male, in the photo, touched her inappropriately before he fled from the scene.

Detectives from Major Crimes were given the attached photo as part of their investigation. Detectives have sent the photo to precinct patrol officers and detectives in an attempt to identify him.

Detectives ask anyone who can identify this individual to call Det. J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570.

Citizens can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip. Crime Stoppers is anonymous.


Suspect Sought in Breaking and Entering in Fan Home

July 21, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is suspected of breaking and entering into a residence earlier this morning.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., an unknown man was found inside of a home in the 1100 block of Floyd Avenue The suspect fled the scene after the victim discovered he was inside of the home. No items were reported stolen.  He was last seen going northbound on Harrison Street.

The suspect is described as a bald black male with dark complexion with possible dark facial hair. He is approximately in his mid-30s, 200 pounds, and 6’0” in height. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a tan baseball hat, gray polo T-shirt, blue shorts and dark-colored tennis shoes.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 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.


Missing Northside Man Sought


July 20, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man, Steven Kershner, who has been missing since earlier this month. His photos are attached.


Kershner, 38, was last seen the morning of July 7 leaving his residence to walk to Staff Zone on Hospital Street, but never arrived. He is described as a black male with a light complexion, 5’8” tall, with brown eyes and black hair close to shaven or bald, and weighing approximately 125 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, chest, and hand. He can usually be found wearing red and black shoes.


Detectives do not suspect foul play at this point.


Anyone who sees Steven Kershner or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Mills at (804) 646-6734 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.





 

Report to the Community

January 20, 2017

WHAT:                 Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham to Address 2017 Crime Trends & Homicides


WHEN:                10:00 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2017
WHERE:               RPD Headquarters, 200 W. Grace St., 2nd Floor

BACKGROUND: 
RPD Chief Alfred Durham will update the community on crime trends in the city in 2017.


“As the chief law enforcement officer in Richmond, it is my job to keep the public informed about crime in the city,” said Chief Durham. “I will analyze the crime statistics for the first six months of the year and answer questions about our homicide investigations.”


Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring will also speak.


The media are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Suspect Sought in Theft from Local Restaurant

July 20, 2017



Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual in the photos who is suspected of theft from a building in the city’s Fan neighborhood.

Sometime between the hours of 1 and 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, it was reported an adult male took a wallet from Helen’s restaurant at 2527 W. Main St. Later that morning at approximately 5:30 a.m., surveillance video shows the suspect using a stolen card at 3rd Street Diner located at 218 E. Main Street.

The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion who is in his early 20’s with dark hair and a full beard. At the time, he was wearing a medium-colored backwards baseball cap with a dark strap and a light-colored T-shirt.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call
Third Precinct Detective 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, July 19, 2017

Five Shot in Whitcomb Court


July 19, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a shooting, resulting in five victims, which occurred in the city’s east end early this morning.

At approximately 2:31 a.m. officers were called to the 2300 block of Bethel Street for the report of several persons shot. When officers arrived, they came upon five victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Three adult males and two juvenile females were transported to a local hospital with injuries that are considered non-life threatening.

It was reported that a dark-colored Jeep SUV was traveling down the 2300 block of Bethel Street, a witness stated they then heard several shots fired into a nearby group of people. The vehicle then fled the scene.

“Detectives have been working on this case since early this morning,” said Lt. Jason Hudson. “We know there were many witnesses in the area at the time of the incident. We ask that anyone with any information to please come forward.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective B. McWhirter at (804) 646-6739 Crime Stoppers at (804) 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.

Opening Hydrants to Keep Kids Cool

July 18, 2017

With recent high temperatures soaring into the nineties, the Richmond Police Department has come up with a plan to help children in the city stay cool. During the heat wave, RPD officers will be opening water hydrants on hot summer afternoons in several city neighborhoods. They started today.


RPD Chief Alfred Durham recruited other city agencies, the Department of Public Utilities and the Department of Public Works, to make the process possible.


“I remember as a child when they would open the hydrant in my neighborhood so we could play in the cool water,” said Chief Durham. “We looked forward it so much. I’d like to thank DPU and DPW for working with us to make it happen.”


The hydrants will be opened for two hours at a time on a rotating schedule until temperatures moderate in these Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority communities:


·         Creighton
·         Fairfield
·         Gilpin
·         Hillside
·         Mosby
·         Whitcomb
(A more detailed schedule is attached.)

RPD officers will open and close the hydrants and will monitor each location for safety issues.
HYDRANT OPENING SCHEDULE/LOCATIONS
COMMUNITY
LOCATION
DAY / TIME
MOSBY
1921 Accommodation (Intersection of Accommodation and Redd Streets)
SUNDAY / 2:00-4:00
 
TUESDAY / 4:00-6:00
WHITCOMB
2500 Bethel Street (Intersection of Bethel and Magnolia Streets)
MONDAY/ 2:00-4:00
 
WEDNESDAY / 4:00-6:00
CREIGHTON
2112 Creighton Road (In front of community center)
TUESDAY / 2:00-4:00
 
FRIDAY / 4:00-6:00
FAIRFIELD
2500 Rosette Street (Intersection of Rosetta and Phaup Streets)
SATURDAY / 2:00-4:00
 
THURSDAY / 4:00-6:00
GILPIN
1200 St. John (Intersection of St. John and W. Federal Streets)
MONDAY-FRIDAY
 
3:00-5:00
HILLSIDE
1834 Southlawn Avenue
SATURDAY/ 11:00-1:00
 
THURSDAY / 6:00-8:00

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

National Night Out and Kickoff Event

July 18, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is gearing up to celebrate National Night Out, the biggest city-wide party of the year, and all city residents are invited to participate.

The annual event, which is just two weeks away, will be on Tuesday, Aug. 1 2017. It brings police and neighbors together in support of crime prevention during an evening full of fun for all ages. A strong partnership between the citizens and law enforcement is a powerful tool in fighting crime which begins with building a sense of community. 

Numerous National Night Out events will be hosted throughout the Richmond area.

We hope citizens will also join Richmond Police and Target stores for a National Night Out Kickoff Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the Forest Hill Avenue Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave. Come out to meet your community care officers who will be on hand with crime prevention materials and children activities. The kickoff party will also include free food.

“National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police,” said Capt. Daniel Minton. “The annual event also helps police officers and citizen’s work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention.”


For more information about National Night Out, please visit www.natw.org/

Search Continues for Missing Man and Woman

July 17, 2017

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

“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

Anyone who sees Melanie A. Davis or Lander S. Freeman or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or call 911 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.

Arrest Made in Brookhaven Road Homicide

July 17, 2017
The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the Chesterfield Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, has arrested a Midlothian man in connection with this weekend’s homicide.

James D. Faris, 37, of the 13600 block of Quail Hollow Lane, Midlothian, was arrested Monday morning without incident. Faris has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the homicide. Other charges are pending. His photo is attached.

At approximately 8:28 p.m., Saturday, officers were called to the 2100 block of Brookhaven Road for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Carlos Terry, 36, of the 4100 block of Norborne Road in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Terry was transported to a local hospital where early Sunday he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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James Faris

Monday, July 17, 2017

Arrest Made in Multiple Commercial Burglaries across City


July 17, 2017

A Richmond man has been arrested and charged in connection with multiple burglaries which have occurred across the city since June.


Spencer T. Adkins, 55, of the 1200 block of Hull Street,
was arrested last Thursday evening. He is charged with commercial breaking and entering (x2). Additional charges are pending. His booking photo is attached.

Around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, police were told an unknown male forced entry into Boulevard Burgers and Brew at 1300 N Boulevard. Surveillance footage shows the suspect climbing over a railing, breaking a window to gain entry into the building and taking two cash registers.


Surveillance video showed Adkins forcing entry into the restaurant as well as additional establishments.


“The Richmond Police Department would like to thank the community for providing information regarding this case which led to an arrest,” said Det. Paul Cho.


Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or Fourth Precinct Detective Paul Cho at (804) 646-2939 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at
www.7801000.com.


Victim Identified in James River Drowning

July 17, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the man who drowned in the James River on Saturday as Rudy Organiz-Aguilon, 20, of the 100 block of North Laburnum Avenue.

At approximately 3:25 p.m., an officer on Belle Isle was alerted to a male needing assistance in the James River. The Richmond Fire Department River Rescue team responded and located Organiz-Aguilon in the river, brought him to shore and attempted to resuscitate him.

Organiz-Aguilon was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No foul play is suspected.

Domestic Incident on Tanby Road Leads to Death Investigation

July 17, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the person who died as a result of a domestic incident and shooting that occurred in a home on Tanby Road last week.

At approximately 10:08 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, officers responded to the 3600 block of Tanby Road for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found a male, Syed K. Haider, 53, of the 3600 block of Tanby Road, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.


Anyone with further information about this death investigation 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

Victim Identified in Brookhaven Road Homicide

July 16, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in last night’s shooting on Brookhaven Road as
Carlos Terry, 36, of the 4100 block of Norborne Road.

Last night at approximately 8:28 p.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of Brookhaven Road for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found Terry in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Terry was transported to a local hospital where early today he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Suspect Sought in West Broad Street Hit and Run

July 13, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the driver of the vehicle who is suspected of a hit and run which occurred in the Carver neighborhood in May.

Around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, officers responded to the intersection of West Broad and Goshen Streets for a report of a hit and run.

Officers were told the victim was on his motorcycle and traveling westbound on West Broad Street. As he proceeded to make a right turn onto Goshen Street, a gray sedan struck his motorcycle from the rear. Due to the high impact of the collision, the motorcycle spun throwing the victim off the motorcycle. The suspect fled the scene continuing westbound on West Broad Street.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a grey Pontiac sedan with license plate WPH-5981.


Detectives ask anyone with information about this incident to call Hit and Run Sgt. Scott Jones at (804) 646-1369 or Officer Larry Walker at (804) 646-1709 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.

Vacation Watch for Home and Business

July 13, 2017

Summer is in full swing and many people are preparing for vacations. The last thing you want on your mind during a fun trip is the security or your property.

Fortunately, the Richmond Police Department offers a free service year-round to residents to keep an eye on their homes – and businesses – while they are away.

Through the House and Business Watch Program, citizens can fill out a watch request form and submit it to their neighborhood precinct prior to vacation. While they are gone, an officer will periodically check the perimeter of the property. Each request covers up to a three-week period.

“Our home and business vacation watch service is an excellent way to assist residents and business owners when they are away for an extended period of time,” said Community Care Captain Dan Minton. “This can help protect their property…and best of all, the peace of mind is free.”

For more information and to obtain a watch request form, visit www.richmondgov.com/police and click on the link for the VacationWatch Request Form. A map of each precinct is featured on the request form webpage to assist residents and business owners in determining their precinct.

First Precinct: 2501 Q St.

Second Precinct: 177 East Belt Boulevard

Third Precinct: 301 South Meadow St.


Fourth Precinct: 2219 Chamberlayne Ave.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Suspect Sought in Multiple Commercial Burglaries across City

July 12, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who is believed to be linked to four burglaries in the city.

Around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, police were told an unknown male forced entry into Boulevard Burgers and Brew at 1300 N Boulevard. Surveillance footage shows the suspect climbing over a railing, breaking a window to gain entry into the building and taking two cash registers.

Additional incidents include:
  1. Around 3:10 a.m. on Monday, June 12 at Mary Angela’s Pizza at 3345 W. Cary St.
  2. Around 5 a.m. on Friday, June 30 at The Eatery at 3000 W. Cary St.
  3. Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House at 4205 W. Broad Street.
The suspect is described as either a white male or a black male with a light complexion and short facial hair. He is tall with a slender build. At the time of the July 4 incident, he was wearing a light-colored baseball hat, a light-colored shirt, pants and shoes. The suspect typically takes a register, tip and/or donation jar.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or First Precinct Detective Paul Cho at (804) 646-2939 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.



Cold Case: Suspect Sought in 10-Year-Old Southside Homicide Case


July 12, 2017

Richmond Police Detectives are seeking anyone who may have new information that may lead detectives to solve a homicide which occurred 10 years ago in Southside.

Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on June 10, 2007 and 6 a.m. on June 11, 2007, James C. “Mike” Seay, 24, was walking to his house near the 5800 block of Warwick Road when he was confronted by one or more individuals. He was shot and killed at the scene.


Police arrived shortly after 6 a.m. on June 11, 2007 after receiving a call for a person down at the intersection of Warwick Road and Bramwell Road where they found Seay dead on the grass under a tree. Several witnesses reported hearing gunfire between 1 and 1:30 a.m. that morning. It was later determined the motive was likely a robbery.


“We have interviewed many citizens in the past who have provided valuable information,” Det. W.E. Thompson said. “This was an unprovoked encounter which lead to Mr. Seay’s death. We are still looking for witnesses to come forward and help bring those responsible to justice for Mr. Seay’s family and friends.”


Crimes Detective W.E. Thompson at (804) 646-3925 
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. Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Arrests Made in Westover Hills Boulevard Shooting and Robbery


July 11, 2017

The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, have made three arrests in connection to last month’s shooting and robbery on Westover Hills Boulevard.

Jamel D. Scott, 28,
of the 2100 block of Selden Street, was arrested by First Precinct officers on Thursday, July 6, after a brief vehicle and foot pursuit. He was charged with felony elude, robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Other charges are pending.

Vashawn L. Gray, 31,
of the 900 block of Rosemont Road, and Marcellus A. McQuinn, 43, of the 2100 block of Rhudy Street, Henrico, were arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force on Friday, July 7, without incident. They were charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Other charges are pending. The three booking photos are attached.

At approximately 10:24 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, officers responded to the apartment building at 633 Westover Hills Boulevard for the report shots fired. Officers investigated and located a male at a local hospital who reported he was robbed by three suspects while in his Westover Hills Boulevard apartment. During the incident, the victim was shot. The victim was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle with injuries that were not considered life threatening.


Anyone with further information about this shooting and robbery is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.



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Victim Identified in Vehicle-Train Fatality

July 9, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division Crash Team is investigating a fatality that occurred Sunday evening on the city’s Southside.

At approximately 6:43 p.m. yesterday, a 2017 Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound in the 1700 block of Broad Rock Boulevard. As a train approached, the railroad’s warning system activated its flashing red lights and warning arm. The driver continued to cross the railroad tracks when the vehicle was struck on its left side by an oncoming, southbound Amtrak train.

The driver, Clayon G. Roper, Jr., 24, of the 4200 block of Beth Road, Henrico, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the RPD Crash Team responded to the scene, where they interviewed witnesses and took measurements. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Investigator Donald Olson at 804-646-1664 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.

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Powell Road Homicide

July 9, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim and the suspect involved in a homicide which occurred last night in Southside.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. last night, police responded to the 2000 block of Powell Road for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, Wayne D. Spencer, 53, of the 2000 block of Powell Road, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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

The suspect, Alfred V. Booker, 60, of the 2000 block of Powell Road, who was known to the victim, was arrested on scene and charged with murder. A booking photo will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Baynes at (804) 646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Suspect Sought in Attempted Murder in Northside

July 6, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to help locate Keon K. Martin, 22, who is suspected of an attempted murder which occurred in the city’s Northside in April.

Around 10:33 a.m. on Monday, April 24, Martin approached a residence in the 4000 block of North Avenue and fired a shot into an occupied home.  A bystander then approached Martin and grabbed the suspect’s firearm in an attempt to point it in a safe direction.  As this was happening, another shot was fired and the suspect fled the scene.

Keon Martin
is described as a black male with a medium complexion and short black hair. He is 5’11” tall, 210 pounds and has a tattoo of a snake on his lower forearm.


Detectives ask anyone with information about this incident to call Major Crimes Det. Sgt. C. Picard at (804) 646-4060 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, July 5, 2017

Community Walk in the Southwood Neighborhood


July 5, 2017

WHAT:                   Richmond Police Department Community Walk


WHEN:                   5:30 p.m. Today, July 5, 2017


WHERE:
                 1200 Southwood Parkway

BACKGROUND:     Mayor Levar Stoney
and Richmond Police Department officers will at 5:30 p.m. today walk through Richmond’s Southwood neighborhood. During the walk, the mayor and 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 212 Lt. Michael Phibbs
said it has been difficult to establish trust in this neighborhood, which is primarily Latino. Many are immigrants who fear the police in their own home countries therefore there is some crime that goes unreported.


“Over the past year, the Richmond Police Department collaborated with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and community leaders to reduce crime and improve community relations in this neighborhood.” Lt. Phibbs said. “This community walk is an opportunity for members of the department to speak to residents and assess the success of the program.


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.