Monday, July 31, 2017

National Night Out

July 31, 2017

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

The annual event, to be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, 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. To find an event near your neighborhood, visit

“When neighbors get together at these block parties they get to know one another,” said Sgt. Carol Adams with the Community Care Unit. “The relationships that form can be a powerful weapon in fighting crime because they become motived to help each other by keeping an eye on each other and their properties.”


National Night Out is a night designed to forge strong relationships between neighborhoods and police. The annual event also helps police officers and citizens work together to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention. 

Suspect Sought in Residential Burglary

Suspect Sought in Residential Burglary

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the male suspect in the attached photo and video who broke into a Ginter Park home in May.

At approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, the suspect broke into a home in the 3900 block of Seminary Avenue and stole a Specialized Rockhopper Pro Mountain Bike, white in color, and electronic devices.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect to call Fourth Precinct Detective W. O’Neil at (804) 646-3103 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, July 28, 2017

National Night Out Kickoff Event and U.S. Army Partnership

July 28, 2017

WHAT:                   National Night Out Kickoff Event and Ceremonial Signing for                                               Partnership for Youth Success Program

WHEN:                   10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017

WHERE:                 Forest Hill Avenue Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave

BACKGROUND:     We hope citizens will join Richmond Police and Target stores for a National Night Out Kickoff Event.
Officers will be on hand with crime prevention materials and children’s fingerprinting ID kits. The kickoff party will also include free food.

In addition to the kickoff event, a ceremonial signing will take place at 10 a.m. to launch the partnership with The Richmond Police Department and U.S. Army for the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program. The PaYS Program helps provide job opportunities within the police department for Soldiers after completing their service to the country.
“What better way to continue to help keep our community safe than recruiting these reservists as well as Soldiers who are at the end of their service for the U.S. Army,” said Chief Alfred Durham.


Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Suspects Sought in Commercial Burglaries


Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the female suspect in the attached photo and all three suspects seen in the video who are believed to have burglarized several businesses in the past few months.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, two unknown suspects and a female suspect broke a window and entered the Six Points Express, located at 2933 Second Ave., and stole cigarettes and cash. All three suspects wore masks but the female’s mask, when she jumped over a counter, briefly dropped to reveal her face. The photo of that moment is attached.

Detectives believe these three have also burglarized other stores in the region.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about the identity of the three suspects to call Fourth Precinct Detective W. O’Neil at (804) 646-3103 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.

Two More Arrests Made in Brookhaven Road Homicide

July 27, 2017
Officers and detectives with the Richmond Police Department’s Fugitive and Firearms Initiative, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, has arrested a male and a female in connection with a homicide earlier this month.

Aaron R. Stroud, 45, of the 5200 block of Sunbeam Road, Chesterfield, and Deneka L. Young, 34, of the 2400 block of Concord Avenue, Richmond, were arrested on Thursday, July 20 in a residence in the 3400 block of Irvington Street. They were taken into custody without incident. Both have been charged in connection to the homicide. Stroud was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Their photos are attached.

The Department announced the arrest of James D. Faris, 37, of the 13600 block of Quail Hollow Lane, Midlothian, last week for his involvement in the same incident.

At approximately 8:28 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 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 he died.

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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Aaron R. Stroud

Deneka L. Young

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Victim Identified in Single Vehicle Traffic Fatality


July 27, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team is investigating a fatality that occurred yesterday evening in the Blackwell neighborhood.


Shortly after 5:45 p.m., a 2006 Toyota Avalon was traveling west on Decatur Street toward Commerce Road. Upon entering the intersection, the vehicle made a sharp right turn crossing into the median of Commerce Road and continued southbound. The vehicle struck a “No Parking” sign then a concrete wall on the southwest corner of the intersection where it came to a rest.

The victim, Damon L. Whitehead, 43, of the 600 block of North Laburnum Avenue was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.


Preliminary reports show he may have suffered a medical emergency shortly before the collision. The medical examiner will determine cause and manner of death.


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


Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Scott Jones at (804) 646-1369, Det. Larry Walker at (804) 646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspect Sought in Commercial Burglary


July 27, 2017
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo who is suspected of stealing items from a business earlier this month.
At approximately 3:24 p.m. on July 14, officers were called to a business in the 2200 block of West Broad Street for the report of a breaking and entering. Officers arrived and found the business had been broken into and several items taken.

The incident occurred sometime between 7 p.m. – 9 a.m. on July 13 and 14.


The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a dark colored baseball cap with a light-colored rim, a striped dark blue and yellow polo T-shirt, dark-colored shorts, and dark tennis shoes.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Heather Truong at (804) 646-1067 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 26, 2017

Officer-Involved Shooting Update

July 26, 2017

The Richmond Police Department has identified the person who was fatally shot during an encounter with RPD officers yesterday morning.

Alexander J. Schoessel, 23, of the 1100 block of Rochelle Road, Chester, VA
was shot at approximately 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of 3rd and East Main Streets as he attacked an RPD officer with a small axe. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:31 a.m.

Two RPD officers discharged their weapons during the attack. They are:
·         Nicholas Pechstein, 28, Patrol Officer, 8 months of service
·         Joshua Sanborn, 24, Patrol Officer, 8 months of service

An RPD officer was wounded when he was caught in the line of fire. The bullet struck his ballistic vest. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He is:
·         John Rotondi, 43, Patrol Officer, 12 years of service

“I am grateful that Officer Rotondi was not seriously wounded,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “He is a fine officer – one we rely on to train our newer officers so they learn the proper way to do the job.”

All of the officers who were present at the time of the shooting have received behavioral health counseling to help them deal with what they’ve experienced. They may continue to receive counseling if they wish.

“Although it is early in our investigation, from what I’ve seen and heard, these officers behaved with the utmost professionalism and courage,” said Chief Durham. “I believe they acted with restraint until they were called upon to use greater force.”


Videos captured by several body-worn cameras will be used by the Department’s Force Investigation Team (FIT) as they prepare a report for Chief Durham who will review it and then submit it to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for review. The videos will be released once the C.A.’s Office has made its determination. The FIT detectives have also interviewed all the RPD officers who were present and several eyewitnesses, and they will process ballistic and forensic evidence collected at the scene.

Suspect Sought in Verizon Larceny


July 26, 2017

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

At approximately 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, the suspect entered the Verizon store at 7209 Forest Hill Avenue and reportedly stole cell phones. Surveillance footage shows the suspect reaching over the table to grab the phones then walking out of the store. The suspect eventually dropped the phones after being pursued by a store employee.


The suspect is described as a white male who is in his 30’s with brown hair.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark-colored shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Officer Chris Foultz at (804) 646-1412 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.



Victim Identified in Two-Vehicle Traffic Fatality

July 26, 2017

The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team is investigating a fatality that occurred last night near Carytown.

At approximately 10:52 p.m., crash team investigators were called to the Downtown Expressway at I-195 near the Cary Street exit to investigate a two-vehicle accident.

A 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with four occupants, including the driver, was traveling westbound on the downtown expressway toward I-195 when a silver 1999 Toyota Corolla struck the vehicle in a head-on collision.  The driver of the Corolla was operating the car in the wrong direction of the expressway at the time of the collision.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Eugene J. Driscoll, Jr., 45, of the 7700 block of Sunday Silence Lane, Midlothian, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

The four occupants of the Santa Fe were transported to a local hospital with injuries that are considered life threatening for one of the occupants and non-life threatening for the three other occupants.

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


Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Sgt. Scott Jones at 804-646-1369 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.

Officer-Involved Shooting Downtown

July 25, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in downtown Richmond. One person was killed and an RPD officer was wounded during the incident.

At approximately 9:31 a.m., RPD officers were alerted by a call to 911 of a man carrying a large knife and small axe behaving erratically near the Tredegar Iron Works. Using information provided by additional callers, they were able to track his whereabouts as he moved southward into the city. At approximately 10:00 a.m., they spotted him at the intersection of 3rd and East Main Streets.

The RPD officers attempted to speak to the man but, despite repeated attempts to de-escalate the situation using verbal commands, he refused to lay down his weapons. A Taser was deployed but was ineffective. When the man attacked the officers, two of them fired their service weapons striking the man.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:31 a.m. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.

His name will be released once a positive identification has been made and next of kin notified.

An RPD officer, a male 12 year veteran of the Department, was also wounded during the incident. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound, treated and released.

The names of the RPD officers involved in the shooting will be released once a threat-assessment has been conducted and Chief Alfred Durham has reviewed a preliminary report of the incident.

“I am sorry about the loss of life that occurred today. I wish there had been a different outcome,” said Chief Alfred Durham. “But it is important to remember what my officers are dealing with at this time. They have been interviewed and placed on administrative leave. I will release their names once I am assured there is no threat of retaliation against them.”

The Department’s Force Investigation Team (FIT), comprised of homicide detectives, have begun their investigation. The detectives have secured the weapons of the officers involved in the incident, they have interviewed the officers and several eyewitnesses, and they will review body-worn camera videos taken by officers at the scene. That videos will not be released at this time as they are part of the on-going investigation.


Once completed, the final FIT report will be presented to Chief Durham and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Community Walk in the Southwood Neighborhood

July 25, 2017

WHAT:                        Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                 5:30 p.m. Today, July 25, 2017

WHERE:               1200 Southwood Parkway

BACKGROUND:  Mayor Levar Stoney, Chief Alfred Durham,
and Richmond Police Department officers will participate in a walk through Richmond’s Southwood neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. today. 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 212 Lt. Michael Phibbs
said it has been a challenge 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.

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