Thursday, February 16, 2017

Victims Identified in the Oliver Crossing Apartment Complex Fatal Shootings


February 16, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the three persons who were fatally shot this morning in an apartment in the Oliver Crossing Apartment Complex. They are:

·         Shaquenda Walker, 24, of the 1300 block of Coalter St
·         Deborah Walker, 55, of the 1300 block of Coalter St.
·         Walter Gaines, III, 23, of the 600 block of Jackson Ave., Henrico
At approximately 8:27 a.m., RPD officers were called to the 1300 block of Coalter Street for a report of several persons down. They quickly located three bodies in an apartment there. All three had been shot. They all were pronounced dead at the scene
RPD detectives are investigating these shootings as a probable case of murder/suicide. While their investigation is in its early stages, a preliminary analysis of the crime scene indicates the two women were shot by Gaines before he shot himself.
The Medical Examiner will determine the approximate time, cause and manner of their deaths.
Two children of Shaquenda Walker, toddlers under the age of five, were found in the apartment. They have been reunited with family members. Shaquenda Walker was the daughter of Deborah Walker.
RPD detectives are not looking for additional persons at this time in this case. They believe there is no on-going threat to the community.
RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective Rashaan Wigfall at (804) 646-6769 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “iTip” followed by your tip.

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Suspect Sought in Commercial Robbery


February 16, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who robbed a convenience store last week.

At approximately 6:37 a.m. on Friday, February 10, a store employee reported a male entered the Tiger Mart, located at 200 W. Hill St., brandished a handgun and robbed the business.

The suspect, a black male wearing a dark purple knit cap, black hooded jacket and black trousers, fled the scene on foot towards St. Peter’s Street. There were no injuries.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Fourth Precinct Detective Paul Cho at (804) 646-2939 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.
 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Victim Identified in Clarkson Road Homicide, Suspect Arrested


February 15, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified the person who was fatally stabbed last night as David Jones, 40, of the 1400 block of Clarkson Drive. A suspect has also been arrested.

At approximately 6:33 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, RPD officers were called to the 1400 block of Clarkson Road for a report of a person stabbed. They quickly located the victim, David Jones, lying in a breezeway of an apartment building.
Jones was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m.

Acting on information several witnesses provided to RPD officers, Major Crimes detectives were able to determine Jones was stabbed during a fight with another man, Devell L. Carson, 36, of the 2400 block of Whitcomb Street. Carson has been arrested and charged with Voluntary Manslaughter. 
A booking photo is not yet available.

RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective Amira Sleem at (804) 646-3871 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Victim Identified, Arrest Made in Raven Street Homicide


February 14, 2017
The Richmond Police Department has identified Donyell T. Patillo, 24, of the 4000 block of Laurelwood Road, North Chesterfield, as the victim of yesterday’s homicide in Mosby Court.

At approximately 12:08 p.m., police received a call for random gunfire in the area of the 1900 block of Raven Street. Officers responded and after surveying the area, marked the scene clear.
Twenty minutes later, police received a second call for random gunfire and a person shot in the same block. An officer, who was in the area, found Patillo suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. At 12:37 p.m. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.
Keon L. McDonald, 32, of the 600 block of Westover Woods Circle, was taken into custody yesterday. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Additional charges are expected.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the incident as a homicide and continue to gather additional information.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Edward Aeschlimann at (804) 646-3351 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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Keon L. McDonald

Friday, February 10, 2017

Arrest Made in Foxwood Apartments Homicide


February 10, 2017

An arrest has been made shooting death last month Joseph Boyle, 31, of the 4900 block of Jacobs Glenn Drive, Chesterfield.

Stephen D. Green, 23, of the 1700 block of W. Moore Street was arrested February 1 by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Chesterfield County Police Department. Green has been charged with First Degree Murder, the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.

At approximately 9:04 p.m., Sunday, January 29, RPD officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Foxwood Apartments complex, followed by a vehicle crash on Snead Road. Officers located an SUV approximately 100 yards east of the entrance to the complex, in the 5000 block of Snead Road. It had left the roadway and struck a tree. Boyle was in the driver’s seat. He had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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Stephen D. Green

Arrest Made in Barton Avenue Homicide


February 10, 2017
An arrest has been made in the shooting death last month of Charles J. Lewis, III, 53, of the 2800 block of Matterhorn Drive, Henrico.

Antoine R. Cooper, 21, of the 1600 block of Rosecrest Avenue was arrested February 6 by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. Cooper has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
At approximately 7:03 a.m. on January 23, RPD officers and other emergency personnel were called to assist an adult, black male with what was believed to be a medical emergency. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle stopped in an alley behind the 2400 block of Barton Avenue. While attempting to resuscitate Lewis, it was discovered he had been shot. A short time later, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to
call Major Crimes Detective Conrad Simms at (804) 646-0712 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.


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Antoine R. Cooper
 

Suspects Sought in Convenience Store Robbery


February 10, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in the photo who are suspected of robbery at a convenience store near West Broad Street and Malvern Avenue.

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, police received a call reporting a robbery in-progress at the Quick N Easy Mart located at 4105 W. Broad St. When officers arrived, they were told two unknown men entered the store wearing hooded sweatshirts. One of the suspects pulled a gun from his waistband and said to the store clerk, “Give me the cash.”

The clerk then handed one the suspects money from the register. The suspects then fled the scene running down an alley toward Antrim Avenue.


  • Suspect 1: A black male in his late-teens to early-20s with a dark beard. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a zipper and a white crewneck T-shirt underneath, black knit cap, and blue jeans.
  • Suspect 2: (Pictured holding weapon) A black male in his late-teens to early-20s. He was wearing a black mask over his face, a dark gray or black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 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

February 9, 2017

WHAT:                 Mayor Stoney & RPD Chief Durham to Address 2017 Violent Crime/Homicides
WHEN:                10:30 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017

WHERE:               RPD Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road
BACKGROUND:  Mayor Levar M. Stoney and RPD Chief Alfred Durham will update the community on violent crime in the city in 2017.

Specifically, they will discuss the status of investigations into the homicides that have occurred so far this year.


The media are encouraged to attend.      

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Missing Brookland Park Woman Sought


February 8, 2017
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Brookland Park woman, Melanie A. Davis, who has been missing since May 28, 2016. Her photo is attached.

Davis, 55, was last seen in the 3000 block of Woodrow Avenue. 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.
“Ms. Davis has been away from her loved ones for nearly nine months,” Det. William Thompson said. “It’s possible she 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 with her family.”

Anyone who sees Melanie A. Davis or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


RPD to Promote Nine Officers

February 9, 2017

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of nine officers to the ranks lieutenant and sergeant at 10 a.m. tomorrow, February 10 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

Mayor Levar M. Stoney will join Chief Alfred Durham for the promotion of two new lieutenants and seven sergeants. These officers, four women and five men, have nearly 100 years of combined experience with the Richmond Police Department.

Being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are:

1.    Richard Edwards

2.    Kelly O’Connell

 
Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:

1.    Victoria Griffith-Matko

2.    James Hogan

3.    Erica Maine

4.    Cynthia Marlowe

5.    Anthony McRae

6.    Jonathan Nathanson

7.    Anthony Paciello

The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Suspect Sought in Home Invasion


February 9, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the male in the attached photo who is the suspect in a home invasion and robbery yesterday.

At approximately 11:49 a.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of Newman Road for the report of a home invasion and robbery.

The suspect, seen below in a surveillance image captured nearby, is described as a black male, 5’5” – 5’7” tall, with a slight build. He wore a “Nike” brand navy-colored hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front.

The victim reported the suspect appeared at the home’s front door offering lawn services, but when declined, the suspect brandished a handgun, forced his way into the home, stole cash and fled on foot.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call First Precinct Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 646-3395 or (804) 510-4182 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.
 
 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Victim Identified in Lynhaven Avenue Homicide


February 8, 2017

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred yesterday morning as Jakeem P. Johnson, 26, of the 2300 block of Wright Avenue.

Shortly before 4 a.m., officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 3000 block of Lynhaven Avenue and found a male in the rear yard of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Johnson was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A small, white vehicle was observed leaving the scene towards Harwood Avenue.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Sgt. Michael Mocello at (804) 646-6775 or (804) 814-4233.  The public can also contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com 

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Suspect Sought in Church Burglary


February 8, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual in the photos who is suspected of breaking and entering into a church in the East End.

Shortly before 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, an adult male entered Faith Holy Church at 1022 N 22nd Street through a back door and stole several items. Surveillance footage shows the suspect entering the building and before leaving, rummaging through a mailbox within the facility.

The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, short dark hair and beard. At the time, he was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt underneath a mid-tone jacket with a zipper on the left arm and light-colored cuffs, light-colored pants, and dark shoes. A tattoo was also visible on his right hand.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call First Precinct Detective Nathaniel Reese at (804) 646-0671 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.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Suspect Sought in Martin’s Larceny


February 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual in the photos who is suspected of larceny at a West End grocery store.

Surveillance video shows that around noon on Thursday, Jan. 12, several money orders were taken at the Martin’s grocery store located at 7035 Three Chopt Rd. The suspect engaged in conversation with the victim at the customer service counter and when the victim briefly left the counter, footage shows the suspect taking the money orders and placing them in her purse. She left the scene prior to the victim’s return and was last seen driving away in a dark minivan.

The suspect is described as a black woman with a thin build and dark, medium length hair. At the time she was wearing a red, block-colored hooded jacket, a light-colored shirt, dark-colored pants, dark-colored flat shoes with white socks, a brown tote with light straps, and a wedding ring.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 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.




Community Walk in Byrd Park Neighborhood

February 7, 2017

WHAT:                      
Richmond Police Department Community Walk

WHEN:                      5 p.m. Today, Feb. 7, 2017

WHERE:                    Byrd Park Roundhouse, 700 S Davis Ave.

BACKGROUND:     Command Staff and other Richmond Police Department officers will walk at 5 p.m. today through the Byrd Park neighborhood. During the walk, 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 313 Lt. Bill Woo
said that the area has seen an increase in thefts from motor vehicles, larcenies and at the end of 2016, an increase in reported random gunfire.


This is a very diverse area with older residents, new families and college students.” Lt. Woo said. “At the end of the year, we saw an increase in reports of random gunfire, however an arrest was made and the gunfire has subsided. I want to make sure we keep an open dialogue and reassure residents of our commitment in keeping this historic neighborhood safe.”

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Suspect Sought in Family Dollar Robbery

February 2, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photos who is suspected of a robbery which occurred late this morning.

The robbery occurred at approximately 10:51 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Family Dollar at 1208 Westover Hills Blvd. The suspect entered the store demanding money while exposing a firearm to an employee.

The suspect is described as a black male with a full goatee. At the time, he was wearing a black cap with a brim, dark metallic sunglasses, a black coat, and a printed gray T-shirt.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about Ferguson’s location 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.



Suspect Sought in Home Invasion

February 2, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to locate the suspect in the attached photo who is suspected of a home invasion last November.

Andrew ‘Drew’ Ferguson, 47, of the 5500 block of Zion Ridge Terrace in Chesterfield, is a suspect in a robbery and home invasion that occurred on Monday, November 7, 2016, in the 5100 block of Orcutt Lane.

Ferguson is approximately 5’ 6” tall and weighs 185 pounds. He is known to frequent the Jennie Scher neighborhood in the Government Road area in Richmond.


Detectives ask anyone with any information about Ferguson’s location to call Major Crimes Detective Mark Godwin at (804) 646-5533 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.


West Cary Street Attempted Burglary


February 2, 2017
At approximately 11:33 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, police responded to the 2600 block of West Cary Street to take a report of an attempted burglary.

Surveillance footage shows around 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, the suspect forced entry through a rear door. Once he gains entry, he walks into the business’ office and begins to search several file cabinets. He also checked several lockers prior to leaving empty-handed.
The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion, dark hair and a full beard. He is approximately 35 to 44 years old, around 5’6” in height with a stocky build. At the time he was wearing a dark knit cap, black shirt, black pants, black shoes and black leather gloves.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked 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 or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.