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Five Charged in North 1st Street Homicide of 15-year-old
Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:10 PM

Richmond Police detectives, following a widespread and meticulous investigation which began the evening of the shooting, have charged five individuals in the homicide of a 15 year-old-girl in September in the Gilpin Court neighborhood.

•    Rarmil Coley-Pettiford, 25, of Richmond, has been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm in a public place, and discharge of a firearm from a moving vehicle.
•    Tyree Coley, 20 of Richmond has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
•    Savonne Henderson, 23, of Henrico, has been charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharge of a firearm in a public place, and discharge of a firearm from a moving vehicle.
•    Mitchell Hudson, Jr., 20, of Richmond, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
•    Rashard Jackson, 21, of Richmond, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Additional charges are pending. Booking photos for Coley-Pettiford, Henderson and Hudson, Jr., are attached. Booking photos of Coley and Jackson are not yet available.

On Monday, September 12 at approximately 7:27 p.m., officers were called to the 900 block of North 1st Street for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a juvenile female down and unresponsive on a sidewalk. She had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This was a senseless act of violence which resulted in the heartbreaking death of a young lady,” said Chief Gerald M. Smith. “We all have a role to play when it comes to stopping gun violence. We must act now to prevent more tragedies from ruining more lives and families.”

Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804)-646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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Rarmil Coley-Pettiford

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N. 23rd Street Death Investigation
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:29 PM

Today at approximately 2:37 p.m. officers responded to the 2200 block of N. 23rd Street for the report of a shooting once on scene officers located a male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804)-646-0729 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Operation CCC

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:23 PM

CONTACT
Tracy Walker – Richmond Police Department
Tracy.Walker@rva.gov

Lt. Matt Pecka – Henrico County Police Division
Matthew.Pecka@henrico.us

Partnership launches to combat catalytic converter theft
as law enforcement brings deterrent to residents

Community call to action to help crackdown on theft of vehicle parts

Richmond, VA, October 19, 2022 — As catalytic converter thefts rise in central Virginia, law enforcement agencies are partnering with local stakeholders to help combat this crime. Midas Auto Repair stores of Richmond, NAPA Auto Parts, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are assisting law enforcement in launching operation "Catalytic Converter Crackdown (CCC)."  The operation is designed to deter thieves from stealing catalytic converters from vehicles. 
The law enforcement agencies hosting the regional effort include:

•    Chesterfield County Police Department
•    Colonial Heights Police Department
•    Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
•    Henrico County Police Division
•    Richmond Police Department
•    University of Richmond Police Department
•    Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department
•    Virginia State Police (HEAT Program)

Residents within the region have the opportunity to have their catalytic converters spray-painted and marked for free, at one of five Midas locations on Nov. 13, Dec. 11 and Jan. 8, 2023. The free painting will be hosted by law enforcement agencies at participating Midas locations between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required to have your catalytic converter marked and is now open https://converter.midasofrichmond.com. Reserve your time slot and choose from various locations in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Colonial Heights. 
The goal of the operation, inspired by efforts in other regions, is to reduce the number of catalytic converter thefts by making the parts less attractive to thieves and scrap metal dealers. Most catalytic converters do not have serial numbers, making it difficult for law enforcement to prove a catalytic converter is stolen. Overtly marking your catalytic converter with paint associates it with a jurisdiction and proactively aids in deterring theft. The markings also alert scrapyard and recycling businesses the catalytic converter may have been stolen.

"We believe we'll see a reduction in thefts by adding a level of deterrence," said Commander Faith Flippo, Richmond Police Department. "The idea of adding these markings is to quickly identify converters that may have been stolen. Then, if the converter is taken to a metal yard or the culprit is stopped by police in any surrounding jurisdiction- we literally may catch thieves ‘red-handed.’"
As catalytic converter theft is on the rise nationwide, Virginia ranks twenty third in the country with 917 thefts in 2021. Thefts have increased because the car parts contain precious metals that have skyrocketed in value in recent years. Replacing a catalytic converter can cost between $945 and $2,500.

“This type of crime can create a financial dent in our community members’ wallets,” said Officer Doug Smart, Henrico County Police Division. “We urge all community members to take active steps to avoid becoming a victim.”

In Henrico County, between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 of this year, there have been 683 vehicles targeted for catalytic converters. That number is up from last year during the same period which had 504 catalytic converter thefts. In the city of Richmond, reports of theft will surpass the total number of incidents reported in 2021. As of September 30, Richmond reported 566 incidents of catalytic converter theft with 559 reports total in 2021. In Hanover County, there have been 60 reported catalytic converter thefts in the community through September 2022. As a result of the Sheriff’s Office’s investigative work, five individuals have been arrested in connection to multiple thefts.

Catalytic converters are part of a car’s exhaust system and convert toxic gases into less dangerous gases. Unfortunately, vehicles with missing converters often pollute more and have excessively loud engine noise, which worsens when drivers speed up. A quick stop to a Midas in the Richmond area to have your cat converter painted with high-heat automotive paint could help save you thousands in repair costs.

Participating Midas locations:
Chesterfield                                       Colonial Heights                              Henrico in Short Pump                 
10160 Hull Street                              1400 Boulevard                              11463 West Broad Street

Henrico                                               Richmond                                          
5301 West Broad Street                  1212 North Arthur Ashe              

Other ways to protect your vehicle include:
• Park in a garage or secured parking area;
• Install a bright motion sensor light to discourage potential thieves;
• Install an anti-theft device;
• Always lock vehicle and set the alarm;
• Fleet vehicles and minimally used vehicles should be parked in a secured and well-lit area. 


Operation CCC

 

Law enforcement agencies announce partnership to engage the community in deterring catalytic converter theft.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:44 PM

WHAT:            Operation Catalytic Converter Crackdown Media Availability
WHEN:           11 a.m., TOMMORROW, Wednesday, October 19
WHERE:         Henrico Central Auto Maintenance (CAM)
                        10301 Woodman Road

DETAILS:        As catalytic converter thefts rise in Central Virginia, law enforcement agencies are partnering with local stakeholders to help combat this crime.  The operation is designed to deter thieves from stealing catalytic converters from vehicles while educating the public as to the rise in theft of the auto vehicle part.  Residents of Central Virginia can have their catalytic converters marked with paint, free of charge through Midas locations.  Midas Auto Repair stores of Richmond, NAPA Auto Parts, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are assisting law enforcement in launching "Operation Catalytic Converter Crackdown”.

                        Law enforcement participation in the effort includes:
                        •    Chesterfield County Police Department
                        •    Colonial Heights Police Department
                        •    Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
                        •    Henrico County Police Division
                        •    Richmond Police Department
                        •    University of Richmond Police Department
                        •    Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department
                        •    Virginia State Police (HEAT Program)

DEMO:    Technicians will raise a vehicle in the air to show what a catalytic converter looks like and will mark one with paint. 


Suspect Sought in Commercial Burglary on Williamsburg Road
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 11:34 AM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in these photos who is a suspect in a commercial burglary on Williamsburg Road last month. 

Between the hours of 2:20 – 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, the suspect entered a closed business in the 1600 block of Williamsburg Road and stole several items. The suspect used a City of Richmond supercan to carry the items, leaving in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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Suspect Indicted in St. Paul Street Homicide
Monday, October 17, 2022 4:35 PM

The suspect in the homicide on August 13 on St. Paul Street, in custody since that evening, was recently indicted by a grand jury.

Delmontae Lewis, 19, of Richmond, has been indicted for murder, malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission on a felony and shooting into an occupied structure. He was arrested near the scene of the shooting by RPD officers and initially charged with possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon with an extended magazine. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 9:37 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, officers were called to the 900 block of St. Paul Street for a report of a shooting. One adult male, Jessie Crumble-Bullock, 18, of Richmond, and one adult female were located, each having suffered a gunshot wound. Both were transported to a local hospital, where that same night Crumble-Bullock succumbed to his injury. The female’s injury was not considered life threatening.
 

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Suspects Sought in Westover Hills Boulevard Robbery
Monday, October 17, 2022 3:58 PM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals in the photos who are suspects in the robbery of a convenience store on Westover Hills Boulevard last week. 

At approximately 9:11 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, the males entered a gas station convenience store in the 1200 block of Westover Hills Boulevard, brandished firearms and demanded cash from an employee. They stole cash and left the scene on foot towards Dunston Avenue. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is asked to call Third Precinct Detective D. Holmes at (804) 351-6650 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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Woman Identified in Jahnke Road Death Investigation
Monday, October 17, 2022 3:36 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the woman who died in the death investigation on Friday on Jahnke Road as Imani Hill, 26, of Richmond.

On Friday at approximately 2:17 p.m., officers responded to a call of armed individuals and shots fired at Westover Hills School in the 1200 block of Jahnke Road

Officers arrived and determined an altercation had occurred outside the school involving Hill and others. During the altercation, a firearm was produced and shots were fired. Hill suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. On Friday she succumbed to her injury at the hospital. Another individual, an adult male, was struck in the head by a firearm. As a result of this assault, a juvenile male has been charged with malicious wounding, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

The investigation of the shooting continues.

After the altercation, the school was immediately locked down. At NO time did this incident involve students, faculty, or staff of this school, and NO students were injured. Detectives have determined the school was not a target.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Statement: Chief Gerald Smith on Weekend Gun Violence
Monday, October 17, 2022, 1:22 PM

Richmond Police Department worked throughout the weekend following up on numerous leads and investigating the crimes of violence perpetrated within our community this weekend.

Between Friday and Sunday, Richmond reported eight (8) shooting incidents two fatal with another 10 adults injured as a result of senseless gun violence.

This is a stark reminder that guns are not the solution. “As a community, we must find more constructive ways of resolving conflict with each other,” stated Chief Gerald Smith.

RPD will continue to address violence wherever we find it, and we continue to ask our public, “If you see something, say something.” Anonymous tips are always welcomed.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. If the information is valuable to the investigation, you may be eligible to receive a cash reward. 


South 22nd Street Death Investigation / Aggravated Assault Shooting
Sunday, October 16, 2022 11:45 PM

Tonight at approximately 8:49 p.m., RPD officers responded to the 00 block of South 22nd Street for the report of a shooting. Officers located an adult male inside of a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Shortly after, an adult male arrived in a private vehicle at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. His injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Detectives have determined that these two incidents are related.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death of the male who died at the scene.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Driver Identified in Fatal Crash on Buford Avenue
Friday, October 14, 2022 5:31 PM

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team has identified the driver who died after crashing a van into a home in the 2400 block of Buford Avenue yesterday as John Johnson, 59, of Cartersville, Virginia

At approximately 4:25 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Buford and Lynhaven avenues for the report of a collision. Officers arrived and found a van that had crashed through a fence on one property and continued to a second property and collided with a house at that location. An adult male, Johnson, the sole occupant of the van, was transported to a local hospital where yesterday he succumbed to his injury. The house was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene. The investigation continues.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator G. Drago at (804) 646-1369 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. 


Jahnke Road Death Investigation
Friday, October 14, 2022 5:23 PM

At approximately 2:17 p.m., officers responded to a call of armed individuals and shots fired at Westover Hills School in the 1200 block of Jahnke Road

Officers arrived and determined an altercation had occurred outside the school. During the altercation, a firearm was produced, and shots were fired. An adult female, involved in the altercation with other individuals, suffered an apparent wound and was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. She later succumbed to her injury at the hospital.

After the altercation, the school was immediately locked down. At NO time did this incident involve students, faculty, or staff of this school, and NO students were injured. Detectives have determined the school was not a target.

Once the lockdown was lifted, the school held an orderly dismissal in the parking lot of the Family Dollar, located behind the school at 1208 Westover Hills Boulevard. For questions about the dismissal, call Richmond Public Schools at (804) 780-5002.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Suspect Sought in West Grace Street Commercial Robbery
Friday, October 14, 2022 12:15 PM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photo who is a suspect in a commercial robbery at a business on West Grace Street earlier this week.

At approximately 11 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, a male suspect wearing a black hooded jacket entered the business, located in the 500 block of West Grace Street, and demanded cash from an employee. The suspect stole cash from the register and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

This suspect is also a person of interest in other property crimes in the downtown area.

Anyone with information about this robbery or this individual is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detectives D. Marakovitz at (804) 646-4636 or Detective J. Umbel (804) 646-3184 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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Richmond Police Respond to Armstrong High School 
During Football Game
Friday, October 14, 2022 2:26 AM 

Yesterday at approximately 9:15 p.m., Richmond Police officers responded to multiple reports of random gunfire being heard near Armstrong High School during a football game. RPD officers immediately responded with support from Henrico Police and Virginia State Police. Officers determined that no one was injured on scene and assisted as everyone was evacuated from the stadium area. 

After searching the immediate and surrounding area, officers determined there was no viable threat and cleared the area.

After further investigation there was no evidence of shots fired at the Armstrong High School stadium. Officers believe that the gunfire that was heard during the football game was from the nearby Fairfield Court apartment complex. 

During this incident the players on the field and residents in the stands took cover and we are thankful that this was not an active shooter situation and that no one was injured as a result.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Report a tip anonymously at any time by using the P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  


Fatality in Crash on Buford Avenue
Thursday, October 13, 2022 8:37 PM

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is investigating a single-vehicle crash into a home that occurred this afternoon in the 2400 block of Buford Avenue.

At approximately 4:25 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Buford and Lynhaven avenues for the report of a collision. Officers arrived and found a van that had crashed through a fence on one property and continued to a second property and collided with a house at that location. An adult male, the sole occupant of the van, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury. The house was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and is investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator G. Drago at (804) 646-1369 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.  


New Video of Suspect from East Main Street Homicide in May – Reward Offered
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:44 AM

Richmond Police detectives have released new video of the suspect in a homicide that occurred on East Main Street in May. The video also shows the suspect’s companions and two unidentified females near the homicide scene that night. Detectives are hoping the public can identify the suspect and those that were with him. A link to the video is below and screen captures from the video are attached.

At approximately 2:10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, officers were called to the 1500 block of East Main Street for the report of a person down. Officers arrived and found an adult male, Xavier Brown, 23, of Richmond, down and unresponsive in a parking lot. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family of Brown has offered a $3,500 reward for information that leads to the identification and conviction of the person in the photo and video who is suspected of shooting Brown.

The new video can be found here: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/98ipx160d52h5me/Brown%20homicide%20suspect%20new%20video.mp4?dl=0

The original video that detectives released from the scene of the homicide can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz8tmrzbdqddyii/Suspect%20East%20Main%20Street%20Homicide.mp4?dl=0

Anyone with information about this homicide investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 

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Compainions of suspect in Brown homicide

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Roads Closed, No Parking for Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:07 AM

Roads Closed/No Parking on Saturday, October 15
5 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Several roads in Scott’s Addition, including North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday for the Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival. Parking will be prohibited.

•    North Arthur Ashe Boulevard between West Broad and West Moore streets
•    Myers Street between West Broad and Leigh streets
•    West Leigh Street between North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Altamont Avenue
•    West Clay Street between North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Altamont Avenue
•    West Marshall Street between North Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Sheppard Street including adjoining alleyways

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Persons of Interest in Theft from Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:58 PM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals in these photos who are persons of interest in a theft from a motor vehicle in the 2000 block of Riverside Road.

Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on September 23, the victim returned to her vehicle and someone entered her vehicle and stole several items. 

Anyone with information about the identity of these individuals are asked to call Third Precinct Detective R. Bailey at (804) 646-3912 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

 

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Suspects Sought in South Laurel Street Shooting
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:49 AM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the two individuals in the photos and video who are persons of interest in an assault and shooting that occurred in September on South Laurel Street.

At approximately 8:09 p.m. on Monday, September 5, officers were called to the 200 block of South Laurel Street for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found two adult males who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Witnesses reported the male in the t-shirt assaulted a female at the scene followed by the male in the white tank top shooting the victims.

Detectives located video from a nearby business which captured images of the suspects. The video can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jscwam63m52eg5z/Laurel%20Street%20shooting%20suspect.mp4?dl=0


Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Sullivan at (804) 646-3929 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

 

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Victim Identified in Q Street Homicide
Monday, October 10, 2022 2:54 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in Sunday morning’s homicide as Quinton Robertson, 37, of Richmond.

Sunday morning at approximately 3:07 a.m., Richmond Police officers responded to the report of a person shot in the 1900 block of Q Street. Officers located an adult male, Robertson, with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Q Street Homicide Investigation
Sunday, October 9, 2022 12:29 PM

This morning at approximately 3:07 a.m., Richmond Police officers responded to the report of a person shot in the 1900 block of Q Street. Officers located an adult male with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene. Richmond Police detectives are actively investigating the incident.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective M. Gouldman at (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Arrest Made in Shooting of 15-year-old on North Kinsley Avenue
Friday, October 7, 2022 11:53 AM

Yesterday, Richmond Police detectives arrested a 17-year-old male in the shooting investigation of a 15-year-old male that took place on Monday in the 4100 block of North Kinsley Avenue. The suspect was apprehended at George Wythe High School and was in possession of a concealed firearm at the time of his arrest.

The 17-year-old suspect has been charged with the following pertaining to the shooting that occurred on October 3, 2022: 
1. Aggravated malicious wounding;
2. Use of a firearm in a felony, and;
3. Possession of a firearm by a minor.

Charges pertaining to the arrest yesterday, October 6, 2022:
1. Carrying a concealed weapon;
2. Possession of firearm by a minor, and;
3. Possession of a firearm on school property.

As of today, the victim’s condition has been downgraded to non-life-threatening. 

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3, Richmond Police officers responded to the 1800 block of Broad Rock Boulevard to investigate a possible shooting. Detectives later determined the crime scene was located in the 4100 block of North Kinsley Avenue where evidence was recovered.

The 15-year-old suffered life threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital by a relative.  

Anyone with any additional information should contact Major Crimes Detective M. DiSalvo at (804) 646-3930 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. Both Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Individual Identified in Fatal Libbie Avenue Collision
Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:32 PM

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the individual who died after being injured in a collision in a parking lot on Libbie Avenue as John Busch, 83, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Libbie Avenue for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a male, Busch, down and injured in the parking lot of a business after having been struck by a vehicle in the lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have not placed charges at this time.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Sergeant D. Cuffley at (804) 646-3135


Roads Closed, No Parking for Richmond Folk Festival

Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:54 AM

Roads Closed/No Parking
4 p.m., Friday, October 7 – 11:59 p.m., Sunday, October 9

Starting Friday afternoon, several roads near Brown’s Island will close through the weekend for the Richmond Folk Festival. Parking will be prohibited.

•    North 6th Street between East Broad and East Grace streets
•    Tredegar Street between South 7th Street and Belle Isle lot
•    South 10th Street between Haxall Point and Federal Reserve Bank
•    Spring Street between South 2nd and Belvidere streets
•    East Byrd Street between South 2nd and South 7th streets
•    South 2nd Street between Lee Bridge off ramp and East Byrd Street
•    South 3rd Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
•    South 4th Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
•    South 5th Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets

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Residents invited for coffee with Richmond’s Chief of Police and the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 2:36 PM

Conversation and coffee served up on National Coffee with a Cop Day

The Richmond Police Department invites Richmond residents to join the Chief of Police, Gerald M. Smith and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Robert Mosier for National Coffee with a Cop Day.

This serves as a moment for members of the community to meet the Chief and the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, ask questions, share comments and get to know each other. Building relationships and community engagement is core to public safety and we’re committed to strengthening our relationships one cup of coffee at a time.

Please stop by for a cup of coffee and informal conversation with Chief Gerald Smith and Secretary Robert Mosier. All community members are invited to attend.  

Location:    Starbucks Coffee
                    2309 W. Broad Street

Date:           Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Time:         11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:33 AM

RPD Chief Gerald Smith to Present 
Third Quarter Crime Briefing

Chief Gerald Smith will present the third quarter crime update 
to the Press and Richmond community.

WHAT:        Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith to provide 2022 Third Quarter Report to the Community that will include an overview of crime in Richmond during the third quarter of 2022.

Also, in observance of National Coffee with a Cop Day, coffee will be available to those in attendance.

WHEN:        1 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2022

WHERE:     Richmond Police Headquarters, FOCUS Room (200 W. Grace St.)

The public is invited to watch Chief Smith’s presentation live on RPD’s Facebook page: facebook.com/richmondpolice.

Following the briefing, the presentation can be accessed through www.rva.gov/police.  


Victim Identified in Afton Avenue Homicide
Monday, October 3, 2022 12:56 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim who on Friday succumbed to his injury from a shooting in September on Afton Avenue as Rakeese Greene, 21, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, officers were called to the 2300 block of Afton Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found an adult male, Greene, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with an injury that was considered life threatening. He succumbed to his injury at the hospital on Friday, September 30.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives have been investigating since the shooting and ask anyone with information about this homicide to contact Major Crimes Detective N. Reese at (804) 646-0712 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 


Suspect Charged, Victim Identified in Nutmeg Court Homicide
Thursday, September 29, 2022 3:20 PM

Richmond Police detectives have charged the suspect and identified the victim in the homicide that occurred yesterday on Nutmeg Court. Michael Benbow, 27, of Richmond, has been charged with murder. His booking photo is not yet available. Detectives have identified the victim as Ty’keytah Burford, 27, of Richmond.

Yesterday at approximately 7:09 a.m., officers were called to the 5400 block of Nutmeg Court for a report of trouble unknown. Officers arrived found an adult male, Benbow, in an apartment suffering from an apparent stab wound. In the same apartment, officers found an adult female, Burford, down and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent stab wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Benbow was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective C. Tovar at (804) 646-6739 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Suspect Sought in Residential Burglary
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:32 AM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in the photos who burgled a home in the 500 block of North 28th Street.

Monday at approximately 4:00 a.m., the male suspect forced his way through the front door and was captured on the doorbell camera entering the residence. The suspect was then seen exiting the front door with several items.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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Nutmeg Court Death Investigation
Wednesday, September 28 2022 10:30 AM

At approximately 7:09 a.m., officers were called to the 5400 block of Nutmeg Court for a report of trouble unknown. Officers arrived found an adult male in an apartment suffering from an apparent stab wound. In the same apartment, officers found an adult female, down and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent stab wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

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

Detectives are investigating. Although motive and circumstances are still being investigated detectives are not looking for any suspects at this time.

Anyone with further information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective C. Tovar at (804) 814-6739 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Victim Identified in Elgin Terrace Homicide / Arrest Made
Monday, September 26, 2022 3:54 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in the homicide that occurred Saturday as NeNe Kline, 30, of Richmond.  

Saturday, at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers were called to the 600 block of Elgin Terrace for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult female, Kline, with an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives have determined that this is a domestic related incident.  

With the assistance of the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Laquan Johnson, 30, of Chesterfield, was quickly apprehended in Orange County, Virginia.  Johnson was charged with 1st Degree Murder.  Additional charges are pending.  Booking photo attached.  

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.  

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective G. Russell (804) 646-7715 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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 Laquan Johnson, 30, of Chesterfield


Driver Sought in Hit and Run
Monday, September 26,2022 3:05 PM

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a hit and run on Sunday.

At approximately 6 p.m., officers were called to the 600 block of East Canal Street for the report of a collision. Officers arrived and found an adult female motorcyclist injured after colliding with a silver or gray sedan in the intersection of East Canal and South 5th streets. The female was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were considered life threatening. 

The motorcycle was being operated northbound on South 5th Street through the intersection when the silver or gray sedan, traveling southbound, struck the motorcycle. The driver of the sedan then turned right and drove from the scene westbound on East Canal Street.

Investigators with the Crash Team are investigating. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver or the vehicle, which would have sustained front-end damage.

Anyone with information on the driver or this incident is asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator G. Drago at (804) 646-1369 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.


Identification Made in Fatal Collision at the Intersection of East 35th Street and East Broad Rock Road
Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:23 PM

    
The Richmond Police Department’s Special Operations Division-Traffic Crash Team have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in yesterday’s fatal collision as Allenmichael Marrs, 31, of Charlottesville, VA.  

Yesterday, at approximately 6:13pm officers were called to the intersection of East 35th Street and East Broad Rock Road for the report of a two vehicle crash involving an SUV and an adult male motorcyclist. Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the SUV was traveling east in the 3500 block of East Broad Rock Road attempting to turn north onto the 700 block of East 35th Street, when the motorcyclist, Marrs, who was traveling west in the 3400 block of East Broad Rock Road, collided with the SUV. The driver of the SUV remained at the crash site. Marrs was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. 

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator W. Kress at 804-646-0280 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. 


Motorcyclist Struck at the Intersection of East 35th Street and East Broad Rock Road
Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:45 PM

    
The Richmond Police Crash Team is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred this evening at the intersection of East 35th Street and East Broad Rock Road.

Today at approximately 6:13 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of East 35th Street and East Broad Rock Road for the report of a two vehicle crash involving an SUV and an adult male motorcyclist. Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the SUV was traveling east in the 3500 block of East Broad Rock Road attempting to turn north onto the 700 block of East 35th Street, when the motorcyclist, who was traveling west in the 3400 block of East Broad Rock Road, collided with the SUV. 
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator W. Kress (804) 510-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


Elgin Terrace Death Investigation
Saturday, September 2, 2022 6:30 AM

Early this morning RPD officers were called to the 600 block of Elgin Terrace for the report of a shooting. Once on scene officers located one adult female down suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.

Medical examiners will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective G. Russell (804) 646-7715 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Arrest Made in Hull Street Road Aggravated Assault
Friday, September 23, 2022 6:22 PM

Richmond Police detectives have arrested the suspect in today’s shooting on Hull Street Road.

Today, at approximately 11:08 a.m. Officers responded to the 5500 block of Hull Street Road for the report of a person shot. Once on scene officers located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keniyah Vaughn, 24, of Chesterfield was charged with Attempted Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  A booking photo is attached.

This is an ongoing investigation.
 
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective S. Jones at (804) 646-5329 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 

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Suspect Sought in Shooting Targeted at Richmond Police Officer
Friday, September 23, 2022 6:19 PM

Richmond Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in Wednesday night’s shooting that targeted a Richmond Police Officer.  

On September 21, at approximately 10:17 p.m., a Richmond Police Officer observed a male driving recklessly on a golf cart in the area of N. 25th Street and Fairmont Avenue.  The officer attempted to stop the golf cart in the 1200 block of N 28th Street.  The driver fled on foot, turned and fired at least one shot at the officer and then continued to run west on S Street.   The bullet hit the officer’s vehicle but not the officer.  The officer returned fire but it does not appear that the suspect was struck.  

The suspect was described as a light skin black male, wearing a black or dark blue hoodie, dark skinny jeans, average build, and average height, with twists or dreads.  He appears to be a juvenile or young adult.  He was driving a golf cart that was stolen from the Oliver Crossings Apartments, 1329 Coalter Street, Tuesday, September 20, at approximately 9:14 p.m.  There was a small blue scooter in the rear of the cart being driven by the suspect.  Detectives are hoping that someone in the community saw this individual and will be able to help identify him. A photo of the golf cart is attached.  

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926, Major Crimes Detective M. Ahnstrom at (804) 646-3913, or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

 

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Richmond Police Department Alerts Residents of Telephone Scam Targeting Elderly
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:54 PM

The Richmond Police Department is alerting residents of a phone scam where individuals posing as representatives of law enforcement are attempting to solicit funds under false pretenses from senior citizens within our community. In the scam, a caller identifies themselves as a representative of the Richmond Police Department and attempts to solicit money on behalf of families of victims who have been killed. 

It’s important that the community understands that the Richmond Police Department does not solicit funds from residents via phone or other methods.

Phone scammers frequently target vulnerable residents, but anyone can be targeted and everyone should be vigilant against potential scams.  
If residents receive a call that seems suspicious, RPD reminds everyone that it is okay to hang up and call the agency to verify their authenticity. Protect yourself and never provide banking information or log-in information of your accounts to unknown individuals.  

To report an incident such as a scam, please call the non-emergency line at 804-646-5100. In cases of an emergency call or text 911. 


Persons of interest in Jewelry Theft
Tuesday, September 20. 2022 8:51 AM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals in these photos who are persons of interest in a theft that occurred last Friday in the 1300 block of East Cary Street.

Friday, September 16, at approximately 1:30 p.m. two individuals entered an open business and stole several pieces of jewelry before leaving the store in an unknown direction.

The female suspect is approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, last seen wearing a black shirt, white pants, black sandals, carrying a black shoulder bag. 

The male suspect is approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, black baseball style hat. 

Anyone with information about the identity of these individuals are asked to call First Precinct Detective T. Wilson at (804) 646-0672 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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Run Richmond 16.19 Road Closures and No Parking Zones
Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:38 AM

Run Richmond 16.19, a cultural running event, will bring changes to traffic with numerous road closures and “No Parking” zones in effect on Saturday, September 17.

The running event will close streets including the 14th Street (Mayo) Bridge, portions of East Main Street, several streets in Shockoe Bottom, the T. Tyler Potterfield footbridge to Brown’s Island and several roads from Tredegar Street to Jackson Ward.

North 15th Street will also be closed. Traffic using the 74B ramp from I-95 South will turn to access North 14th Street.

“No Parking” zones will go into effect in the early morning hours of Saturday with road closures beginning at 6 a.m. Please note the site of the start and finish of the event, East Byrd Street, will close to traffic at 4 a.m. Roads will re-open and parking will again be permitted at approximately 1 p.m.  A full list of the street closures and “No Parking” zones is below and can also be found here: Police (richmondvapolice.blogspot.com)

For more information about the event:

https://www.runrichmond1619.org/

RUN RICHMOND 16.19 – Saturday, September 17

STREET CLOSURE LOCATIONS:
East Byrd Street between South 2nd and 7th streets
(Start/Finish location – 4 a.m. closure)

(All other locations will start at 6 a.m.) 

South 5th Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets
Tredegar Street between Brown’s Island Way and South 7th Street
South 14th Street between Brander and Dock streets
Dock Street between South 14th and 17th streets
South 21st Street between East Cary and Main streets
East Main Street between South 20th and 21st streets
North 20th Street between East Main and Grace streets
East Grace Street between Ambler and N. 20th streets
East Main Street between South 9th and 18th streets
North 9th Street between East Main and Grace streets
East Grace Street between North 3rd and 9th streets
East Marshall Street between North Adams and North 3rd streets
North 3rd Street between East Marshall and Byrd streets
North 15th Street from East Franklin to East Main streets

RUN RICHMOND 16.19
NO PARKING LOCATIONS:
(12:01 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

East Franklin Street (both sides) between North 1st and 2nd streets
North 1st Street (east side) between East Franklin and East Main streets
South 5th Street (both sides) between East Byrd and Tredegar Street
South 5th (both sides) between East Byrd and Canal streets
East Byrd (both sides) between S. 2nd and 7th streets
South 3rd Street (both sides) between East Clay and East Byrd streets
North 2nd Street (both sides) between East Broad and East Marshall streets
North Adams Street (both sides) between West Broad and West Clay streets
West Marshall Street (both sides) between North Jefferson Street and North 3rd streets
East Grace Street (both sides) between North 3rd and North 9th streets
North 4th Street (both sides) between East Grace and East Franklin streets
North 5th Street (both sides) between East Broad and East Grace streets
North 6th Street (both sides) between East Broad and East Grace streets
North 9th Street (both sides) between East Cary and East Grace streets
East Franklin Street (both sides) between North 8th and North 9th streets
East Main Street (both sides) between North 9th and North 18th streets
10th Street (both sides) between Bank and East Cary streets
12th Street (Both Sides) between East Main and East Cary streets
East Franklin Street (both sides) between North 18th and Ambler streets
Ambler Street (both sides) between East Franklin and East Grace streets
North 18th Street (both sides) between East Franklin and East Broad streets
North 19th Street (both sides) between East Franklin and East Broad streets
North 20th Street (both sides) between East Broad and East Main streets
East Grace Street (both sides) between Ambler and North 21st streets
East Franklin Street (both sides) between North 19th and North 21st streets
East Main Street (both sides) between North 19th and North 22nd streets
North 21st Street (both sides) between East Franklin and Dock streets


Warwick Road Death Investigation
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:04 PM

At approximately 4:57 a.m., officers were called to the 5900 block of Warwick Road for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and investigated. While at the scene, officers were notified that an adult male arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle from the 5900 block of Warwick Road. The male had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and succumbed to his injury at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 814-7123 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Community Conversations with Chief of Police Gerald Smith
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:51 AM

What:        The Richmond community is invited to join Chief Smith and members of the Richmond Police Department for a series of Community Conversations.

When/Where:    The public is invited to participate in these in-person conversations beginning at 6:30 p.m., on the following dates and locations:
 
        Wednesday, September 14: for Second Precinct residents Liberation Church, 5200 Midlothian Turnpike
        
        Thursday, September 15: for Third Precinct residents First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Avenue

        Wednesday, September 21: for First Precinct residents MLK Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street

        Thursday, September 22: for Fourth Precinct residents Barack Obama Elementary School, 3101 Fendall Avenue

Background:    The Richmond Police Department is a key agency in building community in the city of Richmond. Fostering partnerships, engaging in problem-solving, and developing strong relationships of mutual trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve are critical to maintaining a safe community. Chief Gerald Smith will be joined by commanders of each precinct and lieutenants of each RPD sector.  

Target Audience:    Residents and community leaders within each Precinct area for the night specified.


North 1st Street Death Investigation
Monday, September 12, 2022 10:32 PM

At approximately 7:27 p.m., officers were called to the 900 block of North 1st Street in the Gilpin Court neighborhood for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a juvenile female down and unresponsive on a sidewalk. She had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Forensics Unit personnel arrived and collected evidence at the scene while Major Crimes detectives canvassed the area. Detectives are hoping those in the area at the time of the shooting can provide information to assist the investigation.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804)-646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

 


Families of Victims from Double Homicide Offer Reward
Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:14 PM

Families of the individuals killed in a double homicide from May of this year in the Fairfield Court neighborhood will join Richmond Police detectives TOMORROW to offer a reward in the case.

At 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and North 25th Street, family members of Jermorlo Butler and Demetrise Simmons will announce a $10,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction for the May 6 shootings on Rosetta Street.

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Media is invited to attend. Contact James Mercante at (804) 363-9107. 


Catalytic Converter Thief Arrested
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1:39 PM

On Monday, September 5, RPD officers responded to the 7000 block of Three Chopt Road for the report of a suspicious person in the alley, using an electric tool behind a closed business after hours. A Third Precinct Officer arrived and located a male underneath a vehicle with a sawzall, identified as Damien Tyler, 44, of Richmond. His booking photo is attached. 

Tyler was in the process of cutting a catalytic converter off of a vehicle that was not registered to him. Tyler also had an outstanding warrant out of the city. He was charged with the following:

•    Felony Possession of Burglary tools
•    Destruction of Private Property
•    Attempt Grand Larceny
•    Felony Capias out of Richmond

The Richmond Police Department would like to thank the public for alerting us to this suspicious situation and would like to remind everyone to call the police if you see or hear anything suspicious. Please call 911 for emergencies, or (804) 646-5100 for non-emergencies. Crime Stoppers can also be used by calling (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

 

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Arrest Made in 200 West Grace Street Vandalism
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:31 AM

Richmond Police detectives have apprehended the individual who is responsible for the vandalism incident that occurred at RPD Police Headquarters.

On August 28 and August 31, RPD vehicles were vandalized with spray paint. The damage occurred in the overnight hours.

Early this morning, RPD detectives arrested Jeremy Morris, 33, of Richmond. His booking photo is attached.

Morris was charged with following:

•    Felony Vandalism
•    Two counts of Misdemeanor Vandalism
•    Misdemeanor Trespassing    

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who observed suspicious activity in the overnight hours near the 200 block of West Grace Street is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
 

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Victim Identified in East Gladstone Avenue Homicide Investigation
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 3:23 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in the homicide that occurred Friday evening in the 700 block of East Gladstone Avenue as Tameeka Ann Boone, 36, of Richmond.

At approximately 11:55 p.m., Friday, September 2, Richmond Police officers responded to the report of random gunfire in the 700 block of East Gladstone Avenue. Officers located an adult female, Boone, with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on scene. 

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


East Gladstone Death Investigation
Saturday, September 3, 2022 1:59 AM

At approximately 11:54 p.m., Friday evening, Richmond Police officers responded to the report of random gunfire in the 700 block of East Gladstone Avenue. Officers located an adult female with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on scene. 

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Suspects Sought in Theft from Motor Vehicle on Pump House Drive
Friday, September 2, 2022 4:16 PM
 

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals in these photos who are suspects in a theft of items that were stolen from a vehicle while parked in the 1900 block of Pump House Drive.

Between the hours of 9:45 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 20, the victim’s vehicle was parked in the parking lot, and upon her return she noticed that her window was damaged and personal items were stolen.

The suspects were last seen leaving in gray colored four-door sedan, with dark tinted windows. The vehicle displayed license plates from the state of Florida.

Anyone with information about the identity of these suspects is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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Victim Identified in North 29th Street Homicide
Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:33 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide on North 29th Street as Albert Christian, 33, of Richmond.

At approximately 7:48 p.m., Richmond Police Department officers were called to VCU Medical Center for the report of an adult male, Christian, who had arrived at the hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He succumbed to his injury at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Detectives have determined the shooting occurred in the 2100 block of North 29th Street.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or Crime Stoppers at (804)780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

 


Suspect Sought in Hit and Run on East Byrd Street
Thursday, September 1, 2022 8:11 AM

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect of a hit and run that occurred Thursday night in the 500 block of East Byrd Street.

At approximately 7:34 p.m., August 4, officers were called to the 500 block of East Byrd Street for the report of a two-vehicle collision. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim who was injured from the crash. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The RPD Crash Team and detectives have determined that the suspect’s vehicle was traveling south on South 5th Street when the driver disregarded a red signal and struck the victim’s vehicle, which was traveling east on East Byrd Street.  

The driver of the striking vehicle did not remain at the scene. A camera on the scene captured an image of him running away. Those images are attached.

Anyone with information about the identity of this individual is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator Drago at (804) 646-1369 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Suspect Sought in Vandalism
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:45 PM

Richmond Police Department detectives are investigating a vandalism incident that occurred in an RPD parking deck.

Today at approximately 12:42 a.m., an officer in the RPD headquarters parking deck observed several police vehicles that had been sprayed with black paint. The damage occurred in the overnight hours.

The RPD takes all incidents of vandalism seriously. Should the vandalism be assessed at $1,000 or more the individual responsible can be charged with a felony.

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who observed suspicious activity in the overnight hours near the 200 block of West Grace Street is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.


Hopkins Road Aggravated Assault
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 7:39 PM

Today at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers were called to the 1900 block of Hopkins Road for the report of a person shot. Once on scene officers located a juvenile victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

RPD is not looking for any suspects at this time. 

Anyone with any information can contact Detective L. Burrell at (804) 646-3185 or Crime Stoppers (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Arrest of Suspicious Suspect Sought in the Fan Neighborhood
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:05 PM 

Richmond Police detectives have arrested the individual sought for suspicious activity in the Fan neighborhood. John Attia, 33, of Richmond, was charged with burglary. His booking photo is attached.

On Friday, Third Precinct released photos from a doorbell camera which showed an individual detectives suspected might be attempting to break into several homes in the area.

Yesterday, detectives released additional photos of the suspect. Following media coverage, social media posts and tips, detectives today were able to identify Attia, locate him and continue the investigation which led to Attia being charged.

Detectives thank the public for their assistance in identifying Attia. The investigation continues.

Anyone who may have further information about Attia or burglaries is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

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Supplemental Photos: Suspicious Suspect Sought
Monday, August 22, 2022 6:01 PM 

Follow up to RPD advisory of August 19: Richmond Police Detectives have acquired additional photos of the individual suspected of suspicious behavior in the Fan neighborhood recently.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in the attached photos.

The individual has been captured on doorbell cameras in the overnight and early morning hours near several homes in the Fan. Third Precinct detectives suspect he may be attempting to enter homes in the area. 
Anyone who may have information or knows the identity of this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 
 

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Students earn culinary certificates in Richmond Police Department’s 
inaugural season of RVA C.O.O.K.S. for at-risk youth.
Program participation leads to employment and peer mentorship.
Monday, August 22, 2022 1:22 PM

 
RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Police Department in partnership with Bon Secours and Chef Sammy Davis Jr., Food Network star and winner of Chopped Redemption, will culminate the eight week pilot program of RVA C.O.O.K.S. [Culinary Occupation and Other Keystone Skills], with a graduation ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Justice Services located at 730 E. Broad Street (730 Building), lower level. The graduation ceremony will recognize student participants and mark the transition of those moving into employment opportunities in the culinary field or taking on a student mentor role within the program to support their peers.
RVA C.O.O.K.S is a free, culinary program focused on addressing the root causes of youth violence and is intended to spark culinary interest, creativity and principles that lead to success beyond the kitchen for Richmond’s at-risk youth. A concept created and launched by Richmond Police Department’s Community Youth and Intervention Services — Community Cares Unit partnered with Celebrity Chef Sammy Davis, Jr. who overcame a challenging upbringing and turned to cooking as his outlet, partnered as a way to empower youth and provide constructive learning during the summer.
During the 8-week program, 10 students (half of which were serving time in a local juvenile detention facility) are mentored by RPD officers and participate in lessons facilitated by officers that focus on social emotional learning, conflict resolution and practical de-escalation skills. 
“I thought I really knew how to cook before coming to the class. I’ve learned different cooking skills to take back to my home space and the community”, said 16-year old Jovontay, participant who was recently released from Richmond Juvenile Detention Center.
As part of the program outside of the kitchen, students participate in class discussions where they learn important skills that may very well change the trajectory of their life. “The class has taught me how to work on my anger and communication but it is still a work in progress. “I know I have to work on it if I want to get a job,” added Jovontay. 
For more information on RVA C.O.O.K.S call RPD’s Community Youth and Intervention 804-625-0461 and speak to program manager Dee Anderson at dargenaba.anderson@rva.gov

Media availability at Graduation 
Tomorrow, August 23

(Media guests only, please RSVP your attendance today to tracy.walker@rva.gov )

12:30 p.m.     Interview with RVA C.O.O.O.K.S. student graduate Devonti Pettiway and mother of a participating student, Shondra Kersey
1 p.m.        Graduation ceremony and luncheon
                  Members of RPD, CYIS – Community Cares Unit
                  Presenters include: RVA Cooks graduates
                  Bon Secours Community Health, Sean O’Brien
                  Richmond City Council President, Dr. Cynthia Newbille
                  Chef Sammy Davis Jr.

Visuals:
•    Presentation of graduation certificates; 
•    Display of student culinary creations;
•    Graduates receiving school supplies and kitchen accessories. 
 

Link to photos from RVA C.O.O.K.S. 

 


Suspicious Suspect Sought
Friday, August 19, 2022 2:38 PM

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual in the attached photos who is suspected of suspicious behavior in the Fan neighborhood recently.

The individual has been captured on doorbell cameras in the overnight and early morning hours near several homes in the Fan. Third Precinct detectives suspect he may be attempting to enter homes in the area.

Anyone who may have information or knows the identity of this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Williams at (804) 646-1007 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.
 

suspicious supsect 1

 

suspicious suspect 2

 

suspicious suspect 3

 


Victim Identified in Halifax Avenue Homicide
Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:19 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide on Halifax Avenue as Jeremy Cornelius, 43, of Richmond.

Wednesday at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers were called to the 2300 block of Halifax Avenue for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male, Cornelius, down and unresponsive outside with apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Cornelius succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective A. Darnell at (804) 646-3927 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous. 


Victim Identified in Coalter Street Homicide
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:01 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in Monday’s homicide on Coalter Street as Antonio Riley, 28, of Richmond.

Monday at approximately 12:48 a.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of Coalter Street for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male, Riley, down and unresponsive outside of an apartment building. He had suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective J. Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Driver Identified in North 5th Street Collision
Monday August 15, 2022 1:54 PM

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the driver who died in a single-vehicle collision last night on North 5th Street as Garrett Long, 26, of Harrisonburg, VA.

At approximately 10:34 p.m., officers were called to the northbound lanes in the 800 block of North 5th Street for the report of a single-vehicle collision. Long, the only individual involved, was operating a motorcycle when it struck a curb, left the roadway, and collided with a pole. Long succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Investigator J. Ozolins at (804) 646-8671 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous. 


Victim Identified in St. Paul Street Homicide
Monday, August 15, 2022 1:48 PM

Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the victim in Saturday's homicide in teh Gilpin Court neighborhood as Jessie Crumble-Bullock, 18, of Richmond. 

Saturday at approximately 9:37 p.m., officers were called to the 900 block of St. Paul Street for a report of a shooting.  One adult male, Crumble-Bullock, and one adult female were located, each having suffered a gunshot wound.  Both were transported to a local hospital, where on Saturday Crumble-Bullock succumbed to his injury.  The female's injury was not considered life threatening.

Detectives have been investigating and ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective N. Reese at (804) 646-0712 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphnes also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Coalter Street Death Investigation
Monday, August 15, 2022 2:10 AM

At approximately 12:48 a.m., Richmond Police officers responded to the report of a person shot in the 1300 block of Coalter Street.  Officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead on scene.  

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Detective J. Crewell at (804) 646-5324 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


St. Paul Street Shooting, Death Investigation
Sunday, August 14, 2022 2:21 PM

At approximately 9:37 p.m. yesterday evening, Richmond Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 900 block of St. Paul Street.  One adult male and one adult female were located, each ahving suffered a gunshot wound.  Both were transported to a hospital for treatment of their inuries.  The female suffered a non-life threatening injury.  The male later succumb to his injuries at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death of the deceased male.

Anyone with information about this shooting investigation is asked to call Detective N. Reese at (804) 646-4105 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Suspect Charged in Investigation Assisted by RPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:14 PM

Brentley Birchett, 32, of Richmond, has been charged with possession of child prnography x2.  His booking photo is attached. 

On Sunday, June 19, a First Precinct officer was called to the 700 block of North 32nd Street for the report of a suspicious male phographing children.  An officer arrived and located the male who fled on foot from the area.  The officer detained the suspect, BIrchett, and found him in possession of child pornography on his mobile phone.

The RPD's ICAC Task Force assisted in investigating this incident which resulted in the charges against Birchett.

Anyone with information for the RPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is asked to call (804) 646-6741 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

brentley birchett

 


Arrest made in Forest Hill Avenue Homicide, Victim Identified
Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:21 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in Thursday's homicide on Forest Hill Avenue as Candace Gomness, 23, of Chesterfield.

At approximately 3:13 p.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the report of random gunfire.  Officers arrived and located a vehicle on West 44th Street which had collided with a curb and stopped near the intersection with Forest Hill Avenue.

An adult male and an adult female, Gomness, two occupants of hte vehicle, were both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  They were transported to a local hospital where Gomness succumbed to her injury.  THe male's injury is not considered life threatening.

Miguel Rampersad, 20, of Richmond has been charged with Attempted Murder and Use of Firearm in the Commision of a Felony.  Additional charges are pending.  His booking photo is attached.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Major Crimes detectives believe the shooting may have occurred in the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Roanoke Street.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

miguel rampersad

 


Victim Identified in Midlothian Turnpike Death Investigation, Aggravated Assault Shooting
Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:18 PM

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in this morning’s death investigation as Rashard Lewis, 31, of Colonial Heights.

This morning, at approximately 12:42 a.m., RPD officers responded to the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males with apparent gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to local hospitals.  Lewis succumbed to his injuries shortly after and was pronounced dead.  The second victim's injuries were non-life threatening.  

The Medical Examiner will determine manner and cause of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective C. Tovar (804) 646-6739 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Forest Hill Avenue Death Investigation
Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:21 PM

At approximately 3:13 p.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the repor of random gunfire.  Officers arrived and located a vehicle on West 44th Street which had collided with a curb and stopped near the intersection with Forest Hill Avenue.

An adult male and an adult female, two occupants of the vehicle, were both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  They were transported to a local hospital where the female succumed to her injury.  The male's injury is not considered life threatening.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Major Crimes detectives believe the shooting may have occurred in the 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue, near the intersection of Roanoke Street.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective B. Neifeld at (804) 646-3246 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Monday, August 8, 2022 12:09 PM

For clarification, today's content in the Second Quarter Crime Briefing covered stats for 1) The Second Quarter - January - June 30, 2022; and for 2) The then Year-to-Date as of the end of the Second Quarter - January - June 30, 2022.  As you are aware, actual year-to-date numbers may vary from the presented for the previous quarter (i.e. homicide is technically a reduction as of today, however year-to-date for the previous previous quarter those numbers were flat).

Report to the Community - Second Quarter Crime Briefing Chief Gerald Smith to Provide Update and Message to the Community
Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:58 PM

WHAT:  Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith to provide 2022 Second Quarter Report to the Community that will include an overview of crime in Richmond during the second quarter of 2022.

WHEN:  11 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2022

WHERE:  Richmond Police Headquarters, FOCUS Room (200 W. Grace St.)
Media, please sign in upon arrival.

The public is invited to watch Chief Smith's presentation live on RPD's Facebook page:  facebook.com/richmondpolice.

Following the briefing, the presentation can be accessed through www.rva.gov/police.


Arrest Made, Victim Identified in Chamberlayne Avenue Homicide
Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:19 AM

The Richmond Police Department has charged the suspect in yesterday's shooting on Chamberlayne Avenue.  Anthony Dandridge, Jr., 21, of Richmond, was arrested on scene by Richmond Police officers.  Booking photo is attached.

RPD detectives, investigating the Chamberlayne Avenue shooting, have charged Dandridge with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Detectives have identified the victim of the shooting as Dylan Johnson, 22, of Richmond.  Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at approximately 5:55 p.m., Richmond Police officers repsonded to the 4900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a shooting.  Once on scene officers located and adult male down with an apparent gunshot would.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman (804)646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

Anthony Dandridge

 


Postponed - To Be Rescheduled

Report to the Community - Second Quarter Crime Briefing Chief Gerald Smith to Provide Update and Message to the Community
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:39 PM

WHAT:  Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith to provide 2022 Second Quarter Report to the Community that will include an overview of crime in Richmond during the second quarter of 2022.

WHEN:  11 a.m., Tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, 2022

WHERE:  Richmond Police Headquarters, FOCUS Room (200 W. Grace St.)
                 Media, please sign in upon arrival.

The public is invited to watch Chief Smith's presentation live on RPD's Facebook page:  facebook.com/richmondpolice.

Following the briefing, the presentation can be accessed through www.rva.gov/police.


Richmond Police Department Stands Behind July 4th Investigation As it Moves to Federal Court
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:45 PM

 [RICHMOND, Va.] - Chief Gerald Smith stands behind the investigative work done by Richmond Police Detectives to stop a mass shooting planned for July 4th.

Following up on a tip from a concerned individual who heard a plot of a mass shooting for July 4th the Richmond Police Department began an exhaustive investigation, investigators recovered firearms and several hundered rounds of ammunition from the suspect's residence.

Today, we have been informed that based on the evidence presented, the case will go Federal and is now in the hands of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginis.

As the case moves forward, we will learn more about what charges will be pursued federally.


Arrest Made in April Homicide on North 19th Street
Friday, July 29, 2022 4:19 PM

Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest in the April homicide of Lakeith Ruffin Jr. on North 19th St.

Jihad Bryant, 27, of Henrico was arrested yesterday without incident.  Bryant has been charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  His booking photo is attached.

On Sunday, April 3, Richmond Police officers were called to the 100 block of North 19th Street for the report of a person shot.  Officers arrived and found an adult male, Ruffin Jr., suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with further information about this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Russell (804) 646-7715 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

Jihad Bryant

Jihad Bryant, 27, of Henrico


Fatal Collision on Powhite, Downtown Expressway Interchange
Friday, July 29, 2022 2:41 PM

This morning the Richmond Police Department Crash Team resonded to the scene of a fatal collision on the Powhite Parkway and Downtown Expressway Interchange.

At approximately 12:12 a.m., a vehicle with three occupants became disabled in the left southbound travel lane in the interchange.  A passenger of the sedan, an adult female, exited the vehicle.  A sedan, traveling southbound, struck her in the left lane of the highway.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene.  The driver, and adult male and sole occupant, was not injured.  The two other occupants of the victim's vehicle were not injured.

The expressway was closed to accommodate the investigation.  The RPD Crash Team took measurements, interviewed witnesses and is investigating the collision.  At this time, no shareges have been filed.

Anyone who may have further information is asked to contact Detective J. DeBoard at (804) 646-1709 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 can also be called.  The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


Chamberlayne Avenue Death Investigation
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:12 PM

Today at approximately 5:55 p.m., Richmond Police officers responded to the 4900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a shooting.  Once on scene officers located an adult male down with an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about thsi incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Gouldman (804) 646-3915 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used.  All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.


National Night Out Registration Event
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:29 PM

The Richmond Police Department is gearing up to celebrate National Night Out, the biggets city-wide party of the year, and all city residents are invited to participate.  Let us know you're hosting an event by registering your event at rva.gov/police/about-us.

The annual event, to be held Tuesday, August 2, brings police and neighbors together in cupport of crime prevention during an evening full of fun for all ages.  A strong partnership between the community and law enforcement is a powerful tool in preventing crime.

Richmond residents are invited to join Richmond Police for a National Night Out Kickoff Event from Noon to 3 p.m., this Saturday, July 30, at the Walmart Supercenter, 2410 Sheila Lane.  Officers, specialized units and other interactive displays including raffles and giveaways.

Hear from neighborhood hosts of National Night Out in these nieghborhoods by contacting Tracy Walker, RPD Public Affairs, tracy.walker@rva.gov:

  • East End/Peter Paul Neighborhood
  • McGuire Civic Association
  • Edgewood Neighborhood
  • Richmond Highway Civic Association

Register your event here: https://www.rva.gov/police/about-us