Public Safety

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man

Driver arrested on DUI charge

An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch.

National Night Out planned Aug. 2

Henrico County Police officials plan to visit more than 70 neighborhoods throughout the county as part of the 33rd annual National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Police Chief Humberto I. Cardounel, Jr. and his staff, as well as Henrico Police officers and many county officials, will visit citizens to help strengthen police-citizen partnerships. Cardounel will start by visiting the Richmond International Raceway NNO event at 4:30 p.m. Dozens of other events throughout the county will continue until about 9:30 p.m., featuring cookouts, block parties, ice-cream socials and parades. Homeowners in neighborhoods that do not have events scheduled may show their support by putting on porch lights.

State Police offer tips during ‘Vehicle Theft Prevention Month’

Virginia State Police officials are reminding motorists during July – Vehicle Theft Prevention Month – never to leave their keys in their cars.

According to the 2015 Crime in Virginia report, 40 percent of the 8,103 motor vehicle thefts reported to VSP in 2015 occurred between June and September. July had the most motor vehicle thefts (909), with August (879), September (746) and June (721) following closely behind.

West End house fire displaces two residents


JUNE 30 – A mid-day house fire in Henrico's Far West End Thursday displaced two residents, but no one was injured. At approximately 2:45 p.m., Henrico Fire units were called to the 10700 block of New Trail Court, off Springfield Road. Units arrived within 5 minutes to find flames coming from the roof of a two-story home in the 10700 block of New Trail Court.

First arriving units forced their way into the home, where they advanced hose lines to the second floor. Firefighters pulled the second-floor ceiling down in order to gain access to the fire. At the same time, personnel from the ladder truck completed a search and discovered that no one was home at the time of the incident.

Virginia man arrested with gun at RIC checkpoint


Richmond International Airport Police arrested a Newport News man on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the airport checkpoint June 27 when TSA officers detected a .38 caliber handgun with five bullets tucked inside his backpack.

The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had guests with children visiting him this past weekend. He told officials that he did not want the children to have access to the gun, so he hid it inside his backpack.

Henrico Police seek woman involved in suspicious situation

The Henrico Division of Police is seeking the public's help to identify a woman who tried to enter a secure part of a building in the Near West End last week.

The woman tried to access the secure area in the 1600 block of Forest Avenue June 22. She was denied by staff members at the location.

The suspect is described as a black female with a medium complexion, weighing between 120 and 130 pounds, with short hair and glasses. She is pictured above.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

JUNE 16, 10:36 A.M. – Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a northern Henrico Bank of America.

Third person sought in Williamsburg Road homicide investigation

Henrico Police are seeking a third person of interest in an investigation into the homicide of Sandston resident Walter Adams, Jr. Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual pictured above in an "American Vandals" shirt. The other man pictured previously was identified as a person of interest in the case as well.

Police seek 2 in connection with murder


Henrico Police are seeking two people of interest in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old Sandston man last week.

Walter Darnell Adams, Jr., was found in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road June 10 at 2:55 with another man, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other victim was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

A police investigation identified two men who police are referring to as being of interest to the case. The men are pictured above.

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