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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: July 24, 2017


Crime Stoppers needs your help to find the person who struck a pedestrian in the City of Richmond.

On July 21 at 12:52 a.m., a woman was crossing the street at Forest Hill and Sheila Lane when she was struck by a dark colored four-door sedan that was traveling eastbound on Forest Hill. She was transported by ambulance to Chippenham Hospital for minor injuries and released.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week – June 12, 2017


Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a double homicide in the City of Richmond.

On Wednesday, June 7, at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers received calls for random gunfire in the 3600 block of Decatur Street. They arrived and found the bodies of Christian Singleton and Ketron Wells outside on the ground lying near each other. They had both been shot.
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Henrico Police seek bank robber


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a West End bank June 8.

At about 4 p.m., police responded to the First Citizen’s Bank in the 10000 block of Patterson Avenue after reports that a black male had entered the businesses, presented a note to an employee, then fled with money. The employee complied with the man's demands, and the suspect fled the business on foot. He did not display a weapon.
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Second rabies case in Henrico reported

Henrico Police have confirmed the second case of rabies in Henrico County.

A raccoon that was fighting with a cat inside a Glen Allen home June 1 tested positive for the disease, police announced today.
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Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: June 5, 2017

It’s been nearly six months since a senseless act left one woman dead and a family looking for answers. Crime Stoppers still needs your help to solve the Murder of 57-year-old Karon Williams.

On Jan. 15, police were called to the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue for what was initially an in-progress burglary. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Karon E. Williams, 57, of the 3100 block of Cliff Avenue, with an apparent gunshot wound.
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In need or a scam? Henrico video sparks debate about panhandlers

A video of a woman seeking handouts at an intersection in Henrico County has sparked a national debate over whether panhandlers’ pleas for help can be trusted.

In the Facebook Live video, two men accused Micha Dominguez, 40, of falsely portraying herself as disabled and homeless. The video, titled “Fake Homeless Woman,” has received hundreds of thousands of views on social media. Many people have posted comments accusing Dominguez of scamming potential donors.

“She’s playing on people’s emotions and getting money under false pretenses!” one woman wrote on Facebook.
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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.
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