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Henrico Fire wins American Heart Association award

The American Heart Association has recognized the Henrico County Division of Fire as being one of the top departments in the country in responding to and managing severe heart attacks.

The AHA released its 2016 Mission Lifeline ratings and awarded Henrico Fire with an EMS Gold Level Recognition Award. The award is given to departments that have gone above and beyond to implement quality enhancement measures dealing with severe heart attacks. The honor is a result of improvements by Henrico Fire in treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) type heart attacks. These are the most deadly type of heart attacks and are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. When this occurs, reperfusion therapy is needed – EMTs must open the blocked vessel or provide clot-busting medication quickly.

Police piece together clues in counterfeit cases

Tracking the source of counterfeit money is child's play for Henrico Police detectives.

Well, at least in a sense.

“We pick up pieces to the puzzle and then we put those pieces together, ” Henrico Police detective D.M. Monticelli said.

The Division of Police receives about five calls each month about counterfeit money. Typically, though, the cases come in waves, Monticelli said. A few months may pass without any calls, and then an influx of counterfeit cases will come.

Northern Henrico kitchen fire extinguished by sprinkler system

A sprinkler system extinguished a kitchen fire in a Northern Henrico apartment Jan. 25.

Henrico Division of Fire units responded to 5500 block of Cliffbrook Circle, near Brook Road and I-95, for the report of an apartment fire at 4 p.m. First-arriving units were on scene in five minutes and reported smoke coming from the front of the downstairs apartment. Inside, crews found fire in the kitchen had been extinguished by a single sprinkler head. A resident of the apartment was cooking at the time of the fire and left the stove unattended briefly.

Three puppies rescued from garage fire

Henrico Firefighters rescued three puppies from a garage fire in the Lakeside area Monday.

Fire units responded to the 100 block of Greencourt Road, near Glenside Drive and Staples Mill Road, after the report of smoke coming from a garage at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 25. Smoke was coming from inside the detached garage, and crews found a small fire inside. As they began to clear the smoke, they noticed a small puppy in a pen near the door and took it to EMTs for treatment with a special pet oxygen mask. They then discovered two additional puppies both of which were having difficulty breathing.

Henrico Fire officials rescue dog from icy lake

Henrico Fire officials rescued a dog that was stuck on an icy pond in the West End Thursday morning.

Officials responded to the 4800 block of Saddleridge Court shortly after 10 a.m., Jan. 21, after the dog had wandered out onto the ice but was unable to get back by himself. The Henrico Search and Rescue Dive Team assisted, and using an inflatable boat, rope and leash, retrieved the dog and brought it back to shore. The entire incident was resolved in 30 minutes.

Police charge Richmond man in Henrico murder, seek another suspect

Steven E. Parson
JAN. 14, 9:56 A.M. – Henrico Police have charged a 31-year-old Richmond man with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a murder Jan. 13 in Eastern Henrico.

Steven Emanuel Parson faces the charges in connection with the death of 20-year-old Dejon Jermaine Wagstaff of 20, who was found suffering from gunshot wounds at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 2700 block of Byron Street, near the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Laburnum Avenue. He died at VCU Medical Center a short time later.

Police charge man with murdering his grandmother

Ricardo Green
Henrico Police have charged a county man with murdering his 81-year-old grandmother Dec. 29.

Police arrested 46-year-old Ricardo Green shortly after the victim, Berth Bernice Pannell, was murdered, when Richmond Police found him driving her car. At the time, he was charged with auto theft, eluding and driving after being declared a habitual offender. On Jan. 6, police added the charge of first degree murder.

Henrico Police seek armed robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a suspect who committed an armed robbery of a business in the 6700 block of Staples Mill Road Jan. 6 shortly after 7 p.m.

The victims reported that a black male, armed with a silver handgun, entered the business and approached the register. The suspect struck a customer in line and pointed the firearm at the victim while demanding money. The suspect then went behind the counter, removed currency and exited the business on foot. The customer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Glen Allen man to become state trooper

Cameron O'Neal Richardson of Glen Allen is one of 75 new troopers and special agent accountants who will join the Virginia State Police during the 123rd basic Session graduation ceremony Jan. 8 in Chesterfield. Richardson will be assigned to Accomack County.

“Law enforcement is one of the most honorable calls to service,” says Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Why endure 28 weeks of a physical, emotional and demanding academic environment? It’s because the men and women who take this oath have a passion to protect their communities and understand what it means to sacrifice and serve.”

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