Citizen Staff Reports 10/27/2016 Public Safety
OCT. 27 – An 82-year-old Henrico man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Quioccasin Road early Thursday morning.
The victim, Luis Franco, was struck by a Toyota SUV near the intersection of Quioccasin and Westridge Road shortly before 7 a.m. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Henrico Police have arrested a 47-year-old county man and charged him with first-degree murder in the April 29 shooting death of a 35-year-old Henrico man in Sandston.
Police charged 47-year-old Jarvis Bacola Williams with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the death of Shaun Bernard Johnson, who was found shot April 29 at about 8:40 p.m.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/02/2016 Public Safety
Children tried their skills as firefighters, spraying hoses at targets during Henrico County Community Day at the Western Henrico Government Center July 30. The event included opportunities to learn about Henrico Police, Fire and government programs, take tours of the jail, courthouse and county vehicles, play games and visit vendors, among other activities. Firefighters also held a cook-off using only disaster kit food supplies.
The Henrico Division of Police will promote 21 officials and recognize the recent promotions of five others during a ceremony Aug. 3 at Deep Run High School.
Lieutenants T. A. Alvis; J. P. Bandy; M. A. Banks; and C. J. Eley will be promoted to the rank of captain.
Sergeants L. C. Hummel; K. L. Johnson; J. L. Powers; J. S. Quesinberry; M. E. Stanton; and P. D. Tremblay will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/01/2016 Public Safety
Henrico County’s Fire and Police divisions have been recognized by the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) for initiatives that have improved diversity among entry-level firefighters, mobilized volunteers to assist a local emergency response and reduced student arrests at Henrico County Public Schools.
The Division of Fire earned two 2016 Achievement Awards from VACo in recognition of model local government programs. The Police Division received one award.
Overall, VACo honored 29 programs among 91 entries submitted by member counties across the state. Henrico, Arlington, Stafford and York counties each collected three awards, more than any other county.
Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who robbed a CVS on Woodman Road on the morning of June 18.
At about 9:25 a.m. that day, a victim reported that a black male entered the business, at 9501 Woodman Road, approached the pharmacy counter, and jumped over into the pharmacy area. The suspect then demanded prescription medication from the victim. The victim complied, and the suspect exited the business on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 35 years of age and approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 in height, weighing between 145 and 165 pounds.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016 Public Safety
A Gloucester Point, Va., man was cited on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint July 18 when TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun with 15 bullets (including one in the chamber) tucked inside his backpack.
The traveler told TSA officials that he had the gun in his carry-on bag because he had taken the backpack on a motorcycle trip and forgot that he had it with him.
TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the man.
Henrico Police officials are seeking the public's help in identifying two persons of interest in connection with a residential burglary in the 5000 block of Chelsea Brook Lane in Glen Allen July 8.
Police responded to a home on the block after the victim reported that during the afternoon, unknown people entered the residence, located near Echo Lake Park, and took jewelry and electronics. The suspects left the site in a red Dodge Journey. (Both the persons of interest and the vehicle are pictured above.)
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.
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