Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Public Safety
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/04/2016 Public Safety
FEB. 4, 6:45 P.M. – A car crashed into the entrance of the Good Foods Grocery Store in western Henrico shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Henrico County Division of Fire units responded to the store, 1312 Gaskins Road, at 2:01 p.m. and found that the vehicle had taken out one of the brick columns at the entrance to the store. One adult female was in the vehicle at the time of the incident, and she was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The Henrico County Building inspector was called to evaluate the building. No other injuries were reported.
By Charlie Broaddus, Special to the Citizen 02/02/2016 Public Safety
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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