Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a business in the 4700 block of Finlay Street in Eastern Henrico April 15, then apparently returned to the same business April 18 and attempted to enter it again.
At 3:24 p.m. April 15, police responded to the site after a victim reported that a white male entered the business and approached the counter, said he had a firearm and an explosive device and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the business but left a suspicious item behind. The surrounding businesses were evacuated and the Henrico Explosive Ordinance Unit responded and determined the item was inert.
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Henrico Police arrested and charged a 29-year-old county man in connection with three commercial robberies that occurred along the West Broad Street corridor this month.
Travis Wayne Vance was charged with three counts of robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and wearing a mask in public.
Beginning on Dec. 5, police responded to three commercial robberies along the corridor. In each incident, the victims provided a similar suspect description and modus operandi. The investigation identified Vance as the suspect. Police took him into custody Dec. 10.
The Henrico County Division of Police graduated the 44th class of its Citizens Police Academy Nov. 5. Academy graduates were: Mark Brickey, Jeffrey Brush, Jonathon Brush, Miranda Brush, Hemal Desai, Catherine Link, Lisa Loudermilk, Jacqueline Madison-McCreary, Sonya Magamoll, Robert Marshall, Rose Martin-Turnage, Justin Murphy, Tom Murray, James Pfister, Chasity Turnage, and Breona Tyler.
The Citizens Academy allows participants to receive much of the same hands-on training and experience that actual police officers and recruits undergo.
Three times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on an average day, and Henrico Fire officials want you to be informed about how to prevent them.
Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
If you're cooking this holiday season, remember the following:
• Be alert – If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop;
Henrico Police are reminding citizens to be aware of their surroundings and to lock their cars, especially while shopping, this holiday season.
Criminal activity tends to increase at crowded shopping centers during the holidays, when thieves know that many vehicles will be loaded with gifts and other purchases. The Henrico Police uses a special holiday patrol team of officers in retail areas and shopping malls throughout the season to curb this activity. Police also have extra traffic and DUI enforcement teams working throughout the holiday season to catch drunk and impaired drivers.
On the second anniversary of the death of Alex Tremaine Perkins, Henrico Police officials are seeking assistance from the public in solving the homicide.
On Nov. 15, 2013, police responded to a firearm violation in the 7000 block of Hunt Club Lane. Once on scene, officers located Perkins in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred shortly after Perkins left his place of employment at Tyson Foods. While initially there were persons of interest in this case, it still remains open.
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Henrico Police are seeking two suspects in connection with the robbery of an elderly woman in the Virginia Center area of Glen Allen Nov. 4.
At approximately 4:41 p.m. that day, police responded to the 10100 block of Brook Road, where the victim reported that she was placing groceries in her trunk when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The male demanded the victim bend down, she complied and the suspect removed the victim’s purse from the trunk of the vehicle and fled. No injuries were reported.
Shortly after the incident, the victim’s credit card was used at a business in the 11200 block of West Broad Street to purchase electronics. The suspects, a white male and female, left the business in a two-door, silver Honda Accord with a sunroof.
Henrico Police need assistance locating a man wanted in connection to robbery and aggravated assault.
Benjamin Daniel Trujillo, 27, is wanted for burglary with intent to commit robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and malicious wounding. Trujillo is a 27 year old black male, 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Henrico Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a Near West End larceny.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, Police responded to the 4900 block of West Clay Street for reports of a larceny. The victim reported that between 1:08 a.m. and 1:40 a.m., an unknown white male cut a hole into the fence of the business, forced his way into a locked storage container and took copper wiring.
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