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Police seek new person of interest in Food Lion shooting

UPDATE: JUL. 16, 5:02 P.M. – Henrico Police are seeking a new person of interest in connection with the shooting of a security guard at a Food Lion store in northern Henrico earlier this week. Police released a surveillance image of a black male (pictured) who was in the store and said that they want to contact him.

Replica guns confiscated at airport

A man was stopped by TSA officers at Richmond International Airport (RIC) on Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. after the officer who was staffing the checkpoint x-ray machine detected two guns in his carry-on bags. The guns were confiscated by the airport's police department, which determined that they were replica guns. The man, who was originally ticketed to fly to Dallas Fort-Worth, was allowed to continue on the flight.

Officials are reminding travelers that actual firearms and realistic replicas of firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags and must be packed in checked baggage. Travelers can be fined up to $11,000 if they are caught with prohibited items at the airport.

Injured officer recovering in hospital

The Henrico police officer who was struck and injured by a vehicle Saturday night in the 9100 block of Derbyshire Road in the West End is alert and recovering in the hospital, police officials said today. The officer is expected to make a full recovery but may remain in the hospital for several days.

He was in uniform and responding to a call for service about a loud party when he was struck. No charges have been filed against the driver, and police have said that alcohol and speed do not appear to have been factors. The adult male driver who hit the officer stopped at the scene.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Short Pump

UPDATED: 11:55 P.M. – A Henrico man was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning as he was exiting his car in the parking lot of the Reflections of West Creek apartment complex, near Short Pump Town Center, and Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect.

The victim told police that he as he was getting out of his car, he encountered a black male with a dark bandana pulled over the lower portion of his face who displayed a pistol and told him to get back in the car.

Florida man dies in tractor-trailer crash in Eastern Henrico

A 47-year-old Florida man died last night when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off the left side of the exit ramp heading from I-64 West to I-295 South in Eastern Henrico.

Reggie D. Battle, 47, of Jacksonville, Fla., was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m. Virginia State Police continue to investigate the incident. No other injuries were reported.

McDonnell visits Henrico fire station to commemorate Sept. 11

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, visited Henrico Fire Station No. 2 today to meet with first responders from Henrico's divisions of fire and police, as well as the Henrico Sheriff's Office. with station and county officials in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McDonnell issued a proclamation noting the day as one of remembrance, patriotism and prayer in the state.

Police enforcing red-light running this week

Henrico County Police Division’s Traffic Safety Unit is joining with other police and sheriff’s departments throughout the nation to partake in National Stop on Red Week this week. The focus is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of red-light running. Henrico’s Stop on Red or Stop on Blue campaign runs Aug. 5-12, and the Traffic Safety Unit will conduct three traffic light enforcement operations as a part of the program.

According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Trauma Society (ATS), two out of three Americans see other drivers run red lights almost every day.

Police seek two women on grand larceny, other charges

Henrico Police are seeking information about the location of two women wanted for grand larceny, forgery/uttering and obtaining money under false pretenses. Stephanie Lynn Boothe and Aimee Denise Ames are wanted in connection with several incidents in July during which they presented counterfeit checks and/or pay stubs at Cash Advance locations in Eastern Henrico County. Boothe and Ames were last known to reside in Henrico County; however, they have ties to Rockville, Va., and Petersburg.

Henrico man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

Robert Daniel Rice, 28, of Henrico County pled guilty in Henrico County Circuit Court July 30 to three counts of production of child pornography and one count of aggravated sexual battery and was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 25 years suspended. He was sentenced by Henrico County Circuit Court Judge Lee A. Harris, Jr.

Through an undercover investigation, a Richmond Police Department officer assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found the defendant trading child pornography over peer-to-peer networks on the Internet.

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