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Dog rescued, no one injured in Northside townhouse fire


MAR. 27, 11 A.M. – No one was injured by a townhouse fire that occurred early Monday morning in the 200 block of Knightsmanor Court, near the intersection of Azalea Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

The first Henrico Fire officials were on scene in less than four minutes and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story townhouse. Firefighters from the first-arriving fire engine and ladder truck made their way to the townhome involved in fire and searched for victims through high heat and reduced visibility.

Rabid skunk sprays dog in Eastern Henrico

A skunk that sprayed a dog in Eastern Henrico this week and later was shot and killed by the dog's owner has tested positive for rabies.

Henrico Police responded to the 6700 block of Osborne Turnpike Oct. 17 after the dog's owner reported that the dog had encountered the skunk. The owner didn't know if the dog and skunk had made contact and shot the skunk fearing that it could be rabid. Tests conducted at the state lab concluded that the skunk did in fact have rabies. The dog involved in the incident had a valid rabies vaccination and will be quarantined on the owner’s property. There were no reports of any additional human or animal exposures involving the skunk.

Henrico Police seek larceny suspect


The Henrico Division of Police are seeking a man who they believe made several purchases with a stolen credit card last week.

Police responded to the 4500 block of South Laburnum Avenue Oct. 2 after reports of a suspicious person. The man saw the officers and then fled into a wooded area and escaped their view. When police investigated further, they learned that he had recently made several purchases in the area with the stolen credit card.

The suspect (pictured) is an adult black male and was last seen wearing a black and red shirt and black pants.

Henrico Police invite public comment for accreditation assessment


Henrico County Division of Police officials are inviting the public to provide input as part of an accreditation assessment of the division that will be conducted next month.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive Nov. 7 to examine all aspects of the division's policy and procedures, management operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the Henrico Division of Police meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

Henrico Police arrest robbery suspect


Henrico Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old county man with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with a robbery that occurred Oct. 4 in the 6800 block of Paragon Place. Police anticipate other charges will be filed against the suspect, Jeremy Lemech Graham, in connection with other commercial robberies in the West End.

Officers observed a vehicle leaving the area of the Oct. 4 robbery and ultimately stopped it with the assistance of the Richmond Police Department, at which point they arrested Graham.

Henrico Police make arrest in robbery investigation

Henrico Police this week arrested and charged a man with robbery in connection with two cases in which victims were robbed while attempting to purchase items advertised on social media.

Police arrested Clayton Mollette, Jr. Oct. 4 and charged him with three counts of robbery and three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the New York City Police Department assisted Henrico Police in making the arrest in New York City.

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man


An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch.

No one injured in Eastern Henrico shed fire


SEPT. 23, 10 A.M. – No one was injured during an early morning shed fire in Eastern Henrico today.

At approximately 3:55 a.m., Henrico County firefighters responded to the fire in the 4600 block of Sydclay Drive, near South Laburnum Avenue. A shed near the back of an apartment complex was on fire, and the heat from the fire had started to damage the back of the apartments. Firefighters were able to control the fire quickly, and there were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

Office evacuated by unusual odor

SEPT. 8, 11:50 A.M. – Henrico Fire units evacuated an Eastern Henrico office Thursday morning after employees noticed an unusual odor and several began to feel sick.

Just before 8:30 a.m., Fire units responded to the office, located in the Byrd Office Center in the 5600 block of South Laburnum Avenue, to investigate the odor. One of the occupants of the business was not feeling well, and responding firefighters called for the Henrico Fire hazardous materials team.

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