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.
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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Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance to identify a burglary suspect.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 7:50 a.m. and 2:47 p.m., the suspect (pictured) forced his way into a residence located in the 3200 block of Jowin Lane (just off Harvie Road, near Mechanicsville Turnpike). The suspected entered the residence through a rear window, took electronics and exited through the front door. He is described as a black male with a light complexion, between 35 and 40 years of age, between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-1 in height, with a heavy build and facial hair.
The Virginia State Police will participate in the fifth-annual "World’s Largest Truck Convoy" for Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 10. The convoy will start at 10 a.m. from Meadow Event Park in Doswell and end at 11:30 a.m. back at the park.
Motorists are advised to expect delays from the Meadow Event Park along Route 30 to Interstate 95 southbound between Doswell and Exit 84B, and along Interstate 295 northbound to Interstate 64 eastbound to Bryan Park and Interstate 95 northbound, ending at the Meadow Event Park.
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Henrico Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton announced recently that the Henrico County Police Division has trained 426 of its personnel, as well as four staff in the Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office, in the principles of fair and impartial policing. This training is focused on providing police officers with the ability to understand implicit biases and how to deal with and manage them, noting that even well-intentioned people have biases.
The course was developed by Dr. Lorie Fridell, University of South Florida, and it is endorsed by the Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The training is a six-hour course and is a required prerequisite training for all officers receiving a body-worn camera.
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