Citizen Staff Reports 12/02/2016 Public Safety
Special agents and intelligence analysts serving with the Federal Bureau of Investigations' Joint Terrorism Task Force were honored by WRVA’s Jeff Katz (above, left) during a recent Blue Friday broadcast. Katz's Blue Friday shows highlight the actions of local law enforcement professionals who have gone above and beyond in their service.
The FBI personnel selected were integral in thwarting an ongoing white supremacist plot orchestrated by convicted felons who were planning to bomb local synagogues and black churches. The three men had indicated that they wanted to commit acts of murder and mayhem that were “bigger than Charleston.”
The Henrico Division of Police will host two meetings of its Henrico Police Faith Community Coalition Nov. 9.
The meetings will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road. Both meetings will feature the same agenda, and an RSVP is not required.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/27/2016 Public Safety
OCT. 27 – An 82-year-old Henrico man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Quioccasin Road early Thursday morning.
The victim, Luis Franco, was struck by a Toyota SUV near the intersection of Quioccasin and Westridge Road shortly before 7 a.m. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a bank in Sandston Oct. 18.
At approximately 2:35 p.m., police responded to the 0 block of South Airport Drive after the report of the robbery. The victim reported that a white male entered the Wells Fargo bank, approached the counter and demanded currency. The victim complied, and the suspect exited the business on foot. The suspect did not display a weapon. He is described as a white male, 30 to 35 years of age and approximately six feet to six-foot-three in height. The suspect (pictured) was wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans and a baseball hat.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/20/2016 Public Safety
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.
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 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 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 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.
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