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Virginia man arrested with gun at RIC checkpoint


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 Fire wins American Heart Association award


The American Heart Association has recognized the Henrico County Division of Fire as being one of the top departments in the country in responding to and managing severe heart attacks.

The AHA released its 2016 Mission Lifeline ratings and awarded Henrico Fire with an EMS Gold Level Recognition Award. The award is given to departments that have gone above and beyond to implement quality enhancement measures dealing with severe heart attacks. The honor is a result of improvements by Henrico Fire in treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) type heart attacks. These are the most deadly type of heart attacks and are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. When this occurs, reperfusion therapy is needed – EMTs must open the blocked vessel or provide clot-busting medication quickly.

Richmond man stopped trying to bring gun through Richmond Airport checkpoint


A Richmond man was cited on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint in the late afternoon May 16 when TSA officers detected a handgun in one of the man’s carry-on bags.

TSA officers detected the firearm, a .380 caliber handgun, in the man’s carry-on bag as he entered the checkpoint. The gun was not loaded.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the man.

Henrico Police dedicate police K9 memorial


The Henrico Division of Police today dedicated a Police K9 memorial at the K9 Facility and Training Center, 420 Dabbs House Road, in the former Henrico Animal Shelter.

The memorial was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the history and service of the Henrico K9 Unit.

Henrico Police arrest 4 in interstate cigarette trafficking scheme


Henrico Police have arrested and charged three county residents and one New York resident in an illegal interstate cigarette trafficking operation.

Last fall, Henrico Police and the Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office initiated an investigation of a group engaged in illegal interstate trafficking of cigarettes after experiencing an increase in crime surrounding cigarette distribution and sales.

Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


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.

No one injured in Varina house fire


APRIL 18, 4:15 P.M. – No one was injured during a house fire in Varina Monday.

Henrico County Division of Fire Units responded to the fire in the 7700 block of Lampworth Court, near Strath Road, shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. Units arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the attic and roof of a two-story home. Hose lines were put in place to fight the fire, and crews had to be withdrawn from the home for a short amount of time, but were allowed back in to complete the extinguishment of the fire.

Cyclist struck, killed on Gaskins Road

A 69-year-old man riding his bicycle on Gaskins Road in Henrico's West End was struck and killed by a vehicle Apr. 14 .

A Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling east on Gaskins Road when it struck the cyclist, Wendell F. Davis of the 400 block of East Ladies Mile Road, who was riding on the left side of the right lane. Davis was pronounced at the scene. The driver of the vehicle stopped and remained on scene.

Local law enforcement agencies offer online registration for valuables


The four largest Metro Richmond localities have partnered through their law enforcement agencies to offer a free online registration system through which residents can register and track personal property, in the event items are stolen.

Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield police, along with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, are partnering with LeadsOnline to offer the "ReportIt" service, which is free. Citizens may record serial numbers and upload images of personal items. In the event that personal items are stolen, the information captured through the ReportIt system will assist law enforcement in accurately and quickly identifying property.

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