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Inaugural teen fire academy graduates 11 students

The stage was set for an exercise at the Henrico County fire training facility last month. A three-story cinderblock structure represented the burning building. Traffic cones stood in each window, and dummies were hidden in the dark recesses within. Sirens could be heard in the distance.

Three fire trucks filled with trainees pulled up to the imaginary scene. Firefighters hopped out of one truck and initiated a search and rescue mission, soon emerging with one dummy and reentering to find another. Crew members from the second truck set up hoses, charged the lines and entered the building, expertly knocking down the cones with the water.

Police arrest Glen Allen HS student

UPDATE: JAN. 10, 12:45 P.M. – Henrico County Police have arrested the 16-year-old male who prompted Tuesday’s lockdown at Glen Allen High School and charged him with threatening to commit serious bodily harm to a person on school property. He has been placed into juvenile detention and faces a court date later this month. If convicted could serve a minimum of one year in jail or pay a fine of as much as $2,500.

The 16-year-old allegedly made a threat toward a male juvenile acquaintance, according to police.

At about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, school administrators and police were made aware of a male student who was distraught and may possibly have a weapon. Although he was not seen on the campus of Glen Allen High School, the school was placed on lock down as a precaution.

Police arrest, charge restaurant manager with sexual assault

Henrico Police officials arrested and charged a 42-year-old restaurant manager with taking indecent liberties with a minor while in a custodial role and sexual object penetration, after receiving information that a 17-year-old male working for him had been assaulted.

Carlos Alberto Ojeda-Aquino, of the 4800 block of Monument Avenue, was arrested Jan. 6 following a police investigation.

Police seek convenience store robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store/gas station in the 8900 block of West Broad Street Jan. 5. At approximately 10:30 a.m. that day, the man entered the store, approached the cashier, displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes. There were no injuries.

The suspect (pictured) is described as a black male, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, in his early 40s, wearing a gray hooded jacket with blue stripes down the sleeves, gray knit cap and dark colored pants.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Friday, Dec. 27. Shortly after 5 p.m. that day, a male suspect approached a teller inside the EVB Bank in the 8800 block of West Broad Street. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money.

No weapon was displayed, and there were no injuries. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen walking on Homeview Drive towards Parham Road.

2 Henrico police officers honored at Valor Awards ceremony

Two Henrico County police officers were among the local first responders honored at the 24th Annual Valor Awards ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The event, which is sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association and attended annually by more than 500 business leaders and public safety officials, highlighted outstanding acts courage performed by six law enforcement officers from City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

Henrico Police make arrest in July murder

Henrico Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Richmond man with murder in connection with the July 30 shooting death of 28-year-old Knighton Timothy Hill, Jr.

Sterling Norris Pittman, who is currently incarcerated in the Richmond City Jail on unrelated charges, was charged with murder, use of a firearm in a commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police seek drugstore robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed the Walgreens store in the 11500 block of West Broad Street last Friday.

The robbery occurred at about 4 p.m. Oct. 25, when the man approached the store's pharmacy and passed a note to a store employee stating he had a gun. He then told the employee to give him various bottles of prescription pills, and he left the store on foot after getting them.
He was seen getting into a vehicle that later was found abandoned not far from the robbery scene.

Comments about Division of Police invited

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on Oct. 30 to examine all aspects of the Henrico County Police Division policy and procedures, management operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.

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