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VSP issues warning about automated traffic ticket email scam

Virginia State Police officials are warning Virginians about an email scam that tells people they are receiving an “automated traffic ticket” from the agency. State Police do not use or issue digital or automated traffic tickets or summonses, however. Anyone receiving such an email should delete it and not click on any links provided in the email, police said.
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Suspects sought in Short Pump robbery

On Feb. 9, 2013 at about 10:40 p.m., two 16 year old males were walking across a parking lot in the 11650 block of West Broad Street when they were approached by two suspects, a black female and a black male. The suspects displayed a handgun and demanded items from the victims. Both victims gave the suspects various personal items to include cash. The suspects were last seen walking on foot.

Shortly before the robbery, the suspects were seen in a convenience store in the area. The male suspect (pictured) was wearing a green and yellow baseball cap.
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Police investigating man’s death

Henrico Police are investigating the death of a man who was found by a passerby at about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 1900 block of East Parham Road. A woman was walking in the area when she discovered the body of a fully clothed deceased male near the wood line. There appeared to be no signs of foul play. The male is white and in his fifties. An autopsy will be performed on the man, who police have not yet identified.
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13 Henricoans included on Public Safety Memorial roster


Thirteen Henrico County public safety officers who died during service to the community are among the 765 public safety officials statewide whose lives and service will be commemorated on the initial roster of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, which will be built in Capitol Square in Richmond next year. The list of names was announced this week by the Virginia Public Safety Foundation, a nonprofit that is serving as the memorial's administrator.
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2 replica grenades detected in baggage at RIC

A woman on her way from Richmond International Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico by way of Atlanta this morning was delayed after Transportation Security Agency officials found two realistic-looking toy hand grenades in her luggage.

A TSA screener who noticed the plastic toys on the X-ray monitor at the checkpoint contacted the Capital Regional Airport Commission Police, who responded and confiscated the items. The woman missed her flight but was permitted to re-book on a later flight. There was no impact to airport operations.
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Two Henrico officers earn Valor Awards


Two Henrico County police officers were among seven area first responders honored for heroism Oct. 5 at the Retail Merchants Association's 23rd Annual Valor Awards.

Held annually at the the Greater Richmond Convention Center, the event drew approximately 500 business leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel and featured keynote speaker William “Bill” G. Haneke, an author and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.
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Off-duty Henrico officer injured in hit-and-run

Police seeking driver of tractor trailer
Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the driver of a tractor trailer involved in a hit-and-run incident this morning in Sandston.

At 11:28 a.m., officers responded to an accident at East Williamsburg Road and Technology Boulevard, in which the tractor trailer and a motorcycle were travelling eastbound on Williamsburg Road when the tractor trailer changed lanes, forcing the motorcycle off the road. The motorcycle, driven by an off-duty Henrico police officer, crashed in the grass median in the middle of East Williamsburg Road near Technology Boulevard.
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Henrico names McDowell as fire chief


Anthony E. McDowell has been named the new chief of the Henrico County Division of Fire, effective Oct. 20. County Manager Virgil Hazelett made the announcement Oct. 10.

McDowell, who has been serving as battalion chief of administration in the Henrico Division of Fire, will succeed Edwin W. Smith, who retired in September after five years as fire chief.

As fire chief, McDowell will oversee a department with 539 employees, including more than 500 state-certified firefighters, and a budget of $49.6 million for fiscal 2012-13.
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Man issued 2 summonses after bringing gun to RIC

A Disputanta, Va. man was cited at Richmond International Airport Oct. 8 after it was discovered that he had a .25-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag. TSA officers detected the gun as the man’s carry-on baggage passed through the checkpoint metal detector.

TSA officials contacted the Capital Regional Airport Commission Police, who regularly patrol the airport. The police responded, confiscated the weapon and issued two summonses to the man related to state weapons charges. There was no impact to airport operations. The man, who was ticketed to fly to Atlanta, was able to continue on his flight.
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Henricus Historical Park will present its annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24. The 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement, will be at the Henricus dock for free tours. Watch 400 years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling, and more. Admission and parking for Publick Days are free. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org. Full text

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