Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jan. 30 – Jan. 31, 2013

Today’s Good News

Some investigations can be quite challenging for detectives, but it’s their perseverance that often solves the case. That was the situation recently for First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor who obtained a surveillance image of a robbery suspect that, though grainy, clearly showed the robber’s distinctive clothing. After giving patrol officers the image and information, Officers Adrian Jenkins and Ronald McClarin spotted the suspect while on patrol. Though the man took off running, the officers quickly arrested him.

However, Detective Taylor could not reach the victim to make a positive identification and had to release the suspect after recording his information. Not giving up, Detective Taylor investigated further and learned the suspect had lied about his identity to conceal the fact that he was wanted. When spotted by police, the suspect ran again, but was recaptured, later identified as the robber by the victim and also linked to robberies in the Second Precinct area. Thanks to this great police work, follow through and teamwork displayed by these officers, a violent offender has been removed from city streets. Good work!

DISCLAIMER: The following incidents are preliminary in nature and are subject to change after investigation. Please note that the entries listed below do not cover every incident from overnight. The listings are subject to the judgment of staff officers’ sense of what is noteworthy.


4th Precinct


1/30/13 – 1/31/13 10:00 p.m. – 2:14 a.m.

600 block of Henrico Boulevard

A male reported an unknown male robbed him.

1st Precinct


1/30/13 7:38 p.m.

1500 block of Jennie Scher Road

A male reported two unknown males robbed him at gunpoint.

3rd Precinct


1/30/13 12:30 a.m.

600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard

A male reported a known male assaulted and robbed him at gunpoint.

4th Precinct


1/30/13 11:40 p.m.

1000 block of West Marshall Street

Two males reported they were robbed by three unknown males at gunpoint. An arrest was made.


3rd Precinct


1/30/13 7:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

3900 block of Kensington Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole electronics and jewelry.

3rd Precinct


1/29/13 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

00 block of Malvern Avenue

An unknown person(s) entered the vehicle and stole cash and a cell phone.

4th Precinct


1/30/13 12:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

2900 block of Brook Road

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and vandalized it.

4th Precinct


1/30/13 9:54 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

2500 block of Seminary Avenue

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence.

4th Precinct


1/30/13 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1600 block of Brookfield Street

An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole a laptop and other items.