Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 9 – April 10, 2014

Today’s Good News
Teamwork is key when it comes to fighting crime, keeping officers safe and catching the bad guys. Last week, the Richmond Fire Department stepped up to the plate to help First Precinct officers during a burglary in progress call. Officers John Esposito and Chris Linn were the first officers on scene and spotted a man inside a house on North 33rd Street. They tried to get him to exit the house, but he refused and locked himself inside. That’s when K-9 Sgt. Michael Bohannon and K-9 Officer Sammy Hernandez with K-9 Niko were called to search the home. But after searching every nook and cranny with the assistance of Detective Brian Taylor, they could not find the suspect. They did, however, find a small hole leading to the attic.

That’s when RFD assisted officers by using a Thermal Imaging Camera that showed the clear outline of the man hiding in the attic. Officers yelled to the man that they could see him and knew he was in the attic. A short time later, he finally surrendered to officers. So there you have it: Proof that police officers and firefighters CAN work together! Great job everyone!

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
4/9/14               8:32 p.m.
2701 Chamberlayne Ave.
An employee reported an unknown male robbed the business at gunpoint.
4th Precinct
4/9/14               9:25 p.m.
100 block of West Federal Street
A female reported a known female assaulted her. An arrest was made.

PROPERTY CRIMES                                                                                     

2nd Precinct
4/8/14 – 4/9/14              1:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
3500 block of East Broad Rock Boulevard
A known person broke into the residence.

3rd Precinct
4/8/14 – 4/9/14              8:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.
3500 block of Grove Avenue
An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole credit cards and money from a purse left in plain view.

3rd Precinct
3/10/14 – 4/10/14           12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5200 block of Midlothian Turnpike
An unknown person(s) stole a vehicle.

3rd Precinct
3/21/14                         8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Reported 4/9/14
300 block of North 33rd Street
An unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole several items.

4th Precinct
4/6/14                           12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
3000 block of Brookland Park Boulevard
An unknown male stole a purse from a female as she was walking.

4th Precinct
12/11/13                        11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Reported 4/9/14
4300 block of Chamberlayne Avenue
A known male stole a vehicle that was later recovered. Warrants have been obtained.

4th Precinct
4/8/14                           9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
400 block of West Grace Street

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