Crime

Local LGBTQ groups react to fatal shooting of transgender woman

Zakia McKensey of the Nationz Foundation, an LGBTQ advocacy group based in Henrico County, says she was sickened by the attack on Muhlaysia Booker back in April, and subsequently her death.

Man in critical condition following Richmond shooting

Cashier stops scam victim buying Google Play cards

Chesterfield man charged with raping woman in Colonial Heights

  Wife of man charged with burning dog alive says ‘accusation is very false’

  Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Police search for man who robbed bank at gunpoint wearing safety vest

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Woman charged with making bomb threat to Petersburg Muslim Center

Man arrested for DUI after driving on wrong side of road

Man out on bond charged with violating protective order

2 wanted in theft of Gucci shades at Sunglass Hut

Man injured in overnight shooting in Richmond

4 teens charged in attack on Virginia middle school student

Virginia man gets jail time for asking woman to get in car trunk

A 30-year-old Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail for grabbing the wrist of a restaurant employee and asking her to get into the trunk of his car

  Parents furious after claims kindergartners were forced in a closet to be disciplined

The alleged incident happened on May 9 with four boys ranging from 5 to 6 years old at Salem Elementary School in Chesterfield.

Man given 10 years for stealing checks, recruiting homeless to cash them

Court documents say Lareese Martelles Mallety, 25, of Raeford, NC, conspired with several other individuals to steal mail from business parks and cashed the checks found inside.

Petersburg detective potentially exposed to fentanyl during drug arrest

A Peterburg police detective was potentially exposed to fentanyl during a drug arrest Wednesday night.

  2 men arrested in Louisa church burglary, van theft

2 shot on Arlington Street in Petersburg

Spotsylvania woman accused of pretending to be a doctor

  Man to apparent drive-by shooter: ‘Take that business elsewhere’

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

22-year-old man found shot to death in Richmond roadway

Man wanted in Midlothian Turnpike homicide surrenders

Chesterfield police responded to the 7400 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a shooting at 5:15 a.m. on Mother's Day.

Vandalism causes $1M in damage to excavator

The damaged machine was last known to be in working condition May 11.

Male shot in Petersburg; suspect seen on motorcycle

Sources confirm a female was shot in the 1600 block of Young’s Road.

Petersburg police vehicle stolen, suspect arrested

An unmarked Petersburg police vehicle was stolen May 12 in the 400 block of Grove Road.

  Henrico Fire warning of false solicitation scam

The fire department said it does not collect donations and is advising residents not to give any financial information to someone claiming to represent the department.

  Pit bull puppy found dead, shot in head on middle school track

RACC says the black and white female pitbull did not have a collar, tags or microchip.

  Suspect wanted in Marshall Street burglary

Victims reported several items were stolen from a home.

9-year-old Chesterfield student accused of assaulting staff members

It was reported that a 9-year-old male student threw a backpack at one school staffer, and assaulted two other staffers.

  Man arrested after police discover possible meth lab in Chesterfield home

The home is located in the 2400 block of Arcadia Avenue.

2 arrested after drugs, guns found in Petersburg

Saint Wilkerson and Chasity Brown were arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Petersburg police arrest 4th suspect in connection to homicide

Gray was arrested without incident.

Police arrest man after attempted robbery

No one was injured.

  ‘Love it, lock it or lose it:’ RPD reminds public to lock vehicles after gun stolen

The Richmond Police Department is reminding the community to take the extra step of locking vehicles, after a gun was stolen in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood.

  Juvenile charged after swastikas spray painted on mailboxes, road signs in Henrico

The vandalisms occurred in the area of North Parham Road and Quioccasin Road.

  2 juveniles charged after ‘concerning’ graffiti found at Henrico school

Henrico Police have arrested to juveniles after graffiti was found at a Henrico County high school.

Police: Brothers wanted in deadly shooting may have left area

Richmond police are searching for the suspect wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that happened on April 30.

Richmond police search for duo suspected in armed robbery

Richmond police are searching two people suspected of robbing three people on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Handgun, Bible stolen from car in Richmond neighborhood

Police say a handgun and Bible were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood on Sunday.

Woman charged with stealing gaming system, leftover Chinese food

The sheriff’s office said the surveillance images led to the suspect being identified as Summer Davis, 26, of Stafford.

  2 women wanted in suspected credit card fraud

Two women were seen by surveillance cameras using the card on the same day it was stolen at separate stores.

  Soldier accused of stealing armored personnel carrier plans to plead not guilty

“The defendant also confirmed that he traveled to other countries, including Iraq and Turkey,” court documents state.

  Community holds vigil after hate graffiti found on school

Dozens of people came together Monday in unity after graffiti and threats were found on a high school.

Chesterfield man charged with sex crimes against child

He was arrested and is being held at Riverside Regional Jail.

4 arrested after police discover possible meth lab in Chesterfield

No injuries were reported as police continue to investigate.

  Richmond woman’s death ruled homicide by asphyxiation

Officers were conducting a welfare check just after 11 p.m. at a home in the 7400 block of Tanglewood Road when they found a woman dead.

  Richmond man sentenced to 2 years for animal cruelty

Carlton Hardy, who was initially arrested in February and then released on bond, faces 10 charges related to dog fighting and four animal cruelty charges.

2 ATVs reported stolen in Chesterfield

The combined value of the ATVs is more than $10,000.

Hearing in Virginia drug case delayed for 900-pound man

A hearing scheduled in a cocaine conspiracy case in Virginia has been delayed after the 900-pound defendant had to be taken to the hospital

  ‘It’s still not real to me.’ Son of woman found dead in Richmond home pleads for answers

Police found the body of 53-year-old Suzanne “Suzie” Fairman in her house off Tanglewood Road on Thursday night.

Man charged in fatal attack on Appalachian Trail

Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured

  3 arrested in death of man found at Chesterfield gas station

Police said the man was a passenger in the vehicle and had been shot on Ronaldton Road, which is less than a mile from the store.

  ‘You took my only son:’ Family searches for justice after teen’s death

A father in search of answers and justice, says he drove through the night from Georgia to Richmond, hoping to share his son’s story and encourage the community to help find his son’s killer.

  Persons of interest wanted in Stuart Avenue homicide

Police responded at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare check in the 2000 block of Stuart Avenue to find a 48-year-old man dead.

Jefferson Davis statue vandalized on Monument Avenue

Police say an officer spotted the spray-painted letters on the statue around 3 a.m. Friday.

  Henrico teacher charged with sex crimes involving minor

Leonard Orange has been charged with indecent liberties of a minor by a custodian.

Leader of $30M ‘well-organized’ cigarette smuggling operation sentenced

Ebrahim Saif Alsaidi, 30, was sentenced to 85 years, of which he will serve three years and six months.

Police investigating reported sexual battery near VCU campus

The victim reported the man walked up behind her and grabbed her buttocks.

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury

Henrico police investigating report of threat to school

Students reported that they overheard statements regarding the threat of a shooting Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes on Woodman Road.

Man wanted in Amelia in theft investigation

The man, who is unidentified, was seen riding in a blue-green Isuzu Rodeo.

Secret shopper scam drains Stafford woman’s bank account

The woman was told to purchase gift cards and could keep the balance of money she received, but it turned out to be a bad check.

2 arrested after pound of marijuana discovered

Approximately 1 pound of marijuana was discovered along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Popular Virginia children’s singer faces child porn charge

A popular children's performer in northern Virginia has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography

18-year-old accused of strangling another student

Damondre Ricks, 18, was charged with assault, strangulation and disorderly conduct.

Guns, drugs, cash seized in Petersburg arrest

Detectives seized two firearms, scales, about seven ounces of cocaine and cash from Thomas D. Walker.

Petersburg police arrest man on firearm, drug charges

Police conducted a search warrant for narcotics in the 1900 block of Buckner Street.

  Richmond police officer indicted on sexual battery charge

The Richmond Police Department said in a release that the department received a complaint alleging misconduct involving Officer Michael Bryson on March 16.

  Some Virginia public defenders sending ‘see you in court’ reminders to clients

What if you received a text message telling you 'We'll see you in court'? It's not a scam or any kind of robo feature.

  Chesterfield police investigate possible attempted abduction in Kroger parking lot

Chesterfield police are investigating the possible attempted abduction of a woman in the parking lot at Kroger.

  Two men suspected of scouting homes, stealing about $2,000 worth of items

Prince George County police are asking people to keep an eye on their belongings after two thefts.

  Police: School bus carrying students involved in hit-and-run, driver found

Five students heading to Sandston Elementary School were on board the bus when the crash happened; no injuries were reported.

  Escaped Nottoway inmate captured

The escapee is described as a while male 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 and 155 to 180 pounds with short hair and a beard.

2 wanted for credit card fraud in Chesterfield

Police posted pictures of the suspects to the social media account.

State trooper on leave facing charges of sharing nude images

Jaleel Thacker, 24, of Chesterfield, was arrested May 4 and released on a summons.

  Henrico police: ‘No reported stranger abductions’ so far this year

The Henrico Police Department says that anyone should call 911 or 804-501-5000 to report suspicious behavior.

Police: 3 Navy corpsmen dead in double murder-suicide in Virginia

Authorities in Virginia say they’re investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder and suicide.

  Pastor searches for driver who hit, damaged Richmond Church

A pastor is looking for answers after he says a car ran into his church, knocking down part of the structure.

Richmond murder suspect arrested in Delaware

He is wanted in the death December 2018 death of Antonio Chalkley.