Grove Ave. Robbery Suspect At Belvidere 7-11

From Richmond Police:

November 25, 2015

Suspect Sought in Robbery on Grove Avenue

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred last week on Grove Avenue.

A few minutes after midnight on November 20, officers responded to the 2100 block of Grove Avenue in reference to a robbery. The victim reported that while walking along Rowland Street, she was approached by a man who pushed her down and attempted to take her purse. When she did not immediately let go, the suspect struck her again then took the bag.

The suspect got into an older model white sedan, which fled on Rowland Street toward Hanover Avenue. He is described as a black male in his early 20s.

Within an hour of the robbery, the suspect used the victim’s bank card at two 7-Eleven stores located at 11 West Grace St. and 122 S. Belvidere St. He was captured on surveillance video at both stores.

Anyone who has information about this person is asked to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Suspect 1

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup.

Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.

In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling. There was a recent column on local recycling.

In state recycling news, Virginia Beach is offering residents a way to properly dispose of holiday cooking oil.

In national recycling news, an Albany, NY man claims Walmart fired him for recycling $5 in cans from their parking lot.

North Bank/Oregon Hill Plant List

Sample of a plant inventory:

Here is a list of all the plants I observed on our walk to North Bank (Oregon Hill end), broken up into sections.

Section 1: This section received a lot of south facing sun, had little to no canopy, was heavily disturbed, compacted poor soil, lots of foot and bicycle traffic, and subject to a lot of urban runoff and pollution.

Paper mulberry
privet (everywhere)
Johnson grass
honeysuckle (abundant)
mimosa (abundant)
tree of heaven
black cherry tree
sweet gum
black locust
eastern red cedar
sweet potato vine
Virginia creeper
hops vine
daisy fleabane
morning glory
trumpet creeper
kudzu (abundant)
osage orange
bradford pear
white pine?

Proposal To Ban Indoor Furniture From Porches And Yards

From Times Dispatch article:

A Richmond City Council panel on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would ban indoor furniture and mattresses from porches and yards.
The measure is less about dictating tasteful porch decor and more about giving the city recourse to collect discarded mattresses and couches, said Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, 5th District, who sponsored the measure.

At a public hearing on the two ordinances, Jean V. Capel, the city clerk, was the only person to speak.
She said she supported the furniture measure because indoor furniture left on porches spawns mold and can be a fire hazard.
The ordinance specifies that “use or storage of upholstered furniture, including mattresses, manufactured primarily for indoor use shall be prohibited on any front or side yard visible from any public place, sidewalk or road” or “any front or side porch.”
Colonial Heights, Henrico County and Emporia already have similar rules in place, according to a City Council member.
Residents cited for a violation would be fined $100, plus the cost of removing the furniture.

Oregon Hill has some experience with this.