Definitely have seen an uptick in graffiti.

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

Jan 6, 2017 at 1:29 am
Data provided by Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

Two Missing Men

From the Richmond Police Dept.:

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate two individuals who’ve each been missing for approximately a year.

“The families of these individuals have been anxiously waiting for information on the whereabouts of their loved ones for the past year,” said Major Crimes Detective William Thompson. “We are working with our law enforcement partners across the state and the region to bring these men home. We’re hoping someone may have seen them and can help us put their families’ minds at ease.”

William K. Dean Jr.
Dean, 52, was last seen on December 18, 2015 leaving Richmond Community Hospital. Known to be a drifter, he frequents Rudd’s Trailer Park in the 2900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway and areas in Richmond’s east end.

He is described as a white male, 5’6” tall, with blue eyes and brown hair, weighing approximately 175 pounds. He has scars on his right cheek and a tattoo of the name “Brenda” on his right arm.

Lander S. Freeman
Freeman, 73, was last seen on June 6, 2016 in the 1500 block of Silver Avenue after leaving his home to walk to Kings Market. His walking stick was found on the porch of a friend’s home in the 1400 block of Silver Avenue.

He is described as a black male, 6’1” tall, with a medium complexion, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has an injury to one eye. He was last seen wearing a coat with fur around the hood and “Obama” written on the back, green pants and a black fedora-type hat.

Anyone who sees any of these men or has information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911 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.

Good Reminder: RPD Vacation Watch Program

The Times Dispatch has an article describing the Richmond Police Department’s vacation home and business watch program.

Actually, the home and business watch program is active year-round. Sgt. Carol Adams, head of the Community Care Unit at the department, said once a home or business is added to the department’s list, a patrol officer will stop by the location daily to ensure it is secure.
“Every night when there is roll call, (police) will read out the addresses saying that family is away on vacation and no one should be there,” Adams said.

This is a timely reminder to use these services to help keep crime out of the neighborhood.

Here’s a link to the vacation watch form.