Police Investigation On North Bank Trail, Riverside Park

This morning Richmond police converged and roped off an area on the North Bank Trail, beneath where S. Laurel ends in Riverside Park.

No information was given, but it looked like it might have been a death scene given the ambulance and numbers of investigators.

Will update as more info becomes available.

Update: Unofficial reports are that it is a death investigation but foul play is not suspected.

Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

DRUG/NARCOTIC VIOLATION
1XX S BELVIDERE ST
Mar 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Data provided by Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS
X S LAUREL ST
Mar 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

THEFT FROM BUILDING
7XX W CARY ST
Mar 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
1XX S PINE ST
Mar 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

RPD: Suspect Sought in Belle Isle Sexual Assault

From Richmond Police:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in a sexual assault which occurred last week in Belle Isle.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, police received a report of a sexual assault which occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. at a heavily frequented area of Belle Isle. Police were told the victim was approached by three males, one of whom with a dog. The incident occurred near the Hollywood Rapids by the Porta-Johns on the north side of the island.

Police are seeking two suspects and one person of interest:

Suspect 1: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, 6’0 in height, average build with short, dark hair. At the time, he was wearing a gray, long-sleeve crew neck shirt (i.e., moisture wicking, performance) and white tennis shoes.
Suspect 2: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short, dark hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 5’7 in height, 200 pounds in weight. At the time he was wearing a red shirt and a gold watch.
Person of Interest: Black male with a medium complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short dreadlocks or braids, and some facial hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 6’0” in height with an average build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants. He was last seen with a 6-week old grey and white pit bull puppy.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

HIT AND RUN
5XX TREDEGAR ST
Mar 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

FORCIBLE RAPE
X BELLE ISLE
Mar 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

DRUNKENNESS
3XX S LAUREL ST
Mar 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
4XX S PINE ST
Mar 1, 2017 at 7:40 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

IMPERSONATION
5XX S LAUREL ST
Mar 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

DUI, ALCOHOL
1XX S BELVIDERE ST
Mar 2, 2017 at 1:23 am
Data provided by Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

DESTRUCTION PROPERTY/PRIVATE PROPERTY
4XX S PINE ST
Mar 2, 2017 at 8:30 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department