Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
6XX CHINA ST
Jun 13, 2017 at 5:30 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

DESTRUCTION PROPERTY/PRIVATE PROPERTY
7XX OREGON HILL PKWY
Jun 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

HIT AND RUN
3XX S LAUREL ST
Jun 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

WEAPON LAW VIOLATIONS
9XX CUMBERLAND ST
Jun 11, 2017 at 12:38 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

Illegal Parking From RiverRock Crowds

Despite previous complaints and subsequent meetings with City, police, and Venture Richmond, Oregon Hill is still experiencing some issues with illegal parking during the annual Dominion RiverRock festival.

The problems are most evident around Riverside Park and the southern portions of the neighborhood. The City acquired the land which became Riverside Park in 1889. Neighbors don’t want historic Riverside Park to become a de facto parking lot the way Monroe Park was before being privatized.

‘Oregon Hill’ Author To Speak At Crime Novel Talk Tomorrow

From Kelly Justice, proprietor of Fountain Bookstore (in Shockoe Slip):

Join us for a night of conversation about what goes on behind the scenes of writing successful and award-winning series crime fiction. I will be moderating Swinson and Owen (two very charming gentlemen in addition to being very talented) about their books.

I paired them together because they both have so much in common: both have main characters on the more serious side of flawed, both employ the blackest of humor to great effect, both write with a deeply rooted sense of place. Swinson’s books take place in D.C., Owen’s in Richmond.

This is a good opportunity to ask Owen questions about his ‘Oregon Hill’ novel as well as his more recent works.

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