Burglary Charges: On 07/07/2015, police charged Jacquan C. Shorter, age 25, Edgewood Drive, and Chad E. McAlister, age 40, Francis Street, were charged in connection with the unlawful entry into a residence and an associated theft.
At approximately 1:30 P.M., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Linden Street to investigate a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned that a female, later determined to be Shorter, had shown up at the residence and was communicating threats toward the residents and/or others. It was suspected that the incident was a continuation of an earlier dispute. However, the female had fled in a vehicle before police arrived.
Approximately 15 minutes later, officers were dispatched to a residence on Gibson Lane to investigate a report of a break-in. Upon arrival, officers learned that Shorter had arrived at an apartment and forced the door open. Upon gaining entry, Shorter grabbed the keys to a vehicle parked in front of the apartment and attempted to drive the vehicle away. However, Shorter crashed into a light pole in the parking lot, disabling the vehicle. Shorter then forced her way back into the apartment and began to damage property inside. The residents responded and were able to drive Shorter from the apartment. Shorter then entered an awaiting vehicle occupied by a male, later identified as McAlister, and both fled the scene. This, too, was an incident connected to the earlier dispute mentioned above.
A short time later, officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle on the Eastern Bypass near Commercial Drive. Shorter was detained and transported by EMS to Baptist Health Richmond after she complained of injuries supposedly suffered in the earlier confrontations. Shorter was intoxicated and belligerent at the hospital. After refusing medical treatment, Shorter was lodged in the MCDC, charged for the following offenses:
– Burglary 1st Degree
– Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
– Theft by Unlawful Taking – Auto – $500 to $10,000
– Leaving the Scene of an Accident
McAlister was also taken into custody and lodged in the MCDC. He was charged for Criminal Facilitation of Burglary 1st Degree and Criminal Facilitation of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.
Robbery Arrest: On 07/07/2015, police charged Samuel A. Vorhees, age 45, no permanent address, Richmond, in connection with a robbery that occurred days earlier.
On 07/03/2015, officers were dispatched to a residence on Hillsdale Avenue in response to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers learned from the female resident that she and Vorhees became involved in an argument concerning money. Vorhees then reportedly grabbed the victim around the neck and demanded she give him money. Vorhees also struck the victim in the head several times, stabbed her in the hand, and cut her on the neck and ear. Vorhees then took $200.00 from the victim and fled the scene.
In addition to the minor cuts, the victim sustained a puncture wound to the hand where she was stabbed. She was treated and released at Baptist Health Richmond.
On 07/07/2015, a warrant was issued for Vorhees, charging him for Robbery 1st Degree.
On 07/07/2015, Vorhees was located on Turpin Drive and taken into custody without incident. He was lodged in the MCDC.