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Police searching for David Sines, ZZQ metal sculptor known to frequent Scott’s Addition, Forest Hill

Sines, 66, of the 1000 block of West 48th Street, last reported to work at ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue in Scott’s Addition on Thursday, February 7th.

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The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in reuniting a missing man with family and friends. David T. Sines was last seen Thursday, February 7th.

Sines, 66, of the 1000 block of West 48th Street, last reported to his workplace, ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue, in Scott’s Addition on Thursday, February 7th. He is known to drive a green 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck with Texas license plate JDG9591. He is also known to frequent the Forest Hill area.

It is unknown what Sines was last wearing, but family and friends say he is usually wearing glasses and work boots. Sines is approximately 6’2” tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has blue eyes, gray hair, and walks with a limp.

Anyone who sees David T. Sines or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective G. Brissette at (804) 646-3867 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000, or www.7801000.com. The public can also call the Department’s non-emergency number at (804) 646-5100 and provide information on the whereabouts of Sines.

Chris Fultz and Alex Graf, owners of ZZQ, also released an impassioned plea for information about their friend and coworker over the weekend:

Chris Fultz, Alex Graf and the staff at ZZQ have been busy since they opened the doors of their Texas craft barbecue joint. They are grateful beyond words to the people of Richmond for such a warm embrace. But, they’ve been working with a big hole in their hearts for the last week. David Sines, a major part of the startup team, went missing on Feb. 8.

It was Sines, a metal sculptor and friend of Fultz for 30 years, who brought Fultz’s artistic vision to life with his unique skills and craftsmanship. From the longhorns above his backyard patio gate, to the tap and door handles, to the wood and metal tables in the backyard, it’s all Sines’s work, which was his passion, as well. Now the owners and staff of ZZQ’s are asking for your help. If you have any information or have seen him please contact Alex Graf at 804-310-5711. “We just want our friend back,” Graf said.

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Arrest Made in Jahnke Road Food Lion Shooting

At approximately 11:57 a.m. on September 21, officers responded to the parking lot of the Food Lion grocery store in the 6400 block of Jahnke Road for the report of a person shot.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest in a shooting that happened on Jahnke Road last month.

Jermanny Hernandez turned himself in to detectives yesterday. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 11:57 a.m. on September 21, officers responded to the parking lot of the Food Lion grocery store in the 6400 block of Jahnke Road for the report of a person shot. An adult male with a gunshot wound was located and transported to a local hospital with an injury that was considered life threatening.

“We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in sharing the information related to Mr. Hernandez,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective O. Reyes at (804) 646-3874 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

 

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Black Bear Spotted in James River Park

I can barely contain my excitement about a bear.

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The black bear is not the bear being reported but rather a placeholder bear from Wikipedia until someone gets a picture.

Reported by Stephanie on the Woodland Heights Facebook group:

My husband was out on a long ramble with our dog and the dog became very keyed up as they got to the top of the pedestrian bridge at 42nd st. Husband looked down in time to catch a glimpse of a bear.
The bear was seen entering the underbrush near the bottom of the steps. This was at 11:40 this morning.
Sorry, no photos. 😕
This is not the first time that they have seen bears in the park at about this time of year.
So, heads up, neighbors!
While not common black bears in James River Park are not unheard of. As recently as this past June there was a black bear on the North Bank trail that eventually wandered into town. Full story on the June bear here.

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Halloween Howl Takes the Dogs Online this Year

You have a week to show off your pooch’s best trick and/or costume.

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Halloween Howl has been a long standing annual tradition in Forest Hill Park, bringing our community together with dogs and their people to benefit Friends of Forest Hill Park and Ring Dog Rescue. The Howl has included dog/owner games, best pet trick competition, costume parade and refreshments. Ring Dog Rescue participated with their adoptable dogs, and CritterTown BathHouse provided a Pooch Pad as well as free nail clipping for a donation to Ring Dog Rescue. The Friends of Forest Hill Park Junior, Middle and High School park volunteers, judged the events and awarded prizes. This year due to COVID health concerns, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Senior Jacob Lee, has created a virtual event page for our event so we can continue to host it this year! We greatly appreciate Jacob’s time and talent!

For more information on Ring Dog Rescue go to ringdogrescue.org.

For more information on Friends of Forest Hill Park and the Junior Group go to friendsofforesthillpark.org

How it Works

Please register for the Halloween Howl event below. We hope you will consider making a donation as well. Half of the donations will go to Ring Dog Rescue and and the other half to Friends of Forest Hill Park.

Upload a picture of your dog in his/her costume or a short video of your pet’s best trick by Saturday, October 24th at Noon. The Friends of Forest Hill Park Junior will Judge the following categories, and prizes will be awarded:

  • Best Pet Trick
  • Best Dog/Owner Duo
  • Best Costume Overall
  • Cutest Costume
  • Scariest Costume
  • Judges Choice

You will be notified by email Sunday, October 25th, and winners will be posted on this site. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy until we can resume our live event in the park!

Register Here

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