Powhatan Sheriff’s Office is working with the Henrico Police on a missing person investigation.
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, Henrico Officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Dickens Glen Court for a suspicious situation. Mr. Jaime Cruz-Avila, who lives at this residence, has not been seen since the evening hours of Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Officers found evidence at the scene indicating the male may be in danger.
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, a burned vehicle was located in Powhatan at Watkins Landing boat ramp at Route 711 west of Route 288. The vehicle was owned by Mr. Cruz-Avila.
Henrico Police are asking for assistance in locating Mr. Cruz-Avila. He is described as a 24 year old Hispanic male, 5’6”, 178 pounds, last seen wearing a black hooded jacket or sweater with a white graphic design on the front. A picture of Mr. Cruz-Avila is to the right.
Both Departments are seeking the public's assistance in locating Mr. Cruz-Avila. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Powhatan Crime Solvers at 804-403-HELP (403-4357). CrimeStoppers methods are anonymous. You may also contact the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at (804)598-5656.
Dog Shot in Powhatan
On January 21, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm a citizen of Powhatan County let his dog outside. Then a short time later heard a gunshot coming from the direction of Oakland Estates Road area. The citizen’s dog never returned home that night and he called Animal Control in the morning to report the dog missing, a short while later the owner of the dog located the dog on its property with a gunshot wound to the dog’s front leg. Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information in this case to please come forward. This is a photo of the dog.
In the early morning hours of October 25, 2013, two businesses in Powhatan County were broken into and approximately $1000 in cash and items were stolen at each of the convenience stores. R & M Birite is located on Rt. 13 in Tobaccoville and Tavco (formerly Old Tavern Junction) is located at the intersection of Rt. 60 and Trenholm Road. Anyone who may have information that could be related to these cases is asked to contact Powhatan Crime Solvers at 804-403-4357.
The Powhatan Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary to the Powhatan Youth Athletic Association’s concession stand located behind the County Administration Building located on Old Buckingham Road. The report was taken on May 2, 2013 which indicated that an unknown individual forced entry through the side door causing damage to the door. Once inside the subject stole the safe as well as cash that was inside the cash register. Anyone that has information on this case, please call Powhatan Crime Solvers at (804) 403-4357.
What is Crime Solvers?
Crime Solvers involves a three-pronged attack against crime using the police, the civic and business communities, and the news media. The program publicizes unsolved crimes and wanted suspects and offers an anonymous, toll-free telephone number for individuals to provide the police information about those crimes in exchange for cash rewards.
Help us to stop crime in Powhatan! If you have any information about a crime, please contact us. This site can be viewed in English and in Spanish by using the translator drop down menu on the left side of this screen.
A reward can be up to $1000 as determined by the Board upon consideration of the facts of each case.
Powhatan County Crime Solvers Tip Line – 804-403-HELP (403-4357)