Hopewell Police Department have taken Ulysses Blanding Jr., into custody without incident. Warrants were served on Blanding for Murder in the 1st Degree in relation to the Homicide of Catherine Elizabeth Lipford.
The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter. The department is requesting that any person(s) who may have been traveling in and around the area of this incident and observed any suspicious person(s) or vehicle(s) contact Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284.
Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.
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