Drunk Hit & Run, Swindling and Copper Wire Thievery: Police Blotter

The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.

All the following information was taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's crime reports from Oct. 22, 2012, detailing incidents from Oct. 18-20.

Oct. 18

  • A 31-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for fourth-degree DUI.
  • A vehicle parked in a parking lot on the 7700 block of Penn Avenue was reported stolen.
  • Fraser School reported that nine air conditioning units had been damaged and copper wiring had been removed. The estimated cost to repair each unit is $7,000; $10,000 to replace all the units.
  • A 55-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting from Target. When police arrived, the woman was in custody and it was discovered she was the same suspect from a Sept. 3 shoplifting incident. Formal complaint charges were requested.
  • Police received a report from Golden Valley police stating that a party had reported that her mother's debit card was being used and emptying her account. The mother is not in a care home in Golden Valley, however, she had previously lived in Richfield. Richfield Police suspect the victim's daughter.
  • Best Buy reported that multiple laptops valued at $2,758 were stolen. The suspect was not located.
  • A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for possession of a large amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle.

Oct. 19

  • A woman reported that a personal check had been cashed without her signature.
  • Two juvenile females were assaulted by three other juvenile females at the intersection of 76th Street and Wentworth Avenue.
  • A male reported that his phone had been stolen; one suspect was searched but no phone was recovered.
  • A 47-year-old Brooklyn Center woman was arrested for fourth-degree DUI after police responded to a report of a hit and run and later located the suspect vehicle.
  • Police responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle.

Oct. 20

  • A 28-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for fleeing a police officer and second-degree DUI after he jumped out of his vehicle while it was still moving and fled police on foot.
  • Officers responded to a report of a cellphone left in a cab. Multiple phones were discovered.
  • After making a traffic stop, an officer found the driver was under the influence of alcohol and was arreseted for DUI.
  • Two occupants of a vehicle that was stopped for expired tabs were cited for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.


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