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Suspected Drunk Driver Loses Control, Crashes Car into Tree: Police Blotter

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

A 22-year-old Richfield man was arrested after losing control of his vehicle and near 65th Street and Lyndale Avenue just after 2 a.m. Feb. 21.

According to the Richfield Public Safety Department's Facebook page, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, the driver lost control of the car and then crashed into a tree. The vehicle's two occupants sustained minor injuries. The 22-year-old driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

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In addition to the crash, the following were released Feb. 25, 2013 by the Richfield Public Safety Department, detailing incidents from Feb. 21-23.

Feb. 21

  • Police received a report from Hennepin County Child Protection indicating that an individual currently in treatment for a sexual offense at the Leo Hoffman in St. Peter admitted that he had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old in Summer 2011 in Richfield. Police are not conducting an investigation.
  • Two adult males were taking into custody for shoplifting from Richfield Liquors, 6444 Lyndale Ave. S. Both had prior theft offenses and one had an outstanding warrant in Hennepin County.
  • A 46-year-old Richfield woman was arrested for felony check forgery.

Feb. 22

  • A student at a building on 7400 block of Penn Avenue was cited for disorderly conduct after damaging school property in a fit.
  • Officers took a fraud report where the victim's credit card had been used over an extended period of time to make purchases totaling more than $8,000.
  • A Best Buy Corporate employee was found to be making fraudulent transactions and admitted the thefts to Loss Prevention.
  • A vehicle was a stopped for driving after revocation and the driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
  • Police responded to a theft at CVS Pharmacy. The suspect was located, issued a citation and trespassed from the property.
  • After making a stop on a suspicious vehicle, a juvenile was cited for driving without a license, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

Feb. 23

  • A 48-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for third-degree DUI.
  • Police responded to a domestic on the 6500 block of Emerson Avenue. A female was reportedly assaulted by an ex-boyfriend regarding the shared custody of their child. The suspect was gone when police arrived.
  • A victim reported that her purse was stolen on the 7500 block of Oliver Avenue. The estimated loss is $600.
  • A 38-year-old Bloomington man was arrested for fourth-degree DUI.

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