Domestic Assault, Threatening Facebook Messages & Shoplifting: 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 Jan. 10, 2012, detailing reports from Jan. 7-9.

Jan. 7

  • Police responded to a property damage report in which the driver's side window of a vehicle parked on the 6600 block of Lyndale Avenue was broken out. The car was rummaged through by unknown parties, however, nothing was taken.
  • A 26-year-old Richfield man was arrested for domestic assault after a victim reported he had hit her at least 10 times in the arm, back and thigh. She claimed the man has also thrown a glass at her. He was transported to Hennepin County Jail.
  • A fence latch at a home on the 7400 block of Vincent Avenue was reported broken. The estimated loss is $500.
  • A victim reported that her stepmother violated a domestic abuse no contact order by sending Facebook messages under a different name.
  • An officer found graffiti at the corner of 12th Avenue and 68th Street.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen while parked on the street on the 7100 block of Cedar Avenue.
  • A juvenile was cited for shoplifting from a business on the 30 block of 66th Street West.
  • Police received a report regarding threats via Facebook from a former student.
  • A 42-year-old Richfield woman was cited for shoplifting from Target. She was released at the scene after receiving the citation.
  • A victim reported that her ex-boyfriend was in violation of a protection order and had possibly broken into her residence. Officer checked the residence but did not locate the suspect.
  • Police were dispatched to Super America, 2913 W. 66th St., on a report of a juvenile who had been trespassed but had returned. Juveniles were located and issued citations for tobacco and trespass violation.

Jan. 8

  • While doing extra patrol per citizens' complaints of students misbehaving, a student was found smoking tobacco and in possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • While serving a search warrant for another case, officers discovered a felon in possession of a firearm. The individual admitted to owning the firearm and was placed under arrest to transported to jail.
  • Officers responded to a theft on the 6500 block of Penn Avenue. The suspect left in a silver vehicle and fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Jan. 9

  • On routine patrol, an officer obsered two males walking away from a vehicle. Officer ran vehicle registration and it came back stolen. Suspect was located and arrested.
  • Victim reported her license plate had been removed while her vehicle was parked in the northwest daycare lot at Best Buy corporate.
  • A 7-year-old reported to her mother that her stepmother had been abusing her while on visitations with her and her father.
  • A catalytic converter was reportedly taken from his car when he was out of town for five days. A Kenwood stereo was also taken.

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