Friday, March 22, 2013
The Richfield Public Safety Department asks residents to be wary when approached by strangers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 22
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Public Safety Department crime alert. Recently, a Richfield senior was approached in the Rainbow Foods parking lot by a black female driving a navy blue Dodge Caravan. TUV835. The suspect is described as 45 to 50 years old, 5’4”, 160 pounds, straight gray hair, and wearing a medium length purple coat. The suspect wore lots of jewelry and was well dressed. The suspect showed the victim a medium sized package and said that she was a courier. She claimed she was trying to deliver the package but couldn’t because the address was bad. She stated the post office informed her it would go into the dead letter file and would not be delivered. The suspect asked the victim to sit in her car and use her …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Several residents have contacted Richfield's water department regarding bottles being left on their doorsteps asking for water samples.
Editor's note: The following is a Richfield Public Safety crime alert. Several residents have contacted the Richfield Water Department regarding green bottles left on their doorstep with a request for a water sample. The City performs weekly tests at predetermined commercial sites. They do NOT request water samples from residents. In one incident after the homeowner provided a water sample, a man returned with a “water report” and a high pressure sales pitch for a $6,000 filtration system. The man worked his way into the home and requested to use the bathroom. No items were taken. However, it was very difficult for the homeowner to get rid of the individual. He would not provide a business card or a company name. The man was driving a grey…
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases crime alert detailing a theft from purse incident and ways to prevent it.
After a theft from purse incident last week, the Richfield Public Safety Department has released a crime alert to educate residents and those who work in Richfield about typical theft scenarios and ways to prevent a theft. In a store setting, thieves will often distract the shopper while his or her accomplice moves in to take the wallet from the unattended purse, according to the crime alert. However, shoppers are not the only people who need to worry about losing their wallet to a criminal. Criminals will also enter office buildings and take wallets out of unattended purses and out of unlocked dress doors, according to the alert. The Richfield Public Safety Department offers ways to stay alert while shopping or at home or work. While …