Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime report.
All the following information was taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's crime reports from May 17, 2013, detailing incidents from May 12-15. May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
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…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Police say Nina Ujunwa Mbachu used a check drawn on a closed account to try to open an account at a bank in West St. Paul.
A Richfield woman has been charged with trying to cash an apparently stolen check at a bank in West St. Paul in what she described to police as a “getting money scheme.” Nina Ujunwa Mbachu, 19, is charged with offering a forged check, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, West St. Paul police were called to a bank on Sept. 12 after an employee reported someone trying to cash a phony check. Employees told officers that a woman, later identified as Mbachu, had attempted to open a bank account with a $450 check drawn on a closed account. The check, payable to Mbachu, was drawn on an account that was closed at a different bank in May because it was almost $5,000 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.
All the following information has been taken from the Richfield Public Safety Department's Incident and Arrest reports from June 25, 2012, detailing incidents from June 21-23. June 21 June 22 To see the most recent crime reports in their entirety, go to cityofrichfield.org/publicsafety/reports.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
About $1,400 in fraudulent charges, including and iPhone 4S, appeared on the woman's card after a reportedly suspicious encounter with a Burger King cashier.
A Minneapolis woman suspects that a Richfield Burger King cashier used her credit card number to rack up $1,400 in online charges. On May 21, the woman, a resident of the 4400 block of Xerxes Avenue, dined at a Burger King, 96 W. 66th St., with her 14-year-old son. According to the police report, she said that when she gave the cashier her Visa card, the employee “was acting suspicious[ly] and paid extra attention to the card." Two days later, the woman received a call from Visa saying that her card had been used online to purchase an iPhone 4S for $700, along with another $700 charge that the credit card company is disputing, according to the report. Police are still investigating the incident and accusations.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Donyea Terrell Collins, 26, faces federal charges for his alleged role in an identity-theft ring that the feds say is responsible for the theft of more than $2 million from financial institutions and retail businesses.
A 26-year-old Richfield man was federal indicted for his alleged role in an identity-theft ring that the feds say is responsible for the loss of more than $2 million from financial institutions and retail businesses in at least than 14 states. A superseding indictment, which was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Friday, charges Donyea Terrell Collins with one count each of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indictment also outlines what the U.S. Attorney’s Office called a complex plot to defraud banks and retail businesses, primarily in the Midwest. A superseding indictment is a “follow-up indictment,” in which the government adds new charges or defendants or deletes certain charges from the …