Friday, April 26, 2013
According to Police Clips and social media reports, the activity began late Thursday and continued early Friday morning.
Police Clips and social media are reporting police activity in Richfield after 11 p.m. Thursday: Richfield is searching for a suspect in the 76th and Lyndale area with the assistance of MN State Patrol Helicopter ... Twitter messages tell the same story: At 12:37 a.m., Police Clips added (based on police scanner reports): "They spent quite awhile searching around the Home Depot. ..."
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Driver of car that struck him was distracted, state patrol's preliminary investigation indicates.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter It was a distracted driver whose car struck and killed Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady of Fridley on Interstate 35W Friday, according to preliminary indications of a Minnesota State Patrol investigation. The state patrol report Friday said Alsaady was outside his semi trailer truck checking a blown tire on the shoulder of southbound I-35W in Richfield Friday evening when a car drifted right, hitting him and his truck. State Patrol identified the driver as Joselyn L. Racine, 21, of St. Paul. Lt. Eric Roeske of the state patrol confirmed that by e-mail Sunday, adding: "The driver was not arrested at the scene. Once the investigation is complete the case …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The man was reportedly checking a blown semi-truck tire.
Last Update: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a Fridley man was killed in Richfield on Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Interstate 35W near 66th Street. The accident happened around 7:02 p.m., according to a WCCO.com report. State Patrol identified the man as Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady, 51, a truck driver of Fridley. According to the Pioneer Press, Alsaddy was on the right shoulder of southbound I-35W looking at the tire when an oncoming Dodge Stratus drifted to the right and struck the truck and the driver. The car's driver was identified as Joselyn L. Racine, 21, of St. Paul. She was reported as suffering minor injuries in the crash. No more information is known …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Police say Steven Robert Herlehy of Rochester, NY wasn't wearing pants when he was stopped for DWI on May 24 while driving through Richfield.
A New York man was charged with felony drunken driving after a state trooper stopped him for speeding on I-35W—not wearing any pants. Steven Robert Herlehy, 47, of Rochester, NY, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree driving while impaired, each of which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. Herlehy’s car was stopped just after 2:30 a.m. May 24 for speeding and other possible traffic violations on I-35W near 66th Street in Richfield. According to the complaint, as the reporting officer—Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Eric Clausen—neared the driver’s side window on Herlehy’s car, he could smell an “overwhelming odor” of alcohol coming from the car and from Herlehy’s mouth. Clausen reported that …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Winter storm systems sweep more freezing rain, sleet and snow across the state.
After a weekend of awful driving weather, Monday's wintery mix of snow and sleet is still creating dangerous road conditions for the Richfield community and drivers statewide. There were nearly 500 accidents reported over the weekend by the Minnesota State Patrol and drivers are not out of the woods yet. While the National Weather Service is predicting less than a half an inch of snow and ice accumulation in Richfield for Monday, the roads are still slick and the state patrol is urging people to avoid driving if possible. Richfield Public Works launched street crews on Saturday night from midnight until about 4:30 a.m. to salt Richfield roads, according to Chris Link, operations manager of the Streets and Forestry Division. After the poor…
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Freezing rain causes slick roads and hundreds of accidents statewide.
After freezing rain overnight and into Sunday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol is reporting 438 crashes statewide, with 376 of those being in the Twin Cities metro area. Fifty-seven accidents in the metro area have resulted in injuries and, fortunately, only one accident has been reported as fatal. In addition, Lt. Eric Roeske, public information officer for the state patrol, said 191 vehicles are off the road due to vehicle spinouts statewide and a 165 of those are in the metro area. Specific details about Richfield accidents will not be available until Monday, according to the Richfield Public Safety Department. The state patrol is asking that people think twice about driving until the roads are a little drier. If you have photos of …