Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Would you call the police if you thought something suspicious was happening on your block?
The Richfield Public Safety Department is encouraging more citizens to put aside their fears of being a "nosey neighbor." According to the department's Facebook page, a citizen called 911 last week to report an unknown car driving around the neighborood, making frequent stops. While this could have been anything, as it turned out, the driver was a felon who was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of promoting prostitution and one count of human trafficking, according to police. "No police department can function effectively without the assistance of responsible citizens," the Facebook post said. "Some people fail to call 911 for fear of seeming like a 'nosey neighbor' or they don’t want to 'get involved.' Others assume …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Police say Isiah Lee Harper dropped the loaded gun when he fled from them in the 6700 block of 3rd Avenue South.
A Minneapolis man has been charged with illegally possessing a loaded handgun after Richfield Police say they found him lurking behind a building on 3rd Avenue South. Isiah Lee Harper, 23, is charged with carrying a weapon without a permit, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He is also charged with giving false information to police, a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to the 6700 block of 3rd Avenue South on Sept. 17 on a report of a suspicious person. When they arrived, police spotted a man who matched the description given by the caller, and called him over to the squad car. The man, later …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Local Neighborhood Watch groups act as liaisons between the community and law enforcement, sometimes even lending a hand in catching the bad guys.
- POLICE & FIRE
- On MnSun.com
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Saturday, May 7, 2011
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 May 5. Police detained an adult on an outstanding warrant May 2. Police are investigating an identity theft that was reported on May 2. Police responded to a medical/mental health emergency on the 6900 block of 16th Avenue May 2. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on the 6300 block of Lyndale Avenue May 2. Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on 77th Street West and Lyndale Avenue May 2. Personal accessories and currency are among the items reported taken. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on the 500 block of 73rd Street East May 2. A 28-year-old Richfield man was charged with domestic …