Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Police arrested Thomas Rashaun Gibson when they spotted him driving too slowly in Richfield, then learned that he had large quantities of heroin and cocaine in his possession.
A Waseca man with more than a dozen failure-to-appear citations, and dozens more driving violations, is facing serious drug charges after police stopped him in Richfield and found large quantities of heroin and cocaine in his possession. Thomas Rashaun Gibson, 30, is charged with two felonies: first-degree heroin possession, which has a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine, and second-degree cocaine possession, for which the maximum penalty is 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Gibson is also charged with obstructing the legal process, a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. A Richfield police officer on routine patrol Jan. 3 near Diagonal Boulevard and Cedar Avenue …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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 Oct. 29, 2012, detailing incidents from Oct. 25-27. Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Police say Miguel Alexander Melgar-Flores had more than 3 ounces of cocaine, a handgun, ammunition, a digital scale and $5,000 in cash when he was arrested last week.
Richfield man Miguel Alexander Melgar-Flores, 30, has been charged with felony drug sales after police say they found more than 3 ounces of cocaine in his Richfield apartment, along with a handgun, a scale and $5,000 in cash. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Officers with the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Melgar-Flores’ apartment in the 7000 block of Cedar Avenue South on April 13. According to the criminal complaint, compiled by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hintz, police arrested Melgar-Flores when they arrived. During a subsequent search of the apartment, they found 85.6 grams of cocaine, a .45-caliber handgun and a loaded magazine …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Authorities say they found more than 5 ounces of cocaine in Calvin Bankhead's car.
A Richfield man has been charged with selling cocaine after authorities say they found more than 5 ounces of the drug in his car. Calvin Bankhead, 35, is charged with first-degree possession and first-degree sale of drugs, both felonies, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine. According to the complaint, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on Bankhead’s car on July 13 and found a digital scale, a box of plastic bags and several plastic bags containing cocaine. The cocaine weighed more than 5 ounces and had an estimated street value of $5,000. The sheriff’s deputy who signed the complaint noted that the amount of cocaine found in Bankhead’s car is “inconsistent with …