Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Sun
6:30 pm Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Richmond Heights Police Department’s PACT Unit for our Youth Sports Night at The Heights! Reservations are not required Ages: 8-13 Children must be signed in and signed out by guardian Games offered include: Basketball[...]
Apr
21
Fri
7:00 pm Trivia Night to benefit The Miss... @ The Heights
Trivia Night to benefit The Miss... @ The Heights
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trivia Night to benefit The Missouri Special Olympics @ The Heights | Richmond Heights | Missouri | United States
On April 21st, 2017 the Richmond Heights Police Department will be hosting its 19th annual Special Olympics Trivia Night.   100% of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Missouri Special Olympics. This year’s event[...]
Sep
17
Sun
6:30 pm Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Youth Sports Night @ The Heights
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Richmond Heights Police Department’s PACT Unit for our Youth Sports Night at The Heights! Reservations are not required Ages: 8-13 Children must be signed in and signed out by guardian Games offered include: Basketball[...]
Oct
3
Tue
6:00 pm Night Out Against Crime
Night Out Against Crime
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Night Out Against Crime
Richmond Heights Night Out Against Crime is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet and get reacquainted.  Block off your street to traffic and have a good old fashioned block party. If you would like[...]

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December 2016 Accident Statistics

The Richmond Heights Police Department responded to 79 traffic accidents in the month of December, 2016.  This is down from the 85 accidents that were handled in December, 2015.  In 2016 we responded to 889 accidents.  This is 77 more than in 2015.

High Accident Locations

Accidents by Day of Week / Time of Day

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2013-2016 Accident Comparison

2013-2016 Accident Comparison

Be Prepared for the 2017 STL Icemageddon…

(photo: courtesy of icyroadsafety.com)

With the potential threat of significant icing beginning Friday the 13th we ask that you remain off the roadways if at all possible. If you must go out BE PREPARED. Roads could be closed due to icing, accidents or fallen trees/power lines. Any one of these may cause you to be stuck on the roads for some time. At a minimum you should have proper clothing (including hat and gloves), a blanket, drinking water, window scraper, cell phone (with charger) and a full tank of gas. Please be careful!!!!

Vehicle Break-Ins

Vehicle break-ins are an all too common crime in Richmond Heights and the region. We highly recommend that you secure your vehicles by locking all doors and removing any items of value. If you are unable to remove valuable items from your car, please conceal them so that they are not visible. This is especially important if you leave your vehicle for long periods of time in commuter lots or parking garages. This type of crime is a crime of opportunity. Don’t give criminals an opportunity to victimize you.

January 2017 Crime Summaries

last updated 1/20/2017

DATE LOCATION NATURE DESCRIPTION
01/01/17 1550 St. Louis Galleria

Macy’s

Stealing Security detained an adult male for stealing $965 in merchandise. The suspect was arrested and later released on a summons.

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November 2016 Accident Statistics

The Richmond Heights Police Department responded to 90 traffic accidents in the month of November, 2016.  This is up from the 65 accidents that were handled in November, 2015.  For the year, we have responded to 810 accidents.  This is 83 more than the same time period in 2015.

High Accident Locations

Accidents by Day of Week / Time of Day

Accidents by Severity

2013-2016 Accident Comparison

2013-2016 Accident Comparison

December 2016 Crime Summaries

last updated 1/6/2017

DATE LOCATION NATURE DESCRIPTION
12/01/16 22 The Boulevard

Boulevard lot

Larceny from an Auto Victim reported that person(s) unknown broke into his vehicle and stole construction equipment.

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Don’t Warm Up Your Car for Thieves

 

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It’s that time of year again.  Every year, the Richmond Heights Police Department takes several reports of vehicles stolen while their owners warm them up in the morning.  Please don’t give crooks a chance to take your car.  The few early minutes of warmth is just not worth it.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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#1 Tip – Holiday Season Shopping means lots of parked cars gathered in shopping centers, large restaurants, and parking garages – this is a ripe opportunity for criminals. Most of the recent auto thefts involved valuables left in plain view. The Richmond Heights Police Department reminds you to always lock your vehicles, even if leaving them for only a few moments, and stash your valuables OUT OF VIEW before you park. This includes any gifts and goods that you may accumulate as you shop. 

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With the hectic holiday season, RHPD reminds you to be aware of your surroundings while shopping. We hope that you patronize all of our wonderful businesses and restaurants in the area who have been working very hard to make this a great holiday shopping season for those who live, work and shop in Richmond Heights!!  Please take a moment to ensure that you and your family remain safe and have great holiday season.

BEFORE YOU SHOP

  • Carry a cell phone if you have one.
  • Carry only small amounts of cash
  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible—or go with a friend if you shop at night (or the pre-dawn sales).
  • Carry keys, credit cards and cash separate from each other.
  • Be extremely careful and watchful when using ATM machines.
  • Wear conservative, comfortable clothing, and minimal jewelry.
  • While driving, keep your doors locked and windows rolled up – including in the parking lot.
  • Maintain at least half a tank of fuel

WHILE SHOPPING

  • If you have to carry a purse, carry it close to your body and keep it zipped.
  • Park close to where you are going and park in a well-lit area.
  • Heighten your awareness – be aware of your surroundings and who is nearby.
  • Grip carried items firmly and do not leave them unattended.
  • Do not overload yourself with packages to maintain visibility and freedom of motion, and to avoid mishaps.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • When hurried or in a crowded shop, take the time to make sure you get all forms of ID and credit cards returned to you before leaving.
  • Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost or stolen.
  • Keep a record of all credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Keep a close eye on children while shopping.

AFTER SHOPPING

  • Leave the mall before closing time; it is safer to walk out of the mall with other people.
  • Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distraction with the intent of taking your money or belongings.
  • Use an escort or mall security if you have a lot of packages or if you are leaving the mall after closing.
  • When returning to your vehicle, carry your keys in your hand and be ready to unlock the door and enter as quickly as possible.
  • Check under your car as you approach it; this is a common spot for criminals to hide.
  • Check the interior of your car before entering.

AT HOME

  • After opening gifts, break down cardboard boxes of expensive electronics and put them somewhere out of public view prior to disposal, to hide the fact you have new high-value items in your home.

Wishing you a very safe and joyous holiday season, from the Richmond Heights Police Department!