The Richmond Heights Police Department would like its residents to be aware of a recent string of daytime burglaries that have taken place the St. Louis County area, including Richmond Heights. The suspects in these burglaries are described as two black males in their 20′s to 30′s, dressed as utility workers (wearing orange vests and hard hats). If approached by individuals identifying themselves as utility workers, please ask for identification and contact the police department with any suspicious activity.
Recently the Richmond Heights Police Department took a report from an individual who was a victim of a common type of scam, sometimes referred to as a “family emergency scam” or “grandparent scam.”
As explained by the Federal Trade Commission…
Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam.
For further information, please visit the FTC’s Family Emergency Scam webpage.
The Richmond Heights Police Department would like to invite you to come outside and meet a Richmond Heights Police Officer, walking your neighborhood. During scheduled times (listed below), an officer will be in your neighborhood, to meet residents. This is a perfect time for you to voice concerns you may have or just to get to know one of our officers.
2013 Walk ‘N’ Talk Schedule →
On Saturday, April 27, the Richmond Heights Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take-Back Program. Between our two sites (Public Safety Building and The Heights Recreation Center), we collected 125 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. We agree with the DEA in that Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. We are very pleased with the success of this program and look forward to participating again in the future .
On friday, April 19th, the Richmond Heights Police Department hosted its 15th annual Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit the Missouri Special Olympics. This year’s event raised over $1,300 for this great organization. We would like to thank everyone who participated this year and look forward to having another successful event next year.
There have been numerous incidents of property damage to car windows and houses caused by BB guns. This has occurred mostly in Council Districts 1 & 2 (see map below). If you see anything suspicious please call 911 immediately. If you have any information that may help in this investigation, please call the non emergency line at 314-645-3000. Thank you for your assistance in helping us make your neighborhoods a safer place.
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Beginning in December 2012, the Missouri Department of Revenue introduced the latest improvements to driver licenses and non-driver identification cards. These changes protect your identity and help decrease fraud. The new system means the end of the over-the-counter driver license system that has been in place since the 1990′s, and allows the Department to install substantially more modern technology. For additional information, click on the image above to download a .pdf brochure (free Adobe Reader software required to view).
Source: Missouri Department of Revenue’s Website
The Richmond Heights Police Department is introducing a new online service for retrieval of traffic crash reports. We have partnered with Docview LLC to reduce the time spent processing requests for crash reports each day. Insurance companies and law firms representing citizens involved in accidents can now purchase the crash reports online for the people they represent. Doing so will help them get the report much faster and will save the police department time and money.
It is our desire to provide a level of expediency to anyone wishing to view and print police reports in the convenience of their home or business. The Richmond Heights Police Records Division files nearly 800 traffic crash reports yearly.
DocView charges a small convenience fee for this service, which is added to the normal cost of the crash report. Citizens who do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to the police station and pay the normal report fee if they wish.
To retrieve a Richmond Heights accident report, click HERE.