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Scam Artist Nets $20 Using Penny Trick in Richmond Heights

The Richmond Heights Police Department reported the following incidents on its website.

The Richmond Heights Police Department reported the following incidents on its website.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
A man is suspected of having taken a $20 bill from an employee in exchange for four rolls of pennies at , 6360 Clayton Rd. The pennies had been concealed by dimes placed at each end of the rolls.

A laptop was reported stolen from community center, 8001 Dale Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
A 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics paraphernalia in the 1200 block of Laclede Station Road. The arrest followed a trespassing investigation. She was being held until the city's prosecutor could review the case.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing at , 6600 Clayton Road. She was being held until the city's prosecutor could review the case.

Thursday, Feb. 23
A 61-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the 1200 block of Hanley Road. The arrest followed the investigation of a one-car accident.

A 16-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing at , 2126 . Police said he reached under the door of a dressing room stall to grab the purse. He was turned over to juvenile officials.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault at , 6420 Clayton Rd. Police said he assaulted the security officer who had been escorting him off of the property for causing a disturbance.

Friday, Feb. 24
Police asked a 24-year-old woman to leave , 6622 Clayton Rd., after she became upset when employees told her she could not sell her cellphone to another customer in the store. No charges were filed.

A 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of violating probation in connection with fraud charges at a home in the 8500 block of Bryan Avenue. The arrest happened at the request of the Missouri Probation and Parole Board.

Products with a value totaling $1,600 were reported stolen from the jewelry department at , 1453 Saint Louis Galleria. An investigation was ongoing.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Two women, ages 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of stealing at , 1550 Saint Louis Galleria. The 16-year-old was released to a relative, and the 17-year-old received a summons before being released.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stealing at , 2055 Saint Louis Galleria. She was being held until the city's prosecutor could review the case.


Editor's note: Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch publishes blotter information for both Clayton and Richmond Heights. Richmond Heights provides blotter updates on its website, as does Clayton. View the Richmond Heights Police Department directory listing. For questions about this blotter, email nate.birt@patch.com.

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