News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/26/2019 12:11:00 PM to 7/13/2019 12:00:08 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Unwanted Solicitations


Earlier this month, Roseville Police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to swindle an elderly resident out of money for a home repair. A bank employee thought something didn’t seem right and alerted police.

Roseville police apprehended the suspect, who is from Texas.

City of Roseville staff often get complaints from homeowners who have door-to-door salespeople pressuring them to buy products or services. Some solicitors target senior citizens and try to scare them into making immediate decisions about their product or service.

Solicitation in Roseville is legal between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. If residents do not want solicitors coming to their door, they can post a “No Peddlers or Solicitors” sign. If a sign is posted and someone comes to the door, that person is trespassing. Residents are encouraged to call Roseville Police at 651-767-0640. If you feel threatened, immediately call 9-1-1.

A few reminders before hiring someone to do home repairs or landscaping projects:

  • Do not be pressured into making an immediate decision about purchasing a product or service.
  • Be wary of a person who happens to be in the neighborhood and looking for a side job.
  • Do not work with a contractor who requires full or substantial prepayment on work.
  • Do not pay in full until work is completed to your satisfaction.
  • Get a signed contract with full details of scope of work and costs.
  • Ask friends or neighbors for recommendations for companies or individuals.
  • Check references, and check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the person or company.

The Attorney General’s office has extensive information about types of fraud and what a person should do if you believe you’ve been a victim of a scam or fraud. Visit or call 651-296-3353 for information.

Residents are encouraged to talk with family members, neighbors and friends about scams and frauds in Roseville. Working together and raising awareness can help reduce the chances of being a victim.

Contact Roseville Police Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke at 651-792-7209 or for additional information. If you believe you have been a victim of a scam, call the police at 651-767-0640 or file a report at

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Commitment to Connectivity, The City of Roseville continues to build more pathways.

Commitment to Connectivity

Posted on: September 25, 2023
Community Pride Roseville at 75

Community Pride – Roseville at 75

Posted on: July 20, 2023
Fireworks safety reminders

Fireworks Safety Reminders

Posted on: June 28, 2023
Rosefest road closures 2023

Rosefest Road Closures

Posted on: June 21, 2023
Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Hansen

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Hansen

Posted on: April 6, 2023
Living with Coyotes

Living with Coyotes

Posted on: April 3, 2023
Minnesota Recycling Works. A woman holds a bin full of recyclables.

Minnesota Recycling Works

Posted on: March 20, 2023
Roseville Tree Sale preview is now open.

2023 Spring Tree Sale Opens March 1

Posted on: February 7, 2023
2023 Budget Finalized and Approved

2023 City Budget Finalized and Approved

Posted on: December 20, 2022
Please join us for a community visioning event on January 10.

Community Visioning Event Jan. 10

Posted on: January 10, 2023
People ice skate at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL.

Roseville Winter Fun

Posted on: November 30, 2022

City Offices Closed November 24 and 25

Posted on: November 25, 2022
"Winter in Roseville" with a picture of a snowplow in the background.

Winter In Roseville

Posted on: November 14, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Raygor

Posted on: November 10, 2022

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Posted on: October 31, 2022

2023 Budget Update

Posted on: October 27, 2022

Free Drive-Through Grocery Event

Posted on: October 24, 2022

Help Rename Pocahontas Park

Posted on: October 13, 2022
Give blood at Roseville Fire Station on October 21 and receive a $10 gift card.

Give Blood and Receive a $10 Gift Card

Posted on: October 13, 2022

Sign up for Healing Gardens Guided Tour

Posted on: September 22, 2022

2022 Roseville Election Results

Posted on: September 21, 2022
City Appoints Two New Commissioners

City Appoints Two New Commissioners

Posted on: September 21, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Update

Posted on: August 30, 2022

Understanding Your Utility Bill

Posted on: August 31, 2022

2022 Election Candidate Forums

Posted on: August 24, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month Graphic with designs

City Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on: August 26, 2022

2023 Budget Discussions Move Forward

Posted on: August 23, 2022

Community Corner: Reservoir Woods

Posted on: August 31, 2022
three volunteers pose for photo while planting red and green flowers along Lexington Avenue in Rosev

Lexington Ave In Bloom

Posted on: July 8, 2022
water faucet

Annual Water Quality Report Released

Posted on: June 30, 2022

Mapping Prejudice in Ramsey County

Posted on: June 16, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration - @ The ROG

Posted on: June 16, 2022

Free Kids Gardening Classes

Posted on: June 2, 2022

City Appoints Three New Commissioners

Posted on: March 23, 2022

Council approves new precinct maps

Posted on: March 29, 2022

Q&A with Fire Chief David Brosnahan

Posted on: March 4, 2022
Open to Business photo

Roseville is Open to Business

Posted on: January 19, 2022