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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Suspicious Activity Reported

On June 13, 2008 at approximately 8:22 PM, Wayzata Police received a report of a suspicious incident in the Broadway Avenue North neighborhood. A 9 year-old girl reported that a Hispanic male was driving South on Broadway Avenue and was staring at her. She reported that the male stopped the car, got out, and began walking towards her. He did not say anything. She became alarmed and ran into her home and told her parents. She said the male was wearing a green jacket, black shirt, and jeans. Her parents then came outside to see the male driving from the area in what they described as a late 80's or early 90's maroon 4-door Toyota Tercel or similar vehicle.

This report is for information and awareness only, as no crime was committed in this case. The incident serves as a reminder for parents to speak with their children about talking with strangers and personal safety. The victim in this case did the right thing, even if harm was not the intent of the male in this case. Please report any such suspicious activity to the Wayzata Police Department immediately by dialing 911. You may reference this alert to the police dispatcher.

Feel free to forward this alert to anyone you think may benefit from it.

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold

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