Wayzata Police Department

Jan. 14, 2022

Officer honored at council for life-saving heroics

Wayzata police officer Dave Wilson’s quick thinking saved a life back in August 2020 and on Jan. 4 he was recognized for his heroic efforts in front of the city council.

Early in the morning on Aug. 27, 2020, Wilson was called to the scene of an unconscious man who ...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Thank you on behalf of the family of Officer Bill Mathews

To the editor:

On Sept. 8, 2017, the lives of our family and of this community were changed forever when Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews, my brother in law, was killed in the line of duty. In the hours, days and weeks after his death, the anguish of life without ...

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Aug. 19, 2021

Update on Wayzata Police Department from Chief Schultz

Wayzata’s Interim Police Chief Marc Schultz updated Wayzata.com on the State of the Police Department recently. Schultz also addressed the community on Aug 3, 2021at the State of the City which was held at Wayzata Country Club.

Wayzata Police Chief Marc Schultz

Schultz noted that former Chief of Police Mike Risvold retired this spring ...

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Aug. 6, 2021

WCCO: Police Warn Cart Thefts Are Up In West Metro

Places like Plymouth, Wayzata, Minnetonka, and Orono are warning residents to lock their doors and stay vigilant, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 28, 2021

July 26, 2021

Multiple crime alerts issued by police

Both the Wayzata and Orono Police Departments have issued crime alerts recently:

Wayzata PD July 22, 2021:

“Wayzata and Long Lake, along with the entire metro area continue to see reports of theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles. They are taking place in driveways, parking ramps, and garages – ...

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July 26, 2021

Charges: $1.4 million theft

Branson, Missouri woman charged with theft by swindle while she acted as a personal secretary for a vulnerable Wayzata woman

Seven counts of felony theft by swindle charges have been filed in a criminal complaint against Cynthian Lou Carley of Branson, Missouri.

According to the complaint, Carley had been serving ...

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March 5, 2021

Wayzata Police issue warning about theft from mailboxes

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold issued a Crime Alert this morning advising the public about a rash of thefts from mailboxes.

In a specific case that occurred recently, "mail from a Wayzata residence was returned by the Eden Prairie Police Department."

Risvold continued indicating that mail theft targets include checks ...

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March 1, 2021

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold to retire

Mike RisvoldWayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold has announced that he will be retiring on March 31st, 2021.

According to a release from the City of Wayzata, Risvold took the role of Chief in 2005. He served prior to that for 14 years with the Minnetrista Police Department and the Hennepin County ...

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