Wayzata Police Blotter August 28 – September 3, 2018

DescriptionTotalFOUND PROPERTY 4PDMV 2H & R PDMV 1ANIMAL BITE 1Other Fire/Smoke 3FIRE ALARM 6HAZ ROAD CONDITION 2OTHER MEDICAL 9Medical Alarm 2WELFARE CHECK – ADULT 2WELFARE CHECK – JUV 2INFO REC’D 6VERBAL DOMESTIC 1CIVIL MATTER 1DISTURBANCE/FIGHT/LOUD PARTY/HARASSMENT 5SUSPICION 5SCAM/FRAUD ATTEMPT 1MISC. JUVENILE PROBLEM 1LEAKY LOAD/DUMPING 1DRIVING/TRAFFIC COMPLAINT 11PARKING COMPL 3HOUSE/BUSINESS CHECKS 5FIREARM PERMIT 1PARKING PERMIT 2NOISE VIOLATION 1ANIMAL COMPLAINT/CHECK 5Potential Dangerous Dog Notices 1MOTORIST ASSIST/STALL 6PUBLIC ASSIST 2LOCKOUT 2BUSINESS ALARM 3HOME ALARM 1911 HANG-UP 4ASSIST OTHER DEPT 5CASE FOLLOW UP 1BURG-UNK DEG-UNOCC RES NO FRC-D-UN WEAP-THEFT 1CON SUB 5-POSSESS-AMPHET-UNK 1TRAF-AC-GM-3RD DEG DWI-UI ALCOHOL-MV 1THEFT-500 […]

Letter of Thanks from Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold

Nothing can prepare a police department for the tragedy that we experienced with the loss of Officer Bill Mathews on September 8th. Similarly, nothing can prepare a police department for the outpouring of care, generosity, and support that we’ve received since September 8th. Our community and our law enforcement brothers and sisters are simply amazing. […]

Bill Mathews honored at Vikings game, Wayzata PD attends

Fallen Officer Bill Mathews was honored at the Vikings Packers game on Sunday. Mathew’s wife Shawn and son Wyatt, as well as members of the Wayzata Police Department attended the event and were recognized as part of the Hometown Hero’s segment. The Wayzata PD posted several photos of the event on Twitter: The @Vikings honored Officer […]

Freeman charged with controlled substance and texting in killing of Mathews

Beth Freeman has been charged in a criminal complaint with two counts of Criminal Vehicle Homicide in the death of Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews, killed in the line of duty while picking up debris on Highway 12 last Friday. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office released the complaint at approximately 2pm today: Beth Freeman, 54, […]

Night to Unite 2017 scheduled for Aug 1st 📹

The 2017 Night to Unite event is scheduled for Tuesday August 1st in Wayzata. The event is an annual tradition hosted in neighborhoods within the City and coordinated by the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition. Luncheon features Chief Risvold, Lt. Murphy. The festivities kick off with an 11:30 am Wayzata Chamber luncheon at the Wayzata Country […]

WPD: Theft from Mailboxes

Crime Alert Wayzata Police have taken multiple reports of thefts from mailboxes overnight. This is similar to thefts from mailboxes in surrounding communities in the Lake Minnetonka area in the past days and weeks. This has led to people questioning whether they need to purchase Residential Locking Mailboxes! Do not place any outgoing mail in […]

Brooklyn Center man charged in sex trafficking operation 📷

A Brooklyn Center man was charged with sex trafficking in an operation that involved at least 35 women, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday. Ricky Arlen Turner, 28, was charged Thursday with two counts each of sex trafficking of an individual and promoting prostitution of an individual. “Trafficking young women into the sex trade […]

Gordon Voss identified as victim killed in accident on Wayzata Boulevard 📷

Former Minnesota Lawmaker Gordon Owen Voss, aged 79 years, was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the victim who was killed in a two car accident in the 1000 block of Wayzata Boulevard on June 21, 2017. Voss was born in Duluth on February 25, 1938 and served in the House from 1973-1982 […]

Fatal Accident on Wayzata Boulevard 📷

Wayzata Police, Wayzata Fire, and the Minnesota Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident on Wayzata Boulevard at 3:47pm on June 21, 2017 in front of Colonial Square. Eyewitnesses indicated that one person was believed to have died of cardiac arrest from the injuries sustained in the collision, and that an ambulance removed the body […]

Drunk Driver arrested with 2 year old in car

WCCO is reporting that a 44 year old woman has been arrested for driving drunk with a 2 year old child in the vehicle. The incident occurred Sunday morning, October 10, 2016 on Gleason Lake Road in Wayzata. The woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after hitting another vehicle. Initial reports indicate that the driver […]