Crime alerts

Minnetonka Police Department badgeWhile Minnetonka prides itself on its relatively low crime rate, crime does occur in the city. To help keep city residents, visitors and business owners informed and safe, the Minnetonka Police Department participates in the Minnesota Crime Alert Network. This tool allows law enforcement personnel to distribute information about criminal activity and suspects quickly and in the most cost-efficient manner. When a significant crime occurs in a registered alert area, a crime summary is immediately faxed by the police department to businesses in order to increase awareness and assist in apprehension of criminals.

You can also receive crime alerts by subscribing to our crime alert feed or by signing up for MyMinnetonka crime alert e-mail updates.

You may also want to consider signing up for the ePrevent email subscription list, which offers a broader range of crime prevention tips and police updates.

Crime alert: Burglaries
Posted August 27, 2014
Updated Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A burglary trend is occurring in Minnetonka and surrounding communities. Since August 7, 2014, ten burglaries have been reported; three of those have taken place in Minnetonka.
Crime Alert: Scam Prevention Tips
Posted September 19, 2013
In recent weeks the Minnetonka Police Department has received several reports involving victims that have been swindled out of their money or attempts to be swindled. These types of crimes vary in tactics but there are signs that indicate when someone is trying to take your money illegally.
Crime Alert: Jeffrey Boemer arrested
Posted May 21, 2012
Updated Thursday, June 14, 2012
On May 23, 2012 the Minnetonka Police Department issued a bulletin for an individual wanted in connection to several burglaries in Minnetonka. Minnetonka Police arrested Jeffrey Boemer in Minneapolis on June 13.
Crime alert: Grandparent scam
Posted February 9, 2012
In the past two weeks there have been four reports to police of Minnetonka residents losing money to a telephone scam. This scam is referred to as “The Grandparent Scam” that typically targets elderly people.
Police investigate Sept. 19 first degree assault
Posted September 20, 2010
On Sunday, September 19, 2010, at 10:20 p.m. Minnetonka police were called to 100 Townes Road for a reported assault involving a shooting.
Crime alert: Garage burglaries
Posted July 29, 2010
Updated Friday, July 30, 2010
In the past two weeks there have been seven garage burglaries reported throughout Minnetonka.
Crime alert: Thefts
Posted June 17, 2010
Updated Monday, June 28, 2010
Since June 15, there have been 16 reports of thefts from garages and vehicles in Minnetonka.
Crime Alert: Burglary
Posted August 10, 2009
Updated Thursday, September 24, 2009
On August 2nd, at 00:02 am, there was an occupied residential burglary reported in Minnetonka at 59XX Bren Circle.
Crime Alert: Robbery
Posted July 9, 2009
A robbery occurred on July 6, 2009 at 10 p.m. in the driveway at 54XX Pompano Drive in Minnetonka.
Safety for apartment and condo dwellers
Posted March 9, 2009
Updated Friday, May 29, 2009
The safety issues for apartment and condo residents may be slightly different from those living in homes. Follow these tips from the Minnetonka Police Department to help you stay safe.
Spotlight on the Police Advisory Committee
Posted March 8, 2009
Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Each month this year, we will feature information about one of the city’s seven boards and commissions, starting with the Police Advisory Committee!
Safety and security for places of worship
Posted January 30, 2009
Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Consider implementing these measures for extra security at places of worship.
Crime Alert: Burglaries of flat screen televisions
Posted January 15, 2009
Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Three burglaries have recently been reported in Minnetonka involving flat screen televisions at a business and in party and workout rooms of apartment buildings.
Tips to help prevent business robbery
Posted December 3, 2008
Updated Friday, December 19, 2008
Proper training can help minimize, or in some cases, avoid a robbery.
Minnetonka Police seeking information about recent vandalism of politicians’ homes
Posted October 31, 2008
Updated Friday, November 14, 2008
During the evening of October 21, 2008, several Minnesota politicians’ homes were the target of vandalism, including Minnesota Congressman Jim Ramstad, who reported vandalism at his home in Minnetonka. The Minnetonka Police Department is working with the United States Capitol Police to assist in solving these crimes.
Preventing vehicle theft one car at a time
Posted October 30, 2008
Updated Friday, December 19, 2008
In our cold-weather climate, it’s tempting to leave your car running while making a quick trip into a store or the house. This practice is not only illegal but also greatly increases the likelihood that your vehicle will be stolen.
Crime alert: Church burglaries
Posted September 25, 2008
Updated Friday, December 19, 2008
Between September 14–16 there were two church burglaries reported in Minnetonka.
Crime alert: Libb’s Lake area residents
Posted August 22, 2008
Updated Friday, September 19, 2008
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred on August 2, 2008 on Libb’s Lake.
Crime Alert: Burglaries
Posted July 2, 2008
Updated Friday, September 19, 2008
Since May 7, 2008, there have been 14 occupied residential burglaries reported in various areas of Minnetonka.
Interactive crime map available
Posted August 30, 2007
Updated Friday, November 2, 2007
The Minnetonka Police Department offers an interactive crime map that allows residents to see where various incidents are happening in the city.