Crime Alerts and Crime Map

Crime Alerts

The Wayzata Police Department posts crime alerts about major incidents that occur and we need the public to be aware of these incidents. You can sign up for our crime alerts below:

Email addresses will be used for the sole purpose of the Community Crime Alert & Prevention program. These addresses will not be shared and cannot be purchased by outside parties per MN statute 13.37 sub 3.

If You See Something, Say Something

The Wayzata Police Department needs your help in reporting suspicious activity. Some people fail to call because they are not aware of what is considered suspicious. Others notice suspicious activity and assume someone else will call. Still, others fail to call because they feel they are bothering the police. 

Don't be afraid to call 9-1-1...

 We encourage everyone to call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY if they feel a situation or circumstance is suspicious. DO NOT think you are bothering the police; this is why we are here! DO NOT be embarrassed if your suspicions prove unfounded. Call 9-1-1 any time you need police, fire or an ambulance to respond for ANY REASON.

Reasons to Call 9-1-1

  • Someone needs police, fire or medical assistance
  • To report an incident such as a traffic accident, burglary, theft, property damage, parking complaint, ordinance violation or animal control issue
  • To report signs of fire such as smoke or alarms
  • Alarms are sounding or glass is being broken
  • Someone is loitering around or peering into cars
  • Slow moving vehicles (at night without lights) driving aimlessly.
  • Apparent business transactions being conducted from a vehicle
  • Someone seen being forced into a vehicle
  • Abandoned vehicle parked on your block
  • Someone seen with a weapon
  • Someone loitering, entering or leaving a business before or after hours

If you see a crime in progress or need a police response for any reason, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you wish to remain anonymous, be sure and tell the dispatcher. When calling, remember to give as much information as possible, including what is happening and where. Also, get as much of a description of the suspects and vehicles involved as possible.

The Wayzata Police Department is committed to the protection and service to all who live in, work in and visit our community. To accomplish this, we need the assistance of our citizens. How can you help? Be informed, be aware and call the Police Department to report suspicious activity. Another resource to use to notify police to help us solve crimes is Tip 411.

Crime Map

The Police Department is utilizing a crime mapping and analysis interface called RAIDS Online. The RAIDS (Regional Analysis and Information Data Sharing) Online crime map displays several crimes types on the map including: homicide; attempted homicide; aggravated robbery; burglary-commercial; burglary-residential; motor vehicle theft; burglary from motor vehicle; and vandalism. To obtain details about a specific crime (i.e. case number, location, date and time), click on the event icon.

The interactive police incident map enables users to:

  • Select a specific address or view a general location
  • Turn on a buffer and select a distance to only show crimes around that address
  • Choose from several crime types
  • Choose date ranges
  • Create a density map showing hotspots
  • Select from other data layers (including 2010 census information)
  • Sign up for crime alerts with RAIDS Online.

RAIDS Online is a public resource of general crime information (best viewed with Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox, or Chrome). Sites linked from the City of Wayzata website are not under the control of the City of Wayzata. The City of Wayzata Police Department does not make any warranty, representation, or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the database information provided herein for any reason. All aspects of the data provided herein are susceptible to a degree of error due to the complexities of the process involved in compiling and programming the data.

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