Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wednesday morning crash left both drivers shaken but is not believed to have caused significant injuries.
A multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Water Street and Oak Street in Excelsior caused incremental delays Wednesday morning. The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m., and multiple police cruisers responded to the scene. Traffic through the busy intersection was moving slow as crews cleared the area. Occupants of both vehicles appeared to have suffered only minor injuries and were out of their cars and talking with police. Lake Minnetonka Patch will have additional updates to this story as warranted and as further information becomes available.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The car left the road just west of County Road 19 and traveled about 50 yards before coming to a stop in some snow and underbrush.
Several police units responded to an accident late Tuesday morning on Hwy. 7 in Shorewood. A vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes veered off the road and into the ditch about 11:45 a.m.—closing one lane in the area while the scene was cleared. The car left the road just west of County Road 19 and traveled about 50 yards before coming to a stop in some snow and underbrush. Exactly what caused the accident remains unclear, although an employee at a nearby business said radio traffic between first responders indicated a medical emergency was involved.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Damage seemed minor and contained, but residents in one Shorewood neighborhood saw lots of lights and sirens Tuesday night.
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- Jay Corn
Tuesday, February 5
The Excelsior Fire District responded to a reported chimney fire just before 9:p.m. Tuesday night on Watherford Court near the Shorewood/Excelsior border. No flames or smoke were visible from the road, and engines began leaving the scene around 9:30 p.m. The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department also responded to the scene. Lake Minnetonka Patch will have additional updates on this story as warranted. What did you see? Tell us in the comments section. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Court documents say a phone seized during Romeo Eady's arrest contained several text messages “setting up narcotics transactions.” In all, police confiscated just under two ounces of marijuana and $700.
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- Jay Corn
Wednesday, January 30
A 21-year-old Hopkins man has been charged with a felony-level controlled substance crime after being arrested by South Lake Minnetonka Police in Shorewood last week. The criminal complaint filed against Romeo Deville Eady, signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Department Sergeant Stephen Neururer, indicates Eady’s vehicle was stopped Jan. 26 after officers saw him driving near the Holiday station on Hwy. 7. Aware Eady had a revoked license and numerous unpaid fines for driving after revocation, officers approached Eady’s vehicle and reported smelling a strong marijuana odor. Eady was placed in the back of a squad car, and a search of his vehicle revealed a digital scale and cell phone. Police say they found a bag of marijuana lying on …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Police arrested Colleen Alberti last week after being called by her boyfriend to their apartment on Lake Street.
A 57-year-old Excelsior woman is facing a felony-level terroristic threat charge for allegedly threatening to kill her boyfriend and his dog with a kitchen knife. Police responded to the apartment Colleen Alberti shares with her boyfriend on the 300 block of Lake Street just after 11:30 p.m. Jan. 24, according to the criminal criminal complaint against Alberti—signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Department Sgt. Stephen Neururer. Alberti’s boyfriend told arriving officers that the couple had been arguing on and off throughout the day and he called police after Alberti threatened to kill him, his dog and cut his tires while holding a large kitchen knife. Alberti had made a similar threat earlier in the day, according to the complaint, and…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police say they found six vials of illegal anabolic steroids when they executed a search warrant at Nathan Edward Garrett's house.
A Shorewood man has been charged with illegally possessing anabolic steroids. Nathan Edward Garrett, 30, is charged with two counts of felony fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. South Lake Minnetonka police executed a search warrant at Garrett’s house in the 20500 block of Manor Road on Jan. 2, according to the criminal complaint, signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Detective Christina Olson. In Garrett’s bedroom, officers found three vials of nandrolone decanoate and three vials of testosterone cypionate, along with a number of hypodermic needles and a box of alcohol swabs, according to the complaint. Nandrolone decanoate is one of the steroids that major …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
There were no murders in Lake Minnetonka communities during 2011, but some cities saw upticks in larceny and property crime.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The FBI has released final crime statistics for the year 2011, including those from communities surrounding Lake Minnetonka. The statistics cover violent crime—including murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault—and property crimes such as burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft as reported by city and town law enforcement agencies. Data was collected by gathering statistics from city and town law enforcement agencies. All police departments in the Lake Minnetonka area complied with the FBI's data collection methodology for 2011. Population numbers are calculated using the 2010 U.S. Census results and applying average national population growth rates. Deephaven/ Woodland Aggravated Assault Larceny
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Police say Matthew James Preston had a $5 bill with cocaine residue on it when he was arrested for a traffic violation in Shorewood.
An Excelsior man has been charged with felony drug possession after police say they found traces of cocaine on a $5 bill in his possession when he was stopped for a traffic violation. Matthew James Preston, 30, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Sgt. Stephen Neururer, an officer stopped Preston’s car just after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 15 in the area of Hwy. 7 and Christmas Lake Road in Shorewood. The officer was familiar with Preston and knew that he was on probation and was prohibited from drinking alcohol, the complaint says. Preston, who smelled strongly of alcohol and whose eyes were…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Police say Jared Anthony Hevey had a reportedly stolen handgun in his backpack when he was arrested in Shorewood.
A homeless man who was apparently sleeping on a mattress in a Tonka Bay garage has been charged with burglarizing the house next door, stealing a piggy bank and a handgun. Jared Anthony Hevey, 20, is charged with second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and receiving a stolen firearm, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Both charges are felonies. According to the criminal complaint, signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Detective Christina Chapman, police were called to a home in the 4700 block of Manitou Road in Tonka Bay at 9:30 p.m. July 29 on a report of a residential burglary. The homeowner told police that she had left home about 4:30 p.m., …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Police say Toni Rose Zipf argued with her live-in girlfriend, threatened to murder her and then commit suicide.
An Excelsior woman has been charged with hitting her girlfriend over the head with a liquor bottle and threatening to murder her. Toni Rose Zipf, 22, is charged with two felonies: second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine, and making terroristic threats, which has a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The assault charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of a year and a day behind bars. According to the criminal complaint, signed by South Lake Minnetonka Police Investigator Stephen Neururer, police were called to an Excelsior home on July 23 and spoke to a man who said the victim came to his apartment saying Zipf had assaulted her. …