South Lake Minnetonka Police Department

  • Agency: South Lake Minnetonka Police Department
  • Address: 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN
  • Chief: Bryan Litsey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 952-474-3261
Fax:

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is located at 24150 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, 55331 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryan Litsey. The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department phone number is 952-474-3261.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department News

UPDATE: He is home! Looking for this guy’s family in western Shorewood.

Snow emergency information. Emergency Alert Posted on: April 15, 2018 City of Excelsior Snow Emergency in Effect City of Excelsior Snow Emergency in Effect. If you are parking on the street between 1am and 7am on 4/16 please park on the EVEN side of the street or your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. For more info call City hall at (952) 474-5233.

White out conditions right now. Avoid travel and if you must be out turn on vehicle lights and drive slow.

Day #5 - With a bit or irony as it is currently snowing, today's Severe Weather Awareness Week theme is “Heat.” Believe it or not, heat is the #1 weather-related killer in the United States, and on average, 130 people die each year and countless more hospitalized as a result of it. Please see the link below and attached graphics for more extreme heat information and resources. Extreme Heat Resources https://www.ready.gov/heat One more question before we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week. Have you tried our forecast widget on your mobile phone? You can get it by going through these steps: 1) Go to mobile.weather.gov in a browser on your mobile phone. 2) Enter your location in the box 3) Click "Add to Home Screen" or save it in a browser window

Day 4 - Severe Weather Awareness Week. Today's focus is on Tornadoes. On average, 1200 tornadoes occur across the United States yearly. Tornadoes have occurred in all 50 states and in every month of the year. Check out the videos below for information about what to do before, during, and after a tornado strikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0&nohtml5=False https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5TiTfuvotc&nohtml5=False https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ94ESZulA8&nohtml5=False Also, today is tornado drill day. Here is the time table for the drills: 1:00 p.m. NWS issues a simulated tornado watch 1:45 p.m. NWS issues a simulated tornado warning 2:00 p.m. NWS issues an “End of Test” message 6:45 p.m. NWS issues 2nd simulated tornado warning 7:00 p.m. NWS issues 2nd “End of Test” message Need a plan, you can get one here: https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Day 3 of Severe Weather Awareness Week focuses on Floods. You probably know that heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding. But, did you know that 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down or 2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away? The dangers of moving water is real. Do not attempt to drive through a flooded street. It is difficult to tell how deep the water is and you can’t always tell what obstacles or other potential dangers are below the water surface. Did you know over the last 30 years, on average, more people have died each year due to flooding than tornadoes? The majority of these deaths occurred in vehicles, and the second leading cause was people walking near or in water. Communities most at risk are those located in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a dam. Check out this safety message and the attached graphics for information on how to keep you from falling victim to flooding! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI6mIlHKrVY&nohtml5=False

Day 2 of Severe Weather Awareness Week focuses on lightning and hail. Every thunderstorm produces lightning! Lightning kills about 100 Americans each year — more than tornadoes — and causes about 300 injuries. Lightning Safety Tips • NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area! • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. • Stay in the safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Indoor Lightning Safety • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity. • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls. Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk: • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks • Never lie flat on the ground • Never shelter under an isolated tree • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.) Myths and Facts About Lightning Myth: If it is not raining, there is no danger from lightning. Fact: Lightning often strikes away from rainfall. It may occur as far as ten miles away from any rainfall. Myth: Rubber soles on shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being injured by lightning. Fact: Rubber provides no protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides some protection if you are not touching metal. Myth: People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not be touched. Fact: Lightning victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately. Myth: Heat lightning occurs on very hot summer days and poses no threat. Fact: What is referred to as heat lightning is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction. Reminder: Thursday’s focus is Tornados. Statewide Tornado Drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 12th, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week! While it may seem a bit incongruous with fresh snow on the ground, April 9th through April 13th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The purpose of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to remind everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and to help educate about how to protect yourselves and your loved ones. Today’s focus is on Alerts and Warnings. The following link focuses on the difference between watches and warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3V3HZBs1Y4 Wondering about the best ways to receive Emergency Alerts? Here is another helpful link: https://www.ready.gov/alerts Reminder: Thursday’s focus is Tornados. Statewide Tornado Drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 12th, at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

The City of Excelsior has enacted a snow emergency for February 25th, 2018. Their complete plow crews will be out clearing snow by 3:00 AM. Please monitor the City of Excelsior's Website and Facebook page for further details.

Please check and make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home. This morning, around 3:00 a.m., we were called to a home in Shorewood where a 10-year-old boy phoned 911 to report that his mother and father were falling down around the house. The father was able to relay some information to dispatch and said both he and his wife were feeling weak and had been unconscious for some period of time. SLMPD officers arrived to find the parents still lying on the floor. Officers from the Excelsior Fire District arrived to assist with medical care and also investigated for carbon monoxide. High levels of carbon monoxide were detected on the floor where the parents slept while lower levels were discovered on the floor where the children slept. The parents and both children were transported to the hospital. The parents received further treatment while the children were transported as a precaution. All are back home and doing well. First, great job! to the 10-year-old son who called 911—he’s the real hero. Also, please check and make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home. We all need reminders to check our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and it is easy to forget about them during our busy lives. Did you know that carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 6 years? More information about carbon monoxide safety can be viewed on the link below: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Fire-and-life-safety-equipment/Carbon-monoxide We’re pretty lucky that our Friday morning didn’t start very differently and we are very happy that the family is doing well. Please share this message with your friends, family, and neighbors so their morning doesn’t end very differently also.

Well done Lino Lakes Police!

The City of Excelsior has declared a snow emergency for January 23rd, 2018. Please follow the City of Excelsior’s website ci.excelsior.mn.us guidelines Excelsior Snow Emergency Information or their Facebook page Excelsior Facebook Page and follow their instructions to avoid your vehicle(s) getting tagged or towed. The snow emergency applies to all vehicles regardless on whether or not your have a parking

Update: Highway 7 is now open. Highway 7 is closed west of Highway 41 to Eureka Road due to a multi vehicle crash. Please use alternative routes.

It was another successful year at the Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank. We are grateful for the opportunity to help provide food for the hungry in our region. Officers, employees, friends, and family from the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department took time out of their busy lives and helped package and prepare 2,248 lbs. of rice for distribution to local food shelves in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It was a fun and rewarding experience and a nice way to help the 1 in 10 households in Minnesota affected by hunger.

We wanted to send out a big thank you to all those who dropped off toys for the Toys for Tots Drive! We are still collecting toys until December 20th at 2:00 p.m. Thank you again and have a good holiday!

Thank you for all your generousity on our annual Toys for Tots drive this year. If you still wish to drop off toys at the SLMPD, you have until the end of business day on December 19th. Please note the date change from our original post/flyer.

Some important information if you need to TEXT 911.

Crime prevention tips to follow during the holiday season and all year round.

Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season: The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department has a few tips to help deter the Grinch from ruining your holiday season. - If you have packages being delivered bring them into the residence as soon as possible. If no one is home request delivery alerts or require a signature for deliveries to your address. - Talk to your neighbors and work with them to hold on to packages so they are not left outside for extended periods of time. - There are many technologies available that deter theft and in the event a theft occurs can help us identify the culprits. This includes motion lights and camera systems. - Remove items from vehicles that are left outside and lock the doors to both vehicles and residences. - If you plan on being away, you can call and have house checks conducted by the police department. Having interior and exterior lights on is also a good deterrent. Temporarily stopping mail and newspaper delivery is also a good practice so as not to tip off anyone that there is no one around. Happy Holidays!

SCAM ALERT: A resident in the South Lake Minnetonka area received a letter from scammers pretending to be the Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The letter congratulated this resident and provided a sponsorship check to assist with out of pocket expenses for claiming the prize. The letter and check were found to be from imposters and not the real PCH. According to PCH: If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to represent PCH, or claiming to be one of our employees, and asked to send or wire money (for any reason whatsoever, including taxes); or send a pre-paid gift card or Green Dot Moneypak card in order to claim a sweepstakes prize – DON’T! It’s a SCAM. If you are sent a check, told it’s a partial prize award, and asked to cash it and send a portion back to claim the full prize award, DON’T. The check is fake, but the SCAM is real! What’s the catch? Even though the check is bogus, if you deposit the check, the money may be available to you for a short time. Under federal law, banks make the funds you deposit available quickly – usually within one to five days, depending on the type of check. But just because you can withdraw the money doesn’t mean the check is good. It can take weeks for the forgery to be discovered and the check to bounce. And that’s what the scam artists are counting on. They hope that if you believe the check is real you’ll be willing to send them money back. https://youtu.be/kWbx3MRawjM - Publishers Clearing House – Consumer Protection Awareness Tips