Monday, May 20, 2013
This week's compilation includes a continuing search for Mandy Matula, officers shot in Minneapolis, thousands of speeding tickets and burglary suspect calls victim.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Maple Grove Burglary Suspects in Custody After Multi-City Pursuit Police are crediting a concerned neighbor for calling 911 as the burglary reportedly occurred Wednesday. Family, Friends and Strangers Search For Mandy Matula A large-scale public search for Matula began Saturday morning in Victoria and Waconia. "I just can't imagine the pain the family's going through, and I want to help," she said Laura Powers of Savage. SLP Woman Warns Police of Clown-Suit-Wearing…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three women allegedly exited a fitting room with noticeably bigger purses and nothing in their hands.
Three Minneapolis women were charged with felony theft over $1,000 after allegedly shoplifting from Macy's. Juanita Lashon Wilson, 25; Terri Lynette Sisson, 24; and Raven Denise Hampton, 21, each face one count of theft. On Dec. 2, 2012, Minnetonka Police responded to a reported theft at the Macy's store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka. Store staff said the women were carrying large purses that appeared to be empty and selecting items without regard for price or size. The women allegedly exited a fitting room with noticeably bigger purses and nothing in their hands. As the women exited the mall with Macy's staff pursuing them, one purse full of Macy's merchandise was dropped, according to the complaint. The women got into a waiting car …
Friday, February 1, 2013
School bus incident, burglary crime alert, Dear Abby and a beer party: Check out what people were reading on Minnetonka Patch last month.
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Minnetonka Patch in January. Did you catch them all? Click on the headlines below to read the full story. • School Bus Incident Slows Traffic on Highway 7 Due to Medical Emergency • Crime Alert in Minnetonka: Six Burglaries Since Dec. 2 • A Resident of Minnetonka, 'Dear Abby' Dies at 94 • Movie Reviews: Gangster Squad, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchanged, Les Miserables • Multiple Police Departments Called to Plymouth Standoff Friday Night • Beer Party! Minnetonka's Lucid Brewery Hosts Their First • UPDATED: Flu Rates Skyrocket in Minnesota; 27 Deaths Now Reported • Macy's Stores Combine; Nordstrom Store Comes to Ridgedale • Tragic Teen Death, Shoe Store Robber and a Fire …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Recent plans announced for Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka will give shoppers more options.
While Macy's will consolidate it's two stores at Ridgedale Center, the mall will also gain a Nordstrom store. Late last week, Macy’s announced the consolidation of its two separate stores in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Center into one expanded location beginning in early 2014. The 129,000-square-foot Macy's Men's and Home store will close to be combined with its main Macy's store. The main store will be expanded from 202,000 square feet to 286,000 square feet, with construction beginning this June. In a separate announcement Friday morning, Seattle-based Nordstrom announced its plans to open a full-line store at Ridgedale Center. The new store will be approximately 138,000 square feet and will open in fall 2015, according to the city of …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Minnetonka Police Department says David Chew is a career offender.
Macy’s employees say they watched a man use a screwdriver and hammer to break into a cash register. A detective with the Minnetonka Police Department is branding David Teon Chew—known to others as Geoffrey Robinson—as a career offender. The 43-year-old Minneapolis man has been convicted of more than five sequential felonies, and investigators say the incident at Macy's follows the pattern. On Sept. 21, Chew was identified on video at Macy’s by a loss prevention officer. The loss to Macy’s was $295. Chew is charged with felony possession of burglary tools.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Local kids compete in Macy's annual spelling bee.
Fifty kids spent a sunny September Saturday at the Macy’s spelling bee at Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. First prize was a trip to New York, free online tutoring and a gift card. The panel of judges included a school principal and a librarian. It was Parker Ayotte’s first spelling bee. “I want to go to New York,” explained the Wayzata fifth grader. Earlier in the day, Ayotte scored a touchdown for his football team. “If I win the spelling bee, I’m buying a lottery ticket because it’s my lucky day!” Ten-year-old Vanessa Martin traveled from Monticello, Minnesota to compete. She said she felt queasy while waiting for her turn, but she really likes spelling. Luc Tessier, 9, said he felt a little stressed. He correctly spelled words including…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Employees grew suspicious of how gift cards were being used.
A former manager at Macy’s Ridgedale has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from that store. In a Jan. 18 criminal complaint, the Hennepin County District Attorney has charged Shannon Dee Denoma, 40, of Watertown, MN, with felony theft by swindle. According to the complaint, Denoma was an operations manager at Macy’s when, in July 2010, employees at that store grew suspicious about gift cards she was using. Minnetonka police interviewed Denoma and referred the case to the Hennepin County District Attorney. Denoma, who isn't in custody, couldn't be reached for comment, and a Macy's spokesperson wouldn't comment. Denoma’s first court appearance is scheduled for March 1.