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On the morning of Sept 23, 2000, the body of Keke Jefferson-Moore was discovered in Wirth Lake in Golden Valley by two morning walkers. A call was made to local dispatch at 9:50 am advising the Golden Valley Police Department of a possible drowning. An autopsy determined Keke had been murdered. Nearly 20 years later, the case remains unsolved, but the GVPD is not giving up and the investigation is ongoing.
On average, fireworks cause more than 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 outside and other fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although using recreational fireworks can be seen as a fun activity around this time of year, safety is always the number one priority.
Summer has arrived and so has the increase in theft from vehicles. In the last week, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has taken more than a dozen reports of theft from UNLOCKED vehicles that were parked in driveways overnight. The majority of the thefts have been within
In addition to the recently created City of Golden Valley Twitter account, the Golden Valley Police Department has rolled out its own Twitter account in hopes of keeping residents better informed about police activity, community events, and emergencies.
As an effort to make better connections with children and parents in Golden Valley, the Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments make frequent trips to parks around the city during the summer. Since its inception in 2010, Public Safety In The Parks has become a popular tradition that is helping strengthen relationships and communities every year.