Dakota County Sheriff’s Office
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent “swatting” incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. “Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives,” Rogers said.
No injuries are reported after a propane tank on a fiery truck exploded near a Rosemount elementary school. Rosemount Police Chief Mitch Scott says the tank exploded just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a construction site near the city’s downtown.
Dakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie says a car crossed the center line on Ravenna Trail in a residential area south of Hastings and collided with an SUV just before 4 p.m. Thursday.
One person was killed and three others were hurt in a rollover crash involving four teenagers Wednesday night in the south Twin Cities metro, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on Wednesday for driving drunk in a June 2013 crash that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.
Families of fallen police officers will benefit from a basketball tournament in Dakota County Saturday. This year the family of St. Paul Officer Josh Lynaugh is benefiting from the game. According to the Pioneer Press, Lynaugh suffered a heart attack in early February after an on-duty-foot chase.
Authorities are warning the public after receiving numerous reports of a man attempting to impersonate a Dakota County deputy sheriff.
The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won’t support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.
An 18-year-old woman was killed and two others were hurt in a rollover crash Saturday morning on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:32 a.m. Saturday on I-35 near Elko.
The parents of a 3-month-old baby could face neglect charges after deputies say they found the infant in a car outside a bar. Witnesses told officers the parents were in the Red Diamond Saloon in Randolph for around 45 minutes last month.
A 26-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of breaking into a safe at an Eagan mosque and taking money from it because he needed financial help and wasn’t getting it, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. William Allen Mattingly was charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the incident.
Members of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids say the report being released Thursday shows that state and federal early childhood programs could reduce the number of people incarcerated in Minnesota and lead to $48 million in savings in inmate housing costs for the state each year.
Authorities say they are investigating a pair of bomb threats that were received at Walgreens stores south of the Twin Cities late Wednesday morning. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of bomb threats at Walgreens stores in Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Authorities say eight people were hurt, one woman seriously and a sheriff’s deputy, after a bull got loose at the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. in Farmington, according to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said a 26-year-old man who was critically hurt in an ATV crash on the Fourth of July died Monday at Regions Hospital. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 5:07 p.m. Thursday near the area of 180th Street and Goodwin Avenue.
Authorities said a motorcyclist is dead and a driver is in custody after a crash in Apple Valley Thursday night. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at about 7:50 p.m. Thursday at 160th Street and Harwell Avenue West.
Authorities said a 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman was killed Thursday in a two-crash in Dakota County. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim Friday as Angela Nicole Wear.
Law enforcement officers in Dakota County are participating in a basketball tournament to raise funds for the family of a slain Cold Spring police officer.
Authorities said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the south metro crash last September that killed a Hastings teenager.
A 32-year-old Rosemount man who is a war veteran is accused of threatening to kill his neighbors and police and then barricaded himself inside his home, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
In order to avoid submitting to a urine test, a man jumped from the second floor of the Dakota County Courthouse to the first, landing himself in the hospital, authorities say.
A Hastings High School student was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Hastings Thursday night, according to Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows.
A 64-year-old woman is accused of careless driving in crash last October that killed one person in rural Dakota County, according to court charges filed on Tuesday.
There is a reward tonight to find a man who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop and took off with her in his car.
A man is in custody after he allegedly fired shots at two Inver Grove Heights police officers Sunday morning.