Police: Lakeville Man Behind Model Homes TheftsInvestigators say a report of missing appliances in several model homes led to a Lakeville man addicted to heroin.
Ordained Catholic Priest, 33, Charged With Criminal Sexual ConductA 33-year-old ordained Catholic priest currently assigned to a diocese in California faces charges of criminal sexual conduct in connection to an incident in Mendota Heights.
Co. Attorney: Rosemount Woman Was 3X Legal Limit While Driving KidsPolice say a Rosemount woman was driving around with young children while her blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Samantha Denise Falkenberg, 22, was pulled over by Rosemount police last Thursday evening.
Complaint: Man Used GPS Tracker To Terrorize Estranged WifeA Farmington man faces several criminal charges for allegedly terrorizing his estranged wife, who is in the process of divorcing him. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Marcus Raymond McGibbon, 34, is charged with stalking him wife and violating a restraining order against him.
Man Sentenced For Killing Pediatric Cancer Nurse In DWI CrashA 22-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced Friday for the death of a Roseville woman last fall. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Nicholas Anthony Indehar pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular homicide.
Charge: Man With Illegal Truck Severely Injured DriverA Hastings man is charged with severely injuring a motorist last February in a crash involving a truck with an illegal bumper height and window tints. Justin Lee Schlomka, 33, is charged with criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm for a crash he is said to have caused on Feb. 4, 2015.
Charges: Bank Manager Swindled $640K From AccountA long-time Twin Cities bank employee is facing charges she stole more than $600,000 from a customer. Cynthia Van DuSartz was a manager at Anchor Bank in West St. Paul, where she had worked for nearly 30 years.
2 Charged In Drug-Related Stabbing Death In West St. PaulA man and a woman face second-degree murder charges in connection to a drug deal that turned deadly last Tuesday in West St. Paul. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Elizabeth Rios, 26, and Jose Dominguez, 21, were also charged with first-degree aggravated robbery in the stabbing death of 30-year-old Daniel Adam Wallner of West St. Paul.
Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen's Overdose DeathA 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.
Man Gets Jail Sentence In Fatal March CrashThe man who pleaded guilty in the crash that killed a Fulbright Scholar from Richfield in March has been sentenced to one year in jail. In July, Neftali Paolo Ramirez pleaded guilty to drinking before the fatal March 8 crash in Burnsville.
Charges: Man, Posing As Law Enforcement, Forces Sex With ProstituteA Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.
Drunk Driver Who Killed Fulbright Scholar SentencedA Bloomington man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Richfield woman. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Neftali Paolo Ramirez admitted to drinking before the fatal crash in Burnsville on March 8.
Assisted Suicide Trial Underway In Dakota CountyA national suicide assistance organization is on trial in Dakota County. The case focuses on one woman's story, and it's taken a lot of twists and turns through the course of the trial.
St. Paul Man Sentenced For Drive-By Shooting Of Romantic RivalA St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for trying to kill a romantic rival in a drive-by-shooting last summer. The Dakota Attorney's office says 36-year-old Jorge Roman Vasquez was convicted of one count each of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder via drive-by-shooting, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
2 Charged In Separate Infant Deaths In Dakota CountyTwo people were charged in Dakota County Friday in separate cases involving the deaths of infants. The Dakota County Attorney’s office charged 46-year-old Paul Richard Sandell and 63-year-old Janet Marie Kartheiser with one count each of second-degree manslaughter.