Crime

Three of Lakeville South High School’s five practice football fields sustained significant damage last weekend after vandals drove a vehicle or vehicles over the fields swerving and spinning donuts that created ruts in the groomed turf. The damage occurred sometime between when the last game concluded on one of the fields at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, [...]

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An Eagan teen received slightly more than a month in jail and five years of probation for ambushing an Eagan man who hired her for sex. Riley Lane Closson, 18, pleaded guilty in a Dakota County Court on Aug. 19 to second-degree aggravated robbery, a felony, and was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Closson [...]

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A few days after Twin Cities Premium Outlets celebrated its grand opening in Eagan, police nabbed a known shoplifter attempting to take advantage of five-finger discounts.   Cornelius Windfield Walker, 33, was charged on Aug. 20 with possession of shoplifting gear, a felony, and gross misdemeanor theft.   According to the criminal complaint, Eagan police [...]

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Robert Otteson in Texas charged with stabbing death of Texas businessman A Dakota County married father of two has been extradited to Texas, charged with the 1983 stabbing death of San Antonio businessman Francisco “Frank” Narvaez. Lakeville police assisted Texas authorities in arresting Robert Archie Otteson at his home Aug. 12 after a Texas grand [...]

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An Apple Valley man has been charged with a felony after he allegedly fled a traffic stop when the officer informed him his vehicle was going to be searched. Matthew H. Freeman, 31, was booked into the Dakota County Jail following the early-morning Aug. 14 traffic stop at Pilot Knob Road near Diamond Path. According [...]

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Group allegedly used thousands of stolen identities to steal cellphones and tablets worth millions A 42-year-old Apple Valley man was indicted in U.S. Federal Court today on charges that he led a Twin Cities-based criminal organization that trafficked million of dollars worth of stolen and fraudulently obtained mobile telephones and tablets. Jamal Talal Mustafa, aka [...]

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