Crime

A 53-year-old Farmington man was indicted in U.S. District Court on Aug. 6 with 16 counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud for allegedly devising an elaborate coin fraud scheme and defrauding victims of more than $1 million. Dennis Charles Helmer, aka Jeff Jones, Mr. Diamond and Dennis Diamond, allegedly conducted the [...]

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A 22-year-old Shakopee man is charged with felony fourth-degree assault against a Lakeville police officer after the man was allegedly found passed out in Lakeville on Monday, Aug. 18. Police say Yaroslav Konstantin Andreyevskiy was found slouched over behind the wheel of a vehicle with the front windows and moon roof open in the rain [...]

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Robert Otteson jailed in Denton County, charged with stabbing death of 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 [...]

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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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