Crime

An Eagan woman received jail time and probation for cutting another woman during a 2013 holiday party. Arouna Mahachay, 30, was sentenced on Sept. 19 to 90 days in jail and 10 years of probation. Mahachay pleaded guilty in May to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. A third-degree assault charge was dismissed. Last December, [...]

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The founder of Burnsville-based PureChoice Inc. has been indicted on seven counts of wire fraud, the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis announced Sept. 18. Bryan Reichel, 59, the former principal shareholder of PureChoice, is charged with stealing more than $2.5 million in investment funds and loans from a variety of investors by lying about the [...]

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A high-speed police chase through Apple Valley and Eagan resulted in the seizure of more than a quarter pound of methamphetamine but no arrest. The suspect — 28-year-old Daniel J. Perry of Hastings — managed to evade arrest during the Aug. 18 incident because police opted to end the vehicle pursuit for safety reasons. Perry, [...]

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When residents enter the voting booth on Nov. 4, residents will have two choices for Dakota County sheriff. Current Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows is not seeking re-election. When the filing closed last May, Herb Kotek and Tim Leslie both had entered the race. Leslie is actively campaigning while the campaign website Kotek listed at [...]

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A former candidate for Eagan City Council is facing criminal defamation charges for allegedly posting a phony Internet ad featuring a photo of his ex-girlfriend and a fake solicitation for a sexual partner. Eric Paul Goodrich, 39, was charged with a gross misdemeanor for attempting to intentionally harm his ex’s reputation, according to a recent [...]

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A woman employed as a leasing agent at an Apple Valley apartment complex was charged with check forgery last week after allegedly pilfering a tenant’s rent payments. Mitchel’le J. Lewis, 22, is accused of taking two $500 money orders from the office at the Kingston Green apartment complex — part of a tenant’s rent payment [...]

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