Crime
A Minneapolis man wanted for allegedly raping and threatening his ex-girlfriend led police on a high-speed chase on Thursday from Lakeville to Eagan. According to the criminal complaint, St. Paul police put out an alert that they were searching for Alec Erling Neal, 30, for the alleged attack. Polic...Read More
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A man accused of going on a Christmas Eve spending spree with stolen credit cards at stores in Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan was charged in district court last week with two felonies. Jeffrey G. Welch, 51, of Minnetonka, allegedly went on a similar spree on Dec. 11 in which he used a different ...Read More
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Investigation into shooting continues Officials confirmed that three people found dead at an Apple Valley home Jan. 17 died as a result of a murder-suicide carried out by David Crowley, 29. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Crowley’s wife, Komel, 28, and their daughte...Read More
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With a medical examiner’s autopsy pending in the apparent murder-suicide of an Apple Valley couple and their 5-year-old daughter, questions remain as to the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the three bodies at the family’s home on the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive. The bodies of David...Read More
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On Saturday at approximately 12:56 p.m., Apple Valley police officers went to a residence on Ramsdell Drive on a report that a person checking on the residence saw dead bodies inside, according to release from the department. Responding officers found the bodies of two adults and one child deceased ...Read More
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A woman accused of passing fake checks at Target stores in Apple Valley, Lakeville and other metro cities was charged in district court last week with a felony. Hannah J. Salo, 22, of St. Paul, was allegedly part of a five-person check forgery ring that passed more than 40 checks, and unsuccessfully...Read More
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A man accused of breaking into lockers at several Lifetime Fitness clubs throughout the Twin Cities to steal credit cards was charged in Dakota County District Court last week with felony identity theft. Apple Valley police launched an investigation in October after an area resident reported that hi...Read More
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A former Apple Valley mayoral candidate has been charged with two felonies in connection with an altercation at a Burnsville dog park in which he allegedly fired several shots from a handgun. Lance G. Huston, 44, of Apple Valley, had a blood-alcohol concentration of .164, more than twice the legal l...Read More
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Sheriff’s office creates joint task force with police departments Several police departments agreed to join an electronic crimes task force with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office to help combat online and technology-based crimes. The sheriff’s office will implement a three-year pilot program ...Read More
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Police investigating a camera theft from an Apple Valley retail store on Nov. 16 seized nearly a third of a pound of marijuana from the suspect’s vehicle. Apple Valley officers responding to the retail store’s theft report tracked down the suspect — 27-year-old Tyler J. Hardin of New Hope — ...Read More
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