Crime

A Lakeville man has been charged with a felony following a ruckus at a house party in Apple Valley July 2 that sent one person to the hospital with a broken jaw. Brandon G. Smith, 18, was charged last week with third-degree assault in connection with the brutal late-night incident that left his alleged victim [...]

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A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 57 months in prison in connection with a deadly June 27, 2013, crash in Apple Valley that killed Jeff Trondson, 29, of Burnsville. Leah Marie Colwell pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide (with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or more) and driving after cancellation (a gross [...]

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An Apple Valley man was one of two people indicted last month on charges of defrauding Delta and Northwest Airlines out of more than $20 million over the course of a decade. Paul Anderson, 57, of Apple Valley, and  62-year-old Michael Yedor of Los Angeles have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and [...]

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A man suspected of shoplifting at a Target store in Apple Valley last week was arrested shortly after the theft at the wheel of a stolen vehicle, according to police. Steven A. Pardun, 22, of Savage, was taken into custody at gunpoint at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, after an Apple Valley officer executed a [...]

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Two men involved in a 10-person brawl at the McDonald’s restaurant on County Road 42 in Apple Valley were charged in district court last week with felony assault. The fight, which involved suspects ranging in age from 14 to 23, erupted the afternoon of Sept. 27, 2013, and saw two groups of people throwing punches, [...]

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Dakota County officials announced today that four suspects have been charged in connection with a marijuana-growing operation involving hundreds of plants at grow sites in Apple Valley and Shakopee. According to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, deputies learned of the operation from a neighbor’s complaint regarding a strong odor of marijuana emanating from one of [...]

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