Crime

Civil cases follow Burnsville scoutmaster’s imprisonment A second settlement has been reached in a series of civil lawsuits connected to convicted child molester and former Burnsville scoutmaster Peter Stibal. The latest settlement with the Boy Scouts of America was announced May 5 by Jeff Anderson and Associates, a law firm that has represented three of [...]

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Victim of brutal home invasion honored by Justice Department After being stabbed at least 20 times, terrorized by his two assailants and left to die in fires they set, Paul Traub was warned by a doctor he might suffer post-traumatic stress. “Thankfully, I haven’t experienced any of that,” Traub said, six years after the attack [...]

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A man is charged in two April 15 bank robberies, including one at a TCF Bank in Burnsville, and his girlfriend is charged with aiding an offender. Rory Alan Mitchell, 50, and Kimberly Anne Hillage, 43, were arrested April 21 at the Aqua Motel in Minneapolis. Mitchell was charged in Dakota County with one count [...]

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The Burnsville Police Department is investigating an April 15 robbery at TCF Bank involving a suspect in another robbery about 90 minutes later at a Maple Grove Wells Fargo bank, according to a release today from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The Burnsville bank was robbed around 4:11 p.m., the Maple Grove bank at about [...]

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An Eagan businessman who received county money for work on his business that was never done will receive a stayed theft conviction if he completes a two-year diversion program. Alejandro Luebbert, 47, was sentenced on April 7 to a two-year diversion program in which he will be required to complete community service, and pay restitution [...]

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A Utah woman was arrested in Burnsville last week after police allegedly discovered nearly two pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle. Karina Bahena-Vargas, 23, of West Valley City, Utah, was booked into the Dakota County Jail following a traffic stop near Burnsville Center. According to the criminal complaint, Burnsville police had received information that a [...]

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