Crime

Group allegedly used thousands of stolen identities to steal cellphones and tablets worth millions A 42-year-old Apple Valley man was indicted in U.S. Federal Court today on charges that he led a Twin Cities-based criminal organization that trafficked million of dollars worth of stolen and fraudulently obtained mobile telephones and tablets. Jamal Talal Mustafa, aka [...]

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Grand jury indicts alleged killers The man and woman charged with stabbing 20-year-old Anarae Schunk to death last September are now charged with first-degree murder. A Dakota County grand jury handed down July 29 indictments of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree intentional murder against 32-year-old Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, aka Anthony Lee Nelson, and his girlfriend, [...]

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Brett Volkmeier charged with five felonies A southern Dakota County man has been charged with five felonies for possession of controlled substances and burglarizing multiple neighbors’ homes. Brett Eric Volkmeier, 44, of Greenvale Township, was arrested July 9 after attempting to pawn jewelry in Burnsville that police say was stolen from several of Volkmeier’s neighbors, [...]

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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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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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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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