Crime
A 34-year-old Richfield woman was killed Sunday in an early-morning crash at Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville. Erin C. Randall died at the scene of the two-car crash. The other driver, a 25-year-old Bloomington man, was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. Alcohol was de...Read More
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A Burnsville man accused of theft from the gas station where he worked was charged with a felony last week in district court. Kevionte F. McComb, 18, allegedly pocketed money from customer transactions while employed at the Holiday gas station at 900 W. Burnsville Parkway in Burnsville. Police said ...Read More
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Chavez-Nelson to go on trial in Schunk killing Ashley Marie Conrade, one of two people indicted in the murder of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk of Burnsville, pleaded guilty to lesser charges Feb. 6 and has agreed to testify in the upcoming murder trial. Conrade, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of aidin...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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A possible child abduction was averted Tuesday morning in Burnsville, say police, who are seeking  the public’s help in finding the man involved. Police were called at 8:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of East 117th Street, where an adult witness reported seeing what may have been an abduction attempt....Read More
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Farmington’s Cole James Nyberg, 29, was charged in Dakota County District Court with two felony counts of controlled substance crimes in the fifth degree — one for sale and the other for possession — after receiving approximately 6 pounds of marijuana in the mail from a friend in Colorado in O...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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Sales, income tax crimes alleged A Burnsville couple each made triple-digit annual incomes from 2008 to 2012 but didn’t file or pay their income taxes, court documents state. The husband, whose income included $147,521 in 2011 gambling winnings, also failed to file or pay sales taxes he collected ...Read More
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Summer Marie Doehne, 37, of Farmington, was charged earlier this week with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Dakota County District Court. According to the criminal complaint, Doehne engaged in sexual relations with a 13-year-old Burnsville boy in August. A person living w...Read More
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Chavez-Nelson awaits trial in Schunk murder Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for last year’s fatal shooting outside Nina’s Grill in Burnsville, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced. Chavez-Nelson, 32, was found guilt...Read More
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