Crime

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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(See a more recent story about the court dropping all charges in this case.) David Gherity allegedly placed fire accelerants on victim’s body A 60-year-old Burnsville man was charged on Friday with three felony counts related to a Feb. 9 fire in which his girlfriend suffered second- and third-degree burns and was hospitalized in a [...]

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Ketcher worked in Chinese- immersion program Burnsville resident Elizabeth Pan-Chung-Ping Ketcher had been driving to work in the Minnetonka Public Schools since May 2009. Her morning commute on Sept. 24, 2013, was her last. A paraprofessional in the Chinese-language immersion program, Ketcher, 58, was three and a half miles from Excelsior Elementary School when her  [...]

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