Crime
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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Two fires that occurred in rapid succession Friday morning, including a car fire that injured two, may be drug-related, Burnsville police said. A report of burning leaves at the curb in the Norway Circle area came in at 10:22 a.m. Police arrived first, locating the fire and burned clothing in the st...Read More
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Ashley Marie Conrade allegedly violated conditions of her release The Rosemount woman charged in the stabbing death of Burnsville High School graduate Anarae Schunk was arrested in Cottage Grove yesterday morning by Rosemount police, according to Dakota County Jail records. The Pioneer Press reporte...Read More
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A Burnsville woman pleaded guilty Oct. 28 to stealing large quantities of prescription drugs while working as a pharmacist in Burnsville. Anissa Jeanne Shores, 37, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Shores stole from the pharmacy about 67...Read More
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