Crime

A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to police and a criminal complaint. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts [...]

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A 24-year-old Farmington man died in Hastings on May 25 after his car crashed into a tree following his attempts to evade officers during a high speed chase. Cody J. Swanson led a Farmington officers on a high-speed pursuit that started in Farmington and continued east into Red Wing where stop sticks were deployed, according [...]

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Rosemount police recovered a stolen vehicle and seized two baggies of methamphetamine in a traffic stop last week on Highway 3. Two Farmington residents — Cody J. Swanson, 24, and Amy M. Ekstrom, 21 — are facing felony charges in connection with the case. According to the criminal complaint, a police patrol car pulled over [...]

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A 46-year-old former Farmington home child care provider was sentenced Tuesday, April 15, to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and a $500 fine in connection with the July 31, 2012, death of an infant in her care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann pleaded guilty on Feb. 14 to second-degree manslaughter (involving endangerment of [...]

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A 46-year-old Farmington woman pleaded guilty on Thursday, Feb. 13, to felony second-degree manslaughter involving endangerment of a child in connection with the death of 3-month-old Kaiden Robert Staebell on July 31, 2012, while he was in her care at her home day care facility in Farmington. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was originally charged May 22, 2013, [...]

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