Crime

A Farmington woman was charged with felony theft last week after she allegedly stole nearly $20,000 from the safe at the Apple Valley restaurant where she worked. Kristin J. Kohler, 36, who was a manager at Panino Brothers restaurant, is accused of taking cash deposits from the business’s safe more than 25 times between January […]

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Farmington’s Maxim Vladimir Litvinov, 27, and Margarita Aleksandr Sandulyak, 23, were both charged with theft by swindle and sale of a motor vehicle with an altered odometer by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office last week. In February, Litvinov and Sandulyak allegedly purchased a blue 2003 Toyota RAV4 off Craigslist for $5,600 with approximately 215,000 miles […]

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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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