Crime

Reported sighting in Rochester; concerns for safety The Farmington Police Department believes Laura Jean Simonson, who has been missing since Nov. 1, was seen at the Apache Mall in Rochester as recently as last week, but the department still considers her a missing person and would like to get in contact with her. “We are [...]

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The Farmington Police Department is looking for Laura Jean Simonson, a potential vulnerable adult, who has been missing since Nov. 1. Simonson is a 37-year-old white female who is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 105 pounds, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen in the Rochester area on [...]

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Police report: Mistaken identity leads to shooting by Farmington man, former Eastview student Former star athlete at Eastview High School Dijon Cordell Sanders, 22, who lives in Farmington, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in Minneapolis last week in connection with the deaths of two men in South Minneapolis last summer. Sanders was [...]

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Lisa Marie Polasik, 26, of Farmington, was recently charged in Dakota County District Court with second-degree selling a controlled substance  with a previous conviction. According to the police report, a confidential informant arranged to purchase methamphetamine from Polasik through a West St. Paul woman named Ginger Lee Lang, 38, on June 25. They arranged to [...]

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Members of the Dakota County Drug Task Force found 14 bags containing a total of 625.46 grams of marijuana after using a search warrant in the 18200 block of Emerald Trail in Farmington in August. Lakeville’s Michael Lewis Lantow, 27, and Farmington’s Cameron William Cain, 21, were both charged with felony possession of a controlled [...]

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