Crime

A Lakeville man has been charged with a felony following a ruckus at a house party in Apple Valley July 2 that sent one person to the hospital with a broken jaw. Brandon G. Smith, 18, was charged last week with third-degree assault in connection with the brutal late-night incident that left his alleged victim [...]

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A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 57 months in prison in connection with a deadly June 27, 2013, crash in Apple Valley that killed Jeff Trondson, 29, of Burnsville. Leah Marie Colwell pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide (with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or more) and driving after cancellation (a gross [...]

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Public cautioned to be on alert for others Lakeville police are asking the public to watch for plastic bottles left in odd areas of the city after two small homemade bombs were found in a local park on June 25. Made with aluminum foil, Drano and Works toilet bowl cleaner, the small bottle bombs were [...]

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Tree trimming can be a dangerous occupation — especially when tempers flare and a chainsaw is close at hand. A heated verbal dispute between two tree trimmers in Lakeville on June 4 intensified into a confrontation with one of the men charging at the other with a chainsaw yelling “I’m going to kill you!” as [...]

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Two men involved in a 10-person brawl at the McDonald’s restaurant on County Road 42 in Apple Valley were charged in district court last week with felony assault. The fight, which involved suspects ranging in age from 14 to 23, erupted the afternoon of Sept. 27, 2013, and saw two groups of people throwing punches, [...]

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Tree trimming can be a dangerous occupation — especially when tempers flare and a chainsaw is close at hand. A heated verbal dispute between two tree trimmers in Lakeville on June 4 intensified into a confrontation with one of the men charging at the other with a chainsaw yelling “I’m going to kill you!” as [...]

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