Crime

A 43-year-old former Rosemount resident was recently charged in Dakota County District Court with four felony counts of filing fraudulent tax returns. According to the criminal complaint, Pamela Kay Anderson, of Cape Coral, Fla., willfully filed false income tax returns for tax years 2009 through 2012. She did so, in part, by claiming larger state [...]

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An Apple Valley woman and a man from Morton, Minn., were charged with murder last week in connection with the overdose death of a Lakeville man. Jennifer L. Spicer, 29, and Timothy P. Bednarchuk, 22, allegedly purchased the heroin that led to the death of Spicer’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Robert E. Trentman. Trentman was found dead [...]

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A first-degree murder charge has been added to the case against the defendant in a Sept. 22 fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar. A Dakota County grand jury on Thursday indicted Anthony Lee Nelson, 31, on first- and second-degree murder charges, County Attorney James Backstrom announced. Nelson, aka Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, has already been charged [...]

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The shooting deaths of a married Rosemount couple has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to preliminary results from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The results released Oct. 10 show that Steven Lee Vasey Jr., 32, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and Melissa Vasey, 31, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside their apartment at the [...]

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Two people were found dead by police in a Rosemount apartment building at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, according to a release from the department. Officers made entry to the apartment in the 2900 block of 146th Street West after they received a request for police to check on the welfare of a couple [...]

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