'Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Urine?'
Among other police reports from the region last week is the tale of a man who allegedly went to great lengths for a clean drug test.
The following stories first appeared within the past week on this Patch site, or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region. To read the full story, click on the headline link.
Police say Brenda Lynn Heinen kicked an officer in the leg when she was arrested for drunken driving on her 41st birthday.
A 32-year-old Rosemount man has been charged with a felony after threatening to kill his neighbors with a non-existent weapons cache that he said included a sniper rifle, an AR-15, a 12 gauge, and an AK-47 equipped with a grenade launcher.
Police say Justin Reid Carlson strangled his wife and tried to keep her from calling 911 while the woman's 8-year-old son watched.
Francis Wolo Doe, 51, was taken into custody Tuesday.
On Jan. 4, the court imposed a 156 month sentence on Shawn LaJuan Primus, 38, who has sent Dakota County judges several handwritten letters proclaiming his innocence.
The Burnsville PD is on the lookout for a man who recently tried to rob three local businesses, including a bank.
Everett Jacobe-Kwunzell Durr, 21, faces one felony count of second-degree aggravated robbery after the Dec. 30 incident.
Inver Grove Heights
Kaylee Michelle Miller, 19, faces a bevy of criminal charges after allegedly lashing out at officers who were trying to assist her.
Jessica Lee Lehman, 28, faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor county of financial transaction card fraud.
Mayor George Tourville thanked the police department for safely resolving a standoff with an armed Inver Grove Heights man.
Dumb Criminal: Thief With Warrant for Shoplifting Gets Caught Shoplifting
Man arrested for shoplifting is found to have warrant issued in previous shoplifting case.
Eric Richard Kleeberger, 25, is accused of stealing money, electronic devices and skateboards, among other items, that totaled more than $2,000.
MAP: Thefts in Northfield (Dec. 9, 2012-Jan. 13, 2013)
Here's a visual look back at the last month's reports of theft to Northfield Police.
My Thi Do, charged last week with leading Eden Prairie police on a high-speed chase, has now been charged with a similar incident five days earlier in Brooklyn Center.
West St. Paul
West St. Paul police were investigating a fatal shooting late Friday night, according to published reports.