Crime Roundup: Driver in Accident That Killed 2 Gets 30 Days, $100 Fine

In other crime news from around the South Metro region, a decaying body is found in the Vermillion River and a former American Legion commander is charged with swindling.


The following stories first appeared on this Patch, or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region, last week. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.

Dakota County

Dakota County's Most Wanted, January 2013

A monthly rundown of the top suspects wanted by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff: County Resident Finds Body in Vermillion River

The body appears to have been in the river for a long duration.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Owners of GrandStay Sue Builders for Faulty Construction, Negligence

The ownership group behind the hotel say that less than five years after construction wrapped up the building began showing signs of "significant" deterioration.


The Dakota County Attorney is calling for legislative action in the wake of the case against Kirk Edward Deamos, 23, who was involved in a fatal car wreck on Interstate 35W that left two men dead.


Garrett Paul Sayers, 29, faces one count of felony terroristic threats and two gross misdemeanor counts of attempting to furnish alcohol to a minor.

Mendota Heights

Disturbances Crime Map: 'Out of Control' Mother at 8-Year-Old's Birthday Party

Domestics and disturbances in Mendota Heights between Jan. 1 and 16.


Police: Man Pulled Gun on Motorist

An incident of road rage on Highway 3 elevated to the point where one man allegedly pulled a gun on another driver.

Here's a visual look back at the last month's reports of vandalism/property damage to Northfield Police.


Minnesota has Second Lowest Incarceration Rate in the US; Inmate Jobs Take a Hit

Of the estimated 9,500 inmates in state prisons, 619 people are incarcerated at Shakopee Prison. In 2012, the average per diem cost of an inmate was $84.59.

Former Shakopee American Legion Commander Charged in Swindling 'Burger Night' Fund

Roger Oswald wrote a check from the from the American Legion’s “burger night” fund to himself for $1,976 in April. Oswald said he wrote the check in order to protect the money.


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