The following stories first appeared during the past week on Patch sites throughout the South Metro region. To read the full story, click on the headline link.
Police say Robert Lee Ranzy IV sent a sexually explicit video of himself to a 14-year-old Rosemount girl in January. He was arrested Nov. 27 on a 10-month-old warrant.
Warrant Issued for Burnsville Woman Accused of Cracking Victim's Skull
Police say Lenora Jonea Pollard assaulted a woman Dec. 17 because she believed that someone was trying to take her children.
Burnsville Woman Charged with Distributing Child Pornography
Police say Kayla Jo Henry-Heagle of Burnsville and Antonio Mendez Trice of Minneapolis filmed a video of two underage girls performing a sex act at a Burnsville party, then posted the video on Facebook.
Bomb Threat on Bus En Route from Mall of America to Mystic Lake Casino
Police determined that there wasn't a bomb and Richfield Police are investigating.
UPDATED: Victim Identified in Eagan Murder Investigation
Jonathan Thomas Lahr, 36, died Jan. 1 after a fight with his roommate. The roommate, Samuel Walter Petersen, was released from custody yesterday.
Inver Grove Heights
Joseph John Gallahue, 20, was charged with a felony dangerous weapons crime following the Dec. 28 incident.
Michael Jamah Griffis was charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He is accused of shooting his wife and brother.
Police say Trevor Charles Kappel and his 17-year-old girlfriend tried to have sex with the 13-year-old girl after picking her up from school in December.
UPDATE: Lakeville North Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to DWI
Robert Ertl, the activities and athletic director at Lakeville North High School, pleaded guilty in December to driving with a .13 percent blood-alcohol content in June. It was his second alcohol-related arrest in less than five years.
Northfield Man Arrested on Felony Heroin Warrant
Police say they found large quantities of heroin and marijuana in Jacob Robert Duffy's home when they executed a search warrant.
More and more South Metro residents have been applying for licenses to carry firearms in recent weeks.
Shakopee Woman Charged with Leading Police on High-Speed Chase
Police say My Thi Do fled through residential neighborhoods in Eden Prairie at speeds that reached 60 mph.