Walmart 'Employee' All Smiles Despite Crime, Target's Blu-Ray Bandit: South Metro Public Safety

Also in this week's roundup, Booker T. gets booked and Northfield's alleged dog killer faces several charges.

The following is a rundown of crime-related stories from our Dakota County Patches this last week. All stories have been verified, and those accused are innocent until proven guilty.

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Matthew David Jensen, 30, was charged on Monday with one count of felony first-degree burglary, two counts of felony second-degree burglary and three counts of felony mistreatment of animals.

The Northfield Police Department's crime report for May 9-12.

The Northfield Police Department's crime report for May 13-15.


Scott Thomas Hodge, of Apple Valley, is accused of shoplifting from a Target store in Eagan.

Police: Drunken Man Tells Officers He Can't Remember Eagan Business Break-Ins

Police say Stephen Daniel Gifford, 48, broke into four Eagan businesses in the Rahncliff Road area on April 30.

Apple Valley

Drunk Man Charged with Racing Corvette Though Residential Rosemount Neighborhood

A 35-year-old man is accused of drunkenly fleeing from police through a residential neighborhood.

MAP: April Police Calls in Apple Valley

Every month, Patch publishes a map of a selection of police or public safety calls in Apple Valley.


Man Charged With First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Lakeville Incident

Francisco Cleofus Mountain, 34, is facing five felony charges stemming from an alleged assault in a home last month.

Grilling Season is Here

The Lakeville Fire Department handled 17 calls of service from May 6 to May 12.

The husband fails a sobriety test. The wife could not drive home because she, too, was over the legal limit.


'Booker T. Washington' Charged with Burnsville Hit and Run

A St. Paul man and namesake of the famous African-American educator has been accused of smashing into a man on a snow plow, then leaving the scene.

Aaron Alexander Holmes, of Brooklyn Center, is accused of pawning over $20,000 worth of stolen electronics.


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