Friday, January 4, 2013
Jonathan Thomas Lahr, 36, died on Jan. 1 following a fight with his roommate. The roommate, Samuel Walter Petersen, was released from custody yesterday.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office has identified the 36-year-old man who died Jan. 1 after a physical altercation with his roommate. The victim, Jonathan Thomas Lahr, of Eagan, suffered facial injuries and could not be resuscitated by paramedics and fire personnel at the scene, about a mile north of Apple Valley. Police say Lahr fought with 28-year-old Samuel Walter Petersen just prior to Lahr's death. Petersen and two other individuals were detained for questioning following the incident, but no charges have yet been filed against any of the three men. Petersen—the only one of the three identified in the investigation—was released from custody …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Police say Sammie Lee Burch became angry when the victim asked him to move out and punched her repeatedly, causing blood to splatter onto her 2-month-old child.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog A Minneapolis man has been charged with repeatedly punching a Rosemount woman in the face and strangling her, once after grabbing a carrier holding her 2-month-old baby away from her. Sammie Lee Burch, 35, is charged with two felonies: domestic assault, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine; and domestic assault by strangulation, which has a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, Rosemount police were called to a home on Oct. 4 after the victim called and told a dispatcher that she had been punched in the face and choked by Burch, whom she described as her boyfriend…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hue Thao Vang is charged with theft of a vehicle, receiving stolen property and driving after suspension.
A St. Paul man faces charges in Dakota County after police arrested him during a traffic stop related to his suspended driver's license, then found the vehicle he had been driving allegedly was stolen. Hue Thao Vang, 25, is charged with felony theft, felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor driving after suspension. The maximum combined penalty is 10 years, three months in prison and a $21,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, an Apple Valley police officer stopped a vehicle with a headlight out around 2:45 a.m. Aug. 18. The driver didn't have identification, but identified himself as Vang, the complaint says. Vang's record showed his driver's license had been suspended and he had 12 missed court appearances since 2007. …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Police say they found Deondra Redmon hiding beneath the woman's bed, with a pair of brass knuckles.
A Golden Valley man has been charged with violating a no-contact order with a woman in Rosemount in an incident that allegedly included hiding under a bed in the woman’s house when police arrived, in the possession of brass knuckles. Deondra Redmon, 30, is charged with violating a domestic abuse no-contact order, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a Rosemount home on July 22 to investigate a domestic incident. The caller said the man, Redmon, was “being physical” with the woman who had the no-contact order against him, that he might have brass knuckles and that there were numerous children in the house. Police arrived and spoke to …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Police say Eagan day care provider Beverly Anne Greenagel was responsible for the death of 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger in August 2011.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Blog for us An Eagan day care provider has been charged with manslaughter, child neglect and endangerment and interfering with a body after a 3-month-old child for whom she was caring last summer died of apparent asphyxiation. Beverly Anne Greenagel, 64, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter, each a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Greenagel is also charged with one count each of child neglect, child endangerment and interference with a body or death scene, each of which has a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. The charges stem from the Aug. 18 death of Dane Joseph …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Police say Timothy Richard Bedford had failed to keep authorities informed of his whereabouts after his 2009 conviction for kidnapping.
A man who was convicted of kidnapping in 2009 when he was 18 was arrested last week in Rosemount for failing to keep authorities notified of his whereabouts. Timothy Richard Bedford, 21, is charged with failure to register as a predatory offender, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The charge has a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison. Bedford remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $50,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in the case is scheduled July 17 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings. Bedford was arrested last week after Rosemount High School officials called police and said Bedford had been showing up after school and talking to students, causing some parents to become concerned…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Aaron Michael Ferrarese was sentenced Wednesday for setting fire to an Apple Valley home with six people inside in August.
The Apple Valley man convicted of setting fire to an Apple Valley home while six people were inside received his sentence on Wednesday. Aaron Michael Ferrarese, 21, was sentenced to a year in jail—with credit for 209 days already served—15 years probation and 200 hours of community service over five years, court records show. Dakota County District Court Judge Tim Wermager also ordered that Ferrarese enter the Minnesota Teen Challenge program, which helps teens and adults with drug and alcohol addictions. According to an article in the Pioneer Press, Ferrarese said in court that he was addicted to alcohol and marijuana in August when he set the house on fire. Ferrarese pleaded guilty to and was convicted of felony first-degree arson in the…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It's the first county in the state to use the video visit system.
A Fridley woman uses a video system to virtually visit her fiancé in the Dakota County Jail, according to the Star Tribune. A system that is something like Skype lets Michelle Stroman place a video call from her computer at home in Fridley to Brad Kraemer, who is behind bars in Hastings, the newspaper reported. "It's a lot more convenient" than driving 40 miles and back to Hastings, Stroman told the Star Tribune. Dakota County is the first in the state to use TurnKey Corrections' InmateCanteen.com, according to the report, but several others are considering it.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The system allows an inmate to get a 15-minute video chat each hour for 35 cents a minute for the caller, with no limit to the number of chats in which an inmate can participate.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Catch up on the latest news from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012