The following crime stories first appeared during the past week on Patch sites throughout the south Metro region. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.
Marianne Wensole-Landivar was charged with a felony, two gross misdemeanors and a misdemeanor following the Sept. 2 incident.
Judge Eric MacDonald stayed a four-year prison sentence but imposed three months in jail and a yearly outreach requirement on Derrick Wallace Dahl, 23, who shot 22-year-old Benjamin Hanson with a gun he believed to be unloaded.
In March, Geoffrey Edward Florance, 27, was arrested after the 18-year-old victim was discovered bruised and bleeding.
Police say Janice Marie Sherley made repeated threats against a Burnsville woman who accused Sherley's son, Stanley Gerald Sherley Jr., of threatening to kill her.
Breanna Lynn Wood, 22, faces a felony possession charge and two counts of driving while impaired.
Police say Dontre Jackson sold $100 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover Minneapolis police officer.
A woman in her early twenties was running around naked in the parking lot of Zest.
Police say Rodrigo Mota arranged to sell almost 4 ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover informant last week in Bloomington.
The victim told police that Leif Allan Lystrom choked her, stomped on her feet and beat her before raping her.
Two burglary crews, including one tied to more than 50 break-ins, were caught by Mendota Heights police in late May and early June.
Melissa Louise Ohmann, formerly Hokanson, received a stayed sentence of 48 months and was placed on probation for 10 years. As part of her sentence, she agreed to spend one year in jail.
The resulting loss to the IRS was more than $900,000.