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Serial Shoe Store Robber Leads Police on High Speed Chase from Shakopee to Savage

In other crime news from around the region last week, two Apple Valley men were arrested in separate incidents involving loaded guns.

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

Apple Valley-Rosemount

2 Apple Valley Men Arrested in Separate Incidents Involving Loaded Guns

Craig John Ehrnreiter and Michael Francis Hermanowski were arrested within 14 hours of one another in separate incidents in which they were accused of threatening others with loaded guns.

Rosemount Man Sentenced to 60 Days in Hit-And-Run Death of Apple Valley Woman

Eric James Hunter, 44, will also be required to pay restitution.

Burnsville

Man Charged with Raping 10-Year-Old Burnsville Girl

Police say Terrance Trevelle Hill raped the child after she woke up from a nightmare and sought comfort.

Police say James Bradley Hoop left voice-mail messages for police, threatening them and using expletives.

Eagan

Eagan Man Arrested for Home Burglary in Plymouth

Timothy Paul Afanasiev, whose criminal record includes convictions for burglary and theft, is accused of breaking into a home on the morning after Christmas and stealing electronics.

Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Heights Man Accused of Hitting 11-Year-Old Boy with Belt

Christopher Cubie, 50, has been charged with felony malicious punishment of a child following a Jan. 3 incident.

Inver Grove Heights Woman Charged with Possessing Heroin

Kristen Elizabeth Dick was arrested following a traffic stop in South St. Paul last August.

Ex-Employee Files Suit Against IGH Company Alleging Retaliation, Discrimination

Erick Oie says Allied Waste Services of North America forced him to work on diesel engines in an unventilated area, then forced him to quit because company officials wouldn't correct the problems.

Lakeville

Police say John Edward Harmon, a former Faribault police officer, harassed his ex-girlfriend via phone and text message, threatening to "blow his brains out" in front of her.

Police say Peter Gustavo Gesualdo cut the man with a butterfly knife, then threatened to slash another man's throat.

Mendota Heights

Charges: Man Sold Methamphetamine to Police Informant

Vernon Ole Grimsrud, 53, faces two felony drug charges in relation to the incident, which allegedly took place on Sept. 20.

Northfield

Nicholas Eugene Tenhoff and two 17-year-olds are accused of beating, kicking and robbing a man in Northfield early on the morning of Jan. 6.

UPDATED: Man Faces Felony Heroin Charges

Police say they found large quantities of heroin and marijuana in Jacob Robert Duffy's home when they executed a search warrant.

Shakopee

High Speed Chase Ends With Arrest, No Injuries

Police pursue suspect from Shakopee to parking lot of Savage Target.

Serial Shoe-Store Robber Bought Airsoft Gun at Fridley Walmart, Police Say

Man who led Shakopee Police on high-speed chase also suspected of robbing another shoe store in Coon Rapids.

Police Nab Burglary Suspect With Help from Shakopee Residents

Calls from residents helped police track down and arrest a suspect, who has since been charged with three felonies.

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