Two Separate Standoffs Reported in Dakota County Over One Week

Neighborhoods in both Rosemount and Eagan were put on high alert after threats of gun violence.

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

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Suspect in Rosemount Standoff Formally Charged

A 32-year-old Rosemount man has been charged with a felony after threatening to kill his neighbors with a non-existent weapons cache that he said included a sniper rifle, an AR-15, a 12 gauge, and an AK-47 equipped with a grenade launcher.

Apple Valley Man Charged with Strangling Woman on New Year's Day

Police say Justin Reid Carlson strangled his wife and tried to keep her from calling 911 while the woman's 8-year-old son watched.


MNPLS Man Charged After Asking Strangers for Urine

Francis Wolo Doe, 51, was taken into custody Tuesday.

Brooklyn Center Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Child Molestation

On Jan. 4, the court imposed a 156 month sentence on Shawn LaJuan Primus, 38, who has sent Dakota County judges several handwritten letters proclaiming his innocence.

Burnsville Police Seek Robbery Suspect

The Burnsville PD is on the lookout for a man who recently tried to rob three local businesses, including a bank.


Police Standoff on Woodgate Lane in Eagan Ends Peacefully

Daniel Thomas Drobac, 32, was arrested following the incident and is currently in police custody.

Kaylee Michelle Miller, 19, faces a bevy of criminal charges after allegedly lashing out at officers who were trying to assist her.

Police: Robber Told Eagan Victims He Had a Gun

Everett Jacobe-Kwunzell Durr, 21, faces one felony count of second-degree aggravated robbery after the Dec. 30 incident.

Inver Grove Heights

Jessica Lee Lehman, 28, faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one gross misdemeanor county of financial transaction card fraud.


Dumb Criminal: Thief With Warrant for Shoplifting Gets Caught Shoplifting

Man arrested for shoplifting is found to have warrant issued in previous shoplifting case.

Mendota Heights

Pre-trial Investigation Begins for Pastor Accused of Fleeing with 16-Year-Old Parishioner

An omnibus hearing has been set on March 25 for Gustavo Resendiz Talabera, accused of criminal sexual conduct.


Northfield Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Vehicles

Eric Richard Kleeberger, 25, is accused of stealing money, electronic devices and skateboards, among other items, that totaled more than $2,000.

Here's a visual look back at the last month's reports of theft to Northfield Police.


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