Saturday, April 13, 2013
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said he does not have enough evidence to charge suspect Samuel Petersen for the death of Eagan resident Jonathan Thomas Lahr.
No charges will be filed against Eagan resident Samuel Walter Petersen, who was arrested in connection with death of his roommate, Jonathan Lahr, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced on Thursday. The decisions follows a months-long investigation into the circumstances surrounding Lahr's Jan. 1 death. Lahr died after an altercation of some kind at the apartment on he shared with Petersen, which is on Slater Road, just over the Burnsville-Eagan border. Police say Petersen, 28, punched Lahr, 36, in the head, causing facial injuries. But in a news release issued Thursday afternoon, Backstrom said investigators did not have enough evidence to prove that Petersen wasn't acting in self-defense, and that Lahr could've died from one of …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Jonathan Thomas Lahr died of blunt force injuries to his head and neck following a fight with his roommate, Samuel Walter Petersen.
The Jan. 1 death of a 36-year-old Eagan man has been ruled a homicide, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. Jonathan Thomas Lahr died of blunt force injuries to his head and neck, the medical examiner said following an autopsy conducted earlier this year. Police say Lahr fought with his roommate, 28-year-old Samuel Walter Petersen, shortly before midnight on Jan. 1 at an apartment complex on Slater Road, straddling the Eagan-Burnsville border. During the fight, Lahr suffered facial injuries. He could not be resuscitated by paramedics and fire personnel, who were called to the scene by Petersen. Petersen and two other individuals were detained for questioning following the incident, but no charges have yet been filed …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said fire investigators ruled out every other cause for the blaze, which damaged six apartments and left 20 people temporarily homeless.
An apartment fire on the Burnsville-Eagan border that injured one person and displaced as many as 20 residents on Thanksgiving was likely started by an smoldering cigarette butt. Investigators believe the blaze began on a second-story deck outside of the building, where an apartment resident smoking outside may have left an improperly discarded cigarette butt, Eagan Fire Department Chief Mike Scott said on Monday. From there, the fire likely spread to the building's vinyl siding before leap-frogging to other exterior decks, Scott said. A total of six apartments were damaged in the fire, which took firefighters roughly two hours to extinguish. So far this year, Eagan firefighters have responded to eight structure fires in the city, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's a look at the news from the south metro in the past week.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. CherryBerry Branches Out—Rosemount Location in the Works CherryBerry continues to blaze a path through the Twin Cities metro area and the rest of the nation, and Rosemount is next. Honda Dealership Relaunches Long-awaited Redevelopment Project Walser Honda will soon begin a major overhaul of its Burnsville property, which has been on hold since the Bush era. Burnsville's Supply of Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs Running Low News…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
About 20 people were evacuated after an early morning blaze tore into one of the units at Cinnamon Ridge, an apartment complex off of Cliff Road.
Several families were left out in the cold after a fire that struck an Eagan apartment building during the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning. The fire began at about 3:30 a.m. at 4565 Slater Road, one of the buildings in the Cinnamon Ridge apartment complex, which is located on the Burnsville-Eagan border. Flames had penetrated all three floors when firefighters arrived on the scene, the Star Tribune reports. About 24 units had to be evacuated, displacing about 20 people. The fire rendered six apartments uninhabitable due to damages from heavy smoke and water. No one was seriously hurt, though one resident suffered minor burns. Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott told KARE 11 that the fire was likely started by a stray cigarette.