Thursday, June 14, 2012
A monthly rundown of the top 10 suspects that the Dakota County Sheriff's Office is searching for.
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for all the individual featured in this gallery. If you encounter them, the DCSO asks that you please be cautious: All should be considered dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of any of the people featured in this gallery, you can contact your local police or the DCSO at (651) 438-4740. You can leave an anonymous tip.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bail bond agents used to be able to mill around the Dakota County Jail lobby seeking clients on intake, but because of agressive tactics and complaints, they've been banned.
In the past, when someone was booked into Dakota County Jail, no matter the transgression, there was always a bail bond agent or two there to fight for business. But according to a story in Sun Thisweek, after numerous complaints about the sometimes aggressive tactics used by these agents, the jail has banned them from public areas at the jail, including the in-custody courtroom and lobby, where most bail agents get their business. Dakota County Jail Cmdr. John Grant told Sun Thisweek that in recent months, it was getting to the point that bail agents were "fighting over clients." In the report, Grant said agents would actually arrive hours before an inmate's first court appearance and lobby their friends and family to sell them bail bonds…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Police say Juan Carlos Dorsonville stole a car out of a woman's garage and threatened to kill her if she had anything to do with other men.
A Burnsville man has been charged with stealing a car and threatening to kill a woman if she took up with another man. Juan Carlos Dorsonville, 43, is charged with two felonies in the May 14 incident: making terroristic threats and car theft, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Dorsonville remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $20,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled June 12 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, Burnsville police were called to a home just after 2:30 p.m. May 14 on a report of a possible burglary. The victim told police that she had gotten a call from Dorsonville in which he told her he was inside her home and …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The latest updates from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Each week, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows releases a newsletter. In case you don't see it, Burnsville Patch has it.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Robin Maldonado is charged with second-degree burglary after police say he injured himself breaking into his neighbor's apartment, then tried to clean up the blood so she wouldn't be frightened.
A Burnsville man has been charged with breaking into a neighbor’s apartment, then cleaning up the blood he left behind because he didn’t want her to be frightened. Robin Maldonado, 19, is charged with felony second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. He was also being sought on outstanding warrants charging him with felony theft and violating probation on a 2011 conviction for tampering with a motor vehicle. Maldonado remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $25,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled May 29 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to an apartment building in the 14600 block of Portland Avenue …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows updates you on the latest county happenings.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Donald Neil Allen, 40, is being held in Dakota County Jail awaiting his omnibus hearing on May 2
Burnsville's Donald Neil Allen, 40, is being held in Dakota County Jail awaiting an omnibus hearing on charges of assault and child endangerment. He is scheduled to be sentenced at the Dakota County Judicial Center on May 2. Allen was arrested in early-April after Burnsville police were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Burnsville Parkway on suspicion of an assault in progress. According to the criminal complaint against Allen, police arrived at the residence to find his girlfriend, identified only as DNB, crying and bleeding from the nose and mouth. DNB told police that Allen had punched her several times in the face and attempted to strangle her. She also told police that her children, 8 and 2, had witnessed the assault. …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Erick Garza Armenta, 36, was charged with felony criminal sexual conduct in the first and second degree
Prior Lake's Erick Garza Armenta, 36, was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of sexually molesting his two Burnsville-based step-daughters. Burnsville police officers arrested Armenta at his Eden Prairie workplace on Monday and Dakota County prosecutors formally charged him Wednesday night. According to the criminal complaint against Armenta, between 1997 and 2002 Armenta engaged in multiple acts of sexual penetration with his step-daughter who was five years old at the time of the first incident. His now 18-year-old step-daughter told police that Armenta "made her do things to him when she was a little girl." During her interview on Tuesday, the step-daughter described multiple accounts of forced molestation, oral sex and …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Willie Alfonso Brown, 33, was formally charged with assault, burglary and parole violation
Willie Alfonso Brown, 33, was formally charged today at the Dakota County Courthouse in connection with Friday's burglary and car chase that led to him crashing his vehicle into a Burnsville residence at Burncrest Court and 134th Street. Brown was charged with three felonies including two counts of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree burglary. All of which constitute violations of his parole from the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights. Brown is scheduled to attend an omnibus hearing on May 2 to determine the admissibility of the evidence against him and be sentenced. Depending on how he pleads, Brown could face as much as 40 years in prison and a $75,000 fine before the judge rules on the additional …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
If convicted, Michelle Rose Chlan, 26, will likely face no more than seven years behind bars
If convicted of all three charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct, Michelle Rose Chlan, 26, will face just five to seven years behind bars, Dakota County Attorney James C. Backstrom told Patch today. Chlan was charged yesterday on three counts of having a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old male student of the Shakopee school at which she taught. According to the criminal complaint, Chlan performed oral sex on the student on three separate occasions between June 2009 and July 2010. Minnesota statute 609.344 states clearly that the maximum penalty for each infraction on which Chlan was charged is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $30,000 fine. Backstrom explained that Minnesota sentencing guidelines dictate the penalty for this …