Crime

A high-speed police chase through Apple Valley and Eagan resulted in the seizure of more than a quarter pound of methamphetamine but no arrest. The suspect — 28-year-old Daniel J. Perry of Hastings — managed to evade arrest during the Aug. 18 incident because police opted to end the vehicle pursuit for safety reasons. Perry, [...]

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When residents enter the voting booth on Nov. 4, residents will have two choices for Dakota County sheriff. Current Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows is not seeking re-election. When the filing closed last May, Herb Kotek and Tim Leslie both had entered the race. Leslie is actively campaigning while the campaign website Kotek listed at [...]

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A former candidate for Eagan City Council is facing criminal defamation charges for allegedly posting a phony Internet ad featuring a photo of his ex-girlfriend and a fake solicitation for a sexual partner. Eric Paul Goodrich, 39, was charged with a gross misdemeanor for attempting to intentionally harm his ex’s reputation, according to a recent [...]

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A woman employed as a leasing agent at an Apple Valley apartment complex was charged with check forgery last week after allegedly pilfering a tenant’s rent payments. Mitchel’le J. Lewis, 22, is accused of taking two $500 money orders from the office at the Kingston Green apartment complex — part of a tenant’s rent payment [...]

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A 53-year-old Farmington man was indicted in U.S. District Court on Aug. 6 with 16 counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud for allegedly devising an elaborate coin fraud scheme and defrauding victims of more than $1 million. Dennis Charles Helmer, aka Jeff Jones, Mr. Diamond and Dennis Diamond, allegedly conducted the [...]

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A 22-year-old Shakopee man is charged with felony fourth-degree assault against a Lakeville police officer after the man was allegedly found passed out in Lakeville on Monday, Aug. 18. Police say Yaroslav Konstantin Andreyevskiy was found slouched over behind the wheel of a vehicle with the front windows and moon roof open in the rain [...]

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