Crime Roundup: Radio Volume Leads to Death Threat, Three-Hour Standoff

In other crime news from around the South Metro region last week, a Burnsville man faces DWI charges after crashing his car—into a liquor store.

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

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Apple Valley Man Accused of Peeping Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail, Banned from Darque Tan

Jon William Bogatzki, 30, was booked into the Dakota County Jail on Friday.

Apple Valley Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Lori Jo Mueller could face up to 30 years in federal prison for wire fraud, and 10 years for health care fraud.


Duo Arrested for Passing Phony Traveler's Checks

Gregory Wayne Newell, 42, and Crystal Lynn Walker, 29, allegedly passed counterfeit traveler's checks during a shopping spree at Burnsville Center.

Burnsville Man Faces DWI Charges After Crashing Car Into Liquor Store

Keith Alan Potretzke, 56, allegedly left the scene after liquor store employees refused to sell him any more alcohol.


Daniel Thomas Drobac, 32, allegedly threatened to kill a utilities worker because her radio volume was too high.

Blotter: Man with Knife Collection Threatens to "Start the Massacre"

Police also responded to a criminal sexual conduct incident at a fast food restaurant in Eagan.

Inver Grove Heights

Franciscan Brother Who Sexually Abused Boy in Inver Grove Heights Commits Suicide

The victim, who was abused by Brother Stephen Baker in the 1970s at St. Patrick’s Church, came forward with details after the friar killed himself on Jan. 26 in a Pennsylvania monastery.


Driver in a hurry to get to traffic court made an illegal U-Turn and caused a crash.

Mendota Heights

Disturbances Crime Map: Assault Call at Friendly Hills Middle and Identity Theft

Domestics and disturbances in Mendota Heights from Jan. 16 to Jan. 29.


Police Blotter: Drug Activity in Viking Terrace, Vandalism

The Northfield Police Department's crime report for Feb. 1-3.


Shakopee Teen Charged with Robbing Classmate at Knife-Point

The teen is being charged with assault and robbery after allegedly robbing a classmate of $200 at knife-point, according to a Scott County criminal complaint.

Shakopee Police Blotter: Dairy Queen Damaged in Hit and Run

Selection of Shakopee Police calls Feb. 1-5.


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