Crime Roundup: Woman Wished to be Connecticut School Shooter

In other crime news from around the South Metro region, a man is arrested in Mendota Heights after driving 120 mph on Interstate 35E.


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

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Apple Valley Woman Sentenced for .303 DWI

Carrie Jean Olson, 42, pleaded guilty to a third-degree DWI.


Police: Suspect Said She Wished She Had Been Connecticut School Shooter

Theresa Marie Navratil is charged with third-degree assault and making terroristic threats. Police say she stabbed a man in the hand and then announced that she wished she had been the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school

Police: Spate of Burglaries Strike South Burnsville

On Monday, the Burnsville Police Department sent out a community alert about a series of break-ins that have occurred over the last five days.


Eagan Woman Charged with Exploiting Vulnerable Adult

Police say Erin Elisabeth Turnmire borrowed $1,200 from a woman for whom she served as a personal care attendant.

Minneapolis Man Charged with Drug Possession in Eagan

Police say they found methamphetamine and stolen checks on Ronald Ervin Lavalle Jr. when he was arrested in Eagan.


Police Arrest Man Wanted for Selling Drugs in Lakeville

Corey Michael Holcomb, charged with first-degree drug sales and drug possession,was arrested Dec. 17 in Hastings.

Dumb Criminal: Driver's Blood-Alcohol 4 Times Legal Limit When Arrested

The legal limit of .08 means suspect had alcohol level approaching or more than .32.

FBI Report: Lakeville's Crime Stats Lowest Among Peer Cities in State

The FBI released the 2011 crime stats from across the country.

Mendota Heights

Man Charged with Leading Mendota Heights Police on High-Speed Chase

Police say Soe Paing was racing in July when he hit speeds of 120 mph on Interstate 35E, and that he videotaped the race while he was driving.


2 Charged with Robbing Man at Knifepoint in Downtown Northfield

Tony Don of Northfield and Cody Glenn Wilcox of Morristown are accused of forcing a man to withdraw $300 from an ATM early on the morning of Dec. 20.

Police Investigate Possible Threat Made Against Northfield High School

Superintendent Chris Richardson says law enforcement investigated a potential threat made against Northfield High School to apparently occur Friday.

MAP: Vandalism in Northfield (Nov. 19—Dec. 16)

Here's a visual look back at the last month's reports of vandalism/property damage to Northfield Police.


Shakopee, Minneapolis Men Charged with Short-Lived Car Theft

Abdirahman Elyas Abdullahi of Shakopee and Sulaiman Sharif Maye of Minneapolis stole a car from behind a Minneapolis store, then crashed it minutes later, according to police.


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