Suicidal Man Arrested and Fish Talk Water Douses Fire: South Metro Crime Roundup

Also in this week's update: A pawned iPhone leads to child porn charges and an Eagan murder case wraps up with no charges.

The following is a rundown of crime-related stories from our Dakota County Patches this last week. All stories have been verified, and those accused are innocent until proven guilty. For the complete story, click on the link in the headline. 

Apple Valley

Suicidal Apple Valley Man Arrested After Police Standoff on Gantry Lane

Police say Roy Lee Henneberger threatened to kill a crisis worker and use chemicals to kill other people.

Seven Injured in Three-Car Crash in Apple Valley

Police say a minivan with six occupants ran a red light and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.


William John Cross and Nicholas Dean Schuyler face felony charges for receiving two stolen condenser/coolers, which Cross claims came from a Craigslist post.

Burnsville Chiropractor Fined for Taking Patient's Gifts and Sleeping with Former Patient

Angela Marie Gear's suspension was put on hold, but she has to comply with a number of conditions from the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Burnsville Man Accused of Strangling Two Women

Brandon Michael Bichner, 21, allegedly lashed out at two women who had come to his apartment to console him in the wake of a breakup.


No Charges Will Be Filed Following Death of Eagan Man

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.

Brandon Michael Hughes, 24, was arrested during the raid and faces one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

Blotter: Homeowner Gets Lucky When Fish Tank Water Douses Basement Fire

In a separate incident, an Eagan woman called police twice after catching her neighbor videotaping her while she was out running.


Marquis Marvin Mitchell and a white male, who has yet to be identified, allegedly went on an early morning burglary spree which ended in a dramatic pursuit.

Police investigate hit and run crash where offending vehicle left license plate at the scene.


Cuckolded Cop Found Guilty of Assaulting Northfield Police Officer

The Bloomington police officer was found guilty Monday of fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor charge smaller than what prosecutors hoped to pin on him.


Shakopee Man Charged With Pawning iPhone Containing Child Porn

Police found more than 100 pictures of child erotica and pornography on Jaime Martinez Jr.'s computer and cell phones.


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