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.
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.
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.
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.