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Top Crime Stories of 2013: Vehicular Homicide and a Bank Robbery

Here are the top Lakeville crime stories by month in 2013.

A photo of the suspect of Bremer Bank in October 2013. Credit: Provided by the Lakeville Police Department.
A photo of the suspect of Bremer Bank in October 2013. Credit: Provided by the Lakeville Police Department.

January

UPDATE: Lakeville North Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to DWI

Robert Ertl, the activities and athletic director at Lakeville North High School, pleaded guilty in December 2012 to driving with a .13 percent blood-alcohol content in June.

February

Alcohol Likely Factor in Serious Car Crash in Lakeville

"The responding officers found that the driver responsible for failing to stop at a stop sign in the crash appeared to be under the influence of alcohol."

March

Farmington Man Accused of Pointing Gun at Motorists on I-35E

Bobby Neal Munn, 42, allegedly threatened two people with a Rossi .357 handgun during a road rage incident on Sunday.

April

Man Reportedly Falls Asleep in Lakeville Drive-Thru Lane

Michael Marshall Simmons, 26, faces a felony driving-while-impaired charge and a gross misdemeanor charge as result of the April 25 incident.

May

BCA Needs Your Help Identifying Recovered Human Remains

The agency is using new techniques to match DNA. Lakeville has one man, Christopher Marc Bellino, in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

June

Lakeville Woman Charged With Criminal Vehicular Homicide in 160th Street Crash

Leah Marie Colwell, 44, was being held on $150,000 bail Friday evening. The crash killed Jeffrey Trondson, 29, of Burnsville on Thursday night.

July

Police: Driver’s Blood Alcohol Level Was Four Times Legal Limit At Time of Fatal Crash

Leah Marie Colwell, 44, of Lakeville remained in jail Monday afternoon after being charged in connection to last Thursday’s crash that killed a Burnsville man.

August

UPDATE: Police Continue to Search for Suspect in Lakeville Burglary

A police perimeter was set up in the area of County Road 70 and Dodd Boulevard for a couple hours Friday morning, according to reports.

September

Guilty Plea in 2012 Buck Hill Rd. Crash That Killed 2, Injured 2 from Lakeville Schools

The teen driver pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

October

Lakeville Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

Police released a photo of the suspect in the Bremer Bank robbery on Tuesday.

November

'Cruella de Vil' Booked into Dakota County Jail

The latest from Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows.

December

Former Lakeville Priest on List of Priests Accused of Abusing Minors

Timothy McCarthy served at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville for three years in the '70s.


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