Monday, April 15, 2013
Also in this week's update: A pawned iPhon 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. Man Arrested in Lakeville After High-Speed Chase, Leap from Moving Car 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. Lakeville Fire, Police, Handle Car Fire in Retail Store Parking Lot 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 …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Roger Earl Holland is charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the death of his wife and unborn child, but Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has vowed to bring the case before a grand jury.
A Dakota County man stands accused of strangling his pregnant wife, killing her and her unborn child, before throwing her body down a flight of stairs in an effort to make her death appear accidental. Roger Earl Holland, 36, of Apple Valley currently faces two counts of second-degree murder, a charge that carries a maximum of 40 years in prison. However, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said today he will bring an indictment for first-degree murder before a grand jury. The victim—Margorie Ann Holland, 37—was from Faribault. Related: According to the criminal complaint against Holland: Apple Valley police were called to an apartment on 157th Street West on the morning of March 7 on report of a female in cardiac arrest. The caller …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Police say Apple Valley resident Michael V. Sovis had a blood-alcohol level of .28—more than three times the legal limit—according to a report in the Pioneer Press.
A Dakota County judge arrested for an alleged DWI on Christmas Eve was so intoxicated that he had trouble standing, according to a Pioneer Press report. Michael Vann Sovis, 63, faces two gross misdemeanor counts of third-degree DWI following the arrest, which took place just before 8 p.m. on Dec. 24 in St. Paul. Sovis, who has served as a judge since 1988, allegedly crashed his Lexus sport-utility vehicle into several parked cars along St. Clair Avenue before driving into a snowbank on the side of the road, according to a criminal complaint cited by the Pioneer Press. Sovis allegedly had difficulty completing field sobriety tests administered by police at the scene, and at one point needed the support of an officer to keep from falling. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." (What do you think about the NRA's solution? Tell us in the comments.) "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Elizabeth Emma Abbott (Lange), age 76 of Le Center died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at her daughter's home in Farmington after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows updates you on the latest county happenings.
Each week, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows releases a newsletter. In case you haven't see it, Patch has it.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Michael Walter Felixberger, 51, is charged with a felony count of fleeing a police officer after his Oct. 2 incident.
A Lakeville man arrested after leading Farmington police on a high-speed chase says he didn't stop for officers because he "was paranoid." Michael Walter Felixberger, 51, was driving in Farmington on Oct. 2 when a Farmington Police Officer tried to make a traffic stop on his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. When the officer turned on his police lights and sirens, Felixberger fled—accelerating up to 92-miles-per-hour, according to the complaint. After a brief chase, Felixberger is alleged to have pulled his car into the driveway of a home in Apple Valley where he turned off the car and all of its lights, the complaint says. The officer located the car, ordered Felixberger out of the …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police say Trevor John Soukup stole jewelry and a blank check from an Apple Valley woman, then had friends pawn the jewelry and cash the check for $500 at a Lakeville bank.
An Apple Valley man has been charged with stealing jewelry and blank checks from an Apple Valley woman, then having a friend cash a forged $500 check at a Lakeville bank. Trevor John Soukup, 30, is charged with two felonies: offering a forged check and theft, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, an Apple Valley woman contacted police on Aug. 3 to report that someone had stolen several pieces of jewelry from her home. The woman, who said there was no forced entry into her home, estimated the value of the jewelry at more than $1,000. Police checked pawn records and discovered that the jewelry had been sold at a pawn shop in Bloomington by a man identified …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The 45-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was taken to Fairview Ridges with non-life-threatening injuries.
A 45-year-old Apple Valley man was taken to the hospital after being involved in a motorcycle-car crash just after noon Tuesday in Apple Valley. His injuried were non-life-threatening, Apple Valley Police Sgt. John Bermel said. Police were called to the scene at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, where the man's motorcycle and a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Lakeville woman were involved in a crash just south of the intersection of County Road 42 and Pennock Lane, Bermel said. The man was taken to Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville; there is no further information on the nature of his injuries, Bermel said. Police are investigating the incident. Lakeville Patch will have more if news develops.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The state is also scheduled to start resurfacing work and other upgrades on Cedar/Hwy 77 between 138th Street and I-494 on Aug. 6.
Week of July 30 Construction on Cedar began in April 2011. The county project involves creating shoulders specifically for buses and widening Cedar Avenue to accommodate a bus rapid transit system, a station-to-station line that would have buses running from Lakeville to a park-and-ride near the Mall of America and back every 15 minutes during the week. The goal of bus rapid transit, which also is recommended or planned for other corridors besides Cedar, is to better and more quickly connect the southern suburbs with Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was announced this spring that the original November 2012 launch date would be pushed back to at least 2013 due to discrepancies over bus station designs. Dakota County has since OK'd the city of …