The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has charged John Luke Klemke, 24, Duluth, with one count of controlled substance crime in the third degree (possession), two counts of fourth-degree while driving impaired, and one count each of driving after suspension, open bottle, and failure to provide proof of insurance.
A 60-year-old Hastings man, Steven James Rother, will serve a 12-year and a three-year term concurrently for his guilty pleas to two criminal sex conduct charges. On Monday, May 7, Dakota County District Court Judge Michael Sovis sentenced Rother to prison and set other conditions at a hearing.
A Hastings restaurant was one of one of at least five businesses in Hastings targeted in a theft scheme involving a former liquor distributor.
This week, Hastings Police charged Stephen Lamers, 40, Owatonna, with nine felony counts of theft by swindle (over $2,500, aggregating). Lamers allegedly stole more than $35,000 from April 2007 to August 2011 from the Hastings restaurant.
A 61-year-old Northfield woman, Dayna Kristine Bell, has been charged with 16 counts of felony animal cruelty in connection with the deaths of many puppies and dogs in her care in September 2011. Bell is the owner and operator of Bells Kennels in Sciota Township, Dakota County.
Hastings Police have charged Michael Dennis Jerry, 43, Cottage Grove, and Samantha Mary Helen Siples, 23, Burnsville, with two counts of theft (motor vehicle use without consent) in connection with the April 1 theft of two vehicles from an auto repair shop in Hastings.
A 47-year-old Rochester man who pleaded guilty to his 11th driving while impaired (DWI) charge on Feb. 29, has now been sentenced. The incident was reported last July in Vermillion Township.
On Friday, April 6, Dakota County District Judge Tim Wermager sentenced Michael Allan Andrist to 60 months in prison.
A burglary was reported at the tobacco store in the 1700 block of Market Boulevard at 1:43 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. Thieves had broken a glass window at the shop in the area. The thieves then gained access to the store.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday, April 9, upheld the first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction of Michael Frederick Schmidt of Hastings. He is the man convicted of assault on a nine-month-old girl. The criminal activity occurred in April 2010.
A 54-year-old Rochester woman, Carol Lynn Miller, who told the Minnesota State Patrol that she had moved to Hampton, but failed to provide that registration information to her correction agents, has been charged with one felony count of failing to register as a predatory offender.
At about 3 a.m. Thursday, March 22, a resident living in Ravenna Township thought he heard shots being fired. The resident, who lives near Upper 194th Street and Orlando Avenue, called 911 and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area.
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