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Raider boys' hockey challenged to elevate play
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crime and courts
March 8, 2012
Stopped for speed violation, passenger faces drug and firearm charges
A Dakota County sergeant stopped a vehicle on Ravenna Trail for an alleged speeding violation, but ended up arresting a passenger, David Bryan Alfano, 28, St. Paul Park, on possible drug charges and illegal possession of a firearm. The Dakota County Drug Task Force has charged Alfano...
March 8, 2012 - 8:26am
Bath salts suspect pleads guilty
A 46-year-old Rochester man with 10 prior drunk driving convictions has now pleaded guilty (March 1 in Dakota County District Court) to a felony charge of driving while impaired last July in Vermillion Township. At the time of his arrest, Michael Allan Andrist is believed to have...
March 8, 2012 - 8:20am
February 22, 2012
Rother pleads guilty to criminal sex conduct charges
A 60-year-old Hastings man, Steven James Rother, pleaded guilty to two criminal sex conduct charges (first- and second-degree) in Dakota County District Court last week. Judge Michael Sovis set sentencing for May 7. Rother was charged in October after two children ages 10 and 13...
February 22, 2012 - 5:11am
February 17, 2012
Police report preview: 'Scruffy white guy' wearing purple gloves, a BAC of .339 and smashed potatoes
A suspicious person was reported at the the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings on Monday, Feb. 6. The man was described as a "scruffy white guy" wearing purple rubber gloves. No other information was available. At 4:35 p.m. Feb. 7, Hastings police were called to a hotel in the...
February 17, 2012 - 3:42pm
February 15, 2012
Man points gun at another, gets arrested
A disturbance in downtown Hastings early Tuesday morning involving a gun led to one man getting arrested. The incident occurred at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
February 15, 2012 - 11:21am
Two homes burglarized Monday afternoon, car stolen
Two Hastings homes were burglarized Monday afternoon. The burglaries occurred between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. One of the homes was located in the 1600 block of Tierney Drive and the other was in the 1400 block of Truax Circle. A window was broken at one of the homes to gain access. At...
February 15, 2012 - 6:19am
February 14, 2012
Arbitrator rules city was justified in firing Hastings officer, who had engaged in inappropriate relationship with domestic abuse victim
An arbitrator ruled this week that the City of Hastings was justified in firing police officer Don Farrington last summer. Exactly why Farrington had left the department wasn't known until this week, when the arbitrator's ruling was released. Details have now emerged about his termination,...
February 14, 2012 - 11:38am
Meat thief flees from police in Hastings, is eventually arrested in bathroom at Walmart
A 19-year-old man was arrested in a Hastings bathroom Monday, Feb. 13, after stealing $67 worth of meat from a grocery store, racing across a highway on foot and fleeing an officer. The man had gone into Cub Foods at approximately 2:30 a.m. He selected some porterhouse steaks, a...
February 14, 2012 - 9:36am
February 9, 2012
Man who robbed banks in Hastings and Hampton indicted in federal court
The man who robbed the First National Bank in Hastings on Dec. 27 was indicted Thursday in federal court. The man, 49-year-old Mark Wetsch of Minneapolis, was charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery, including the case in Hastings. Also among the robberies was one in Hampton...
February 9, 2012 - 3:03pm
Police report preview - Jan. 30 to Feb. 5
A flute was stolen from the Hastings Middle School band room. The theft was reported Jan. 30. It is believed the flute was last seen in a cubby hole at the end of November. The estimated value of the flute is $800. A 14-year-old Hastings boy took his mother's car out for a...
February 9, 2012 - 8:20am
Electronic items taken, charge results
A 19-old Hastings man, Dylan James Heinecke-Ross, faces charges of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree and theft after an incident Feb. 1 in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, Hastings Police were called to a retail store on North Frontage Road on the report...
February 9, 2012 - 8:19am
February 8, 2012
Thefts from vehicles pick up again
Imagine it is 7:25 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and you need a cup of coffee. You stop at the Holiday Station at 15th and Vermillion Streets and park on the north side of the building. You jump out, run inside, grab your coffee, pay and then return to your car, only to find that while...
February 8, 2012 - 2:34pm
February 7, 2012
Dakota County jail deputy charged with criminal sexual conduct has court hearing set
A 35-year Dakota County deputy, charged in Scott County with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, remains lodged in the Scott County Jail in Shakopee. Raul Rubio Mascorro is employed as a jail deputy at the Dakota County...
February 7, 2012 - 2:48pm
February 4, 2012
Police need help identifying persons of interest in thefts from vehicles
The Hastings Police Department is looking for help in identifying for the individuals and the vehicle in these photographs. These people are...
February 4, 2012 - 8:00am
February 3, 2012
Hastings Police seek public's help in finding pudding pack vandals
The Hastings Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a pair of pudding pack vandals. On Oct. 28, officers responded to three...
February 3, 2012 - 10:39am