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Cottage Grove police: Knife-wielding 17-year-old arrested after burglary spree

April 9, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

Police say a 17-year-old Cottage Grove male broke into a home armed with a knife, burglarized another home and tried to break into 100 vehicles during a three-day crime spree that ended with his arrest. Continue Reading

Police seek suspect in St. Paul Park gas station robbery

January 16, 2013 in South Washington County Bulletin

A man entered the SuperAmerica store at 545 Summit Ave. early Tuesday with a bandana over his face and his hands in his pockets, grabbed money and ran from the store, according to police. Continue Reading

Crime and Court Roundup: Supreme Court to decide whether surrogate mother should be able to share custody of child she created for another couple

August 10, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

The State Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a surrogate mother should be able to share custody of a child she created for another couple. Continue Reading

Visitation scheduled for Friday for the victims in the Sikh Temple shooting

August 9, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

Several thousand people are expected to attend tomorrow’s visitation for the six worshippers killed in last Sunday’s attack at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. Continue Reading

FHS mock crash shows the very real consequences to drinking and driving

May 17, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

The scene outside Farmington High School was somber Thursday morning as FHS juniors and seniors took in the scene of a mock crash.
The premise of the mock crash was that of a head-on, two car accident caused by a drunk driver who was taking a carload of friends to Prom. Continue Reading

Farmington police report for March 16-22

April 3, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Three of four DWI stops came in the morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day. Read on to see what else Farmington police did over the past week. Continue Reading

Charges filed against Hampton bank robbery suspect

February 21, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

A 49-year-old Minneapolis man made his initial court appearance Feb. 9 on charges he robbed 13 Minnesota banks, including a Merchant’s Bank branch in Hampton, between March 9, 2011 and Jan. 3, 2012. Continue Reading

Farmington man charged with assault

February 20, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Alexander Olsen was upset about his credit card being used without his permission, but the way he went about addressing the problem has landed him in trouble with the law. Continue Reading

Washington County Attorney’s Office launches alternative court program for troubled mitliary veterans

January 31, 2012 in South Washington County Bulletin

Washington County’s Veterans Program will divert combat veterans from traditional criminal court and lay out a strict court-monitored treatment and rehabilitation plan aimed at aiding a population often beset by drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. Continue Reading

Farmington man charged for running marijuana-growing operation

November 9, 2011 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington resident Craig Martin Gisch has been charged with three drug-related charges after officers found 28 marijuana plants of varying sizes, multiple pieces of marijuana paraphernalia and more than two pounds of marijuana in his home last May. According to the complaint filed Wednesday in the Dakota County attorney’s office, Gisch was also training a minor under the age of 18 to grow, cultivate and sell the drug. Continue Reading