Police Say Women Stole Car—From U.S. Marine Corps: South Metro Crime Report

In other recent crime news from around Dakota, Scott and Rice counties, the West St. Paul pastor who allegedly fled the state with a 16-year-old church member has been extradited back to Minnesota.


The following stories originally appeared last week on Patch sites in Scott, Rice and Dakota counties. To read the full article, click on the headline link.


Apple Valley-Rosemount

Rosemount Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of 7-Year-Old Girl

Police say Ernest Henry Chouinard inappropriately touched the girl while staying at her home in Rosemount.

Apple Valley Man Charged with Using 2-Year-Old as Human Shield

Police say Timothy Lee Myers refused to put his hands above his head when ordered to do so. When an officer pointed a gun at him, Myers grabbed the child and held her in front of him.

Apple Valley Woman Charged with Beating Toddlers Arrested in Scott County

Ashley Marie Roff, one of two people charged with beating 2- and 3-year-old girls and allegedly causing a brain injury in the younger child, was arrested Monday.



Police: Women Stole Car—From U.S. Marine Corps

Tonya Annamae Losh of Fridley and Sarah Elizabeth Burrington of Minneapolis allegedly stole a car from a Marine Corps recruiting center in Burnsville, and were arrested after police tracked it using the vehicle's GPS.

New Brighton Man Charged with Strangling Burnsville Woman

Police say Synquez Desonne Davis pushed the victim onto a bed and choked her until she was unable to breathe.

Burnsville Woman Charged with DWI, Child Endangerment After Crash

Police say Amy Yvonne Mullin had five children in her car and was legally drunk when she crashed into another car on the morning of Sept. 27.



Over the Fence and Through the Ditch; DUI Driver's Not-So-Secret Crash

There was a major, single-car crash last week and the driver didn't want to report it to police. Once the tow truck driver arrived, though, police were called.



UPDATED: GOP's Dudley Accused of Violating State Law

District 20 Republican Senate candidate Mike Dudley blames "an honest mistake" for the fact that his campaign literature didn’t include a disclaimer stating who paid for the material.

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Hokanson’s Murder Conviction

Tylar James Hokanson was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of his 17-month-old stepson.



Shakopee Man Charged with Causing 2-Car Crash in West St. Paul

Police say Frankie Dylan Dircks was under the influence of methadone and other drugs when he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on.


West St. Paul

Pastor Accused of Fleeing with 16-Year-Old Parishioner Returned to Minnesota

Gustaro Resendiz Talabera, accused of criminal sexual conduct, was returned to Minnesota from Illinois on Wednesday.

Police Search Nationwide for Man Charged with Raping West St. Paul Teen

Police say Samson Getachew Mengesha posed as a 16-year-old girl on a social networking site and befriended the 15-year-old girl, then raped her.

Career Criminal Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

Donald Ellis, 56, was also ordered to pay a total restitution of $25,000 to 25 victims.


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