Shades of Jesse James: Northfield Robbery Suspects Arrested After Manhunt

In other crime news around the South Metro area, a suspect has been arrested in the Apple Valley child abuse case.


The following stories first appeared within the past week on this Patch site or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro area. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.


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Child Abuse Suspect Held on $60,000 Bond

Carlton Raymond Lewis II, charged with beating two toddler girls last spring and seriously injuring one of them, was arrested in Hastings.

Man Charged with Brazen Theft of Trailer from Rosemount Resident

Police say Dale Michael Bale drove onto the victim's property, hitched his trailer to a pickup truck and drove away with it.



Burnsville Man to Arresting Officer: My Mom Wants to Talk to You

Wesley Rayvon Johnson, who was convicted of robbery in 2011, has been charged with illegally possessing a pistol in north Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Man Charged with Stalking, Harassing Burnsville Company

Police say Brian Leslie Fruchtman left a number of harassing voice mails for employees of the company after it declined to hire him as a home health aide.



Road Rage Likely the Cause of I-35E Shooting, Eagan Police Say

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored SUV. Police say an occupant of the vehicle shot at another car twice, wounding one of the passengers.

Eagan Man Charged with Beating 13-Year-Old with Belt

Police say Duane Robbins repeatedly struck the child with a belt because of the victim's online conversations with a classmate.

Argument Over Rap Lyrics Led to BB Gun Assault, Police Say

Three Minneapolis residents face charges for allegedly attacking a victim in an Eagan park, shooting him repeatedly with a BB gun, tasering him and spraying pepper spray in his face.



Farmington Man Admits Exposing Himself to Area Children

Adam Eugene Berg pleaded guilty to exposing himself to children and trying to lure children in the Farmington area.



Forcier, Campana Charged in Armed Robbery

Eric Wade Forcier, 26, faces four felony charges related to Monday's armed robbery and manhunt.

Northfield Woman Charged with Heroin Possession, Child Neglect

Police say they found heroin and Valium when they searched Danielle Elizabeth Bergson's home this week, and that her 13-month-old child was within reach of it.

Northfield Man Faces Federal Child Pornography Charges

Charles Edward Bracken was charged Friday in federal court with possession of child pornography.



Missing a Campaign Sign? You're Not Alone, Says Shakopee Police

Signs supporting and opposing the Minnesota marriage amendment signs have been stolen.

Thirty-Nine Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks; Six Fail

Businesses that failed the checks will face penalties including fines and possible suspension of their licenses.


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