Police Concerned About Increase in Mental Health Calls

Sexual assaults, brazen theft and aggravated robbery also reported around the region last week.


The following stories first appeared during the past week on Patch sites in Dakota, Rice and Scott counties. To read the full articles, click on the headline links.


Apple Valley-Rosemount

St. Paul Man Charged with Impregnating 14-Year-Old Rosemount Girl

James Lee Whitner III is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after police say he had sex with the victim twice in August.

Man Charged with Brazen Theft of Trailer from Rosemount Man

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

2 Apple Valley Men Charged with Aggravated Robbery

Police say Jason Michael Milligan and Garrett Jackson Nash were involved in robbing an Apple Valley woman of a purse.



Burnsville Woman Charged with Swiping Grandmother's Jewelry, Cash

Police say Kristin Elyse Frame stole jewelry from her grandmother and pawned it, and also stole cash, replacing it with photocopies.



Eagan Police Chief Troubled by Increase in Mental Health Calls

Two high-profile police standoffs involving Eagan officers earlier this year are part of a bigger problem, according to Jim McDonald.


Inver Grove Heights

IGH Man Given Probation After Admitting to Sexual Assault of 7-Year-Old Niece

Among the other conditions of his sentence, Max Alfonso Miranda-Rivera was ordered to comply with periodic ploygraph exams and random analyses of his computer and internet access.



Dumb Criminal: 7 Citations in Year Leads and Jail for Lakeville Man

A driver was given a citation for Driving after Suspension of Driving Privileges—his seventh in a year. Oh, and he went to jail.



Savage Man Charged with Smashing In Door, Assaulting Burnsville Woman

Police say Kevin Michael Slominski became enraged when his ex-girlfriend told him their relationship was over, broke down her door, assaulted her and fled with her cell phone.



Overnight Fire at Wine Styles Appears Incendiary In Nature

The Shakopee fire marshal is investigating the incident. No one was injured in the fire.

Shakopee Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Truck Fire at Koda Energy

A truck filled with wood chips destined for the facility caught on fire.

CheriP November 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Funding is being stopped n programs compromised re mental health! Many aren't getting help, professionally or medically, due to underfunding or total stoppage of mental health issues. And it IS getting worse because families not addressing needs w kids, illiterate to mental health diseases or what to do, more young teens experiencing stress, high levels, n go into anxiety/depression/social disorders that parents don't know how to address n schools just call cops n low funded county social services help. It's a mess! And our state politicians n many Congressional politicians are looking the other way. Unfortunately, I hear n see the law enforcement&fire&paramedics folks being 1st to b called! Let's get on board n help turn this around! Help, David Wellstone!


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