Pastor Arrested With 16-Year-Old Girl; Man Pleas Guilty for Heroin: South Metro Crime Roundup

In other crime news from around the region, huge marijuana plants are discovered in Mendota Heights, and a Savage man is sentenced for the rape of two teenage girls.

The following stories first appeared last week on Patch sites throughout Scott, Rice and Dakota counties. To read the full story, click on the headline link:

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Warrants Issued for Apple Valley Couple Charged with Beating Girls, 2 and 3

Carlton Raymond Lewis II and Ashley Marie Roff are charged with beating the two girls with a belt and causing a brain injury to the 2-year-old.

Rosemount Man Charged with Stealing Computer Components from County

Sheriff's deputies say Matthew Steven Brandenburg stole $1,400 worth of computer components while working for the Dakota County Communications Center.



Two Women Charged for Alleged Perfume Heist

Donielle Etavia Hall and Cashawna Katrina Miles are accused of felony theft after police say they stole more than $700 worth of perfume from the Burnsville Ulta store.



Police: Eagan Walmart Employee Stole Roughly $4,000 From Till

Ray Jamar Washington, from Burnsville, is charged with one count of felony theft for his alleged actions.


Inver Grove Heights

Pastor Who Fled With Young Mistress Now in Custody

If convicted of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct, West St. Paul's Gustaro Resendiz Talabera could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

South Dakota Predator Extradited After Failing to Register in South St. Paul

Timothy Lafayette Leonard was officially charged with being a fugitive from justice, which is a felony.

Home Invader Sentenced to Almost 8 Years in Prison

Arlin Maurice Thunder, 38, and three co-conspirators broke into a South St. Paul home and grabbed armfuls of valuable items before assaulting two male residents with a metal pipe.



Police: Lakeville Day-Care Operator Had .30 BAC and Daughter in Car

Brenda Lee Lysholm, already charged with continuing to operate her day-care facility without a license, allegedly caused a three-car accident this week.

Lakeville Woman Charged with Stealing $2,000 from Employer

Police say Angela Stephanie Berg stole $2,000 from the Burnsville bank in which she worked.


Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights Deer Hunter Finds 8-Foot Marijuana Plants in Valley Park

A man hired by Mendota Heights to bow hunt deer found two people cultivating marijuana in Valley Park.



Man Convicted of Murder Charged with Stalking, Threatening Northfield Woman

Police say Andrew Michael Smith sent threatening text messages to the woman.

Northfield Man Enters Guilty Plea for Heroin Possession

The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.



Savage Man Sentenced for Rape of Teenage Girls

David Michael Hunter-Patrick, now 20, gave two teenage girls alcohol and then raped them over the course of a night this past January.



Former Hermantown Coach Sentenced for Providing Alcohol to Minors

Shakopee police arrested the coach after they found him and members of the boys and girls Hermantown High School golf teams drinking alcohol.

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