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:
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.
Sheriff's deputies say Matthew Steven Brandenburg stole $1,400 worth of computer components while working for the Dakota County Communications Center.
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.
Ray Jamar Washington, from Burnsville, is charged with one count of felony theft for his alleged actions.
Inver Grove Heights
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.
Timothy Lafayette Leonard was officially charged with being a fugitive from justice, which is a felony.
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.
Brenda Lee Lysholm, already charged with continuing to operate her day-care facility without a license, allegedly caused a three-car accident this week.
Police say Angela Stephanie Berg stole $2,000 from the Burnsville bank in which she worked.
A man hired by Mendota Heights to bow hunt deer found two people cultivating marijuana in Valley Park.
Police say Andrew Michael Smith sent threatening text messages to the woman.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
David Michael Hunter-Patrick, now 20, gave two teenage girls alcohol and then raped them over the course of a night this past January.
Shakopee police arrested the coach after they found him and members of the boys and girls Hermantown High School golf teams drinking alcohol.