The following stories first appeared last week on this Patch site or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region.
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Lakeville Teen in Custody After Robbery of Restaurant in Burnsville
Emily Kay Schuster and Jesus Alexandro Ybarra, both 19, were allegedly part of a cadre that robbed a restaurant on Cliff Road and threatened an employee with a stun gun.
AP report: Case originated with suit against Burnsville Scoutmaster Peter Stibal II, serving a 21-year sentence for molestation.
Michael Christopher Schwarzhoff, 29, faces two counts of indecent exposure and one count of disorderly conduct for his alleged behavior.
Eagan officers also responded to several burglary and robbery calls, according to the most recent police reports.
Shawn Michael Jennrich, 32, faces one felony count of possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found .63 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.
Dumb Criminal(s): Dead Battery Forces Thieves to Ask Victim for Help
Two men stealing scrap metal from a Lakeville business are forced to ask a worker from the business for help when their getaway truck has a dead battery.
A Northfield man was arrested Monday after the Rice County Drug Task Force searched his house and found 70 grams of marijuana.
Charges: Marijuana Operation Found on Division Street
The Rice County Drug Task Force last week executed a search warrant of a home on the 800 block of Division St.
A Top Star Market clerk sold an intoxicated man a six-pack of beer while a teenage relative filmed it with his cell phone camera.
Selection of Shakopee Police calls Jan. 25-27.