Monday, February 18, 2013
Here's a look back at the last month's reports of drug activity to Northfield Police.
Here's a look back at the last month's reports of drug activity to Northfield Police. Editor's note: All information listed is public and comes from the Northfield Police Department. Locations represented are approximate addresses and are not exact. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Rice County Drug Task Force last week executed a search warrant of a home on the 800 block of Division St.
The Rice County Drug Task Force last week arrested two people in Northfield operating a "long-term larger scale marijuana dealing endeavor," according to charging documents filed in Rice County District Court. Kenneth Michael Carlson and Anna Christine Drivdahl, both 25, face multiple charges connected with the operation. Carlson faces three fifth-degree drug charges, child endangerment, and receiving stolen property, all felonies. The drug charges include possession and and selling marijuana, as well as possession of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone. The maximum penalty for all charges is up to 21 years in prison and/or $43,000 in fines. Drivdahl faces two fifth-degree drug charges and child endangerment, all felonies. Those charges carry a …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
In other crime news from throughout the South Metro region, police arrests suspects for selling or possessing heroin, meth and cocaine.
The following stories first appeared last week on this Patch site or others in the South Metro region. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley Man Charged with Slashing Dog's Throat David John Galush is charged with felony animal cruelty; police say he slashed the family dog's throat, then left the dead animal's body in the back yard. Warrant Issued for Woman Accused of Jacking U.S. Marine Corps Car from Burnsville's Heart of the City Tonya Annamae Losh, 33, has been MIA after failing to appear at her last court hearing in Dakota County. Burnsville Man Charged with Car Theft, Making Terroristic Threats Police say Juan Carlos Dorsonville stole a car out of a woman's garage and threatened to kill her if she had …
Northfield Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Police say Michael Antonio Burciaga had cocaine in his wallet when he was arrested in Northfield, even though he told officers he thought it was heroin.
A Minneapolis man has been charged with possession of cocaine in Northfield. Michael Antonio Burciaga, 22, is charged in Rice County with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally possessing hypodermic needles, for which the maximum penalty is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. A Northfield resident called police just after 11 p.m. Dec. 12 to report suspicious activity at Clifford's Car Wash on Woodley Street East, according to the criminal complaint. The caller said a car was parked in one of the car-wash bays, with several people outside it and loud banging noises coming from the area. Two people were carrying items back and …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Northfield Police Department's crime report for Nov. 9-11.
Editor's note: All information listed is public and comes from the Northfield Police Department. Locations represented are approximate addresses and are not exact. Nov. 11 Police were called at 8:42 p.m. to the 400 block of Highway 3 South for a disturbance/party/noise. Police were called at 7:13 p.m. to the intersection of Fifth Street West and Laurel Court for an accident. Police were called at 4:16 p.m. to the 2500 block of Country View Drive for a domestic. Police were called at 4 p.m. to the 800 block of Greenvale Avenue for warrant activity. Police were called at 12:16 a.m. to the 1000 block of Ensley Avenue for a domestic. Nov. 10 Police were called at 11 p.m. to the 200 block of Greenvale Avenue for theft. Police were called at 5:…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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.
A Northfield woman has been arrested and charged with drug possession and child neglect after police say they found heroin, Valium and drug paraphernalia in her home, all of which were accessible by her 13-month-old child. Danielle Elizabeth Bergson, 23, is charged with two felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, and child neglect, a gross misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $3,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint filed in Rice County District Court, Northfield Police investigated a home burglary on Sept. 19 in which someone stole jewelry. On Oct. 14, Faribault Police were notified of a burglary there; the homeowner …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police say a Northfield man found John Stephen Bense unconscious in his kitchen after Bense—who was undergoing addiction treatment—apparently injected heroin.
An Eagle Lake man is facing felony drug charges after police say a friend in Northfield found him passed out on his kitchen floor and feared that he had overdosed on heroin. John Stephen Bense, 42, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint filed in Rice County District Court, a Northfield man who lives in the 200 block of Greenvale Avenue called police just before 8 a.m. Oct. 21 and reported that Bense, who was staying in his apartment overnight, might have overdosed on heroin. The man told police that he found Bense—who is in treatment for heroin use—lumped over on the kitchen table, with syringes and a …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Northfield Police Department's crime report for May 5-6.
Editor's note: All information listed is public and comes from the Northfield Police Department. Locations represented are approximate addresses and are not exact. May 6 Police were called at 6 p.m. to the 500 block of Division Street South for drug activity. Police were called at 4:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Division Street South to assist with another agency. Police were called at 12:36 p.m. to the 400 block of Linden Street North for a hit and run. Police were called at 10:55 a.m. to the 100 block of Viking Terrace for drug activity. Police were called at 8:41 a.m. to the 500 block of Washington Street South for a hit and run. May 5 Police were called at 11:42 p.m. to the 1300 block of Jefferson Road for a fight. Police were called …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Dylan Vaughn Purdy, 19, faces eight charges.
A Northfield man was charged this week with possessing a pistol without a permit, possessing Percocet and Xanax without a prescription, and driving while impaired. Dylan Vaughn Purdy, 19, was stopped in August 2011 in Burnsville after a report of a possible drunk driver. An employee of a gas station told police that Purdy was stumbling and falling down as he put gas in his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dakota County District Court. When approached by police, Purdy admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that night, the complaint says. Upon searching Purdy's vehicle, police found a handgun on the inside of the driver's side door and a magazine with 11 bullets, according to the complaint. Purdy didn't have a permit for …