Jul 29, 2014

Apple Valley-Rosemount's Top 10 Crime Stories of 2012

Here are most-read crime/public safety stories of the year in Apple Valley and Rosemount, as measured by visitors to our site.

Apple Valley-Rosemount's Top 10 Crime Stories of 2012




An Apple Valley couple was charged with beating their 2- and 3-year-old daughters, allegedly causing a brain injury in the younger child.


An Eagan man allegedly shot the Apple Valley mother of his children, then shot himself outside South Cedar Knolls Apartments in Apple Valley.

3. Farmington Man Charged with Raping Apple Valley Woman

The victim told police that Leif Allan Lystrom choked her, stomped on her feet and beat her before raping her.

4. 7 Cited for Disorderly Conduct After Friday Fight Outside Community Center in Apple Valley

One person was injured in the parking lot fight that involved between 50 and 100 people.

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

The man was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after police said he had sex with the victim twice in August.

6. Apple Valley Man Charged with Raping Unconscious 16-Year-Old Girl

The girl had asked the Apple Valley man to take her home, and he raped her after she passed out from drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.

7. Man Who Allegedly Pulled Handgun Dies of Injuries From Police Gunshot

The 48-year-old man was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute on Sunday evening in Apple Valley when he showed a handgun to police investigating the incident, then was shot by an officer.

8. Charges: Online Ad Soliciting Sex Was Robbery Scheme

Two Apple Valley men were charged with felony robbery for allegedly being part of a scheme that lured a man to an Apple Valley apartment thinking he would be paying for sexual favors, only to be robbed. 

9. Police Allegedly Find 21 Marijuana Pipes in Man's Truck in Apple Valley

The man was charged with a controlled substance crime and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

10. Apple Valley Woman Arrested for DWI After Blowing .303 on Breath Test

The woman was clocked driving 78 mph in a 55 mph zone near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

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