By Teri Knight, News Director
Three have pled guilty in a home invasion last month in Greenvale Township. On September 21, 2019, a woman called 911 when she heard people in her home on the 4900 block of 315th Street West. A Dakota County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a vehicle in the area; three were arrested immediately, one fled and was arrested the next day. On Wednesday of this week, 34-year-old Ashley Rebecca German pled guilty to 1st degree burglary. Dakota County Judge Joseph Carter gave her 180 days in jail with 25 days time served. She will be on work release and probation for 10 years. Conditions include restitution, chemical dependency treatment and aftercare as well as all the rules pertaining to convicted felons. 53-year-old Stefan Arnason Egilsson also pled guilty Wednesday to 1st degree burglary. Sentencing for him is set for December 16, 2019. Yesterday, 22-
year-old Donovan Tomas Egilsson pled guilty to the same charge. He was given seven years probation. If he follows all the rules, he will have a “Stay of Imposition,” meaning the felony will be reduced to a misdemeanor. The fourth accomplice, 34-year-old Tony John Miller will make his court appearance November 21. Dakota County Deputy Steve Anderson told KYMN that every entry [of the home] was damaged by those trying to get in. Each of them have criminal histories involving a variety of offenses. Northfield police also assisted on scene.
“Showing up ready to learn,” late start for Northfield secondary schools on board radar
Will the Northfield School District impose a late start time for secondary students? Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann explained that he gave the school board what he called, a “quarter baked” presentation, wherein he shared where the committee is at presently and the goal of a formal proposal by December 1. The next step is meetings with staff on a potential change. He said there is overwhelming evidence that teenagers’ biological internal clocks change as they go through puberty and then go back at about age 25. The change impacts learning. Hillmann said, “There’s a difference between showing up because you’re supposed to and showing up and being ready to learn, so that’s the impetus for us taking a look at how could we start our secondary schools later.” The concept plans are being developed wherein they plan to leave the elementary school start times as is because change there would have the most dramatic impact on families. Teachers and parents will have time to give their opinions as well before the school board would make any decision.
Corrections officer escorting female inmate through Dakota County accused of sexual misconduct
A Minnesota corrections officer has been charged with criminal sexual conduct related to an incident in which he was transporting a female inmate. On September 30, 2019, 53-year-old Randy Allen Beehler of Foley was transporting a female inmate from the Olmsted County Jail to the Hennepin County Jail. Beehler allegedly offered to buy her food in exchange for sexual favors. Beehler told the victim that she could get in a lot of trouble if she told anyone. Beehler stopped at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Cannon Falls and ordered meals for them both. After leaving the restaurant, he parked the vehicle by an abandoned business, un-cuffed the victim and brought her up to the front seat. While traveling through Dakota County, she performed sex acts on him. Beehler initially denied any inappropriate contact. He’s charged with one count each of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree and one count in the Fourth Degree. He posted $50,000 unconditional bond. His initial court appearance is December 11. Full press release: BeehlerRandyCharged