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Top Crime Stories of 2013: Town Hall Arson and Stolen Racing Pigeons

Here are the top Eagan crime stories of 2013.

January

Woman Threatened to Slit Officer's Throat, Stab Him in the Ear, Police Say

Kaylee Michelle Miller, 19, faces a bevy of criminal charges after allegedly lashing out at officers who were trying to assist her.

February

Police: Eagan Man Was Getaway Driver in Armed Robbery

Atravius Joseph Weeks, 24, could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

March

'Shots Fired' Call at Wescott Apartments Results in Arrest, Trial of 63-Year-Old Man

Armando Antonio Martinez-Serrano, of St. Louis Park, shot at the mother of his children after she told him she would be moving away from Minnesota.

April

Eagan Man Faces Drug Charge After Raid Uncovers Marijuana, Growing Equipment

Brandon Michael Hughes, 24, was arrested during the raid and faces one felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

May

Eagan Massage Parlor Owner Under Investigation in Hopkins

Julio Alaniz, the owner of Heavenly Asian Massage in Eagan, faces sanctions in Hopkins for employing unlicensed masseuses.

June

St. Paul Man Sentenced for Disappearance of Racing Pigeons

Paul Vang, 25, will spend five days in jail for stealing 20 birds from a home in north Eagan.

July

Eagan Man, Wells Fargo Employee Charged with Swindling Bank Customers

Raymond Baba Atimbaneme, 39, allegedly appropriated Wells Fargo customers' identities to issue three loans, totaling $60,000.

August

Blotter: Overzealous Application of Windex Leads to Arrest for Car Theft

A neighbor called police after seeing the man act strangely as he cleaned his car.

September

Historic Town Hall Goes Up in Flames, Arson Likely

The Town Hall perched at the corner of Pilot Knob and Wescott was just shy of its 100-year anniversary.

October

Women Busted for Shoplifting Kohl's Items Worth Thousands

The women were arrested after a loss prevention supervisor at the Kohl's in Eagan saw them leave the store with purses full of merchandise.

November

Burglar Walks In and Out of Eagan Home Without a Word: Police Blotter

In other reports, a woman forgot to tell police about marijuana in the car and someone stole diamond rings and Coach purses from a garage.

December

Judge Dismisses Theft Charges Against Eagan High Coach Kurt Virgin

Attorneys for Virgin said statements made while under protective clauses were used to build the prosecution's case. A judge dismissed the felony charges Friday, five days before Christmas.

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