According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, an Eagan man previously accused of harassment/stalking and misdemeanor harassing letters while a resident of Rogers back in 2005, was at it again harassing and vandalizing the property of his new neighbors in Eagan. In addition he accused various members of the Eagan PD of misconduct ranging from corruption to theft of drugs from evidence.
From the complaint:
In 2007 and 2008 victims 1 and 2, husband and wife, lived in a home on Birch Pond Road in Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, and reported numerous incidents of vandalism and harassment. In 2007, someone had put their garden hose in their window well and left the water running. Someone had also put water into the outside air intake for their furnace, which damaged it and necessitated repairs. Someone had also tampered with the gas grill in their back yard. They reported that the last time they had used the grill, they shut off all the valves and also shut off the valve on the tank. When they checked the grill on the weekend of November 4th, they found that someone had turned on all of the valves on the gas grill, and also opened the valve on the gas tank itself, causing it to empty.
Victims 1 and 2 also reported that they were the victims of several incidents of vandalism during the summer of 2008. Someone had cut their telephone and cable television connections, sliced their garden hose, thrown their hummingbird feeder into the woods behind their house, and removed the top of a small portable fireplace, which had been thrown on the ground. Someone had also cut their 8 foot aspen tree in half and had cut branches off a spruce tree in their yard. They also found that someone had opened the air conditioner housing and had removed the grounding connector for the air conditioner, thereby disabling it.
On August 17, 2011, the City Administrator for the City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota, received an envelope containing a letter addressed to the City Administrator. The envelope had the address hand written, and it contained a two page printed letter. The letter claimed that the Eagan Police Department was corrupt and asserted that there was missing drug evidence that was off the charts. It accused one of the Eagan police detectives of criminal behavior, claiming that he organized sex parties involving prostitutes and children as young as age 4. The letter also claimed that the Chief of police was heavily involved with the misconduct.
The complaint continues, in great detail, of all the other issues raised both by the accused and by the victims in response to the accused, items vandalized, and communications sent. Eventually the man is questioned by police and after being confronted with evidence proving he was the author of anonymous letters he admitted his actions were “wrong”.
Have you ever had to deal with neighbors repeatedly vandalizing your property, sending threatening letters to you and the local police making false accusations against you? What did you do about it? Are you concerned for the mental well-being of this individual? After reading the complaint do you think he needs to be at least interviewed by a psychologist before he goes on trial? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.