Eden Prairie Police have filed felony charges against three defendants in unrelated cases for criminal sexual conduct, mail theft and fleeing police.
Criminal sexual conduct
A Bloomington man is charged with one count each of first and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in a case involving a 16-year-old female who reported being sexually abused multiple times beginning at the age of 5.
The girl identified Daniel Jerome Weibel, 46, as the perpetrator, according to the police complaint. Weibel reportedly was the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. Weibel has been summoned to appear in Hennepin County District Court. He was not in custody as of Jan. 26.
Eden Prairie Police received a report on Sept. 22, 2021, that the victim had disclosed the abuse.
The victim provided investigators with graphic accounts of abuse during an Oct. 1, 2021 interview, and her mother acknowledged that she had two jobs to help pay off medical bills and the defendant was alone with the victim and her older sister while she was working.
Weibel is accused of abusing the victim between 2011 and 2015 when she lived in the defendant’s home in Eden Prairie, and from 2015 to 2018 when she lived in Hopkins, according to the complaint.
If convicted, Weibel could face a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $40,000.
A Minneapolis man is charged with one count of fleeing Eden Prairie police, a felony.
According to the complaint, Henry David Lehinger Axelson, 26, was spotted at 12:20 a.m. Feb. 1 running a red light while northbound on Mitchell Road. When the officer activated his lights and siren, the suspect entered Highway 212 and headed eastbound. The officer pursued the vehicle onto eastbound I-494 at speeds over 90 miles per hour, the complaint said. When the vehicle headed southbound on Highway 169, the officer performed a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver to stop the vehicle.
Axelson was arrested and taken into custody. Police also determined that he had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear at the time of his arrest.
As of Feb. 2, Axelson was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
If convicted, Axelson could face up to three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.
Ring used to identify suspect
A Ring doorbell played a role in identifying a suspect in the Dec. 30, 2021, theft of an Amazon package from a home on Trails End Road in Eden Prairie.
Witnesses provided a license plate number and a neighbor provided police with screenshots of the suspect from her Ring camera.
Jacob Elliott Reiman, 29, of Richfield, has been charged with felony mail theft after the car he was driving was identified as belonging to his girlfriend and a warrant for Reiman’s phone put him in the exact area of the theft, according to the police complaint.
If convicted, Reiman could face up to three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.
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