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Water-and-powder mess leads to charges

The Dakota County Attorney's office has filed property damage and disorderly conduct charges against a Farmington woman who allegedly forced her way into a neighbor's apartment, yelled at him and poured water and baby powder on the floor.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. July 3 at an apartment complex in Empire Township. According to a complaint filed last week in the attorney's office Jody Marie Wiggin, 50, damaged the apartment complex's main door, doing more than $500 in damage. The carpet in the complex's hallway was soaked with water, and police found baby powder all over the floor in the walls.

Wiggin did not immediately respond when police knocked at her door, but when she did police smelled alcohol on her breath. She was transported to detox.

If convicted on a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property Wiggin could face up to one year in jail and fines of up to $3,000. The misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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