Woman accused of aiding in Thanksgiving robbery, shooting 08 Dec 11

A Northfield woman faces a felony charge of aiding and abetting a robbery in a Thanksgiving Day incident that started in Faribault and ended with a shooting in the Dundas/Northfield area.

Mariya E. Minalovsky, 19, was arrested Dec. 2 on an unrelated warrant. Minalovsky told authorities she had been living in a house with two men since she was released from jail for domestic assault charges.

Minalovsky described the men as methamphetamine users and drug sellers, and told authorities she was in their car on Thanksgiving Day during a robbery at Trucker’s Inn in Faribault and a shooting incident at Target in Northfield.

She is being held in the Rice County Jail and is scheduled to appear again in court on Dec. 20.

Schulyer K. Brook is charged with second degree assault, drive-by shooting at a person and a vehicle, obstructing an investigation and falsely reporting a crime, all in connection to the Thanksgiving Day robbery and shooting.

Bryan Groehler is facing four felony charges and a gross misdemeanor charge including first degree aggravated robbery, second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, intentional and reckless discharge of a firearm, and providing a false name to law enforcement in the same incident.