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Suspicious Incident and Theft from Motor Vehicle
November 21, 2020
On November 21st, 2020, at 03:43 AM, an Olmsted County Deputy responded to a residence in the 500 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Stewartville for a suspicious circumstances complaint. The homeowner was awakened when they received a Ring alert of activity near their residence. The homeowner reviewed the Ring video and saw a male attempt to get into their locked vehicle. The suspect was described as appearing to be a male, tall, skinny, wearing a hooded jacket. The jacket appears to be unique in the fact that the upper half of the jacket is shiny or metallic in appearance while the lower half of the jacket is fleece or fabric. The back of the jacket has a triangular design, pattern, or coloring that runs from the left shoulder and running to the lower right corner of the jacket. There was nothing stolen from this incident.
Please see the attached pictures of the suspect.
Later on November 21st, 2020, at 8:13 PM, an Olmsted County Deputy responded to a Theft from Motor Vehicle complaint in the 300 block of Georgetown Drive Southeast in Stewartville. The owner of the vehicle stated that sometime overnight, someone entered his vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole a Franchi 12-guage shotgun from inside the vehicle. The shotgun is valued $1000 and there was no evidence discovered at the scene. The owner believed that they had locked the vehicle when they parked.
While there is no known direct connection between the two incidents, it is simply too coincidental for the incidents not to be connected. If anyone has information regarding the suspect or the theft from vehicle, please contact the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office through our Crimestoppers page.
October 05, 2020
October 8, 2020 Ref. RPD Incident 2020-00044109
Rochester Police are looking to identify an individual who was trespassing on Rochester Airport Property. The person appears to have arrived in a green - blue 4 door sedan, late in the evening on October 4, 2020 and then left several hours later on October 5, 2020. The person arrives and leaves wearing what appears to be a black leather jacket. There is no known danger to the airport or flights and the person did not gain access to any secured areas. They are wanted for questioning in regards to some damage done to the building.
Shooting - East River Road NE - May 20th
June 03, 2020
On Wednesday, May 20th at about 8:12PM the Rochester Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of 37th Street and East River Road NE. A white Jeep left southbound on East River Road during the shooting, followed by the maroon SUV and the white sedan. If anyone has any information about the shooting or the people involved please contact Investigator Weber at 507-328-6922 or at email@example.com Case #20-21791
Seeking Homicide Information
May 21, 2020
The Rochester Police Department is requesting information on the Homicide of Robert E. Volgmann.
On April 16th, 2020 Mr. Volgmann was found deceased in his room, Apartment B at 2319 28 1/2 Avenue NW. Mr. Volgmann was assaulted and killed, possibly on the evening of April 12th, (Easter Sunday) or the early morning hours of April 13th, 2020. Several days went by prior to Mr. Volgmann's body being discovered.
Informational flyers were distributed to residences in the neighborhood, asking residents for any information on suspicious persons, and for any discarded items (i.e. tools, clothing, etc.) that may have been found in the area after April 12th (Easter Sunday).
Anyone with any information regarding the above homicide is being asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 507-328-6800 or Investigator Jean Valere at 507-328-6935.
You may also leave an anonymous tip by calling: Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Text your tip to Crime Stoppers using the P3 Tips app (available at Google Play or App Store)
If the tip leads to the arrest of the subject(s), the tipster may be eligible for a cash reward.
Ref: Rochester Police Case #: 20-17002
Information Sought on the Theft of Boat/Boat Motors
May 07, 2020
On May 7th, 2020, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Theft complaint in the 1200 block of Center Street West in the City of Oronoco (MN). The theft occurred during the time frame of April 23rd, 2020 to May 6th, 2020. The following items were reported stolen from the property:
- 1967 Grumman boat, green in color, that is 15 feet in length on a trailer with the registration number of (MN) 9924EQ. Valued at $1500.
- 1988 Monark boat, silver in color, with an unknown length and a narrow axel trailer with a registration number of (MN) 4965JN. Valued at $600.
- 1980’s Mercury 25hp outboard motor with a stainless-steel prop. Valued at $2000.
- 1990 Minnkota Endura (65) trolling motor. Valued at $100.
- Honda 10hp outboard motor white and blue in color. Valued at $500.
- Go Devil 6hp outboard motor. Valued at $800.00.
If you have information related to the theft and/or recovery of the above-listed items, please leave an anonymous tip on Crimestoppers of Rochester/Olmsted County.
* Note: The photos are not the stolen items in question; the photos are for reference only.