If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.  

April Sorensen Homicide
April 19, 2018

On April 17, 2007 around 12:30 PM, a fire was reported at the home of April Sorensen in NW Rochester. After the fire was extinguished, April Sorensen’s body was found inside the house. Autopsy reports confirmed she was stabbed and strangled to death. Police believe that the fire was set to cover up the crime. The Rochester Police Department continues to ask for the public's help in this unsolved case. If you have any information that may lead to an arrest to help us bring some closure to April's family and friends, leave a tip or contact the Police Department at 507-328-6921.
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Theft and Credit Card Fraud
January 26, 2018

The Rochester Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two subjects who on November 8, 2017 were involved with a theft of a wallet at the Dollar Tree Store in south Rochester. Once taken, the subjects removed several credit cards and began making fraudulent charges at several Rochester stores to include Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, the Buckle, and Champs sporting goods.
The fraud in total resulted in the purchase of nearly $5000 in merchandise.
If you know these individuals, please leave a tip.  You may remain anonymous, and eligible for a reward.
When leaving your tip, please refer to # 17-54569.


TV Pushouts
January 24, 2018

The suspect pictured pushed out numerous televisions from Wal-mart Stores as follows on January 24th and 25th.  Other stores have reportedly been affected in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Rash of Stolen Vehicles in the City of Byron
October 09, 2017

STATUS: Inactive pending more information being provided leading the discovery of the suspect(s)


Update - The  Ford F-150 was recovered in the city of Rochester on Oct. 9, 2017. Both plates are still missing.




On October 8th, 2017, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office received three (3) complaints of vehicles being stolen in the city of Byron.  The thefts occurred during the overnight hours from October 7th to 8th, 2017. The vehicle thefts occurred in the northwest and northeast quadrants of Byron.


All of the vehicles were parked in the driveway of their respective residences and all three were unlocked with the keys stored inside the vehicle.  As of the writing of this informational memo, two of the three vehicle were located a short distance away from where they were stolen. 


The third vehicle is a 2014, white, Ford F-150 pick-up with Minnesota license plate #552PDP with an identifier on the rear window of “Rochester Ready Mix Concrete Truck #63”.  If you see this vehicle, please notify local law enforcement as to its location.


If anyone has information regarding the person(s) responsible for the thefts of the vehicles, you can contact the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office by submitting a tip on this page.


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