We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ROCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Latest Headlines
Schools across the country have experienced false calls regarding active shooters in recent weeks, prompting law enforcement to investigate the matter. In Minnesota, 15 schools, from Rochester to Cloquet received hoax calls this week.
The Emergency Response Unit in Olmsted County, Minnesota, responded to a standoff Aug. 20. The man, Michael Molitor, 37, of Pine Island, fired several shots at law enforcement. Molitor, an Army veteran with a 2006 deployment in Iraq, is asking the court to let him go to a veteran focused treatment center in Texas.
The suspect allegedly threatened to beat employees and have her boyfriend shoot up the restaurant.
Joshua Clayton Hippler was shot during a traffic stop at 12:44 a.m. Saturday, hours after he allegedly robbed a business with an ax.
The suspect was shot during a traffic stop at 12:44 a.m. Saturday.
The suspect was shot during a traffic stop at 12:44 a.m. Saturday.

ADVERTISEMENT

There is no immediate threat to the public.
James Opiyo Okwoyo, 59, was driving east across Broadway Ave. at 2:39 p.m. when another vehicle, traveling northbound and approaching 17th Street Southeast, T-boned Okwoyo's vehicle, according to an incident report from the Rochester Police Department. Okwoyo's vehicle went through a fence and off a 20-foot retaining wall as a result.
Rochester police were called about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, for a report of a person found deceased on railroad tracks.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT