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500 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest, morning of Sept. 21. Rochester police captured a 31-year-old man wanted on an arrest warrant who showed up at the Olmsted County Jail to pick up someone. Police discovered 24 grams of crack cocaine during a search of his vehicle.

2000 block of Marion Road Southeast, early Sept. 22. An Olmsted County sheriff’s deputy responding to a citizen’s call about reckless driving tried to pull over a car. The car fled north on Marion Road and then east on U.S. 14, turning north on University Center Rochester Drive Southeast. The suspect finally turned into an apartment complex in the 900 block of 16th Avenue Southeast, and the deputy arrested him. During the pursuit, the suspect allegedly drove as fast as 70 mph in a 40 mph zone.

7000 block of Dresser Drive Northeast, some time between July 15 and Sept. 15. A Rochester Boy Scout troop lost an estimated $4,000 worth of camping gear to thieves who broke into a trailer. The equipment belongs to Boy Scout Troop 210 of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

1000 block of West Center Street, 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police were called about an assault. Officers found a 38-year-old Rochester man with a wound to his forehead. Apparently, the suspect and victim argued over money. The victim said he was hit with an edged instrument, possibly a knife. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, 1801 Ninth Ave. S.E., Tuesday. A 16-year-old girl was caught writing graffiti on the school, and was made to clean it up. In addition, graffiti recently was found at Kings Run Park in the 5000 block of 18th Street Northwest; Studio Academy, 415 16th St. S.W.; and Willow Creek Middle School, 2425 11th Ave. S.E.


2100 block of U.S. 52 North, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. About a dozen officers conducted a drug raid of Motel 6, where they arrested three men and two women on drug charges. The raid followed a lengthy investigation into suspected drug dealing by a 23-year-old Rochester man. One man fled on foot, but an officer caught him before he got out of the parking lot.

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