The Rochester Police Department is investigating a report of damage to property after someone reportedly broke a glass door at a tobacco shop in northwest Rochester.
Police were called Wednesday morning to Discount Tobacco Smoke Shop, 401 16th Ave. NW, after employees arrived at work and found the glass front door of the business had been broken, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen. Whoever broke the door was unable to get into the business because an interior door was locked and had not been damaged.
The damage to the glass door is estimated at $800.
A Rochester man was arrested on assault charges after he reportedly slammed another man to the ground and kicked him multiple times in the face.
Kalin Jones, 24, made his first appearance in Olmsted Couty District Court on a charge of felony third-degree assault.
Police were called about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Ninth Avenue Southeast by a 26-year-old Rochester man who said he has been assaulted. Officers found the man with blood running down his face and neck. The man told police he was working in the garage when Jones said something to him, then punched him, picked him up and slammed him to the ground and then kicked him in the face multiple times, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen.
The man was taken to Olmsted Medical Center. He lost a tooth in the assault.
A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday on warrants after police began investigating the pair days earlier following a report of a gunshot.
Rochester police were called about 11:50 p.m. Sunday to the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast for a report of a gunshot, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen. Officers learned that a woman, later identified as 31-year-old Jesse Tuttle, came to the apartment building to confront a man, later identified as 33-year-old Seth Huntington. Tuttle reportedly started to break Huntington's window when he came out with a gun in his hand and apparently tripped and fired it, according to Moilanen.
Police were unable to make contact with either Tuttle or Huntington that night, but learned they both had narcotics-related warrants and that Tuttle was believed to be driving a stolen car.
The Rochester Police Department's criminal interdiction unit found the pair on Tuesday at a gas station in southeast Rochester. They were arrested and a search warrant was executed at Huntington's apartment, where police allegedly located a handgun.
Huntington made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Thursday on charges of possession of a firearm-conviction or adjudicated delinquent for a crime of violence and fifth-degree controlled substance crime-possession. Both are felonies. He was reportedly found with less than a gram of methamphetamine.
Tuttle made her first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Thursday on charges suspicion of fifth-degree controlled substance crime-possession and theft-take/drive a motor vehicle-no owner consent. She was reportedly found in possession of prescription medication for which she did not have a prescription.
The car the pair was found in was reported stolen out of Minneapolis.