A Rochester woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she reportedly rolled her vehicle.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office was called about 11:05 p.m. Thursday to the 5400 block of North Broadway Avenue in Cascade Township for a report of a one-vehicle crash. A car was southbound when it drifted right as the road curved to the left and then the driver, identified as 51-year-old Wendy Bell, over corrected and entered a ditch where it rolled, according to Capt. Scott Behrns.

Bell and her 6-year-old passenger were checked at the scene by an ambulance crew and did not suffer serous injuries in the crash, according to Behrns. Bell was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, Behrns said.

Bell made her first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Friday morning on two gross misdemeanor counts of DWI.


A Winona man was arrested Thursday night after witnesses called police to report that he appeared intoxicated and was attempting to leave a gas station on a motorcycle that turned out to be stolen.

Adam Glende, 36, made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Friday morning on charges of felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor DWI.

Rochester police were called about 8:20 p.m. to the Holiday Gas Station on Seventh Street Northwest and North Broadway Avenue for a report of an intoxicated person on a motorcycle. The caller reported that the man appeared to be intoxicated, came into the store and was knocking things over and drooling, Moilanen said. Another caller reported the man was in the alleyway near the store trying to get on the motorcycle.

Police found the man, identified as Glende, swaying back and forth. Police gave Glende field sobriety tests, which they said indicated he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was arrested without incident. A warrant was obtained for a blood sample from Glende. The motorcycle was reported stolen out of Fillmore County.


A 5-foot green alien statue was stolen from a South Broadway Avenue business.

The statue, taken from Bertrand Memorials, is believed to have been taken sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday night. The aluminium statue, valued at $425, was bolted down in front of the business. A second alien statue on the property had several bolts removed from it, but was not taken.


A Rochester man was arrested late Thursday after he reportedly held a knife to another man's neck.

Yol Chadack, 29, is charged in Olmsted County District Court with felony second-degree assault. Chadack was arrested about 10:45 p.m. at an apartment building in the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast.

A 36-year-old man told police Chadack swore at him, called him derogatory names and then pushed him up against a wall and held a knife to his neck, according to Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen. Chadack allegedly tried to get the man to go into his apartment and told the man numerous times he would cut him. When Chadack used the knife to carve an "X" into the wall, the man was able to run away and call police.

Officers located an "X" cut into the wall and when they found Chadack, a knife fell out of his pocket, according to Moilanen. The man suffered superficial cuts and scratches to his neck, but was not bleeding.