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Rochester man arrested for assault, property damage, terroristic threats

Police say the 30-year-old man appeared to be intoxicated with "some sort of stimulants."

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A 30-year-old Rochester man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to break into a home, had a confrontation with a pizza delivery man, and assaulted a police officer.

Jessy Dominguez has been charged with fourth-degree property damage, a misdemeanor; fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor; and making terroristic threats, a felony.

A spokesman for the Rochester Police Department said officers received a call at 1:40 a.m. Sunday regarding someone trying to break into a home in the 1600 block of Marion Road.

While officers were on their way, they received another call regarding a man who was swinging "a large wrench" at a pizza delivery man. The delivery man, according to the spokesman, was able to drive away without any further confrontation.

Dominguez was allegedly behind both the break-in attempt as well as the confrontation with the delivery man.

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Officers located Dominguez riding a bicycle in the same area as the original call. He refused to stop, but eventually crashed his bicycle into a police vehicle. The spokesman said officers had to wrestle Dominguez in order to take him into custody, and he allegedly kicked a leg of one of the officers.

The spokesman said Dominguez appeared to be intoxicated with "some sort of stimulants." After he was arrested, Dominguez received treatment from Mayo Clinic ambulance workers for intoxication.

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving. Readers can reach Jordan at 507-285-7710 or jshearer@postbulletin.com.
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