A Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.
Rochester police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing 21-year-old man. William “Harry” Harrison Hempy was last heard from on March 15 at about 5 p.m. when he spoke to his father via cellphone.
Authorities have determined that a suspicious suitcase found leaning against a natural gas pipeline in Rochester is not a threat. The St. Paul Bomb Squad made that conclusion around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, nearly four hours after the suitcase was reported to police.
Police in Rochester say a father killed his 9-year-old daughter and then himself during his visitation with the girl at his brother’s house. Lt. Casey Moilanen said Monday the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl’s mother came to pick up her daughter Sunday afternoon.
Rochester police say a 9-year-old girl and 49-year-old man are dead after what they believe was an apparent murder-suicide Sunday afternoon.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a teen who was reported missing has been found safe in Rochester on Friday afternoon. Carlie Louise White, 19, left her residence sometime between 11 a.m. Thursday night and 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.
A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, in one case possibly through a bondage website, according to police and a criminal complaint. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse.
Authorities said a plane headed from San Antonio to Minneapolis on Sunday had to be diverted after a passenger aboard died suddenly. According to Rochester Police, Delta Flight 3812 was on its way to Minneapolis when it was diverted to Rochester just after 10 p.m. Sunday after an 82-year-old woman died on the plane.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a missing girl from Rochester who they believe might be in Minneapolis.
Police say a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after being stabbed in the chest on Tuesday.
A bike ride for a Rochester girl turned into a terrifying ordeal when police said a man tried to kidnap her.