News, Event/Arrest Reports

Here, the public and the news organizations will find the Sheriff's Offices' press releases. This is information that we feel is significant and/or warrants public notification via this website or the news media. Feel free to publish or rebroadcast the information contained on this page. The only thing we ask is that the information be published or rebroadcast in its entirety or that great care is used not to take any of the information out of the context that it was meant to be.

Press Releases - April 19, 2017:

Storage Units Press Release (108 KB)

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The website is a free community resource where anyone can view calls for service from the Rochester Police Department, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and Rochester Fire Department organized and laid out on a map of the area.  Calls for service are updated daily:




If you have previously visited this page for listings of citations and recent Sheriff's Office calls, you can find that information on our Activity Logs page.