Man leads police on pursuit through SE Rochester
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A man accused of violating a restraining order led police on a sporadic car chase across southeast Rochester Wednesday night.
Police responded to a mobile home park in the 1600 block of Marion Road SE around 7:30 p.m. to a report that a woman's ex-boyfriend had showed up to her home without consent.
By the time police showed up, the man had left the home. An officer filed a report and left the scene.
A short time later, the woman called to report the man had returned to the home. When police arrived the second time, the man was still there. The officer stopped the vehicle but the man became uncooperative, hopped back in his vehicle and fled the scene.
Following a short pursuit, the suspect stopped the vehicle and got out. Once again, though, he did not comply with police orders and took off.
The officer followed the suspect to the intersection of Marion Road and Highway 14 before terminating the pursuit.
Capt. John Sherwin said the officer made the "right call" in ending the chase. The department's policy is to discontinue a pursuit unless the suspect is believed to have committed a violent felony.
The suspect faces felony charges for violating a no-contact order and fleeing police. Rochester police know the identity of the man but declined to make his name public.
Note: Location on map is approximate.