How Do You Report A Crime in Rochester or Olmsted County Online?

All you need to make the report is a computer or a smart phone...your first report of the crime can be done without speaking to anyone. Don't worry if you're not sure how to do it, they walk you through it step by step.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page,

If you are the victim or a witness to a crime that occurred within Olmsted County or the City of Rochester, you may submit your initial report online. Based on the information you report, you may be contacted by a Deputy/Officer or Investigator.

This form should only be used for non-emergency reports. If you wish to report an emergency or urgent incident please call 9-1-1. Click HERE TO REPORT A CRIME

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office - Click for link.
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office - Click for link.

What Crimes Cannot Be Reported Online?

  • Crimes that involve assault or burglary. Also, crimes in progress or bias-motivated crimes may not be reported online.
  • Also, if there is significant physical evidence, or the suspect or suspects are at or near the scene, please call 507-328-6800 for Law Enforcement response.

What Crimes CAN Be Reported Online?

  • Property Crimes
  • Theft
  • Theft from Auto
  • Tampering with a Motor Vehicle
  • Damage to Property
  • Graffiti reports/complaints
  • Nuisance complaints
  • Animal complaints
  • Lost or Found Property
  • Suspicious Circumstances
Please don't get so angry you punch your computer. This person is a dough-head (SIphotography)
Please don't get so angry you punch your computer. This person is a dough-head (SIphotography)

When you're ready to report a crime online, make sure you have as much information as possible. Everything from when the crime occurred to who you think the suspects are, and as much detail about the crime as possible

This might sound like a lot, but if you think about're going to make the report anyway, this way you have time to get your notes gathered and lock down exactly what happened.


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Calm, cool, collected, this the way to make the report. Getty Images/iStockphoto

By the's super important to remember...pranking the system is NOT a smart idea.

  • Filing a false police report is a crime and violations will be prosecuted.
  • As required by State law, your report may be disclosed to the public.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know:

LOOK: Highlighted Warrants for Goodhue and Olmsted County (as of September 09, 2021)

This week, just the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office shared warrants. They are selected by each office and do not necessarily represent "most wanted" in either county.

If you see any of these people, do not approach or attempt to apprehend them. Instead, in Olmsted County, during weekdays call 507-328-6830. After 5 PM and on weekends, call 507-328-6800. In Goodhue County, call 651-358-3155.

As always, in an emergency, call 911.

The goal from both offices is to create awareness so these individuals can be found.

This gallery is of individuals wanted as of September 09, 2021. If you are viewing this gallery at any time after that date, the warrants listed could be settled.

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