Rogers Police


The following contains a sample of calls reported by Rogers Police from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Sept. 8.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Officers responded to a crash at 141st Ave & Marie Ave involving a school bus. Upon arrival the minor accident was determined to be property damage only occurring on Marie Ave. NB S of 141st Ave. The bus driver had observed a group of Parents gathered at the corner of Marie Ave/Ct and thought he had missed a stop. He began backing and bumped into the vehicle behind him, no injuries reported. Several elementary age students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Red pick-up that was westbound on I-94 ran off road left and hit the median crash barrier. Eleven sections of barrier were destroyed and several sections of posts ended up in the left and center lanes. Blocked traffic and removed the parts from the freeway-major hazard. Suspect vehicle left westbound-followed by a witness. Vehicle was stopped west of Monticello on I-94 by the State Patrol. Drove to the stop location, met with the Trooper who had identified the driver. Driver had been in a previous crash on Highway 169 just prior to the one in Rogers. Driver admitted that he was at the MD-and had gotten eight shots in his back-which were impairing his ability to drive. State Patrol contacted family members who were coming to the stop location to pick-up the driver. Vehicle suffered heavy left front damage. Officers took photos of the damaged barrier. State patrol will be citing the driver for Careless Driving and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

Traffic stop with the registered owner having a confirmed felony warrant for 3rd degree burglary and DOC probation violation. Sharon Ann Macrunnels, 44, was arrested without incident, and was transported to Wright County Super America where a transfer of custody was made to a Wright County deputy for the WCSO warrant and Morrison County warrant. Party/driver had a cracked windshield on the vehicle and was verbal warned for the same. The vehicle was left at the scene per the owner’s request, along with the passenger who was going to work on calling for a ride.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Driver issued citation for driving after revocation and display of revoked plates (no fault conviction). Driver was issued verbal warning for no front plate (flipped down facing ground on hinged mount). Cited was Allen Scott Christensen, 28.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Brian Leroy Bach, 18, was cited for theft after not paying for $48.10 in gas at 21451 South Diamond Lake Rd.

Passenger vehicle-1 Possession Marijuana in motor vehicle-Possession Drug Paraphernalia Citations; driver vehicle-2 Driving After Suspension Citation. Cited was Ryan Thomas McMahon, 19.

Jonathan Allan Willhite, 23, was cited for no seatbelt and no proof of insurance at Main Street.

Wesley Duane Torke, 30, was cited for driving after suspension and no insurance at Main Street and 141st Avenue.

Friday, Sept. 6

Jon Frederick Berscheid, 52, was arrested at 13058 Gray Fox Trail for a Wright County warrant.

Observed family of four standing on the corner of Target and Wendy’s with a sign soliciting money. The family caused traffic to stop and back up because cars were stopping to read the sign. The family was from Arizona and trying to solicit donations for the trip home. Family told that they needed to leave.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Dispatched to the area on a report of juveniles shooting at houses with a paintball gun at 147th Avenue and Country Road. Drove to area and observed lights on in an open garage, and lights on in a detached garage. Heard what sounded like paintball gun shots coming from residence. Heard clanking of glass bottles and scurrying feet. Stopped subject as he ran towards the road from the house. Subject blew .105 in PBT. Officers tried to make contact with homeowner but nobody would answer the door. Derek Drew Swenson, 20, was cited and released.

Driver cited for admitting to Driving after Revocation at 21130 134th Ave. Small Amount marijuana in motor vehicle, Possession Drug Paraphernalia center counsel area. Cited were Tyler James Anderson, 20, and Jacob Robert Bies, 19.

Officer responded to the business on a theft report at 21455 John Milless Dr. The employee noticed the male subject had been acting suspicious. The employee reviewed the camera footage and determined a theft had occurred. Officer obtained a suspect description.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Officer responded to a safety check of a male in the roadway. Officer called the complainant who advised a vehicle had to swerve to avoid hitting the male in the roadway at Main Street and 141st Avenue North. Officer located the male who appeared to be intoxicated. The male refused to stop walking for the officer. Officer called for backup and the male physically resisted both officers. The male was taken into custody without being injured and transported to jail. It was determined the male was more than three times the legal limit to drive by a portable breath test.

Received a report of an intoxicated bicyclist riding southbound on Main Street from Diamond Lake Road South. Located bicyclist in parking lot of Rogers Municipal Liquor. Subject was intoxicated and said he was riding home from Maynard’s. Subject transported to his residence.

Dispatched to car prowlers at 20930 135th Ave. Arrived and spoke to witness, who saw two individuals try to smash a window of a vehicle. Individuals fled north from the scene. Officers checked area and did not locate the suspects. Driver’s side window smashed on one vehicle. Suspects attempted to break open front driver and front passenger side window of second vehicle. Nothing taken from either vehicle.