BREAKING NEWS A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount Full Story
SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Authorities: Man who escaped Rochester hospital taken into custody

A man who was wanted after escaping St. Marys hospital has been taken into custody.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 9:39 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A man who was wanted after escaping St. Marys hospital has been taken into custody.

Authorities said Storm Mensch was arrested at 4:45 a.m. in the 800 block of 46th Ave. NW.

Police were sent to that area just after 4 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person who was ringing the doorbell of the residence in that area and took him into custody a short time later. 

Authorities were searching for Mensch after he was accused of stealing a truck before swallowing meth before escaping from St. Marys hospital.

Rochester police said a truck was taken Friday from a construction business in the 6900 block of 10th Ave. SW.

Officer located an 18-year-old male and 22-year-old female passengers in the truck. Footprints from the vehicle led authorities to 20-year-old Mensch, who is believed to be the one who stole the truck.

Around 3.5 grams of meth was found in the truck and Mensch said he swallowed some other meth as well. He was transported to St. Marys after swallowing the meth but somehow escaped (authorities aren’t sure how).


Article Comments

Mason City
45° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 39°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 40°
Scattered Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 44°
Charles City
Few Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 39°
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 34°
Scattered showers on Thursday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


Organizations host webinar about available resources


Training your dog with virtual classes


Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Thursday


StormTeam 3: When will rain become a mix?


Remembering the journey, not the destination


How germs work, and viruses spread


Dr. McDonough Talks Vitamin D


Chris' PM Weather Forecast 4/1


Farmers hurt by coronavirus


Dr. McDonough on protective masks

Community Events