Wanted fugitive arrested after foot chase in Northwest Rochester

Scene on Bandel Road NW.
Scene on Bandel Road NW.(KTTC)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 11:19 AM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Police arrested a wanted fugitive overnight in Northwest Rochester.

According to the Rochester Police Department (RPD), an officer was at the Quality Inn and Suites hotel on Bandel Road Northwest around 12:40 a.m. Thursday and saw the fugitive, Cody Ambrose, 27, of Rochester, in the back seat of a vehicle. He was wanted for a felony warrant.

The officer approached the car and told Ambrose he was under arrest.

Ambrose opened the door and ran from the officer. During the officer’s pursuit, he fell on the concrete.

He continued to chase Ambrose and later caught him and took him into custody.

RPD said Ambrose complained of some leg pain, so he was taken to Mayo Clinic St. Marys. He was not seriously hurt and was then taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

The officer was also seen at St. Marys and did not have any serious injuries.

Ambrose was carrying a backpack when he was arrested. Inside, police found two M30 pills and methamphetamine.

Ambrose was charged with 5th degree controlled substance and fleeing an officer on foot.