Rochester man arrested on warrant after allegedly trying to break into three houses

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man arrested on a warrant faces further charges of obstructing the legal process and fleeing police on foot after three encounters with officers Friday.

According to Capt. Casey Moilanen with the Rochester Police Department, officers received a call to the 100 block of 10th St. NW at about 3:20 p.m. Jan. 6.

The caller told police a man was trying to break into her house, banging on her door, and would not leave. She described the man and gave officers a name of a man with an outstanding warrant in Olmsted County.

A Rochester policewoman made contact with the caller, then found a man matching her description on N Broadway outside McDonald’s.

The man was 21-year-old Terry Moon, who did not have the name the woman gave police, but did have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

The homeowner on 10th St. NW later confirmed that Moon was the man who allegedly tried to break into her house.

When the officer made contact with Moon and told him he was under arrest, he allegedly pulled away from her and brandished a glass bottle from his pocket, saying she better watch out and call backup.

The officer did not arrest Moon at that time, and called another officer in.

The second officer re-located Moon in the 100 block of 10th St. NE, where he was allegedly trying to get in the back door of a home.

Moilanen said officers reported that Moon ran away when he saw the squad car, ran to the front of another house, and attempted to force his way into that residence.

When he didn’t succeed, Moon allegedly ran into the backyard of the second home, where police caught up and ordered him to get on the ground.
Moilanen said officers tased Moon after he would not comply.

Moon was medically cleared and taken to the Adult Detention Center, he added.