Rochester Woman Charged With Ramming Mayo Civic Center, Squad Car
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Two felony assault charges have been filed against a Rochester woman who intentionally crashed a van into the Mayo Civic Center and rammed a police car.
Arraigned Friday was 36-year-old Jamie Copeland. Her unconditional bail was set at $30,000.
The incident happened around 4:30 AM Thursday.
According to the criminal complaint, Copeland had asked if there were any available beds at the shelter that is currently located at the civic center. She later returned and drove into the doors.
The complaint says Copeland then “got out of her vehicle, went into the building, and began flipping tables over. She got back into her vehicle and hit a squad vehicle multiple times before driving away.”
The officer noticed “ as Copeland was hitting his vehicle, she had a crazy look and glassed over eyes.”
Copeland drove off but was caught a short while later at the Kwik Trip store at Civic Center Dr and 11th Ave NW. An officer who approached her vehicle said she “was flailing and screaming” and later said she “had used methamphetamine.” A meth pipe was located in Copeland’s purse and an open bottle of alcohol was in the vehicle.