Police Blotter


(5/30/2018)

Winona Police
Friday, April 6
• An adult female reported that her credit card had been used without her consent. Two charges with a total value of $57.28 had been made at Royal Tobacco and Kwik Trip. A still photo of the individual using the card was posted on the Winona Police Department Facebook page. She was identified as Theresa Renee Mitchell, 54, of Winona. Mitchell reportedly admitted to finding a purse containing the card and using it to make the purchases. Mitchell was cited with gross-misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud and misdemeanor theft of property.

Sunday, April 15
• An adult male reported that three checks had been used from his checkbook that had been missing for about a week. After reviewing surveillance video, Steven Paul Jonsgaard, 56, of Winona, was cited with check forgery.

Saturday, April 28
• At 1:29 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle at Fifth and Olmsted streets after the driver allegedly failed to signal a lane change. The officer reportedly noticed signs of intoxication in the driver who then failed a field-sobriety test. Kayla Ann Piper, 32, of Rochester, was cited with second-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .14 percent.

Friday, May 25
• An officer recognized a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Rochester parked in a lot at a Winona business. In the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle was Brett John Dennis, 31, of Winona. Dennis was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property.

Saturday, May 26
• At 11:21 a.m. an adult female reported that her car had been struck overnight while parked near Third and Harriet streets.
• At 12:17 p.m. an adult male reported the theft of a black Trek bicycle with a value of $600 from a residence on the 750 block of West Broadway.
• At 4:11 p.m. an adult male reported the theft of a reciprocating saw and two hammers from a garage on the 1700 block of West Fifth Street. The theft occured some time between November 2017 and March 2018.

Sunday, May 27
• At 12:44 a.m. a driver was stopped for a broken headlight and officers arrested a passenger, Ginger Marie Nahrgang, 43, of Winona, on an outstanding warrant. A search of Nahrgang reportedly produced a ziplock baggie containing a small amount of a white crystalline substance that officers believed to be methamphetamine. Nahrgang was cited with fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine.
• At 11:27 a.m. a two-vehicle collision was reported at Sarnia and Mankato streets, and one driver left the scene. The other driver followed and confronted the fleeing driver. William Lee Stoltman, 59, of Winona, was located at his home and cited with fifth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .25 percent.
• At 2:13 p.m. a juvenile female was cited with fifth-degree domestic assault causing fear and fifth-degree domestic assault causing harm for allegedly assaulting an adult female at the 450 block of Grand Street.

Monday, May 28
• At 1:08 a.m. Elizabeth Ann Schipke, 20, of Winona, was cited with disorderly conduct in the emergency room of Winona Health.
• At 9:13 a.m. an employee at the Severson Sinclair West gas station reported the theft of services by an individual who had been throwing garbage into the business’ dumpster. Marie Anne Bush, 71, of Winona, was ticketed with theft of services.
• At 12:10 p.m. officers rescued 12 baby ducklings from a storm sewer at Third and Huff streets.
• At 3:06 p.m. an adult male reported that a tenant in a property on the 1200 block of Gilmore Avenue was stealing electricity by running an extension cord from his residence from an unattended electrical outlet.
• At 7 p.m. an adult male reported the theft of a bicycle seat, seat post, and mirrors from a bicycle parked at Winona Health.

Winona County Sheriff
Thursday, May 24
• At 11:44 p.m. a deputy at an incident on Center Street and Broadway reportedly observed a driver fail to stop at a stop sign. The deputy interviewed the driver and reportedly noticed signs of intoxication. Alexandra Grace Ristey, 22, of West Salem, Wis., reportedly admitted to drinking earlier and was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .09 percent.

Friday, May 25
• At 8:36 a.m. an officer was dispatched in response to a complaint from an adult female on First Street in Lewiston that an individual she had previously accused of trespassing was in front of her home. Michelle Lynn Rozek, 31, of Winona, reportedly told the deputy she was not trespassing, but the deputy reported seeing her leave her vehicle and approach the home. Rozek reportedly denied trespassing again, and refused the officer’s attempts to question her. Rozek was arrested and charged with gross-misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process and trespassing.
• At 5:22 p.m. an officer performed a traffic stop on Highway 14 and Knopp Valley Drive on a vehicle that had expired registration and reportedly noticed signs of intoxication in the driver, a 26-year-old man from Bennett, Colo. He was arrested and taken to the Winona County Jail where he was examined by a drug recognition expert. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.

Saturday, May 26
• At 2:19 a.m. a deputy observed a vehicle traveling at 66 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone and stopped a 24-year old man from La Crosse, Wis. The deputy reportedly noticed the odor of marijuana and signs of intoxication in the driver, who reportedly admitted to having used marijuana. A drug-recognition expert was called and the driver was arrested. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.

Sunday, May 27
• At 12:05 a.m. a deputy observed a driver traveling at 80 mph in a 50-mph zone on Fremont Street in Lewiston. When questioned the driver reportedly showed signs of intoxication and admitted to consuming alcohol before driving. Brian Edward Bloom, 30, of St. Charles, was arrested and cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .10 percent.
• At 5:33 p.m. a deputy near Elba on Main Street and County Road 26 reportedly observed a driver traveling at 70 mph in a 55-mph zone. When questioned the driver reportedly showed signs of intoxication and performed poorly on a field-sobriety test. As he was being searched prior to detention, the driver, Vincent Yang, 44, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., reportedly informed the deputy that he was carrying a handgun. Yang was cited with speeding, carrying a handgun under the influence of alcohol, and third-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .09 percent.

Monday, May 28
• At 12:03 a.m. a juvenile female reported that three males wearing masks had attempted to gain entry to her residence on County Road 41. The female claimed three men in all black clothing and full face masks had pounded on windows and entered the front and back porches of her residence while she was home alone and attempted to open the doors, but left when they saw her. The males left the scene in an older model black SUV, either a Tahoe or a Suburban.
• At 9:51 p.m. an adult male reported a fire in an outbuilding on his property on Fremont Store Road. The male reported being at a neighbor’s home when he heard a sound like thunder and saw that a shed was burning. The male controlled the fire with a 1,000 gallon water tank, and called the Lewiston Fire Department and the Lewiston Police to assist.

 

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