Police Blotter


Winona Police

Friday, February 22

• At 10:29 a.m. the owner of the Little Laundry laundromat on West Fifth Street reported a break in overnight. The basement door to the laundromat had been pried open, causing approximately $1,200 in damages, and the change machine had been pried open inside. Additionally, $400 to $500 in change was stolen from the change machine.

• At 1:14 p.m. a Winona man reported that two guitar pedals with a total value of $500 had been stolen from Market Street Tap.

• At 10:18 p.m. a Winona woman reported the theft of her laundry from the dryer at King Coin Laundry on Center Street while she was absent from the laundromat.

Saturday, February 23

• At 2:53 a.m. police cited James Allen Harper, 35, of La Crosse, Wis., with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated after police reportedly located Harper in the Target parking lot driving in circles. Harper reportedly had a blood-alcohol content measured at .14 percent.

• At 2:17 p.m. police found six vehicles on the 0 block of Harrier Street with their side mirrors torn off, suspected to have been damaged by hand and not by a vehicle.

• At 2:23 p.m. police cited Tricia Leah Stafford, 26, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting from Walmart.

• At 2:50 p.m. a Winona woman reported the theft of a Troy Bilt snow blower with a value of $500 from her garage on the 150 block of East Ninth Street.

• At 3:16 p.m. a Winona man reported that $200 in cash and an unknown amount of change from a jar had been stolen from his residence on the 200 block of East Fourth Street.

• At 9:49 p.m. police arrested Nathan Jon Barbian, 32, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth-degree possession of heroin, misdemeanor theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia after police received a call from Shopko reporting suspicious people, and located Barbian within the store reportedly wearing multiple shirts and pants with tags. While arresting him for theft, police reportedly located a plastic tube with residue in his pants pocket, as well as a spoon and bowl in his backpack with residue and burn marks. Police reported locating .92 grams of heroin in a baggie, .34 grams of marijuana, two Suboxone film strips, eight milliliters of buprenorphine and two milliliters of naloxone on his person. Also arrested was Alisha Marie Feiner, 39, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., on an active warrant and she was cited for allegedly providing a false name and date of birth to a police officer.

Sunday, February 24

• At 12:29 a.m. police cited Christopher Grant Deming, 20, of Winona, with underage consumption of alcohol and possession of a false identification card after police made contact with Deming on Third and Johnson streets, where Deming allegedly provided the officer with a false driver’s license before he admitted to drinking.

• At 3:38 p.m. a Winona man reported the theft of his phone outside of Haake Hall on the 250 block of West 11th Street. He claims that he dropped the phone outside his vehicle but was unable to locate it.

Monday, February 25

• At 8:09 p.m. a Winona woman reported that the rear window of her vehicle had been broken on the 1700 block of West Seventh Street.

Tuesday, February 26

• At 12:01 a.m. police ticketed Hunter Raine Sonnek, 18, of Mapleton, Minn., with underage consumption of alcohol after locating him in the passenger’s seat during a traffic stop on Fifth and Vila streets.

Winona County Sheriff

Saturday, February 23

• From 6 p.m. Saturday into Monday morning, deputies conducted 60 motorist assists for stranded vehicles in Winona County.

• At 3:17 p.m. deputies assisted the State Patrol on Interstate 90 at mile marker 274 at a vehicle crash with injuries. The State Patrol arrived after receiving a call that two individuals, a male and female, had crashed into the ditch and were unconscious. The State Patrol reported that both driver and passenger had likely overdosed and heroin was reportedly found in the vehicle. The male driver received minor injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital, and the female passenger was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., for the treatment of serious injuries. The case is under investigation.


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