Police Blotter


(5/8/2019)

Winona Police

Friday, May 3

• At 11:59 a.m. a Menards employee reported that a man and woman left the store with tools with a total value of $600.

• At 3:30 p.m. a Winona resident reported a black and gold Giant-brand bicycle stolen from the 350 block of West 11th Street.

• At 6:16 p.m. a Winona woman reported that her wallet had been stolen at a garage sale on the 50 block of Otis Street. Inside the wallet was $60 in cash and several cards.

Saturday, May 4

• At 1:17 a.m. Evan Mark Johnson, 22, of Winona, was cited with obstructing the legal process and fleeing police on foot on the intersection of Third and Main streets.

• At 1:40 a.m. police cited Joshua Thomas Storms, 19, of New Richmond, Wis., with underage drinking and driving after he was stopped near the intersection of Broadway and Huff Street for allegedly speeding. Storms had a reported blood-alcohol content of .05 percent.

• At 7:03 p.m. police cited Joshua Kyle Crews, 26, of Stewartville, Minn., with shoplifting at Fleet Farm.

• At 11:45 p.m. police arrested Jason Kering Young, 39, of Milford, Iowa, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for allegedly texting while driving near the intersection of Wabasha Street and Drury Court. His blood-alcohol content was reportedly measured at .12 percent.

Sunday, May 5

• At 10:52 p.m. police arrested Dennis Lyle Johnson, 42, of Winona, on an outstanding warrant and referred him to the county attorney for a potential additional charges of obstructing the legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found fishing on the east side of Lake Winona near the 950 block of Huff Street. Police were reportedly forced to use a Taser on Johnson after he reportedly failed to follow orders and threw a small orange baggie and hypodermic needles into the lake. The baggie reportedly field-tested positive for trace amounts of methamphetamine.

• At 4:55 p.m. police arrested Jeron Lee Wilson, 29, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of felony domestic assault causing fear after he allegedly threatened a woman on the 1700 block of West Seventh Street.

Monday, May 6

• At 5:04 p.m. a Winona man reported that the padlock on his storage shed had been cut sometime in the last week on the 650 block of West Third Street.

• At 5:12 p.m. police cited Courtney Nicole Williams, 31, of Winona, with shoplifting from Fleet Farm after she reportedly attempted to steal clothes with a total value of $150. The clothes were later recovered.

Tuesday, May 7

• At 12:28 a.m. police ticketed Matthew Paul King, 20, of Winona, with underage consumption of alcohol after he was reportedly seen drinking on the 1200 block of West Lake Boulevard.

• At 1:32 a.m. police arrested John Claude Tharrett, 40, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of gross-misdemeanor domestic assault causing fear and making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman on the 150 block of East Third Street.

Winona County Sheriff

Friday, May 3

• At 3 p.m. a St. Charles man reported a fire at an abandoned house in St. Charles after an ember from a nearby controlled burn landed on the roof and sparked a fire. The house was uninsured and hadn’t been occupied for several years, and the building was a total loss.

Saturday, May 4

• At 11:46 a.m. a man reported that his hunting cabin had been broken into and rifled through, but nothing appeared to be missing.

• At 6:11 p.m. an employee at the Immaculate Conception Church reported a three-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary was stolen from the church’s garden between 4:28 and 5 p.m. The statue reportedly weighs 70 pounds, and has a value of $500.

Sunday, May 5

• At 4:22 a.m. a 31-year-old Winona woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after she was stopped in the Kwik Trip parking lot on Highway 61. Charges are pending the results of a urine test.

• At 11:30 a.m. deputies cited Richard John Gallien, 87, for cows running at large after six of his animals were discovered on a property on Highway 43.

• At 7:21 p.m. deputies responded to a report of illegal dumping near the intersection of Lone Pine Drive and Highway 248. Deputies reportedly discovered several TVs dumped in the area.

• At 9:03 p.m. deputies arrested Karl David Johnson, 38, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney on potential charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and gross-misdemeanor indecent exposure after he allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile at a rural La Crescent address.

• At 9:06 p.m. a rural Winona County resident reported that someone had stolen some barn boards from a collapsed barn on the 44000 block of Dakota Valley Drive.

 

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