Winona Police

Sunday, December 30

"At 10:03 p.m. police responded to a one-car accident near McBride and Fifth streets. A car had struck a snowbank and a tree and two people were spotted walking nearby. Police found the driver, Jennifer Ann Edralin, 26, of Winona, with an injury to her right arm and she was taken to Community Memorial Hospital.

"At 1:26 a.m. a vehicle driven by Matthew Marvin Niemeyer, 41, of Winona, was stopped after he was observed driving 40 in a 30 mph zone. He was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .08 percent.

Saturday, December 29

"At 1:55 a.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Collin James Mau, 20, of Baron, Wis., after he failed to signal a turn near Fourth and Olmstead streets. He was cited for underaged drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content measured at .03 percent.

Tuesday, January 1

"At 3:58 p.m. police received a report of a theft from a car parked on the 350 block of West Fourth Street. The owner reported that the car had been left unlocked between 10:30 p.m. on the 31st and the time reported on the first. Missing was a CD player, a CD, DVDs and ten books from the La Crosse Public Library.

"At 10:21 a.m. police cited Gregory Elwin Williams, 49, of Winona, for violating a harassment order. He reportedly left harassing messages on the answering machine at SouthWest Technical College on the 31st.

Winona County

Thursday, December 27

"At 11:41 p.m. police pulled over a vehicle driven by Joshua Jeffery Steinfeldt, 34, of Winona, on County Road 12 near County Road 76 for traveling 65 mph in a 55-zone. He was cited for driving while intoxicated, speeding, no proof of insurance and open bottle. His blood alcohol content was measured at .19 percent.

Monday, December 31

"At 4:01 p.m. deputies and the St. Charles Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence on County Road 119 near St. Charles. No one was inside the home at the time, but police reported the structure was a "total loss."

District court

Ajalon Thomas Corcoran, 23, and his father, Bernard Morse Corcoran, 54, both of St. Charles, were charged with two counts each of overworking or mistreating an animal after Ajalon allegedly shot a neighbor's cat with a bow and arrow. According to the criminal complaint a neighbor found the cat with an arrow stuck in its diaphragm, coming from the Corcoran yard. Ajalon admitted to police that he'd shot the animal, that he'd been trying to kill it, and that it was a "mutual agreement" between him and his father. Because the arrow caused extensive injuries the cat was euthanized. Both Corcorans are expected to appear in court on January 21. The maximum penalty for the charges is two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Joshua Charles Hentges, 18, of Winona, was charged with second and third degree burglary, with the most severe charge carrying a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, Hentges broke into a mobile home with an accomplice on August 30 and took three packs of cigarettes.


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