POLICE BLOTTER


(1/4/2009)

Winona Police Department

Monday, December 29

•At 11:58 a.m. police received a report of an iPhone stolen from a vehicle parked on the 150 block of East Fifth Street. The owner left his vehicle running in the alley and when he came back out, he saw three people running from his vehicle. He then discovered his phone was missing.

Wednesday, December 31

•At 8:40 a.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision at Franklin and East Mark streets. Police said that a vehicle driven by Theresa Renee Mitchell, 45, of Winona, drove through a stop sign on Mark Street and struck a vehicle driven by Sean Michael Johnston, 19, of Buffalo City, Wis. Johnston’s vehicle hit a stop sign and he was transported to CMH with nonlife-threatening injuries. Mitchell was cited for failing to yield.

•At 9:07 p.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Bradley Scott Jonsgaard, 46, of Winona, after failing to signal a turn, noting a nonfunctioning brake light and seeing the vehicle brake hard and spin out near Sixth Street and Mankato Avenue. Jonsgaard was arrested for driving after revocation and second degree driving while intoxicated. His blood alcohol content was measured at .13 percent.

Thursday, January 1

•At 4:40 a.m. police cited Duke Bernard Johnson, 20, of Buffalo City, Wis., for underaged consumption of alcohol after he was seen in a verbal argument on the 200 block of East Fourth Street. His blood alcohol content was measured at .19 percent. Then at 5:09 a.m. police also cited a 16-year-old Winona girl at the same spot for minor consumption and curfew violation. She was taken to the jail because of a warrant for her arrest for a probation violation.

•At 1:59 a.m. police responded to a report of a theft from Hardee’s. An employee told police that he’d seen Luke Taylor Johnston, 21, of Winona, swipe a framed restaurant license that was velcroed to the wall. Employees detained the man until police arrived. Johnston reportedly told police that he took the framed license, valued at $10, because his food took too long. He was cited for theft and taken to the jail because of a warrant for his arrest for minor consumption.

•At 12:15 a.m. police on patrol noticed a fight about to break out outside of Gabby’s Bar. An officer trying to prevent the fight asked a man who began jogging away to stop, but the man, Gabriel David Muller, 21, of Altura, continued jogging. Police pursued Muller and tackled him to the ground. Muller reportedly told police that a “hot girl” told him to run from them, and that he’d had fun doing it. He was cited for fleeing police on foot and obstruction of the legal process.

•At 12:23 a.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Prairie Island Road. When police arrived they found Shane Alan Skime, 36, of Winona, behind the wheel. He was cited for driving while intoxicated after he failed field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol content was measured at .13 percent.

Winona County

Tuesday, December 30

•At 4:08 p.m. police received a report of a home shot with paintballs overnight Monday. The home, on County Road 31 near Oak Ridge, suffered about $2,000 damage.

Thursday, January 1

•At 4:09 a.m. police received a 911 hangup from a residence on County Road 26 near the Wabasha County line. Police arrested Brandon Bernard Rau, 36, of Plainview, for domestic assault after he allegdly slapped a 35-year-old woman.

Friday, January 2

•At 4:54 a.m. police received a report of an outbuilding on fire at a farm on County Road 110. Residents told police that the power had gone out and they had gone out to the outbuilding to start up a generator when the building was seen on fire. Police said the building was engulfed and that the fire was creeping up a utility pole. No one was injured in the blaze.

State Patrol

•At 11:09 p.m. a teen driver was injured when her vehicle rolled on I-90 near milepost 258. April J. Frickson, 17, of Dakota, Minn., was westbound on I-90 when she lost control of the 1997 Chevy CMT-400 pickup she was driving and the vehicle ran off the roadway to the left and rolled. The State Patrol reported that the roadway was icy at the time and that she sustained non- life-threatening injuries.

District court

John Edward Hall Jr., 34, of Winona, was charged with harassment - third or subsequent violation in 10 years and felony domestic assault for a June 2007 incident in which he allegedly grabbed a woman by the shirt, jerked it down and ripped it at a St. Charles residence. When the woman called police the man fled. He has been summoned to appear in court January 20.

 

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