•At 11:41 p.m. police stopped a vehicle on County Road 8 near Shortcut Road after observing it drive on the fog and center lines. The driver, Benjamin Harold Kramer, 19, of La Crescent, appeared under the influence of marijuana, police said, and the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle. Test results showed he had 2.2 micrograms of THC in his system and he was cited for fourth degree driving while impaired. Passenger Bryce John Murphy, 19, of La Crescent, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana. Passenger Jesse Donald Cronin, of La Crescent, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle. Passenger Jacob Richard Clements, 18, of La Crescent, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•At 10:55 a.m. police obtained a search warrant for a residence on Riverview Drive in Dakota. Discovered were two hydrocodone pills, an empty bag with the odor of marijuana, several marijuana pipes and a small amount of marijuana. Jonathon Paul Garratt, 51, of Dresbach, was referred to the county attorney for charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and unlawful possession of a legend drug. Police said that a crime victim had given them information about possible illegal activity at the residence, and that they then gathered enough “intel” to warrant the search.
Thursday, December 9
•At 11:02 p.m. police stopped a vehicle on Highway 248 near County Road 25 for speeding. The driver, Mark Robert Mathot, 50, of Minnesota City, showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .12 percent.
Saturday, December 25
•At 7:11 p.m. police were called to a vehicle in a ditch on County Road 12 near Gopher Road. The driver, Dale James McCaffrey, 58, of Winona, was sleeping when police arrived. The deputy said he appeared to be intoxicated and was unable to do field sobriety tests. He was cited for driving while intoxicated and refusing to take an alcohol test.