Wednesday, December 15
•At 3 p.m. police began investigating the origin of a severe cut on a man’s arm in which he lost a lot of blood and required surgery. A witness said he didn’t remember the incident; friends said they’d heard he had been stabbed. The man, Travis Lee Schultz, 26, of Winona, refused to talk to police about the injury. Police found a witness who saw Schultz break a window at a vacant residence on the 400 block of Sioux Street, where police believe he drank with another man. Blood and hair were found near the broken window, and police referred Schultz to the county attorney for charges of fourth degree burglary and damage to property.
Thursday, December 16
•At 1:40 p.m. police cited Charles Edward Drenckhahn, 61, of Altura, for theft by shoplifting after he allegedly tried stealing $167 in items from HyVee.
Thursday, December 23
•At 12:12 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Sixth and McBride streets after observing it nearly strike a parked car, stop for no reason, then run a red light. The driver, Nicholas Logan Stevens, 19, of Winona, was referred to the county attorney for charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, test refusal and possession of a controlled substance. Police said they found a burnt spoon with residue that field tested positive for cocaine, pipes and syringes. Stevens refused urine or blood tests.
Sunday, December 26
•At 6:33 p.m. police were called about a possible intoxicated driver who had struck a parked car at Fifth and Mankato and driven away. Police found the car at Third and Zumbro streets parked in the middle of the road, with the driver standing outside the vehicle. The driver, Heidi Marie Guevara, 44, of Winona, admitted to driving, police said, and was cited for third degree driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and no insurance.
Monday, December 27
•At 12:38 p.m. police received a call reporting a stolen license plate. The 43-year-old man told police that the rear plate from his Ford Explorer had been taken but that he was unsure when. The Minnesota plate reads 314-AYG.
•At 10:05 p.m. police received a report of a stolen candy machine from the Senior Friendship Center. The owner reported that the small, gumball-like machine was requested to be removed because it was not often used, and that Senior Friendship Center workers had put it in the entryway to be picked up on the 21st. It was gone by the 22nd. Police said it contained about $100 in quarters and was valued at $350.
•At 4:11 p.m. police received a report of damage to a vehicle parked in the lot behind the movie theater. The back passenger window was broken and the owner’s purse stolen. The purse contained about $250 in cash and cards.