POLICE BLOTTER


(12/25/2013)

Winona Police

Friday, December 20

• At 3 p.m. police were at a Wincrest Drive address to serve search warrant papers when Vada Jean Haxton, 20, of Winona, arrived at the residence. An officer familiar with Vada and her twin sister Susan, who frequently use each other’s names, tried to confirm the woman was Vada, when she ran away from police. After police caught up to her, the suspect gave her sister Susan’s name, but eventually admitted to being Vada. Police found trace amounts of a substance that field tested positive for APVP. At the station Vada turned over more APVP. Vada was taken into custody and referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, giving a false name to police, and fleeing an officer on foot.

Saturday, Dec. 21

• At 1:16 a.m. police were at Third and Lafayette streets when they pulled over and ticketed Scott Daniel Johnson, 22, of Winona, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated. Johnson’s preliminary blood alcohol content was measured at .10 percent.

• At 8:38 p.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Desmond Maurice Matthews, 33, of Winona, at Sarnia and Grand streets and referred him to the Winona County Attorney for charges of felony driving while intoxicated (inimical to public safety).

Sunday, December 22

• At 2:13 a.m. police were at Seventh and Adams streets when they ticketed a 16-year-old female, of Winona, for minor consumption of alcohol. During the same traffic stop police also ticketed a 16-year-old male, of Winona, for driving with no driver’s license.

• At 2:29 p.m. police responded to a report of damaged property at Second and Laird streets. The victim said that he had left his vehicle overnight and when he came back there were key scratches along the driver’s side. Police have no suspects.

Winona County

Saturday, Dec. 21

• At 10:22 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an address on Old Homer Road in Winona. Kevin Crawford Pickens, 52, of Winona, was arrested and referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of domestic abuse causing harm after he allegedly pushed a 48-year-old female down a flight of stairs and tried to choke her after the two got into an argument. Pickens is currently in custody.

• At 4:36 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a non-intentional firearm injury. Jon Franklin Grossardt, 62, of Winona, was at the Winona Sportsmen’s Club using his Springfield Armory M-1 Garand and fired off two rounds of light ammunition without incident. He then fired off a third round, which malfunctioned and set off a small explosion in the chamber area that blew the gun apart. Grossardt was taken to Winona Health, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. At the hospital deputies noticed there was damage to Grossardt’s left wrist, which showed a shaving-like cut with burn marks that was still bleeding, and a wound to his forehead. Grossardt was wearing eye protection at the time of the accident. He was treated and then released from the hospital the same day.

 

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