Police Blotter


Winona Police

Tuesday, April 18

• At 8:39 a.m. a Madison Elementary staff member reported that someone took boards from the playground.

• At 9:18 a.m. an adult male reported that someone stole his license plates from his vehicle while it was parked on the 800 block of Seventh Street.

• 7:27 p.m. an adult male reported that someone stole a tire from his vehicle while it was parked on the 300 block of Olmstead Street.

Wednesday, April 19

• At 11:19 a.m. a Minnesota State College Southeast faculty member reported that someone stole $1,200 in cash from a desk and $200 from a petty cash box.

Thursday, April 20

• At 5:43 a.m. officers cited Susan Marie Tibor, 50, of Winona, with failing to stop at an accident after she allegedly hit a parked car with her vehicle while driving on Sarnia and Wilson streets and did not stop.

• At 9:34 p.m. officers arrested Joshua Andrew Dulak, 23, of Winona, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and cited him with failure to yield near McBridge and Fifth streets. A breath test measured his blood alcohol content at .15 percent.

Thursday, April 20

• At 11:55 a.m. officers received a report from a Lewiston man that his license plate — number 400 NVC — was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on the 1400 block of West Service Drive in Winona.

• Following a Winona Police Department (WPD) investigation, Winona County prosecutors charged Brandon Matthew Moolah, 26, of Winona, with felony financial transaction card fraud after he allegedly used another person’s debit card to purchase merchandise with a total value of $622 from a slew of Winona and La Crosse stores in late March. The victim reported losing his or her card at the bar before the alleged fraudulent charges occurred, according to the complaint. Moolah is not in custody, and WPD officers reportedly could not locate him.


Winona County

Monday, April 17

• At 8:05 p.m. deputies cited Brandon John Pederson, 27, of Winona, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Highway 14 and Gilmore Valley Road. 

• At 2:51 p.m. officers took Shad Michael Swanson, 44, of Stockton, into custody for domestic assault causing fear and harm after he allegedly threw items at a woman at a Stockton residence on April 16. 

Thursday, April 20

• At 3:20 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a landslide on Highway 61 near milemarker 20 after a 40-year-old Winona woman swerved and her vehicle struck the median and got stuck. Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said that there were no injures, and Minnesota Department of Transportation staff cleared the road. 


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