Police Blotter


(3/9/2018)

State Patrol

Saturday, March 3


• At 2:48 p.m. State Patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 14 east of Chestnut Street South in La Crescent. A vehicle driven by a 45-year-old La Crescent man crossed the center line after he reportedly fell asleep. A semi driven by a 31-year-old Winnfield, La., man attempted to avoid a head-on collision but was struck on the passenger side. The semi then went down an embankment and rolled onto its side. The driver of the semi was transferred to Gundersen Health Systems for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Sunday, March 4

• At 9:42 a.m. State Patrol officers responded to a two-car collision on Highway 74 south of St. Charles. A vehicle driven by a 56-year-old St. Charles man was northbound on Highway 74 when it struck a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old St. Charles man who had been stopped waiting to make a left turn. The 56-year-old man and his passenger, a two-year-old girl, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Monday, March 5

• At 4:22 p.m. State Patrol officers responded to a two-car collision on Highway 61 at County Road 7. A vehicle driven by a 19-year-old St. Francis, Minn., woman was traveling eastbound on County Road 7 when it collided with a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Adams, Minn., woman who was southbound on Highway 61. The Adams woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol reported icy conditions.

Winona Police

Friday, March 2

• At 9:06 a.m. police cited a 17-year-old Winona boy with possession of a small amount of marijuana at Sarnia and Johnson streets.

• At 1:07 p.m. police cited Jenna Lee Wineski, 23, of Winona, and Pascale Martine Laporta, 22, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting.

• At 3:19 p.m. a parent reported an assault at the Winona Middle School. Police said that the school resource officer at the school was handling the incident.

• At 5:55 p.m. police responded to a report that a toaster with a value of $100 was taken from outside a residence on the 650 block of East Ninth Street after it was left there by the Postal Service.

Saturday, March 3

• At 11:15 p.m. police made contact with the occupants of a vehicle parked at Holzinger Lodge and reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana. Benjamin Ronald Shepardson, 25, of Winona, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Sunday, March 4

• At 12:51 a.m. police were called to Seventh and Center streets on a report of a hit-and-run collision, with the striking vehicle left in the roadway. Police went to the home of the registered owner and found two people approaching the residence on foot. Bruce Andrew Carpenter, 37, of West St. Paul, Minn., reportedly told officers he had been driving. He was arrested on charges of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.

• At 6:14 p.m. police were called to a disturbance on the 100 block of Main Street. When police arrived, Bruce Cletus Kohner, 61, of Winona, allegedly opened the door holding a knife and refused to put it down. Officers said he came toward them aggressively when he did put the weapon down. He was cited for obstructing the legal process.

• At 11:04 p.m. police received a report that a vehicle was scratched, its taillights were broken, and eggs were thrown at it while it was parked on the 950 block of Main Street.

Monday, March 5

• At 8:28 p.m. police received a complaint of a snow sculpture in the shape of a seven-foot-tall penis at Seventh and Sioux streets. The sculpture was destroyed.

Winona County Sheriff

Saturday, March 3


• At 3:10 a.m. deputies responded to a report of juvenile drinking party on County Road 19 outside Wilson. Collin Wayne Huebner, 18, of Minnesota City, was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol; a 17-year-old Eyota, Minn., boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 16-year-old Winona girl was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; Evan Henry Navarro-Katz, 18, of Winona, was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol; a 17-year-old Winona girl was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 17-year-old Winona boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 17-year-old Rollingstone boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 15-year-old Winona boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 16-year-old Winona boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 16-year old Winona boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; a 17-year-old Winona boy was cited for minor consumption of alcohol; and a 16-year-old Winona girl was cited for minor consumption of alcohol.

Sunday, March 4

• At 7:38 a.m. deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover on County Road 12 and County Road 1. The driver, an 87-year-old Onalaska woman, was trapped inside the vehicle. She was freed and transported to the hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

• At 5:38 p.m. a deputy on Rupprecht Valley Road reportedly noticed two people in a vehicle without seat belts on and observed that the driver appeared to be too young to drive. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled to the side of the road. A woman, Courtney Lynn Marxhausen, 33, of Rollingstone, reportedly got out of the passenger-side door and stumbled toward the rear of the car. She allegedly claimed that she had been driving the vehicle. When the deputy asked her to step back into the vehicle, Marxhausen reportedly got into the driver’s side door, with the 12-year-old occupant reportedly sliding into the passenger seat. Marxhausen then allegedly attempted to drive away, but stopped again after about three quarters of a mile. The child told the deputy that the two had been in Winona and that Marxhausen had been drinking, and that she didn’t want Marxhausen to drive in that state, so the child instead drove the vehicle. Marxhausen was arrested on charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, second-degree driving while intoxicated (child endangerment), and second-degree test refusal.

• At 10:36 p.m. deputies received a report of an intoxicated driver leaving ZaZa’s restaurant in Winona. The suspect vehicle was located at County Road 17 and Blackberry Road. Deputies said the driver, Katreena Louise Roeder, 38, of Winona, showed signs of intoxication. She was arrested on charges of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and third-degree test refusal.

Monday, March 5

• At 12:06 a.m. deputies assisted the State Patrol with a head-on collision on I-90 near Dakota. One of the drivers fled on foot. A K-9 was used to search the area but no one was located. The State Patrol had not completed a report as of press time.

 

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