Police Blotter


Winona Police

Wednesday, April 4

• An adult female in Winona reported to police that a check for $300 had been fraudulently cashed from her bank account. After reviewing security camera footage, officers cited Scott Curtis Rinn, 50, of Winona, with possession of a stolen check.

Friday, June 1

• At 9:17 a.m. an employee at Winona State University reported the theft of two laptops belonging to the college. An employee reported briefly setting them down outdoors and then finding that they had disappeared.

• An adult female reported Lucas Anton Jonsgaard, 26, of Trempealeau, Wis., sexually assaulted and threatened her. Jonsgaard was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and domestic assault causing fear.

Sunday, June 3

• At 12:12 a.m. Jesse Lee Schneider, 37, of Winona, was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .14 percent, after officers stopped him for having a loud muffler and non-working brake light.

• At 1:46 a.m. an officer responded to a report of a driver sleeping in a car parked in the lane of travel near Third and Liberty streets. The officer located the vehicle, parked in the lane of travel with the motor running, and the driver asleep behind the wheel. During the interview, Nicole Ann Scott, 31, of Winona, was reportedly visibly intoxicated and was arrested for third-degree driving while impaired with a blood-alcohol content measured at .27 percent.

• At 12:53 p.m. Bryan Wesley Sovell, 25, of Utica, was cited with theft by shoplifting at Fleet Farm in Winona.

• At 9:44 p.m. an employee of the Severson Sinclair gas station reported that a driver put gas with a value of $20.34 into a vehicle and left without paying.

• At 10:09 p.m. an adult male reported leaving his cellphone near the checkout counter in Wal-Mart. An employee reportedly handed the phone to another customer who took the phone and did not return it to the owner.

Monday, June 4

• At 1:20 a.m. an officer stopped Isaiah Micheal Lindsey, 22, of Brooklyn Center, Minn., for a traffic violation near Eighth and Grand streets. Lindsey was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .12 percent.

• At 8:56 a.m. police received a report of a suspicious male carrying bolt cutters and wearing gloves, running in the vicinity of Eighth and Buchanan streets. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

• At 9:49 a.m. an adult female reported that the windshield of her vehicle had been smashed with a chunk of concrete while parked overnight at Huff and 11th streets.

• At 11:24 a.m. an adult female reported leaving personal items on a counter in a laundromat on the 500 block of Center Street while using the restroom, and reported that her cellphone was missing when she returned.

• At 12:15 a.m. an officer reportedly noticed an individual in a vehicle parked in the Wal-Mart lot. The license plates’ registration reportedly did not match the make of the vehicle, and the officer stopped the driver after it left the parking lot. Donovan Cole Chandler, 34, of Winona, reportedly told the officer that he had recently purchased the vehicle in Wisconsin and did not yet have license plates, so he removed the plates from another vehicle he owned. During the interview the officer reportedly located a small amount of a substance the officer believed to be methamphetamine. Chandler was charged with intent to escape motor vehicle tax and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

• At 12:21 p.m. an adult male reported the theft of a Fabriquit Suretrac utility trailer from his residence on the 1300 block of East Seventh Street at some point prior to June 1.

• At 3:56 p.m. an adult male reported that the driver’s side door handle of his vehicle had been damaged while it was parked on the 250 block of Liberty Street.

• At 8:37 p.m. officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance on the 750 block of East Broadway. A witness reported that an adult male and adult female were having a verbal argument when one party threw a slushie onto the other party, who responded by throwing a quart of oil onto the other. No injuries were reported and no charges were filed.

Winona County Sheriff

Friday, June 1

• At 3:22 p.m. an adult male from Dakota reported a check forgery. The male reported that he had written a check for $100, and the individual to whom the check was written had altered the check to read $700 and cashed it. A suspect is being sought.

• At 10:53 p.m. a deputy reportedly observed a vehicle traveling without headlights near Ninth and 54th streets. Driving the car was a juvenile who was cited for driving without having a Minnesota driver’s license. Two other minors in the vehicle were turned over to relatives.

Saturday, June 2

• At 6:29 p.m. a deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for having an object suspended from the rearview mirror and reportedly observed a jar in the vehicle which the driver reportedly admitted contained marijuana. The officer also located a pipe in the vehicle and cited Luke Thomas Kerstetter, 18, of Wauwatosa, Wis., with possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sunday, June 3

• At 3:08 a.m. a deputy performed a traffic stop on a driver traveling with no headlights near the 800 block of Mankato Avenue. The deputy reportedly noticed the odor of alcohol and arrested Hunter Patrick Bailey, 21, of Minnesota City, on charges of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .10 percent.

• At 2:08 p.m. deputies assisted TriState Ambulance on Valley View Road with a report of a juvenile female injured while driving an ATV on private property. The juvenile was injured when the ATV rolled over while turning a corner. She was transported to Gundersen Health System with a leg injury.

Monday, June 4

• At 12:42 p.m. an adult female reported that her yard had been seriously damaged by a vehicle that left the road near her home on Harbor Drive in Minnesota City the previous night.

• At 10:19 p.m. deputies received a report that a tanker filled with treated sewage had overturned in a private driveway on County Road 125 in Dakota. No injures or leakage was reported.


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