Police Blotter


Winona Police

Friday, August 31

· At 5:15 p.m. police cited Sylvia Victoria Raggs, 32, of Chicago, Ill., with theft by shoplifting from Walmart.

· At 10:45 p.m. police responded to a report of a large fight near the intersection of Fifth and Washington streets. When they arrived, two men reportedly fled the scene before being caught by officers. Jordan J Kennedy, 19, of Cottage Grove, Minn., was cited with underage consumption of alcohol and fleeing police on foot. Bryce Marshall Oslund, 19, of Lakeville, Minn., was cited with underage consumption of alcohol, fleeing police on foot, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, September 1

· At 7:14 a.m. police cited Jennifer Marie Monir-Creps, 31, of Winona, with illegal dumping after she was reportedly seen dumping trash into a business dumpster on the 300 block of Mankato Avenue.

Tuesday, September 4

· At 7:12 a.m. a home was reportedly broken into on the 250 block of East Seventh Street. A raincoat and backpack containing textbooks were stolen.

· At 2:08 p.m. a woman reported the theft of a black and red Trek 820 bicycle from the 400 block of Huff Street.

· At 3:16 p.m. a Winona man reported the theft of an Xbox and soundbar from a residence on Links Lane.

· At 4:02 p.m. police cited Randy Dwaine Weeks, 35, of Big Lake, Minn., with theft by shoplifting from Hy-Vee.

Wednesday, September 6

• At 10:12 a.m. police conducted a search warrant at a residence on the 400 block of East Broadway. Timothy John Holzer, 45, of Winona, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary. According to the criminal complaint, officers were called to a residence on East Seventh Street on August 6 on a report that it had been broken into and a crowbar was left at the scene. Officers later installed a surveillance camera at the residence and recorded images of Holzer allegedly entering the residence on August 28 and stealing several items, which were reportedly recovered at his home when it was searched on September 6. When officers searched Holzer’s home, they also arrested Dennis Edward Becker, 43, of Winona, on a warrant.

• At 11:54 a.m. police received a report that a license plate reading 45286MJ was stolen from a motorcycle parked on the 650 block of West Fifth Street.

• At 5:25 p.m. police received a report that two backpacks and an autographed poster were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 500 block of Maceman Street. Police said several other vehicles appeared to have also been entered nearby.

Thursday, September 6

• The Winona County Attorney’s Office filed charges of check forgery against Christopher Paul Sullivan, 24, of Winona. According to the report, Sullivan attempted to pass a check belonging to another person on August 28 in Winona.

• At 8:24 a.m. police received a call from an employee at a business on the 50 block of Gould Street who reported someone had entered the business through a window and stolen a Geiger counter.

• At 9:01 a.m. police cited Justin Michael Wnuk, 25, of Winona, with fifth-degree assault after he allegedly punched a security guard at Winona Health in the emergency room.

• At 2:38 p.m. police received a report from an adult male that damage was done to his door frame on the 900 block of East Seventh Street. It appeared as though someone had attempted to gain entry to the home.

• At 6:29 p.m. police found a driver at Fifth and Olmstead streets passed out behind the wheel. Officers suspected the driver, a 47-year-old Winona man, was under the influence after huffing propane, as several canisters were found in the vehicle. A blood test was taken and charges are pending the results.

• At 10:37 p.m. police received a call from a resident at Highway 14 and Cottonwood Drive who said they heard what sounded like approximately 10 gunshots. Officers searched the area but were unable to recover any casings or other signs of gunshots.

Friday, September 7

• At 12:24 a.m. police stopped a driver on Second Street for having an inoperable license plate after reportedly observing the vehicle cross the center line into the opposite lane of traffic. The driver, Evan Mark Johnson, 21, of Winona, reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .19 percent.

• At 1:49 a.m. police received a report from a worker at the downtown McDonald’s who said that the store had received a counterfeit $20 bill from a male customer.

• At 2:12 a.m. police stopped a driver at Eighth and Grand streets for an equipment violation. The driver, Gabriella Maria-Angelina Matzke, 21, of Winona, reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .15 percent.

• At 3:19 a.m. police received a report of a burglary on the 300 block of Main Street. A female resident reported waking up to two people in her home using the flashlight function on a cell phone. The two fled when she awoke. Missing were Beats headphones, an iPhone, and a flatscreen TV. The suspects were described as two black males and are believed to have entered the home through an unlocked door.

Winona County Sheriff

Wednesday, September 5

• At 8:22 a.m. deputies received a call reporting a train had been stopped and blocking the road on Homer Landing Lane for three hours. The train was gone when deputies arrived.

• At 6:37 p.m. deputies received a report of a gas drive-off at the Stockton Pumphouse. A driver reportedly left without paying for $51 in gas. Investigators are reviewing camera footage.

• At 8:54 p.m. deputies received a call from an adult male in Faribault, Minn., reporting that he had received a call from a person claiming to be from the Winona County Sheriff’s Department who said the man had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear before a grand jury. The caller reportedly told the man that he had a fine to pay. The call was a scam, and the Winona County Sheriff’s Office has received similar reports in recent weeks. Residents are urged to be cautious and are reminded that the department does not solicit money over the phone.

Thursday, September 6

• At 9:13 p.m. deputies reportedly observed a driver passed out behind the wheel at the Kwik Trip on Homer Road. The driver, a 40-year-old Winona man, reportedly showed signs of intoxication. A blood test was given and potential charges are pending the results.

Friday, September 7

• At 6:45 a.m. deputies were called to Highway 61 near Bass Camp Resort on a report that a cement truck’s drive shaft had broken and punctured a hole in the gas tank. Approximately 12 gallons of diesel was spilled during the incident, which was cleaned up by county workers.


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