Police Blotter


Winona Police

Tuesday, November 6

· At 8:20 a.m. a Winona man reported that the soda machine on the 500 block of West Fifth Street had the lock drilled off, and that some change and sodas were stolen.

· At 1:12 p.m. police ticketed Tara Lynn Brown, 35, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting and driving after revocation after receiving a report from employees at Target.

· At 10:15 p.m. police cited Aaron Christopher Lapp, 27, of Winona, with fifth-degree domestic assault causing harm after he reportedly assaulted a man during an argument on the 850 block of West Fifth Street.

Wednesday, November 7

· At 2:56 p.m. a Winona man reported that a radon tester and a micro-manometer had been stolen from a truck parked at Midtown Foods.

· At 8:44 p.m. police responded to a call reporting around 30 to 40 hypodermic needles being dumped at a property on the 400 block of East Second Street. Police located the pile and disposed of it properly.

· At 8:52 p.m. a Winona woman reported that someone had damaged the door to a building on the 150 block of Johnson Street.

Thursday, November 8

· At 9:41 a.m. police arrested Kyle Elliot Paulson, 35, of Winona, for felony violation of a domestic assault no-contact order and felony fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine after an officer reported spotting Paulson with the person who holds the order outside a residence on the 1050 block of East Seventh Street. When the officer approached, Paulson reportedly got into his vehicle and attempted to hide something under the seat. Upon searching, officers reportedly located a glass pipe with burnt traces of methamphetamine in it.

· At 9:53 a.m. a Winona woman reported damage to her garage over the weekend on the 170 block of East Fifth Street after someone had attempted to break in. The individual who had made the attempt left behind a pry bar.

· At 11:16 a.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Mankato Avenue and Eighth Street. Diane Szatinski Walter, 67, of Winona, allegedly drove through the stop sign at the intersection, hitting the other driver who had stopped at the stop sign and was turning in the intersection. Walter was transported to Winona Health for the treatment of chest pain.

· At 2:28 p.m. a Winona woman reported that her vehicle had been damaged on the 260 block of West 11th Street two weeks prior resulting from an individual jumping onto the hood of her car.

Friday, November 9

· At 2:18 a.m. police arrested Jenna Lee Wineski, 24, of Winona, for second-degree assault after she allegedly hit a man in the head multiple times with a wooden closet rod during an argument with another woman on the 500 block of West Fourth Street. There had been a call prior to this at 12:55 a.m. for noise disturbances during a fight between one man and three women with no violence reported at that time. The victim was found bleeding from the head when police arrived, and was sent to Winona Health for treatment of the injury.

Winona County Sheriff

Tuesday, November 6

· At 10:40 p.m. deputies arrested Jedidiah David Cranor, 25, of Winona, and referred him to the County Attorney’s Office for charges of having no proof of insurance, habitual driving after revocation, and having expired registration on a vehicle after deputies stopped him on Highway 61 near Blackhorse Road for having expired registration.

Wednesday, November 7

· At 5:29 a.m. deputies responded to a call regarding a one-vehicle rollover accident near the intersection of Pinewood Drive and County Road 23 near Lewiston. The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Lewiston, was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

· At 11:37 a.m. deputies responded to a call reporting six horses running out in a ditch on County Road 11 near Houston. Deputies arrived at the scene and attempted to corral the horses into an enclosure, and managed to do so with the help of some neighbors. The deputy then waited for the owner to arrive to receive the horses.


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