Police Blotter


(11/15/2017)

Winona Police

Thursday, Nov. 9


• At 12:26 p.m. police received a call from a Kwik Trip employee reporting that a person had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill and then fled when they were denied.
• At 2:03 p.m. police received a call from a Wal-Mart employee reporting that a counterfeit $50 and $100 bill were passed at the store.
• At 5:53 p.m. police received a report of a shoplifter at Wal-Mart. Police said Erica Marie Harris, 36, of Winona, attempted to steal clothing and that she had been removed and warned not to trespass at the store in the past. She was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of burglary in the third degree, theft and trespassing.
• At 8:45 p.m. police received a report that a tire may have been slashed on a parked vehicle on Seventh and Main streets.
• At 11:46 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after the driver reportedly crossed the center line at Vila and Gilmore streets. The driver, Adam Randal Roland Johnson, 21, of Minneapolis, Minn., allegedly showed signs of intoxication. He was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .14 percent.

Friday, Nov. 10

• At 3:01 p.m. police received a report from an adult female that a sexual assault had occurred on the West End. Police are investigating.
• At 3:48 p.m. police cited John Paul Onorati, 31, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting at Shopko after he allegedly attempted to take a blue-tooth speaker with a value of $89.
• At 5:18 p.m. police were called to CHS on Riverview Drive on a report of damage to the building. Three windows were broken, two doors were damaged, and spray paint had been used on the side of the building.
• At 7:37 p.m. police cited Jennifer Charlene Devolder, 37, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting from Wal-Mart.
• At 11:21 p.m. police received a call from an employee at a business on East Third Street who reported that a person had urinated on the building. The employee followed the suspect, Colton Lee Averbeck, 28, of Winona, and police later cited him with disorderly conduct.

Saturday, Nov. 11

• At 1:09 a.m. officers arrested Melvin Earl Kimp, 27, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree burglary — assault within, and violating an order for protection. Police responded to a 911 hangup call in which a female told officers she needed help. Kimp allegedly cut his own throat with a steak knife three times, tried to take her phone and other occupants’ phones, and attempted to grab a child the woman was holding before he left the residence. Officers later made contact with him and took him into custody.
• At 1:54 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after the driver reportedly drove through a stop sign on Broadway and Kansas Street. Police said the driver appeared to be attempting to hide something under the seat and a marijuana pipe was visible in the center console. Police reportedly found the marijuana pipe, two pipes with methamphetamine residue, a baggie with a crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, a scale and a water pipe in the vehicle. The driver, Andrew Maylon Gustafson, 27, of Rochester, was arrested and referred to the county attorney for possible charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving after revocation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• At 9:38 a.m. an adult male reported two Winona State University Macbooks were stolen from a residence on the 500 block of Main Street following a party the night before.
• At 3:18 p.m. police received a report of a vehicle struck while it was parked on the 100 block of East Fifth Street.
• At 3:27 p.m. police arrested Michael Perrin Staats, 46, of Winona, on a warrant. They reportedly found a pipe with drug residue on his person and cited him with possession of drug paraphernalia.
• At 5:04 p.m. police responded to a two-vehicle accident at Mankato Avenue and Riverbend Drive. There were no injuries.
• At 9:47 p.m. police received a report of an assault at a residence on McConnon Drive. A 19-year-old Rollingstone woman reportedly went to the residence to meet with Alex Lee Franzwa, 18, of Winona. The two reportedly began arguing and Franzwa allegedly shoved her, knocked her down, choked her, grabbed her arms and prevented her from leaving for approximately 30 minutes. The woman was reportedly able to contact a relative who came to the residence and also fought with Franzwa. The woman and her relative left. Police later arrested Franzwa and referred him for charges of domestic assault causing harm, felony domestic assault by strangulation, false imprisonment and disorderly conduct.
• At 9:45 p.m. police received a call from a Kwik Trip employee on West Broadway who said Jakob Wayne Parker, 18, of Winona, had taken a beverage without paying for it the prior evening. Police cited him with theft by shoplifting.

Sunday, Nov. 12


• At 12:45 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Huff and Sarnia streets after the driver reportedly ran a red light. The driver, Janis Nicole Quackenbush, 26, of Urbana, Ill., allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Her blood-alcohol content was measured at .11 percent.
• At 1:42 a.m. police were called to the Plaza Hotel on Highway 61 on a report of juveniles drinking. Police said parents went to check on three teen girls who were staying in an adjacent room and found that three teen boys were in the room and that there was alcohol present. Police cited a 15-year-old Winona boy with underaged consumption of alcohol, a 14-year-old Winona boy with underaged consumption of alcohol, and a 15-year-old Winona girl for underaged consumption of alcohol.
• At 10:14 a.m. police received a call reporting a violation of a harassment restraining order. A 47-year-old woman told police that Charlotte Camille Tribble, 35, of Winona, drove by her in the parking lot at Target and told her that she ought to hit her with her vehicle. The 47-year-old woman has a restraining order against Tribble. Police said they made contact with Tribble who admitted to making contact with the woman who holds the order. Tribble was cited for violating the terms of a harassment restraining order.
• At 12:04 p.m. police received a call reporting that a vehicle was struck while it was parked on the 300 block of West Broadway between 10 p.m. the prior evening and when the call was made.
• At 1:17 p.m. police received a call from an employee at the Kwik Trip on West Broadway reporting that beef jerky had been stolen from the store.
• At 7:31 p.m. police received a report that a driver on Highway 61 who turned onto Homer Road struck a pedestrian walking a bike with the vehicle’s side mirror. The two walked to the hospital to check for injuries. No citations were issued.
• At 11:15 p.m. police received a call from an adult female who said that an iPhone 7 and charger were missing following a party at her apartment.

Monday, Nov. 13

• At 8:25 a.m. police received a call from Volkman’s garage reporting that two vehicles parked for service there had windows broken overnight.
• At 8:59 a.m. police received a report that the rear window of a vehicle was broken while it was parked on the 600 block of Grand Street.
• At 12:43 p.m. police received a call from an adult male on the 50 block of East Lake Boulevard reporting that someone had shot his front door with a bb gun within the last 48 hours.
• At 4:04 p.m. police received a report of a burglary. An adult male said $300-$400 in change was missing from his bedroom at a residence on the 100 block of Mankato Avenue. There were no signs of forced entry.
• At 5:01 p.m. police received a report from an adult female that the rear window of her vehicle was broken overnight while it was parked on the 600 block of Grand Street.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

 

• At 1:45 a.m. police received a report that a man attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Kwik Trip on Mankato Avenue. The clerk did not take the bill.

Winona County Sheriff

Friday, Nov. 10


• At 2:27 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on Huff and Sarnia streets for having an object suspended from the rear-view mirror. The driver, Anthony Thomas Meister, 18, of Elk River, Minn., was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated. Passenger Jackson Paul Peterson, 18, of North Mankato, Minn., was cited with underaged consumption of alcohol. Passenger Selena Raye Cincotta, 19, of Maplewood, Minn., was cited with underaged consumption of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Passenger Erin Rose Kronaeeter, 18, of Eagan, Minn., was cited with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, Nov. 11

• Deputies received more than a dozen reports of car accidents and/or vehicles in the ditch on I-90 and county roads.
• At 12:34 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on County Road 17 driven by Brandon Cieminski, 33, of Winona, after reportedly observing him driving with a taillight out. Police said he showed signs of intoxication. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood-alcohol content was measured at .15 percent.
• At 3:06 a.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Matthew Alan Helgeson, 42, of Rushford, for reportedly driving with his brights on. Police said he showed signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content measured at .09 percent and cited with driving after cancellation. Passenger Christopher Joseph Hale, 26, of Winona, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation.
• At 8:21 a.m. police were called to a one-vehicle rollover on County Road 29 on the entrance ramp to I-90. A vehicle driven by a 43-year-old Minnesota City woman left the roadway and rolled over. The woman was treated at the hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

Sunday, Nov. 12

• At 12:10 a.m. police stopped a driver on Highway 14 for speeding. The driver, Rodrigo Itehuas Salas, 24, of Altura, reportedly showed signs of intoxication. When he was brought to the jail, a breath test showed his alcohol content to be .067 percent. Salas was cited with speeding, driving without a valid license, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and careless driving.
• At 1:40 p.m. police received a call reporting a stolen vehicle from Arches Road. An adult male told police his son had seen the vehicle being driven at around 1:30 a.m. on Highway 14. Video footage showed the vehicle had been taken at around that time. The vehicle was later located down the road on Highway 23, out of gas and unoccupied.
• At 6:21 p.m. police were called to a residence in Minnesota City for a request to remove an unwanted person. Police said a 17-year-old male requested police remove a 37-year-old woman from the residence. When police arrived, other occupants told officers that the teen had struck the 37-year-old woman in the face with a photo frame and then left the residence. Police reportedly observed the woman was bleeding from the wound. The 17-year-old male was later located and arrested and referred to the county attorney for potential charges of domestic assault causing fear and domestic assault causing harm.
• At 11:58 p.m. police were called to Grain Handlers USA in downtown St. Charles on a report of a grain elevator on fire. Deputies reported the fire was extinguished shortly after their arrival.

Monday, Nov. 13


• At 5:01 p.m. police were called to the Nodine Kwik Trip on a report of a two-semi collision. One semi reportedly struck another semi while it was parked at the gas pump. The striking vehicle left the scene. There was minor damage to one semi’s hood.
• At 10:05 p.m. police responded to a report of a machine shop on fire near Lewiston on County Road 109. An adult male told officers he had been welding inside the shop at around 9:30 p.m. The shop was full of tools and the estimated loss is approximately $5,000.

Trempealeau County

Sunday, Nov. 12


• At 7:20 p.m. deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on Silver Creek Road in the Town of Gale. A 35-year-old Galesville man was traveling eastbound when he looked down to adjust a navigation device and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and overturned down an embankment and the driver was ejected through the open driver’s side window. A private party transported the driver to the hospital before law enforcement officials arrived at the scene. Police said he sustained unknown injuries and was “cited for multiple violations.”

 

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