Police Blotter


Winona Police

Thursday, Nov. 23

• At 2:07 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Fourth and Lafayette streets and cited the driver, Erik Meier Borrman, 25, of Chaska, Minn., for third-degree test refusal and fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.

Friday, Nov. 24

• At 1:24 a.m. police stopped a truck with a trailer and a broken brake light in an alley in Winona. According to the criminal complaint, police used a K9 to conduct a drug search and found several baggies containing methamphetamine and a bag with prescription pills. Rebecca Mae Dewitte, 42, was charged with fifth-degree possession of amphetamine and fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine. Kevin Amanuel Vanover, 24, was cited for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and no proof of insurance.
• At 1:14 p.m. police received a report of a billfold stolen from a kiosk at Menards. An adult male said he left his billfold there and when he returned it was gone. Police said video footage shows an elderly woman with some children in the area and believe one of the children took the billfold.
• At 5:16 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision at Mankato and Parks avenues. A vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Winona woman was traveling west on Frontenac Drive and attempting to turn left onto Mankato Avenue when the vehicle struck a 55-year-old Winona woman who was walking in the crosswalk. The pedestrian walked to the hospital complaining of knee pain. No citations were issued.
• At 6:21 p.m. police received a report of a metal wagon stolen from a porch on the 1750 block of West Broadway.
• At 10:24 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop at Garvin Heights Park and cited Michael Ilya Deflorian, 20, of Fountain City, with under 21 drinking alcohol while driving and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
• At 11:03 p.m. police were called to a residential drug treatment facility on a report that a resident had drugs in his possession. Police said that Brian Kenneth Larkins, 31, of Winona, had foil in his room that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. He was referred to the county attorney for charges of third-degree possession of a controlled substance in a residential treatment facility.

Saturday, Nov. 25

• At 12:24 p.m. police were called to the Whistle Stop on the 550 block of Huff Street on a report of a stolen billfold.
• At 12:42 p.m. police were called to Cellular Connection in the Winona Mall on a report of an iPhone stolen. An adult female employee told police that the phone, valued at $1,052, was stolen from a store shelf.

Sunday, November 26

• At 11:18 p.m. police received a report of a burglary at a residence on the 400 block of West Sarnia Street. Six female college students were gone for Thanksgiving and while they were out, items were taken after a suspect reportedly entered through a door forced open. Items missing include three iPad minis, change, sweatshirts, shoes, coats, a watch, perfume, prescription pills, leggings, gloves, and a mini air compressor.

Monday, November 27

• At 7:20 a.m. police were called to Fourth and Huff streets on a report of a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian. A 31-year-old Winona man was attempting to cross Fourth Street at Huff Street when a white Chrysler with Wisconsin license plates driven by a white male, approximately 50 years old, struck him while traveling at a slow rate of speed. The driver then left the scene. Police are investigating.
• At 9:48 a.m. police received a report from an employee at Kwik Trip on East Broadway that three counterfeit $20 were passed at the store.
• At 9:59 a.m. police received a report of a red seven-speed bicycle stolen from the 100 block of West Third Street.
• At 2:54 p.m. police received a report of a license plate stolen from a vehicle. It was recently recovered on a stolen vehicle.
• At 3:41 p.m. police received a report of a TV stolen from a residence on the 600 block of East Fourth Street.
• At 4:40 p.m. police received a report of an ice fishing tent stolen from a garage on the 1550 block of Homer Road.

Winona County Sheriff

Tuesday, Nov. 21

• At 1:31 p.m. police received a report of a potential scam. A person called a local resident claiming they had won money from Publishers Clearing House. The person stated that New York City detectives had spoken with Winona County Chief Deputy Jeff Mueller and had sent him paperwork to review about the claim. No one had reached out to Mueller or the Winona County Sheriff’s Office, and when the scammer later called claiming to be a New York City detective and a Winona County deputy who was at the residence picked up the phone, the scammer hung up. No money was exchanged.

Wednesday, November 22

• At 4:36 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fire on County Road 18 near Lewiston. Police said a truck topper was flipped over, full of tires, and on fire. The fire had spread onto surrounding grass. A former resident arrived and said he was not there when the fire started and did not know what caused it. Police called the fire “suspicious.”

Thursday, Nov. 23

• At 7:56 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a fight in the Winona County Jail. Melvin Earl Kimp, 27, of Winona, allegedly struck another inmate. Kimp was referred to the county attorney for charges of fifth-degree assault.

Friday, Nov. 24

• At 1:50 p.m. deputies assisted St. Charles police with an arrest. Kory Wayne Byrd, 20, of Stockton, was arrested and referred for charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Saturday, Nov. 25

• At 7:08 a.m. officers received a report from an adult male that a marine battery was stolen from a commercial boat at Bass Camp Resort.
• At 8:19 a.m. deputies were notified that Melvin Earl Kimp, 28, of Winona, had attempted while in the Winona County Jail to make contact with a person who holds an order for protection against him. He was referred to the county attorney’s office for charges of violating an order for protection.

Monday, Nov. 27

• At 2:51 p.m. police responded to a one-vehicle motorcycle crash on East Burns Valley Road. Dan Mark Cady, 59, of La Crescent, reportedly attempted to test his front brakes, which were faulty. He traveled off the roadway and then corrected back onto the roadway before being thrown from the bike. He was transported to the hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. Police cited him for driving after revocation.

State Patrol

Wednesday, Nov. 22

• Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the I-90 exit ramp and Highway 76. A vehicle driven by a 36-year-old Winona man was headed east on the exit ramp and entered the intersection, where the vehicle was struck by a dump truck driven by a 48-year-old Caledonia man. The Winona man was transported to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-treatening injuries.

Saturday, Nov. 25

• At 2:10 p.m. officers responded to a three-vehicle crash at Highway 61 and Bundy Boulevard. A vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Winona woman was stopped in the left lane of southbound Highway 61 with a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old La Crosse man was stopped behind it. A vehicle driven by a 36-year-old La Crescent man rear ended the rear vehicle, which struck the first vehicle. A family in the second stopped vehicle, including two juveniles, were injured and transported to the hospital for the treatment of what are believed non-life-threatening injuries.


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