Police Blotter


(12/6/2017)

Winona Police

Friday, December 1


• At 12 a.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Kendra Rose Wagner, 19, of Austin, Minn., at Broadway and Main Street for having an object suspended from her rearview mirror. She was cited for underaged drinking and driving with a blood-alcohol content measured at .04 percent.
• At 10:26 a.m. police received a report from a Wal-Mart employee that a man purchased an Xbox using fake travelers' checks.
• At 2:14 p.m. police were called to Winona Senior High School on a report of two juvenile females fighting. The school resource officer is following up the complaint.

Saturday, December 2

• At 1:01 a.m. police cited Neil Christ Schmalz, 18, of Mound, Minn., with underaged consumption of alcohol after they reportedly saw him drinking an alcoholic beverage at Eighth and Center streets.
• At 1:11 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Ninth and Center streets for driving without headlights. The following passengers were cited for underaged consumption of alcohol: Lauren Ashley Borgstrom, 20, of Champlin, Minn.; Elly Alene Martin, 18, of Lindstrom, Minn.; David K. Munson, 19, of Chicago, Ill.; and Sylvia Mae Vannieuwenhoven, 19, of Green Bay, Wis.
• At 2:35 a.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Mitchell Dwaine Meeker, 22, of Chatfield, for driving without headlights. Police said he showed signs of intoxication and he was cited for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .14 percent.
• At 7:37 a.m. police received a report of a lighted Christmas tree stolen from outside a residence on the 400 block of Lafayette Street.
• At 12:35 p.m. police received a report from a Winona man who said that he had sent "compromising" images to someone on the Internet who was now blackmailing him and threatening to share them.
• At 4:11 p.m. police received a report of Christmas lights cut at a residence on the 500 block of Sioux Street.
• At 4:30 p.m. police cited Samantha Jo Sterbenz, 46, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting at Fleet Farm.
• At 7:06 p.m. police received a report from a Wal-Mart employee that a male took a backpack valued at $10 from the store.
• At 11:28 p.m. police stopped a vehicle for speeding at Carimona and Fifth streets. A 17-year-old Winona girl who was a passenger in the vehicle was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol.

Sunday, December 3

• At 12:50 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Sarnia and Walnut streets driven by Eric Rodriguez Corral, 24, of Eagan, for reportedly speeding. Police said he showed signs of intoxication and he was arrested for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .10 percent.
• At 8:31 a.m. police were called to a residence on the 450 block of Sioux Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. Paul Anthony Clark Jr., 27, of Winona, allegedly pushed and struck a woman and put his hand on her neck several times. He also reportedly struck a child with a spatula several times. He was charged with gross misdemeanor domestic assault causing fear, gross misdemeanor domestic assault causing harm, and malicious punishment of a child.
• At 3:22 p.m. police received a report of the theft of a billfold from a vehicle parked on the 1250 block of West Third Street.

Monday, December 4


• At 12:47 p.m. police received a report of an attempted burglary. An adult male sleeping at a residence on the 550 block of Garfield Street reportedly woke up after hearing someone knocking on the door. When he went to open the door, a white male wearing a hoodie kicked the door in. He and two other suspects fled the scene.
• At 1:27 p.m. police received a report of a blue Trek hybrid bicycle stolen from the 50 block of East Third Street.

Winona County Sheriff

Friday, October 1


• At 10:40 a.m. deputies received a complaint from an adult male who said he received a call from a person claiming to be from the ATF who told him he would be locked up for owning a shotgun. When he called the number back it was reportedly disconnected.
• At 12:49 p.m. deputies received a report that a CO2 gun was in a vehicle parked at Lewiston-Altura School. Parents were contacted to pick up the gun.

Saturday, October 2


• At 2:24 p.m. deputies received a report of a shed on fire on County Road 12. An adult male reported that he was burning leaves and the flames spread to the shed.
• At 6:08 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle at Highway 61 and County Road 3 for having a taillight out. Deputies reported the inside of the vehicle smelled like marijuana. Police discovered marijuana and a pipe in the vehicle. Meredith Rose Bowar, 18, of Brookfield, Wis., was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rilee Victoria Millis, 19, of Sparta, Wis., was also cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sunday, October 3


• At 2:13 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle at Huff and Mill streets because of a broken taillight. The driver, Ryan Thomas Walchak, 33, of Winona, allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .10 percent.
• At 8:27 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on I-90 near mile marker 267 after it reportedly crossed the center and fog lines. Deputies reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Police found several burnt marijuana joints, a bag with 10 grams of marijuana, a jar with 15 grams of marijuana, another jar with 27 grams of marijuana, a wax paper containing 36 grams of marijuana wax, two bags with a white powder substance deputies believe to be cocaine and a scale, along with several other bags containing small amounts of marijuana. The driver, Roberto Vazquez, 19, of Farmington, Minn., was arrested and referred to the county attorney for potential charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of more than 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle. A 17-year-old Faribault, Minn., male was cited with two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Deputies said they sought a warrant for a sample of the driver's blood.

Monday, December 4


• At 10:08 a.m. deputies were called to a one-vehicle rollover on County Road 25 near Hilltop Drive north of Lewiston. The driver, Kyle Joseph Watkins, 57, of Rochester, was reportedly passing a cement truck on a curve and lost control of the vehicle, which then struck a utility pole and rolled several times. Watkins was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle, which started on fire. The driver of the cement truck, Brian King-Henke, 43, of Winona, forced open the rear door of the vehicle and helped Watkins escape. Winona County Sheriff's Department Investigator Kraig Glover said Watkins suffered minor injuries and was cited for passing in a no passing zone, and that King-Henke "probably saved his life."

 

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