Police Blotter


(12/13/2017)

Winona Police

Thursday, December 7


• At 12:41 a.m. police were called to the Winona Alternative Learning Center on a report of a fight. Police said a 15-year-old Winona boy took a box cutter and cut a 14-year-old boy's jacket. Police arrested the 15-year-old boy and referred him to the county attorney's office for potential charges of second-degree assault.

Friday, December 8

• At 7:46 a.m. police received a report that two storage sheds on the 1000 block of Gilmore Avenue had been broken into and a chainsaw and tackle box were taken.
• At 9:14 a.m. police received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 100 block of Main Street. An adult female said Jeffery Wayne Davis, 54, of Winona, argued with her, broke a picture frame and shoved her. He was arrested on charges of fifth-degree domestic assault causing fear.
• At 9:45 a.m. police received a report that the front passenger window had been broken on a vehicle while it was parked on the 200 block of North Baker Street.
• At 9:54 a.m. police received a report from an adult female who said a white plywood deer cutout had been stolen from outside her residence on the 400 block of West Broadway.
• At 2:48 p.m. police received a call from an adult female who said her credit card had been stolen from the 100 block of Riverview Drive and that it had been used multiple times.
• At 3:07 p.m. police received a call from a business owner on the 250 block of East Third Street reporting that the phone lines had been cut.
• At 3:57 p.m. police received a call from a Winona Health employee who said her purse was taken from an unoccupied office and that her credit cards were used at Target and Wal-Mart for purchases with a total value of $1,800.
• At 5:19 p.m. police cited Darrell Raymond Campbell, 45, of Winona, with trespassing at Midtown Foods.
• At 7:28 p.m. police received a report of the theft of a laser projector from outside a residence on the 200 block of Ewing Street.
• At 9:32 p.m. police received a call from a juvenile male who said someone was chasing someone with a knife outside Winona Senior High School. Police did not locate anyone there.
• At 11:29 p.m. police were called to a residence on the 700 block of East 10th Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. Benjamin David Nitz, 33, of Winona, was arrested on charges of fifth-degree domestic assault causing fear after an argument with an adult female.

Saturday, December 9

• At 1:08 a.m. police received a report that a man was punched in the face at a bar on Third Street after a woman he knew accidentally poured beer on a male patron.
• At 12:16 p.m. police reportedly spotted Issac Semaj Coley, 24, of Winona, in a vehicle and stopped it because they had a warrant for Coley's arrest. When taking him into custody officers reportedly found a marijuana joint on his person and he was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
• At 1:46 p.m. police received a report from an adult male who said he was assaulted at a late-night party at a residence on the 150 block of East Second Street.

Sunday, December 10


• At 1:01 p.m. police received a report from an adult female on the 250 block of Mankato Avenue who said she had ordered items from a home show that never arrived.
• At 3:44 p.m. police received a report of a theft from a storage unit on the 100 block of Gould Street.
• At 6:54 p.m. police were called to the 500 block of East 10th Street on a report of an assault. Tina Ann Lee, 46, of Winona, was cited for fifth-degree assault after she allegedly punched an adult female in the face.
• At 11:43 p.m. police were called to a bar on East Fifth Street on a report of an intoxicated woman who refused to leave. Police were reportedly unable to get the woman, Jessica Marie Nelson, 42, of St. Charles, to provide contact information for someone to pick her up. They reportedly found 1.33 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine on the woman's person and arrested her for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Monday, December 11

• At 12:40 a.m. police received a report of a burglary on Links Lane. An adult female told police she heard a loud noise and woke up to find a man looking into a closet who then ran away. An undetermined amount of money was taken from her purse, and police said her door was forced open. The incident is under investigation.
• At 12:24 a.m. police received a call from an adult male who said people had broken into his storage unit and stolen tools, then left in two vehicles. Police found the vehicles and the suspects, who said they stole the tools in retaliation, believing the victim had stolen tools from their storage shed. Police said the suspects had the wrong person and they are investigating the incidents.

Winona County Sheriff

Friday, December 8

• At 2:50 p.m. deputies were called to Lamberton Hill Road and County Road 115 on a report of a large fire. They found an old fence being burned along with some tires and garbage, and cited Jeremy Wendell Ploetz, 43, of Utica, for burning prohibited materials.
• At 10:03 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway on County Road 1 near La Crescent. The driver, Susan Kristine Heuslein, 58, of La Crescent, reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on charges of third-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .20 percent.
• At 11:57 p.m. deputies assisted Winona Police with a traffic stop on Mankato Avenue. The driver, Jose Fransisco Becerra Mariscal, 37, of Beloit, Wis., allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on charges of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and third-degree test refusal.

Saturday, December 9

• At 12:04 p.m. deputies responded to a vehicle in the ditch on County Road 18 and Sanders Corners. Jeremy Adam Snell, 35, of Rochester, reportedly told deputies that he was using his cellphone when he entered the ditch and crashed through a fence. He was cited with inattentive driving.
• At 12:27 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Wilson and Seventh streets in Winona after reportedly observing the driver cross the fog and center lines. Deputies said the driver, Harsha Nuwan Weerasingha, 31, of Winona, showed signs of intoxication and he was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content measured at .12 percent.

Sunday, December 10


• At 2:04 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 14 in Winona because the license plate light was burnt out. The driver, , a 19-year-old Altura man, reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana. A sample of his blood was taken and charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance are pending the results of blood tests.
• At 11:30 a.m. an adult male asked for extra patrols on East Burns Valley Road after he found his mail thrown into a driveway and opened.
• At 6:24 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Main Street in Lewiston because of a malfunctioning rear blinker. The driver, Jesse Alan Huebner, 25, of Winona, reportedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for third-degree driving while intoxicated and driving after revocation with a blood-alcohol content measured at .28 percent.

Buffalo County

Monday, December 11


• At 11:10 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a one-vehicle roll over on State Highway 35 north of Beach Harbor Road in Alma. A Durand man was traveling on State Highway 35 when he hit snow and ice on the roadway and entered the ditch, causing the vehicle to roll over. The driver suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

 

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