Police Blotter


Winona Police

Tuesday, Dec. 12

• At 9:31 a.m. Winona Auto Sales reported sometime in the last three days the front door was forced open and a TV, DVD player, and four car batteries were missing.
• At 12:07 p.m. a male employee reported the theft of lottery tickets from the Sinclair gas station on Mankato Avenue.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

• At 10:42 a.m. police received a call reporting that an 11-year-old girl was assaulted at the Winona Middle School. Police are investigating.
• At 10:54 a.m. police received a report that a vehicle had been rifled through while parked on the 400 block of Mankato Avenue. Nothing was reported missing.
• At 11:14 a.m. police received a report from an adult woman who said her vehicle had been entered between 12:30 a.m and 5:30 a.m. while it was parked on the 400 block of Mankato Avenue. Nothing was reported missing.
• At 9:13 p.m. police stopped to speak with a group of juveniles on the 1500 block of West 10th Street. A 14-year-old Winona girl was cited for minor consumption of alcohol.
• At 11:07 p.m. police received a report of a loud party on the 100 block of East Broadway. The renters were warned and one attendee who reportedly refused to leave, Sofia Ana Rowan-Martin, 22, of St. Paul, was cited with failure to leave a loud party.

Thursday, Dec. 14

• At 12:52 a.m. an officer stopped Zachery Willard Huges, 19, of Winona, at Third Street and Mankato Avenue and issued him with his 13th driving after revocation citation since August 12.

Friday, Dec. 15

• At 12:56 a.m. officers ticketed John Joseph Siemek, 53, of Lewiston, at Highway 14 and Pumpkin Road, for driving after revocation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
At 1:26 a.m., an officer arrested Jordain Elliot Blanchard, 41, of Winona, at Service Drive and Hiawatha, for second-degree driving while intoxicated and driving after revocation with a blood-alcohol content measured at .08 percent. The officer stopped Blanchard for reportedly crossing the center line and driving with expired tabs. The officer reported observing signs of intoxication, and Blanchard reportedly admitted drinking alcohol prior to driving.

Winona County Sheriff

Wednesday, Dec. 13

• At 1:19 p.m. deputies received a report from a 64-year-old La Crescent man who said his credit card had been used to make fraudulent charges online with a total value of $1,552.
• At 9:59 p.m. deputies received a complaint from the Farmington, Minn., airport that a plane had flown over Bethany and someone had pointed a green laser at it. Deputies went to Bethany and watched as several more planes passed but did not observe another laser.

Thursday, Dec. 14

• At 4:03 a.m. flames were reported emerging from a chimney at a residence on Pinecrest Road in Wilson Township. Winona and Pickwick fire departments responded. The residents reported embers in the chimney. Winona police were called out for traffic control, and all Winona off-duty firefighters were called for assistance. Xcel Energy was also called, as well as a sand truck for slippery road conditions. Sheriff’s deputies left at 6 a.m.
• At 12:35 a.m. deputies received a report of a burglary in Minnesota City at the Hidden Valley Trailer Park. An adult male reported that sometime between 9 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. the trailer was broken into and a 12-gauge shotgun, a 22-caliber rifle, a PlayStation 4, a TV, and two compact bows were stolen. Police are investigating.

Friday, Dec. 15

• At 12:38, deputies arrested Jacob Matthew Millen, 33, of Winona, for gross misdemeanor driving after suspension and giving an officer a name other than his own. Deputies reported that Millen was stopped at Highway 14 and Pumpkin Road after officers observed a white light on the left rear of the vehicle and having no brake lights. Millen reportedly claimed to have borrowed the vehicle, and gave his name as “John,” then “Jonathan.” Deputies arrested him on a warrant for driving without a license.


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