Police Blotter


(1/2/2018)

Winona Police

Wednesday, Dec. 13


• At 12:10 a.m. an officer was reportedly observing activity at a known drug house when a man briefly entered the house with a backpack, then left in a different vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, the officer stopped the vehicle for having a malfunctioning brake light and the driver, Lance Timothy Lidtke, 21, of Winona, was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — marijuana, and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine. Officers reportedly found more than 65 grams of marijuana inside the backpack along with a marijuana pipe and a pipe with residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Thursday, Dec. 21


• At 7:57 a.m. police referred Brett Allen Kurth, 26, of Winona, to the county attorney for potential charges of stealing a vehicle.
• At 3:20 p.m. police received a report of damage to several mailboxes at an apartment on the 100 block of West Third Street.
• At 7:44 p.m. police received a report from an adult male that his black Diamondback bicycle with a value of $400 had been stolen from an unlocked porch on the 400 block of East Broadway.

Friday, Dec. 22


• At 3:06 p.m. police were called to Winona Health to investigate a two-week-old baby who had been hospitalized for the second time for “failure to thrive.” Police said the child had not been properly fed, even after instructions were provided to the mother after the first hospitalization. The child lost weight between hospitalizations. The child was placed into foster care.
• At 5:27 p.m. police received a report from a 70-year-old Winona woman who reported being scammed with a fake Publisher’s Clearinghouse award letter. The woman received a letter notifying her that she had won $75,000. The letter included a check for $4,000, which she deposited into the bank, and then called a number included with the letter. The scam artist told her to purchase $2,000 in gift cards at Wal-Mart and then call back and relay the redeeming codes. The woman did as instructed, then later called Publisher’s Clearinghouse and learned she was not a winner. The $4,000 check bounced. The $2,000 in gift cards were redeemed in California.

Saturday, Dec. 23

• At 12:19 a.m. police received a report of a Macbook charger, headphones, passport, and gum taken from a locked vehicle at Target.
• At 1:33 a.m. police received a report that a man had been grabbed by the neck and threatened at a bar on Hamilton Street. Police are reviewing video footage.
• At 6:40 a.m. police received a report of people sleeping in the hallways of the apartments above Bub’s. Police said Stephanie Marie Sveen, 30, of Winona, refused to provide her name and cited her with obstructing the legal process.
• At 9:56 a.m. police were called to Oskamp Circle on a report of a vehicle stolen between 7-9 p.m. the prior evening.
• At 10:18 p.m. police received a complaint of a person driving “all over the road” and stopped the vehicle as it was driven into the Wal-Mart parking lot. The driver, John Curtis May Jr., 45, of Mabel, Minn., was cited for possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle.
• At 10:45 p.m. police were called to Sugarloaf Motel on a report that a man may be staying there with a woman who holds a harassment restraining order against him. Police found Shad Michael Swanson, 45, of Winona, inside the hotel with the woman. He was referred to the county attorney’s office for a potential charge of felony violation of a harassment restraining order.

Monday, Dec. 25

• At 12:13 p.m. police were called to a residence on West Broadway on a report of a domestic disturbance. Michael Perrin Staats, 46, of Winona, was cited with gross misdemeanor domestic assault after he allegedly shoved a woman who fell and split her lip. Police found him walking away from the residence and arrested him.
• At 4:25 p.m. police executed a search warrant at a residence in Lake Village in Goodview. Police reportedly found a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, a scale, firearms in the presence of children and ammunition. Doyle Barton Dionysius, 57, of Goodview, was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, controlled substance crime in the third degree, possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, unlawful controlled substance user in possession of a firearm, and unlawful controlled substance user in possession of ammunition.

Wednesday, Dec. 27


• At 8:19 a.m. police responded to a report of a burglary at St. Stan’s School. An employee reported entry had been gained through a window and an office area had been disturbed, but they were uncertain whether anything was missing. Police also learned that entry had been gained into the adjacent church area, where a tablet was believed to have been stolen. Video footage is being reviewed.
• At 12 p.m. police responded to a three-car crash at Huff and Sarnia streets. Erica Renee Kish, 23, of Eagan, Minn., was cited for disobeying a semaphore after she reportedly drove through a red light and her vehicle collided with two others.

Thursday, Dec. 28

• At 11:26 a.m. police cited Jordan Marie Perry, 18, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting at Target after she allegedly attempted to leave the store with $122 in items without paying.
• At 11:59 a.m. police cited David Austin Russell, 37, of Winona, with trespassing at the Winona County Third Street Office.
• At 12:24 p.m. police cited David Austin Russell, 37, of Winona, with trespassing at the Winona County Courthouse.

Friday, Dec. 29

• At 2:14 a.m. police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence at Third and Johnson streets. When police arrived, they reportedly observed a man coming down a staircase who then ran from them. Police said the man, Mark Anthony Heath, 44, of Winona, tried to hide behind a trash can. He was ticketed with obstructing the legal process.

Winona County Sheriff

Wednesday, Dec. 27


• At 2:25 p.m. a corrections officer was reportedly escorting Michael David Kronebusch, 41, of Winona, to a booking area for transport when he allegedly attempted to hit the officer in the face. Kronebusch was referred to the county attorney’s office for a potential charge of fourth-degree assault on an officer.

Friday, Dec. 29

• At 1:04 a.m. a deputy reportedly spotted a man standing outside a running vehicle on Parks Avenue near Mankato Avenue urinating in the street. When the deputy approached the man, the man allegedly ran. As the deputy was pursuing the man, a passenger in the running vehicle allegedly got into the driver’s seat and made a u-turn. The deputy stopped the man and the vehicle, and reported both the man and the female passenger who had driven the vehicle showed signs of intoxication. The man, Ashley Allen Blackcoon, 33, of Black River Falls, Wis., was cited for driving while intoxicated and fleeing police on foot. The female passenger, Leanne Joy Rave, 35, of Black River Falls, Wis., was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of first-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .18 percent and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Minnesota State Patrol

Thursday, Dec. 28


• At 12:40 p.m. the State Patrol responded to an injury accident on I-90 at mile marker 244. A vehicle driven by a 59-year-old Winona woman lost control, entered the median, then rolled in the ditch. The driver and her passenger, a 70-year-old Winona man, were transported to the hospital for the treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
• At 2:34 p.m. the State Patrol responded to an injury accident on I-90 at mile post 271. Two vehicles collided after one lost control on the icy roadway and struck a guard rail. Two passengers in a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Gary, S.D., man were transported to the hospital for the treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

 

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