Police Blotter


Winona Police

Tuesday, January 2

• At 8:20 a.m. police received a report from an adult male who said his tire was slashed sometime overnight on the 200 block of Market Street.
• At 6:21 p.m. police received a report from an adult male that his daughter’s cellphone was stolen from the women’s locker room at the YMCA.
• At 8:07 p.m. and adult male reported the rear driver’s side tire on his vehicle was slashed sometime on January 1 at his residence on the 200 block of Market Street.

Wednesday, January 3

• At 10:22 a.m. police arrested Misty Rose Marie Peterson, 33, of Winona, on the 300 block of East Sarnia Street. At the time of arrest, police reportedly found a bag with .92 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine and another bag with .16 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. She was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• At 11:23 a.m. police received a report of a fight between two students at Winona Senior High School. The incident was referred to the school resource officer. There were no injuries.
• At 1:42 pm. police cited Robert Paul Lyman, 37, of Winona, for reportedly pulling a fire alarm in a building on the 100 block of West Third Street after getting into an argument.
• At 3:21 p.m. police received a report from Wal-Mart employees that Bridget Nicole Chick, 31, of Winona, allegedly left a truck at the auto center for four new tires, then later left with the vehicle without paying. The total value of the tires was $302.
• At 4:25 p.m. police cited Timothy Louis Garavalia, 54, of Winona, with violating a domestic abuse no contact order after he allegedly sent a text message to a person who holds the order.
• At 5:02 p.m. police received a report from an adult male of checks with a total value of $625 forged and cashed at the Handy Corner.
• At 6:34 p.m. police received a report of $10 missing from a resident’s room at Lake Winona Manor.

Thursday, January 4

• At 3:30 p.m. police cited Kara Louise Faith Venable, 26, of Winona, for trespassing and theft by swindle after she allegedly went to Wal-Mart, took an item off the shelves, and then returned it at the service counter.
• At 10:41 p.m. police arrested Andrew Coultas Wells, 34, of Winona, for misdemeanor violating an order for protection. According to police, the woman who holds the order against him was at a safe house, and he found her using a cellphone app and went to the residence.

Friday, January 5

• Charges of third-degree controlled substance crime — sale of methamphetamine, were filed against Marvella Noel Louise Collins, 45, of Red Wing, Minn. According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant told police he or she could purchase methamphetamine from Collins and arranged a buy on October 11, 2017. The complaint alleges she sold the informant 7.18 grams of the drug. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
• At 2:17 a.m. police stopped a vehicle for having expired tabs at Eighth and Kansas streets. Police arrested Peter Joseph Wieczorek, 39, of Winona, on a warrant, and reportedly found 2.15 grams of methamphetamine and .4 grams of heroin on his person. He was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• At 3:23 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Highway 61 and Vila Street after a caller reported a possible intoxicated driver. The driver, Brian Lee Ebert, 48, of Winona, reportedly showed signs of intoxication and a preliminary breath test showed his alcohol content to be at .23 percent. He refused to take an official alcohol test, according to police, and was arrested on charges of third-degree test refusal and fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.

Winona County Sheriff

Monday, January 1

• At 11:28 p.m. deputies cited Ramona Inez Bamlet, 65, of Elba, with mistreatment of an animal and providing inadequate shelter after she reportedly kept a dog outside inside a box-style dog house with hay lining and a blanket over the door, along with a frozen water dish.

Wednesday, January 3

• At 3:01 p.m. deputies received a report from a 74-year-old Minnesota City woman of identity theft. She told deputies someone opened a credit card in her name without permission. The credit card company cancelled the card.

Thursday, January 4

• At 8:23 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a vehicle collision at Highway 14 and Pumpkin Road. Reports had not yet been compiled.
• At 10:20 a.m. deputies received a report of fraud. A 35-year-old rural Winona man told deputies someone had been using his bank account, depositing checks that appeared to be payroll checks in his name, then withdrawing more than what had been deposited. A reported $5,400 had been withdrawn; it is unclear how much had been deposited.


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