Police Blotter


Winona Police

Tuesday, Jan. 16

• At 9:33 a.m. Salvation Army staff reported the locks were cut on the store’s dumpsters.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

• At 7:32 a.m. police received a report from a man who said eggs had been thrown at his vehicle while it was parked on the 500 block of East Fifth Street.

• At 10:59 a.m. police cited Christopher Daney K Harris, 30, of Winona, with disorderly conduct after he allegedly screamed at and threatened people inside the Kwik Trip on Broadway and South Baker Street. He also allegedly knocked a coffee from a patron’s hands.

• At 5:29 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle at 10th and Franklin streets after reportedly observing a person inside who had a warrant for his arrest. Robert Paul Lyman, 37, of Winona, was arrested on the warrant and officers reportedly also found a pipe containing methamphetamine residue on his person. He was referred to the county attorney for charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

• At 11:58 p.m. police stopped a vehicle at Eighth and Carimona streets for having a brake light out. The driver, Peter Joseph Sardegna, 53, of Winona, reportedly showed signs of intoxication. He was arrested on charges of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .08 percent.

Thursday, Jan. 18

• At 2:44 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Ninth and Ronald streets after observing it outside a residence and running the plates, determining the owner did not live there. When an officer approached the car, the driver reportedly started to leave the vehicle, and the officer observed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The vehicle and its occupants were searched, and Justus William Pomeroy, 23, of Winona, was cited with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine; Jakob Wayne Parker, 18, of Winona, was cited with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine; and Connor Jacob Perkins, 19, of Winona, was cited with possession of a small amount of marijuana

Winona County

Tuesday, Jan. 16

• At 3:22 p.m. deputies ticketed Gerald Gregory Fagerness, 67, of Lewiston, with inattentive driving after a two-vehicle accident on County 25 and Whistle Pass Drive. A school bus containing 21 children traveling eastbound on Whistle Pass Drive reportedly pulled out in front of a vehicle traveling northbound on County 25. Both vehicles have extensive damage. The driver of the second vehicle, a 17-year-old girl, suffered from minor injuries from glass breaking. No one else was injured.

• At 9:39 p.m. deputies arrested Terry Lee Beck, 59, of Minnesota City, for misdemeanor interference with a 911 call, fifth-degree domestic assault causing fear, and fifth degree domestic assault causing harm after an incident in Hidden Valley. Beck reportedly pushed an adult female on a bed and held her down. When she was trying to dial 911, he allegedly tried to take the phone from her.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

• At 11:12 p.m. police were called to the Stockton Trailer Court on a report of a disturbance. A deputy, state trooper and Lewiston police officer responded, and when they arrived, they could reportedly hear loud voices coming from inside the residence. The deputy knocked on the door and officers reportedly observed someone run to the rear of the trailer. A woman eventually opened the door and officers spoke with her and a 21-year-old man inside. Officers reported that the man had bloody knuckles and a door appeared to have been kicked or punched inside. The two first stated no one else was at the residence, but when officers searched to ensure the residence was safe, they reportedly found Skylor Steven Hanson, 20, of Lewiston, hiding in a bathroom cabinet. A condition of his probation was to not have contact with the female resident, so officers took him into custody for violating his probation. While he was in custody police reportedly found five pills in his pocket, including several tabs of lorazepam and alprazolam. He was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of obstructing the legal process and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• At 2:08 p.m. police received a call from a 59-year-old Homer resident who reported that she was away from her residence for a few minutes and someone stole items from inside. The burglary is under investigation.

• At 3:15 p.m. deputies received a call from a 22-year-old Minnesota City man who wanted to report a theft. He said he gave an iPhone 6 to someone who promised to give him 4.5 grams of cocaine in exchange, and that person never gave him the cocaine. The sheriff’s office declined to pursue a theft case.


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