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Winona Police

Tuesday, January 8

• The Winona County Attorney’s Office filed a charge of third-degree driving while intoxicated against Dustin Harold Jacobs, 29, of Winona. According to the criminal complaint, Jacobs was stopped for alleged speeding at Gilmore Avenue and Cummings Street when officers observed signs of intoxication. His blood-alcohol content was reportedly measured at .13 percent.

Thursday, January 10

• At 7:16 p.m. police arrested Whitney Nichole Sherman, 32, of Winona, and she was later charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — clonazepam. Officers reportedly stopped her vehicle after observing a broken taillight. She was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, and the officer reportedly found the drugs in her purse during the arrest.

Friday, January 11

• At 9:06 p.m. police cited Nicholas John Beier, 24, of Winona, with possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle after police stopped Beier for improper use of headlights and reportedly detected the smell of marijuana in the vehicle.

Saturday, January 12

• At 12:36 a.m. police cited Afton Rae Bergdahl, 20, of Zimmerman, Minn., with minor consumption of alcohol at Third and Market streets.

• At 3:50 p.m. a Winona man reported the theft of two packages off his doorstep on the 1600 block of Valleyview Drive.

• At 4:14 p.m. police arrested Lindsey Brianne Sommer, 34, of Winona, and referred her to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and theft by shoplifting after police stopped her outside Fleet Farm upon receiving a call from a loss prevention employee that she had stored items she had not purchased into her purse. In her purse police reportedly located .57 grams of methamphetamine, along with stolen property.

Sunday, January 13

• At 1:25 a.m. police arrested Sean David Krage, 36, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after police pulled Krage over on Franklin and Eleventh streets for having a break light out on his vehicle.

• At 8:43 a.m. a Winona man and woman reported damage to their vehicles’ windshields on the 550 block of West Eighth Street overnight.

• At 10:43 a.m. two Winona women reported a break in at their residence on the 150 block of East Ninth Street after returning home from Christmas break and finding glass from a broken window in the basement and objects that appeared to have been moved. The only items stolen were an American flag and a watch.

Monday, January 15

• The Winona County Attorney’s Office filed charges of check forgery and offering a forged check with a value of over $250 against Christopher Paul Sullivan, 25, of Winona. According to the criminal complaint, Sullivan passed a number of checks belonging to two victims in August 2018 with a total value of over $2,000.


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