Police Blotter


(5/13/2020)

Winona Police 

Tuesday, May 5

• At 7:40 a.m. a man reported that a red 24-foot fiberglass ladder with a value of about $300 was stolen from the backyard of a residence on the 600 block of West Fifth Street. 

• At 9:42 a.m. officers ticketed Dylan John Michael Distad, 26, of Winona, with trespassing and theft after he reportedly entered St. Stanislaus Church after hours and took rosary beads. The rosary beads were recovered, according to the report. 

• At 12:42 p.m. a man reported that the driver-side window of his vehicle was broken out on the 650 block of West Fifth Street. 

• At 2:38 p.m. a woman reported that she was missing two credit cards on the 1700 block of West Seventh Street. 

• At 10:04 p.m. a woman on the 750 block of East Belleview Street reported that $4,500 was missing from her banking accounts after she provided her banking information to an online site. 

Wednesday, May 6

• At 9:07 a.m. a Winona Health employee reported that a woman who had given birth tested positive for methamphetamine. The child will remain in protective custody until the investigation is complete, according to the report. 

• At 10:24 a.m. a man reported that a purple men’s mountain bike was stolen from a front porch overnight on the 200 block of East Fourth Street. 

• At 11:30 a.m. officers arrested Brian James Wehlage, 49, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of gross-misdemeanor driving after cancellation and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. According to the report, officers found a small baggy with 1.36 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine in a vehicle driven by Wehlage on the 300 block of Pelzer Street. 

• At 1:14 p.m. a woman on the 150 block of 10th Street reported that she had received several threatening messages on her phone. She also reported that she could tell from the messages that the person leaving them meant to leave them for someone else. 

• At 5:08 p.m. officers received a report that 50 surgical masks were stolen overnight on the 200 block of Johnson Street. 

Thursday, May 7 

• At 1:57 p.m. officers received a report that a gray men’s bike and a black and white men’s Mongoose bike were stolen on the 150 block of East Sanborn Street. 

• At 8:32 p.m. officers arrested Patrick Henry Williams, 57, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of felony theft and misdemeanor obstruction of the legal process. Williams allegedly stole merchandise with a value of about $2,000 from Menards. He also reportedly struggled with officers on the 150 block of East Third Street. 

Friday, May 8

• At 2:25 a.m. a vehicle that was reported stolen on May 7 was recovered after officers recognized it in the Walmart parking lot. 

Friday, May 8

• At 12:27 p.m. officers received a report that a 33-year-old Winona man driving a motorcycle and a small dog collided on Fifth and Pelzer streets after the dog ran into the street. According to the report, the driver sustained minor injuries and did not want to be taken to the hospital, and the dog’s owner told police that the dog is alright. 

• At 3:27 p.m. a vehicle was recovered on the 100 block of East 10th Street and returned to its owner. The vehicle was reported stolen on May 8. 

• At 6:58 p.m. a Galesville woman reported that her vehicle was damaged in the Walmart parking lot. After reviewing video footage, police determined that the damage had not occurred in the parking lot, according to the report. 

Saturday, May 9

• At 2:21 p.m. a woman on the 1650 block of Kraemer Drive reported that she received a fraudulent $2,500 check in the mail with instructions to cash it and and send a text message for further instructions. 

• At 4:48 p.m. a vehicle hit the passenger side of another vehicle near Seventh and Chestnut streets and one passenger was transported to the hospital for the treatment of possible injuries. 

Monday, May 11

• At 10:13 a.m. officers ticketed Lance Robert Schewe, 32, of Winona, with shoplifting at the Kwik Trip on the 850 block of West Broadway. 

• At 10:47 a.m. a man reported that a window of his neighbor’s house was broken out on the 600 block of East 12th Street. 

• At 2:23 p.m. a woman reported that a hanging plant was taken overnight on the 250 block of East Seventh Street. 

• At 2:27 p.m. a woman reported that about $2,000 in cash, an assortment of handmade rings and a small safe were missing from an apartment that was being cleaned out on the 150 block of Pleasant Hill Drive. 

• At 2:52 p.m. a man reported that a package delivered to his residence on the 700 block of West Ninth Street on May 8 was taken. The package contained a Fitbit with a value of about $400, according to the report. 

• An Inver Grove Heights, Minn., woman recently reported that she believes she lost her wedding ring in the area of Lake Park and the Bandshell after a picnic there. According to the report, she is hoping to find it in time for her 50th anniversary, which is happening soon. Anyone who believes they found the ring may contact the Winona Police Department. 

 

Winona County 

Wednesday, May 6

• At 1:28 p.m. deputies arrested a 21-year-old Plainview man on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle crash on Skunk Hollow Road and County Road 27. Potential charges are pending blood-test results, according to the report. 

Thursday, May 7

• At 9:57 p.m. deputies arrested a 26-year-old Appleton, Wis., woman on suspicion of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated on Highway 14. Potential charges are pending blood-test results, according to the report. 

Friday, May 8

• At 4:44 p.m. someone reported that Eduardo Noe Belica Perez, 28, of Winona, violated a domestic abuse no-contact order by calling them. 

Saturday, May 9

• At 12:32 a.m. deputies arrested a 21-year-old Stewartville, Minn., man on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Highway 61 near Little Cedar Road. Potential charges are pending blood-test results, according to the report. 

 

Minnesota State Patrol 

Thursday, May 7

• At 11:21 p.m. a 27-year-old Winona man who was operating a motorcycle was taken to Winona Health for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a vehicle going northbound on Bundy Boulevard to enter Highway 61 collided with the motorcycle, which was being driven southbound on Highway 61. 

 

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