Friday, August 14
•At 3:13 p.m. police were called to Hardee’s Restaurant on Fifth Street on a report of an irate customer making threats to an employee. Police learned that the man, Kenneth Orville Dickson, 63, of Winona, had visited the restaurant about two weeks prior and had become upset about the amount of roast beef on his sandwich. Employees said he threw his tray down on the ground and exited during that incident. On Friday, employees said he entered the restaurant and told an employee who’d made the prior sandwich that he may have found someone to beat him up over it. Police said he’d left the restaurant before they arrived, but will cite Dickson with disorderly conduct.
Saturday, August 15
•At 9:30 p.m. police were dispatched to Sixth and Huff streets on a report of a hit-and-run accident. The caller reported a driver in a red vehicle had struck another vehicle causing damage to the red vehicle’s front end. Police found the suspect vehicle with a dragging bumper and headlight out on Sixth Street and pulled it over. The driver, Drew Major Fuglestad, 20, of Winona, denied being involved in the collision and appeared intoxicated, according to police. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, no insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information to police. His blood alcohol content was measured at .21 percent.
•At 9:26 a.m. police received a report of a men’s Next Stunt red bicycle with pegs stolen from a residence on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. The bicycle was unlocked and valued at $100.
•At 1:16 p.m. police received a report of a bat bite. A man on the 100 block of Center Street reported being bitten by a bat on his right index finger. He was taken to the hospital and animal control was called.
•At 3:20 p.m. police cited Amber Jean Koenig, 27, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly tried stealing hair extensions valued at $10.49 from Shopko.
•At 11:11 a.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Timothy Francis-George Russell, 26, of Winona, for loud exhaust and rapid accelleration at Sixth and Chestnut streets. He appeared intoxicated and was cited for third degree driving while intoxicated and no proof of insurance. His blood alcohol content was measured at .17 percent.
Sunday, August 16
•At 2:54 a.m. police received a report from a 19-year-old woman that her purse had been stolen. The woman said she was walking with a friend on West Eighth Street when she saw a group of males. The two friends split and the victim said that one of the males walked toward her. She said she dropped her purse and that the man grabbed it and ran. Police used a K-9 unit to track the group and were able to find one of the males, although the victim said it wasn’t the one who stole her purse. The man they did find, Steven Edward Miller, 22, of Winona, was arrested on a probation violation for consuming alcohol. Police found the purse nearby, empty. Items missing included a phone, camera and $80 cash.
•At 1:36 a.m. police observed a passenger sitting on the roof of a vehicle through a sunroof while driving near Third and Walnut streets. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver, Timothy Sweeny, 39, of Winona, was charged with second degree test refusal, third degree driving while intoxicated and driving after revocation. The passenger, Franklin James Hessler, 31, of Winona, was charged with a seatbelt violation.
•At 8:15 p.m. police were called to the emergency room at Winona Health Services on a report of an assault. Police spoke to a 17-year-old girl who said that she was walking the trails near Sugar Loaf with her boyfriend when her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, Sandy Kay Steffen, 19, of Winona, emerged from the trees and assaulted her. Police said the girl suffered from minor injuries and cited Steffen for fifth degree assault.
Tuesday, August 18
•At 1:03 a.m. police observed several people dragging a tree across Broadway near Kansas Street. Nicholas A. Kulig, 21, of Winona, was charged with public nuisance and littering, after the tree was left in the roadway and a squad car hit it. Ethan Robert Zeimet, 19, of DeSoto, Wis., was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol and possessing the ID of another. Marie Lynn Ann Becker, 18, of Stoddard, Wis., was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol and possessing the ID of another.
Saturday, August 15
•At 8:53 p.m. police helped the State Patrol talk down a man threatening to jump from the County Road 29 overpass over I-90. The man was taken to Winona Health after about one and a half hours, police said.
Sunday, August 16
•At 12:17 p.m. police received a call from a 45-year-old man from Red Wing, Minn., reporting his debit card had been stolen from a gas station counter in Elba. Police said it was used multiple times in Rochester and the incident is under investigation.
•At 1:52 p.m. police received a report of a burglary on County Road 37 in St. Charles. A 46-year-old woman reported someone entered her home and stole a Brinks safe containing car titles and $6,000 cash between August 8 and August 16. There was no sign of forced entry.
Monday, August 17
•At 5:14 p.m. police received a report of a bow stolen from a garage at a residence on County Road 124 in Utica. The bow was in a black case including arrows and accessories. There was no sign of forced entry. Police said the set was valued at $1,100.