Tuesday, January 11
•At 4:30 p.m. police executed a search warrant at 508 Minnesota Street following complaints of heavy traffic there and further investigation, not including controlled substance buys using informants. Several people were cited for misdemeanor drug or drug paraphernalia possession. Jeremy David Klicka, 18, of Duluth, Minn., was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Tyler Robert Magana, 18, of Winona, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alexander Michael Miene, 20, of Winona, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Southeast Minnesota Gang Strike Task Force, the Winona County Rural Crime Unit and the Winona Police Department conducted the search.
•At 11:21 p.m. police responded to a report that a train while traveling at low speeds had struck an unoccupied vehicle at Third Street near Gould Street. Coral Ariana Steer, 19, of Winona, left work at a nearby business and became disorientated, turning west instead of east on Third Street. She didn’t notice the curve in the road and her vehicle got stuck in a snow bank at the rail crossing. The woman tried to clear snow from the tires and move the vehicle, then heard the train whistle and tried to approach a neighbor’s home for help. The train struck the vehicle while traveling approximately 28 mph, and train workers said they attempted to stop but it took eight train car lengths before the train came to a rest. The train was carrying 114 cars full of coal and was not damaged. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Wednesday, January 12
•At 1:20 p.m. police were called to the 1750 block of West Seventh Street on a report of a domestic assault. A 21-year-old victim and a witness said that Jordan Oneal Handley, 23, of Winona, assaulted the woman. Police said the victim had a bruise on her forehead the size of an egg. The woman said that he poked her in the head over and over with his finger, pushed her into a basement wall where she hit her head, and choked her. When the witness said she would call police, Handley allegedly followed her, and when the victim tried to stop him, he allegedly punched her in the face. Handley then allegedly broke the victim’s phone and left. Police were unable to locate him but referred him to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation.
Thursday, January 13
•At 8:41 a.m. police responded to an accident at Mankato Avenue and East Seventh Street. A vehicle driven by Crystal Ann Stanek, 30, of Winona, made a left hand turn in front of a vehicle driven by Duane Bernard Kubis, 78, of Winona, that was traveling northbound on Mankato Avenue and the two vehicles collided. Stanek was transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries, as were a nine-year-old girl and a seven-year-old girl. Police said the injuries were non life threatening.
Thursday, January 13
•At 6:29 p.m. police were called to a residence on Heyer Road near Nodine on a report of a domestic disturbance. A woman there said she had gotten into an argument with William Robert Ashley, 27, of rural Nodine, and that he pushed her down and held her there, then stood in the doorway and wouldn’t allow her to leave and stole her cell phone. Police said Ashely denied holding the woman down and said he blocked her from leaving because it was cold and she wasn’t feeling well. Police referred him to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of domestic assault causing fear and a probation violation.