Tuesday, April 5
ĽAt 12:34 p.m. police referred a 12-year-old Winona boy to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth degree assault after he allegedly punched another student at the Winona Middle School.
Friday, April 8
ĽAt 5:59 p.m. police arrested Marthamae Kottschade-Brennan, 42, of Winona, for allegedly violating a restraining order after she allegedly went to a residence on the 600 block of West Fourth Street where a man with an order against her was present.
ĽAt 1:59 a.m. police cited Andrew Joseph Arts, 24, of Neenah, Wis., for littering after he threw down a bike near Third and Washington streets. Police suspected he was trying to steal several bikes in the area. He was taken to detox.
Saturday, April 9
ĽAt 12:22 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after observing it cross the center line at Sixth and McBride streets. The driver, Benjamin Timothy Albrecht, 20, of Winona, had some beer in the vehicle and was cited for underaged drinking and driving and possession of alcohol with a blood alcohol content measured at .09 percent.
ĽAt 11:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on the 700 block of East Third Street. A woman there reported that Charles Herbert Messerschmidt, 29, of Winona, had come into her home, argued with her, cut himself with a kitchen knife, knocked over a table, then grabbed her by the ear and neck area. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault causing fear and domestic assault causing harm.
ĽAt 9:30 p.m. police were called by a landlord at the Westgate Apartments who had tried to break up a party there. The apartment allegedly smelled of marijuana and police ran the name of the renter there, who was on probation. Police then went looking for the resident, Michael Curtis Distad, 21, of Winona, suspected of violating his probation. He was found at Stone Circle on Lake Boulevard and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia for a pipe.
ĽAt 11:03 p.m. police referred Ricky Kyle Holmon, 20, no permanent address, to the county attorney for charges of violating a domestic abuse no contact order after he allegedly visited a residence in the Maplewood Townhomes where a woman with an order against him was present.
ĽAt 9:04 p.m. police cited Kathryn Rebecca Kanz, 34, of Lewiston, for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly tried putting on a pair of shoes valued at $5 at Walmart and leaving without paying for them.
ĽAt 4:27 a.m. police observed two people sleeping in a vehicle on the 300 block of West 10th Street. When police approached the vehicle they allegedly smelled alcohol. Christopher James Kilduff, 18, of Lewiston, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol. A 17-year-old Lewiston boy was also cited for minor consumption of alcohol.
ĽAt 12:35 p.m. police referred an eight-year-old boy to the county attorney for potential charges of theft by shoplifting after he allegedly tried stealing video games and pens from Fleet Farm.
Sunday, April 10
ĽAt 1:53 a.m. police responded to a vehicle and pedestrian collision at Fifth and Market streets. A vehicle driven by Lawrence James Pepin, 61, of Winona, was traveling westbound on Fifth Street when he struck pedestrian Mohammad Salim Omar, 21, of Eden Prairie, Minn., who allegedly jumped into the roadway. Omar was transported to the hospital via ambulance with an injury to his wrist. No tickets were issued.
ĽAt 1:13 a.m. police stopped a vehicle for driving with no headlights at Sixth and Washington streets. The driver, Jared Charles Bagniewski, 21, of Winona, was cited for third degree driving while intoxicated, driving over the center line and driving without headlights with a blood alcohol content measured at .23 percent.
Monday, April 11
ĽAt 10:50 p.m. police cited Eric Deward Beck, 33, of Winona, for fifth degree domestic assault causing harm after he allegedly dragged a woman by her hair and threw her out of a residence on the 850 block of East Ninth Street.
ĽAt 8:45 a.m. police responded to a report of a domestic assault at a residence on Jederman Drive. Matthew John Picha, 54, of Winona, was referred to the county attorney for charges of domestic assault and criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw a woman down and kicked her, then smashed her car window with a hammer.
Tuesday, April 12
ĽAt 1:09 a.m. police cited Nathan John Hillesheim, 32, of Winona, for second degree test refusal, second degree driving while intoxicated and driving without headlights. He was stopped at Fifth and Johnson streets for driving without headlights, appeared intoxicated, according to police, and refused alcohol testing.
Wednesday, April 6
ĽAt 5:15 p.m. police stopped a vehicle in St. Charles near Mikeĺs Supervalue after recognizing the driver as not having a license. The driver, Derwin Scott Lee Lovelace, 38, of Dover, was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of driving after cancellation and being inimical to public safety.
Saturday, April 9
ĽAt 11:08 a.m. police received a report of the theft of five radiators from a pole shed near Troy on Old Fork Road. A resident reported that four vehicle radiators and one tractor radiator were taken within the past few months. Additionally, a windmill on the property had been cut down and the top stolen.
ĽAt 11 a.m. police received a call reporting a bullet hole in a milk truck parked overnight on County Road 12 near Witoka. The milk truck, owned by Erdmann Trucking, had been parked in a driveway overnight, and a bullet hole was found in the bulk tank along with dents in the driverĺs mirror. Police found three .22 gauge spent bullet casings near the roadway. A neighbor reported hearing what sounded like firecrackers between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m., and looked out a window and noticed a small SUV style vehicle drive away.
ĽAt 1:51 a.m. police stopped a Ford Escape on County Road 12 west of Witoka for having an object suspended from the rear view mirror. Police said the odor of alcohol was present and two magazine clips were found in the pocket of the driver. Police then found a loaded .22 caliber long gun in the car. Police said the occupants, an 18-year-old Winona man and a 19-year-old Winona man, are both under investigation for possible underaged consumption of alcohol charges, as well as any potential misuse of the gun. Police would not release the menĺs names.
ĽAt 8:46 p.m. police responded to a call from a residence on County Road 12 reporting a bullet hole in the back of a van parked in the driveway. Police said a .22 shell casing was found on the edge of the road nearby.
Sunday, April 10
ĽAt 4:44 p.m. police responded to a call from Pfeiffer Hill Road in Wilson Township reporting a bullet hole in the side of a home. Police found dry wall dust across the television inside the home, and a second hole in the opposite wall. A bullet was dug out of the wall at the residence. The resident said it seemed the bullet was likely shot into the home between Friday night and Sunday afternoon.
Monday, April 11
ĽAt 8 a.m. police received a report of Postal Service keys, a Postal Service ID, and two CDs stolen from a vehicle parked in an unlocked garage in Dakota.
ĽAt 9:32 p.m. police were called to a residence in Minnesota City on a report of a domestic assault. A man there said Jennifer Leigh Bartsch, 38, of La Crescent, hit him with a closed fist six times. She denied hitting him with a closed fist intentionally but said she accidentally struck him when throwing her hands up during the argument. She was cited for domestic assault.