•At 1:42 p.m. police received a call from Walgreens reporting a counterfeit check had been passed there on February 23 for $314.22. Police referred Ian Felino Johnson, 30, no permanent address, to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of possessing a counterfeit check and offering a forged check. Police said their investigation showed he had written approximately $13,000 in such worthless checks in Stevens Point, Wis. Police said he used his own old address, name and phone number, along with the correct bank routing number, but that the checks were fake. His whereabouts are unknown.
Friday, April 8
•At 2:01 p.m. police received a report of a gas drive-off at the Freedom station on Johnson street. The driver, Tyler Wayne Brown, 23, of Rushford, was cited for theft.
Friday, April 15
•At 10 p.m. police were called to Winona Health Services on a report of a 28-year-old man who had been assaulted. Police spoke to the victim who said he and his brother went to Cheater’s Bar to play pool at about 9:15 p.m. An acquaintance then punched the victim in the mouth and ran. Police said the victim suffered from a split lip from his nose to his mouth and two of his front teeth had been bent back into his mouth. Police are investigating.
•At 12:19 p.m. police received a report of damage to a parked vehicle in the lot at Third and Johnson streets. There was a scuff on the left bumper.
Saturday, April 16
•At 1:22 a.m. police observed a man urinating outside near Seventh and Winona streets. The man, Charles Lloyd Hinsch, 20, of Rochester, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol.
•At 8:09 a.m. police were called to the 300 block of Pelzer Street on a report of a domestic disturbance. Deneen Booker, 47, of Winona, was referred to the county attorney for charges of fifth degree domestic assault causing fear and fifth degree domestic assault causing harm after she allegedly bit a woman in the arm and then choked her. Police said there was a bite mark on the victim’s arm but no marks on her neck.
•At 2:04 a.m. police received a call reporting an intoxicated man on a porch. Police spoke with the man, who said he lived on the 350 block of Wabasha Street and that his brother was there watching his children. When police arrived, they found two children aged 9 and 6 who were alone in the apartment. The intoxicated man’s brother, Jarrod Neil Hanson, 33, was supposed to be watching the children but instead had gone up to his own apartment. Police could not wake him when they pounded on the apartment door, nor when they called his cell phone. Police referred Hanson to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of child neglect. The father was taken to detox. The children were put into temporary foster care.
Sunday, April 17
•At 5:15 p.m. police received a call reporting a black male dressed in white had stolen a 30-pack of beer from a garage on the 600 block of East 10th Street. Police found a man matching the description later who claimed he was Tony Sims from Georgia. Another officer arrived and recognized the man as Paul Anthony Clark, 20, of Winona, and he was cited for theft and giving police a false name and date of birth. The caller reporting the beer stolen later identified him as the culprit. •At 1:41 a.m. police cited Peter Thomas Henkels, 22, of St. Paul, for driving while intoxicated at Sixth and Ewing streets following a traffic stop. His blood alcohol content was measured at .12 percent.
Monday, April 18
•At 11:50 a.m. police cited Eric Edward Beck, 33, of Winona, for violating a domestic abuse no contact order and giving false information to police. Beck allegedly called a woman with an order against him, then told police someone else had called on his behalf. He then recanted his story.
Friday, April 15
•At 6:03 p.m. police responded to a one-vehicle accident on County Road 12 near Highway 43. Driver Kayla Marie Hake, 24, of Rushford, lost control of the vehicle, which went off the south side of the roadway and rolled one time. She and passenger Beau William Block, 28, of Rushford, were transported to Winona Health by ambulance. Hake was cited for no insurance.
Sunday, April 17
•At 6:24 a.m. police received a report of an Internet scam. A Stockton man received an e-mail from a St. Charles friend stating that he was in Madrid, Spain, had lost his wallet and needed $2,000 to sort his bills out and get home. The Stockton man did not send money, and police said the e-mail did not include information as to where to send money. The St. Charles man whose e-mail account had been used in the scam reported having issues accessing his banking information.
Monday, April 18
•At 1:39 a.m. police were called to a residence on Al Moor Drive, where a 65-year-old man was suffering from a laceration to his forehead and didn’t know where he had been hurt. The man told police he had gotten a ride home from another man from Pete’s Bar in Dakota, where the victim’s vehicle was still parked. Police were unable to find the man who had given him a ride home or to determine what had caused the injury. He was taken to a La Crosse hospital via ambulance and police are investigating.