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PoLICE BLOTTER (04/27/2011)
Winona Police

Friday, April 22

ĽAt 4:57 p.m. police cited Macon Roosevelt King, 19, of Winona for gross misdemeanor theft. He allegedly stole $544.01 in merchandise from Kmart while working on a cleaning crew there. Police said he admitted to the theft.

ĽAt 4:38 a.m. police responded to a report of a drunk man at a residence on the 300 block of Mankato Avenue. Residents there said Fils Kigali Mwizerwa, 22, of Winona, an acquaintance, pounded on the door and window, breaking the storm window on the door. The residents let him in, but he then went into the bathroom, took off all his clothes and began trying to fight with the residents. Police took him to the hospital, where he became combative and police used a Tazer on him. He was then taken to detox and cited for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

ĽAt 1:05 a.m. police cited Taylor Alan Rens, 21, of Winneconne, Wis., for obstruction. Police were investigating an unrelated incident at Third and Market streets when he approached and became disruptive, refusing to leave.

ĽAt 2:15 a.m. police cited Justin James Nation, 19, of Galesville, Wis., for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle at Sixth and Franklin streets.

Saturday, April 23

ĽAt 12:56 a.m. police responded to a report of damage to property and a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 1750 block of West Broadway. A property manager there said two men had damaged property and become violent, then walked toward a nearby building. Police spoke with an 18-year-old woman who said the two men were at her house, then began fighting and knocking over furniture. When the woman told the two to leave, James Ray Sotelo, 19, of Minnesota City, allegedly punched her in the face and grabbed her by the neck, saying she was lucky she was a girl. Police found the two men nearby. The second man, Matthew Peter Berhow, 18, of Winona, was noncompliant with police, according to reports, and struggled until officers handcuffed him. He was cited for disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal force, minor consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sotelo was arrested on potential charges of domestic assault causing fear and domestic assault causing harm. Sotelo denied hitting the woman.

ĽAt 11:47 p.m. police stopped a vehicle after observing it cross the center line and make a wide turn in the area of Sixth and Mankato streets. The driver, Michael James Spalding, 26, of Dakota, was cited for second degree driving while intoxicated and second degree test refusal. Police said he appeared intoxicated and a preliminary breath test showed his alcohol content at .306 percent. He later refused official alcohol testing.

Sunday, April 24

ĽAt 2:34 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at 11th and Main streets after recognizing the driver as having no license. The driver, Gabriel David Muller, 25, of Winona, was cited for driving with a canceled license and being inimical to public safety.

Monday, April 25

ĽAt 12:15 p.m. police cited Scott Curtis Rinn, 43, of Winona, for violating an order for protection after he allegedly sent a Facebook message to a woman with an order against him.

ĽAt 6:11 p.m. police cited Marthamae Kottschade-Brennan, 42, of Winona, for violating a harassment restraining order after she allegedly called a man with an order against her.

ĽAt 11:35 p.m. police received a call reporting damage to a window at a residence on the 500 block of Center Street. A resident said a white fist wearing a gray sweatshirt was seen punching a hole through a kitchen window from outside. Police were unable to locate a suspect.

Tuesday, April 26

ĽAt 3 a.m. police received a 911 call from a woman on the 1700 block of West Sixth Street who said she was intoxicated and drinking mouthwash and wanted a ride to the hospital. While police were on the way they received a second 911 call. This time the woman said her phone was in emergency mode. When police arrived they found teh woman with a glass that appeared to be full of mouthwash. They told her they could not take her to the hospital unless it was a medical emergency and left. Police said she called a third time as they were leaving and said she had been trying to call 211 instead. At 3:39 a.m. she called again and spoke with dispatch for 23 minutes, stating her phone was stuck in emergency mode and wanted police to come and fix it. Police slipped a citation for misuse of a 911 call under her door.

Winona County

Saturday, April 16

ĽAt 8:41 p.m. police stopped a vehicle at Fifth and Walnut streets after observing a license plate light was out. The driver, Allison Kolby Farnham, 20, of St. Maryĺs Point, Minn. appeared intoxicated, according to police, and was cited for minor consumption of alcohol, minor possession of alcohol, fourth degree driving while intoxicated and under 21 drinking and driving. Police said her blood alcohol content was measured at .08 percent.

Friday, April 22

ĽAt 9:31 p.m. police were called to Hidden Valley after a man sought by Department of Corrections workers jumped out a window and fled on foot. Police assisted in searching for the man, Michael Wayne Cruse, 46, of Minnesota City, using a K9, and found him hiding behind a trailer. He was cited for obstructing the legal process.

Saturday, April 23

ĽAt 1:31 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Fourth and Winona streets for not having headlights on. The driver, Shannon Margaret Hunter, 23, of Galesville, Wis., appeared intoxicated, according to police, and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .08 percent.

Sunday, April 24

ĽAt 1:13 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at County Road 1 and Burns Valley Road for failing to dim its headlights. The driver, Sean Michael Vytautas Foley, 48, of Woodstock, Ill., appeared intoxicated, according to police, and was cited for third degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .21 percent and failing to dim headlights.

ĽAt 7:24 p.m. police received a call reporting a one-vehicle rollover on Slippery Hill Road near County Road 8. According to police, the vehicle had traveled over a steep edge, struck several trees and rolled several times. The driver, Lucas Gene Meyer, 26, of Winona, was bleeding from the head and complaining of back pain. Police said he smelled like alcohol but refused alcohol testing. He was taken to Winona Health via ambulance and cited for third degree driving while intoxicated and second degree test refusal.

 

 

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