Monday, April 25
•At 2:09 p.m. a woman came to the Law Enforcement Center and said Stuart Johnson Hammer, 27, of Winona, had grabbed her arm and pushed her into a wall during an argument. Hammer said the woman came to a residence he was at with his daughter and attempted to take her during a time that was outside of the custody arrangement. He said he did grab her arm in an attempt to get her to put the child down but denied any sort of assault. Police said the woman had a bruise on her arm, and Hammer was referred to the county attorney’s office for a potential charge of domestic assault.
Wednesday, April 27
•At 5:24 p.m. police were called to a residence on the 100 block of Main Street to check the welfare of a resident there. The man, Kevin Richard Karney, 37, of Winona, appeared fine. [This man is not the Winona police officer of a similar-sounding name.] But police later spoke with the female caller who said he had called her earlier and threatened to chop her head off. Police arrested Karney and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of domestic assault causing fear and terroristic threats.
•At 11:51 p.m. police were called to Steiny’s Bar on a report of an assault. When police arrived, Adam Burton Bowden, 25, of Winona, allegedly fled on foot. Police caught him and cited him for fleeing police on foot and obstructing the legal process. Police were unable to locate a victim in the assault call and had to leave for another call, and Bowden allegedly tried to instigate a fight with an officer when he was removed from the squad car and told to leave.
Thursday, April 28
•At 2:21 a.m. police received a call reporting a vehicle had driven through the T intersection at Mark and Liberty streets, jumped the curb, plowed through a garage door at D & R Vending, struck a vehicle inside which then struck an interior wall which collapsed. The caller said the occupants both ran after the crash. Police later found the occupants at an apartment nearby. The driver, Braden Craig Thompson, 21, of Winona, was referred to the county attorney’s office for charges of criminal vehicular operation and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, fourth degree driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor leaving the scene of a property damage accident. His blood alcohol content was measured at .10 percent. Passenger Travis Lee Swanson, 20, of Winona, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol. Police said both men suffered from minor injuries.
•At 5:08 p.m. police cited Marthamae Kottschade-Brennan, 42, of Rochester, for violating a harassment restraining order. She allegedly telephoned a man with an order against her.
Friday, April 29
•At 12:06 a.m. police noticed a man at Third and Main streets step behind a pillar and position himself as though he were going to urinate. The officer approached the man, Bradley Michael Suchla, 21, of Winona, who then fled on foot. He was caught and cited for fleeing police on foot and then taken into custody on a probation violation.
Tuesday, April 26
•At 4:26 p.m. police received a report from a resident on County Road 29 near Fremont that a six-foot-tall parrot lawn ornament had been stolen from its locked cage. The owner had a decorative corn crib made to look like a parrot cage with several large colorful parrots locked inside. The value of the missing parrot is estimated at $200.
Thursday, April 28
•At 8:17 p.m. police received a report of a domestic assault. A woman told police that Ryan Matthew Waletzke, 29, of rural Winona, had punched her in the head twice and grabbed her by the throat. Police were unable to locate him until 6 a.m. Friday, when he was arrested and referred to the county attorney’s office on potential charges of domestic assault.