Tuesday, May 10
•At 3 p.m. Winona investigators arrested Brittany Ray Cummings, 19, of La Crosse, Wis., and referred her to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of prostitution and sex trafficking. Police said they investigated an online ad for adult companionship and exchanged text messages with the woman prior to meeting her at a Winona hotel. Investigators allegedly arranged sex for money, paid the woman, and arrested her. Two men in the vehicle she arrived in were also cited. Driver Corey Crawford Johnson, 31, of La Crescent, was cited for driving with a revoked license. Passenger Randy Lee Tyler, 26, of Milwaukee, Wis., was cited for giving a false name and date of birth to police.
Wednesday, May 11
•At 10:09 p.m. police were called to the 1700 block of West Seventh Street on a report of a man violating a domestic abuse no contact order, banging on the door of a residence where a woman with an order against him lived. Police were unable to locate him at the time, but were called back a short while later on a disturbance and found Albert Lee Ward, 28, of Winona, arguing with the woman outside. He was arrested on charges he violated the order.
•At 6:47 p.m. police received a report of a purse stolen from a vehicle parked at Lake and Sioux streets. A window was smashed to gain entry, and $345 cash, a checkbook and credit cards were reported missing.
•At 11:08 a.m. police cited Stephanie Ann Weisenbeck, 37, for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly switched price tags on a dog collar at Fleet Farm and tried to pay a lower price for it.
Thursday, May 12
•At 2:25 p.m. police cited Michelle Elizabeth Lee, 20, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly stole jewelry valued at $36.98 from Shopko.
•At 11:23 a.m. police received a report of a laptop stolen from a residence on the 60 block of West Seventh Street. A 21-year-old resident told police he left his residence at about midnight on the 11th and returned at 3 a.m. His roommates were sleeping, the residence was unlocked, and his HP 8440 laptop was missing from his bedroom.
•At 12:14 p.m. police received a report of a bicycle stolen from a yard on the 1050 block of West 10th Street. The unlocked pink and blue 26” Huffy girl’s bike was taken from the property between the 9th and the 12th.
•At 10:10 a.m. police received a report of a stolen laptop from a residence on the 300 block of Kansas Street. A 25-year-old resident reported he and his roommate allowed a man to stay the night at their home on the 7th. The next morning, an HP laptop valued at $1,500, a driver’s license and debit cards were missing. The man is described as just under 6’ tall, with dark skin, curly hair and a foreign accent.
•At 3:30 a.m. police arrested Roland Chukwu Iheke, 24, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of first degree burglary. Police were called to a residence on the 300 block of Main Street on a report of a black man wearing a gray tee-shirt standing over a sleeping resident in an upstairs bedroom. An officer on patrol saw a man matching the description hiding alongside a residence on the 300 block of Center Street holding a laptop. The officer approached the man, who tried to walk away. The officer drew his service weapon and commanded the man to get on the ground, which he did initially, then tried to run. Police eventually used a Tazer to apprehend the man and arrested him. Investigators spoke with the residents at the home on the 300 block of Center Street where the man was found, who reported the laptop he was holding belonged to them. The residents at the home on the 300 block of Main Street told police that the man may have entered their home and then fled when a light was turned on the night before, and that whoever entered the home that night had left a pair of sandals behind. Police are still investigating.
Friday, May 13
•At 5:27 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at 10th and Center streets for having expired registration. The driver, Moranda Lynn Meyer, 19, of Minnesota City, showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .17 percent.
Wednesday, May 11
•At 11:11 p.m. police stopped a vehicle on Highway 61 near County Road 15 for speeding. The driver, Lonnie Edward Johnson, 30, of Buffalo City, Wis., was cited for speeding, possession of brass knuckles and no insurance.
Thursday, May 12
•At 9:58 a.m. police received a report of a brown Coach purse stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The owner did not know where she might have been parked when the purse was stolen. The purse reportedly contained credit cards and $30 in cash.