May 22, 2011, accident reported between 4 and 4:30 one-tenth mile north of Hillcrest Road in Preston Township. A motorcycle with a driver and passenger was traveling south on CTH S when the driver lost control while negotiating a corner on wet roads. Motorcycle and occupant entered the ditch where the front of the motorcycle dug into the wet ground causing both to be ejected from the motorcycle, the motorcycle landing on top of the driver. The driver and his passenger went to Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall for treatment. The driver was later airlifted to Tri-County via Mayo 1 to an Eau Claire Hospital. The passenger continued to be evaluated at Tri-County Hospital. The driver was not wearing a helmet. The accident is still under investigation.
May 23, 2011. A pickup truck was northbound on County Road T when it was struck by a vehicle that pulled out from a stop sign at County Road TTT. The occupants of both vehicles were treated and released at the scene. Galesville Police, Fire and First Responders assisted at the scene as well as Tri-State Ambulance.
May 26, 2011, 4:27 a.m. A motorcycle traveling southbound on STH 93 south of Cross Road in Arcadia Township struck a deer. The driver suffered scrapes and bruises and refused medical treatment at the scene. The motorcycle operator was wearing full protective clothing, as well as a helmet.
May 26, 2011, 4:50 p.m. A motorcyclist was northbound on CTH W near Nerby Road in Preston Township when it struck a deer. The cyclist suffered scrapes and bruises and was transported to Tri-County hospital in Whitehall for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The operator was wearing a helmet.
Tuesday, May 24
•At 10:30 a.m. police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on the 200 block of Kansas Street. A 19-year-old resident told police he and his roommates had left the unlocked residence the prior evening, returned home late and discovered items missing in the morning. Reported missing was a Winona State University Macbook Pro valued at $1,000, an iPod Touch valued at $300, headphones valued at $200, a charger for an electric razor valued at $50 and a DVD player valued at $75. A neighbor reportedly noticed a person lingering on the sidewalk looking into vehicles the prior evening at around midnight, but did not have a description.
•At 1:41 p.m. police were called to the Sugarloaf Motel on a report that a person staying there had stolen a blanket, towel set, and room key valued at $50. Police spoke with the person who had last rented the room, Nicki Renae Klein, 23, of Winona, and cited her for theft.
Wednesday, May 25
•At 1:21 p.m. police responded to a car accident at Second and Wilson streets. A vehicle driven by Richard H. Lettner, 82, of Trempealeau, Wis., was westbound on Second Street and attempted to make a u-turn, striking another westbound vehicle. Lettner was cited for making an unsafe change of course.
•At 7:54 p.m. police responded to a report of a car accident at Sixth and Franklin streets. A vehicle driven by Eric James Meger, 20, of Webster, Minn., rear-ended a vehicle stopped at the stoplight at Franklin Street, then veered into a second car also stopped at the light. When police arrived, Meger allegedly admitted he had been talking on the phone and accidentally struck the two vehicles. Police said he appeared intoxicated and was cited for driving while intoxicated and underaged consumption of alcohol with a blood alcohol content measured at .11 percent.
Thursday, May 26
•At 1:07 a.m. police cited Mara Lee Rukavina, 44, of Winona, for trespassing and obstructing the legal process after she allegedly refused to leave Winona Health Services.
•At 1:26 p.m. police received a call from a concerned person reporting that Isaac Senaj Coley, 18, no permanent address, was in possession of property that had been recently stolen from Warp Zone. Police spoke with Coley, who admitted to stealing about $100 in cash along with about $850 in used video game consoles. He had allegedly stolen the items the prior evening, entering the building through a construction area. He was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of third degree burglary.
Jordan Harold Pearson, 20, of Winona, was charged with furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 years old in District Court. According to the criminal complaint, deputies from the Winona County Sheriff’s Department responded to a loud party complaint at a Winona County residence on August 15, 2010, observing several people under 21 years old outside in the driveway. Six minors who were present were cited for underaged consumption of alcohol. Three witnesses confirmed that underaged people were drinking at the party, which was hosted by Pearson. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.