Winona Police Department
Saturday, May 28
•At 8:56 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on the 1750 block of West Seventh Street. When officers arrived they found approximately 50 people outside yelling at one another. Police described the scene as a riot and asked Goodview Police to assist. Officers found the altercation was mainly between two people, one identified as Johnetta Sherri Walker, 35, of Winona. Police said they tried to get her to calm down but she would not, and she allegedly took a swing at an officer but missed. She was cited for gross misdemeanor obstruction with force and disorderly conduct.
Monday, May 30
•At 2:53 a.m. police cited Jennifer Michelle Reit, 20, of Boyd, Wis., for underaged consumption of alcohol after they were called to a hotel on Riverview Drive on a report of an intoxicated woman who refused to get out of the hot tub. Reit’s blood alcohol content was measured at .199 percent.
•At 3:12 p.m. police received a call from a residence on the 800 block of West Burns Valley Road reporting a five-foot-tall fairy statue valued at $300 missing from a flower bed.
•At 9:50 a.m. police received a call reporting that a vehicle had been egged while parked on the 1250 block of Wincrest Drive.
•At 4:33 a.m. police were called to Morningside Terrace on a report of a domestic dispute. Manuel Antonio Hernandez, 27, of Winona, allegedly used a credit card to break into an apartment there, where he began arguing with a female. Police said he slapped her in the cheek, broke a plasma television, and while talking to police he dropped a bag of cocaine. Police cited him for domestic assault causing fear, domestic assault causing harm, first degree burglary, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and criminal damage to property.
•At 12:46 a.m. police were sent to a residence on the 100 block of Jaybee Drive on a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. When police arrived, witnesses said that Timothy John Stark, 32, of Winona, was using the synthetic drug plant food and had become paranoid. He allegedly believed that people were trying to break into his car and had fired a round from a 32-caliber Winchester special rifle outside. By the time police arrived, witnesses had gotten the gun from Stark, who admitted to using plant food. Witnesses also noticed he had moved a hammer and knife and were fearful of him. Police arrested Stark on charges of domestic assault causing fear and terroristic threats.
•At 9:01 p.m. police were called to the parking lot of Mugby Junction on Mankato Avenue on a report of a fight. When police arrived there was one vehicle with three occupants parked in the closed business’ lot. Police approached the vehicle with the squad lights on, and the vehicle attempted to drive off. The vehicle entered a steep ditch and tried to drive out of it onto Mankato Avenue. The 17-year-old female driver was arrested for fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
Friday, May 27
•At 10:30 p.m. police stopped a vehicle traveling westbound on County Road 26 near Elba for crossing the center line. The driver, Rene Lucille Schneider, 51, of Plainview, allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .09 percent.
Saturday, May 28
•At 7:42 a.m. police responded to a report of damage to a vehicle and theft on County Road 26 near Elba. A 45-year-old Maple Lake man said he went fishing and left his vehicle parked there at about 7:10 a.m. He heard a loud noise and a vehicle rev its engine and went back to find a window broken and items missing. Reported missing were three long-sleeved shirts, two pairs of long underwear, three tee shirts, one leatherman knife, two pairs of pants, three prescription pill bottles and two black travel kits. The total value of the items was estimated at $805.