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POLICE BLOTTER (06/15/2011)
Winona Police

Thursday, June 2

ĽAt 8:50 a.m. police received a report of someone using District 861ĺs car wash account at Sinclair West. Police reviewed surveillance video and cited Divonta Maurice Pinkerton, 18, of Winona, for theft. Pinkerton told police that a guy at a party told him the code to use the car wash for free.

Thursday, June 9

ĽAt 1:10 p.m. police cited a 14-year-old boy from Dakota, a 14-year-old girl from Winona, a 13-year-old boy from Winona and a 14-year-old boy from Winona for theft by shoplifting after they allegedly tried stealing a variety of air guns, pellets, sling shots and fireworks from Fleet Farm.

Friday, June 10

ĽAt 5:59 a.m. police received a report of tires slashed on a vehicle parked overnight on the 900 block of East Seventh Street. ĽAt 5:08 p.m. police received a report that a cashier at Walmart had accepted a fake $100 bill from a man. Police said the man purchased two DVDs with the counterfeit bill and received $85.04 in cash back. The man was described as a Hispanic man with a thin build and a mustache wearing a red hat, a red and blue jersey, a red long-sleeved shirt under the jersey and blue jeans.

Saturday, June 11

ĽAt 12:20 a.m. police were flagged down by a witness who said he had just seen a car strike a parked vehicle and drive off near Third and Johnson streets. Police stopped the vehicle nearby and cited the driver, Eric Mark Grzybowski, 25, of Winona, for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .22 and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

ĽAt 1:30 p.m. police were called to a residence on the 700 block of East Fifth Street on a report of people inside a residence that had been deemed substandard living conditions by city inspectors. Entering the residence except to retrieve belongings was reportedly posted as a misdemeanor. The caller reported that two people were sleeping at the residence. When police arrived they spoke with Melissa Sue Rogers, 28, of Winona, and Matthew John Polus, 26, of Winona, who police said appeared to have been sleeping inside the residence. Both were cited with a misdemeanor for entering the residence.

Sunday, June 12

ĽAt 2:11 a.m. police approached an intoxicated woman to check her welfare after she was seen being physically intimate with a man on the 150 block of East Fourth Street. Police said that Chelsea Rae Lebrun, 20, of Winona, initially gave them a false name and date of birth and had someone elseĺs ID. She was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol, giving a false name and date of birth to police and possession of the ID of another.

ĽAt 4:56 a.m. police were called to Morningside Terrace Apartments on a report of a physical domestic dispute at an apartment there. When police arrived, a 51-year-old woman came running down the apartment stairs crying, asking for help and saying a man was beating her. Police said she hid behind the officer as Timothy John Palubicki, 43, of La Crescent, ran down the stairs after her. The officer pointed a Taser at the man, who turned around and ran back up the stairs and into a third floor apartment, locking the door. As the officer knocked on the door, a neighbor told police that Palubicki had just jumped out a third floor window. The officer looked outside and saw Palubicki running back into the building. The officer ordered Palubicki to the ground, again pointing a Taser at him, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries suffered to his back, mouth, hand, foot and leg. When police interviewed the victim, who had red marks on her face and neck, she told police she had been drinking with Palubicki when he began to argue with her, threw her on the couch, punched her, then threw her onto the floor. The woman told police he choked her with one hand while he punched her in the face with the other, estimating the assault lasted between 40 minutes and an hour. The woman told police that she felt she may have lost consciousness while the man choked her and that she suffered from a leg injury sometime during the assault. Palubicki was referred to the county attorney for charges of domestic assault causing fear, domestic assault causing harm, felony domestic assault, felony domestic assault by strangulation and fleeing police on foot.

ĽAt 7:45 a.m. police were called to a residence on the 700 block of East Fifth Street on a report of a man inside sleeping in a home that had been deemed substandard living conditions by city inspectors. Entering the residence except to retrieve belongings was reportedly posted as a misdemeanor. Police arrived and found Joseph River Biegel, 20, of Winona, inside the residence, and cited him with a misdemeanor for entering.

ĽAt 8:55 p.m. police mailed Richard Wallace Grotjahn, 43, of Winona, a citation for violating a domestic abuse no contact order after he allegedly visited a residence on the 50 block of West Seventh Street demanding to see a woman with an order against him. A witness confirmed that he came to the residence.

Monday, June 13

ĽAt 1:24 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after hearing an engine rev at Third and Main streets and observing it speed through the intersection at approximately 50 mph. The driver, Zachariah Harlan Glover, 21, of Baraboo, Wis., allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .18 percent, no proof of insurance and driving after revocation.

ĽAt 3:07 p.m. police received a report of a shoplifter at the Sinclair station on Huff Street. Sheila Diane Cheeks, 63, of Winona, was cited for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly tried stealing beef jerky valued at $3.41.

ĽAt 3:42 a.m. police received a report of gunshots fired near Front and High Forest streets. The caller reported that a man had fired the shots who was walking a dog with a woman there. When police arrived they found a man and a woman walking a dog at Second and Vine streets who matched the description. Police said the woman, Abigail Lynn Vogel, 22, of Winona, had the frame of a handgun tucked in her waistband. Police found the slide for the .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol behind some bushes nearby. Vogel was cited for gross misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a permit.

Winona County

May 29

ĽAt 10:56 a.m. police received an anonymous call reporting a semi tractor sleeper had burned on property owned by Al Nagle. Police said that Nagle was not present during the alleged fire, and said that fire extinguishers were used to put out flames. Police said Eric Daniel King, 37, of Dakota, had been cutting bolts on the sleeper with a torch which caused the fire. Police cited King for open burning of prohibited material, and cited Nagle for open burning of prohibited material and operating a salvage yard. Police said that the sleeper was 65 percent destroyed, but also said that there was no foam or residue from fire extinguishers found in the area.

Saturday, June 11

ĽAt 11:01 a.m. police responded to a report of trespassing at a quarry on County Road 12. The caller reported that a person had been shooting at an Xbox in the quarry with a .45-caliber weapon. Police found the Xbox and bullet casings nearby, but did not find the trespasser.

ĽAt 6:33 a.m. police received a report of sand stolen from a quarry on County Road 12. Police said 18-inch tire tracks, possibly from a Bobcat, were seen at the site. The owner estimated that five or six truckloads of sand valued at about $360 had been taken.

ĽAt 5:24 a.m. police stopped a vehicle in Hidden Valley after observing the driver drive in the wrong lane of traffic. The driver, Jamie Lee Schwanke, 24, of Buffalo City, Wis., allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated and test refusal.

 

 

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