Thursday, June 30
•At 6:15 p.m. police cited a 15-year-old Winona girl for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly tried to steal $64.42 in merchandise from Shopko. A 14-year-old girl was also cited for theft by shoplifting after she allegedly tried to steal $129.16 in merchandise from the store.
Friday, July 8
•At 1:12 a.m. police responded to a report of an assault at a residence on the 700 block of East Second Street. A 35-year-old Winona woman told police that she and Zion Ari Claude, 47, of Winona, were asleep when a friend asked to stay the night at the home. The woman said Claude became angry and threw her down some stairs, grabbed her and threw her to the ground, and then rode off on his bike. Police said she suffered visible injuries but were unable to locate Claude. He was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of gross misdemeanor domestic assault causing fear and harm and fifth degree assault.
•At 10:31 a.m. police cited Blake William Berse, 23, of Minnesota City, for mistreatment of an animal after an officer allegedly saw him kicking a dog near Third and Zumbro streets.
Saturday, July 9
•At 6:30 p.m. police cited Justin Luther Elfering, 20, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting after he allegedly tried stealing DVDs from Shopko.
•At 1:40 a.m. police were called to the 850 block of East Belleview Street on a report of a man looking inside parked vehicles. Police found Brandon James Zaborowski, 18, of Winona, who fled on foot when he saw officers. He was caught and police found a marijuana pipe on him. He was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of fleeing police on foot and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•At 1:26 a.m. police were called to Third and Market streets on a report of an intoxicated man at a bar who had become disorderly. Police arrived and found Robert Charles Johnson, 48, of Winona, being held down by bar patrons. He was taken to detox.
•At 10:50 a.m. police met with a 27-year-old woman from Dodge, Wis., who said her purse was stolen from the lobby at her work at 111 Market Street on the 8th. In the purse was $60 cash, debit cards and keys, and the woman told police her debit card had been used at several Winona businesses since.
•At 1:49 a.m. police were called to a residence on the 200 block of Mankato Avenue on a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman. When police arrived, they found Dustin Lee Zenk, 19, of Winona, on the porch. Police said he gave his name and then ran from police through the house. The officer chased him into the kitchen, where Amber Nicole Gaytan, 18, of Winona, allegedly grabbed the officer’s shirt from behind and yelled at him to leave. The officer reportedly tackled Zenk, who swung at him and “thrashed wildly” while resisting the officer. Police said Gaytan hit the officer in the chest at least one time, and that Zenk struggled away from the officer during the scuffle, making fists and telling the officer not to touch his girlfriend. The officer reportedly pointed the Tazer at Zenk, who ran down the alley, where the officer eventually caught him. Zenk was referred to the county attorney for charges of fourth degree assault on a police officer, minor consumption of alcohol, obstructing the legal process and gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process with force. Gaytan was reportedly referred for the same charges.
Sunday, July 10
•At 1 a.m. police responded to a report of harassing phone calls made in violation of a harassment restraining order at a residence on the 600 block of West Fourth Street. A 43-year-old Winona man told police that Marthamae Kottschade-Brennan, 42, of Rochester, had called him in violation of the order. Police referred her to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of making harassing phone calls and violating a harassment restraining order.
•At 9:32 p.m. police were called to the 50 block of East Wabasha Street on a report of an intoxicated man lying on the steps at a residence. Police found Colin Jeffrey Marklowitz, 20, of Fountain City, Wis., and cited him for minor consumption of alcohol.
Monday, July 11
•At 11:41 a.m. police cited Justin Eric Haag, 21, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting after he allegedly ate a candy bar and pocketed a soda at Shopko.
•At 10:46 p.m. police were called to the 150 block of East Fourth Street on a report of an unresponsive man lying behind a building. Emergency workers arrived and said Paul Anthony Clark, 20, of Winona, got up and walked away, but they believed he needed medical attention. When police arrived they allegedly saw him attempt to enter several parked vehicles. Police said when he was told he needed to go to the hospital he became belligerent and refused to cooperate. He was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of tampering with a motor vehicle, obstructing the legal process and minor consumption of alcohol.
Tuesday, July 5
•At 9:45 a.m. police responded to an accident on County Road 33 near Rover’s Drive in Fremont Township. A vehicle driven by Laura E. Vanwinkle, 24, of Brookfield, Wis., entered the ditch after she lost control of the vehicle and overcorrected. The vehicle was totaled and Vanwinkle was reportedly taken to the hospital via ambulance suffering from neck and head injuries.
Friday, July 8
•At 10:11 p.m. police observed two vehicles enter a park on Highway 14 in St. Charles through an exit. Police stopped both vehicles and the driver of one showed signs of intoxication, according to police. Driver Corey Allen Bjerke, 26, of Rochester, was cited for second degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .09 percent.
Saturday, July 9
•At 2:25 p.m. police responded to an ATV crash on a trail near Altura. Police said an ATV driven by Justin William Billingsley, 29, of Rapid City, S.D., hit a speed bump traveling at about 10 mph and lost control, traveling off the trail and down a steep hill through some trees. He and passenger April Billingsley, 30, of Rapid City, S.D., were ejected from the ATV and rolled about 25 or 30 yards down the hill. Police used an ATV and rescue sled to pull the two out, and they were taken by ambulance to Winona Health. Police said the injuries were non life-threatening.