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PoLICE BLOTTER (08/24/2011)
Winona Police

April 29

•At 4:51 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a parked car at Eighth and Grand streets. The driver, Philip Ray Flatten, 26, of Winona, was recently cited for driving while intoxicated and inattentive driving. Blood testing showed the presence of marijuana and the prescription drug Lorazepam in his system at the time of the crash.

Tuesday, August 16

•At 1:30 a.m. police observed people at the band shell at Lake Park after curfew. A 16-year-old Houston, Minn., girl was cited for curfew violation and giving false information to police. Ivan Michael Hubert, 18, of Winona, was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol. Andrew Warren Brand, 24, of Rushford, referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of giving a false name to police. Police said they were called later by a mother who said Brand had given a false name.

Friday, August 19

•At 12:10 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Third and Main streets for having a headlight out. The driver, Bonita Jean Malesker, 43, of Winona, was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .08 percent.

Saturday, August 20

•At 12:30 a.m. police observed a man knock over a garbage can and punch a parked vehicle several times. The man, Christian Thomas Wilcox, 20, of Mantorville, Iowa, was cited for underaged consumption of alcohol and giving false information to police. Police said he initially gave them a false name.

•At 10:45 p.m. police on foot patrol cited Kristin Renee Loberg, 19, of La Crescent, Minn., for underaged consumption of alcohol at Ninth and Main streets. Also cited for underaged consumption of alcohol were Maggie Lynn Koslowski, 18, of West Bend, Wis.; and Dayton Thomas Ready, 19, of La Crescent, Minn.

•At 12:11 a.m. police cited Charles Joseph Mickelson, 19, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., for underaged consumption of alcohol at Eighth and Wilson streets. Police said his blood alcohol content was measured at .223 and he had trouble walking.

•At 12:35 a.m. police cited Taylor Jean Koch, 19, of White Bear Lake, Minn., for underaged consumption of alcohol at Sixth and Huff streets.

Sunday, August 21

•At 12:52 a.m. police cited Evan James Friedl, 18, of Winona, for underaged consumption of alcohol, underaged possession of alcohol, fleeing on foot, obstructing the legal process and giving false information to police. Police said he was observed drinking beer near Ninth and Harriet streets at about 11:15 p.m. He gave police a different name and when he thought he would get a ticket, police said he ran off. He was seen again at Eighth and Harriet at about 12:30 a.m., when he gave police a second name and ran off again. Police said they recovered his backpack and found out his real name, then went to his dorm room in Prentiss Hall and issued the citations.

•At 11:10 p.m. police were sent to the 150 block of High Forest Street on a report of some suspicious people in the street. When police arrived they found three people who huddled in the roadway when officers approached as though they were hiding something, according to police. Police said Joseph River Biegel, 20, of Winona, tried to walk away as police asked him to stop, then walked faster. Police said he only stopped as an officer was about to tackle him. He was placed under arrest and police said they later found a baggie in his wallet with a small amount of a substance that tested positive for cocaine, as well as a pipe. He was arrested and referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance, fleeing police on foot, obstructing the legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•At 11:5 p.m. police cited Andrew Stevens Helland, 20, of La Crescent, Minn., for underaged consumption of alcohol on the 300 block of West Ninth Street.

Monday, August 22

•At 1:45 p.m. police received a call reporting a house on the 800 block of East Ninth Street had been egged overnight.

•At 8:15 p.m. police received a call from employees at the Verizon store on East Third Street. Employees said a black man entered the store and stole a cell phone valued at about $450.

•At 7:04 a.m. police were called to the area near Lake Lodge on a report that a woman was found there bound in duct tape. Police said the woman initially claimed that a man and a woman wearing ski masks climbed through her bedroom window and kidnapped her, wrapping tape around her wrists and ankles, taping her mouth and blindfolding her, as well as threatening her with a knife. The woman was taken to the hospital and police investigated the complaint. They said the woman later recanted the story. It is unclear whether charges of filing a false police report will be filed against the 20-year-old Winona woman.

Tuesday, August 23

•At 12:17 a.m. police were called to the Old Wagon Bridge on Latsch Island by a Buffalo County Deputy who had pulled a vehicle over there but determined it was on the Minnesota side. Police cited Lincoln James Theis, 29, of Winona, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Cody Dan Mattocks, 23, of St. Peter, Minn., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Winona County

Friday, August 19

•At 2:45 a.m. police observed a vehicle driving on the bicycle path near Saint Mary’s University. Police said the vehicle got back on Highway 14, where it was pulled over. The driver, Chelsey Deor Clausen, 23, of Preston, told police she didn’t know how she ended up on the path. Police said she appeared intoxicated and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .13 percent.

Saturday, August 20

•At 9:32 p.m. police stopped a motorcycle on 54th Avenue in Goodview for having no rear lights. The driver, Arlyn Alvin Groth, 46, of Winona, was cited for no insurance, driving with a canceled license, no motorcycle endorsement and having no registration.

Sunday, August 21

•At 8:37 p.m. police received a report from a resident on Northstar Road that a mailbox had been damaged. The resident told police it was the third time in four years her box had been damaged. Police said it appeared the box had been broken off using some type of bar, and that it had been secured onto two metal posts.

District Court

The first arrest in Winona for possession of the newly-illegal drug known as “plant food” resulted in charges this week in district court. Taylor Nicholas Gleason, 20, of the St. Cloud Prison, was charged with one count of a fifth degree controlled substance crime carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a Winona residence on July 1 at 1:20 a.m. on a report of a man there who had a warrant for his arrest. When police arrived they found Gleason in a bathroom. According to the complaint, Gleason would not come out of the bathroom when he saw police, and kept moving his hands out of the view of police through the open door. When an officer heard a metal on metal noise, he attempted to pull Gleason from the bathroom. Gleason allegedly then screamed nonsense words at the top of his lungs. When he was told in the squad car he would be charged with a drug crime, he allegedly said, “I don’t think so, buddy, that’s plant food.” When the officer told Gleason the drug had become illegal just over an hour before the incident, he then allegedly claimed it did not belong to him. He is expected to appear in court next month.

 

 

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