Friday, September 9
•At 12:28 a.m. police received a call reporting what appeared to have been a Molotov cocktail burning in the street. A neighbor put the fire out with a bucket of water and noted that a glass bottle had burst, which appeared to have had a rag soaked in kerosene inside. Police were unable to locate anyone nearby with more information about where the device came from.
Sunday, September 11
•At 11:40 a.m. police received a call reporting a theft at a residence on the 450 block of Mankato Avenue. A 20-year-old woman told police she had a gathering the night before that was over at about 4 a.m. A male and female left the residence but said they would come back, so the woman left the door unlocked. She said she heard the two come back and talk for a few minutes, then leave. Later she noticed a stereo receiver valued at $200, two subwoofer speakers valued at $1,000, and a royal blue gym bag containing a cell phone, wallet and over-the-counter medicine were missing. Police are investigating.
Monday, September 12
•At 850 a.m. police received a call from a landlord of a residence on the 100 block of West Third Street reporting damage to his apartment building. Police said light fixtures in the hallway and exit signs were torn from the walls. Tenants explained they’d hosted a party that got out of hand, and when they tried to make people leave, they stayed in the hallway for some time.
Wednesday, September 14
•At 5:28 p.m. police were called to Edward’s Mini Storage on the 100 block of Gould Street on a report of items stolen from a unit there. A 23-year-old Winona man told police the handle was cut off his unit and some Sony stereo speakers, along with other speakers, valued at between $600 and $800 were stolen from the unit. A blue laundry basket with empty DVD cases that did not belong to the man was found in the unit. Police are investigating.
Thursday, September 15
•At 5:08 p.m. police were called to Sixth and Center streets on a report of a pedestrian and vehicle accident. Police said a vehicle driven by Lacey Lynn Dols, 21, of Preston, Minn., was traveling westbound on Sixth Street when she struck a 21-year-old woman from Farmington. Police said Dols’ vision was obstructed by another vehicle that was stopped in the intersection for the woman to cross. The victim suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, police said.
•At 5:36 a.m. police were called to HyVee on a report of an employee theft. Staff there said Timothy Joseph Foster, 46, of Winona, had been making fake returns and pocketing the money since March, taking a total of $1,935 from the store. Police said Foster admitted to the theft and he was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of felony theft.
Wednesday, September 14
•At 5:09 p.m. police responded to a report of a violation of an order for protection at a residence in Minnesota City. Police said a woman with an order against James Arthur Rydman, 45, of Minnesota City, said he came to her house and told her he would drive his car into her van if she did not come out. Police said he left before they arrived but he was located in Kasson and arrested on potential charges of violating an order for protection and making terroristic threats.