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(09/21/2011)
Winona Police

Thursday, September 15

•At 8:42 p.m. police received a call reporting a debit card stolen from a purse at the WSU Library. The woman told police she left her purse unattended several times to make phone calls, then later discovered more than $300 in charges had been made on her card.

Friday, September 16

•At 11:40 p.m. police received a report of a stolen vehicle from a 20-year-old resident at Belleview East Apartments. The man told police he was drinking with two women who wanted to go downtown to a bar. He said when he didn’t want to go, one of the women reached into his pants pocket and took his keys and the two left. Police found the vehicle and the women in the alley between Sixth and Seventh streets and Johnson and Washington streets. Kate Camille Duellman, 22, of Winona, was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of theft of a motor vehicle and fourth degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .12 percent. Whitney Nichole Sherman, 25, no permanent address, was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of theft of a motor vehicle and tampering with a motor vehicle.

•At 5:07 p.m. police were investigating an unrelated incident at Morningside Terrace on Sugarloaf Road when an officer observed a vehicle drive up. The plates did not match the make and model of the car, and police cited Wade Allan Olson, 20, of Buffalo City, Wis., for gross misdemeanor intent to escape motor vehicle tax, illegal use of plates, driving after suspension and no insurance. Olson told police he borrowed a set of plates from a vehicle stored at his workplace.

•At 10 a.m. police cited Justin Eric Haage, 22, of Winona, for abusing toxic substances after he was observed huffing from a can at the Kwik Trip at Huff and Sarnia streets.

•At 1:52 p.m. police cited Alan Bolic, 25, no permanent address, for theft and disorderly conduct after he allegedly tried stealing several bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and a pre-made sandwich from Midtown Foods. He then allegedly threatened employees there with one of the bottles before running to the rear area of Bub’s, where police located him.

•At 10:31 a.m. police received a report of bricks thrown into the sides of a vehicle parked on the 700 block of West Sixth Street overnight.

Saturday, September 17

•At 11:31 p.m. police received a report of a man punched in the face at Schyde’s Drinks and Whatnot. Two men reportedly assaulted the victim, and were escorted out of the bar by a bouncer. Police said they have no suspects.

•At 5:32 p.m. police received a report of an intoxicated driver at Third and Center streets. Police approached a vehicle matching the description that was stopped behind a second vehicle, where the occupants said the driver had just rear ended them, although it didn’t cause any damage. Police said Rebecca Mae DeWitte, 36, of Winona, appeared intoxicated, that her head was bobbing and she kept nodding off and resting her head on the steering wheel. Police said she refused alcohol tests and was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of second degree test refusal, no insurance and inattentive driving.

Sunday, September 18

•At 2:22 p.m. police received a call reporting a WSU Macbook Pro stolen from an unlocked residence on the 300 block of West 10th Street.

•At 2:31 p.m. police received a call reporting an orange Mongoose bicycle stolen from the Kwik Trip on South Baker.

•At 12:47 a.m. police were called to a residence on the 250 block of East Seventh Street on a report of a disturbance. Police said that Sandra Leigh Thorbus, 23, of Brooklyn Center, Minn., was intoxicated and arguing with a man, and that she had broken a window on her residence. She then called police to the residence at 1:30 a.m. asking officers to take the man away because he was being mean and wouldn’t give her more beer. Police told the man he ought to leave and he did. Police then observed a vehicle drive away from the residence at 2:34 a.m., and pulled the vehicle over near the Kwik Trip at Sixth and Mankato Avenue. Police referred Thorbus to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of fourth degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .13 percent.

Monday, September 19

•At 5:23 p.m. police received a call reporting a Jenson radio stolen from a car parked on the 700 block of Johnson Street overnight.

•At 5:32 p.m. police received a call from a resident on the 100 block of East 10th Street reporting a Garmin GPS unit stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked there overnight.

•At 3:18 p.m. police received a call reporting damage to a door at a residence on the 500 block of West Mark Street. The door appeared to have been forced open but nothing was reported missing.

•At 8:53 p.m. police received a call reporting an iPod Touch stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 800 block of West Fifth Street.

•At 11:33 p.m. police received a call reporting a Dell laptop and phone charger stolen from an unlocked residence on the 850 block of East Mark Street.

Tuesday, September 20

•At 12:54 a.m. police responded to a call reporting a potential domestic disturbance at a residence on the 300 block of Junction Street. Police said when officers arrived at the residence they could hear an argument through a window and observed a man lunge at a woman and pull her onto a bed. Police said they couldn’t see the couple but heard the woman tell the man to stop hurting her twice. When officers told the residents to open the door or they would kick it in, police said the man told them to try and kick it in, so they did. Police arrested Patrick Jordan McConaughey, 23, of Oconomowoc, Wis., on potential charges of domestic assault causing fear. Police said the victim said there was no physical altercation.

Winona County

Friday, September 16

•At 7:09 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence at Southwinds Orchard in Dakota. The window was broken on the home and a 40-inch flat screen TV valued at $500 was missing. Police said there were footprints and glass throughout the home.

•At 4:36 p.m. an off-duty deputy was traveling on Highway 248 in a construction zone approaching a one-lane flag crossing when another vehicle passed him, gave him the finger, and continued to pass cars stopping for the flagger. The deputy walked up to the stopped car and noticed a metal marijuana grinder inside. Police cited Joshua Jerome Palmer, 25, of Winona, for reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•At 4:33 p.m. police were called by a resident on Almon Drive near Lewiston on a report of damage to a vehicle. A woman told police she was backing out of her driveway when her rear window shattered. When she checked, she found two bbs that appeared to have caused the damage, although police believe the bbs were shot into the window earlier and it shattered when the vehicle was moved.

Saturday, September 17

•At 8:03 p.m. police were called to Riverbend Bar near LaMoille on a report of two women fighting in the parking lot. One woman was reportedly transported to the hospital via ambulance for the treatment of minor injuries, the second left on a motorcycle headed southbound. Police spoke with several witnesses and both women, and referred both Erin Elizabeth Marr, 33, of Onalaska, Wis.; and Joy Constance Strelow, 36, of Holmen, Wis.; to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct.

•At 12:45 p.m. police were called to a residence on Northstar Road on a report of damage to a fence. It appeared as though someone had jumped on the fence, bending brackets and forcing the fence into the ground.

District Court news

Serena Joy Hanson, 28, of Winona, was charged with financial card transaction fraud this week in district court. According to the criminal complaint, Hanson charged $496.17 on another person’s card in July. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Corey Joe Mickelson, 31, of Harmony, Minn., was charged with first degree aggravated robbery and prohibited use of tear gas this week in district court. Jamie Ann Brotherton, 22, of St. Charles, was charged with aiding and abetting first degree aggravated robbery. The charges allege both had roles in the robbery of Downtown Book and Video on July 24. According to the criminal complaint, Brotherton entered the store and checked out where the cameras were inside, then reported to Mickelson. Mickelson then allegedly entered the store wearing a black bandana, gloves, and carrying pepper spray, demanding and receiving approximately $650 in cash from the cashier, then spraying him with pepper spray in the face. Police were able to identify Brotherton with surveillance video and later identified Mickelson. In later interviews, Brotherton admitted her role in the robbery, as did Mickelson. Police also located the clothing the two wore that night, along with the pepper spray. The spray was in a bag at Mickelson’s residence, along with binoculars, two-way radios, a Taser, and zip ties. When asked about the items, Mickelson admitted he wasn’t sure how big the cashier would be or whether he might know karate, but said he didn’t bring the other items into the store during the robbery. Brotherton also told police that Mickelson had talked about robbing other stores, including the liquor store and Subway in St. Charles, as well as Video Vision in Winona and an Iowa jewelry store. The two are expected to appear in court in October.

Angela Marie Johnson, 26, of La Crosse, Wis., was charged with third degree controlled substance violation in district court this week for the sale of cocaine and fifth degree possession of cocaine. According to the criminal complaint, Johnson sold a confidential informant 1.59 grams of cocaine for $210 on April 12 at the informant’s apartment. The complaint also alleges that Johnson had .61 grams of the drug on her person following the sale. She is expected to appear in court on October 13.

 

 

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