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PoLICE BLOTTER (10/16/2011)
Winona Police

Tuesday, October 11

•At 12:06 p.m. police received a report of a break-in to an H and M Plumbing work truck in the parking ramp of Winona Health on October 9. Numerous tools were taken from the vehicle valued at $1,614.

Wednesday, October 12

•At 7:50 police received a report that Antoine Milton Booker, 37, of Winona, allegedly violated an order for protection by coming to the front door of and making phone calls to the victim. According to police, Booker denied the charges.

•At 12:42 p.m. police received a report of a theft at the Sprint store located at 166 West Third Street. A woman reported $125 in cash was missing from her purse. A security guard at Sprint later found the money, according to police.

Thursday, October 13

•At 12:37 a.m. police issued a citation to Amanda Therese Peter, 22, for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop.

•At 1:35 a.m. police responded to a report that Schandra Fay Olson, 24, allegedly bit an adult Winona male. Olson was cited for domestic assault – harm and fear.

•At 2:02 a.m. police responded to Third Street and Market and issued a citation to Katie Clancy Schmoll, 20, of St. Cloud, for underage alcohol consumption and driving. Testing estimated a blood alcohol content of .063 percent.

•At 9:42 a.m. officers received a report that a bicycle had been hit by an automobile in the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Clark’s Lane. Emily Sue Krouse, 24, of Winona collided with a bicycle ridden by Joseph Charles Zacher, 32, of Winona. Zacher was transported for medical care by Winona Area Ambulance. He was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

•At 10:00 p.m. police stopped a woman who identified herself as Phoenix Maria Garcia, 20, of Boston, Mass., for driving without headlights. She did not have identification. A foily (tin foil package) found by police field-tested positive for cocaine. Garcia was taken into custody and referred to the county attorney’s office for possible charges of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance believed to be cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana.

•At 11:11 p.m. police responded to the Maplewood townhomes on a report that Jason Paul Garfield, 31, of Stockton, had violated a domestic abuse no contact order. An officer saw Garfield lunge for the victim and entered the apartment. The officer told Garfield to get on the ground and when Garfield refused he was tased and handcuffed. A witness reported seeing Garfield crawl through the kitchen window of the residence earlier, according to police officials. Garfield was referred to the County Attorney’s Office for possible charges of first degree burglary, domestic assault – fear, obstruction of the legal process and violation of a domestic abuse no contact order.

Friday, October 14

•At 1:39 a.m. police pulled over Tiffanie Lee Parker, 22, of Winona, for having a suspended object inside her car. Parker was referred to the City Attorney’s Office for possible charges of test refusal, third degree driving while intoxicated and driving after revocation.

•At 1:45 a.m. police responded to the 150 block of North Baker on reports of violations of harassment restraining orders. Philip James Bronk, 58, of Winona, and Leonard Michael Merchlewitz, 66, of Winona, allegedly had a “tug-of-war” with a pail of dirt, according to authorities. One man allegedly took a shovel and raised it as if to strike the other. The men were taken into custody.

•At 3:22 a.m. police cited Paul Anthony Clark, 21, of Winona, for trespassing on Maplewood townhomes property.

•At 5:23 p.m. police received a report that Martha Mae Kottchade-Brennan, 42, of Rochester, allegedly violated a harassment restraining order by repeatedly calling and following an adult male.

Winona County

Wednesday, October 12

•At 4:50 p.m. officers received a report of a burglary in Hidden Valley in Minnesota City. The window of a mobile home was reportedly broken and an Xbox 360, two controllers, a Grand Theft Auto game and a Hewlett Packard laptop valued at $1,120 were taken.

District Court

•Timothy Joseph Foster, 46, of Winona, was charged on October 10 with theft, taking without consent, of property valued at more than $1,000. According to the complaint, Foster was working as an employee at Hy-Vee in Winona when he allegedly made fraudulent returns. He admitted taking a couple thousand dollars since March 14. Officers received a list of 51 return transactions totaling $1,935. Foster told police he had been making the returns at his register and taking the equivalent amount of cash to pay his bills.

•Robert Bedtke, 64, of St. Charles, was charged on October 10 with first degree criminal damage to property valued at greater than $1,000. According to the complaint, on July 23 Bedtke allegedly dumped bottles of liquid on shelved products at Menard’s in Winona. Employees reviewed the video and identified Bedtke. Damage totaled $1,308.98. Officers said Bedtke admitted the damage and said he would pay for it.



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