Friday, January 20
•At 4:31 p.m. police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 600 block of West Fifth Street. A 26-year-old woman told police Jesse Lee Mendenhall, 21, of Winona, had assaulted her, including pushing her off a chair and shoving her into a wall, and wouldn’t allow her to leave the residence at one point. She said he also burned a restraining order form and other papers. Police arrested him on potential charges of domestic assault causing harm.
Saturday, Jan. 21
•At 8:31 a.m. police responded to a report of a burglary at the EZ car wash at 410 Ronald Avenue. An employee there said locks had been drilled on the door into the maintenance room overnight, where entry was gained into the change machine. A large amount of quarters and paper money was taken.
•At 2:40 p.m. police received a report from a woman renting a storage locker on the 200 block of Ben Street. The woman said she went to the storage space and found the lock had been changed. She spoke with the owners, who cut the foreign lock off, and discovered nothing had been taken. A chain saw that did not belong to the woman was found inside.
Sunday, January 22
•At 1:31 p.m. police were called to 700 Terrace Heights on a report of a man harassing a woman there. Police said Andrew Hansen-Anderson, 21, of Minnesota City, had a bottle of alcohol in violation of the terms of his probation and was arrested. Police later found a prescription narcotic pill and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of fifth degree controlled substance violation.
•At 2:09 a.m. police received a call reporting a missing iPhone 4. A 21-year-old woman told police she last remembered using it at Brother’s Bar at about 10:30 p.m.
•At 12:36 a.m. police observed a man at Third and Franklin streets fall down who allegedly appeared intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The officer approached and friends of the man, Mitchell Carleton Hoy, 24, of Winona, said they would care for him, and it appeared as though Hoy was about to get into a cab. The officer later noticed Hoy walking away, approached him and told him he had to go to detox. Police said he fought with officers, who used mace on him and threatened him with a Taser. He was taken to detox.
•At 6:40 a.m. police were called to a residence on the 100 block of West Mark Street on a report of an intoxicated female. Police said roommates of the woman told officers she was out of control, but that the woman, Holly Claire Knott, 19, of Winona, agreed to go to bed. Police were called back a short time later when witnesses said she ran toward railroad tracks making ominous statements. Her friends held her down until police arrived and she was taken to detox.
•At 12:35 a.m. police received a report from employees at the Quality Inn on Mankato Avenue that someone had stolen a $100 bill from the register. The man was described as black, between 5’10” and 5’11” tall with a brown sweater, jeans, glasses and a lip piercing. While police were investigating they heard a party in one of the rooms and observed some people leaving from the patio doors. Police cited two 16-year-old Winona girls for minor consumption of alcohol, one 17-year-old boy for minor consumption of alcohol, and cited Shane Robert Porter, 18, of Winona, for underaged consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Monday, January 23
•At 4:41 p.m. police were called to Shopko at 405 Cottonwood Dr. when Nikolas Henry Falken, 21, of La Crosse, attempted to take $52.98 of merchandise. Falken attempted to leave the store while hiding a red flannel shirt, a black belt and stud earrings under his clothing. Falken was cited for shoplifting.
Tuesday, January 24
•At 1:16 a.m. police observed Kayla Dawn McKeeth, 21, crash into the back end of a car at the intersection of 11th and Maceman Streets. McKeeth then left the scene of the accident. When police located McKeeth, they found she had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent. McKeeth was charged with fourth dgree driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to drive with due care.
Thursday, Jan. 19
•At 10:53 a.m. police received a call from a Rushford man reporting a 7-mm rifle stolen from a home on Hartwood Drive in Wiscoy.
Sunday, January 22
•At 9:05 a.m. police were called to a residence on County Road 12 in Dakota on a report of a 16-year-old boy who had been drinking. Police cited the boy for minor consumption of alcohol.
Monday, January 23
•At 4:24 p.m. police assisted St. Charles police when they received a report of domestic violence. A witness saw an African American man who had struck, choked and pulled the hair of a 26-year-old woman. Randy Reshawn Shew, 27, was located several blocks away after fleeing the scene. Shew admitted to the assult but said he did not choke the victim. Shew was arrested on charges of felony domestic assault by strangulation and violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. Shew remains in custody.