Wednesday, July 11
At 3 p.m. police received a report of fraud from a 21-year-old woman at a residence on County Road 27. The woman told police she received a call from a company claiming to sell cell phones, and she ordered three for $300. The victim was told to give a money order to the Fed Ex delivery person, which she did when a package arrived a few days later. Inside the package, however, were no cell phones, but a book and two bottles of perfume. The woman said she called the company several times asking to correct the order, but at last call, company reps claimed to have no record of her transaction. Police are looking into the incident.
Thursday, July 12
At 10:39 a.m. police received a report of copper cable missing from a lightening rod on a barn on County Road 11 south of Ridgeway.
Monday, July 9
At 7:29 a.m. workers at St. Mary’s University reported missing several items from the work site. Hengel Brothers, Inc., and O’Laughlin Plumbing reported a break-in at the new dorm they were working on. Hengel Brothers reported missing several Milwaukee brand tools and a radio, all inscribed with the company name. O’Laughlin Plumbing reported missing four large pieces of copper piping and other construction equipment. O’Laughlin estimated the value of the stolen property at $2,400.
At 3:13 p.m. police ticketed Dimitri Alexander Burt, 21, of Winona, for damage to property at Cotter High School. Burt allegedly put wax on a wall of the John Nett Center on the high school campus. Workers on the property reported seeing Burt skateboarding off the wall. Estimated cost of the damage is $350.
Tuesday, July 10
At 10:26 a.m. a Winona resident in the Winona Arms senior living community in Knopp Valley reported a theft of his billfold. The man stated he had parked his electric wheelchair outside his residence and left his billfold in the basket attached to the wheelchair. The man reported missing three $100 bills.
At 11:11 a.m. a Winona resident in the 550 block of West Fourth Street reported a theft of his red Schwinn electric scooter. The man said his scooter was parked on the west side of his house. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $219.
At 10:13 p.m. police arrested Oscar Danny Donahue, 34, of Winona, for violation of release conditions. Donahue was reported drinking at the Handy Corner at 700 East Fifth Street.
Wednesday, July 11
At 12:59 a.m. police ticketed Megan Elaine Niver, 22, of Elko, Minn., for fourth degree driving while intoxicated. Niver was stopped at the corner of Fourth and Market streets after she failed to yield and pulled out in front of a police squad car. Her blood alcohol content was .17 percent.
At 11:19 a.m. police received a call reporting a purse stolen from a residence on the 650 block of West Third Street. A woman told police she went to bed with her purse on her night stand, and when she woke up it was missing. A checkbook and several cards were taken. Police said an online bank account had been used for a $2 charge. Doors to the residence had been left unlocked.
At 9:20 a.m. a Winona resident reported her vehicle had been broken into overnight. The vehicle was parked in a lot behind her residence in the 800 block of West Ninth Street. The contents of her purse were spilled on the front seat and a wallet containing a social security card, credit card and driver’s license was stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.
At 5:38 p.m. police ticketed a 17-year-old girl from Winona for shoplifting at Peace Out Clothing at 78 East Third Street. The girl stole a strapless dress valued at $20.
Friday, July 13
At 1:53 a.m. police noticed several minors at Shives Road and Louisa Street. Tickets were issued to the following: a 14-year-old Winona boy, minor consumption, alcohol content measured at .15 percent; a 15-year-old Winona girl, minor consumption and possession of tobacco, alcohol content measured at .064 percent; a 17-year-old Winona boy, minor consumption, alcohol content measured at .17 percent; a 15-year-old Winona boy, minor consumption, alcohol content measured at .006 percent; a 15-year-old Winona boy, minor consumption and curfew violation, alcohol content measured at .157 percent; a 14-year-old Winona girl, minor consumption and curfew violation, alcohol content measured at .077 percent; a 13-year-old Winona girl, minor consumption and curfew violation, alcohol content measured at .081 percent; and a 16-year-old Winona boy, minor consumption and curfew violation, alcohol content measured at .023 percent.
At 12:09 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Fifth and Chestnut streets for having a headlight out. The driver, Jordan Ray Schreiber, 18, of Winona, was cited for underaged drinking and driving with a blood alcohol content measured at .06 percent.