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Police Blotter (08/15/2012)
Winona

County

Friday, August 10

At 8:23 a.m. deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 near Seminary Road. According to the incident report, Thomas Patrick Graham, 81, of Winona was westbound on Highway 14 when he sideswiped a vehicle driven by Michaelynn Elizabeth Lambert, 53, of Trempealeau, Wis., who was stopped at a construction site. When emergency professionals arrived, they determined Graham may have a medical condition that could have contributed to the accident. He was transported to Winona Health for other medical reasons. Graham was cited for careless driving. No other injuries were reported.

Saturday, August 11

At 4:27 p.m. a Nodine resident reported missing several items from his home. The man said he was sleeping the night before when he heard a person in his home. The man reported missing prescription pill bottles, several rings and gold chains. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $900. Deputies said no sign of forced entry was found.

Sunday, August 12

At 1:29 a.m. deputies arrested Mark Lee Murphy, 48, of Winona, for third degree driving while intoxicated after a deputy pulled Murphy over for failing to stop at a stop sign. When the deputy made contact with Murphy, he detected the odor of alcohol. Murphy had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent.

At 3:46 a.m. deputies arrested Maxwell Robert Christensen, 21, of Winona, for third degree driving while intoxicated, and ticketed Michelle Catherine Lund, 20, of Winona, and Kelsey Jean Lien, 20, of Fountain City, Wis., for underage consumption of alcohol during a traffic stop on Lafayette Street. The deputy pulled Christensen over for failing to stop at a stop sign. When the deputy made contact with the driver, he detected the odor of alcohol and determined the passengers were underage. The deputy administered Christensen a field sobriety test and gave him a preliminary breath test. His blood alcohol content was .21 percent.

Winona

Police

Sunday, August 12

At 12:07 a.m. police arrested David Michael Lewis, 26, of Winona, for domestic assault causing fear, and possession of drug paraphernalia, after the female victim reported the incident at the Law Enforcement Center. The female said she returned to her home in the 650 block of East Belleview Street the day before to find Lewis at the residence. She said he appeared intoxicated and began yelling at her, threatening her and pushed her against a wall. Officers went to the house and arrested Lewis.

At 7:43 a.m. a Winona resident in the 50 block of Fairfax Street reported missing several pieces of hunting equipment from his Jeep parked in his driveway. The man said he packed his vehicle the night before and when he went out to the vehicle the next morning he found the soft back window had been cut open. The man reported missing six tree stands with tree steps, a scent blocker suit, scent blocker boots, a range finder and 40 tree steps. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $2,840.

At 1:16 p.m. a Winona resident in the 50 block of West Tenth Street reported missing a 36-inch plasma television from her home. The female said she hadnít been at the home for two weeks and when she returned, she found a basement window had been broken. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $350.

Court news

A criminal complaint has been filed against Robert John Tofstad, 20, of Winona, for charges of criminal vehicular homicide, careless driving and underage drinking and driving, after he hit and killed a woman in February.

According to the report, Tofstad was driving near Broadway and Liberty streets the morning of February 19, 2012, when he struck a female crossing the road. The report said Tofstad did not properly scrape the snow and frost off his vehicle, which likely hindered his view.

During the investigation, officers did find unopened beer cans in Tofstadís vehicle and Tofstad did admit to drinking the night before.

The victim was taken to Winona Health where she later died from the injuries sustained during the accident.

Tofstad is to appear for his initial hearing on October 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. 

 

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