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Police Blotter (08/22/2012)
Winona

County

Thursday, August 16

At 10:47 p.m. a deputy arrested Jamie John Thompson, 37, of Winona, for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding, and fourth degree driving while intoxicated after Thompson drove away from the deputy at high speeds and tried to hide on a dead end road. According to the report, a deputy on stationary radar near Valley View Drive and County Road 17 reported Thompson driving 39 miles per hour in a 25 mile an hour zone and began pursuit. Thompson sped away and the deputy followed him. Thompson shut his lights off and parked on Harris Road. When the deputy made contact with the driver, Thompson said he had been drinking. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and arrested Thompson. He was given a breath test at the jail where he registered a blood alcohol content of .17 percent.

Friday, August 17

At 10:06 a.m. deputies arrested Melissa Rochelle Soper, 24, of La Crosse, for violation of a harassment restraining order after she and the male with the protection order both called deputies in regards to a dispute. According to the report, Soper called the male with the order and the two met up in La Crosse. The report said the two were engaged in a physical altercation before driving back to a residence on River Street in Dakota. Soper called deputies and said she was assaulted. After speaking with the county attorney’s office, deputies arrested Soper for violating a harassment restraining order.

Saturday, August 18

At 1:33 a.m. deputies arrested Kevin Arthur Humfeld, 26, La Crescent, for second degree driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana after deputies pulled Humfeld over for taking a wide turn from 44th Street onto southbound Highway 61. When deputies made contact with Humfeld, they detected the odor of alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test. Deputies arrested Humfeld and administered a breath test at the jail where his blood alcohol content was .08 percent. Humfeld’s vehicle was impounded and upon investigation, deputies found a pipe with burnt marijuana residue in it and a small bag of marijuana.

At 7:22 p.m. deputies responded to an accident on Pleasant Valley Ridge, just north of County Road 15. Gary Julian Kuster Beeseker, 20, of Houston, said he was driving around 50 miles per hour when his truck bed began floating. Beeseker slowed to get the truck bed under control when he overcorrected his steering wheel and lost control on loose gravel, rolling the truck into the ditch. Beeseker and an 18-year-old passenger were transported to the hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunday, August 19

At 1:33 a.m. deputies arrested Richard Noland Orlikowski, 30, of Winona, for third degree driving while intoxicated after deputies pulled Orlikowski over for taking a wide turn from 44th Street onto southbound Highway 61. When deputies make contact with Orlikowski, they detected the odor of alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test. Deputies arrested Orlikowski and administered a breath test at the jail where his blood alcohol content was .16 percent.

At 4:55 p.m. deputies arrested Geoffrey Dale Harcourt, 45, of Altura, for making terroristic threats after Harcourt got into an argument with a female over a rent deposit check. According to the report, the two were arguing at a residence on Jacob Lane in Beaver, near the Wabasha County line, when Harcourt threatened to shoot the female. When deputies arrived, they ordered Harcourt out of the garage and took him into custody.

Winona Police

Saturday, August 18

At 11:05 p.m. police arrested Glenn Paul Ferguson, 53, of Winona, for domestic assault causing fear and obstruction of the legal process after a male called police saying Ferguson was threatening to kill him. When police arrived at the residence in the 450 block of Lafayette Street, Ferguson ran out of the house and hid in a nearby bush. Officers found him and arrested him.

Sunday, August 19

At 12:30 a.m. police ticketed a 16-year-old female from Winona for minor consumption of alcohol after a probation tracker checking on the girl discovered she was drinking. The girl had a blood alcohol content of .036 percent.

At 12:33 a.m. police ticketed Nicholas Robert Johnson, 20, of White Bear Lake, Minn., for underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct, and arrested Jonathon James Nelson, 19, of Pewaukee, Wis., for underage consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction of the legal process and possession of identification of another after officers saw the two about to fight in the 200 block of East Third Street. According to the report, an officer on patrol made contact with Johnson and Nelson after he observed them yelling at one another. The officer went to talk to Johnson when he walked away. Nelson then stepped in the way of the officer, blocking his path to Johnson. Nelson allegedly bumped the officer’s chest and grabbed his arm. When the officer tried to detain Nelson, he thrashed around. Nelson was then handcuffed and placed in the officer’s car. Another officer made contact with Johnson and discovered he had a person to take care of him. Johnson was cited and released. Johnson had a blood alcohol content of .224 percent and Nelson had a blood alcohol content of .276 percent.

At 6:16 a.m. a Winona resident reported damage to his vehicle parked in the 250 block of Cummings Street. The man said two tires were slashed and the two side mirrors were ripped off.

At 11:18 a.m. a Winona resident reported missing his 2009 black and orange Yamaha motorcycle from his driveway in the 1250 block of West Fifth Street. The man said he had the keys to the motorcycle. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $6,000.

Monday, August 20

At 6:37 a.m. a Winona resident reported missing a GPS system, two checkbooks and an iPod Nano from his vehicle parked in his driveway in the 700 block of East Mark Street. The man said the items were taken between 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $400.

At 5:21 p.m. police arrested Ann May Kittle, 36, of Winona, for fifth degree domestic assault causing harm after she allegedly threw a water bottle at a 16-year-old female. An argument started after the female received a card in the mail containing approximately $120. Kittle allegedly took the card and after a dispute with the teenager, Kittle threw a water bottle at the girl, hitting her in the head.

Tuesday, August 21

At 12:51 a.m. police ticketed Estrella Rosa Winter, 19, of Winona, for underage consumption of alcohol after police received a report of an unknown girl passed out on a porch in the 500 block of Olmstead Street. Winter had a blood alcohol content of .223 percent.

At 4:48 a.m. police arrested Matthew Dillon Flowers, 29, of Winona, for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance after officers received a report of a man directing obscene hand gestures at drivers passing by on Riverview Drive. When officers made contact with Flowers, he appeared to be extremely intoxicated. Officers searched him and discovered psilocybin mushrooms, or magic mushrooms. Flowers was admitted to detox and had a blood alcohol content of .271 percent. Flowers is being referred to the county attorney’s office. 

 

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