Thursday, August 30
At 4:20 p.m. deputies arrested Lee Richard Thomas, 51, of Trempealeau, Wis., for fourth degree driving while intoxicated after a deputy pulled Thomas over near Highway 61 and 54th Avenue near Minnesota City. The deputy saw a maroon Honda Civic swerving from lane to lane and changing speeds. When the deputy made contact with Thomas, he detected the odor of alcohol. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and arrested Thomas. Thomas had a blood alcohol content of .18 percent.
Saturday, Sept. 1
At 11:30 a.m. a resident in Hidden Valley reported missing a wooden box containing $2,000 in cash and two watches. The resident said the box went missing sometime during the last month.
At 12:17 p.m. a Lewiston resident reported missing his 2006 camouflage Polaris Sportsman 450 ATV, and 2008 blue and yellow Yamaha Off-Road motorcycle from his residence near Highway 14. The male said the keys were in the vehicles and both were taken sometime during the night. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $4,200.
At 10:42 p.m. police ticketed Karl Robert Pold, 22, of Winona, for loud party and gathering at a residence in the 50 block of East Eighth Street after officers received a noise complaint.
At 2:09 a.m. police arrested Jacob Robert Flom, 18, of Winona, for tampering with a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle, minor consumption of alcohol and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and ticketed a 15-year-old male for violation of curfew after a complainant in the 650 block of East Tenth Street reported vehicles in the area had been broken into. When officers made contact with Flom, they found two iPods on him. Flom admitted to breaking into four vehicles. Flom is being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.
At 4:33 a.m. police arrested Joseph Allan Vanderostyne, 20, of Mantorville, for fifth degree controlled substance and obstructing the legal process after officers saw Vanderostyne trying to force his way into a residence in the 350 block of Liberty Street. Vanderostyne was uncooperative with officers and was resisting arrest. Vanderostyne was sent to detox and is being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.
Sunday, Sept. 2
At 2:02 a.m. a Winona resident in the 350 block of Johnson Street reported a vanilla-colored paint had been poured on his driver’s side window and windshield.
Monday, Sept. 3
At 12:49 a.m. police arrested Jacob Brian Ruppert, 20, of Winona, for third degree possession of a controlled substance, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Eric Paul Tekippe, 22, of Minnesota City, for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after they were pulled over for a broken rear tail light. The officer first pulled Ruppert over on Huff Street near Highway 61 but when he went to speak to Ruppert, Ruppert drove off and turned northbound on Highway 61. The officer pursued Ruppert and pulled him over again just north of Huff Street. The officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana and saw the passenger, Tekippe, lock the vehicle’s glove box. The officer then saw Tekippe digging in his front pocket and when the officer searched Tekippe, he found a cellophane bag containing three alprazolam pills. The officer then searched the vehicle and found in the glove box a marijuana pipe, a box containing two blue alprazolam pills, a green alprazolam pill and half of an orange adderall pill. The officer also found several packages of whistling bottle rockets. Both males are being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.