Friday, September 7
At 1:31 p.m. a Minnesota City resident reported a home burglary sometime during the night. The resident said the person entered the home through an unlocked window. The resident reported missing a Dell laptop, cellular phone, a safe containing personal and financial documents, king sized comforter and bedding, a rubber tree and a nonfunctioning revolver. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $3,700.
Saturday, September 8
At 2:39 a.m. a deputy arrested Tiffanie Lee Parker, 23, of Goodview, for second degree driving while intoxicated after Parker failed to dim her high beams when she passed the deputy on Pelzer Street. When the deputy made contact with Parker, he detected the strong odor of alcohol. The deputy conducted a field sobriety test and arrested Parker. She had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent.
At 11:39 a.m. a Winona County resident reported missing a 1960 75 horsepower Johnson boat motor from his property on County Road 12. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $150.
Sunday, September 9
At 12:09 a.m. a deputy arrested Andrew Michael Hanson, 25, of Stockton, for third degree driving while intoxicated, second degree test refusal, and theft of a motor vehicle after the owner of the vehicle reported it stolen near Hickory Lane in Stockton. Shortly after the deputy responded to the area, he saw the 1990 White GMC pickup drive into a mobile home park near Hickory Lane. When the deputy made contact with Hanson, he detected a strong odor of alcohol. Hanson said he was given permission to use the vehicle earlier in the day. When the deputy talked to the owner of the vehicle, the owner said Hanson was only allowed to use the vehicle to bring his mother to work. When Hanson didn’t return with the vehicle, the owner reported it stolen. Hanson admitted to drinking several beers and refused to give the deputy a breath test. Hanson is being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.
At 12:47 p.m. a La Crescent resident reported missing two remote controlled race cars, a race car motor and a remote from his track near Lynx Road in La Crescent. Estimated cost of the stolen property is $1,500.
At 9:27 p.m. a deputy arrested Jose Rojas-Perez, 33, no permanent address, for fourth degree driving while intoxicated, third degree test refusal, open alcohol container in a vehicle and failure to provide a Minnesota driver’s license after Rojas-Perez was found passed out in a vehicle outside a business in Altura. Rojas-Perez refused to give the deputy a breath test and was subsequently arrested. He is being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.
Monday, Sept. 10
At 12:42 a.m. a deputy arrested Dale Curtis Marks, 40, of Minnesota City, for domestic assault causing harm and false imprisonment after a 33-year-old female reported being physically abused by Marks after an argument turned physical. The female said Marks smashed her between two doors in her kitchen, cutting her arm.
Friday, September 7
At 8:32 a.m. a Minnesota City resident reported four fishing poles and three tackle boxes missing from his boathouse docked at the Winona Boat Club. Estimated cost of the stolen fishing equipment is $600.
Saturday, September 8
At 12:56 a.m. police arrested Joseph Justin Martin, 33, of Winona, for first degree burglary, domestic assault causing harm and fear, and violating an order for protection after a 32-year-old female reported being hit several times in the head by Martin. According to the police report, Martin and the female were arguing over the phone. She refused to argue with Martin and turned off her phone. Shortly after the female said she had gone to bed, she was awakened by Martin, who was in her bedroom. When the female told Martin to leave, Martin became enraged. The report said Martin slammed the female’s head into a pillow and punched her in the face and in the back of the head. Martin then fled the scene. When officers made contact with Martin at his residence, Martin admitted to being at the female’s home but denied being in a physical altercation with her. Officers found bruises and scratches on the female’s forehead and cheek. Martin is being referred to the county attorney’s office for formal charges.
At 3:26 a.m. police arrested John Paul Munson, 22, of Winona, for domestic assault causing fear and harm, false imprisonment, and gross misdemeanor domestic assault for a prior conviction after a 20-year-old female reported being attacked by Munson. The victim said Munson showed up at her residence after she got off work and started a verbal altercation. The victim said Munson grabbed at her purse so hard she fell on the bed. According to the police report, Munson then got on top of the female and wouldn’t let her leave. In self-defense, the female punched Munson in the face. The victim then tried to flee but Munson tackled her to the ground. The victim was able to escape and called police. Police arrived at Munson’s residence and arrested him.
Sunday, September 9
At 12:30 a.m. police arrested Eddie Lamorris Jones, 27, of Winona, for first degree burglary, disorderly conduct and fleeing on foot after an 18-year-old female reported Jones had entered her residence looking for another male. When the female said the male was not there, Jones made sexual advances toward the female. The female pushed Jones away and told him to leave. An officer on foot patrol in the area saw Jones running through yards, caught up to him and detained him near Eighth Street.
At 1:29 a.m. police ticketed and subsequently arrested Andre Westly Carter, 26, of Winona, for obstructing the legal process and violation of probation after officers stopped Carter on suspicion that he may be with another male who was in violation of his probation. A parole officer contacted police to look for a violator when they came upon Carter and another male who matched the description. According to the police report, Carter became belligerent and violently threw his hands in the air. Police determined the male Carter was with was not the person they were looking for, but did discover Carter was in violation of his probation.
At 1:43 a.m. police ticketed Tyler Brian Reinhard-Hollis, 24, of Winona, for obstructing the legal process after Reinhard-Hollis refused to cooperate with police who were investigating an altercation in an alley in the 50 block of East Third Street. According to the report, the officer first arrived on the scene and saw a male on the ground bleeding from his head. The officer determined the male had attempted to start a fight. When the officer began investigating the incident, he asked a group of five males in the area to stay. Reinhard-Hollis was among the group of males and allegedly continued to walk away. The officer caught up with Reinhard-Hollis near Fourth and Center streets and explained he was trying to investigate the incident. The report said Reinhard-Hollis was allegedly uncooperative with the officer conducting the investigation.
At 9:23 a.m. a Winona resident reported her home had been burglarized sometime during the night. The female’s husband said he woke up sometime after 2 a.m. to what he thought were noises coming from the kitchen. When he went downstairs, he found the dead bolt to the back door was in the unlock position. The man said he was certain it was locked prior to going to bed. Upon investigation, the officer saw a vinyl window frame near the bathroom was missing. The officer determined someone had gained entry by climbing on a gas grill and entered through the bathroom window. The woman reported missing $150 cash from her purse, which was in the kitchen.
At 10:33 a.m. police ticketed Katherine Fay Schettler, 92, of Winona, for hit and run after she allegedly struck a vehicle in the Hy-Vee parking lot.
At 6:49 p.m. police ticketed Alyssa Kay Corey, 42, of Altura, with theft by shoplifting after she allegedly stole $280.03 worth of miscellaneous merchandise from WalMart.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
At 12:53 a.m. police arrested Jerome James Dahley, 31, of Winona, for third degree driving while intoxicated after an officer saw Dahley driving in the wrong lane near Second and Huff streets. Dahley failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol content of .24 percent.
A complaint has been filed against Amber Rae Berndt, 23, of Savage, Minn., for charges of felony theft for an incident dating back to November 2011. According to the complaint, Berndt stole four clarinets and a clarinet barrel from a locker in the Performing Arts Center on the Winona State University campus. The victim was a former boyfriend who alleges Berndt had the combination to the locker.
The case was inactive until August 10, 2012, when the victim’s father came across two of the clarinets and the barrel at a music store in Bloomington, Minn. The victim’s father contacted the Winona Police Department, who worked with the Bloomington Police Department and the music store to contact Berndt.
The music store employee said a female came into the store in July 2012 to consign two clarinets. The employee said they would need $16 worth of repair, a charge which the female paid with a debit card. The employee said the name on the debit card was Berndt’s.
When Berndt was questioned, she admitted to taking the items, consigning them at the store and said the two other clarinets were in her trunk. Berndt is facing a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine for felony theft. Berndt is to appear in court on October 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. for an initial appearance.