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Police blotter (09/30/2012)


Monday, July 2

At 5:52 p.m. police cited Erin Margaret Beirne, 36, of Rochester, as well as Aaron Patrick Bublitz, 34, of Winona, for misdemeanor theft at Shopko. Bublitz allegedly tried to steal a GPS unit valued at $19.99; Beirne allegedly tried to steal jewelry, clothing and a portable DVD player valued at $403.

Thursday, August 9

At 5:32 p.m. police received a call reporting a possible intoxicated driver at the Winona Mall who had driven over a curb. Police stopped a vehicle driven by Benjamin Joseph Bruss, 30, of Winona, who allegedly showed signs of intoxication. Police said he was unable to provide a sufficient breath test and a blood sample was taken. He was later referred to the city attorney for charges of second degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .32 percent.

Friday, September 21

At 8:13 a.m. the owner of Riverside Storage reported four padlocks had been cut off four storage units at the compound in the 50 block of St. Charles Street. The owner said he found all four padlocks inside the respective units and did not think any units had been disturbed. He said he would be contacting each owner.

At 9:57 a.m. a Winona resident in the 350 block of East Mark Street reported the right front window of her vehicle had been smashed in sometime during the previous night. The woman said she didnít know what the window was broken with and did not have any suspects.

Saturday, Sept. 22

At 9:32 a.m. police cited Joshua Thomas Lee, 31, of Winona, for misdemeanor theft after he allegedly took a hedge trimmer and extension cord from a construction job site.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

At 4:21 p.m. police ticketed Alanson Dale Bingold, 22, of Winona, for driving after revocation after he failed to yield to a stop sign and collided with Douglas Paul Scholz-Carlson, 45, of Minneapolis, near the intersection of Sarnia and Grand streets. According to the report, Bingold was southbound on Grand Street when he took a left turn onto Sarnia, failing to yield to the stop sign. Bingold collided with Scholz-Carlson who was westbound on Sarnia. No injuries were reported.

At 8:30 p.m. two adult females reported a burglary at their apartment complex in the 850 block of East Mark Street. The females reported missing two Michael Kors watches valued at $475, a small Mac perfume bottle valued at $50, and a wallet containing a driverís license, credit cards and $350 in cash. The women said the apartment was locked and did not see any sign of forced entry.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

At 5:24 p.m. police received a report of a burglary at a residence on the 800 block of West 10th Street. A 36-year-old Winona man told police he had let a woman stay with him the previous week. The man was arrested on an unrelated incident and when he returned to the home he said the guest had left and taken her belongings, and some of his were gone too. The man told police he had not yet identified all the missing items, but said at least $2,400 in cash was missing along with several valuable wristwatches and jewelry.

At 10:18 a.m. police received a report of an attempted burglary at a residence on the 500 block of West Fifth Street. A 22-year-old woman told police she heard noises during the night but thought it was her roommates arriving home. At 6:30 a.m. she heard a door shut, and later found several items out of place inside the home. Several laptops were moved and stacked near the back door, along with a digital TV and the contents of a backpack. A container that had been in the refrigerator was found outside, and a frozen pizza and bag of bagels were missing. Police said the back door appeared to have been forced open.

Thursday, Sept. 27

At 10:22 a.m. a Winona resident reported missing her white and purple Schwinn bicycle from her home in the 1150 block of West Fourth Street.

At 11:07 a.m. a Winona resident reported the break-in of her locked vehicle parked in the 600 block of East Belleview Street. The woman reported missing a green Lulu purse, a wallet containing a driverís license and credit cards, and a Magellan GPS system valued at $400.

At 10:59 p.m. police ticketed Jonathan Martin Pyfferoen, 20, of Rochester, for minor consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct after a female reported a drunk male falling near Zazaís Pizza on Huff Street. According to the report, Winona State University campus security made contact with an uncooperative Pyfferoen and called police. Police caught up with Pyfferoen near Eleventh and Johnson streets to conduct a welfare check. Pyfferoen became belligerent and made derogatory slurs to the officers. Officers administered a preliminary breath test in which Pyfferoen had a blood alcohol content of .182 percent.

Friday, September 28

At 12:46 a.m. police ticketed Matthew Patrick Walsh, 18, of Winona, and Michael Stewart Meisser, 18, of Winona, for possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer on foot patrol near Garvin Heights lookout saw an occupied vehicle parked in the lot after hours. The officer made contact with the passenger who was identified as Meisser. The officer detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana and saw a green, leafy residue on Meisserís shirt. The officer found a water bong, a device to smoke marijuana, in the vehicle.

At 2:48 a.m. police ticketed Phils Kigali Mwizerwa, 24, no permanent address, for trespassing after he was told to leave Hardees restaurant twice. Officers then took Mwizerwa to detox.



Tuesday, Sept. 25

At 7:07 p.m. the Dakota Fire Department was called to 1540 Frontage Road in Dakota on a report of a small cottage or shed on fire. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said the fire appeared to have been intentionally set inside a bathtub in the structure. An accelerant is believed to have been used. The shed was totaled. 


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