Saturday, Nov. 17
At 1:45 p.m. deputies arrested and referred Randall James Erpelding, 53, of Minneiska, for felony possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property. A female complainant informed law enforcement that Erpelding was on probation and not to be in possession of firearms. According to the report, the female said she believed Erpelding was in possession of two guns that were registered to her. The report said the female opened the trunk of Erpelding’s car, which was parked at her residence, and discovered four long-barreled guns and a pistol. When the deputy arrived at the home on Channel View Road in Minneiska, he asked to speak with Erpelding. Erpelding denied knowledge of any guns in his vehicle and refused to let the deputy conduct a search of the vehicle. According to the department, the deputy then obtained a search warrant and discovered in the vehicle a Remington 7 mm rifle, Savage 116-caliber rifle, Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, .50-caliber Blackpowder rifle, a .380-caliber handgun, and shell casings for the rifles. The deputy placed Erpelding under arrest and impounded the vehicle.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
At 9:30 a.m. a Winona resident reported damage to the inside of his property in the 100 block of West Eighth Street. An unknown person had placed a dead fish in his bedroom while he was away. The male said the odor of the rotting fish prompted neighbors to call the landlord. The landlord found stains and the dead fish in several rooms of the residence. Estimated cost of damages was $557.23.
Friday, Nov. 16
At 11:23 a.m. a Salvation Army employee reported missing approximately 150 DVDs from a disc booklet that was kept under a counter at the business. The employee said the empty DVD cases are on display to show customers which videos are available and that the actual DVDs were kept in a book that holds several discs per page. Each DVD is valued at $3.
At 5:12 p.m. police referred Marthamae Kottschade-Brennan, 43, of Rochester, for violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. She allegedly called a 44-year-old Winona male who initiated the no contact order five times in two hours. The complainant said he received phone calls from a restricted number from Kottschade-Brennan before and suspected her of making the most recent calls. Police listened to a voicemail left by a female caller that the man and police identified as Kottschade-Brennan.
Saturday, Nov. 17
At 12:21 a.m. police ticketed Nicholas George Schaffer, 20, of St. Paul, for underage consumption of alcohol after police responded to a report of an unknown male banging on doors in the 350 block of West Tenth Street. Schaffer said he didn’t know where he was but was looking for a friend. Schaffer was subsequently ticketed for minor consumption of alcohol and taken to detox. Schaffer had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent.
At 1:04 a.m. police arrested Scott Alan Davis, 46, of Centennial, Colo., for third degree driving while intoxicated after police pulled his vehicle over near Sarnia and Mankato streets for broken tail lights. Davis had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent.
At 2:24 a.m. police arrested Tyler James Beaulieu, 19, of Winona, for fourth degree driving while intoxicated, and ticketed Quiqui Suiwee Cooper, 19, of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Cody Thomas Perzichilli, with underage consumption of alcohol. Police pulled over the vehicle Beaulieu was driving for a completely frosted-over windshield. The officer detected the odor of alcohol and determined all were underage.
At 2:34 a.m. police arrested and referred Bobby Dean Ball, 22, of Wausau, Wis., for fourth degree driving while intoxicated, gross misdemeanor false name and date of birth, fleeing police in a motor vehicle, and obstructing the legal process. They also ticketed and referred Amadeus Lupierce McCullum, 24, of La Crosse, for pending charges of fourth degree driving while intoxicated, fleeing police on foot, and obstructing the legal process. According to the report, police in the area of Fifth and Ben streets made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by McCullum. The vehicle was swerving in and out of the lane and McCullum failed to signal his turns. The officer administered a field sobriety test on McCullum and when the officer tried to cuff him, McCullum fled the scene. When the officer gave chase, he heard squealing tires and saw the vehicle originally driven by McCullum drive off. The officer called for backup and used a Taser on McCullum, who was then taken into custody. Officers in pursuit of McCullum’s vehicle found an intoxicated Ball behind the wheel. Ball identified himself as someone else and was uncooperative. Police then took Ball into custody. Ball had a preliminary blood alcohol content of .12 percent and McCullum had a preliminary blood alcohol content of .186 percent. Charges are pending against McCullum. He supplied a blood sample to toxicologists.
At 8:57 p.m. police ticketed Kristopher Robin Residence, 23, of Winona, for theft and tampering with a motor vehicle after residents in the area of Fifth and Market streets reported their cars being broken into. Police investigation later led to Residence.
At 11:32 p.m. police ticketed Benedict Eugene Kuznia, 28, of Lakeville, Mitchell Dylan Mills, 18, of Lakeville, and Jared John Lake, 19, of Lakeville, for underage consumption of alcohol after an officer responded to a report of a fight near Lourdes Hall on the WSU west campus. Officers at the scene cleared the fight and discovered all suspects involved were underage.
At 11:33 p.m. police arrested Joseph Christopher Vessels, 22, of Winona, for third degree assault after he allegedly punched and kicked a 26-year-old male in the face outside Gabby’s Bar. According to the report, police were sent to the area on the report of a fight outside the establishment. Vessels allegedly kicked the unidentified male in the face so hard that the male lost several teeth and was transported via ambulance to a La Crosse hospital with bleeding in the brain.
Sunday, November 18
At 9:52 a.m. police arrested Michael Allen Nolte, 26, of Onalaska, Wis., for third degree driving while intoxicated after he allegedly backed into a parked car in the lot of the National Guard Armory on Homer Road. Nolte had a blood alcohol content of .15 percent.
Tuesday, November 20
At 1:07 a.m. police ticketed Christopher Casey Zoromski, 20, of Lake City, for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Timothy Aiden Hadaway, 19, of Winona, for possession of drug paraphernalia after police, who were in the area of Seventh and Hilbert streets giving alternate side parking citations, saw the two males smoking in their vehicle and smelled the drug.