Wednesday, Feb. 6
At 9:11 a.m. officers ticketed Conan Kmiecik, 36, of Winona, for a hit and run property damage accident after he allegedly hit a parked car and drove off on Third Street near Franklin Street. According to the report, at 10:55 p.m. the previous day officers received a report of damage from the hit and run accident. Based on evidence from the scene, officers determined the make and model of the suspect’s vehicle. According to the report, Kmiecik was driving a vehicle matching that description with front end damage when officers stopped and ticketed him. The report stated that Kmiecik said he struck the parked car and left “because he was scared.”
At 7:14 p.m. officers arrested Shane Thomas Anderson, 19, of Mankato, at Winona State University’s (WSU) Morey Hall for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell after 5.1 grams of marijuana, a drug scale, $150 in cash, several glass pipes, and cellphone evidence of marijuana sales were found in his dorm room. Officers received information that Anderson had marijuana in his room, and received a warrant to search the room. According to the report, officers found marijuana stems and the scale inside a safe in Anderson’s room as well as evidence that he had allegedly set up drug deals on his cell phone. After the officers left, WSU security received a report that Anderson was acting suspiciously. WSU security searched his room again, and found 5.1 grams of marijuana, the cash, and glass pipes, according to the report. The report suggests that those items were not in the room when officers searched it.
At 8:51 p.m. officers ticketed Taniel Marie Mathison, 21, of Decorah, Iowa, for shoplifting and fleeing a police officer on foot after she allegedly stole items from ShopKo and ran away from an officer. According to the report, an officer saw Mathison taking “something” and tried to stop her when she allegedly fled. The report did not specify what was stolen or the value of the stolen goods.
Thursday, Feb. 7
At 2:06 a.m. officers arrested Kelley Leigh Fritz, 22, of Winona, with fourth degree driving while intoxicated after she was stopped at Sixth and Franklin streets. According to the report, officers observed Fritz swerving before they stopped her. A preliminary breath test revealed that she had a blood alcohol content of .21 percent. Fritz had a prior driving while intoxicated conviction within the last two years.