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POLICE BLOTTER (02/20/2013)
Winona County

Monday, Feb. 18

At 12:13 a.m. deputies arrested Daniel Almanza, 25, of Plainview, on a Texas warrant for burglary and are referring him for obstructing the legal process. Following a trespassing complaint, he was reportedly found hiding and allegedly refused to give deputies information concerning another man who had been with him. Deputies received a report of suspicious activity from a residence on County Road 30 near the Wabasha County line. The male resident said that two men were sitting outside his residence and that they told him they were lost on their way walking from Plainview to Millville. The men had disappeared when Winona County and Wabasha County deputies arrived. According to the report, deputies found Almanza hiding in a bush nearby. Deputies searched for hours but were unable to find the other man. According to the report, Almanza was allegedly uncooperative in providing information concerning the other man.

At 7:27 p.m. deputies received a report of an assault from a 68-year-old Winona resident. The woman said she was walking south on County Road 15 near her Old Homer Road residence when a man approaching from the opposite direction passed by her, jumped her from behind, and starting hitting her in the face. The women reported that she was struck 30 to 40 times in the face, but continued to fight the man, screaming, “Stop!” and “Get off of me!” According to the woman, the man did finally leave her alone and continued walking north on County Road 15. She said her assailant was a white male about six feet tall with facial hair and wearing a tight-fitting stocking cap, jeans, and big boots. She told deputies she did not see his face. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Winona Police

Saturday, February 16

At around 2 a.m. officers arrested Elbert Lee Ward, 30, of Winona, for obstructing the legal process with force and probation violation, after he allegedly fought with four officers. At 12:38 a.m. officers were called to a property at Fifth and Ewing streets following reports of violence there. Officers could not find suspects or victims relating to the violence reported, but they did observe Ward, whom they recognized and knew was prohibited by his probation from consuming alcohol. Because there was a party with alcohol going on at the property, officers stopped Ward and prepared to conduct a preliminary breath test, when Ward allegedly began fighting with officers. According to the report, it took four officers to get Ward into a police vehicle; he allegedly fought officers all the way.

Sunday, February 17

At 11:47 a.m. officers ticketed Spencer Michael Brady, 22, of Winona, for shoplifting after he allegedly stole two Nintendo Wii video game controllers from Wal-Mart valued at a total of $79.92 and allegedly traded them in for cash at the nearby Game Stop, according to the report.

Tuesday, February 19

At 12:19 a.m. officers arrested Isaiah Anthony Barr, 22, of Winona for making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened a bouncer with a knife at Gabby’s Bar on the 100 block of East Third Street. According to the report, Barr was getting up to leave when a knife and cell phone fell out of his coat. The bouncer pointed out the fallen items to him and Barr said, “Oh, you don’t say,” according to the report. Then, Barr allegedly flipped open the knife and allegedly said, “Come at me. What are you going to do?” According to the report, the bouncer told Barr he could not have a weapon in the bar and that he needed to leave, at which point Barr allegedly grabbed the bouncer by the collar and shoved him. The bouncer got Barr to leave, but Barr came back shortly afterwards and allegedly pounded on the glass door of the bar, according to the report. At around that time, officers responded and arrested Barr.

At 2:29 a.m. officers arrested Christopher Matthew Bobo, 33, of Winona, for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with no proof of insurance, and violating city park curfew, after he was found in his vehicle at Lake Park with marijuana, Adderall (a schedule II narcotic), and a glass pipe. According to the report, officers observed someone drive into Lake Park, park, and turn off the vehicle’s lights by the Lions Shelter. Officers approached the vehicle and saw someone run out of the vehicle towards Mankato Avenue. Officers talked to Bobo and noticed the pipe sitting inside his vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and discovered a plastic bag with several pills later identified as Adderall, the glass pipe, and a bag with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, according to the report. 


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