Thursday, Feb. 21
At 9:51 a.m. deputies received a report that a violin valued at $635 had been stolen from a Rollingstone residence. The violin had been rented from a local music store. There are no suspects at this time, according to sheriff’s office officials.
At around 2:30 a.m. officers arrested Kelley Denise Ratliff, 37, of Madisonville, Tenn., for third-degree driving while intoxicated and second-degree test refusal, after she was found with the front end of her car stuck in a five-foot snowbank in Lewiston. A Lewiston Police officer was the first on the scene, and noted that Ratliff had slurred speech and could not stand up without assistance, according to the report. Winona County deputies arrested Ratliff. She refused to provide samples to determine her blood alcohol content.
Sunday, February 24
At 9:45 a.m. deputies ticketed Jonathan Richard Rose, 20, of Altura, for minor consumption of alcohol after they found his vehicle crashed into a tree on the side of County Road 112. Deputies responded to the scene after receiving calls from a nearby resident. While deputies were examining the scene, Rose pulled up in another car and introduced himself as the owner and driver of the crashed vehicle. Rose said the crash happened at 6 a.m., according to the report. A preliminary breath test conducted at that time indicated that Rose’s blood alcohol content was .07 percent.
At 10:46 p.m. deputies ticketed Justus William Pomeroy, 18, of Winona, with possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle. Deputies stopped Pomeroy for speeding on Highway 14 near Lewiston. The deputy detected the “odor of fresh marijuana,” according to the report. Pomeroy allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while in the Twin Cities; later he admitted to having a small bag of the drug with him, according to the report. Deputies conducted a search, finding a digital scale and a plastic case containing marijuana in the glove box. Pomeroy was not referred for intent to sell because the amount of the drug was too small, according to sheriff’s office officials.
At 1: 14 a.m. officers arrested Travis Lee Schultz, 28, of Winona, for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly threatened two male residents on the 300 block of West Fourth Street and allegedly stole one their vehicles. According to the victims, Schultz knocked on their door and allegedly began demanding their car keys. The victims told officers that Schultz appeared intoxicated and made them feel very uncomfortable. Schultz said he might have a gun and threatened to beat them, the victims told officers. Schultz was at their residence for three hours. Finally, one of the victims gave Schultz his car keys and Schultz allegedly drove off with his car, according to the report. At that point the victims called police, who were at the house when Schultz returned with the car 25 minutes later. The male victims did not want to press charges, but Schultz was referred for driving while intoxicated.
At 10:07 p.m. officers arrested Eric Bruce Nustad, 48, of Winona, for second-degree driving while intoxicated after he allegedly nearly hit a police vehicle at Second and Harriet streets. The officer driving said he had to put on the brakes to avoid a collision with Nustad, according to the report. A preliminary breath test indicated Nustad had a blood alcohol level of .23 percent.
Friday, February 22
At 2:58 a.m. officers arrested Justin Robert Galke, 37, of Winona, for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly crashed into a sign on Highway 43 near Homer Road. A preliminary breath test indicated Galke had a blood alcohol content of .11. There were no injuries.
At 8:30 p.m. officers arrested Zainab Armetrice Abubakar, 28, of Winona, for second-degree driving while intoxicated and child endangerment. Officers stopped Abubakar at Second and Huff streets following a report that her vehicle was swerving and driving without headlights. The officer observed two children under seven in the vehicle and said that Abubakar appeared to be intoxicated. A preliminary breath test indicated that Abubakar had a blood alcohol content of .27 percent. Abubakar’s children have been placed with a family member; she was in custody at the time of the report.
Saturday, February 23
At 2 a.m. officers arrested Lucas John Polus, 29, of Winona, for second-degree assault, making terroristic threats, and theft after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at another man’s head and stole a keg of beer at his neighbors’ party. Officers received a complaint that Polus had allegedly pointed a gun at another man’s head and had a knife at his side. The complainants (Polus’s neighbors) also said they were missing a keg of beer. Officers searched Polus’s property and found a BB gun and knife matching the complainants’ description, as well as a beer keg licensed to the complainants, according to the report.
At 2:53 a.m. officers ticketed Dong Min Lim, 20, of Winona, for obstructing the legal process after he allegedly turned away from an officer talking to him and tried to re-enter a bar he had been asked to leave. Officers were called by a complainant who said Lim was acting unruly outside of the bar after being kicked out, according to the complaint.
Sunday, February 24
At 12:10 a.m. officers arrested Clifton Toney Dale, 32, of Winona, for third-degree test refusal, fourth-degree driving while intoxicated, driving without headlights, driving with no proof of insurance, and driving without a Minnesota driver’s license. Officers stopped Dale for driving without headlights and noticed he appeared to be intoxicated. Dale was prohibited from consuming alcohol as part of his probation, according to the report.
At 12:19 a.m. officers arrested Brian Edward Hynes, 31, of Naperville, Ill., for criminal vehicular operation, third-degree test refusal, and fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle near Second and Main streets. A 21-year-old Winona woman, who was a passenger in the other vehicle complained she had suffered possible whiplash as a result of the accident, according to the report. Hynes refused to give samples to determine his blood alcohol level. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol content of .26 percent.
Monday, February 25
At 5:06 p.m. officers received a report from a woman who said 107 oxycodone pills had been stolen from her residence on the 450 block of West 10th Street.