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Police Blotter (03/13/2013)
Winona County

Friday, March 8

At 12:35 a.m. deputies arrested Kyle Douglas Feltes, 31, of Winona for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated on Highway 61 North of Lamoille. Deputies observed Feltes going 74 mph in a 65 mph zone and stopped him. Deputies reported Feltes had drifted outside his lane, did not signal for a lane change, and smelled of alcohol. A preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .10 percent.

At 2:40 a.m. deputies arrested Sakeena Denise Allen, 23, of Winona, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after she was stopped for drifting and driving at an erratic pace on Highway 61 near Homer, according to the report. Deputies reported that she smelled of alcohol, and they discovered there were warrants out for her arrest from Mower and Olmsted counties. A preliminary breath test indicated she had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent.

At 12:01 p.m. deputies ticketed Paul Douglas Barrett, 62, of Fountain City, for driving left of the center line and inattentive driving after he was involved in a accident with another vehicle on Headwaters Drive near County Road 17. According to the report, a 48-year-old woman who was also driving on Headwaters Drive had a head-on collision with Barrett that caused cuts to Barrett’s head and hand. Allegedly, Barrett was stopped on the shoulder, facing the wrong way. The woman said she moved into the far lane to avoid Barrett’s vehicle, but Barrett moved into that lane at the same time. The woman was traveling 45 mph when they collided, she said. Barrett told deputies he was traveling 30 mph. Barrett was taken by ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital. The woman was not injured.

Saturday, March 9

At 2:30 a.m. officers arrested Zachary James Boehmke, 17, of Rushford, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated, unlawful transport of a firearm, obstructing the legal process, and underage drinking and driving after he was stopped on Highway 43 north of Hart. A deputy observed the man’s vehicle speeding. The deputy pursued the vehicle with his lights, siren, and spotlight on for approximately one mile before the vehicle pulled over, according to the report. When the vehicle did stop the deputy reported the Boehmke smelled of alcohol. The deputy asked Boehmke to exit the vehicle and tried to open the door, but the young man held it shut saying he did not have to get out, according to the report. The deputy finally forcefully removed the man from the vehicle and arrested him. A loaded Browning .22 rifle was found in the car, and a preliminary breath test indicated the young man had a blood alcohol content of .17 percent. The Winona County Attorney is also charging Boehmke with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

At 10:37 p.m. deputies arrested Lucas Allen Shimshak, 28, of La Crescent, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for speeding on County Road 37. Deputies reported observing an odor of alcohol. A preliminary breath test indicated that his blood alcohol content was .09 percent.

Winona Police

Friday, March 8

At 7:50 a.m. officers received a report of a theft from a man residing in the 350 block of West Eighth Street. The complainant said his laptop, valued at $1,000, had been stolen.

At 9:20 a.m. officers received a report of a stolen laptop from an office at the Winona Mall. The laptop was valued at $400. The caller said the office was left open while it was being cleaned.

At 3:22 p.m. a woman reported the theft of jewelry valued at $750 from the 450 block of East Sixth Street.

Saturday, March 9

Officers ticketed a 17-year-old male, of Winona, for fifth-degree assault after he allegedly punched another youth in the face six or seven times at the East End Recreation Center.

Sunday, March 10

At 2:35 p.m. officers arrested Devin Scott Garrison, 19, of Rochester, for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, financial transaction card fraud, possession of stolen property, and theft by shoplifting. Garrison and another male entered the Kwik Trip at Highway 61 and Highway 43 and unsuccessfully attempted to redeem gift cards, which had allegedly been purchased with stolen credit cards. Kwik Trip reported the incident to the Winona Police Department. Garrison and the other male had left by the time officers arrived; however, officers were able to approach the two men shortly thereafter when they attempted to redeem the cards at the Kwik Trip at Sixth Street and Mankato Avenue. According to the report, Garrison was also found to be in possession of a Kwik Trip business card belonging to a lumber company, 12 Kwik Trip gift cards, .32 grams of a white, powdery substance which field-tested positive for cocaine, and stolen merchandise from Fleet Farm. Video from Fleet Farm’s security cameras shows Garrison taking the stolen items, police officials said.

Monday, March 11

At 3:38 a.m. officers arrested Philip Ray Flatten, 28, of Winona, for second-degree assault, aggravated robbery, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony theft after he allegedly robbed Walmart at knife point and fled from police officers. Flatten allegedly brandished a knife at Wal-Mart as he stole $3,500 in electronics and other merchandise. According to the report, Flatten was pushing a shopping cart full of the stolen goods through the snow less than 100 yards from Walmart when officers arrived. Flatten allegedly fled and later attempted to grab an officer’s Taser as he was being arrested.

At 5:46 p.m. officers ticketed Jasmine Marie Sage, 18, of Winona, for theft by shoplifting, after she allegedly stole just over $50 worth of merchandise from Menards.



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