Friday, November 22
• At 1:08 p.m. police received a call from an employee at the Kwik Trip at Highway 61 and Highway 43 reporting a person had pumped gas and left without paying. The driver, Levenius Desmond Tremaine Hodges, 40, of Rochester, was cited for theft by gas drive-off. The gas was valued at $22.29.
Tues., November 26
• At 11:59 p.m. an officer on patrol observed a man walking at Third and High Forest streets. According to police reports, the man began walking faster and ignored the officer when he shined his spotlight on him. The man, Dustin Lee Blom, 29, of Winona, told police he was leaving a friend’s residence nearby. Police said Blom’s friend’s residence was “a known drug house,” and Blom was on probation, which allowed police to search him. Police found a smoking device with a trace amount of white powdery substance on it, along with a glass vial with a trace amount of white powdery substance on it. Police cited Blom for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wed., November 27
• At 12:13 a.m. police observed a vehicle parked at Fifth and St. Charles streets that had no license plates, but a yellow piece of paper was taped to the back window that appeared to be a temporary license. An officer observed the owner drive away and allegedly cross the center line; additionally, the officer reported the vehicle had a broken windshield. Upon closer inspection, the officer noticed that the yellow paper was a page torn from a phone book with the words “21-day temporary permit” handwritten on it. The driver, Drew Major Fuglestad, 23, of Winona, allegedly showed signs of intoxication but refused alcohol testing. He was arrested and referred to the City Attorney for potential charges of second-degree driving while intoxicated, second-degree test refusal, intent to escape motor vehicle tax, driving after revocation, driving with a broken windshield, and driving left of the center line.
• At 3:24 p.m. police received a call from a man who reported his bicycle had just been stolen from Walmart. Police reviewed video surveillance that showed a woman wearing a red jacket and carrying a backpack taking the bike. An officer later saw a woman matching that description riding a bicycle at Mankato Avenue, then enter a residence on the 450 block of Mankato Avenue. Police questioned the woman, Rachael Lyn Stansfield, 44, of Winona, and she eventually admitted she took the bike because her foot was sore. She was cited for misdemeanor theft.