Wed., September 26
• At 11:22 a.m. police responded to a report of a theft at a residence on the 850 block of West Fifth Street. William Conner IV, 23, of Minnesota City, allegedly stole prescription medications from a neighbor. He was referred to the Winona County Attorney for potential charges of felony theft of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, November 5
• At 10:02 a.m. two suspects walked out the front entrance of Walmart with a computer on a flatbed. The suspects are both white males; suspect one was wearing a blue jacket and black beanie at the time of the alleged theft, while suspect two had a shaved head and wore a black jacket.
Sat., November 23
• At 2:32 p.m. police received a report that someone had broken the right arm of an antique metal statue at the 500 block of W. 6th Street.
Sunday, November 24
• At 1:59 p.m. police received a report of a stolen wallet at Walmart. The wallet included a card that subsequently had been used to make three charges. The victim, a 23-year-old female, claimed she either left the wallet in her cart or someone took it.
Mon., November 25
• At 9 a.m. police received a report of stolen items from a home in the 650 block of W. 5th Street. The victim, a 43-year-old woman, claimed that her 21-inch TV, queen size mattress, pots and pans, family pictures, tennis shoes and brand new socks were among the items missing.
Wed., November 27
• At 1:00 a.m. police stopped Karen Renee Borros, 53, of Winona, at 10th and Wall streets for having a broken tail light. According to police, Borros allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was given a breath test which came back with a blood alcohol content of .158 percent. She was referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of fourth-degree DWI and obstructing the legal process. A passenger, Joseph Buster Beck, 33, was referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of obstructing the legal process for getting in the way of an investigating officer.
• At 10:27 p.m. police received a call from a woman at the Plaza Hotel in reference to an alleged assault in Hidden Valley. A 43-year-old woman told police that Jeffrey Scott Brennan, 50, of Minnesota City, pulled a knife on her 40-year-old boyfriend after an argument. The female victim said she tried to shield her boyfriend and Brennan subsequently “got in her face.” The two victims walked into a back room, gathered their belongings and went to the Plaza to call police. Brennan was arrested and referred to the Winona County Attorney for a potential charge of second-degree domestic assault.
Thurs., November 28
• At 6:18 p.m. police responded to a report of a theft that occurred on W. 5th Street. Victim 1, a 20-year-old female, reported that her 40-inch TV set was missing. Victim 2, a 21-year-old female, reported that her 40-inch flat screen was missing. Victim 3, a 21-year-old female, reported that her change jar, purple duffle bag, 32-inch flat screen TV, Winona State University laptop, several sweatshirts, 20 necklaces and 20 bracelets with a combined value estimated at over $200, were missing. Victim 4, a 20-year-old female, reported that her Winona State University laptop was missing. The basement of the residence was not secure and there was evidence of forced entry by a pulled-out doorframe.
Sat., November 30
•At 1:09 a.m. police were patrolling at Third and Main streets when Manuel Antonio Hernandez, 30, of Winona, allegedly threw a beer bottle at the squad car. While several witnesses said that they saw Hernandez throw the bottle at the car, Hernandez denied throwing it and claimed it fell out of his pocket. Hernandez was arrested and referred to the Winona County Attorney for potential charges of disorderly littering and obstructing the legal process with force. As police were transporting him to Zumbro Valley for detoxification, Hernandez allegedly grew belligerent and started foaming at the mouth. The transport officer brought him back to the Law Enforcement Center to request backup. Hernandez was eventually brought to detox. Earlier that evening, police were called to the Mason Jar bar on a request to remove Hernandez, who complained that he bought pull tabs, but never received tabs or money back. Police sided with the bar.
• At 4:31 p.m. police received a report of a shoplifter at Walmart. Crystal Lynn Carpenter, 36, of Winona, was cited for shoplifting after she allegedly stole $66.60 in miscellaneous items.
Sunday, December 1
• At 1:17 a.m. police responded to a caller reporting that a man had choked a woman, pulled a knife on her and threatened to kill her and her family at the Maplewood Townhomes. Police found Ernest Marques Cumming, 26, of Winona, at another apartment, hiding in a closet. Cumming was referred to the Winona County Attorney for misdemeanor domestic assault causing fear, domestic assault causing harm, second-degree assault, and terroristic threats.
• At 1:55 p.m. police received a call reporting a man had assaulted a 50-year-old woman at a residence on the 700 block of East Fourth Street. Richard Jude Brown, 48, of Winona, allegedly attacked the woman by tackling her and hitting her numerous times in the face. Brown was referred to the Winona County Attorney for domestic assault causing harm.
• At 5:45 p.m. police received a report of a break-in at a residence on the 400 block of Lafayette Street. No items were reported stolen, but there were signs of attempted forced entry and damage to a window and door.
• At 7:23 p.m. police received a call about a suspicious man walking around the 1700 block of West Seventh Street wearing a black trench coat and sunglasses. Jason Lee Dionysius, 34, of Winona, was found with 1.84 grams of what they believed to be APVP, a.k.a. Plant Food. He was referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Monday, December 2
• At 2:58 a.m. police observed a vehicle allegedly strike a parked car on the 650 block of Main Street. The officer allegedly saw the driver drive on the wrong side of the road, then make a u-turn before heading westbound on Mill Street. The driver, Matthew Joseph Marek, 26, of Winona, allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for third-degree driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .25 percent. He was also cited for failing to stop after a property damage accident.
Thurs., November 28
• At 2:18 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle near Highway 43 on Wilson Frontage Road for suspicious behavior. A deputy reported first observing the vehicle trying to evade his squad car and called another officer for backup. The deputies then observed the vehicle allegedly cross the fog line several times and the center line once before pulling it over. The driver, Trey Michael Norby, 21, of Rushford, claimed he was on his way to work when the deputies pulled him over. Norby allegedly showed signs of intoxication and after deputies began the field sobriety test, Norby allegedly requested that they “just give (him) a breath test.” His blood alcohol content was measured at .17 percent. He was cited with fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.
Friday, November 29
• At 8:10 p.m. deputies found an unhitched flatbed trailer, with identifying numbers scratched off, sitting on the roadway of Geib Road. On the trailer were broken auto parts and a broken vehicle, also with identifying numbers scratched off. Deputies said it was found at a “popular drop junk spot.”
Sat., November 30
• At 7:38 a.m. on County Road 26, a half-mile from Highway 248, a passerby reported seeing a vehicle in a ditch on the side of the road. The owner of the vehicle, Dustin Richard Domke, 19, of Altura, claimed he swerved his car earlier that morning in order to avoid a deer and subsequently ended up in the ditch. When deputies visited Domke’s home at 8:30 a.m. that same morning, they allegedly noticed alcohol on his breath. Domke was given a breath test and his blood alcohol content was measured at a .136 percent; he was cited for minor consumption of alcohol.
• At 4:49 p.m. deputies received a call from a 34-year-old woman who claimed that a 13-year-old boy had attempted to assault her after allegedly assaulting a 10-year-old boy at a house in Utica. The 13-year-old suspect was taken into custody and referred to the Winona County Attorney for charges of fifth-degree domestic assault.
Sunday, December 1
• At 10:13 a.m. deputies received a report of a theft from the Sears Home Store. The manager said that there was approximately $3,000 missing in cash. He said he was the last person to leave the store the night before and said that he forgot to set the alarm, lock the back door, and the video surveillance had not been working for awhile.
Monday, December 2
• At 5:35 p.m. deputies responded to a head-on collision at 33 Chaffe Ravine Lane. According to Mark Daniel Burt, 56, of Utica, he was driving southbound on 33 when an oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline and hit his car. The driver of the other vehicle, Melissa Marie Odegaard, 42, of Altura, told deputies that her car slid after she came around a corner and while she tried to swerve out of the way, she went too far and hit Burt’s vehicle. Burt was the lone passenger in his car while Odegaard had one other passenger, a 12-year-old female. Odegaard was treated for possible fractures, while Burt and Odegaard’s passenger reported soreness after the collision.