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Winona Police

Saturday, October 26

At 12:33 p.m. officers ticketed John Everett Wise, 55, of Winona, with violating an order for protection after he allegedly texted the woman who holds the order on the 450 block of East Fourth Street.

At 1:21 p.m. a Winona man reported that his vehicle’s tires had been slashed overnight on East Fourth and Kansas streets.

At 4:14 p.m. officers ticketed Bobbi Lynn Frazier, 36, of Winona, with theft by shoplifting at Target.

Sunday, October 27

At 12:44 a.m. officers ticketed McKenna Nicole Rieckhoff, 19, of Waconia, Minn., with minor consumption of alcohol on West Second and Main streets.

At 1:55 a.m. officers arrested Hayden William Bellman, 19, of Winona, near Lake Boulevard and Garvin Heights Road and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving after revocation after officers checking registrations saw him abruptly pull the car over and, after making contact, discovered the car had been reported missing from Rochester, Minn.

At 2:54 a.m. officers arrested Austin Timothy Blencoe, 26, of Galesville, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of fleeing officers in a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated after a pursuit ensued when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding and he reportedly hit several parked cars. A breath test reportedly measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.18 percent.

At 11:14 p.m. officers arrested April Powell Rhodes, 45, of Winona, and referred her to the county attorney for a potential charge of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance after officers stopped her for driving after revocation on West Broadway and Wilson Street. According to the report, the substances were allegedly cocaine and methamphetamine, and a passenger in the vehicle was identified as having a prior warrant.

• Between October 27 and October 28, officers received 21 reports of houses and cars being struck with paintballs on West Fifth and Huff streets, as well as Wincrest Drive, Lake Boulevard and the Sunset Edition area. One person was reportedly struck in the back with a paintball. Four juveniles from Winona have been identified. According to the report, officers are waiting to receive damage estimates to determine charges.

Monday, October 28

At 3:43 p.m. officers arrested Mark Edward Tye, 40, of Winona, on East Second and Saint Charles streets and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after stopping him for reportedly being involved in a previous hit-and-run incident. A breath test reportedly measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.10 percent.

Winona County

Friday, October 25

At 11:26 p.m., deputies ticketed a 16-year-old from Goodview with driving while impaired near Lake and Bridge streets in Minnesota City. According to the report, deputies saw the vehicle turn onto a bridge at a high speed and go down a dead-end road. When the deputies spoke with the driver, they noticed bloodshot eyes, droopy eyelids, slurred speech and an odor of marijuana. Deputies then allegedly found an item appearing to be a blunt, a bong and a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. A 16-year-old passenger from Goodview was also present.

Saturday, October 26

At 11:55 p.m. deputies arrested Alexa Faith Holtz, 24, of Minnesota City, and referred her to the county attorney for a potential charge of driving while intoxicated after responding to a report of a single-vehicle crash near County Road 23 and Walnut Road. A breath test reportedly measured her blood-alcohol content at 0.14 percent.

Sunday, October 27

At 6:15 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a seven-year-old female from Saint Charles, Minn., being struck by an ATV near County Road 112 in Altura. According to the report, she was transported to Winona Health and cleared without significant injuries.

Monday, October 28

At 3:25 a.m. deputies arrested Michael Paul Kieffer, 42, of Dover, Wis., and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of gross-misdemeanor third-degree burglary, felony theft, taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission and tampering with a motor vehicle after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway near Dutchman’s Crossing Drive.

At 12:12 p.m. a Blooming Prairie, Minn., man reported that over the past few months someone has entered his camper and stolen multiple items near County Road 31.


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