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Winona Police

Friday, November 22

• At 11:48 a.m. officers arrested Timothy Paul Schmalenberg, 55, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of third-degree burglary, trespassing, and theft by shoplifting at Walmart. According to the report, loss-prevention employees observed Schmalenberg take a backpack and fill it with meat products. Schmalenberg reportedly noticed that he had been seen and fled the store. Officers then arrived at Walmart and found that he had a prior warrant, according to the report.

• At 3:46 p.m. a Winona man reported that someone poured sand into the gas tank of a vehicle which was parked at his residence on the 150 block of East Mark Street.

Sunday, November 24

• At 12:52 a.m. officers ticketed Jakes Charles Doerrler, 20, of Minneapolis, Minn., with underaged consumption of alcohol on the 200 block of Main Street after responding to a report of people being in the construction zone there.

• At 11:05 a.m. officers ticketed a juvenile with theft by shoplifting at the Kwik Trip on East Broadway and Mankato Avenue.

• At 6:56 p.m. officers ticketed Richard Lee Straight, 71, of Winona, with trespassing at the Winhaven Court Apartments.

• At 8:56 p.m. officers arrested Zachary William Mattison, 31, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of felony domestic assault after he reportedly pushed a female into a doorframe on the 250 block of Sebo Street. According to the report, Mattison has prior domestic assault convictions.

Winona County

Friday, November 22

• At 7:54 p.m. deputies arrested Bailey Richard Ratliff, 22, of Blaine, Minn., and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia after pulling him over for speeding near Highway 43 and Stone Point Road.

• At 9:33 p.m. deputies arrested Walker Dean Peters, 18, of Rollingstone, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of fourth-degree driving while intoxicated on the 27000 block of Gilmore Ridge Drive. A breath test reportedly measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.08 percent.

Saturday, November 23

• At 1:21 a.m. deputies arrested John Robert Hackbarth, 71, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for a potential charge of gross-misdemeanor driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck another vehicle in the parking lot of the Black Horse Bar and Grill. A breath test reportedly measured his blood alcohol content at 0.12 percent.

Sunday, November 24

• At 5:01 a.m. a deputy’s squad car was struck while the deputy was at the scene of an accident with no injuries and no citations near Highway 14 and Quarry Hill Road. According to the report, the deputy was taken to Winona Health for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries and ultimately released from the hospital. A 45-year-old Lanesboro, Minn., man reportedly struck the deputy’s vehicle. The man was not injured and was released from the scene, according to the report.

• At 11:30 a.m. an Altura man reported that he lost $1,515 in a scam after completing a wire transaction to Connecticut that was supposedly for a rental property in Winona. According to the report, $800 was meant for the deposit, and $715 was meant to be first month’s rent.

Buffalo County

Saturday, November 23

• At about 6:35 a.m. deputies received a 911 call from a 29-year-old Fall Creek, Wis., woman who said she fell from her hunting blind and thought she broke a leg and wrist. Upon arriving, deputies found the woman near an open field about 15 feet from her blind, according to the report. She reportedly fell about 24 feet. She said the door of her blind would not open when she tried to move it, but it eventually did open, and she lost her balance and fell, according to the report. She was reportedly taken to Gundersen Health System.


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