Winona Police

Friday, December 18

•At 11:07 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault at a party on the 200 block of Mankato Avenue. A 25-year-old man from St. Charles told police that Joseph Francis Kronebusch, 28, of Winona, walked up and punched him in the face three times, chipping his tooth. Police referred Kronebusch to the county attorney for two counts of fifth degree assault.

Thursday, December 24

•At 10:09 p.m. police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. A 29-year-old woman told police that Cecilio Garcia Gonzalez, 34, of Winona, threatened to cut her throat during an argument. Gonzalez allegedly threw a glass at her, knocked a pan off the stove and told her she had five minutes to clean it up or she’d be dead. The woman tried to leave with a young child, and said that Gonzalez glared down the steps at them holding a knife, then took the child back upstairs. When she tried to retrieve the child, she said Gonzalez pushed her to the floor and threatened her. Police arrested Gonzalez for felony domestic assault.

Friday, December 25

•At 10:07 p.m. police stopped a vehicle driven by Calvin Neil Corey, 24, of Winona, at Fifth and Washington streets. He was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .16 percent.

Saturday, December 26

•At 1:28 a.m. police found a vehicle in the ditch at Highway 61 and Clarks Lane. Police later found the alleged driver, Matthew James Anderson, 22, of Winona, and cited him for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. His blood alcohol content was measured at .16 percent.

•At 11:40 p.m. an officer was about to stop a vehicle for having a burnt out taillight at Mill and Johnson streets when an occupant fled the vehicle. Police found several underaged adults inside who had been drinking, while the person who fled had not been drinking and was not cited. The following were cited for underaged consumption of alcohol: Michael Moran Martin, 20, of Winona; Anthony James Rickoff, 19, of Winona; Aaron Robert Mueller, 19, of Winona; Benjamin Jeffrey Knuesel, 19, of Winona; William Helmut Waller Lueck, 18, of Winona; and Trevor Wray Semann, 19, of La Crescent, Minn.

Monday, December 28

•At 1:11 a.m. police stopped a vehicle for swerving at Sixth and Vila streets. Police said the driver, Warren Fredrick Wild, 51, of Winona, appeared intoxicated and was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .14 percent. Police said they also found a tube inside the vehicle which field tested positive for a controlled substance, along with two ritalin pills. He was also cited for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

•At 2:15 a.m. police stopped a vehicle after observing it stop at the end of the Interstate Bridge on Winona Street where there is no stop sign. The driver, Charanjit Singh Virk, 27, of Rochester, appeared intoxicated and was cited for fourth degree driving while intoxicated. His blood alcohol content was measured at .13 percent.

•At 6:30 p.m. police arrested three people after a controlled marijuana buy at Fourth and Lafayette streets. Police said that Thomas Edward McGann, 32, no permanent address, brokered a marijuana deal with Bahama Jay Boehmke, 21, of Rushford, and Dustin Boe Jertson, 20, of Rushford, to be sold to a confidential police informant. According to police, Boehmke and Jertson brought an undisclosed amount of marijuana to town after McGann arranged the deal, and the three sold the drug to the informant. Police arrested all three afterward and referred them for charges of fifth degree controlled substance crimes.

Winona County

Thursday, December 24

•At 3:26 a.m. police were called to Zeches on Service Drive in Goodview after a deputy saw smoke and flames inside the building, as well as a man inside. Police were able to get the man out of the building, and said he was uncooperative and intoxicated. He was taken to the hospital for intoxication and possible smoke inhalation. Officials said the fire didn’t appear to have been intentionally set, but caused some fire and water damage.

Friday, December 25

•At 7:49 p.m. police were called to a residence in Lewiston on a report of a domestic disturbance. A male resident told police that Jessica Marie Smith, 21, of Lewiston, threw a cup at him during an argument, then grabbed his glasses off his face and threw them against a door. Police arrested Smith on charges of fifth degree domestic assault.

Sunday, December 27

•At 1:07 a.m. police observed a vehicle cross the center line on County Road 26 between Elba and Altura. The driver, Jonathon Charles Gravem, 27, of Fridley, Minn., appeared intoxicated and was arrested for driving while intoxicated and crossing the center line. His blood alcohol content was measured at .14 percent.

Monday, December 28

•At 4:41 p.m. police received a report from a resident on Old Homer Road of a burglary. The resident told police he’d come home a few minutes earlier and found a large piece of his front door casing laying on the floor. Items reported missing included a 19-inch LCD TV, a 22-inch LCD TV, a Bose music dock, three trays of miscellaneous jewelry, a diamond engagement ring, one pair of diamond earrings, a pearl necklace and a pair of pearl earrings. Police said there may be more items missing and estimates on the value of items is not yet complete.


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