Police Blotter


Winona Police

Thursday, December 15

•At 1:34 a.m. police were called to Hardees on a report of a fight. Two men got into a shoving match and Andrew Stephen Polillo, 21, of Blaine, Minn., was cited for disorderly conduct for throwing a napkin dispenser on the ground and damaging it. The second man, who had been throwing food and also acting in a disorderly manner, according to witnesses, left before police arrived.

Tuesday, December 27

•At 8:15 a.m. police were called to the 850 block of East Sixth Street on a report of a grocery bag filled with dog feces that had been set on fire by the back door. Police said vinyl siding on the home had been scorched and melted, and pieces of semi-burned newspaper were blowing around. The resident reported his dogs had barked at about 11 p.m. the night before. Police said it appeared as though it had been a prank and not an attempt to set the home on fire. A neighbor’s trash can lid was off the can, which was reportedly unusual, and the neighbor found an empty paint can under his vehicle.

Wednesday, December 28

•At 11:26 p.m. police observed two juvenile males walking at High Forest and Fifth streets, then quickly turn into an alley when they saw the officer. When the officer approached, one boy, a 15-year-old from Winona, fled, and was cited for curfew violation and fleeing police on foot. A 16-year-old Minnesota City boy was cited for curfew violation.

•At 10:15 p.m. police cited Dylan John Michael Distad, 18, of Winona, for underaged drinking on the 300 block of South Baker Street.

Thursday, December 29

•At 1:49 a.m. police observed two men standing in front of a house on the 600 block of East Fifth Street, then turn and hide in the shadows when they saw the squad car. The officer shined a spotlight on the men and they began walking away. When the officer told them to stop, one man stopped and Mark Allen Marsolek, 29, of Winona, walked into an apartment and slammed the door on the officer. He was later cited for obstructing the legal process and arrested on outstanding warrants.

•At 3:19 p.m. police responded to a car accident at Riverview Drive and Prairie Island Road. Robert Wallace Dornfeld, 86, of Winona, stopped at the stop sign at Prairie Island Road and failed to notice a vehicle driven by Amanda Jean McCasland, 27, of Winona, traveling westbound on Riverview Drive. Dornfeld pulled out, was struck by McCasland’s vehicle, then left the roadway and struck two Fastenal trucks parked in a lot nearby. McCasland and her passenger suffered possible injuries; her passenger was taken to the hospital via ambulance and she took herself by private vehicle. Dornfeld was cited for failure to yield.

•At 8:03 p.m. police observed a vehicle parked in the lot at Holzinger Lodge with two occupants. The officer stopped to check on the vehicle and allegedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. An apple that had been cut into a marijuana pipe was found, and a 17-year-old Winona boy was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 16-year-old Goodview boy was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police found three small bags of marijuana and a small scale in the vehicle as well.

Friday, December 30

•At 1:56 a.m. police stopped a vehicle at Fifth and Pelzer streets for driving without headlights. The officer allegedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana and searched the vehicle, recovering a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. The driver, Jessica Margaret Fratzke, 21, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•At 1:45 a.m. police stopped a vehicle on Highway 61 near Black Horse Road for having a license plate light out and an object suspended from the rear view mirror. The driver, Patrick Timothy Exe, 21, of Winona, allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was cited for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .11 percent. he was also cited for having a suspended object, having license plate lights not operable, and possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a glass pipe in the vehicle.

Winona County

Thursday, December 29

•At 2:05 a.m. police received a call reporting a 2008 Ford Expedition stolen from a residence on County Road 3. The vehicle was later recovered in Houston County on County Road 11 near a quarry.


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