Police Blotter


Winona Police

Monday, December 23

• At 9:11 a.m. a Winona woman reported that a 14-carat white-gold ring with a value of about $2,000 was stolen from a residence at Wiscoy Court.

• At 9:26 a.m. a Winona man reported that a backpack with snowboarding gear was stolen out of a pickup at some point in the last week. According to the report, the theft may have occurred on Chestnut Street. The black and gray ski backpack with a value of $150 reportedly contained gray Marmot cargo boarding bibs with a value of $300; a brown and gold Burton ski jacket with a value of $200; brown, white, and purple Burton ski boots with a value of $375; a white Redd helmet with a value of $150; and a pair of Zeal ski goggles with a value of $200.

• At 9:53 a.m. the owner of Doerer’s on the 1070 block of West Fifth Street reported that a rear window was broken out and drawers were rifled through. According to the report, nothing was missing.

Tuesday, December 24

• At 4:59 p.m. officers arrested Roberto Catarino Reyes, 23, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of receiving stolen property, driving after revocation, speeding, and obstructing the legal process by providing a false name and date of birth. According to the report, officers stopped Reyes for speeding on Innovation Drive and Louisa Street. After stopping him, they reportedly noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He reportedly provided a false name and date of birth initially, and when officers checked his true name, multiple warrants for his arrest were discovered. Additionally, officers discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day, according to the report, and an open bottle of vodka was found in the vehicle.

Wednesday, December 25

• At 10:04 a.m. a Winona man reported that six packages of children’s toys with a combined value of about $261 were missing on the 1770 block of West Seventh Street.

• At 12:31 p.m. a Winona woman reported that several prescription medications were stolen from a residence on the 550 block of Mankato Avenue.

• At 9:23 p.m. a Winona man reported that tires on a vehicle were slashed at some point overnight on the 170 block of High Forest Street.

Thursday, December 26

• At 10:53 a.m. a man reported that a vehicle parked outside Shopko Optical on Service Drive was damaged.

Friday, December 27

• At 6:15 a.m. officers arrested Richard Lee Montgomery, 43, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child and misdemeanor domestic assault causing harm. According to the report, on Wednesday, December 25, at 5 p.m., Montgomery slapped a child under the age of 10, resulting in the child having a cut above the eye and a black eye, after the child ran across a street. The incident was reported on the 300 block of Mankato Avenue on Thursday, December 26, at 2:03 p.m., according to the report.

Winona County

Monday, December 23

• At 6:21 p.m. deputies arrested Marinda Marie Snead, 30, of Winona, and referred her to the county attorney for potential charges of felony domestic assault, domestic assault causing fear, domestic assault causing harm, violating a domestic abuse no-contact order, damage to property, and theft in Rollingstone. According to the report, Snead slammed someone’s phone to the ground, slammed their head against a garage door and pulled them back by their hood.

Tuesday, December 24

• At 7:10 p.m. deputies arrested Morris Patrick Harris, 37, of Winona, and referred him to the county attorney for potential charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Deputies reportedly pulled Harris over after he stopped in a lane of traffic and they noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. According to the report, deputies found a variety of THC gummy candies, a vaping device, and a small baggie of marijuana in the vehicle.


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