Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Christian A. Mayhew-Ykema, 21, 817 First Ave. S., Sleepy Eye, was charged with felony receiving stolen property, two counts of felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana and petty misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession Thursday.

According to court documents, a Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy was working late at night on Jan. 30 when he received information from Nicollet County about a stolen vehicle enroute to New Ulm.

About about 8:28 p.m., the deputy observed a vehicle matching the stolen vehicle description southbound on Broadway in New Ulm. The deputy did a felony traffic stop and arrested Mayhew-Ykema. Hit confirmation was received by Brown County dispatch from Mankato Police/Blue Earth County that the vehicle was stolen.

Items found on Mayew-Ykema included two small plastic baggies that appeared to contain a white powdery substance, a blue pipe commonly used to smoke controlled substances, $129 in cash. The baggies weighed 4.49 and 1.14 grams. The bigger baggie tested presumptively positive for cocaine. The pipe appeared to contain burnt marijuana.

Mayhew-Ykema was convicted of 5th-degree possession-not small amount of marijuana in Blue Earth County on July 10, 2018.

• Jesse M. Seifert, 43, Madison Lake, was charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana, misdemeanor driving after revocation, driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle and driving motor vehicle without Ignition Interlock Wednesday.

New Ulm Police saw a black Mercedes Bentz turn south onto North Garden St. from Westridge Road without signaling at 1 a.m., Dec. 28. Police stopped the vehicle and the driver said his signals malfunctioned. He later produced a limited license receipt.

The driver was identified as Seifert. He said he didn’t have proof of insurance but said he transferred it from his Cadillac. Police learned his driver’s license was revoked as of Oct. 25 and his insurance policy was terminated due to payment in November 2017.

Police found a small glass bong with white residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Seifert was convicted of 5th-degree controlled substance crimes on april 30, 2013 and July 22, 2016 in Blue Earth County Court.

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