Scott M. Zobel, 20, 618 14th North, New Ulm, was charged Monday with gross misdemeanor interrupt, interfere, impede, disrupt 911 call and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to a Statement of Probable Cause, New Ulm Police responded at 9:13 p.m., May 18, 2016 to a reported out-of-control male. At the residence, a person told police that Zobel damaged several items in the house and took a cell phone when a peson tried to call police for help. A person said Zobel got upset when he asked for a cigar and was refused. Another person said Zobel recently used marijuana provided by friends. Police talked to Zobel who admitted to taking a cell phone when a person tried to call police. Zobel agreed to clean up the mess he created and better control his behavior.
Natalie M. Benson, 25, 23810 340th Ave., Sleepy Eye, was charged Monday with two counts of felony theft and two counts of felony fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana.
According to a Statement of Probable Cause, Springfield Police got a phone call from a person on April 22, 2016 that they had information about a theft investigation at an assisted-living facility. Police and a person went to the assisted-living center and witnessed Benson enter a client’s room and take medication from the client’s pill bottles. Talking to police, Benson initially denied taking the medication, then agreed to empty her pockets, police patted her down and felt several round objects in her left pant pocket. Benson said the pills were the ones she took from the client including five grey pills and three white ones. The grey pills were stamped with OP 15, determined to be Oxycontin 15 mg. The white pills were stamped A 04, Oxycodone hydrochloride 5 mg.