Shannon M. Diaz, 36, 504 1st St. North, New Ulm, was charged Wednesday with gross misdemeanor fifth-degree marijuana possession-not small amount of marijuana. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol at 12:48 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at First St. South and Broadway they saw a small, black Audi that was northbound on Broadway with very dark, almost black windows. The driver appeared to be having difficulty navigating the road and was sticking his head up to the window, as if trying to see out of it.
In heavy rain, police noticed the car’s windows were fogged up and it was apparent the driver couldn’t see out of them and partially drifted to the center, trying to look out the side window. Police used a tint meter to determine the car had 42 percent window tint on the driver’s side front and 15 percent on the driver’s side rear window.
Police learned Diaz’ driver’s license was suspended. Police searched the vehicle and found a small silver digital scale commonly used for weighing illegal drugs, an empty pen tube with white residue, a blue metal pipe with burnt residue and a marijuana odor, a small darker-colored plastic baggie with a crystal-like substance in it and a clear, glass tube commonly used to ingest methamphetamines.
At the Law Enforcement Center, police tested the crystal residue in the bag and pen tube that both tested positive for methamphetamines. The items were placed into evidence.
Alex Anthony Canavan-Weinandt, 22, 38970 State Highway 99, St. Peter, was charged Wednesday with gross misdemeanor no insurance and misdemeanor no proof of insurance and failure to register title. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol at 4:20 p.m. on July 15, 2016 when they saw a vehicle travel past them with a loud muffler near 7th North and Minnesota. Police stopped the vehicle and talked to the driver who was unable to provide proof of insurance and said her boyfriend, Canavan-Weinandt owned the vehicle.
Canavan-Weinandt was unable to provide proof of insurance and said he bought the vehicle two weeks ago and had not transferred title. Police confirmed the vehicle was registered to another party. Police sent an insurance coverage request form to Canavan-Weinandt advising him he had 10 days to provide proof of insurance coverage. Ten days later, he had not done so. He was convicted of No Proof of Insurance on April 22, 2014 and March 11, 2014,