New Ulm Police
Received a suspicious activity report at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 1702 Westridge Road. The Nail Spa owner told police a man broke into the business, stole $137 in cash and was still inside when he arrived. The suspect fled out the back door of the business before the owner called police. Officers found the suspect, a 59-year-old Minneapolis man, near the New Ulm water tower, on the south side of U.S. Highway 14. He did not resist arrest and was transported to the Brown County Jail where is held, pending 1st degree burglary charges.
Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. A 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Matthew L. Sondag, 17, St. James, and a 1989 Ford F150 driven by Ryan B. Kuck, 18, New Ulm, were westbound on Nicollet CR 37, entering New Ulm when the F150 slowed for a 30 mph speed zone and was rear-ended by the Taurus, which had a brake mechanical issue, police reported. Damage was severe to the front of the Taurus and minor to the rear bumper of the F-150. Both drivers wore seat belts.
Received a single-vehicle crash report at 7th North and Front at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday. A 2005 Ford 500 driven by Katelyn Ulrich, 16, Lafayette, was eastbound when she swerved to avoid a deer on the road and hit a guardrail. Vehicle damage was moderate. Ulrich wore a seat belt.