• Kevin V. Lindberg, 26, 100 Cedar St., Mankato was charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, reckless driving, careless driving and petty misdemeanor failure to stop at stop signs or stop signs at entrance to through highway Friday.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police were meeting with a Brown County Human Services employee about a vandalism case Thursday when they heard a man talking loudly with a Human Services employee in the lobby. The employee told police the man was a Blue Earth County resident and they could not provide services. In addition, the suspect swore, raised his voice and referenced young girls.
The suspect refused to leave the building after being asked to do so. The suspect yelled loudly and lunged at police before exiting the lobby door, getting into a vehicle and squealing its tires near an officer and other people.
Police pursued the suspect who did not stop for police emergency lights and a siren for a number of blocks, then stopped. The suspect, Lindberg, was taken into custody by police and sheriff’s deputies and was taken to the Brown County Jail.
• Mercella J. Wimes, 37, Forest Lake, was charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana Friday. Sleepy Eye Police got an approved search warrant for the residence of 528 2nd Ave. N.E. in Sleepy Eye on Thursday. Information detailed a new residence occupant, Wimes, was in possession of a white, powdery substance believed to be a controlled substance and had two children under age 18 in the residence, according to court documents.
Police executed the search warrant and arrested Wimes. Items found in the residence included a pink baggie with a white powder in it, which she later said was “coke.” Police found a rolled up $1 bill commonly used to snort cocaine.
Police made arrangements with Brown County Human Services for the children to be placed on a 72-hour hold. Wimes was transported to jail. The white substance was field tested with an NIK test and tested positive for cocaine. Wimes was convicted for 5th degree controlled substance on Jan. 12, 2009 in Dakota County.