Brown County District Court
• Aaron S. Grubham Sr., 33 and Krista M. Grubham, 35, 101 1/2 Main St., Sleepy Eye were charged with gross misdemeanor neglect or endangerment of a child Jan. 20, 2022. Court appearances were set for 8:30 a.m., Feb. 15, 2022.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police Senior Investigator Moellenhoff was contacted Oct. 22, 2021 by a Brown County Human Services child protection worker regarding a child protection report about a family of seven living at the New Ulm Affordable Motel.
Moellenhoff met with child protection workers at the motel and knocked on a unit door. Entering the room, Moellenhoff smelled garbage and noticed the floor littered with garbage, food crumbs and the room was in complete disarray. An 18-month-old child there looked dirty.
Moellenhoff noted a pile of garbage stacked in a corner and behind a toilet. A sink was full of dishes. The shower was packed with used dishes, leftover food and more garbage.
In addition, fruit flies and other bugs were flying and crawling on items. A bottle of CLR cleaner was next to food on a table.
Moellhenhoff and a child protection worker agreed the children were not safe in the motel room.
• Timothy J. Arnoldt, 56, 1420 Hauenstein Drive, New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety Jan. 20, 2022. A court date was set for 8:30 a.m., Feb. 15, 2022.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police Sgt. Charles Rasche was off duty in his personal vehicle at 3:13 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021, traveling west on 7th Street South near State Street when he noticed an older white minivan northbound on State Street, turn east onto 7th South.
Rasche was familiar with the driver of the van from prior contacts as Arnoldt and that due to a recent DWI charge and prior offenses, his driving license wasn’t valid and was cancelled-inimical to public safety. Rasche confirmed with dispatch that Arnoldt’s driving status was currently cancelled-inimical to public safety.
Rasche saw the van stop, Arnoldt exited and approached him on foot. Rasche told Arnoldt he’s not allowed to drive and that the vehicle would remain parked and he’d have to find another ride.
Sibley County District Court
• Amber L. Carpenter, 30, Lafayette, appeared Jan. 19, 2022 for a bail hearing after being arrested on allegations she violated probation for 5th-degree controlled substance possession. She was ordered to be held without bail.