Brown County District Court
• Felony first-degree damage to property and third-degree damage to property charges were filed May 18 against Gareth W. Scott, 68, 423 N. Jefferson, New Ulm. Bail without conditions was set at $10,000. A court date was set for May 31.
According to the complaint, New Ulm Police were dispatched to a residence on N. Jefferson St. at 1:13 a.m. May 17, after a female homeowner reported someone trying to break in the front door. Cpl. Tara Martin approached a man with a fresh cut on the outside of his right wrist that had been bleeding. He admitted to smoking marijuana and identified himself as Scott and gave an address directly across the street.
The man was transported to New Ulm Medical Center, medically cleared and transported to the Brown County Evaluation Center.
Police found an end table outside the garage, a cushion and an HP laptop computer on the hood of a vehicle parked in front of the victim’s residence.
The victim said the cushion and laptop did not belong to her. Sgt. Charles Rasche opened the laptop and saw the profile name was Gareth Scott.
The victim told police she thought the end table belonged to the man and that he hit the front inside door, causing dents and scratches. She added that the exterior storm door screen was ripped.
Police photographed the doors and end table. The victim provided a door repair estimate of $1,730.30.