Police Logs

New Ulm Police

• Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries at Center and Garden Street at 5:02 p.m. Dec. 18. A 2015 GMC Yukon driven by Sarah A. Haala, 35, Hanska, was westbound on Center when a 2009 Chevy Cobalt driven by Natalie J. Hacker, 16, New Ulm, was eastbound, attempted to turn north onto Garden and turned in front of the Yukon. There was moderate, disabling damage to the Yukon and moderate damage to the Cobalt.

• Received a report of stolen Christmas tree lights including a projector valued at $30 at 1301 Washington St. S. at 9:20 p.m., Dec. 19. A report was made for documentation.

• Took a vehicle vandalism report at Wal-Mart Supercenter at 9:42 p.m. The caller said their vehicle was covered with masks, hot dogs and tampons. A report was done for documentation.

• Attempted to stop a 28-year-old New Ulm man in a motor vehicle on Minnecon Drive who appeared to be on his cell phone while parked on the railroad tracks. Police turned on squad stop lights and the man, who lives in Traulich Estates, fled in a vehicle, then on foot. He was not located. The suspect has multiple warrants. A report for charge consideration of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and on foot, driving after revocation, unreasonable acceleration and other possible charges was sent to the Brown County Attorney’s Office.

• Received a vandalism report at Traulich Estates at 1:02 a.m. Dec. 21. The caller reported about $3,000 worth of damaged property in a mobile home. A report was done for documentation.

Brown County

Sheriff’s Office

• Received information about a stolen four-wheeler found at Bergdahl Wildlife Management Area, Madelia Township, northern Watonwan County Dec. 19.

• Found a stolen 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup behind the Hanska Municipal Liquor Store at 10:37 p.m. Dec. 19. The vehicle owner picked it up. A report was made for documentation.

• Took a report of the theft of four calves valued at about $2,000 total at 22492 Heritage Road, Home Township at 10:23 a.m. Dec. 19. A report was done for documentation.

Renville County

Sheriff’s Office

• Received a one-vehicle crash report with non-life threatening injuries at 5:07 p.m. Dec. 19 near CR 5 and 840th Avenue, about two miles north of Bird Island. First responders found a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by William Gass Jr., Bird Island, in a drainage ditch. A sheriff’s office news release said the Silverado was southbound on CR 5, entered the ditch and came to a stop in the ditch. Gass was transported to the Olivia Hospital and clinic. Bird Island First Responders and firefighters, Olivia Ambulance Service and firefighters and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted.

McLeod County

Sheriff’s Office

• Responded to a theft in Oday Avenue and 30th Street, southeast of Brownton at 10:27 a.m. Dec. 18.

• Responded to a disturbance near Highway 212 and 15, southwest of Brownton at 10:36 p.m. Dec. 19. Brownton and Hutchinson Police assisted.

• Assisted Glencoe Police with an assault on Union Ave. N. in Glencoe at 1:19 a.m. Dec. 20.


State Patrol

• Responded to a one-vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries on U.S. Highway 71 and CR 4, Willow Lake Township, Redwood County at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 21. A 2008 Chevy Malibu driven by Bradley G. Johnson, 30, Redwood Falls, was northbound on Highway 71, crossed over the center line, entered the southbound ditch and rolled. Johnson was transported to a Redwood Falls hospital. He wore a seat belt. Alcohol was not involved.


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