New Ulm Police
• Responded to a three-vehicle crash with minor injuries on Highland Avenue and Oak Street at 3:03 p.m. May 5. Road conditions were wet. Sydney Owens, 16, New Ulm, was driving a 2017 Ford northbound when she said she sneezed, causing her to strike the rear end of a 2003 Toyota driven by Carter Lang, 17, New Ulm, who was also northbound. The impact caused the Toyota to strike the rear of a 2008 Dodge driven by Kaylee Hutchinson, 18, New Ulm. Owens and Hutchinson reported minor injuries. Damage was minor to all three vehicles. All three drivers wore seat belts.
• Received information about an argument over a water leak at Traulich Estates, 2201 N. Broadway, at 10:15 a.m. May 5. A report was sent to police investigators.
• Received information at 4:55 p.m. May 5 from a 40-year-old New Ulm woman who said her 64-year-old ex-husband in Wishek, S.D. has not returned their four juvenile children to her since last year. A report was sent to the Brown County Attorney’s Office.
• Received a report at 6:56 as.m. May 6 regarding harassing phone texts from a 13-year-old New Ulm Middle School female student to another 13-year-old student. A report was sent to the school resource officer.
Sibley County Sheriff
• Responded to a corn planter crash at 12:14 p.m., May 5 at County Road 62 and County Road 17, 5 miles south of Arlington. A Massey Ferguson 2705 tractor driven by Luke Haefs, 37, Le Sueur, was pulling a White corn planter eastbound on County Road 62, crossed over County Road 17 when part of the planter broke, causing it to flip over, landing on its top. The planter was demolished. About 300 gallons of liquid fertilizer spilled onto the road. Haefs was not injured. The Arlington Fire Department and Sibley County Highway Department assisted.
Brown County Sheriff
• Received a theft report of hunting equipment overnight at 302 2nd St. W. at 1:21 p.m. May 6. No further information was available.