New Ulm Police
• Called to a residence May 29 where a 15-year-old New Ulm female locked herself inside her friend’s house. The girl misused a family credit card and didn’t want to face her parents who were outside. Police gained entry and talked to the girl. A report was sent to Brown County Human Services.
• Met an 87-year-old New Ulm woman who said she was scammed out of $38,800. She said the scam began with a pop-up message that froze her computer. The woman called a phone number and was told her computer could be fixed for $215. The woman gave her credit card number to fix the computer. Many phone calls back and forth between the woman and scammer lead to the loss. A report was done for documentation.
• Received a vandalism report at 101 German St. N. at 1:59 p.m. May 31. A message was written in pink paint that read “KKK kill all niggers.” No suspects were reported. Police will ask the property owner to cover or remove the message. A report was done for documentation.
• Received a custody dispute report at 10:30 a.m. June 1 on the 1400 block of Birchwood Dr. involving a 31-year-old New Ulm woman and a 33-year-old New Ulm man. His 66-year-old father alleged the children of the couple were dropped off at his residence at 6:30 a.m. June 1 without any prior arrangements. A report will be sent to Brown County Human Services.
• Received an assistance call from the Brown County Evaluation Center, 510 N. Front St. at 1:01 p.m. June 1 regarding a 39-year-old homeless woman who damaged ceiling tile. She was transported to the Brown County Jail on damage to property charges. A report was sent to the Brown County Human Services.
• Responded to a theft report at Walmart Supercenter, 1720 Westridge Road at 6:31 p.m. June 1. A 34-year-old Sleepy Eye man and 30-year-old Sleepy Eye woman are on surveillance video with $370 worth of items including a $288 Bounce Splash pool. Suspects were identified by their driver’s licenses. A report was sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office.
• Responded to a disturbance at 10:04 p.m. June 1 at Smiley’s Tavern, 425 State St. N. involving a 33-year-old New Ulm man. Nobody was hurt, no damage reported. A report was sent to probation.
• Arrested a 35-year-old Annandale man for DWI at Jefferson and Center at 11:22 p.m. June 1. A report was sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office.
Brown County Sheriff’s Office
• Responded to a welfare check report at 4:24 p.m. May 31 about a 26-year-old Redwood Falls man walking on the roadside near TH 4 and CR 29, Home Township. The man was under the influence of a controlled substance and got into an argument with his girlfriend and was reported in nearby fields and yards. The man’s girlfriend later agreed to pick him up. A report was made for documentation.
• Responded to an ATV crash on 140th Avenue, Cottonwood Township at 4:49 p.m. May 28. A 14-year-old male hit a tree south of Searles and was transported to New Ulm Medical Center. A report was done for documentation.
• Stopped a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old Springfield woman and transported her to New Ulm Medical Center at 6:40 a.m. May 31 after she reportedly was driving in the opposite traffic lane. No damage or injuries were reported. A report was done for documentation.
Minnesota State Patrol
• Responded to a one-vehicle crash at 5:57 p.m. May 31 at TH 68 and Garden Avenue, Granite Rock Township. Brianna L. Rasmussen, 30, Redwood Falls, was driving a 2015 Dodge Durango westbound on TH 68 when it left the road at Garden Ave. She and a passenger, Brandon T. Hoffman, 26, Sleepy Eye, were transported to CentraCare Redwood Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not involved. Rasmussen wore a seatbelt. It was unknown if Hoffman wore a seatbelt. The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Wabasso Ambulance/Fire/Rescue and CentraCare Ambulance assisted.