Police log

Minnesota State Patrol

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash report at 4:54 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Highway 14/CR 10, Home Township, Brown County. A 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 was driven southbound on CR 10 by Gerald Edward Traurig, 80, New Ulm, when he collided with a 2021 Ford Eco Sport driven eastbound on Highway 14 by Cynthia Ann Bratland, 58, Hastings. Both drivers wore seat belts but were transported with non-life threatening injuries to North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale. Airbags deployed. Alcohol was not involved. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Sleepy Eye Ambulance, Police and State Patrol assisted.

New Ulm Police

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash at 4:18 p.m. Friday at 3rd North and Broadway. A 2015 Audi Q5 driven by Cathleen Dvorak-Smith, 49, New Ulm, was at 3rd North and Broadway, attempted a left turn from 3rd North to travel south on Broadway and collided with a 2018 GMC Yukon driven by Karen Rolloff, 80, New Ulm, who was northbound on Broadway. Damage was moderate disabling to the left front and middle of the Audi and moderate to the front end of the GMC.

• Received an harassment restraining order (HRO) violation at 5:02 p.m. Friday from a 36-year-old New Ulm woman regarding a 47-year-old Norwood-Young America man with two active Nicollet County warrants for HRO violations, whom she said was calling and texting her. A report went to Mn DOC and Brown County Probation and the New Ulm City Attorney. Later, the 36-year-old New Ulm woman reported her ex-husband sent more messages. Police sent an attempt for the arrest of the man. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office located the man and met police in Gaylord, who transported him to the Brown County Jail. An Order For Protection violation citation was issued. Reports went to DOC and Brown County Probation and the city attorney.

• Met with an 18-year-old New Ulm girl at 4:14 p.m. Friday who wanted to report an HRO violation against a 17-year-old girl because her brother sent a message to her mother. A report went to the city attorney.

• Received a call from a 67-year-old New Ulm man at 8:49 p.m. Friday who said a homeless 45-year-old New Ulm woman stole items from his residence including about $600 worth of coins and other collectibles. A report was done for documentation.

• Talked to a 44-year-old New Ulm woman at 10:49 p.m. Friday who said she sent $400 to a mobile app account to buy a vehicle and agreed to meet in Austin to pick it up. The seller said the car had a flat tire and another $100 was needed to fix it. The mobile app account informed the woman she was out $400. A report was done for documentation.

• Talked with the Rader’s Used Cars & Towing owner at 10:25 a.m. Saturday who said he found three individuals in a lot vehicle who said they needed a transmission. The owner obtained a cell phone number and license plate number. He later learned a vehicle distributor and carburetor were missing from a nearby vehicle. Suspects appeared to be a 31-year-old New Prague woman and her boyfriend, a 33-year-old New Prague man. The case is under investigation.

• Stopped a vehicle at Broadway and 3rd St. N. at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Dispatch ran the license plate and said tabs were expired. The driver, a 22-year-old New Ulm man, did not know why the tabs were expired with dispatch but registration was current. A report went to the city attorney.

• Talked with a 26-year-old New Ulm woman Sunday who wanted to report an OFP violation. The woman said her 25-year-old boyfriend of New Ulm sent her flowers and she had a receipt from a business that delivered them. Reports went to Brown County Probation and the Brown County Attorney.

• Took a call about juveniles on top of Marktplatz Mall at 5:46 p.m. Sunday. Police saw boys running from the area and detained them at St. Paul’s Church parking lot. The boys gave police false names and birthdays. they were eventually identified as New Ulm 16 and 17-year-olds. Reports went to the Brown County Attorney and Probation.

• Took a report of a 17-year-old run away male at 6:12 p.m. Sunday. He was located in a garage at 7:15 p.m. Monday and returned to his parents. Reports went to Brown County Human Services and the Brown County Attorney for consideration of 5th-degree controlled substance charges.

• Responded to an assault report at 9:13 p.m. Sunday. A 19-year-old Tell City, Indiana male said he was assaulted by a 45-year-old New Ulm woman who tried to knock a cell phone out of his hand, after a road rage incident on Broadway. A report went to the city attorney.

• Talked with Emerson Union Apartments management Monday about what appeared to be abandoned vehicle in the parking lot. Police checked a license plate and learned the vehicle was stolen in Granite Falls. Granite Falls Police said the theft suspect is a 43-year-old Granite Falls man. The vehicle was towed to the police impound lot. A report went to Granite Falls Police.

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash at 7:27 a.m. Monday at 12th North St. near Franklin St. A 2015 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Logan Michael Lee, 18, Courtland, rear-ended a 2017 Jeff Grand Cherokee driven by Dawn Marie Brown, 57, St. Peter. The Malibu had front end damage but was not disabled. Damage was minor to the Jeep. Both drivers wore seat belts and were not injured.

• Were called to Emerson Union Apartments for a disturbance at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. Police learned a 27-year-old New Prague man who is prohibited from being with a 30-year-old New Ulm woman, left prior to their arrival. Police did not find the man. A report went to the county attorney for consideration of a felony no contact order violation.

• Responded to a one-vehicle crash at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at 16th South Street and Valley St. Luke Ahlers, 27, of New Ulm, turned northbound in a Valley St. alley and hit a power pole. Vehicle damage was moderate. Ahlers was not injured.

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash at 3:06 p.m. Thursday at Oak Street and Highland Ave. A 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Julian Pearse, 18, New Ulm, was in a roundabout when it collided with a 2002 Dodge Ram driven by Savanah McDuffie, 16, New Ulm. the Impala had moderate rear door door, fender and tail light damage. The Dodge was not damaged.

Minnesota State Patrol

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash on TH 30, Adrian Township, Watonwan county at 5:54 p.m. Monday. A 1999 Chrysler 300 driven by Kriana Oriella Phaly, 25, Butterfield and a 1051 8N tractor driven by David Glenn Rahn, 61, Butterfield, collided while both westbound. Phaly was transported to a St. James hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Rahn was not injured. The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office and St. James Ambulance assisted.


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