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• We received a report of a two-vehicle crash with no reported injuries at 4:49 PM on September 14th. Frederick W. Lenz, 89, of St. James, was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram westbound on North 1st Street and stopped at a railroad crossing near 1st Street. North and Valley, the crossing was thought to have been struck by a train driven by Thomas Herman Behsman, 55, Madison Lake. The car was severely damaged. Lenz wore his seatbelt.
• A report of a $30.62 gasoline trip was obtained from Express Lane, 627 Minnesota St. N. at 3:33 pm on September 12. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored four-door vehicle. A report was prepared for documentation.
• We received a suspicious activity report from Brown County Human Services at 4:01 PM on September 12th regarding a disturbing voicemail message received at a business. Police received a similar call a week ago from the same phone number. The caller was upset with human services and the community. Police are working with Verizon to identify the caller.
• Obtained a school bus stop arm violation report from the New Ulm bus lines at Minnesota St. N and 1st Street at 12:46 PM on September 13th. Police watched surveillance cameras and saw the violation. Police spoke with the offender, a 70-year-old New Ulm man, who admitted to seeing the bus stop arm extended and lit up. He was issued a citation.
• A 12-year-old New Ulm Middle School student was cited for possession of tobacco on school property at 12:50 p.m. on Sept. 13.
• An 18-year-old New Ulm man was stopped for speeding at TH 15th Street and Cottonwood Avenue at 6:56 pm on September 13th. Police smelled marijuana in the suspect’s car and found drug paraphernalia and marijuana in it. A report was sent to the prosecutor’s office of New Ulm.
• I spoke to a 79-year-old New Ulm woman who said there was a man living in her attic, something she had claimed before. The woman said she was seeking the services of a psychiatrist. A report was sent to Brown County Human Services.
• Three calls were received about loud explosions at New Ulm Steel & Recycling, 218 S. 19th St., at 3:52 p.m. on Sept. 14. Police monitored noise levels for 10 minutes and did not believe the noise was excessive. New Ulm Steel employees said one of the machines backfired. A report has been sent to the New Ulm City Council.
• A vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation at North 16th and State at 10:43 p.m. on Sept. 14. A 43-year-old New Ulm man was arrested on an active warrant out of Le Sueur County. He was taken to jail where he paid the amount of the warrant. A report was prepared for documentation.
• A 44-year-old New Ulm woman told police at 9:48 a.m. Sept. 15 that she received a phone call from a 42-year-old New Ulm man who was using profane language. The woman said she hung up but the man called again and she didn’t know who he was. I requested a report for documentation.
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