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Howard Lake man escapes injury in weekend traffic crash near New Ulm
A Wright County man escaped injury in a weekend traffic crash near New Ulm.
The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) reports that around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21, a Dodge pickup truck and a GMC SUV collided in Cottonwood Township in Brown County. Authorities said that the pickup the SUV were both southbound on Highway 15 when they collided.
Officials say the driver of the pickup, 74-year-old Reuben Bode of Courtland sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and was treated at the New Ulm Hospital.
The driver of the SUV, 62-year-old Donald Sturm of Howard Lake, was not injured.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the New Ulm Police, and Allina EMS assisted the State Patrol at the scene of the crash.
Lester Prairie man arrested and charged with assault
A Lester Prairie man was arrested and has been charged with assault after an incident involving his sister and a police officer early Sunday morning.
According to the complaint, at about 1:15 a.m., Officer Emilie Berry was dispatched to a residence on Lincoln Avenue in Lester Prairie on the report of a disturbance.
On arrival, Berry observed a female waiting at the door of the apartment. As Berry was speaking with her, the brother, later identified as 29-year-old Fabian Osbel Serna, exited the apartment screaming profanities. Berry instructed Serna to stop but he refused and started screaming at Berry while advancing towards her, despite Berry’s commands to stop. Serna continued to yell and pushed Berry into a corner of the entryway. Berry placed her right hand on Serna’s chest to stop his advancement on her, but Serna pushed her out of the way, at which time Berry exited the apartment building, but Serna continued to yell and advance on her.
Upon the arrival of additional officers, Serna was taken into custody.
Berry was not injured.
The woman said Serna is her brother and resides at the apartment with her and came home intoxicated, screamed at her, threw items around, broke property and she was in fear because of his conduct.
Serna has been charged with one count of 4th Degree Assault of a Peace Officer (Gross Misdemeanor) and one count of Misdemeanor Domestic Assault.
Woman charged after alleged assault in Lester Prairie
An Apple Valley woman was arrested and charged after her ex-boyfriend says she attempted to hit him with a tire iron and with her truck in Lester Prairie the morning of Oct. 11, according to local authorities.
At just after 10 a.m., Lester Prairie Police responded to a report of people fighting at Casey’s General Store.
According to the complaint, the victim told police that 33-year-old Amanda Killeen Carlson went crazy and attempted to hit him with a tire iron and with her truck.
The complaint says police obtained a statement from an employee at Casey’s saying she saw Carlson swinging a tire iron at the victim and saw her driving the truck.
Carlson was located and arrested in the nearby Lester Prairie Clinic parking lot.
According to the complaint, Carlson said her boyfriend was having some kind of mental health episode. She also admitted to driving and knew her license was revoked.
Carlson was taken to the McLeod County Jail and a search of her backpack yielded about 6.5 grams of a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
She’s been charged with one count each of Felony Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Possession, Misdemeanor Fifth Degree Assault, and Misdemeanor Driving After Revocation.
Buffalo Teen, 15, arrested in Golden Valley gas station carjacking
A teenage boy is in custody in connection to the carjacking of teenage sisters Monday evening at a Twin Cities gas station.
According to Golden Valley police it happened at the Speedway on the 1900 block of Douglas Drive North at about 8:37 p.m. The 16-year-old sister told investigators she was filling her 2018 Lexus RX with gas, while her 14-year-old sister stayed inside the vehicle.
Bloomington police tracked down the Lexus about two hours later, which contained the suspect and three other teens. The 15-year-old was arrested, and is awaiting criminal charges.
Golden Valley police did not say if they believe the suspect has any connection to the string of carjacking’s in the city in the past month, including the armed theft of a golfer’s Audi A5 last week outside of Theodore Wirth Golf Club.
Wright County in Heat Advisory Tuesday, June 14
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Advisory for the Twin Cities metro area and a Heat Advisory for much of the eastern part of Minnesota for Tuesday, June 14, including Wright County. Air temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to high 90s with heat indices of around 100 degrees are expected.
Those with health conditions who don’t have be outside are advised to stay somewhere cool. For those who have to be outside, they are advised to remain hydrated because heat-related illness can happen quickly.