New Ulm Teen Burglary Suspect Arrested 03 Dec 11

A traffic stop in New Ulm on Thursday night led to the arrest of a New Ulm teen suspected in taking part in at least 30 area burglaries. New Ulm Police on routine patrol stopped a red Chevy Cavalier in a downtown parking lot at just after 10:30 Thursday night due to loud exhaust. The driver was 19-year-old Tyler J. Rowley of New Ulm. Police then reportedly spotted illegal fireworks in the back seat the vehicle. When it was searched they uncovered synthetic marijuana, bottles of alcohol, a GPS unit, binoculars, various hunting supplies, deer antlers, a deer license made out to someone else, and more items believed to have been stolen from several New Ulm area homes and garages. Rowley was arrested and taken to the Brown County Jail. On Friday he was charged with gross misdemeanor possession of stolen property as well as misdemeanor possession of synthetic cannabinoids and alcohol by a person under 21. His bail was set at $12,000.