New Ulm Police Chief charged on Friday 29 Aug 15

New Ulm Police Chief Myron Wieland was charged Friday with two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Faribault County District Court. Bail was set at $5,000. Wieland is scheduled to return to court Monday. He was arrested without incident Wednesday for an incident that took place at his residence on Monday. According to the criminal complaint a woman called the New Ulm Police Department upset and asked to speak to a sergeant. The woman says they were having an argument when Wieland became upset and threw the woman against the wall and the bed. According to court documents the woman said the behavior was not normal for Wieland. In order to avoid a conflict of interest the incident was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Conviction of any of the charges would not bar Wieland from holding a Minnesota peace officer license.