New Ulm man facing felonies for attempted drug theft at Walgreens 10 Mar 17

New Ulm Police have taken into custody and charged  a 40-year-old New Ulm man for demanding Schedule II drugs from the pharmacy at Walgreens in New Ulm Tuesday afternoon. According to the criminal complaint, a male approached the Walgreens Counter around 4 p.m. Tuesday with a note that demanded “Oxy’s” and also said if his demands were met, no one got hurt. When the clerk went to get the manager the suspect fled. The following day the New Ulm Police Department received a tip from a medical care provider saying Jason Michael Waltz of New Ulm had called upset about not being able to refill his prescription Oxycodone pills and threatened to rob a pharmacy. Also on Wednesday authorities received word from Sibley County that Waltz went to Guidepoint Pharmacy in Winthrop and stated he was with Alliance Security and was there to perform some maintenance on their controlled substance 2 cabinet. The co-owner of the pharmacy became suspicious when she didn’t know anything about it. Waltz stated he would retrieve the paperwork from the van and fled the scene. A search warrant of Waltz’s residence was executed and officers found a jacket and a baseball cap that matched the jacket and cap the suspect was wearing on the Walgreens surveillance video. Waltz was taken to the Brown County Jail and  charged with felonies for attempted simple robbery and attempted theft.