Target worker catches 2 suspects

Published 9:30am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Man cited for burning violation

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies cited Matthew Herbert Brand for burning prohibited materials Tuesday morning after deputies and firefighters were called to 85111 Shady Lane in Hollandale for a report of a white shed that was on fire in Maple Island on the north side of State Highway 251. The fire was a controlled burn that had not been called in.


Building spray-painted

A building at 601 W. College St. was reported spray-painted at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, according to Albert Lea police.


Target worker catches 2 suspects

AUSTIN — A Target loss prevention employee caught two suspected thieves Sunday who may have stolen from the store at least three times.

According to the Mower County District Court complaint, the employee called police, and officers arrived and blocked the vehicle in which the two suspects were loading with retail items at about 6:30 p.m. The employee showed police video surveillance of the two Austin suspects, Yoanna Hernandez-Vera, 20, and Andres Vazquez-Garcia, 25, and tallied the stolen items at $1,070.

Both suspects admitted to stealing from the store, according to the court complaint, and Hernandez-Vera admitted to stealing from Target on Dec. 1 and 16, too. Both were charged Tuesday with felony theft. Their next court appearance is Jan. 17.