Tanker tips over

Published 8:56 am Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Freeborn County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a tanker on its side along County Road 71, north of County Road 46, at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday. The semi reportedly slid on the gravel and tipped due to slick road conditions. Allen’s Tow-N-Travel pulled the vehicle out. The driver was reportedly transported to Albert Lea Medical Center for minor chest pains.

Cars crash

Albert Lea police responded to a traffic crash at 411 S. Broadway Ave. at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday. According to the police report, two vehicles collided and no damages or injuries were reported.

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Another crash was reported at the intersection of West Clark Street and Euclid Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police reports indicated no injuries.

Freeborn County sheriff’s deputies responded to a traffic crash at 20113 767 Ave. at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday. A vehicle reportedly slid into a sign and went into the ditch. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.

Minors busted

Christopher Renteria, 19, was cited for illegal consumption, illegal possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia and violating the city’s social host ordinance by Albert Lea police at 3 a.m. Tuesday at 2301 E. Main St. Brooke Lynn Possehl, 18, was cited for illegal consumption and taken to jail for a probation violation. Jenna Rose Donahue, 18, was cited for illegal consumption.

Hit and run

Albert Lea police responded to a hit-and-run crash at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday at 423 St. Thomas Ave. Damage was reported to a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked outside. A report was filed.

Minor fires reported

Local law enforcement officials responded to two minor fires on Tuesday.

Albert Lea police responded to a report of a fire in an exhaust fan at 12:08 p.m. Tuesday at 810 Troy Road. The fire was out by the time police arrived.

Freeborn County sheriff’s deputies responded to a fire one mile south of New Richland at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday. The report shows that the subject had a permit to burn an old shed under a controlled fire but hadn’t called it in. No report was filed.

Money stolen

A check was reported stolen from a mailbox at 205 1/2 S. Ermina Ave. at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday. A report was filed with Albert Lea police.

Damages reported on Pearl Street

Albert Lea police responded to two reports of criminal damages at two different addresses on South Pearl Street Tuesday afternoon. The first call was received at 3:02 p.m. at 233 S. Pearl St. Windows had been broken out of two vehicles. At 3:27 p.m., police responded to a call at 239 S. Pearl St., where windows had been broken out of one vehicle belonging to a different owner. Police reported the cause was likely BB or pellet guns. Reports were filed in both incidents.

Last Friday was a mess

Eight inches of snow Friday morning on top of already ice and snow-packed roads caused slick roadways and several collisions on Christmas Eve. Not all the reports of the traffic problems made it into the Monday and Tuesday Tribune issues. Here are the others:

The Albert Lea Police Department responded to several traffic crashes in town due to slick roads on Friday.

No injuries were reported in any of the following incidents:

• A traffic crash at the intersection of West Main Street and South Washington Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

• A Dodge Durango and a pickup truck reportedly collided Friday at 10:56 a.m. at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and East Front Street.

• A Pontiac Vibe and an SUV reportedly collided at the intersection of Garden Road and North Lane at 11:27 a.m. Friday.

• A city plow hit a parked car at 404 E. Fifth St. Friday at 11:30 a.m.

• A two-vehicle accident at 620 E. Main St. Friday at 1:21 p.m.

• A three-car accident at East Hawthorne Street and Bridge Avenue Friday at 4:12 p.m.

Youth conference begins Thursday

Winter Meltdown Youth Conference will begin Thursday, Dec. 30, and ends Jan. 2, 2011. Special speaker will be Andrew J. Willis from River of Life Church, Houston, Texas. Activities will include praise and worship, day classes, evening services, bowling, and trip to Mall of America. Cost is $10 per youth. All meals provided, accommodations at Grace Christian Church and shower facilities available at Grace Christian Church. Evening services open to all ages. All services to be held at Grace Christian Church, 501 W. College St., Albert Lea, with the Rev. George and Rev. Jill Marin. For more information call 473-0376.