Emmons man injured in rollover

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Steven D. McVenes, 57, of Emmons, received injuries that were not life-threatening in a rollover crash at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

McVenes was driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan southbound on Highway 22 in Faribault County when it went off the roadway to the left, before he over-corrected and went off the roadway to the right and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The man was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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No alcohol was detected, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing his seat belt, and the air bags did not deploy. The two-lane highway was reportedly dry and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Faribault County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


Window smashed

A lawn decoration was reported stolen and a window was reported smashed out of a truck at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday at 345 E. Second St., police stated.


Spark plug wires cut

Four spark plug wires were reported cut on a vehicle at 625 E. Fifth St. at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday. The wires were reportedly cut sometime overnight Monday.


Vehicle checks Saturday on I-35 in Iowa

The Iowa State Patrol will conduct vehicle safety inspection checkpoints on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the rest area at milemarker 196 on northbound Interstate 35 in Cerro Gordo County.

According to a news release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, officials will be flagging down vehicles in groups of 10 and directing them into the inspection area.

The goal is to check vehicles to ensure all safety equipment is working properly. Officials will also be checking drivers licenses, registration, plates and insurance cards.