Burglary reported at business

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A burglary was reported at Ad Art, 17486 U.S. Highway 65 in Albert Lea, around 6:42 a.m. Monday.


Loose steer near road

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Someone reported a loose steer by the side of the road near 89735 240th St., east of Moscow, around 10:09 a.m. Monday. Animal control rounded up the steer and put it inside a fence on the property. Police found no one home at the time.


Tool shed broken into, damaged

A report was taken that someone attempted to break into a tool shed and caused damage at 75237 160th St., south of Albert Lea, at 11:07 a.m. Monday.


Man arrested for DWI, revoked license

Zachary Caleb Stewart, no age given, was arrested for DWI at about 2:09 a.m. Tuesday near Freeborn County Road 14 and South 70th Avenue. His vehicle was towed.

Stewart reportedly tested a .13 blood alcohol content level, according to police reports. He is being held for third-degree DWI, driving after revocation and open container violation.


Woman arrested for employee theft

Kathryn Toot, 53, was arrested for theft at Trail’s Travel Center, 820 Happy Trails Lane, at about 11:26 a.m. Monday.


Teens allegedly bail out of stolen, moving car

Five youngsters allegedly bailed out of a moving car that they stole Sunday morning after an Austin police officer started following them.

According to the police report, the officer tried to make a traffic stop at 2:48 a.m., as a car was weaving erratically within its lane near Ninth Place SW and Fourth Street. The car reportedly  “turned wildly” onto 10th Street SW, traveled for several blocks, and five teens jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving forward. The car stopped when it rolled into a tree, and according to an officer, one girl’s foot was run over by one of the tires before she fled.

Officers reportedly chased the suspects and caught four out of the five. The fifth suspect, a 15-year-old girl, reportedly turned herself in at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. That suspect admitted the tire ran over her leg, according to the report; however, she declined medical attention and was walking OK. Suspects involved included two boys, ages 12 and 14; and three girls, one age 14 and two age 15.

A northwest Austin resident later discovered that morning his car was stolen, which was the car in this case. The report has been forwarded to the Mower County Attorney’s office for formal charges. The suspects were turned over to their parents.