2 injured in Hwy. 13 crash

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Two people were injured Monday morning after a pickup reportedly pulled onto Minnesota Highway 13 into oncoming traffic.

James Lair, 91, of Albert Lea, and Debra Solland, 54, of Lake Mills, were reportedly transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Their conditions as of press time are unknown.

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Albert Lea police stated Solland was driving northbound in the right lane on Highway 13 in a 2004 Chevy Cavalier when Lair, in a 1999 Ford Ranger, reportedly pulled out in front of her from Sunset Street.

Reports stated the road was icy at the time of the crash.


Missing child found safe

A 7-year-old boy reported missing Monday evening was found safe about 20 minutes after Albert Lea police issued an alert for the child.

Police stated the boy was supposed to have taken the bus home from school but had not arrived at home yet, according to a statement at 5:21 p.m.

A statement emailed out at 5:40 p.m. stated the boy had been found.


3 arrested for DWI

Albert Lea police arrested Billy Dean Allen, 44, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after police received a report of a vehicle that had hit a power pole at 12:27 a.m. Saturday at 319 W. Seventh St., according to reports.

Police cited Danny Engsiri, 22, for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop at 2:18 a.m. Sunday at 202 S. Broadway, according to reports.

Police arrested Brent David Drescher, 27, for third-degree driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop at the intersection of West Clark Street and First Avenue at 8:52 a.m. Sunday, reports stated.


Teenager cited after hit-and-run

Albert Lea police cited Emmanuel Dak Wal, 18, for leaving the scene of a crash, driving after revocation and possession of a small amount of marijuana and a reported hit-and-run crash at 202 Glenn Road at 12:10 p.m. Monday, according to reports.


TV reported stolen

A TV was reported stolen from 424 E. Seventh St. at 12:47 p.m. Monday, according to Albert Lea police.


TV stolen from Walmart

A flat screen TV was reported taken from Walmart, 1550 Blake Ave., at 10:42 a.m. Monday, according to police. The incident reportedly took place the day before and could be seen on surveillance video.


Burglary reported

A burglary was reported at Albert Lea Trailer, 2101 Consul St., at 2:21 a.m. today. A money bag was reported taken and was later recovered on Bridge Avenue near the Fountain Lake Dam.


Antiques reported stolen

Several antique items were reported stolen from 107 Main St., Myrtle, at 9:21 a.m. Monday, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. The caller stated he had some roofing done in October and thinks the items were taken then.


Tires reported slashed

Tires were reported slashed on a piece of heavy equipment parked at the Union Center three weeks ago, according to reports. The incident was reported at 2:55 p.m. Monday.


House fire reported

A house fire was reported at 21234 775th Ave. at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, according to Albert Lea police. Reports indicated the cupboards above the stove were on fire.


Woman cited for theft

Police cited Carolyn Mary Schwandt, 49, for theft from Nelson’s Market Place, 1619 W. Main St., at 12:57 p.m. Saturday, according to reports.