Police investigating tampered Halloween candy and other reports

Published 8:37 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017

1 arrested for drug possession

Albert Lea police arrested Wendy Jean Woodson, 55, for third-degree drug possession after a probation check was reported at 12:32 a.m. Thursday at 2320 Hendrickson Road. Woodson was brought in for a urine analysis.

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Thefts reported

A gas drive-off in the amount of $44.10 was reported at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday at 309 E. Main St., Clarks Grove. The suspect’s vehicle was described as an older silver minivan.

An iPhone 7-Plus was reported stolen out of an office at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday at 1204 Plainview Lane. The incident allegedly occurred Monday, and the phone is valued at $800.

4 arrested on warrants

George Joseph Vanryn, 43, was reported arrested on a local warrant by Faribault police at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. VanRyn was taken to a detox facility in Rochester.

Police arrested Nicholas James Hansen, 39, on a Mower County warrant and a probation violation after an unknown emergency was reported at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday at 2218 E. Main St. Authorities met at Petrans transfer station.

Karl Alexander Coombs, 29, turned himself in on a local warrant at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday at 411 S. Broadway Ave.

Cody Shawn Rhyns turned himself in on a local warrant at 4:11 a.m. Thursday at 411 S. Broadway Ave.

Police investigating tampered candy

As of Thursday morning, police were investigating the legitimacy of a statement that candy was tampered with in association with Halloween. An address where the candy came from was not identified, and drug-related tampering is not suspected. Albert Lea Police Department Lt. Darren Hanson advised people make sure there are no holes in candy or other signs that tampering occurred.