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Man arrested for drug possession, other violations

Police arrested Teontae Tazjion Thomas, 19, for felony removal of a serial number on a firearm, felony fifth-degree possession of over 42.5 grams of marijuana, felony fifth-degree possession and gross misdemeanor possession of a firearm by an ineligible person after a traffic stop at 6:44 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Garfield Avenue and East Main Street. 


Items illegally dumped

Illegal dumping was reported at 2:43 p.m. Monday at 90100 Freeborn County Road 46. 


1 cited for underage consumption

Police cited Jesus Lara Rangel, 19, for underage consumption after a traffic stop at 2:32 a.m. Monday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and South Shore Drive. 


Identity theft reported

Police received a report of identity theft at 12:44 p.m. Monday. The caller reportedly lived in Texas and someone in Albert Lea  had used his identity to open a Minnesota Energy account. 


Campaign signs stolen

Two Biden campaign signs were reported stolen at 2:58 p.m. Monday at 120 N. Third Ave. 

DFL campaign signs were reported taken at 5:06 p.m. Monday at 1502 Southview Lane.