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Albert Lea cops thwart burglary attempt

ALBERT LEA, MN — Albert Lea cops thwarted a burglary attempt this week.

On August 11th, 2021 at approximately 2224 hours, Albert Lea Police Department (ALPD) officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence on the 400 block of Ulstad Avenue. Information provided by Dispatch was that a male was located in a detached garage by the reporting party and had displayed a tire iron when the homeowners approached him. The suspect was last seen getting into a vehicle that was parked in the alley behind the residence.

An ALPD officer was in the area and observed the suspect vehicle driving in reverse on Johnson Street. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to yield. A vehicle pursuit was initiated and ultimately ended in the 200 block of Charlotte Avenue. The suspect fled from the vehicle on foot and was taken into a custody a short distance away.

The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Michael Paul Hubers of Albert Lea. Hubers was taken to MCHS-Albert Lea for precautionary medical evaluation before being transported to the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center.

Hubers faces charges of felony 3rd degree burglary, felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, felony 5th degree controlled substance possession, felony DUI (under the influence of controlled substance), and felony refusal to submit to a chemical test. In addition, Hubers had an outstanding felony warrant out of Freeborn County for domestic assault no contact order (DANCO) violation.
ALPD was assisted by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Albert Lea Fire Rescue.

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