Crime

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…

Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting is Charged

Witnesses say Matthew Allard threatened to shoot everyone as he was leaving the Breckenridge house

A Breckenridge man has been charged with attempted murder for a shooting last Thursday night at a home in Breckenridge. Matthew Allard, 27, is accused of shooting Issac Herrera during an argument. Herrera was shot in the stomach and remains in a Fargo hospital. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as he was leaving…

Moorhead Snowplow Driver Cited in Injury Crash

The driver was cited after police say he crossed the centerline and caused the accident

One person was hurt and the driver of a Moorhead city snow plow was cited following a crash. It happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Highway 75 near the 15th Avenue North intersection. Police say the snowplow was southbound when it crossed the highway centerline, forcing the northbound car to take evasive action to avoid a head-on crash. The two…

Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Malaterre Sentenced in North Fargo Drive-By Shooting

The shooter, Patrick Watson, was sentenced to five years

A woman charged for her role in a drive-by shooting in north Fargo last April is sentenced. Katie Malaterre pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to criminal conspiracy. The judge gave Malaterre supervised probation for two years. The shooter, Patrick Watson of West Fargo, was sentenced earlier to five years after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment. The drive-by shooting…

Perham Man Arrested, One Hospitalized in Accidental Shooting

Police say they believe the shooting was an accidental discharge

One man was arrested and another man was flown to a Fargo hospital after what Perham police believe was an accidental shooting. It happened Saturday afternoon at a house which contains several apartments on 2nd Street Southwest. Police tell us Melvin Spooner’s gun went off in his upstairs apartment, striking a person in a downstairs apartment. The name and condition…

Dickinson Man Turns Himself in After Fatal Truck vs. Pedestrian Crash

The name of the victim has not yet been released

A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup on New Year’s Day in Dickinson. Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, is in custody for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Police say the victim was struck by the pickup about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene but…

Shakopee Teacher Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mankato

Police say an officer confronted Chase Tuseth and the two of them struggled before the officer fired at him

A man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Mankato over the weekend was a teacher at a school in Shakopee. Chase Tuseth first started working at the Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee as a science and P.E. teacher in August. Police responded to a disturbance Saturday morning at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato. They say Tuseth was…

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted in Fatal Rapid City Stabbing

Police arrested 26-year-old Joseph Rich who is the suspect in the killing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr.

Rapid City police have arrested a suspect in a New Year’s Day homicide. Joseph Rich, 26, of Rapid City, is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Juan Legarda Jr., of Rapid City, about 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers who responded to the disturbance found three injured people. Legarda was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two were…

Fargo Woman Charged With DUI After Crashing Dealership Vehicle into Fire Hydrant

A woman allegedly crashes into a fire hydrant after taking a car from a Moorhead car lot

MOORHEAD, Minn. Police arrested a 27–year–old Fargo woman after she allegedly crashed a vehicle into a fire hydrant in Moorhead. The Moorhead Police Department says the woman was test driving a black Nissan Murano when she knocked off the fire hydrant at 50 miles per hour. The hydrant was not connected to the water main. When officials arrived, they found…