Crime

Clarification Wanted Concerning Marsy’s Law

Media Attorney Says Marsy's Law is Unclear When it Comes to Release of Information

A North Dakota media lawyer says Marsy’s Law is causing confusion over what information should be made public. Attorney Jack McDonald says when some information isn’t made public, it can become a public safety concern. Supporters of Marsy’s Law say it gives victims more protection and rights. However, a Bismarck lawmaker says one police department in the state is refusing…

Remains Found in Cass County Confirmed as Missing Vadnais Woman

Authorities say Michelle Newell was reported missing September 8th

CASS COUNTY, N.D. The sheriff’s office confirms the human remains found in rural Cass County are that of a missing Minnesota woman. Michelle Newell, 45 of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota went missing this past September. Her remains were found during a search in early December. Timothy Barr is charged with manslaughter and is currently being held in the Cass County Jail.

Fargo Man Facing Murder Charges

Timothy Porter, 31, is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason once in the chest with an 18-inch samurai-style knife with a 10-inch blade early Saturday morning.

A Fargo man has been charged with murder in a weekend stabbing. Timothy Porter, 31, is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason once in the chest with an 18-inch samurai-style knife with a 10-inch blade early Saturday morning. Police say Porter admitted to stabbing Bjarnason during a fight. They say Porter told them that he pulled a samurai style knife from…

Jamestown Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours

  JAMESTOWN, N.D. Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours. Officers say they thought he was armed after barricading himself inside. The front door and window are ripped out leaving the home a complete mess. Police say they had to use tear gas to arrest 33-year-old Troy Elhard. Michael Freitas says he’s been…

Police Looking for Car After Crash with Train

A dark colored Grand Prix took off after being struck by a train in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. Moorhead police are looking for a vehicle after it crashed into a train and took off. Police say they’re looking for information on a dark colored four door Grand Prix with heavy damage to its right rear corner panel. They say the vehicle was hit at the intersection of 20th Street and Main Avenue around 6 pm after…

Dispute Leads to Alleged Christmas Eve Murder

One man is in jail and another dead after an early morning dispute at a Fargo home.

FARGO, N.D. In the early hours of this morning, a tragedy unfolded in a Fargo neighborhood. A domestic dispute ending in the alleged murder of a 26–year–old Fargo man. Police responded to a call at this home at about 4:20 am. When they arrived, they found two men and a woman. One of the men had suffered a stab wound…

New York Mills Teacher Arrested For Criminal Sexual Conduct

Kris Koll Held In Otter Tail County Jail

A New York Mills high school teacher has been taken into custody on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Agriculture teacher Kris Koll is being held in the Otter Tail County jail on the felony charge. New York Mills Superintendent Blaine Novak says a complaint has been filed and Koll is on administrative leave. Additional details have not been released due…

UPDATE: Man Did Not Shoot Himself In The Face, Could Still Be Charged

Waubun Man Was At A Residence In Callaway

It appears a man did not shoot himself in the face after all. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office has put out an updated statement that says 38-year-old William Keezer’s gunshot wound to his face was “not” self-inflicted. They did not say who shot Keezer or how it happened. But they do say charges are pending against Keezer. They are not…

Three Men Are Arrested For Assault At Moorhead Apartment

Assault Happened Late Tuesday Night

Three people have been arrested for an assault last night in south Moorhead. Miguel Flores, 21, of Moorhead, Kevin Hernandez, 28,  and Marcus Hernandez, 32, both of Dilworth, face charges of burglary, assault and use of a replica firearm. Police responded to a call at 511 32nd Avenue South shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday on reports two people had been…

Leonard Man Arrested For Convenience Store Burglary

Broke Into M & M Convenience

A man has been arrested for a burglary at a convenience store in Leonard, North Dakota. Matthew Groom, 26, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Cass County deputies responded to an alarm at M & M Convenience around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Their investigation led them to a nearby apartment complex where Groom was taken into custody….