Crime

Federal carjacking charges filed against Fargo man

John Poitra was charged in Clay County on March 17th

FARGO, N.D. — On March 17th, John Poitra, 30, was arrested after allegedly threatening to stab a man in Fargo, stealing their car and fleeing into Minnesota were he was taken into custody. “The deputy had just started a shift, he was right in the area when the call came out,” said Clay County Sheriff, Mark Empting. “He immediately saw…

Fargo Police Warn of Felony Lane Gang in F-M Community

Fargo Police say even though fitness facilities are closed, daycares remain open and common targets.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department says it has reason to believe the Felony Lane Gang has returned to the Fargo-Moorhead community. The nationwide theft ring targets unattended vehicles in parking lots and takes purses, cash, credit cards, checkbooks and IDs. Fargo had at least 12 cases linked to the group in January 2018 and activity reported again in 2019. Fitness…

Man Charged with Murder after Victim Dies Following Assault in Hawley

UPDATE: The Hawley Police Department says the 52-year-old Moorhead man who was assaulted on April 2 has died from his injuries. The Clay County Attorney’s Office filed formal charges against the two people arrested during the investigation on Monday. Fifty-year-old Christopher Vincent Greywater has been charged with 2nd degree murder without intent while committing a felony. Forty-year-old Devonna Rose Waybenais…

LIVE: Pandemic Profiteers and Illegal Evictions

It's hard to follow stay at home orders if you're kicked out of your home. So Minnesota's AG wants to hear from you.

Money is tough to come by for a lot of people right now, and putting price hikes on things like rice, toilet paper and hand sanitizer is exactly what none of us consumers need. But that’s what investigators with the Minnesota State Attorney General’s office are finding is happening with businesses throughout the state to people just like you. Not…

Fargo Police Warn of Grandparent Scams Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is warning people about scams that target grandparents specifically. Police say scammers pose as grandchildren who are supposedly in trouble and need money wired to them immediately. The scammers will say they need help paying a hospital bill or leaving a foreign country in the midst of COVID-19. In order to avoid falling victim to…

Man arrested and charged with fleeing from North Dakota Troopers

He led them on a high speed chase early Saturday morning

FARGO, N.D. — 47-year-old Daniel Wald of Fargo was arrested and charged with fleeing after leading North Dakota State Troopers on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning. Wald was traveling the wrong way on I-29 in Richland County. After troopers tried to stop him, Wald fled and troopers began the pursuit. He pulled over 3 miles north of the South…

Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder after Shooting Man

Police say all three people involved knew each other.

UPDATE: Forty-year-old Ellen Klaypenh was arrested for attempted murder. Fargo Police say the victim is expected to live. They are not releasing any other information at this time.   FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police are investigating an incident that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound on Thursday. Officers responded to the 1500 block of 27 Avenue South at approximately 8…

West Fargo Police rescue man from arson fire

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Police display an intense act of heroism during a fire call. They where called to 108 C street where a man had started a fire in another homeowner’s garage as he made threats to shoot the police. Officers made the difficult decision to run into the flames to rescue the man. They are being treated for…

Man Stabbed In Grand Forks Attack

Victim Suffered Apparent Non-Life Threatening

A man is hospitalized after a stabbing in Grand Forks. Police responded to a reported robbery in progress at 8:40 Tuesday night on the 800 block of North 51st Street. Police say a 29-year-old man was stabbed several times in the thigh when he was walking to his parents’ home. The victim went to the hospital with injuries that don’t…