Crime

196 Grams of Heroin Seized in Becker County

Authorities were investigating the case for upwards of a month before the arrests were made.

BECKER COUNTY, Minn.–Three individuals have been arrested for selling large quantities of heroin in Becker and Mahnomen counties. The Minnesota State Patrol with assistance from a Becker County Sheriff K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on January 8. During which they seized 196 grams of purported heroin, two grams of purported cocaine and $6,274. Thirty-eight-year-old David Lee Verner, 57-year-old Vincent…

No Charges Filed in Hit-and-Run Incident in Grand Forks

Anyone with information is asked to call 701-787-8000.

UPDATE: No charges will be filed in the hit-and-run incident that happened in a Hugo’s parking lot on Tuesday. The Grand Forks Police Department identified the driver who left the scene as 63-year-old Naomi Koehn of Grafton, N.D. Koehn was cooperative and told police she didn’t realize she had struck anyone. She was driving a Honda CRV that did not…

Becker County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Fake Officer

The man is described as being 25 to 30-years-old, 6 feet tall with a goatee beard.

CUBA TOWNSHIP, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims that a woman was pulled over by a man impersonating a police officer. The woman was driving north on County Highway 7 when the vehicle in front of her activated white and blue lights in the rear window. She drove in front of the vehicle and pulled over. A man…

Man Sentenced In Shooting Death Outside Fargo McDonald’s

FARGO, N.D. — Miguel Cooley was sentenced this morning to 35 years in prison for killing 20 year old Gabriel Perez outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Fargo. The Moorhead man received a 50 year sentence, with 35 years to be served in prison and with good behavior 10 years of  supervised probation to follow. Prosecutor Josh Traiser said if Cooley…

Man Arrested after Hours-Long Standoff in Sauk Centre

The woman who made the initial call for the home and the 9-year-old child were not hurt.

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (FOX 9)–A man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after an hours-long standoff in Sauk Centre, Minnesota where police say a child was inside the home and a gun was fired. Officers say they were first called around 6:30 a.m. to the scene on the 600 block of Pine Street South. According to investigators, the initial call…

Three Arrested after Brief Pursuit in Grand Forks

The vehicle was stopped using a PIT maneuver.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Three people were arrested after fleeing from Grand Forks Police shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday. Police attempted to stop an SUV in the 500 block of North 5th Street when the driver began to flee. The vehicle was stopped using a PIT maneuver in the 900 block of North Washington Street. Two people exited the vehicle and…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Fleeing Police on Snowmobile

Forty-four-year-old Joel Novak was arrested for fleeing.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–A Grand Forks man was arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to flee from a Polk County Deputy. The Deputy was near the Fisher Rest area off Highway 2 when he noticed two snowmobile riders. He tried to make contact, but they fled in different directions. The deputy located one of the snowmobiles and tried to make contact…

Minneapolis VA Cited after 2018 Suicide of Veteran

It's the second time the medical center was cited after a suicide.

MINNEAPOLIS–The Minneapolis VA Health Care Center has been cited for failures in connection with the 2018 suicide of a veteran in its care. It’s the second time that a federal watchdog has cited the medical center after a suicide. In a report this week, the VA Office of Inspector General found that three staff members failed to share the man’s…

Police Searching for Suspect after Early Morning Pursuit

Police are working to identify and locate the driver.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Police arrested one person and are searching for another after an early morning pursuit on Friday. When police attempted a traffic stop, the driver refused to stop and drove over the Kennedy Bridge into East Grand Forks. The East Grand Forks Police Department continued the pursuit until the driver drove back into Grand Forks where the…