Crime

LIVE: Clay County Sheriff’s Race

We interview this first of a field of four candidates.

Clay County is losing its longtime sheriff Bill Bergquist this fall. He’s retiring after decades with the department, and four people are vying for the chance to replace him. Among them is a longtime detective with Bergquist’s department. Jason Hicks has investigated many of the highest-profile crimes in the county over the past decade. Hicks says he’s looking for a…

Grand Forks Police Dealing With Black Bear In Town

Grand Forks Police are asking residents to stay away from University Park.

Cpl. Schiller and K9 Bear ran into a long lost relative this morning taking a leisurely stroll through University Park! Posted by University of North Dakota Police Department on Monday, July 16, 2018 GRAND FORKS, ND — (VIDEO) Grand Forks Police along with Game and Fish officers are working to safely remove a bear near the UND campus. As of…

Fargo Police Thank Young Crime Fighters In Drug Bust

They quickly pointed out which way Mcclain was running and cheered on detectives as they gave chase on foot.

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police are thanking a group of young crime fighters after a drug bust on Thursday. According to the Fargo Police Department Facebook page the following happened: On Thursday July 12th, the Fargo Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Metro Street Crimes Unit served a narcotics search warrant at a local motel room. As officers were making…

Keys Stolen From Fargo Auto Dealer

Police were dispatched to Luther Ford, 3302 36 Street South on a burglary call.

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police arrested a 22 year old man after keys were stolen from a car dealer. Police were dispatched to Luther Ford, 3302 36 Street South on a burglary call. An employee called police after seeding a male running out of the building. When Police arrived they found William Cole, Fargo, in the north side of the…

Fargo Liquor Store Robbed Overnight

Fargo police say the robbery happened late Wednesday night just before midnight at the Royal Liquors on Main Avenue.

Fargo, N.D.– Police are investigating an overnight armed robbery at a Fargo liquor store. Fargo police say the robbery happened late Wednesday night just before midnight at the Royal Liquors on Main Avenue. An employee told police the suspect entered the store and pointed a gun at him demanding case from the register. He then pointed the gun at a second…

Preliminary Hearing Delayed for Fargo Man Charged with Killing His Wife

Since Louis Averson is still hospitalized, his hearing will be continued on August 9

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man who allegedly killed his wife as part of a suicide pact did not appear in court today. Louis Averson, 85, is still hospitalized. His attorneys say he is not at a stage in his recovery to make a plea in court. Averson and his late wife Ila, 85, allegedly tried to kill themselves by keeping…

Suspect In Grand Forks Standoff Dies In Jail

Jail administrator Bret Burkholder said that Nelson had been in the correctional facility for just over an hour after being medically cleared.

Samuel Nelson, 36 of Grand ForksGrand Forks, N.D. (KNOX/KFGO) – A 36-year old man who was the subject of a police standoff in Grand Forks on Monday afternoon has died. Jail and law enforcement officials confirm the death of Samuel Nelson. Jail administrator Bret Burkholder said that Nelson had been in the correctional facility for just over an hour after…

Names of Grand Forks Officers and Suspected Killed Released

Police Tuesday identified the man as 41-year-old John Francis Murphy III, of Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Grand Forks police say a man fatally shot by two officers was armed, but never fired his weapon before he was killed. Police Tuesday identified the man as 41-year-old John Francis Murphy III, of Grand Forks. Authorities say Murphy was shot early Sunday by Michael Ruit and Jordan Drees after the officers perceived his actions…

Grand Forks Police End Shelter In Place, Suspect Apprehended

The suspect has been apprehended, though the scene remains active, there is no longer a public safety concern.

Samuel Nelson, 36 of Grand ForksUPDATE 6:20 PM – Authorities have identified the suspect in a Monday afternoon standoff as 36-year-old Samuel Nelson of Grand Forks. Grand Forks Police say officers tried to take Nelson into custody for five warrants when he ran into an apartment building on the 1100 block of 14th Avenue South. Witnesses say it appeared like…

One Man Dead and Two Officers on Administrative Leave After Shooting in Grand Forks

We do know that when police showed up on scene, two people were near the intersection of 22nd Street and 24th Avenue

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One man is dead and two officers are on administrative leave after a shooting in Grand Forks. “At 3:17 am on July 8th, 2018 grand forks police officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of south 22nd street in response to a report of a suicidal subject armed with a fire arm,” said Chief Mark Nelson…