Crime

Dilworth Police Chief: We Have a Person of Interest On Camera In Walmart Disturbance

The Dilworth Walmart was evacuated and 200 customers and employees safely left the store.

DILWORTH, Minn. — After reviewing surveillance footage, Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe, says they believe they have a picture of the person who placed a 911 call that caused a disturbance last week. The Dilworth Walmart was evacuated and 200 customers and employees safely left the store. Dispatchers received a 911 call saying a man was spotted in the hardware…

Man Facing Multiple Charges After Bomb Found in His Vehicle

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb.

WILLMAR, MN– It was just a home-made sparkler, a Benson, Minnesota man, who’s now facing multiple charges told the police, after they found a bomb in his pickup truck Monday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb. According to the sheriff, “It had inside materials that were used…

Minneapolis Police Investigate 3rd Homicide This Week

Friday's homicide is the 22nd in the city this year.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minneapolis police are investigating the city’s third homicide in less than a week. Officers and paramedics were sent to north Minneapolis about 1 a.m. Friday where a man was found lying on the street. Police say he was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he died. Homicide detectives spoke with a number of people…

Officers to Work Extra DWI Enforcement Shifts

Drunk-driving related crashes contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018.

St. Paul, MN–Officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies will be working extra DWI enforcement shifts starting August 16 and running through September 2. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported a significant increase in drunk-driving related crashes that contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018, the most since 2015. DPS also reported that nearly 27,000 drivers were…

Man Charged in Mandan Walmart Stabbing

Twenty-four-year-old Hilario Flores is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of using a needle nose pliers to stab a person outside a Walmart store in Mandan is facing felony charges. Twenty-four-year-old Hilario Flores is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing. Flores is accused of stabbing a vendor inside the store last Friday causing a puncture wound in the back of…

Children’s Theatre Says 6 Abuse Victims Settle lawsuits

Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis says it has settled lawsuits filed by six individuals who say they were sexually abused by the former artistic director and two former employees decades ago. The theatre company says terms of the settlement are private. Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater….

Scammers Use Local Numbers to Reach Victims

Gift cards and reload cards are now the number one reported method of payment for imposter scams

FARGO, N.D. — A woman receives a call from the Fargo Police Department’s phone number asking her to pay for fines with gift cards. But police say it’s a scam. Scammers using spoof devices to call victims from a local phone number demanding payment is becoming more common. According to the FTC, gift cards and reload cards are now the…

Man Suspected in Mandan Walmart Assault in jail

Hilario Flores, 24, is in custody for probation violations.

MANDAN, N.D. – Police have arrested a man considered a person of interest in a knife attack last Friday at the Mandan Walmart, but the arrest does not relate to that incident. Hilario Flores, 24, is in custody for probation violations, Deputy Chief Lori Flaten said. The store was evacuated after a person confronted a vendor, pulled a knife and…

Record Use of Solitary Confinement in Minnesota Last Year

The number of solitary sentences has been going up steadily for the last two years.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A record number of Minnesota prison inmates were placed in solitary confinement last year. The Minnesota Department of Corrections placed inmates in solitary more than 8,000 times in 2018. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the number of solitary sentences has been going up steadily for the last two years. Last session, the Minnesota Legislature passed…