Crime

Two Arrested after High Speed Chase in Grand Forks County

A third passenger was released without charges.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Two people were arrested in Grand Forks County after fleeing police at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. A Grand Forks County Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday when the vehicle fled southbound on I-29. The vehicle entered Traill County where a Traill County Sheriff’s deputy deployed a tire deflation device. With…

Police Report Jason Aldean Concert Ticket Scam

The seller used credible payment sources and promised delivery through a common ticket vendor.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department has received reports of a scam involving the sale of Jason Aldean concert tickets. Two victims say they purchased tickets from a private seller. After providing payment through an online payment system, the victims were blocked from contacting the seller and did not receive the tickets. The seller used credible payment sources and…

Grand Forks Police Notify City of High Risk Sex Offender

There are currently ten high risk offenders living in Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is notifying the City and surrounding areas of the presence of a Level III Sex Offender living in Grand Forks. Police say Kelly Tanner moved to 18 1/2 North Washington Street. Tanner is a high risk offender and has a conviction for sexual assault in 2008 and gross sexual imposition in 2003. High…

$3M Bail Set for Man Accused of Shooting Minnesota Officer

Tyler Janovsky made a court appearance on three counts of attempted first-degree murder on Tuesday.

WASECA, Minn.–Bail has been set at $3 million for a man accused of gravely wounding a southern Minnesota police officer in an exchange of gunfire in January. Uniformed officers from Waseca County and Waseca joined dozens of others in a courtroom Tuesday where Tyler Janovsky made an appearance on three counts of attempted first-degree murder. Janovsky is accused of shooting…

Psych Hospital Escapee Charged with Stealing Squad Car

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Mattu Chuol left the treatment center without permission last Thursday.

ANOKA, Minn.–An escapee from a state-operated psychiatric hospital is charged with stealing a police squad car in Anoka County. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Mattu Chuol left the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center without permission last Thursday. Officers arrived and found Chuol walking along a sidewalk. He spotted the squad car and took off. One officer got out of her squad and…

Fargo Man Arrested for Setting Multiple Fires

No one was injured during the incidents.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was arrested for setting multiple fires on Sunday. The Fargo Police and Fire Departments responded to 633 1st Avenue North for reports of a small fire at approximately 6:15 p.m. Authorities had reported to additional fires at the same location earlier in the weekend and determined the fires were being set intentionally. Police conducted an investigation…

Woman arrested after police say she stabbed a man in the chest

The extent of the man's injuries are unknown

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — 31-year-old Christine Jones is charged with Aggravated Assault after police say she stabbed a man in the chest with a knife Saturday morning in Grand Forks. It happened at the 2000 block of Dyke Ave. Officers located Jones at the 100 block of Cottonwood. Authorities say the man knew Jones. The man was transported to Altru…

Lutheran Social Services receives grant to help victims of crime

The non-profit organization received $25,000 from the VOCA grant.

FARGO, N.D. — For those who have suffered as the victim of a crime, trauma doesn’t end when it’s over. There is often a long road to recovery and therapy can be a huge part of that. “Without therapy services, people are dealing with unresolved trauma and it leads to all kinds of lasting effects that affect not just the…

Supreme Court Upholds Lyft Driver’s Assault Conviction

Wickham was sentenced last spring to 20 years in prison.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of a former Lyft driver from Mandan convicted of sexually assaulting a customer. Corey Wickham argued that some expert testimony during his trial should not have been admitted. Wickham argued the prosecution should have been required to qualify five witnesses as expert. He says he wouldn’t have been convicted without…

Grafton Police Warn of Ransom Scam

The sole purpose of a ransom scam is to extort money.

GRAFTON, N.D.–The Grafton Police Department issued a warning about scammers claiming to have kidnapped children and grandchildren in order to get money. Police describe the scammer as a man with a Hispanic accent who is immediately aggressive and demanding. This person threatens to harm the child or grandchild if certain demands are not met. The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office…