Crime

Judge Declines Gag Order in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A judge will not issue a gag order in the wrongful death lawsuit of Andrew Sadek

A judge has declined to issue a gag order in the wrongful death lawsuit of NDCSC college student Andrew Sadek. John and Tammy Sadek are suing Richland County and the director of a drug task force that their son had agreed to work with. Their attorney argued that a jury pool could be tainted by news reports about the case….

Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Inappropriate Snapchats to Minors

A Grand Forks man is pleading guilty to sending pictures of his private parts to minors.

A Grand Forks man has changed his plea to guilty in Cass County District Court for promoting obscenity to minors. Nine other charges against James Burden were dropped as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced after a presentence investigation is finished. Burden was accused of sending pictures of his private parts to a number of minors on…

Sentencing Hearing Moved Up for Last Defendant in Gaarsland Case

The man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland is to be sentenced on Friday

Another change in the sentencing date for a man who pleaded guilty in a bar beating death. Jason Oien’s attorney was unable to make it from Grand Forks to court in Fargo earlier this week and his sentencing date was rescheduled to February 6. But the attorneys and the judge have now agreed to sentence Oien on Friday. He changed…

Arrest Warrant for Man Accused of Moving Dead Girlfriend’s Body

Joseph Griemann didn't show up to court after being accused of moving his dead girlfriends body

An arrest warrant has been issued for the St. Cloud man accused of moving his dead girlfriend’s body in Fargo, then leaving the area. Joseph Griemann didn’t show up this morning for a change of plea hearing in Cass County District Court. Griemann was charged last August with failing to report a death after his girlfriend, Casey Shulte,¬†was found in…

DAPL Opponent Refusing to Testify in Grand Jury Investigation

The case involves the confrontation between law enforcement and protesters where one was injured by an explosion

A federal grand jury is looking into the violent clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in November. Pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding Sophia Wilansky’s arm injury due to an explosion. Protesters say the New York woman was injured by a grenade thrown by police, while authorities say she was hurt by a small…

Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting is Charged

Witnesses say Matthew Allard threatened to shoot everyone as he was leaving the Breckenridge house

A Breckenridge man has been charged with attempted murder for a shooting last Thursday night at a home in Breckenridge. Matthew Allard, 27, is accused of shooting Issac Herrera during an argument. Herrera was shot in the stomach and remains in a Fargo hospital. Witnesses told police that Allard said he “might as well shoot everyone” as he was leaving…

Moorhead Snowplow Driver Cited in Injury Crash

The driver was cited after police say he crossed the centerline and caused the accident

One person was hurt and the driver of a Moorhead city snow plow was cited following a crash. It happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Highway 75 near the 15th Avenue North intersection. Police say the snowplow was southbound when it crossed the highway centerline, forcing the northbound car to take evasive action to avoid a head-on crash. The two…

Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Malaterre Sentenced in North Fargo Drive-By Shooting

The shooter, Patrick Watson, was sentenced to five years

A woman charged for her role in a drive-by shooting in north Fargo last April is sentenced. Katie Malaterre pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court to criminal conspiracy. The judge gave Malaterre supervised probation for two years. The shooter, Patrick Watson of West Fargo, was sentenced earlier to five years after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment. The drive-by shooting…

Perham Man Arrested, One Hospitalized in Accidental Shooting

Police say they believe the shooting was an accidental discharge

One man was arrested and another man was flown to a Fargo hospital after what Perham police believe was an accidental shooting. It happened Saturday afternoon at a house which contains several apartments on 2nd Street Southwest. Police tell us Melvin Spooner’s gun went off in his upstairs apartment, striking a person in a downstairs apartment. The name and condition…