Crime

U.S. Senator Heitkamp Speaks Out About Alleged Death Threats

U.S. Senator Heitkamp won't let threats keep her from public appearances

WEST FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke with KVRR for the first time about the threat against her life which put Kevin Olson in federal custody. Olson is accused of sending emails to Heitkamp in which he threatens to shoot her in the head. Heitkamp said this isn’t the first threat like this she’s received, although most past…

21 Years Later, a West Fargo Family is Still Dealing with the Murder of Cherryl Tendeland

Appearing in court for the first time in three years the family shares their feelings about Friday's court ruling

Convicted murderer Barry Garcia appeared in court appealing his life sentence. The family of his victim was in the courtroom and spoke with us after the decision. “The defendant’s summary for disposition is denied,” said District Judge Wade L. Webb. After almost a year of delays, the Tendeland family finally hears the answer they’ve been hoping for. The man convicted…

Barry Garcia Appeal Denied

After appealing for a resentencing Garcia will not be granted resentencing

Barry Garcia, the man convicted of murdering a West Fargo woman in 1995 argued his case in Cass County Court for an appeal hearing. Garcia was trying to be re–sentenced with consideration for recent Supreme Court rulings on sentencing a minor to life in prison without parole. Garcia’s lawyer argued because of rulings such as Miller vs Alabama, which removed…

West Fargo Police Chief Placed on Leave

After a closed door meeting between the mayor and commissioners, Reitan was placed on leave

West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan has been put on administrative leave. At this time, city officials and Reitan have yet to comment on why he is on leave. Mayor Rich Mattern and city commissioners had a closed-door meeting late this afternoon but did not vote on the matter. Reitan joined the department in 1987. He became police chief in…

Fargo Woman Charged in Early Morning Stabbing Investigation

Fargo police did not specify what kind of weapon was used in the alleged assault

A Fargo man is hurt and one woman is arrested after reports of a stabbing early Friday morning. Kaylee Falowo, 29,  is charged with felony aggravated domestic assault. Fargo Police say officers responded to the 3700 block of 42nd Street South just after 7:00 am. They say one man was injured and was taken to the hospital, but did not specify…

Fargo Woman Arrested In Stabbing

A 29 year old woman is in custody after a report of stabbing.

A 29 year old woman is in custody after a report of stabbing. Fargo Police Officers responded to the 3700 block of 42 Street South just after 7:00 a.m. Friday morning. Kaylee Marie Falowo, 29 year old from Fargo, was arrested for Aggravated Domestic Assault. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Categories: Crime Tags: aggravated…

Fargo Man Accused of Threatening ND Senator Gets Court Delay

The man accused of sending threatening E-mails to Senator Heitkamp is asking for more time before his detention hearing

  A federal courtroom delay for Kevin Olson has been granted. He is the Fargo man accused of threatening to shoot Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the head. Olson’s lawyer moved to have the detention hearing delayed saying he needed more time. The hearing would have determined whether or not Olson would be offered bond or kept in custody throughout his…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

Arrest Made in West Acres Mall Parking Lot Vehicle Break-ins

The suspect was arrested in February of 2016 for garage and vehicle break-ins in other areas

A suspect has been arrested in a string of recent vehicle break-ins at West Acres Mall, and it’s not the first time he’s been caught. Matthew Bjordahl, 20, was arrested on charges of unlawful entry to a motor vehicle. Mall security reviewed parking lot surveillance video and noticed the same vehicle was in the area during the break-ins. When the…