Crime

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…

Update: Victim In Northwood Shooting Identified

The 15 year old victim is Jonah Borth of Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND — 32 year old Samantha Wilson made her first appearance in court in the shooting death of 15 year old Jonah Borth of Grand Forks. According to the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department, 3 other people were in the home at the time of the shooting. They include Ray Borth, father of the victim and suspect Wilson’s…

Another Delay in Proceedings for Man Accused of Killing 4

A hearing on defense motions has now been delayed until May 4.

MANDAN, N.D.–There’s another delay in proceedings for a man accused of killing four people at a Mandan business last year. A hearing on defense motions to suppress evidence and change the venue of the trial for Chad Isaak has been scheduled for Tuesday, but now has been delayed until May 4. The hearing on his motions has been delayed several…

Mandan Woman Accused in Large Drug Bust to Face Trial in May

Isaak faces six felony drug charges for possession with intent to deliver

MANDAN, N.D.–A Mandan woman accused of possessing more than $1 million in illegal drugs with intent to sell will face trial in May. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Megan Isaak sold more than half a ton of marijuana between March 2018 and April 2019. She was arrested after police executed a search warrant at her storage unit in Mandan. A criminal complaint…

Teen Dead, Woman Charged After Overnight Shooting in Northwood, ND

Nothing like this has ever happened in Northwood. One man who has lived here for 35 years said that the nights are quiet and peaceful.

NORTHWOOD, N.D. – At 9:30 on Sunday night, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a residence on the 200 block of Lander Avenue in Northwood. When they got there, they found 32 year old Samantha Wilson, and an injured 15 year old boy. “Deputies, along with the Northwood Police Department and several emergency vehicles…

Man Wanted for Murder Arrested in New Rockford

Coleman is awaiting extradition back to California.

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D.–A California man wanted for murder was apprehended in New Rockford on Sunday. The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a man wanted for murder in Humboldt, California who was staying at the Bison Lodge. During the investigation, a man and woman fled on foot from the lodge. Officers say they were able to surround a small building…

Woman Accused of Murdering 15-year-old Arrested in Grand Forks County

The incident is still under investigation.

NORTHWOOD, N.D.–A Northwood woman was arrested after a 15-year-old boy died from a gun shot wound on Sunday. Authorities responded to a Northwood residence at approximately 9:40 p.m. for reports that an individual had been shot. When officers arrived they performed lifesaving measures, but the boy did not survive. 32-old Samantha Wilson was arrested at the scene for suspicion of…

Man Arrested after Stealing Vehicle and Fleeing Police

The stolen vehicle is described as a black 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: The Fargo Police Department arrested a man and recovered the stolen vehicle involved in the pursuit. Police say a staff member at the Fargo Inn & Suites at 1025 38 Street South notified authorities that a vehicle matching the description arrived at the hotel. Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Alan Evanoff was…