ABDUCTION

Jamestown Police Informing Public of Fake Abduction Scam

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–The Jamestown Police Department is informing the public about an extortion scam involving a fake abduction. The Stutsman County Dispatch received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday regarding a possible kidnapping at the Jamestown Walmart. The man, who was calling from Bismarck, reported his daughter had been kidnapped. The man said he was on the phone with…

Bemidji Police: No Abduction Happened

UPDATE: Bemidji Police say after finding the Jeep and interviewing its owner and others, looked at surveillance video, they say it seems to indicate an abduction didn’t happen. Authorities say a female who was in the area at the time wearing similar clothing has been identified and located. Police say they are thankful for the juvenile who reported what he…

New Information on Amber Simonson’s Abduction: How Police Caught Her Alleged Kidnapper

The Otter Tail Sheriff confirmed 39 year old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids entered Amber Simonson's house armed from a unlocked basement door around 2 pm Sunday

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — New information about the Fergus Falls woman abducted from her home shows the man police say took her led officer on a chase before his arrest. The Otter Tail Sheriff confirmed 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids entered Amber Simonson’s house armed from a unlocked basement door around 2 pm Sunday. Authorities say he forcibly took…

Family of Fergus Falls Woman Who was Abducted and Found Safe, Speaks Out

Amber Simonson of rural Fergus Falls was abducted at gunpoint around 2 p.m. this afternoon but was found save just hours later and a suspect was arrested

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Amber Simonson of rural Fergus Falls was abducted at gunpoint around 2 p.m. this afternoon but was found save just hours later and a suspect was arrested. The mother of the woman abducted Sunday afternoon tells KFGO a masked man armed with a gun entered her daughter’s home through an unlocked…

Fargo Man Allegedly Robbed, Forced to Drive Assailants to Grand Forks

Fargo Police is investigating with help from Grand Forks Police

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police are investigating an alleged robbery and kidnapping near a south Fargo apartment complex. According to police reports, the victim was allegedly attacked by three assailants in the 1200 block of 44th Street South just after 1 am. The victim was forced to drive the assailants to a Grand Forks apartment and some property was…

Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…

Community Leaders Urge Everyone to Recognize the Signs of Abuse and Abduction

Police and support groups want the public to be vigilant in order to help save lives

FARGO, ND — Jasmine Block and Savana Greywind were abducted allegedly by people that they knew. Community leaders are urging everyone to know the warning signs in order to help save a life. Organizations in the area are encouraging everyone to recognize the signs of abuse and abduction. Most of these cases are perpetrated by someone the victim knows. “Approximately…

Alexandria Teen Reunited with Family After Alleged Abduction

Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block's disappearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A teenage girl from Alexandria made a dramatic escape from her captors after she was kidnapped nearly a month ago. Police arrested three people associated with Jasmine Block’s disappearance. Alexandria Police have new information in the case. Jasmine Block, 15, was located Tuesday in rural Grant County just 20 miles from her home in Alexandria. She went…

Patty Wetterling: “I’m Not Strong. Jacob’s the Strong Force in My Life”

After months of silence, Patty Wetterling is speaking out about how she is moving on. Reporter Anndrea Anderson with our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls, Reports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is trying to find out what’s next for her life. After her son Jacob’s remains were finally found after 27 years and his killer was put behind bars, she is trying to continue her own recovery. Anndrea Anderson sat down with patty to talk about the nearly 30-year ordeal. “They found some bones and…