ARREST

State Superintendent Baesler Releases Statement Following DUI Arrest

Baesler was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on February 26

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler released a statement following her arrest for drunken driving. Baesler said she is taking responsibility for her actions and plans to work with counselors to address her struggles with alcohol. In her statement, she says, “It’s important to me to set an example by taking responsibility for my actions, with humility, and to…

Six People Arrested During Saturation Patrols in Cass and Barnes Counties

Two additional arrests occurred during the patrols.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol conducted saturation patrols on Saturday and Sunday in Cass and Barnes counties resulting in six arrests. The six people taken into custody were arrested on suspicious of driving under the influence including one minor found to be in possession of alcohol at the time of arrest. A total of six citations were written…

Two Arrested After Shots Fired & Short Chase In Mahnomen County

Law Enforcement found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt

MAHNOMEN CO., Minn. — Two people are in custody after firing shots and a short chase in Mahnomen County. Law enforcement responded to the Riverland housing area around 12:30 Tuesday morning on a report of shots fired. They found a home and vehicles were hit, but no one was hurt. A suspect’s vehicle was found a short time later which…

Woman And Brother Arrested In North Dakota For Allegedly Kidnapping Her Young Son

The 1-year-old boy was found unharmed in the motel room

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — A woman and her brother wanted in Wisconsin for allegedly kidnapping her toddler son are arrested in Cooperstown, North Dakota. Authorities say 34-year-old Jessica Cleasby and 52-year-old Jamey Cleasby were arrested without incident Saturday night after their vehicle was found at a motel. Jessica’s 1-year-old son was found unharmed in the motel room. The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s…

Man arrested after police say he threatened someone with firearm

Authorities say a firearm was found at the scene

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police responded to a disturbance at JC Chumleys on Main Avenue at 2 o’clock this morning. Someone had reported being threatened with a firearm while in the parking lot. The firearm was located at the scene. Officers detained several people, and say this was not a random event. 29-year-old Adam John Grieger was arrested without incident…

Two Women Arrested in High-Speed Pursuit

The pursuit started in Barnesville

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –Authorities arrest two women after a high-speed pursuit that started in Barnesville. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Twenty-one-year old Chelsea Probasco, of Moorhead, fled a traffic stop and led officers on a pursuit through several county roads, hitting speeds up to 100 mph. The vehicle went into a ditch after…

No Charges after Minnesota School Marked by Swastika

The vandalism happened over the weekend.

EDINA, Minn.–Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer photographed the graffiti and then washed it off. Authorities reviewed security video and identified the juvenile as a person of…

Minnesota State Patrol: Halloween Worst Holiday for Drunk Driving Arrests

An average of four people are arrested per hour.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Over the past several years in Minnesota, Halloween has been the worst holiday period for drunk drivers–with an average of four people arrested per hour. State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says past history has shown that Halloween is a day when people make a bad decision and drink and drive, something that can cause death or serious injuries….

Police Made One Arrest and One Citation at Trump Rally Protest

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says officers used appropriate levels of force, including chemical irritant at times.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minneapolis police made one arrest and issued one citation during protests outside a campaign rally by President Donald Trump. Police say the arrest was for damage to property and the citation was for disorderly conduct. Several thousand people protested outside Target Center on Thursday as Trump spoke inside. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says the protests were largely peaceful, but some…

Mayor Asks Chief to Investigate Arrest of 13-Year-Old Girl

Police last Thursday were investigating a report of juveniles trying to enter vehicles when they encountered the girl.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The mayor of St. Paul has asked the city’s police chief to investigate how his officers handled the arrest of a 13-year-old girl. Mayor Melvin Carter calls the arrest captured on video “deeply disturbing.” The video shows two officers trying to handcuff the girl who resisted arrest while on the floor at a UPS store and who did…