assault

Teacher Assaulted at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion

FARGO, ND — The school year has just started and already a teacher has been assaulted. The Fargo School District says a teacher at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School was injured last Friday while working with a student. A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion. No other details including the names of the teacher or student…

Fargo Police Investigating Assault Near NDSU, Say Victim at the Time Didn’t Want to File Report

A post on Smith's YOUCARING page says his jaw is wired shut, he has a concussion and might need to replace all of his teeth

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police say three suspects have been interviewed after a man was assaulted behind the T Lofts Apartments by NDSU. Police said the victim, identified as Isaiah Smith on an online crowdfunding site, initially told officers “not to worry” and that he didn’t want a report to be done. His mother later contacted police to see what…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Suspects in Sunday Fight

Two people were walking when two others started to verbally attack them

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks Police are investigating a fight involving a gun. Police say it happened around 7:30 Sunday night in the 700 block of 4th Avenue North. Two people were walking when two others started to verbally attack them. One of the suspects showed a handgun. Someone nearby tried to intervene and was physically assaulted by…

Police Issue Warning to the Community After Stabbing in Grand Forks

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 24 and 28 years old

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Police Department is warning the community after a stabbing that left two people hurt and the suspect on the loose. The attack happened at 4265 5th Avenue North. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 24 and 28 years old. He is about six feet, one inch tall with a…

Sioux Falls Man Accused of Cutting Off Woman’s Nipples Changes Plea

Authorities said Ledbetter was arguing with his now ex-girlfriend when he punched her, sat on her and pressed his forearm into her throat.

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls man accused of cutting off a woman’s nipples with a pair of scissors has changed his plea. Tony Ledbetter, 45, is pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated assault. Authorities said Ledbetter was arguing with his now ex-girlfriend when he punched her, sat on her and pressed his forearm into her throat….

Perham Man Arrested for Alleged Assault on Dilworth Officer

Hietala is facing charges of obstruction of the legal process, fleeing on foot and open container

DILWORTH, Minn. — A man wanted for assaulting a police officer in Otter Tail County got into a scuffle with a Dilworth police officer early Wednesday morning. Stephen Hietala, 27, of Perham was pulled over on Highway 10 for a burned out headlight. He twice refused orders to get out of his vehicle and fought with the officer as he…

East Grand Forks Police Identify Suspect in Attack on Bike Path

Her screams caused her attacker to flee

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of attacking a woman in an East Grand Forks park. Robert Burr is facing charges of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, domestic assault and stalking in the June 26 attack. The victim was rollerblading on the bike path along the Red River when she was knocked…

Grand Forks Police Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault

They say there is no threat to the general public

GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks are investigating an alleged assault. They were called to the 3800 block of 32nd Avenue South around 3 o’clock this afternoon. A woman at that location said she had been sexually assaulted in another location. Officers are working to determine where the assault happened and possible suspects. They say there is no…

Three Arrested After Alleged Armed Robbery at Fargo Hotel

Two were arrested at the hotel, but not for the armed robbery

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police have charged one man in connection to an armed robbery at a hotel early this morning. Kashif Grant, 27, was arrested and charged with armed robbery after police responded to a disturbance at the Quality Inn at the 1400 block of 35th Street South. Two others were also arrested at the hotel, but not for…

Minnesota’s CAIR Requesting Fargo Assault be Investigated as Hate Crime

The Somali-American Muslim man suffered non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, ND — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on local and federal law enforcement to investigate an assault in Fargo as a possible hate crime. According to CAIR, 32-year-old James Billiot and 28-year-old Justin Rifanburg allegedly made derogatory remarks before assaulting a Somali-American Muslim man. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The man was…