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Minnesota Hits 50 Year Low in Crime Numbers

Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft

  MINNESOTA — The crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. The BCA released a report that states overall, crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, arson and human trafficking are occurring only half as much as they did through the late 80s and 90s. Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor…

LaMoure Police Chief Charged with Sex Assault Crimes Against Children

Authorities say some of these acts happened on a weekly basis.

LAMOURE, ND — The police chief of LaMoure has been charged with sex crimes in at least three separate counties. James Watson, 52, is charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition in Stark, Hettinger and Golden Valley counties and continuous sexual abuse of a child in Stark and Golden Valley counties. The police chief is accused of having sex…

Ashby Man Sentenced for Attempted Kidnapping Near Fergus Falls

Morimoto took off when a deputy arrived and led several agencies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wheaton

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — An Ashby man has been sentenced for an attempted kidnapping near Fergus Falls. As part of an agreement with Otter Tail County prosecutors, Jason Morimoto was given just under four years in prison. The 33-year-old Morimoto pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon. It was last December when he followed his ex-girlfriend on I-94…

East Grand Forks Police Searching for Male Suspect who Attacked Female Near North End Walking Bridge

She said she struggled with the man and he let her go and ran from the area

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — The East Grand Forks Police Department is searching for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a female near the┬ánorth end walking bridge. Police said just before 5 p.m. Monday, a female called police saying she was rollerblading on the bike path when a man riding a bicycle crashed into her. She told police she fell…

Minot Man Sentenced in Horse Dragging, Assault

He has been ordered to complete an anger management class and sobriety program

MINOT, ND — A Minot man has been sentenced to 11 days in jail for dragging a horse behind a trailer and assaulting a man. Cody Sundby, 35, was convicted of aggravated assault and animal cruelty. Authorities say the horse suffered injuries to its mouth, face, neck and sides of its torso. Sundby also hit a man over the head…

Fargo Police Searching for Suspect in Downtown Assault

One man had injuries to his face and was sent to the hospital

  FARGO, ND — Police are searching for a suspect in an assault that happened in downtown Fargo. Police were called to the 400 block of 5th Street North in the parking lot of the Empire Tavern at about 11:30 p.m. One man had injuries to his face and was sent to the hospital. Police questioned a woman at the…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Entering Wrong Apartment

A witness identified him and police arrested Yakha at his residence

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man faces charges after entering the wrong apartment and scaring two young children. Police say 23-year-old Sanjay Yakha entered through the patio and went to a bedroom to talk to someone he believed lived in the unit. He startled a woman and two children and they began screaming. Police say Yakha grabbed the…

Breckenridge Teen Sentenced in Hatchet Attack on Father

An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A teen has been sentenced for attacking his father with a hatchet in 2016 in Breckenridge. Jack Langston, 19, was given 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree assault. An attempted murder charge and a second assault charge were both dropped. Langston was also given credit for having served 50 days. Langston was 17 at…

Fargo K9 Officer on Administrative Leave After Domestic Assault Arrest

Just two days after Fargo hosted the regional police K9 demonstration, Jeremiah Ferris found himself in jail

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Fargo K9 officer is on administrative leave after being arrested for domestic assault in Moorhead. Police say the alleged female victim had injuries when they arrived on scene. Just two days after Fargo hosted the regional police K9 demonstration, Jeremiah Ferris found himself in jail. “I will be placing this officer on administrative leave pending the…

Funeral Services Set for Fargo Man Who Died After Downtown Assault

The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 13 at Sts. Anne and Joachim church in Fargo at 10:30 a.m

  FARGO, ND — Funeral arrangements have been set for the Fargo man who died after an assault in downtown Fargo. The visitation for Jamie Grant will be Monday, June 12 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service to follow. The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 13 at Sts. Anne and…