barnes county

Man arrested, charged with DUI following police chase

Authorities say Kevin Anderson was trying to drive into oncoming vehicles and brake checking officers

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — A Fort Ransom man is arrested and charged with DUI after leading police on a chase in Barnes County Friday afternoon. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Kevin Anderson was recklessly driving northbound on Barnes County Road 21, south of Kathryn. Authorities say he would not stop when they tried to pull him over and…

Man Arrested After Chase In Vehicle Stolen From Valley City

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A Valley City man faces a number of charges after a chase in a stolen vehicle in Barnes County. 31-year-old Matthew Hough was chased around 10 p.m. after a report of a stolen Toyota Highlander in Valley City. He eventually stopped and was taken into custody by troopers and deputies. Hough faces charges including fleeing, unauthorized…

Body of Missing Child Found in Creek in Barnes County

KATHRYN, N.D.–The body of a missing toddler was found in Kathryn, ND on Thursday. The child had gone missing in the 100 block of 1st Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. A search party led by the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office located the body in a creek about an hour after the child disappeared. The Barnes County Sheriff’s Office is not…

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…

19-Year-Old Woman Shot in Barnes County

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–Sheriff’s officials say a 19-year-old woman has been shot at a Barnes County residence. Sheriff Randy McClaflin says the shooting happened Friday morning in the Fingal area. He says the woman was brought to Mercy Hospital by friends and family for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Deputies arrested a woman at the residence. But…

Fargo Police Investigating Kidnapping

THE WOMAN WAS FOUND EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — Fargo Police is investigating the kidnapping of a woman who was found earlier this afternoon. Officers say 33–year–old Kristin Hettervig told her brother she was kidnapped by her ex–boyfriend, 41–year–old Matthew Hanson. Police asked for the public’s help in finding the white pick–up they may have been traveling in. Hettervig and Hanson were found in Rural…

BCI Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault by Jail Officer

The sheriff's office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating an alleged sexual assault by a male correctional officer against a female officer at the Barnes County Jail in Valley City. The sheriff’s office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the BCI conducts its investigation. No charges have been filed. The sheriff’s office…

Two Teens Injured In Rollover Crash Near Valley City

It happened Thursday night

BARNES COUNTY N.D. –Two teenagers were injured in a rollover crash near Valley City on Thursday night. Barnes County Sheriff Deputies and the Highway Patrol were called to 119th Avenue Southeast and 33rd Street Southeast. Officers say the 16–year–old driver of a 2007 Dodge Caliber was transported to a Fargo hospital and treated for her injuries. The 14–year–old passenger was…

Three People Arrested on Burglary and Drug Charges

A property owner saw the three on his property and followed their car until deputies and the Highway Patrol caught up to them.

Valley City, N.D.– Three people from Horace are behind bars in Fargo after a Cass County farm burglary over the weekend. 28-year-old Morgan Gebro, 38-year-old Travis Lauckner and 46-year-old Caroline Lauckner were found on farm property near Buffalo and the landowner followed them until authorities stopped them. Gebro and Caroline Lauckner face a felony burglary charge while Travis Lauckner faces…

City of Dazey Wants to Clear False Reports on Flooding

City has been dealing with groundwater and overland flooding for several weeks

DAZEY, N.D. — The city of Dazey and Barnes County wants to clear up any false reports regarding  the city’s recent flooding situation. Below is what the Barnes County Emergency Manager sent out. — — — — City of Dazey, North Dakota Press Statement Regarding Summer 2019 Flooding As of 4:00pm on July 18, 2019 General Information The City of…