BURGLARIES

Fargo Police say 2022 overall crime down compared to 2021

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police Department crime statistics shows a slight decrease in overall offenses against people last year. But Chief David Zibolski noted increases in both aggravated assault and rape. Zibolski says the 2021 property crime numbers were especially high across Fargo and his department made a concerted effort to bring numbers down in 2022. The report says…

Four Arrested During Searches After Burglaries in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — Four people are arrested in Jamestown on Monday for their ties to burglaries in the area. Jamestown Police, Stutsman County Sheriff’s office, James Valley Special Operations team and North Dakota Probation and Parole conducted a total of five searches in vehicles and hotel rooms at Comfort Inn and Quality Inn. They found items related to some…

Horace man sentenced for series of business burglaries

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Horace, North Dakota man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series business burglaries in West Fargo and elsewhere in Cass County. A district judge sentenced 24-year-old Shelby Whitt after he pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries. The break-ins took place over several months. Whitt was arrested in March. Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney…

Horace man arrested in area burglary investigation

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Horace, North Dakota man has been arrested in connection to a series of six commercial and industrial burglaries that took place in West Fargo last December. Twenty-four-year-old Shelby Whitt was taken into custody on multiple felony burglary charges. Additional charges are possible. Police say Whitt was responsible for a series of targeted commercial and…

Update: More than 30 Fargo-Moorhead area businesses targeted by burglars

Business owners are encouraged to regularly set alarms, maintain surveillance equipment and keep buildings secure

FARGO (KVRR) – Police in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office are asking business owners to take precautions following a string of dozens of commercial burglaries in the area since September. Owners and managers are encouraged to regularly set alarms, maintain surveillance equipment and to keep buildings secure when businesses are closed. Cass County Sheriff ‘s…

Fargo sees significant rise in burglaries, police dept. undergoing reorganization

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The annual city crime report shows Fargo had a significant increase in burglaries but most other crime categories remained stable. Police Chief Dave Zibolski presented the 2020 information and also included a mid-year update to city commissioners. Burglaries increased from 796 in 2019 to 1,015 last year. 340 burglaries were reported through this April. Murders were up…

Police investigating south Fargo burglaries

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Police are warning of a rise in home burglaries on Fargo‚Äôs south side. Since mid-January, there have been five break-ins. Police spokesperson Jessica Schindeldecker says three of the burglaries were south of 32nd Avenue South and east of 25th Street. One was just south Prairiewood Golf Course and another near the Osgood Golf Course. Four of the…

Arrest leads to recovery of items from several burglaries in metro

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday night after he stole a vehicle in Dilworth. Officers were able to track the stolen vehicle to County Road 81 between Argusville and Harwood. A Cass County deputy conducted a traffic stop and arrested 29-year-old Marcos Garza. While deputies were investigating, they discovered that Garza was in possession of…

Burglary Investigation at Two Crookston Businesses

Police say it happened at Best Used Trucks and Valley Plains Equipment

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Crookston Police Department is investigating burglaries at two businesses over the weekend. Police say that someone broke into Best Used Trucks and Valley Plains Equipment sometime before Saturday morning at 7 a.m. They say it’s likely a vehicle was used to take the stolen items. If you saw someone or a vehicle around these businesses near that…

Crookston Police Department Reports 16 Burglaries Since October 1st

It is not clear whether the burglaries are related.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Crookston Police Department has received 16 reports of burglaries and thefts from vehicles, sheds, garages and two homes since the beginning of October. The locations of the burglaries have occurred in the northeast part of town, the south end Campbell Road area, Woods Addition, Memorial Drive and Jerome’s Addition. In some instances, doors were locked, but unlocked in…