BURLEIGH COUNTY

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Squad Car

One person involved was taken to a hospital for their injuries.

LINCOLN, N.D.–Burleigh County sheriff’s officials have arrested a man for drunk driving after he rear-ended a police squad car. Authorities say a Lincoln police officer was completing a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Thursday when the patrol car was struck by a pickup truck. The 27-year-old driver then struck the vehicle which the officer had pulled over. The 29-year-old driver…

High-Speed Chase Results in Drug Arrests of Two Men With Warrants

Both suspects had Burleigh County warrants at the time of the arrest.

MANDAN, N.D.–Two men were arrested and charged with various crimes after a high-speed chase in Morton County on Monday night. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle exceeding the speed limit along County Road 139 near Hebron. The driver did not stop and headed east toward I-94 at speeds exceeding 100 mph. Near…

Former Deputy Appeals Drug Theft Conviction

Kerry Komrosky argues evidence was gathered illegally at his home and that it should have been suppressed during his court proceedings.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month on an appeal by a former sheriff’s deputy imprisoned for stealing drugs. Kerry Komrosky argues evidence was gathered illegally at his home and that it should have been suppressed. The Bismarck Tribune says the 32-year-old deputy worked for the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and had been assigned…

New Election Equipment Rolling Out to Counties in North Dakota

State election officials received more than 900 machines and devices last month and began testing them.

BISMARCK, N.D.–New election equipment to replace machines that have on occasion failed is being rolled out in North Dakota. The Legislature budgeted about $8 million this year to meet $3 million in federal funds for the new election equipment statewide to replace 15-year-old machines. A survey of county auditors by the North Dakota Association of Counties this year showed 27…

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department Receives Permission to Operate Drones

The sheriff's department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft systems over urban areas in which people live or gather.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have received federal approval to operate drones over people. The Bismarck Tribune reports the four-year authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration was granted Aug. 5. The North Dakota Highway Patrol received permission two days later. The sheriff’s department says it can now operate unmanned aircraft…

High Risk Sex Offender On The Move In Moorhead

Jesse Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer

MOORHEAD, MN  — A high risk sex offender has a new address in Moorhead. Police say 31-year-old Jesse Syverson is now living in the 700 block of 8th Street South. They say Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer. He was convicted of two separate counts of possession of child porn in 2008 in Burleigh County, North…

Fargo Man Arrested After Ramming Squad Car

It happened in Larimore, west of Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, ND (KFGO) – A Fargo man is in the Grand Forks County jail after he rammed a sheriff’s department squad car while he was driving a stolen car. It happened in Larimore, west of Grand Forks. Deputies spotted an unoccupied car and saw two people get into the car about 90 minutes later. They tried to box the…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves To South Fargo

Michael Jans was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Burleigh County

FARGO, ND — A high risk sex offender has moved into 103 22nd Street South in Fargo. 29-year-old Michael Jans was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Burleigh County. The victims were three 14 year old females. Jans was also convicted in 2008 of sexual assault in Burleigh County. His victim was a 15 year old female. He is a lifetime…

CDC: Measles Case Testing In Burleigh County Comes Back Negative

North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota does not have its first case of measles since 2011 after all. After subsequent testing, the C-D-C found the individual believed to have measles in Burleigh County actually does not have measles. The North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over. The last case…

First Measles Case In North Dakota Since 2011

The measles case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota has its first measles case in seven years. Health Department officials say the case was reported Tuesday in a person in Burleigh County. They did not reveal the person’s gender or age but say they likely contracted the disease out of state. That person has since recovered but went to numerous spots in the…