Cass County Sheriff’s Office

10 people test positive for COVID-19 at Cass County Jail

FARGO, N.D. — Mass COVID-19 testing at Cass County Jail has produced some interesting results. The jail has 11 positive cases, and none of the people showed any symptoms. Two days ago, 252 tests were administered on 156 inmates and 96 staff members.Three inmates refused testing. Of those completed tests, 5 employees and 6 inmates received positive results for the…

WATCH LIVE: Cass County Sheriff’s Office to Address Casselton Homicide Investigation

CASSELTON, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be joined by the Cass County State Attorney’s Office to address the status of the current homicide investigation in Casselton. On Friday, May 7, 50-year-old Duane Turchin was shot and died at a local hospital. Authorities arrested 23-year-old William Dittmer. The joint press conference is being held at the Cass County Law Enforcement…

Authorities Identify Man Fatally Shot in Casselton

The victim is 50-year-old Duane Turchin of Casselton

CASSELTON, N.D. — Cass County authorities release the name of the victim fatally shot in Casselton. The sheriff’s office says he is 50-year-old Duane Turchin of Casselton. Twenty-three-year old William Dittmer Junior is being held in the Cass County Jail. Authorities responded to the 100 block of 3rd Avenue North for a gunshot going off around 9:30 Friday evening. When…

UPDATE: Fargo Man Who Crashed Motorcycle on Roundabout Dies Of His Injuries

North Dakota Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Andrew Laborico of Fargo died at Sanford Medical Center

UPDATE (5/10/2020):  A motorcycle driver who crashed after hitting a roundabout on Sheyenne Street On May 3 has died of his injuries. North Dakota Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Andrew Laborico of Fargo died at Sanford Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation. **original story from 5/4/2020 posted below** WEST FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was charged with DUI after he crashed…

Law enforcement ensuring ND Smart Restart regulations will be met through education

In less than 24 hours, North Dakota will once again be open for business

FARGO, N.D. — Although bars, restaurants and other businesses can choose to open Friday morning, how they operate will look different than what we’re used to. Business owners and customers have to follow guidelines outlined in North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan. Among other rules, employers must limit the number of customers within facilities and allow for appropriate physical distancing measures….

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Opens Tactical Operation Center

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has officially opened their Tactical Operation Center. The center’s goal is to provide direct access to law enforcement for rural community members who have questions regarding the COVID-19 Crisis and potential spring flooding. The Sheriff’s Office says the Tactical Operation Center will remain staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m….

Three People Arrested for burglaries in Rural Cass County

Residents of rural Cass County are asked to check their property for anything missing.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption ARTHUR, N.D.–Three people were arrested on Tuesday for various charges related to burglaries in rural Cass County. During the initial investigation into the thefts, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office impounded a van containing a number of stolen items. The continued investigation led authorities to arrest…

Update: Runaway Boy Safely Located

UPDATE: The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says George Lee Eugene Locke has been safely located thanks to the public’s assistance and the West Fargo Police Department.   CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating a runaway. George Lee Eugene Locke was last seen on Sunday in Harwood. He was wearing a white sweatshirt…

Inmate who Walked Away from Centre Inc. Arrested

An investigation is ongoing to determine what additional charges will be filed.

FARGO, N.D.–The inmate who walked away from Centre Inc. on Sunday has been arrested. The High Plains Fugitive Task Force along with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Fargo Police received information from the public that led them to an apartment in North Fargo where 30-year-old Juan Francisco Martinez was seen getting into a vehicle. Police performed a traffic stop…

Man Arrested after Shooting in Downtown Fargo; Officer Injured During Incident

Aiken used a revolver with a green laser to fire a single shot.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department arrested a man at the Radisson after he fired a gun. Officers reported to 201 5 Street North at approximately 4 a.m. and noticed a green laser being pointed in all directions. Officers then located Fifty-four year-old Henry Isalle Aiken, of Fargo. Aiken used a revolver with a green laser to fire a single shot…