crime

UPDATE: Authorities identify couple found dead in their home in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people are found killed at a rural home in Wadena. The Otter Tail County’s Sherriff’s Office says 25-year-old Isaac Malone fatally shot his 25-year-old wife Ariel Malone and then took his own life. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Autopsies were conducted by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey….

Minn. police leaders discuss how they plan to lower the increasing rate of carjackings statewide

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – According to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, carjackings statewide were up 15 percent from 2019 to 2020. During a roundtable with Senator Amy Klobuchar, state officials said a majority of the people committing them are juveniles with criminal histories. Police chiefs say they want to make sure they don’t put broken people back on the streets….

Horace man sentenced for 20 burglaries in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Horace man is sentenced to five years in prison for a series of business burglaries in Fargo, West Fargo and across Cass County. Shelby Whitt, 24,  pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries spanning from June to December 2021. He was arrested in March and prosecutors say he has been cooperative throughout the investigation as nearby agencies…

Fargo Police adding online reporting system

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police Department is joining a growing trend of departments across the country using an online system for lower level crime. Fargo Police is adding a new way for people to report crimes to improve efficiency. The Desk Officer Reporting System, or DORS, has increased in popularity in police departments across the country. The system is…

Minneapolis mayor, police chief lay out crime fighting plan

MINNEAPOLIS – City leaders in Minneapolis have a new crime fighting plan that includes hiring dozens of police officers to fortify a department that has lost hundreds of officers since 2020 when George Floyd was murdered. Mayor Jacob Frey and incoming interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman rolled out their plan Wednesday to not only hire more officers, but expand partnerships…

Fargo Police respond to series of ‘smash and grab’ thefts within two hours

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police officers responded to four reports of “smash and grab” thefts within two hours Saturday evening. The thefts happened at Century 10 Cinema on 9th Avenue South, Goodwill and Holiday Inn on 13th Avenue South, and a parking lot at 1001 42nd Street South. Officers are checking the area for other reports. The Fargo Police…

Man with 8 active arrest warrants arrested in Douglas County

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KVRR) — A 49-year-old Inver Grove Heights man who had eight active arrest warrants was brought into the Douglas County Jail Saturday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Don Johnson was arrested after running from police several times and stealing multiple vehicles. The first pursuit by Alexandria Police officers began Thursday night when the Douglas County Sheriff’s…

Moorhead Police investigate shooting

1100 Block 19th Street South, Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) –Moorhead police are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday evening in a Moorhead neighborhood. At 10:30 on Wednesday evening officials from the Moorhead Police department responded to the Romkey Park neighborhood on the 1100 block of 19th Street South for reports of shots fired. “I woke up and saw the cops outside the door and window and…

Man arrested in connection with Becker County hit-and-run

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run in Becker County that left two people hospitalized Thursday, August 12. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Justin Richey of Waubun, Minnesota is in custody pending formal charges. The Becker County Jail lists criminal vehicular operation, possessing drugs, and driving after cancellation inimical to…