crime

Woman Says Cat Call Led To Assault That Killed Her Boyfriend

33-Year-Old Richard Stephen Died Thursday After Assault

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead woman says a fatal attack outside her apartment building started over a cat call. She talked to KVRR’s Adam Ladwig. She tells him she doesn’t know how she’ll cope with the fact that the man she loves is gone. Jessica Meier says, “It feels like a nightmare because I cannot believe he’s not with me…

Multiple “Smash and Grabs” Reported Across Metro

Police urge people to remove valuables from their vehicles

FARGO, N.D. — Police in the metro responding to multiple “smash and grabs” at local gyms beginning at around 5:30 this morning. Officers say thieves broke into at least seven vehicles across Fargo and stole things like purses and wallets out of them. They are urging people to remove valuables from their vehicles or to put them in an area…

Former ND State Senator Trying To Help Inmates Through Education

You can donate at NDSU's Renaissance Hall Suite 110 until March 15th.

FARGO, N.D. — According to the Prison Policy Initiative, over two million Americans are being held in the prison system. It’s one of the highest rates per capita in the world. That’s why former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll started a book drive to help with inmate reform. “People have a chance to use them during their free time,…

Bismarck Man Accused of Kidnapping, Terrorizing

Police say the incident was the result of a dispute between two men.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck man is accused of forcing his way into an apartment, holding another man at gunpoint and firing several shots. Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher Williams is charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. Police say the incident early Thursday was the result of a dispute between the two men. Authorities say Williams fired one shot into the wall in the…

Businessman Facing Trial on Labor Trafficking Charges

State prosecutors have filed nine labor trafficking charges over the past decade.

MINNEAPOLIS–A businessman accused of exploiting his construction workers is going on trial in Minneapolis for rare labor trafficking charges. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Ricardo Ernesto Batres denied the employees health coverage and workers’ compensation and forced them to live in overcrowded housing with no hot water. A criminal complaint says the construction workers did not have authorization to be in the…

Man Accused Of Armed Robbery After Victims Meet To Buy Game Console

Moorhead Police Say Robbery Happened Wednesday Afternoon

MOORHEAD, Minn. —Moorhead police arrest a man they say robbed people trying to buy a game system from them. They responded to the 1800 block of 9th Avenue South around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. The victims told them they met up with 34-year-old John Sargent to buy a video game console. They say he took their money then pulled out a…

Scammers Use Local Numbers to Reach Victims

Gift cards and reload cards are now the number one reported method of payment for imposter scams

FARGO, N.D. — A woman receives a call from the Fargo Police Department’s phone number asking her to pay for fines with gift cards. But police say it’s a scam. Scammers using spoof devices to call victims from a local phone number demanding payment is becoming more common. According to the FTC, gift cards and reload cards are now the…

Fargo-Moorhead Police Chiefs Address Crime and Safety Concerns Directly

All three cities say property crimes and drug-related issues are prevalent

MOORHEAD, MN– Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo police chiefs are speaking directly to people about the community’s crime and safety situation. The three chiefs spoke at Tuesday morning’s Eggs and Issues event hosted by The Chamber. All three cities see property crimes and drug-related issues as prevalent. Addiction-driven behavior and mental health are also major areas of concern. “When there…

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND — Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…