crime

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…

Suspect wanted in several Fargo robberies over multiple days is arrested

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A man wanted for multiple robberies across Fargo has been arrested after allegedly robbing yet another business Thursday afternoon. Twenty-one-year-old Hunter Havisto was arrested at around 3:30 p.m. at an apartment at 2121 9th Avenue South. “It is the suspect, Hunter Havisto, that we’ve been looking for. Turns out it was him,” said Fargo Police Sgt….

FBI probing extremist activities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

NUMBER OF CASES REMAINS STABLE, BUT ISSUE IS A TOP CONCERN

FARGO (KVRR) – The head of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office says federal authorities are investigating “a number of cases” involving domestic extremist activities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Michael Paul is the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Minneapolis, which oversees the Dakotas and Minnesota.  In an interview with KVRR-TV, Paul said extremist-related activities are…

Wrigley discusses death penalty moratorium, national security issues before departure

FARGO (KVRR) – The only person nominated twice as North Dakota’s chief federal prosecutor has officially stepped down. Wrigley’s highest profile case was the 2006 prosecution of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., who remains on death row for the murder of Dru Sjodin. Wrigley was asked about President Biden’s plans to possibly place a moratorium on federal executions. “I start off from…

Fargo Police Department swears in two new officers

"Today is an important day for these new officers as they begin a challenging but rewarding career as guardians of our Fargo community."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department welcomes new officers to its law enforcement team. Officer Alex Torp is from New Prague, Minnesota, a graduate from University of North Dakota and a Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Officer Matthew Wolbersen comes from Alexandria, Minnesota and is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. “Today is an important…

South Fargo woman concerned after people go through her mailbox

She wants people to be more aware of their mail after a surveillance camera caught two people snooping through mailboxes. 

FARGO, N.D. – A woman in South Fargo wants people to be more aware of their mail after a surveillance camera caught two people snooping through mailboxes. On Monday morning, Kim Rensch went out to walk her dog when she stumbled upon some unknown footprints in front of her mailbox. “And then taking off in the direction towards my neighbors…

Fargo domestic assault victim has life-threatening injuries

Cody PlumleeFARGO (KVRR) – Fargo police say the victim of a domestic assault was taken to a hospital Monday night with life-threatening injuries. Police were called to 702 26 St. N. at 10:47 p.m.  When they arrived, the victim was unconscious. Twenty-seven-year-old Cody Plumlee was arrested for aggravated domestic assault, burglary, fleeing in a vehicle, and theft of a motor…