crime

Man accused of using vehicle to hit another man

Benny RodriguezFARGO (KVRR) – Fargo police say a man intentionally ran into another man with his vehicle this morning. The incident happened in the 2500 block of 15th Street South just after 4:15 a.m. Police say 36-year-old Benny Rodriguez of Moorhead hit a man on purpose, causing minor injuries. First responders treated and released the victim on scene. Police arrested…

Rick and Morty holiday art stolen from Fargo yard

FARGO, N.D. – A vandal decides to ruin an artist’s fun neighborhood holiday display. Christina Johnson’s Rick and Morty Christmas themed display had one of its characters stolen from her yard in the 900 block of 10th Street North. Around 11:30 Sunday night, her surveillance camera caught a young man stealing Morty and causing damage to other parts of the…

Moorhead Police investigate gunshot reports in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police are investigating gunshots heard at Romkey Park in Moorhead Friday night. Officers found and detained someone they believe was involved in the incident. Several people pointed officers to an apartment building at the 1100 block of 18 1/2 Street South. A third story apartment had what appeared to be gunshots through a large window. Police believe…

Teenage boy arrested after crash involving stolen vehicle

FARGO (KVRR) – A 15 year-old boy is in custody following a crash that caused extensive damage to a bar in Horace, N.D. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was arrested after deputies responded to a crash at Big Erv’s Bar & Grill. Through investigation, Cass County authorities learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Moorhead and…

Jury finds Fargo man guilty of killing his father

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Cass County jury has found a Fargo man guilty in the shooting death of his father more than two years ago. When he is sentenced, 37-year-old Christopher Riley faces life in prison for the murder of his father, 60-year-old Kevin Riley Sr. Christopher Riley claimed that his father had shot himself at a south Fargo apartment…

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…