crime

Fargo Police: Don’t Leave Valuables in Plain Sight

A Fargo businessman had his work van stolen containing $15,000 worth of tools on Sunday night

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department is warning the community about a trail of car break-ins over the weekend. They say the similarities between the crimes are broken windows and stolen valuables. Police say it’s important to lock up your vehicle but that won’t always stop someone from stealing what’s inside. They say it’s important to take anything valuable…

Police: Driver of Car May Have Been Under the Influence

The driver and the passenger suffered minor injuries

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities say the driver of a car that crashed into the second floor of a dentist office admitted to using narcotics earlier in the day. On Sunday, Orange County Fire Authorities responded to a crash of…

One in Custody Over Stabbing Death at Minnesota Senior Living Facility

He is a relative of the female victim

CROSBY, Minn. — A suspect is in custody in the weekend stabbing death of a worker at a senior living facility in Crosby, Minnesota. Police say 37-year-old David Otey was taken into custody. He is a relative of the female victim. The stabbing happened Saturday morning at the Heartwood Senior Living facility in Crosby. The Crow Wing County town has…

Minnesota Teen Dies from Shooting After Car Crash Confrontation

Police expect to submit the case to prosecutors for a decision on charges by Tuesday

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Rochester teenager died over the weekend after being shot following a two-vehicle crash. Police say 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim and the other driver got into a confrontation following the crash Sunday morning. Rahim was shot and declared dead at a hospital. The 25-year-old Rochester man, who allegedly shot Rahim with a handgun, was arrested. Police expect…

Minnesota Case Over Genital Mutilation of Teens Continues in Detroit

Two Minnesota mothers also have been charged after taking their daughters to the clinic

Dr. Jumana NagarwalaDETROIT, Mich. — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one charge against two doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The judge ruled that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Both doctors still face other charges. Two Minnesota mothers also have been…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Two Injured in Late Night Robbery in North Fargo

The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

  FARGO, N.D. — One person was shot and another person was injured in an alleged robbery in north Fargo. Police say an officer on patrol was flagged down by two people in the 600 block of 10th Street North at about 11 ‘o clock Thursday night. The officer says one of the people had a gunshot wound and another…

Fire Crews Battle Elevator Fire in East Grand Forks, Business Fire in Hallock

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An explosion and fire has damaged a grain processing elevator in East Grand Forks. Firefighters fought the blaze at MGI Grain Processing in subzero temperatures Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard. Employees in the mill at the time made it out safely and called 911….

Bemidji Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges After House Fire

Crews arrived at the house to flames and heavy smoke

  BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Bemidji man faces charges of attempted murder and arson after a fire near Bemidji. Damian Smith, 20, was arrested at the scene Monday night. Beltrami County deputies say Smith was acting strangely. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of exposure to smoke before he was booked into jail. Crews arrived at the house…

Local Priest on Administrative Leave Reinstated by Crookston Catholic Diocese

Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A local priest who had been placed on administrative leave has been reinstated by the Crookston Catholic Diocese. Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong. An investigation into the accusation by a panel of law enforcement, social workers, a priest and an…