crime

Known F-M Area Sex Trafficker Sentenced

A total of five victims were identified and interviewed

CASS COUNTY, ND — An Illinois man known as ‘Koleone The Great’ has been sentenced for sex trafficking in Fargo-Moorhead. Anthony Collier, 30, was given 40 years in prison. He was found guilty in federal court in April of multiple counts of sex trafficking. One case involved a 17-year-old girl. A total of five victims were identified and interviewed. Their…

Governor Dayton Defends BCA Over Justine Damond Investigation

Dayton says he understands the family is upset, but that the bureau has performed its job rigorously

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is defending the state agency investigating the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating Justine Damond’s killing last summer. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said last week that he didn’t yet have enough evidence to charge Officer Mohamed Noor, saying…

Bismarck Man Accused of Trying to Kill His Roommate Over Probation Search

Weber eventually returned and woke up the other man

BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck man is accused of setting a fire in an apartment in attempt to kill his roommate. Darren Weber, 42,  is charged with endangering by fire or explosion as well as four counts for violating a court order. Authorities say Weber placed a dresser, two vacuum cleaners and a number of other items in front of…

Fergus Falls Police Release Names Involved in Murder-Suicide

Police say they responded to a call for help from a friend of Sarah Cheshire's of a person not breathing

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls Police Department has released the names of the two people involved in what they are calling a murder-suicide at an apartment building Wednesday night. They say 41-year-old Ryan Cheshire shot and killed his ex-wife, 41-year-old Sarah Cheshire, before turning the gun on himself. The shooting happened at at 1447 Patterson Loop. Police…

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

Grand Forks Police Investigating Home Burglaries

These burglaries have generally happened during the evening hours

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks are investigating a string of nine home burglaries since November 3. In each case the intruder forced their way inside the home and took property. The majority of these crimes have occurred in an area north of Demers Avenue, east of 20th Street North, and west of 3rd Street North. These…

19-Year-Old Sex Abuse Investigation Cracked with Arrest of Former Fargo Priest

A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years

FARGO, ND — A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years. Fernando Sayasaya was arrested in the Philippines and is on his way back to Fargo to face those charges. It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of a West Fargo family, it took…

Car Vandalism Investigations Ongoing in Fargo and Moorhead

There are no suspects at this time, but police are urging anyone with information to come forward

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police in Moorhead are asking for the public’s help to put a stop to a series of car vandalism cases across the metro. Police received a call around midnight that multiple car windows had been shot out in the 400 Block of Brook Avenue in Moorhead. When police arrived they found that six separate cars had what…

Grand Forks Police Searching for Little Caesars Robbery Suspects

They showed a gun and made off with an undetermined amount of cash

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks police are looking for two white men who robbed Little Caesars at gunpoint. Authorities released these images from surveillance cameras. They say the men entered the business on Gateway Drive shortly after 10 p.m. They showed a gun and…

Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…