CRIMES

Deputy U.S. Marshal Caught Spying on Women in Dressing Rooms is Appealing His Sentence

He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography

BISMARK, ND — A former deputy U.S. marshal, who was caught spying on women in Bismarck store dressing rooms, is appealing his sentence. 30–year–old Michael Rivera was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of intrusion and attempting to create sexually expressive images. He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography. His attorney argues only…

“Operation Deja Vu” Takes in Nearly 80 Fugitives

The operation focused on finding known gang members or associates and people who committed violent offenses or drug-trafficking crimes

  FARGO, ND — Dozens of fugitives have been rounded up this month by two law enforcement agencies in “Operation Déjà vu.” The U.S. Marshals Service’s High Plans Fugitive Task Force and Fargo’s Metro Street Crimes Unit targeted people wanted on federal, state or local felony warrants. They have arrested a total of 79 people in Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks….

Moorhead Man Offers $1,000 Reward for Arrest of Vandals

Bob Footitt is offering a $1,000 reward to help catch the person responsible

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Vandals have repeatedly struck one south Moorhead neighborhood over the past few months. Now, after the latest incident, one homeowner is offering a reward that he hopes will end the attacks. “It’s time for this stuff to stop,” Bob Footitt said.  He lives on South Rivershore Drive and says he has been the victim of multiple cases…

High Risk Sex Offender on the Move in Fargo

He will continue to check in with the police department

FARGO, ND — A high risk sex offender continues to move around Fargo. Police say 45-year-old Donald Edwardson is considered homeless. But right now he is staying at 317 19th Street North to help renovate it. He will continue to check in with the police department. Edwardson was convicted of three sex crimes involving three teen girls in the 1990’s….

Refugee Resettlement Advocates Forming a Response Team for Hate Crimes

The advocates are working on putting together a rapid response team to help refugees deal with confrontations

  NORTH DAKOTA — After a racist rant against three Somali-American women in a Fargo Walmart parking, refugee advocates are working on a solution to help people know what to do if it happens to them. The advocates are working on putting together a rapid response team to help refugees deal with confrontations. They say by having a program like…

Fargo Man Sentenced in Child Sex Crimes Case

A charge of child abuse or neglect was dropped as part of his plea deal

FARGO, ND — A Fargo man is sentenced on criminal sex charges. Christopher Leiva was given seven years in prison. He’ll be on probation for 10 years and he’ll have to register as a sex offender. A charge of child abuse or neglect was dropped as part of his plea deal. Leiva was accused of committing sexual acts with someone under…

Former Sawyer Superintendent Guilty of Sex Crimes Wants Electronics Returned

Soper says since the trial is over, the state should return a computer, iPad and a cellphone to his family members

A former school superintendent in Sawyer who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three teenage boys wants his electronics returned. Charles Soper argued in court Tuesday that the state should return a computer, an iPad and a cellphone to his family so they can sell or use the devices. A Ward County deputy state’s attorney argued the computer and iPad both…