Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski

Fargo Police Arrest Reckless Endangerment Suspect

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Andre Leshaun Darnell Strickland, 26, from Moorhead, was arrested on Wednesday, June 22. Strickland was wanted by the Fargo Police Department for his involvement in a shots fired incident in South Fargo June 19. He was arrested without incident in an apartment in Moorhead for Reckless Engenderment with a Weapon. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski said,…

City Commission stalls 2-2 on former police officer’s termination vote

An appeal hearing for former Fargo Police Officer Justin Nachatilo results in a two-two vote from city commissioners which upholds his termination.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – An appeal hearing for former Fargo Police Officer Justin Nachatilo results in a 2-2 vote from city commissioners which upholds his termination. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney had a misvote that caused some confusion and resulted in a revote. Mahoney and Commissioner Arlette Preston voted in favor of terminating Nachatilo while commissioners John Strand and Dave Piepkorn…

Plaza Azteca To Reopen Friday With Fundraiser, Police Chief Talks About Warrants for Shooter

MALIK GILL 051922 FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Plaza Azteca, the Fargo restaurant where a woman and her baby were shot on Wednesday, is reopening on Friday. The restaurant was closed today in honor of the victims and its workers. They are hosting a fundraiser Friday with 50% of the proceeds going to the shooting victims, who are recovering in the…

Fargo leaders & the community discuss combating street racing

According to a Insurify study, North Dakotans are cited for street racing 85% more often than the national average. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A meeting brings people together to share how they feel about a growing concern of street racing that comes out during warmer months. Street racing and extreme speeding are on the rise across the country since the start of the pandemic, but nowhere more so than in North Dakota. The state ranks first in the nation…

Horace man sentenced for 20 burglaries in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Horace man is sentenced to five years in prison for a series of business burglaries in Fargo, West Fargo and across Cass County. Shelby Whitt, 24,  pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries spanning from June to December 2021. He was arrested in March and prosecutors say he has been cooperative throughout the investigation as nearby agencies…

Fargo Police adding online reporting system

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Police Department is joining a growing trend of departments across the country using an online system for lower level crime. Fargo Police is adding a new way for people to report crimes to improve efficiency. The Desk Officer Reporting System, or DORS, has increased in popularity in police departments across the country. The system is…

City Commissioner calls for immediate dismissal of Fargo police chief

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn called the situation regarding understaffing of the police force, lack of leadership by Chief Dave Zibolski and other problems within the police department a “disaster.” After another development, Piepkorn said it’s time for Zibolski to go. “For me, public safety, that’s our number one job and if he’s intentionally putting our officers…

Fargo Police Chief Wants To End Urban Deer Hunt

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners are being asked to consider ending a wildlife management program that allows bow hunters to kill deer within city limits. Police Chief Dave Zibloski says a recent study shows that harvest rates are low, the plan is no longer effective and it has created a public safety threat. Zibloski says he will ask the…

Public Service Held For Jupiter Paulsen at Scheels Arena

"She's still with me everywhere I go. She's in the trees, in the grass, the sunshine, and the stars and anything beyond that, but most of all, she's with us."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An emotional public service is held outside Scheels Arena in Fargo for Jupiter Paulsen, the Fargo teen killed earlier this month in a random attack. “I hope you guys could see it from my perspective how she was. She was not just a person that worked or just a person who was just there, she was…