GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Grand Forks Officer Breaks Arm During Chase Arrest

Bugwuji HillGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Grand Forks Police Officer Luke Wentz has his arm broken while trying to arrest a chase suspect. Officers tried to stop 19-year-old Bugwuji Hill of Grand Forks for ignoring a stop sign in the 1500 block of South Washington Street around 4:30 Tuesday morning. After a short pursuit, Hill got out of the vehicle…

Body Found Outside Friday in Grand Forks is Identified

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Police in Grand Forks identify a body found outside last week as 42-year-old Christopher McCormick of Grand Forks. McCormick’s body was found in the noon hour on Friday in the 1200 block of 43rd Street North. Police tell us that the circumstances related to his death are still under active investigation. They say there is…

Names Released in Weekend Stabbing Incident In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — A Grand Forks man faces attempted murder charges after a stabbing sent one man to Altru on Sunday. Police tell us 20-year-old John Bakizuwabo and 28-year-old Hassan Hussein got into an argument. Bakizuwabo was stabbed once and taken to the hospital. Hussein was located a short time later and arrested for attempted murder. Police did…

One Fatality Among Several Drug Overdoses Saturday in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks respond to a number of drug overdoses Saturday including one fatality. They say several people ingested what they believed to be heroin and began overdosing. Police believe the substances they ingested were a more powerful opiate causing the overdoses. The identity of the person who died is being withheld pending family notification….

Update: Jury deliberating Pendleton murder trial

"Aiming for Officer Holte's legs not intending to kill. I knew that if you kill one of these guys it will take a long time getting through it."

UPDATE – The jury in the Salamah Pendleton trial has the case and were sent home around 4:30 Tuesday. They will return Wednesday morning to continue deliberating. Prosecutor Carmell Mattison says Salamah Pendleton’s state of mind was reckless and intentional. “If you recall that book that was in his living room opened up was on the page of homicide. It…

Ceremony honors Grand Forks Officer Holte one year after his death

"Rest in peace Cody, We've got it from here."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — A year has passed since the death of Grand Forks police officer Cody Holte who was killed in the line of duty. “Cody made the ultimate sacrifice of his life protecting his fellow law enforcement officers,” Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson said. May 27 marks the day officer Holte was struck by gunfire and…