Homicide

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND — Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…

Victims Identified In Mandan Homicide

4 Bodies Found In Mandan Business Monday Morning

MANDAN, N.D. – The owner of a property management company was among four people found slain at a property management company in the North Dakota city of Mandan. Police said 52-year-old Robert Fakler owned RJR Maintenance and Management Company. The other victims were identified Tuesday as 42-year-old Adam Fuehrer, 45-year-old Lois Cobb and her husband, 50-year-old Bill Cobb. They were…

UPDATE: Man Charged in Wahpeton Stabbing Death & Victim May Have Been Dating Same Woman

Adam-Awender Wahpeton-Stabbing UPDATE THURSDAY – A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man inside a Wahpeton apartment. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says Adam Awender admits to stabbing Billy Joe Phillips, around midnight Monday, but claims it was self-defense. Phillips was living in the apartment with a woman that’s believed to have been dating…

Body Found in Central Minnesota Field Identified

The body was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween

WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities in central Minnesota say they have identified a body that was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body as that of 24-year-old David Medellin Jr of Willmar. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call…

Three Girl Scouts, One Adult Hit And Killed While Picking Up Trash

A fourth girl survived but was in critical condition Saturday night at a Minnesota hospital

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WI — The head of Girl Scouts of the USA says “our hearts are broken” after three Girl Scouts and an adult were struck and killed in what authorities say was a hit-and-run crash along a rural Wisconsin highway. Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo issued a statement expressing condolences for the victims, who were picking up litter along…

Murder Suspect In McDonald’s Shooting Awaiting Extradition In Minnesota

44-year-old Miguel Cooley, Sr. of Moorhead was arrested Monday night by a SWAT team in Rose Creek, Minnesota

Miguel Cooley Sr.AUSTIN, Minn. — A suspect in a Fargo homicide is in jail in Austin, Minnesota awaiting extradition to North Dakota. 44-year-old Miguel Cooley, Sr. of Moorhead was arrested Monday night by a SWAT team. The Mower County sheriff says U.S. Marshal’s had Cooley under surveillance in a home in the small town of Rose Creek, 12 miles southeast of…

Fargo McDonald’s Murder Suspect Arrested in Southern Minnesota

Gabriel Perez, a 20–year–old, was shot multiple times while sitting on a curb outside of the Main Avenue McDonald's

MOWER COUNTY, MINN. – An arrest has been made in the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Gabriel Perez at the Main Avenue McDonald’s in Fargo on Sunday. Fargo Police says 44-year-old Miguel Cooley Sr. of Moorhead was taken into custody by a SWAT Team at a home west of Rochester Minnesota around 7:40 Monday night. He was taken without incident.  …

Police Release Name Of Shooting Victim Outside Fargo McDonald’s

The victim has been identified as Gabriel (NMN) Perez, 20 years of age, residing in Fargo.

Update- The victim has been identified as Gabriel (NMN) Perez, 20 years of age, residing in Fargo.  Fargo Police officers and detectives determined Perez was sitting on a curb next to the building when a dark colored Chevy Trailblazer entered the parking lot at a high rate of speed.  The driver pulled up next to the Perez and shot the…

Homicide Investigation Begins After Body Is Found Buried In Pelican Rapids

A person came to the sheriff's office to report an "incident" that occurred at his home

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide. Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, a person came to the sheriff’s office to report an “incident” that occurred at his home near Pelican Rapids. The sheriff’s office says the man reported that there was a dead person at that location. Authorities responded to the scene and found the…

Homicide Suspect Remains On The Run After Allegedly Shooting His Own Father

Christopher Riley is believed to be driving a 2003, gray, Dodge Ram pickup

FARGO, N.D. — The victim has been identified in a fatal shooting in Fargo on Friday and the suspect is still on the run. Police believe 60-year-old Kevin Riley, Sr. was shot and killed by his son, 34-year-old Christopher Riley. Medics were called to a home in south Fargo on Friday morning for a man who had shot himself. The caller…