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Detroit Lakes man awaiting charges in child pornography investigation

The ICAC Task Force investigation is ongoing.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A Detroit Lakes man is awaiting charges after being arrested for suspicion of possessing child pornography. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested 31-year-old Alexander John Coyne on Wednesday as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. The Task Force reportedly received several tips related to child pornography. Formal charges against Coyne are expected to…

Thief River Falls man indicted on child pornography charges

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–A Thief River Falls man made his first court appearance on Monday after being charged with production, distribution and possession of child pornography. According to the indictment, between February 12, 2020 and February 20, 2020 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Roggenbuck attempted to use two children to produce sexually explicit content. Roggenbuck also knowingly distributed child pornography and was…

Officer Involved Shooting in rural Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, MN – The Clay County sheriff reports there’s been an officer-involved shooting overnight. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Glyndon police officer tried to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation but the driver failed to pull over and there was a pursuit. During the chase, the officer fired his gun at the vehicle. No one was injured….

Missing Wheaton Man’s Death Ruled a Homicide

68-year-old Terry McCoy's body was found in Traverse County on Monday

TRAVERSE CO., Minn. — A Wheaton man’s death is ruled a homicide by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner. 68-year-old Terry McCoy’s body was found in Traverse County on Monday. He was reported missing on June 18 after he was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on June 17. The Traverse County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide along with the Minnesota…

Two injured in Moorhead assault, BCA called to investigate

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Two people were transported to a local hospital Thursday morning after a reported assault. The Moorhead Police Department says officers responded to 1615 20 Street S at approximately 1 a.m. When officers arrived they discovered two people needing medial attention. One of the individuals, a man, was severely injured. Moorhead Police say the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has…

Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force Investigating Overdoses Linked to Blue Pills

The pills are reported to be extremely potent and potentially fatal.

BELTRAMI COUNTY, N.D.–The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force is warning the public about a fatal drug linked to multiple overdoses in the region. The Task Force says small blue pills being sold as 30mg Percocet or “Perc 30s” may contain Fentanyl. The pills come in various shades of blue and have a “30” and “M” on the side. The pills…

Child Death Investigation Leads to Barnesville Woman’s Arrest

The investigation is still ongoing.

BARNESVILLE, Minn.–A Barnesville woman has been arrested after a child died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Barnesville Police Department were called to the hospital for reports of felony neglect on Thursday. Shortly after officers opened an investigation, the child passed away. Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Anderson was taken into custody and charged with felony neglect. Police…

Death of Suspect In Custody In Moorhead Under Investigation

High Plains Fugitive Task Force took the individual into custody on outstanding felony warrants on Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the death of a suspect in custody in Moorhead. High Plains Fugitive Task Force took the individual into custody on outstanding felony warrants shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. They were in the 700 block of 4th Street South in Moorhead. During the arrest, the suspect complained of shortness of breath…

Waseca Police Officer and Suspect Are Shot

WASECA, MINN. – A police officer and a suspect have been shot and wounded in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the officer was taken by air to a Twin Cities hospital following the shooting Monday night in Waseca. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the same hospital. There’s no immediate word on their conditions. The…

Sexual Assault Case Dropped after Minnesota Agents Mix Up DNA

The BCA says it will continue to work on the case.

MINNEAPOLIS–Prosecutors have thrown out rape charges filed against a convicted sex offender accused of attacking an employee at a Twin Cites amusement park in 2018 after his attorney discovered investigators mixed up the DNA tests. 27-year-old Austin Jeffrey Jones was scheduled to stand trial next week on two charges related to the alleged assault at Valleyfair in Shakopee. A defense…