Moorhead Police

Fallout from video forces Moorhead Police to temporarily deactivate Facebook page

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Moorhead Police Dept. had to take down its Facebook page Wednesday after someone posted a YouTube video of police encounter that went viral. Capt. Deric Swenson says the action was necessary because of an overwhelming number of social media comments and phone calls received “from around the world.” The group later began posting its links…

UPDATE: Fargo man arrested for murder in the death of Moorhead taxi driver

Moorhead Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found a man in the driver seat with suspicious trauma to his body.

UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old Willie Sparkman of Fargo has been arrested for second degree unintentional murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 24-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi of Moorhead. Moorhead Police say Sparkman shot Abdullahi during a planned robbery and they do not know each other. Sparkman was also wanted for two attempted armed robberies in Fargo. Police say the first robbery…

Police say death of Moorhead taxi driver is a homicide

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Police say the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday in a taxi in south Moorhead is being investigated as a homicide. Officers were called to a single-vehicle crash in the 3000 block of 20th St. S.  A taxi appeared to have been traveling eastbound when it drove over the road, crossed the railroad…

Walmart security officer tracked down mosque vandalism suspect

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police are crediting a Walmart loss prevention officer for identifying the man suspected of spray-painting hate messages including “Death to Islam” on the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center. Capt. Deric Swenson says the loss prevention officer noticed through publicly-released images that red spray paint was used in the incident and began to examine store purchase records….

Ellison: Moorhead mosque attack ‘sad situation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is weighing in on the recent vandalism at a mosque in Moorhead. Police were called Sunday morning to the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Death to Islam” and other hate messages on several portions of the building. Ellison says the Moorhead incident, plus…

Video captures vandalism suspect at Moorhead mosque

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police have released video of a suspect walking near the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center Mosque before the building was vandalized. On Sunday at around 5:20 am, officers were called to the mosque at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Go to Hell,” “Death to Islam” and other messages on several portions of the building….

Police Use PIT Maneuver To Stop Fleeing Vehicle In Moorhead

Driver Arrested After Overnight Chase

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A driver leads Moorhead Police on a chase down one of the busiest streets in the city overnight. An officer tried to stop a vehicle around 10 Thursday night in the 1100 block of 8th St. S. for driving that indicated impairment. The driver fled, leading police on a chase for 10 blocks before an officer…

Fargo-Moorhead law enforcement prepares for Chauvin verdict

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo-Moorhead area law enforcement agencies are getting ready for a verdict in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death if George Floyd. Thousands of demonstrators gathered May 30 for a peaceful protest in Fargo, just days after Floyd died in police custody.  About 20 people were arrested after the demonstration turned…