Moorhead Police

Moorhead company’s work vehicle vandalized and robbed

"We're going to have to invest in cameras, make sure we take the time to part the things away in the shop and just not be complacent."

MOORHEAD, Minn, (KVRR) — A Moorhead business is asking the community for help after it was vandalized and robbed. In the overnight hours of late Tuesday to early morning Wednesday, flooring company ‘Hands Down Flooring and Tile’ was robbed of about $4000 dollars worth of equipment. “Our new hire went out to load tools up in the van and there…

Overnight Shooting Near Romkey Park In Moorhead

Shooting Happened Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead Police are investigating a shooting overnight near Romkey Park. Officers responded to the 1100 block of 19th Street South around 10:30 Wednesday night for reports of shots fired. Officers identified the parking lot where the shooting happened and found the person who was shot nearby. They were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Officers have not made…

Moorhead Police investigate shooting

400 block 7th Street South, Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) –Moorhead police are investigating a shooting at a Moorhead neighborhood. A shooting around 4:30 a.m. had Moorhead Police responding to the 400 block of 7th Street South. “I was in bed and I could hear outside because my windows were open and I heard three pops and I came down stairs and I called 911. It was…

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…