Moorhead Police

Man Jailed After Robbery Report in Moorhead

The Clay County Attorneys Office will decide on charges. 

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Fargo man is in the Clay County Jail after a robbery in south Moorhead Monday night. Police say 21–year–old Penja Lawuya met the victim on social media and discussed selling an electronic device. He then allegedly entered the victim’s car and displayed a handgun and took the device. Lawuya faces aggravated robbery charges. Shortly before 9 p.m….

Man Assaulted with Knife in South Moorhead

Officers located the victim and transported him to Essentia Health.

Moorhead, M.N.–Moorhead police are searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a man with a knife Monday night. Officers responded to the 1100 block of 18 1/2 Street South for a report of a male that had received a cut to his face during an incident at approximately 10:07 p.m. Officers located the victim and transported him to Essentia Health….

Driver Threatened with Hatchet in Carjacking

At this time, the suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20 years old, wearing blue jeans.

Moorhead, M.N.–Moorhead Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Main Avenue and 5th Street South after a victim reported a man threatened him with a hatchet and stole his vehicle. The victim was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot around 1:20 a.m. when the suspect entered and asked for a ride. When the victim refused, the suspect…

Moorhead Police Officers Put Their Bikes to Work


MOORHEAD, Minn. — A husband and wife team shares more than just a last name. Ofc. Nick and Ofc. Katie Schultz also share a place on the Moorhead Police Bike Patrol squad during the summer. “So we’ll usually bike during the day around five, six hours, most of the day. And then in the evening hours, our night time hours,…

Moorhead Police Find Body in River at Johnson Park

they are working to ID the person and notify his or her family

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police have found a body in the river at Johnson Park. Police say someone told them they thought they saw a person floating in the water just after 4:00 this afternoon. When officers got to the boat launch area, they turned their water rescue into a recovery effort. Authorities are working to ID the body…

Moorhead Police Looking for Guinea Pigs Owner

If no owners are found, we will have to find a local organization who will take them in.

MOORHEAD, MN — Moorhead Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the owners of three guinea pigs. They are looking for the owners of the guinea pigs, who were found running in a park today. If no owners are found, we will have to find a local organization who will take them in. Categories: Community, Local News, Minnesota…

Former Moorhead cop investigated for vandalism at supervisor’s home

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Authorities are investigating a former Detective with the Moorhead Police Department in connection with vandalism at his ex-supervisor’s home. Last May, Det. Lt. Brad Penas’ door was shattered, his home’s siding was damaged. Penas told investigators it’s possible Bob Porter had a personal grudge against him. Police got surveillance video from the Dilworth Walmart showing Porter buying a…

Driver Takes Off After Moorhead Traffic Stop

They ran through backyards and managed to escape a perimeter police set up.

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – A suspect who fled an attempted traffic stop in Moorhead early Tuesday being sought. Sgt. Scott Kostohryz says there was a pursuit that started near I-94, headed north of 8th Street, then went west on 18th Avenue and then north on 7th Street South before bailing out of the vehicle, along with a female passenger. They…

Moorhead Police Sgt. Announces Fundraising Total, Ran Fargo Marathon in Uniform

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Moorhead Police Sergeant who ran the Fargo Marathon in uniform for charity announces how much money people chipped in. Sergeant Scott Kostohryz says he raised $1,000 while honoring the 163 officers who died on duty in 2018. The money will go to the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association and the Moorhead Police Athletics and Activities League….

Moorhead Police Sergeant to Run Fargo Marathon in Uniform

He's doing it to honor those killed in the line of duty

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Thousands of people will be running in the Fargo Marathon, and everyone has their own reason for taking part. Moorhead Police Sergeant Scott Kostohryz says his favorite part of running marathons, other than the finish line, is hearing the stories about why people participate. “Everyone’s got a reason to run. Nobody wakes in the morning and says, ‘I’m…