Moorhead Police

Moorhead Police Sergeant Charged With DWI

Sgt. Thad Stafford A 20-Year Police Veteran

MOORHEAD, MINN. — A 20–year veteran of the Moorhead Police Department is charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated. A citizen reported what he thought was an intoxicated man getting into a vehicle outside Mick’s Office Bar in Moorhead around 7:00 Thursday night. An officer matched the plate description to a vehicle owned by Sgt. Thad Stafford. They found…

Fugitives Accused of Injuring Officers in Moorhead Caught

U.S. Marshals High Plains Fugitive Task Force officers were arresting a person at 218 9th Street North when officers spotted to two others being sought, 36-year old Jesse Byzewski, and 42-year old Laura Lorsung and tried to arrest them.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE – Two people wanted for slightly injuring a member of the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force in Moorhead have been caught near Devils Lake. The search for 36 year–old Jesse Byzewski and 42 year–old Laura Lorsung started in North Moorhead on Monday afternoon when officers saw them…

Update: Homeowner May Face Charges In Arson Investigation

Constance Gail Thompson (64 years old) was home alone at the time and suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the fire.

UPDATE – MOORHEAD, MN — Moorhead Police are releasing the name of the homeowner that dialed #911 to report that her house located at 1924 29 Street Circle South was on fire on Monday evening. Constance Gail Thompson (64 years old) was home alone at the time and suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the fire. She was…

Moorhead Police on Extra Patrols After Possible Snapchat Threat

authorities say the threat is not credible but they're still taking precautions

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police took on extra patrols around Moorhead High School after a possible threat on a social media app was reported Wednesday. School district officials and the police department issued a release saying they had been told about the threat by multiple people who had seen it circulating on Snapchat. Authorities investigated the picture, which showed…

Moorhead Police Looking For Man With Guns

Officers responded to reports of the man carrying a long gun and a handgun outside Terrace on the Green apartments in the 1600 block of 20th Street South around 7:30.

MOORHEAD (KFGO) – An armed man is being sought for questioning after he ran from Moorhead police Sunday night. Officers responded to reports of the man carrying a long gun and a handgun outside Terrace on the Green apartments in the 1600 block of 20th Street South around 7:30. When the man spotted police, he bolted inside the five building complex…

Are Police Losing a Tool with Backpage.com?

Police have used the site as a tool to catch traffickers just as traffickers have used to site to do business

The site Backpage.com has removed its adult section after a Senate Homeland Security Investigation found it had knowingly facilitated online sex trafficking. Law Enforcement has used the site to help catch traffickers. “The audacity of a group of American citizens wishing to hide behind the first amendment when they exploit children is beyond me,” said North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

Fargo Woman Charged With DUI After Crashing Dealership Vehicle into Fire Hydrant

A woman allegedly crashes into a fire hydrant after taking a car from a Moorhead car lot

MOORHEAD, Minn. Police arrested a 27–year–old Fargo woman after she allegedly crashed a vehicle into a fire hydrant in Moorhead. The Moorhead Police Department says the woman was test driving a black Nissan Murano when she knocked off the fire hydrant at 50 miles per hour. The hydrant was not connected to the water main. When officials arrived, they found…