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Red River Valley SWAT Team Speak at Coffee With a Cop

WEST FARGO, N.D. Seniors at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings retirement community get a special visit. Members of the West Fargo Police Department and Red River Valley SWAT team spoke at this months coffee with a cop. Officers spoke about what it’s like being on patrol and special equipment the SWAT team uses. The police department hopes these visits will help make…

Fatal Mass Shooting At Riverfront Mall In Jacksonville, Florida

one suspect is dead at the scene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida authorities say one suspect is dead at the scene after a fatal mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville. But on its Twitter feed, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says it’s unknown at this time if there’s a second suspect and searches are being conducted. The sheriff’s office says multiple people have been killed in the…

Man Arrested After Armed Standoff In Grafton

The suspect, 31-year old Guadalupe Benavidez, Junior, eventually surrendered without incident.

GRAFTON N.D. (KFGO) – A several hour stand-off in Grafton Tuesday evening. Police responded around 5:30 p.m. to a mobile home on Stewart Drive on the city’s east side on a report of a domestic incident involving a gun. There, a man was reportedly holding several people hostage and had threatened to kill them and police. The regional SWAT team and…

Horace Standoff Ends With One Man in Custody

Authorities were at the scene for nearly five hours

HORACE, N.D. — One man is in custody after an hours–long standoff early Wednesday morning in Horace. Deputies were called to 7100 block of 100th Avenue South just before 5:30 a.m. Two people were inside a house when an armed intruder, identified as 51–year old Lance Belgarde, threatened them. The people inside the house were able to escape. Belgarde holed himself…

Suspect Killed In West Fargo SWAT Incident Identified

The deceased suspect is identified as 32 year old, Justin Lee Dietrich.

WEST FARGO, ND — Police released the name of the man killed after a SWAT incident on March 12, 2018. 32 year old Justin Lee Dietrich was shot by four SWAT team members after he refused to cooperate. In a timeline released by West Fargo and Fargo Police, at approximately 8:26 p.m. West Fargo officers attempted to stop Dietrich’s car….

Forbes Man Pleads Guilty In Child Neglect Case

(Update) According to the North Dakota Courts website, Robert Miner plead guilty on 6/25/2019 to Child Neglect. He agreed to the following conditions: Supervised probation, to have no contact with Stephanie Miner and the couple’s minor children and undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Miner also agreed to a reunification plan including, once defendant is released he will participate and complete an…

SWAT Team, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Stocking Lake Near Menhaga

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and found the man near the lake

  WADENA COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities were called out after a domestic disturbance east of Menahga and a man with a gun walking along the north shores of Stocking Lake. The victim called 911 just after 3 o’clock saying her significant other had left the residence on foot with a firearm. A CodeRED message was sent to people in the…

Breckenridge Man Sentenced in West Fargo Standoff

Wangstad finally surrendered after more than five hours

CASS COUNTY, ND — A judge has sentenced a Breckenridge man to 20 years in prison for firing shots at police during a standoff at a West Fargo motel. Jan Wangstad, 39, was found guilty of attempted murder. Police, Cass County deputies, the state patrol and Red River SWAT surrounded the Rodeway Inn on Main Ave. in March of last…

Fargo Police Looking for Candidates for Explorer Program

Police officers said those in the program will have the opportunity to do exactly what police officers get to do on a day to day basis

FARGO, ND — If you’ve ever considered a career in law enforcement, the Fargo Police Department may have the perfect opportunity for you. The Police Explorers program gives people ages 14-20 the chance to shadow officers out in the field. “Every police officer has to do reports, so they have to have very good communication skills,” said Fargo Police Officer…