THEFT

One of Two Men Arrested For Theft Overnight On Construction Site in Horace

The other man fled and wasn't caught

HORACE, N.D. — One of two men found on a construction site in Horace overnight is arrested for theft. A Cass County deputy spotted the men, including 44-year-old Ryan Woodbury of Moorhead, shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say the men were in the process of stealing a construction trailer with tools inside and already had it hitched to their…

Arrest leads to recovery of items from several burglaries in metro

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Monday night after he stole a vehicle in Dilworth. Officers were able to track the stolen vehicle to County Road 81 between Argusville and Harwood. A Cass County deputy conducted a traffic stop and arrested 29-year-old Marcos Garza. While deputies were investigating, they discovered that Garza was in possession of…

Man Arrested After Attacking Two Women & Stealing Two Vehicles

FARGO, N.D. — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man is arrested in Fargo for attacking two women in rural Felton and stealing two vehicles. Clay County authorities say 39-year-old Thaddeus Severson is accused of assaulting the women he knew before taking a vehicle from the home. The women were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. Severson later abandoned the car before…

Fargo Police Warn of Felony Lane Gang in F-M Community

Fargo Police say even though fitness facilities are closed, daycares remain open and common targets.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department says it has reason to believe the Felony Lane Gang has returned to the Fargo-Moorhead community. The nationwide theft ring targets unattended vehicles in parking lots and takes purses, cash, credit cards, checkbooks and IDs. Fargo had at least 12 cases linked to the group in January 2018 and activity reported again in 2019. Fitness…

Multiple “Smash and Grabs” Reported Across Metro

Police urge people to remove valuables from their vehicles

FARGO, N.D. — Police in the metro responding to multiple “smash and grabs” at local gyms beginning at around 5:30 this morning. Officers say thieves broke into at least seven vehicles across Fargo and stole things like purses and wallets out of them. They are urging people to remove valuables from their vehicles or to put them in an area…

Fargo Police Report 24 Vehicle Thefts in February

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department says they have taken 24 reports of stolen vehicles since February 1. They say in the majority of cases, the key was left inside the vehicle making it easy for suspects to quickly take off with the vehicle. Fargo Police say removing keys, including spare keys, and locking the vehicles at all times is the…

Police investigate “smash and grab” thefts, warn drivers of leaving valuables in vehicles

One theft was reported this morning at a local gym

FARGO, N.D. — Police are investigating a morning “smash and grab” theft at a local fitness facility. They say these thefts can happen almost anywhere  — in the parking lot of your gym, daycare or grocery store. “It’s very scary. I mean, you just never know what they take from you,” says Lainie Fenske of Hawley, Minnesota. It’s when thieves…

Woman Pleads Not guilty to Forgery and Theft of $800,000

Morell will stand trial beginning Feb. 19.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck woman has pleaded not guilty to using fraudulent letters and a judge’s forged signature to swindle more than $800,000 from people who thought they were loaning her money. Thirty-two-year-old Autumn Morrell entered the pleas Tuesday to three counts of theft and three counts of forgery. Each felony carries a maximum 20 years in prison upon conviction. Prosecutors…

Arrests Made in Grand Forks Loaf ‘N Jug Robbery

Grand Forks Police say a citizen tip led detectives to begin investigating Mendoza and Ahlgrim.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department has arrested two men in connection with the robbery that occurred at Loaf ‘N Jug on Monday. 18-year-old Valentin Mendoza and 18-year-old Raymond Ahlgrim were identified, arrested and charged with robbery, terrorizing, and theft. Grand Forks Police say a citizen tip led detectives to begin investigating and ultimately arresting Mendoza and Ahlgrim. The…