VANDALISM

Deaths of Moorhead family members, mosque vandalism among top stories in 2021

FARGO (KVRR) – The tragic account of 7 members of an immigrant family from Honduras who died in a Moorhead home in December was the most-viewed news story of 2021 on KVRR.com Relatives discovered the victims Dec. 18 when they went to check after not hearing from them.  The were identified as 37-year-old Belin Hernandez, 34-year-old Marleny Pinto, 16-year-old Breylin Hernandez,…

Morton sheriff seeks info on damaged, stolen road signs

SOLEN, N.D. – The Morton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vandalism and theft of road signs in south-central North Dakota, near the South Dakota border. Road crews on Thursday found that about 15 signs at intersections on a 6-mile stretch north of Solen had been run over or stolen. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says replacement of each sign…

Arrest made in downtown Fargo vandalism spree

FARGO (KVRR) – A man is in custody in connection with a rash of overnight vandalism incidents in downtown Fargo in August. Twenty-four-year-old Marshal Slater is being held for Felony Criminal Mischief. On Aug. 18, windows were smashed in several locations including Duo Salon, Carmine Hayworth, Wimmer’s Jewelry, Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Reed & Taylor Antiques and Rhombus Guys Pizza. Shattered…

Multiple Downtown Fargo business storefronts vandalized overnight

600 block of Main Avenue, Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police need your help in tracking down a suspect who vandalized several downtown businesses. With broken windows, shattered glass and a suspect on the loose, businesses owners along the 600 block of Main Avenue are shocked after falling victims to vandalism. “I saw the side windows all smashed out and of course glass all over…

Update: Downtown Fargo storefronts vandalized overnight

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO (KVRR) – Windows were smashed out of several businesses along Main Ave. and in the downtown Fargo area overnight. Police say they were called to a report of a…

Moorhead mosque vandal sentenced, released from jail

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a Moorhead mosque has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says 22-year-old Benjamin Enderle was released Friday after serving 95 days.  The remainder of the…

Man accused of painting hate messages on Mosque back in court

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A Moorhead man charged with vandalizing a Moorhead mosque made another court appearance Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Benjamin Enderle is charged with aggravated harassment because of bias and criminal damage to property because of bias. Enderle is accused of spray painting hate messages including “Death to Islam” and “Go to Hell” at the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center. According…

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….

Video captures vandalism suspect at Moorhead mosque

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Police have released video of a suspect walking near the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center Mosque before the building was vandalized. On Sunday at around 5:20 am, officers were called to the mosque at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Go to Hell,” “Death to Islam” and other messages on several portions of the building….