VANDALISM

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….

Video shows Jesus statue being vandalized, police seeking information

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Police have released surveillance video of a person who vandalized a statue of Jesus outside St. Mary’s Cathedral. on April 17. The face of the marble statue at 604 Broadway was spray-painted black.  Police say it happened in the early morning hours of April 17. Investigators are seeking assistance in identifying the person responsible. Anyone with…

Fire causes extensive damage at Bible camp

Bible camp fireCOOPERSTOWN, N.D. – Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a  fire and vandalism caused extensive damage at a Bible camp near Cooperstown. Investigators say someone set fire to a boys’ cabin and caused other damage at the Cooperstown Bible Camp. Officials say someone drove recklessly all over the camp, narrowing missing buildings, trees and propane tanks. The Griggs County…

Watch: Man uses ax to vandalize Hoeven’s downtown Fargo office

POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Police say they’ve positively identified a man who used an ax to vandalize Sen. John Hoeven’s downtown office. Police were called to Hoeven’s office in the Skyway at 123 Broadway, Suite 201, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Monday. Video shows the male suspect walk up the stairs towards Hoeven’s office and smash two windows with an ax….

Last Day for Moorhead’s Tastee Freez

One of the owners say they're coming back next year with a new name.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tastee Freez opens its doors for the last day of the season and the last day under that name. To say it’s been a challenging year for Moorhead’s Tastee Freez is an understatement. Construction on the 20th and 21st Street underpass project has caused a lot of inconvenience for the business. “They’ve shut down roads. They’ve made…

Moorhead neighborhood fed up with vandalism of political signs

One neighbor said that they've had all of their signs stolen three times over the last couple of weeks.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A few weeks ago, neighbors on 19th Street North in Moorhead began putting up signs for their favorite Republican political candidates. It didn’t take long for things to turn ugly. “Pretty much as soon as they were put up, they started getting stolen, and now this is the first time there is an incident of graffiti on the…

Vandalism Causing Hazards to Drivers in Sargent County

Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed.

FARGO, N.D.–Officers are reporting vandalism and removal of signs on many closed roads in Sargent County. Flooding and other hazards have caused county and township roads to be closed. Townships are finding it difficult to keep up with the road closures especially when signs are being removed or vandalized. Sargent County Emergency Manager, Wendy Willprecht, says the vandalism creates a…