West Fargo Police Chief Denis E. Otternes

West Fargo Police Officer Suffers A Heart Attack While On Duty

Officer Tim Brown is currently in the ICU. GoFundMe started to help his family.

Fargo, N.D. (KVRR)- “West Fargo police department officer Tim Brown suffered a heart attack on the morning of October 31st 2021 while booking two females who had felonies for aggravated assault,” said West Fargo PD Chief Dennis Otternes. Officer Tim Brown was responding to a report of  two women Shalonda Profit and Brittany Hatcher at Grace Gardens on the 1400…

National Seat Belt Month – Wearing Your Seat Belt Saves Lives

This month is dedicated to making sure everyone wears their seatbelt.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Click it or ticket. It’s National Seatbelt Month. This month is dedicated to making sure everyone wears their seatbelt. West Fargo Police Chief Denis Otterness says in 2019 nearly 50 percent of traffic deaths were from people not wearing seatbelts. He says regardless of the distance, you should wear yours for safety. Otterness says wearing…

Arrests made in Monday night shooting in West Fargo

Police still looking for information on vehicle involved in shooting.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Two people are under arrest after a shooting last night that injured an innocent juvenile. It put a West Fargo neighborhood on lockdown. At Monday evening in the West Fargo police department responded to a shooting on the crossroads of 9th street West and Parkway drive. “The shooting occurred after CJ Jesse James Carruthers, a…

Fargo, West Fargo & Moorhead police chiefs discuss priorities for 2021

All three police chiefs say they've seen a concerning increase in overdoses this past year.

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce invites local police chiefs to discuss the biggest issues they experienced. Local law enforcement say they’re biggest hurdle has been trying to achieve their goals in light of all the challenges they’ve faced during this past year. “The obvious division that we have in our country right now, whether…