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West Fargo Police still searching for suspects who broke into 17 vehicles in one day

UPDATE: The West Fargo Police Department is still searching for the suspects responsible for breaking into 17 vehicles on September 16. Police believe at least six suspects were going through vehicles for valuable items. West Fargo Police have a video that shows at least one vehicle driving through the Elmwood and Goldenwood areas at the time of the break-ins. The…

West Fargo Police arrest man after domestic disturbance call

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department arrested a man after receiving a domestic disturbance call Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of 12 Street E and learned that 28-year-old Joshua Young had threatened to shoot someone. Young was located in possession of a rifle. Police Arrested him for domestic assault, interference with an emergency…

West Fargo man arrested on several charges Wednesday

WEST FARGO, N.D.–A West Fargo man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after shooting a BB gun at a vehicle. Police say 39-year-old Levi Glaser shot three BB gun rounds into the back of an unoccupied vehicle on Morrison Street shortly after 2 p.m. Glaser did not know the owner of the vehicle. Glaser was arrested for reckless endangerment, interference with officers,…

West Fargo runaway has been located

UPDATE: The West Fargo Police Department says Sumia Mukhtar Muqadim has been found. Police thanked the community for helping her get home safe.     WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old female Somalian, Sumia Mukhtar Muqadim. Sumia left home July 20, 2020, and has stopped all communication…

El Zagal Shrine Circus, West Fargo Police Department to award bikes to kids in the FM area

West Fargo Police will randomly select 12 completed pictures and announce the winners on August 5.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The El Zagal Shrine Circus isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from giving deserving kids in the FM area something to remember. Organizers at the Circus along with KVRR have donated 12 children’s bikes to the West Fargo Police Department to give away. The bikes would normally have been awarded at the Circus. In order to fairly…

West Fargo City Commission Approves New Police Chief

The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation to hire Denis Otterness

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo has a new police chief and it is Denis Otterness. The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation by City Administrator Tina Fisk. Otterness started his career as an officer with West Fargo Police Department. He is currently the Montana State University – Billings Police Department Chief of Police and Emergency Management Director,. He’s…

Man found unconscious after single motorcycle crash in West Fargo

The incident is currently under investigation.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–A man was taken to a local hospital after a single motorcycle incident Wednesday evening. The West Fargo Police Department responded to the intersection of Starr Avenue and 17th Street East at approximately 10:30 p.m. and found a 38-year-old man unconscious. After confirming the man was breathing, FM Ambulance transported him to a local hospital. West Fargo Police…

Robbery at West Fargo Jimmy John’s determined to be a false claim

Police are continuing to investigation the incident.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department has determined that the supposed armed robbery at Jimmy John’s never happened. After an investigation, police have confirmed there was no weapon and 29-year-old Camaron Starr and the reporting party conspired to falsely report the robbery. Starr was arrested for conspiracy to commit theft and charges are pending for the reporting party. Police…

West Fargo Police Department releases statement on Facebook video

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department has released a statement regarding a video circulating on social media. The video shows an interaction between West Fargo Police officers and a man outside Menards at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5. West Fargo Interim Chief Jerry Boyer has addressed the incident saying police were called to Menards for reports of…

Social Distancing: Avatars

Facebook Gives Us All Something To Do While We're Social Distancing

  I know I’m grateful for little distractions to entertain me for a few minutes when we’re supposed to be social distancing. My social media feeds were filled with little cartoon versions of my friends this weekend. Facebook launched a new avatar feature. You make a little cartoon that looks like you, or not if you want, and you can…