Insight from the West Fargo PD: Police canine seizes two in one week
On Feb. 17 and again on Feb. 21, West Fargo police canine Disco seized two males suspected of committing felonies in West Fargo. In Monday’s incident, citizens in the Meadowridge area of West Fargo reported a man who appeared to be trying to enter homes. The callers provided a description of the male and his last known location. Officer Joe Birrenkott was responding to the area and spotted the male leaving a home through the front door. The male returned inside after seeing Birrenkott. Officers next saw the subject as he attempted leaving from the back of the home. Again the subject returned into the home after seeing officers. Officers attempted to contact the subject from outside the home, but the subject did not respond. West Fargo police canine handler Pete Nielsen and Disco entered the home and located the subject hiding under a bed in the basement. The subject failed to surrender and was bitten on the shoulder. Rick Gregory Nogoski, 29, Fargo was arrested on the charge of burglary and outstanding warrants.
Michael Reitan is the assistant police chief in West Fargo