Forum staff reports
JUD, N.D. — An 89-year-old man died Monday, Sept. 10, after suffering injuries in a Sept. 3 crash five miles northwest of Jud, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. About 12:10 p.m. Sept. 3, Albert Oberlander was driving south on LaMoure County Road 65 when he fell asleep at the wheel, the patrol said. The vehicle entered a ditch and flipped over a field fence before coming to a stop, the patrol said.
GLYNDON, Minn. — A surveillance camera captured video of an intruder entering a home here and sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 5, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court. A criminal complaint charging Dakota William Michael Moran, 26, of West Fargo, with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of first-degree burglary states that police were called to a home in Glyndon about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
Dan and Tara Whetzel, Mapleton, N.D., are the parents of a girl, Isabella Grace, at Essentia Health. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Amanda and Sergio Benitez, Wahpeton, N.D., are the parents of a boy, Sergio Carlson, at Essentia Health. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches. Jackie and Trevor Fisher, West Fargo, boy, Essentia Health, born Sept. 1. Katie and Timothy Newgren, West Fargo, are the parents of a daughter, Jaeleigh Renee Newgren, born on Aug. 29, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
A front-page story published Sunday, Sept. 9, (“Fargo bishop calls allegations against former colleague ‘disturbing’”) incorrectly described the grand jury that looked into priestly abuses in Pennsylvania. It was a state grand jury.
FARGO — William Hoehn’s request to have his murder conspiracy trial moved out of Fargo has been denied. Hoehn, 33, had asked that his trial on conspiracy to commit murder be relocated to Burleigh County because of media coverage of the case. Cass County District Judge Thomas Olson rejected the request in an order filed Monday, Sept. 10.
FARGO — People living in a north Fargo neighborhood are upset about a gruesome find that recently came to light: the remains of a squirrel that appeared to have died from a crossbow arrow. The incident was the subject of a discussion on the Nextdoor private social media site, where a number of people from the Horace Mann area of Fargo were talking about it over the past several days. Fargo police confirmed they received a report on Sunday, Sept. 9, from a caller who said their young child found a dead squirrel in their backyard with a crossbow bolt in it.
FARGO — A Fargo man will spend more than a decade behind bars for possession of child pornography, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Fargo. Damian Scott Olvera, 26, was sentenced in federal court on Monday, Sept. 10, to 15 years in prison on charges of possession of materials containing child pornography and receipt of materials containing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.
MOORHEAD—A 47-year-old Fargo woman was arrested after police officers were called to Buffalo Wild Wings on a report of a person with a gun Sunday night, Sept. 9. At about 7:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the restaurant at 2201 2nd Ave. N. on a report of an adult female inside the bar area making suicidal comments while armed with a handgun. According to police reports, the suspect advised staff to evacuate the building. The restaurant's management attempted to evacuate all staff and customers prior to the officers' arrival.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Two women were taken to the hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening after a crash along Highway 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, alcohol was a factor in the crash, which took place at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. A Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Kelly Wurst, 36, of Detroit Lakes with passenger Jennifer Tappe, 33, of Frazee, Minn., was eastbound on Highway 10. A Jeep Liberty driven by Melanie Turcotte, 27, of Detroit Lakes was crossing Highway 10 and pulled into the path of the oncoming Pontiac, resulting in a T-bone crash.
MOORHEAD — A man and a woman are accused in Clay County District Court of leaving a man on the side of the road after robbing him and stripping him of his clothes. However, they left the victim with cigarettes, a lighter and some Gatorade, according to court documents.