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FARGO — The president of an area building company is charged in Cass County District Court with fraud, accused of failing to follow through with a construction project after being paid. Matthew D. Lano, president of Dakota Pole Buildings, faces one count of construction fraud, according to court documents filed in Cass County District Court. Dakota Pole Buildings is located in Lamoure, N.D. On Aug. 23, West Fargo police met with a couple who said they hired Dakota Pole Buildings to construct a pole building on their property.
FARGO — A 20-year-old Fargo man is being charged with sexual assault against two minors, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. Muya Osman Muya, 20, a student at West Fargo High School, is charged with two felony counts of gross sexual imposition against minors. Both of the alleged victims are under the age of 15. According to court documents: In mid-March, both victims, who were friends with each other at the time of the incident, met with a man they knew as "Sam" at the West Acres Shopping Mall. The individual was later identified as Muya.
FARGO — A 30-year-old Fargo man has been charged in Cass County District Court with two felony counts in connection with a shooting in south Fargo on Friday evening, Sept. 14. Steven Geely was arrested by Fargo police on Friday and according to documents filed in Cass County District Court on Monday, Sept. 17, he is charged with one felony count of reckless endangerment and one felony count of terrorizing. According to the court documents, police were dispatched about 5:12 p.m. Friday to 17th Avenue and 25th Street South on a report of multiple gunshots.
FARGO — A little over a year has passed since William Hoehn was arrested in connection with the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hoehn will stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, one of several crimes Hoehn was charged with in August of 2017 along with his former girlfriend, Brooke Crews. Hoehn and Crews lived in the same apartment building where LaFontaine-Greywind lived at the time she disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017.
FARGO — It's been more than six years since Aaron and Allison Deutscher and their 1-year-old daughter, Brielle, died in a collision with a drunk driver. Now, Aaron and Allison's families are getting national recognition for the work they've done in spreading awareness about drunken and distracted driving.
FARGO — Police here are seeing an uptick in opioid related overdoses, according to a posting on the Fargo Police Department Facebook page. Since Aug. 1, Fargo police have responded to nine calls for possible overdoses. One of those overdoses resulted in death, police said. Those nine overdoses since Aug. 1 make up half of all overdose calls answered by Fargo police so far this year, which number 18.
FARGO — An early morning pursuit on Thursday, Sept. 13, led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who was caught with the help of a police dog.
FARGO — The former general manager of a downtown concert and events venue here has entered an Alford plea on charges of theft, court records show. Richard Howard Pallay III is charged with one Class B felony count of theft for illegally obtaining more than $16,000 from Sanctuary Events Center. With an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit responsibility, but acknowledges a judge or jury might find them guilty based on the evidence.
MOORHEAD — A Sanford Medical Center nurse has been suspended after being charged with stealing prescription drugs from a home in Moorhead. Lisa A. Skalicky, 45, of Fargo, is charged with one felony count of second-degree burglary, Clay County District Court records show.
FARGO — In late June, President Donald Trump visited Fargo and held a campaign rally for Rep. Kevin Cramer at Scheels Arena with a crowd of about 6,000 people.