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VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Valley City is conducting a special election Sept. 15 to decide who will fill the position of president of the City Commission, also known as the mayor's job. The spot has been vacant since Bob Werkoven retired in May at the age of 85. What won't be on the ballot is a measure that would dissolve the Valley City Police Department and hand over those duties to the Barnes County Sheriff's Office.
FARGO—Kids are back in school, so watch for them crossing streets, and coming and going from school buses and bus stops. And if you're a parent, educators and law enforcement officials suggest now is a good time to talk to your kids about something that might someday save their life—avoiding drug abuse. The message is a follow-up to one that students and their families heard last spring, when the region's opioid epidemic was taking lives and grabbing headlines.
FARGO—A Cass County District Court jury has found a Fargo youth guilty on all counts in a case involving the attempted kidnapping of a J.C. Penney employee in the West Acres mall parking lot in September 2014. After deliberating Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, and Friday morning, Sept. 2, the jury found Abdirahman P. Sahel, 17, guilty of attempted kidnapping, robbery, terrorizing and simple assault. Sahel will be sentenced later after a presentence investigation is completed.
FARGO—A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 1, to arson and other charges stemming from a fire at an occupied mobile home in West Fargo in April. Lonnie P. Carpenter, address unknown, also pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass and menacing, admitting that he pointed a handgun at two people and threatened someone with a shotgun. The charges stem from an incident at a mobile home at 1010 2nd Ave. E. in early April.
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D.—A New Rockford man is scheduled to change his pleas in a case in which he is accused of shooting two people, one fatally, at a wedding reception in New Rockford last year. David Troske, 52, is scheduled to appear at a change of plea hearing in Stutsman County District Court in Jamestown on Sept. 28. Troske is being held in the Stutsman County Jail.
FARGO—If a trophy was handed out for stealth, smarts and speed when it comes to swiping sports memorabilia, authorities believe there's one man out there who could probably steal that trophy and get away with it. No name has been mentioned so far, but it's clear law enforcement officials suspect a single perpetrator may be responsible for a growing string of high-profile heists in the sports memorabilia world, including the recent theft of baseball treasures from the Roger Maris museum in West Acres mall here.
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FARGO—Police here are exploring a possible connection between the high-profile theft of Roger Maris baseball memorabilia from a museum in July and similar heists in states like New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to information contained in a search warrant. The warrant, which was filed this week in Cass County District Court, seeks data transmitted over area cellphone towers around the time the theft took place early in the morning on July 26. According to information contained in the warrant:
WEST FARGO—Two women who worked for the West Fargo Hockey Association's bingo operation at the M&J Saloon in West Fargo have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding the operation of more than $10,000. Leah Willason, 39, of Fargo, and Amy Grieger, 41, of West Fargo, were arrested Thursday evening, Aug. 25, according to West Fargo police Detective Joe Birrenkott. Birrenkott said one of the women worked as a caller for the bingo operation and the other was a floor walker.
MOORHEAD—A tense and potentially deadly incident was resolved without injury early Thursday morning, Aug. 25, following a confrontation in a south Moorhead apartment building during which a resident fired a handgun to warn away an intruder, police say. According to information provided by police Lt. Tory Jacobson: