Herald Staff Report
A brief Tuesday evening standoff involving a man with knives at a Grand Forks apartment ended peacefully, police said. Grand Forks police were dispatched shortly before 5:30 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 1100 Block of 14th Avenue South for a report of a suicidal subject, according to a news release issued Tuesday evening. Officers learned the man had two knives, and the apartment building was evacuated, the release said.
Nearly six hours after a passing motorist reported a woman trying to escape a car leaving the Buxton area Friday night, the Traill County Sheriff’s office arrested Glenn Troy Stegmann, 43, without incident. Shortly after 6 p.m., the Sheriff’s office heard of a female passenger in a White Dodge Caravan trying to open her door and “possibly yelling for help.” After spotting a Caravan driving southbound I-29, the sheriff and a deputy made the driver, later identified as Stegman, pull over north of the Hillsboro exit.
Grand Forks police have arrested 36-year-old Samuel Nelson after a several-hour standoff Monday. Early afternoon, officers responded to the 1100 block of 14th Avenue South "regarding a suspect armed with a firearm," according to the police department's Facebook page.
BEMIDJI -- Five people, including an 8-year-old child, were injured Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash near Bemidji.
BISMARCK—More than 49,000 deer hunters went afield during last fall's North Dakota deer gun season, shooting an estimated 30,100 deer for an overall hunter success rate of 61 percent, the N.D. Game and Fish Department said Monday, March 26. Game and Fish offered 54,500 deer gun licenses for the 2017 season, and 49,407 hunters went afield, according to results from a post-season survey Game and Fish conducts every year. Hunters spent an average of 4.4 days in the field. Other survey highlights:
The body of a woman found along a snowmobile trail near East Grand Forks has been identified. Grand Forks resident Britani Rose Senti, 26, was found March 2 about a half mile south of East Grand Forks, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. No foul play is suspected in relation to her death, the release said. Senti's body was sent to the UND Forensic Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The release didn't specify the cause of death.
A Tuesday morning crash between a plow and a passenger vehicle caused the death of a Fargo man on Interstate 29 near Reynolds, N.D. According to a North Dakota Highway Patrol release, the 35-year-old male driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup was driving north at about 7:30 a.m. in the left passing lane of I-29. At the same time, a Highway Patrol trooper had stopped “partially in the left lane” to investigate a different crash in the median of that section of road, less than 2 miles north of Reynolds.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- An infant escaped injury in a Thursday evening crash in northwest North Dakota, but three others were sent to the hospital. Michael Amundson, 49, of Clifford, N.D., was driving east in a 2001 Kenworth semi on McKenzie County Road 12 at 8:11 p.m. Thursday about 25 miles northeast of Watford City when he ran a stop sign at state Highway 23, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
EDGELEY, N.D. -- A LaMoure, N.D., woman was sent to the hospital after a sneeze led to a crash with a semi in southeast North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that happened at 3:37 p.m. on U.S. Highway 281 about 13 miles north of Edgeley, or about 20 miles south of Jamestown.
Four people were arrested early Thursday morning in Grand Forks after police said they found drugs in the vehicle they were in. Kevin Roger Anderson, 24, of Fosston, Minn., along with Amelia Flores Trevino, 31, Rebecca Lynn Gatica, 52, and Zachary Glenn Lynch, 39, all of Grand Forks, had initial appearance hearings Friday in Grand Forks District Court to face multiple drug charges stemming from a Thursday morning traffic stop. Each person faces four charges of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture.