Forum Staff Report
FARGO — One of 18 men charged as result of a sex sting last summer was sentenced Monday, May 22, in Cass County District Court to 90 days on electronic home monitoring. Christopher B. Highness, of Moorhead, was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fees. He will be on supervised probation for two years. Highness earlier pleaded guilty to a felony charge of patronizing a minor for commercial sexual activity. The plea was made in the form of an Alford plea, meaning he didn't accept responsibility but acknowledged a jury might find him guilty based on the evidence.
FARGO – Police have released the name of a man found dead in a north Fargo apartment Tuesday, May 16, after 911 dispatchers received a report of a suspected drug overdose. The man was identified as Marcus C. Mosley, 41, of Moorhead, the Fargo Police Department said in a news release. On Tuesday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the apartment at 1024 Broadway to provide medical assistance, and they found Mosley unresponsive, police said.
DILWORTH, Minn. — Surveillance video of a scuffle between the sheriff of Sargent County, N.D., and a woman at a bar here last spring was released this week by Dilworth officials. The scuffle occurred at the Red Hen Taphouse, 1710 Center Ave. E., the night of May 14 when the sheriff, Travis Paeper, was off-duty. The video, a key piece of evidence in a case involving an elected sheriff, shows Karen Beyer hitting Paeper in the face at least twice after he was reportedly bothering her and women with her.
HITTERDAL, Minn. -- A controlled burn near Hitterdal got out of control on Saturday afternoon April 8, requiring volunteer fire departments to be called in from Hitterdal and Ulen, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. As of about 5 p.m., Bergquist said it was possible other area fire departments would be called in to assist with trying to get the grass fire under control.
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WAHPETON, N.D. — Police have arrested a 29-year-old Wahpeton man suspected of committing numerous burglaries in the region, the Wahpeton Police Department and Richland County Sheriff's Office said in a joint news release. An investigation led to the arrest of Wesley Klosterman and to the recovery of over $40,000 worth of property believed to be stolen, the release stated.
- Dec. 31, 2010: Craig Cobb, also known as Paul Craig Cobb, is charged in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the willful promotion of hatred. He flees to the United States before his first court appearance. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police later say Cobb can't be extradited back to Canada because there's no similar U.S.
FARGO -- A man suffered significant injuries while driving an off-road four-wheeler in rural Walsh County early morning on Sunday, March 19. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the incident happened on a partially ice-covered dirt surface on property along Highway 35, eight miles southwest of Adams around 1:30 a.m. The Patrol said 38-year-old Christopher Bata of Adams was ejected from the 4-wheeler. He was not wearing a helmet.
WEST FARGO -- A Fargo mother is accused of driving drunk with children in her vehicle. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Crystal Rowe, 45, after a deputy stopped her vehicle at 8:50 p.m. Friday, March 9, on Interstate 94 outside West Fargo, according to a news release. The deputy said she was driving 95 mph with four children -- ranging ages 2 to 13 years old -- in the vehicle.