GRAND FORKS — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a body camera that fell off an officer's uniform during a struggle with a man who then fled the scene in a police vehicle Monday evening, May 6.
Two Grand Forks officers met 33-year-old Jordan Lee Poitra in the parking lot at 1719 S. Washington St. after being called to address an “unknown problem” around 5:10 p.m., police said. A scuffle ensued as officers attempted to arrest Poitra on an outstanding warrant. He stole a patrol car and, shortly thereafter, hit a semitrailer on I-29.
At some point during the scuffle the officer's body camera fell off. It's believed a person may have picked up the camera after the officer lost it, the Grand Forks Police Department said on its Facebook page.
Police ask that anyone who finds the camera return it to a police station or call 701-787-8000 to have it picked up.