Man arrested after leading police on bike chase in Fargo

Police made the arrest shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.

Fargo police surround the intersection of 42nd Street South and 18th Avenue South Tuesday night, July 5, as they arrested a man on an open warrant after a short chase.
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FARGO — One man is in jail after leading Fargo police officers on a chase on his bike Tuesday night, July 5.

Officers tried to stop Nicholas Peltier, 29, around 11 p.m. Tuesday for not having a head lamp on his bicycle. He tried to flee the traffic stop by cutting through several yards.

An eyewitness saw police following the cyclist down 42nd Street South. Near the intersection with 18th Avenue South, he was chased off his bike by officers and then tackled and arrested, the witness said.

Peltier, who has no permanent address, was arrested on an open warrant, police said.

He faces charges of refusing to halt, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property in excess of $1,000 and less than $10,000, according to Cass County Jail records.

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