Rock thrower tried to get into Fargo bank, police say

The man arrested "was unsuccessful at gaining entry into the facility but caused damages estimated to be between $10,000 to $15,000," Fargo police said in a statement.

Jeremy Wayne Peterson.
Cass County Jail photo
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FARGO — Police say they arrested a man after receiving reports that he was throwing rocks at the windows of a south Fargo bank on Monday, May 16.

Officers were sent to Bell Bank at 3100 13th Ave. S. at about 8:30 a.m., and they arrested Jeremy Wayne Peterson, 41, who has no permanent address, police said.

"Peterson was unsuccessful at gaining entry into the facility but caused damages estimated to be between $10,000 to $15,000," police said in a statement.

The bank's lobby opens at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, according to Bell Bank's website. It's unclear why Peterson was throwing rocks at the bank's windows.

The building is Bell Bank's main Fargo branch and serves as the bank's headquarters.


No bank employees or customers were injured, police said. The drive-up window at the location remained temporarily closed as of midday Monday.

Police arrested Peterson on suspicion of terrorizing, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and attempted robbery, all felonies. He was also arrested on suspicion of assault on a security officer, a misdemeanor.

Peterson was medically cleared at a local health care facility and was booked into the Cass County Jail.

Peterson had not yet been charged in Cass County District Court as of Monday, court records showed.

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