MOORHEAD - A 25-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a chase through multiple counties, hitting speeds of 100 miles per hour. Zachary Rogers of Moorhead was arrested after a chase on multiple charges. It started in Moorhead early Monday morning, March 27, as a reported break-in. A homeowner called saying someone broke into his garage. That confrontation started the chase, which went through through Clay, Wilkin, Otter Tail and ended in Becker County. Stop sticks were used, but Rogers avoided them in the stolen vehicle. He was also rear-ended by an officer. Rogers was eventually
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—An Alexandria man was arrested in Benton County after a routine traffic stop and is facing charges of possessing counterfeit currency. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, James Earl Meyer, 53, attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill at Hardware Hank in Rice about 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7.
HOLT, Minn.—A 45-year-old motorist was injured Wednesday night by a deer he hit in Marshall County after the animal went through his windshield. The Minnesota State Patrol and Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded at 7:51 p.m. to the crash on Minnesota. Highway 32 on the south edge of Holt, a Marshall County town about 10 miles north of Thief River Falls. Steven Ray Gross of Salol, Minn., was southbound on the highway in a 2012 Ford van when he hit a deer that was just struck by a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo, according to a crash report.
A Polk County mailman faces felony charges after prosecutors say he broke into a customer's garage and engaged in a sexual act with a dog. Brian Louis George L. Chapman, 21, has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, and one count of bestiality, a misdemeanor for acts alleged to have taken place Feb. 6. According to a criminal complaint, a Polk County man noticed the mailman was spending a long time in his garage to drop off a package.
WILLMAR, Minn. — An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping. In a news release from the Willmar Police Department, it was reported that the child was taken Thursday evening from a home in Willmar after an argument between the suspect, a 33-year-old Willmar man, and the unidentified caller.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Police are investigating after shots were fired at the front door and windows of the Enbridge's Bemidji office sometime prior to employees arriving Wednesday, Feb. 22. According to a news release from Enbridge's communications supervisor Shannon Gustafson, Enbridge employees arrived at the office on Wednesday morning and discovered the shots. No one was injured and police are investigating the incident as a drive-by shooting, Gustafson said.
NORTHOME, Minn.—Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northeast of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff's Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
A missing teenager last seen Jan. 27, leaving Perham High School, has been found safe, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Sixteen-year-old Lucia Garcia of Dent was found Feb. 15, around 10:30 p.m.
A 2-year-old boy was the only survivor of a head-on crash Sunday, Feb. 5, that killed his mother and another driver in Otter Tail County. The boy, Mason Mousseau of Wadena, was hospitalized after the crash, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.The crash happened about 3:18 p.m. on State Highway 29 two miles east of Deer Creek, southwest of Wadena, the patrol said. Mousseau was a passenger in a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero driven by his mother, Jessica Marie Lannes, 31, also from Wadena.