Total reported crimes down 6 percent in 2011, but burglaries, other property crimes are on the rise The number of reported crimes in Grand Forks hit a 15-year low in 2011, but property crimes and drug offenses were on the rise. Grand Forks had 9,193 reported crimes last year, the fewest since the flood year of 1997, according to the police department’s annual report released Monday.
Benjamin Gordon Ewing, 19, is accused of breaking into a Grand Forks County office twice to interfere with court-mandated drug tests. Once he allegedly stole his urine sample and a second time he allegedly stole all the county's drug testing kits. The drug testing was required after he was charged with three drug-related felonies.
In the last two weeks, three businesses and three to four homes have been burglarized within a 10-mile radius of the town, according to a Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The thief or thieves took coins, cash, jewelry and electronics.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning at Lakeview Resort, Restaurant and Lounge on Maple Lake, Minn., and has asked the public's help in identifying the suspect.
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