Herald Staff Report
DEVILS LAKE—A Fargo man has been accused of forcing a young child to touch him for sexual gratification. James Christopher Armentrout, 39, appeared Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court on a Class A felony count of gross sexual imposition. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Court documents reveal few details about the alleged incident, which prosecutors say happened "on or about the summer or fall of 2011 or 2012." The charging documents describe the victim as younger than 8 at the time.
The Grand Forks Police Department has released images from video depicting a suspect in a convenience store robbery involving a knife. Officers are investigating the robbery reported at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Police were dispatched to the Valley Dairy at 2401 S. Columbia Road, where a suspect showed a knife, demanded money and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a news release.
NDGF to offer 502 nonresident bow tags The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will offer 502 any-deer bow licenses to nonresidents in 2018. Applicants must apply online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1. As many as five applicants can apply together as a party. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
WARREN, Minn.—A Saturday garage fire near Warren likely was caused by a wood furnace, law enforcement said Sunday. Firefighters responded to the garage fire 10 miles southeast of Warren, where the garage was declared a "complete loss," according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The adjacent house on property owned by Dan Veselka was damaged by "the heat of the fire," the news release said. No one was injured.
STRANDQUIST, Minn.—A Sunday morning crash in Marshall County injured two Karlstad, Minn., residents. Eighteen-year-old Emily Elaine Bugge, the driver of a 2013 Buick LaCrosse, and her 16-year-old passenger, Madison Lea Bugge, were sent Sunday to Sanford Health in Thief River Falls for non-life-threatening injuries after their vehicle rear-ended a 1991 Mack semi, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. Officers responded to the crash shortly before 11 a.m. about a mile south of Strandquist on U.S. Highway 59.
CROOKSTON - An East Grand Forks man who died last week in a crash near Crookston has been identified. Joseph Arthur Corcoran, 31, died from the Tuesday crash about 10 miles east of Crookston that left two other victims injured. Multiple agencies responded at 7:15 p.m. to the crash on U.S. Highway 2 after the 2005 Chevrolet Express Van driven by Corcoran rear-ended a 1974 Ford F45 tractor truck driven by David Allen Neset, 55, of Fosston, Minn., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The two vehicles were eastbound.
Police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store in Grand Forks. Officers responded shortly after 7:30 a.m. to the Valley Dairy store at 2401 S. Columbia Road, where witnesses said a knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The suspect fled with a "undetermined amount of money," according to a news release. "The man was wearing a larger blue jacket, chopper mittens, bomber style hat and white scarf," police said in a release, adding the suspect had "a stocky build and was wearing white gym style shoes."
Police are searching for a man who they say robbed a convenience store in Grand Forks. Officers responded shortly after 7:30 a.m. to the Valley Dairy store at 2401 S. Columbia Road, where witnesses said a knife-wielding man walked in and demanded money. The suspect fled with a "undetermined amount of money," according to a news release. "The man was wearing a larger blue jacket, chopper mittens, bomber style hat and white scarf," police said in a release, adding the suspect had "a stocky build and was wearing white gym style shoes."
The East Grand Forks Police Department is asking residents to avoid 23rd Street Northwest. The northside road is exposed to blowing snow and is filling in, the agency said in a news release. The Public Works Department has tried to clear the road several times.