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911 Center tells Devils Lake-area residents to lock doors after individuals fled vehicle pursuit

DEVILS LAKE -- Emergency dispatchers have warned residents in the Devils Lake area to lock their doors after several individuals fled on foot from a vehicle pursuit.

A text message from the Lake Region 911 Center was sent shortly before midnight Friday warning residents that three individuals had fled a vehicle pursuit, possibly on foot.

"Lock all doors and call if you see anyone or anything suspicious," the alert said.

Devils Lake-area law enforcement declined to give further details regarding the text message, including information about the pursuit that prompted the alert, other than the pursuit entered Ramsey County.

An officer told the Herald a supervisor would be available Friday morning to answer questions.

Anyone with information on the pursuit or who sees suspicious activity should call 911.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

Have a story idea? Contact Baumgarten at 701-780-1248.

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