Man injured while lighting fireworks in Langdon as Cavalier County deputies respond to several calls overnight

Overnight on July 4 and early on July 5, Cavalier County emergency services responded to a severe injury, an ambulance hitting a deer, an unresponsive man and a grocery store burglary.

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LANGDON, N.D. — The Cavalier County Sheriff’s Office responded to four emergency calls between 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4 and 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

According to a Cavalier County Sheriff’s Office release, at 10:39 p.m. on July 4, the sheriff’s office responded to a residence in the 600 block of First Street in Langdon, North Dakota, for a report of a man who was severely bleeding from his arm. The sheriff's office said the man had fallen down while lighting fireworks and was cut by a piece of glass, which caused a severe cut to his arm. He was transported to Langdon Prairie Health Hospital by Langdon Area Ambulance Service. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

Then, at 4 a.m. on July 5, the sheriff’s office received a call from the Langdon Area Ambulance Service reporting that one of its ambulances struck a deer on Highway 5 near mile marker 294 while transferring a patient to another hospital. According to the release, the ambulance received disabling damage, but no injuries were reported. A second ambulance arrived at the scene to finish the patient transfer.

At 4:37 a.m., the sheriff’s office and Langdon Area Ambulance Service were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of Third Street in Langdon for a report of an unresponsive man. The male was given medical care and transported to Langdon Prairie Health Hospital. The sheriff’s office believes alcohol was a factor in the incident.

On Tuesday at 5:24 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to Leevers Foods in Langdon after reports that the glass door of the business was “smashed in.” According to the release, authorities believe the business was burglarized around 11:30 p.m. on July 4, and between $3,000 and $4,000 in cash was stolen from the business.


At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 5, a 16-year-old was taken into custody in relation to the incident, and stolen property was recovered. Charges are currently pending in juvenile court. The sheriff’s department believes the burglary to be an isolated incident.

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