Elsabeth Burns, 31, of Bismarck, was found lying beside South Columbia Road with minor injuries on her arms and feet early Thursday morning, April 29. Police suspect she could be responsible for significant damage to the nearby Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons building.
Michael Lankowicz, 18, appeared for a preliminary hearing on charges of burglary, robbery, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor domestic violence. A judge found enough probable cause to proceed with the case, but an accomplice's interview with police raised questions about whether a jury could find proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the pair had intended to commit a robbery.
When Spencer Sternhagen's southern Minnesota home was searched, authorities found clothing that appeared to match those of a man seen on video breaking into a Renville County pharmacy and stealing hundreds of prescription drugs. He's now facing drug possession and burglary charges.
Mason Cruz Demontigny, 19, of Fargo, Keegan Julian Hofstad, 20, of Grand Forks, and Austin Jacob Suedel, 21, of Grand Forks, each pleaded guilty to involvement in a burglary, robbery and assault in a Grand Forks apartment in April.
Three men accused of physically assaulting and robbing a Grand Forks man in his apartment in April will go to trial on Oct. 20, and a fourth will go to trial on Nov. 27. The fifth man involved is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on Oct. 19.