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Two Grand Forks men are facing charges for allegedly spray painting buildings and items downtown. Raymond Robert Escarsega, 20, and Brian Wayne Kruse, 25, could each face up to five years behind bars on felony criminal mischief charges. An affidavit said police saw two men in Loon Park about 4:30 p.m. Sunday who appeared to be spray painting on a glass door. They walked around the corner before the officer could reach them, the affidavit said. Officers located Escarsega and Kruse on the Greenway and told them to stop, but the men ran.
A Grand Forks woman is facing charges stemming from an incident in which she allegedly dragged an officer a short distance with her car before leading police on a high-speed chase. Amanda Marie Marzolf, 26, is facing felony charges for fleeing police, reckless endangerment and simple assault. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison for each charge. A deputy was on his way to serve a warrant to a Haley Lanes on Dec. 10 and saw her get into a car with two other women, an affidavit said.
WARREN, Minn.-- One man was hospitalized after his vehicle collided with a train in Warren, Minn., Monday afternoon, a press release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office said. Clarence Dau was driving west on West Park Avenue around 1:30 p.m. when he collided with a southbound BNSF train, the release said. Dau was taken to North Valley Hospital in Warren and later brought to Altru, according to the release. He was still in the hospital for observation Tuesday afternoon, the release said.
A Grand Forks man is facing charges for allegedly beating another inmate at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. Charges were filed Monday against Justin Howard James Metcalf, 24. If convicted, he could spend up to five years in prison. Metcalf is currently serving part of a three-year sentence for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. An affidavit of probable cause said Metcalf went into another inmate's cell on Nov. 6 just before 4 p.m. and hit him in the face at least twice. The assault was unprovoked, a court document said.
GULLY, Minn.-- The Polk County Sheriff's Office released the name of a 19-year-old man killed Friday during a one-vehicle rollover crash. Joshua Charles Anderson, Gully, Minn., was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a field approach and rolled at the intersection of 330th Street Southeast and 380th Avenue Southeast in Gully, a press release from the sheriff's office said.
ROSEAU, Minn.-- A Roseau man will spend two more months behind bars for sexually assaulting a young child. Anthony Joseph Ray Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct as part of a plea agreement that dropped a first-degree charge for sexual contact with a person under age 13. He has been in custody for four months and will have spent six months in jail in total. Garcia will also spend 10 years on supervised probation.
East Grand Forks Police are searching for a man who they believe may have baited and poached a deer within city limits. Officer Nick Anderson said officers discovered the site during regular patrolling Dec. 10 and left a note asking the man to contact officers. Anderson said a trail camera at the site showed photos of the man setting up bait. Anderson said deer poaching is a misdemeanor, but the man also could face tickets for hunting within city limits. The department posted photos of the man on their Facebook page Monday morning in an attempt to identify him.
Grand Forks Police are searching for two men they believe robbed another man at gunpoint Saturday night, a press release said. Officers were called to the 3400 block of 24th Avenue South around 6:45 p.m., the release said. Police said a man was sitting in his car when two masked men with a handgun approached and demanded his wallet. The man allegedly gave them his wallet and the two men ran north. Officers and a police dog were unable to find the men, the release said. The suspects were allegedly wearing dark clothing and black ski masks.
Members of Grand Forks Air Force Base raised concerns after high-ranking officials sent an email Tuesday that offered an opportunity to volunteer for the Salvation Army during duty hours. Mikey Weinstein, founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said about 40 military members contacted him because they said they felt the base was showing religious favoritism. He alleged the offer violated their constitutional rights by merging church and state and is in violation of the Air Force Standards.
A 19-year-old man died Friday morning during a rollover crash in Polk County, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. Investigators said the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck left the roadway and may have rolled several times. The driver was thrown from the vehicle, the release said. First responders were called to 330th Street Southeast and 380th Avenue Southeast in rural Gully, Minn., about 7:30 a.m., according to the release. The man was dead when responders arrived, the release said. His name is being withheld until family can be notified.