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Minot sees big increase in thefts from motor vehicles

MINOT, N.D. — Minot police are linking an increase in thefts from vehicles this year to a rise in illegal drug activity. There were 282 thefts from motor vehicles reported in the city through October — an 84 percent increase from the same time period last year. Police Chief Jason Olson says there’s a connection between the thefts and increased ...

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Police: $43,000 worth of drugs seized in Minot investigation

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities say they’ve seized about $43,000 worth of drugs during an investigation in Minot. Minot police say authorities found nearly 7 pounds of marijuana after searching a package held by a local courier. KXMC-TV reports police later served a search warrant on a Minot home and arrested 23-year-old Cameron Morris and 20-year-old Ashlee Morris. Charges against Cameron ...

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Minot police receiving complaints about new phone scam

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities in Minot say they’ve received a number of complaints about a telephone scam in the area that threatens residents with criminal charges for missing court. The Minot Police Department says victims of this scam receive a phone call claiming they have missed a court appearance. The caller threatens the victim with criminal charges unless the victim ...

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Minot bike patrol officer hit by vehicle, has minor injuries

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot police officer suffered minor injuries when a vehicle rear-ended bike patrol units. Authorities say the bike patrol units were conducting a traffic stop with emergency lights activated shortly after midnight Sunday when a vehicle rear-ended them and struck one of the officers. The officer later returned to work. The 33-year-old Minot woman driving the vehicle ...

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