Police Blotter - SaturdayAfter allegedly hitting a semi in the parking lot of Mac’s Hardware on Thursday, two men were arrested at Walmart for going through unlocked cars.
By: Katherine Grandstrand, The Dickinson Press
2 arrested after hit-and-run, pilfering
After allegedly hitting a semi in the parking lot of Mac’s Hardware on Thursday, two men were arrested at Walmart for going through unlocked cars.
“In the process of looking for this vehicle, we get a call from Walmart saying that these guys parked this trashed car behind a building and were now walking to Walmart,” Dickinson Police Department Capt. Dave Wilkie said. “Well, that happened to be the car that struck the semi, except now it’s like it went through a meat grinder, it’s got three flat tires and there’s tree branches hanging out of the windows.”
Frank Varner, 32, and Kyle Stevens, 34, both believed to be homeless, were arrested for unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, a Class C felony, Wilkie said. There will likely be more charges resulting from the hit-and-run incident at Mac’s.
Scooter reported missing in Dickinson
A $700 yellow Liquimatic Go-Ped was reported as stolen from the Quality Inn parking lot Thursday evening, Dickinson Police Department Capt. Dave Wilkie said.
Anyone with information about the scooter can call 701-456-7759.
Woman arrested for false police reports
After dealing with her twice in three days, Dickinson Police Department officers arrested Cherell Swifthawk, 28, homeless, for disorderly conduct and alarming acts at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge on Thursday evening.
Earlier in the week, Swifthawk, who is thought to be a prostitute, called 911 and told police she was being kidnapped in a red SUV, DPD Capt. Dave Wilkie said. Police officers caught up with her in a silver conversion van using information from her phone. A man was arrested for domestic violence in relation to the incident.
“She got put in detox for 12 hours because she was so drunk,” Wilkie said.
On Thursday evening, Swifthawk allegedly handed the front desk worker at the Ramada a note stating she needed help in room 109 as she was being held captive, Wilkie said. The clerk then contacted police to investigate the situation.
The man with Swifthawk had no idea she had allegedly made the claim she was being held captive, Wilkie said.
“The alarming acts is the fact that she passed this note to the clerk and got the clerk all up in arms about the fact that this gal was maybe being held captive or being held prisoner, that her life was threatened or something like that,” Wilkie said, “which wasn’t the case.”
Police look for suspects of stolen jackets
The Dickinson Police Department is searching for two suspected jacket thieves.
On the night of Oct. 6 two jackets, one valued at $229 and one at $200, disappeared from Liquid Assets, DPD Capt. Dave Wilkie said. There was also about $70 and an identification card in the coats.
Anyone with information can call DPD at 701-456-7759.