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Police Blotter: Couple arrested for allegedly stealing U-Haul truck

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Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

Dickinson Police officers responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday morning arrested a man and woman for theft of property.

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Paul Kelley, 30, and Christina Ammann, 37, both of Dickinson, are facing Class B felony charges for allegedly taking a U-Haul truck with no intention of returning it.

The couple had rented a U-Haul with Arizona license plates a couple of months ago, stripped its decals, and have been driving it around, according to police.

When officers arrived at a residence near the 200 block of Second Street Southwest, Kelley told them, “You guys are probably looking for that van,” Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said.

A call to U-Haul headquarters verified that a van had been stolen.

A court summons was also issued for Kelley related to a bicycle stolen from a Walmart last year.

$5,000 worth of tools stolen from home

A homeowner Wednesday reported about $5,000 of tools and construction material missing from a house he has been renovating.

The man told officers he went away to Minnesota, and when he came back, the unoccupied residence on the 700 block of Fourth Street West had been forcibly entered.

Thousands of dollars in levels, saws, ladders, drills and other equipment was stolen. The case is under investigation, but Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said that unless the tools were marked some way to prove ownership, it’s unlikely authorities can hold anybody suspect.

“You need to scratch initials” into tools to make them identifiable, Wilkie said. “Company logo, company initials, anything. A lot of people don’t do that kind of stuff.”

Woman arrested for gas drive-off

A Glendive, Mont., woman was arrested early Thursday morning after driving off without paying for $49.50 worth of gas.

Bridget Bobiney, 21, fled Simonson’s North on the 200 block of 14th Street West but was stopped by Stark County deputies near mile marker 49 on Interstate 94. She was transported back to the gas station where security camera footage showed her vehicle.

Bobiney faces charges of theft of service.

Dickinson man and woman arrested on assault charges

A Dickinson man and woman were arrested for domestic violence early Friday morning following a confrontation that began the night before.

William Anderson, 47, told officers that during an argument Thursday, Brittney Wallace, 22, stabbed him in his left arm and gave him two black eyes.

Wallace said Anderson jumped on her early Friday when she was sleeping and put his hands on her mouth, allegedly pushing so hard her lips bled. She told officers she didn’t know how Anderson received a puncture wound on his arm.

Anderson faces charges of simple assault. Wallace faces charges of aggravated assault.

Both were taken into custody at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center.

Police seek men who shot at 7-year-old

WILLISTON — Police are searching for two men suspected of shooting at a 7-year-old girl who was riding her bike in Williston on Wednesday.

Detective David Peterson of the Williston Police Department said that about 8 p.m., two men driving an older black Chevy Silverado pickup fired shots in the area where the girl was riding a bike in the 1900 block of 23rd Street West.

The men fled the scene. Injuries to the girl’s right knee area were minor, he said.

The shooting happened in a quiet residential neighborhood lies northwest of downtown Williston off U.S. Highway 2.

Peterson said the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call 701-572-TIPS.

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