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Police Blotter: Grand Forks man arrested for trespassing at gas station

Dickinson Police officers arrested a Grand Forks man Saturday evening after he refused to leave the south Simonson’s gas station located on Villard Street East.

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James Leclair, 49, had previously been warned not to come back to the gas station, according to a police report. When he did return, officers arrested him for criminal trespassing.

Woman arrested under influence of methamphetamine

A Dickinson woman was arrested Saturday night while under the influence of methamphetamine, according to a police report.

Dickinson Police officers were called for a welfare check at a residence on the first block of Kuchenski Drive, where they found Melanie Smith, 20.

Smith told officers she had been shot, but had been afraid to report it to the police. Officers could find no evidence that she had been shot, but they did find two knives with 5-inch blades concealed on her person.

“She was highly agitated,” Capt. Dave Wilkie said.

Smith was arrested for ingestion of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon, both Class A misdemeanors.

Dickinson woman arrested on drug charges

A Dickinson woman was arrested Sunday morning after patrons at a bar reported seeing a bag of marijuana and a bag of meth fall out of her car.

Officers located Jimalou Turner, 42, in her van with a male near the 1200 block of First Street South, according to a police report. Turner told officers she was not aware of any drugs in the vehicle, but upon searching they found marijuana, which Turner said was not hers.

She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Williston woman arrested for retail theft

A Williston woman was arrested Sunday evening after attempting to steal almost $100 worth of merchandise from Runnings, according to a police report.

Amanda Bannon, 30, cut a radar detector out of its package and tried to steal the detector. She was arrested for retail theft, an infraction, and removing a security device, a Class A misdemeanor.

Man arrested for trespassing, violating drug program

A Dickinson man was arrested Sunday evening for trespassing at a residence on the 1300 block of First Street West after the renter reported him to the police.

Joshua Newlin, 34, was also arrested for violating his 24/7 program for not wearing his drug patch, according to a police report.

Woman arrested for breaking and entering attempt

Dickinson Police officers arrested a Dickinson woman Monday afternoon after she attempted to enter a stranger’s vehicle parked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to a police report.

Priscilla Kirschke, 20, was arrested for disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor. She was released on a $300 bond.