Sporting a custom ordered Dickinson Police uniform and a smile, Collin Blade, a 16-year-old Hettinger resident, dusted for fingerprints and searched for clues in a simulated crime scene at the Law Enforcement Center in Dickinson Monday. The project was part of a wish granted to Collin. The North Dakota Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening diseases, made Collin's dream of going to Disney World come true.
Construction for a new Elder Care facility in Dickinson may begin as soon as June 1. The facility, if approved, will be funded mostly from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, said Colleen Rodakowski, Elder Care executive director. Elder Care provides transportation and meals for disabled and elderly residents. The general public can also use the taxi portion of the service, Public Transit. Dickinson city commissioners plan to vote Dec.
A 57-year-old former Dickinson man has pleaded guilty to attempting to hinder police from questioning witnesses about a Dickinson murder. Thomas Doppler Sr. was charged with physical obstruction of government function, a misdemeanor, according to Stark County court records. If Doppler complies with conditions set by the court, he will be on unsupervised probation for three months, according to records. He also must pay $125 in court fees. "This is a case where everybody just got too excited," said Jim Hope, Stark County assistant state's attorney. "There weren't any bad guys here.
Two vehicles which were unlocked with keys in them were stolen Wednesday morning in the city, leading a Dickinson Police officer to deploy a Taser at a suspect who managed to get away. "The call initially came in at about 3 in the morning and they said there was a vehicle driving recklessly," Dickinson Police Lt. Rod Banyai said Thursday. Officer Corey Lee came across a sports utility vehicle which was similar to the description and pulled the vehicle over. The vehicle pulled into an alley between 11th and 12th avenues south. "I didn't know it was stolen at that time," Lee said.
Despite a recent complaint filed against Mott-Regent School over handicap accessibility issues, Superintendent Myron Schweitzer said he is confident the facility is up to code. A formal complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Chicago office, in October.
Police arrested a 19-year-old man allegedly involved in a November hit-and-run after he allegedly stole his impounded vehicle and crashed into a fence over the weekend, according to the Dickinson Police Department. Kareem Pitts, Dickinson, is charged with felony possession of prescription drugs and criminal trespass, according to a Stark County criminal complaint.
Soni Albright has always come up with creative solutions for parenting products that are safe and effective. After people began taking interest in the items she made for her own children, she decided to open a business. Stringbean Co. a Mom and Tot Store opened in downtown Dickinson Dec. 1. "I just kind of started sewing these things myself and now we have a manufacturer," said Albright, store owner.
Two Dickinson residents accused of stealing imitated prescription drugs had their charges reduced at a hearing in Stark County Monday. Dena Winch, 25, and Donald Schermerhorn, 25, were originally charged with attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The two are accused of entering a Dickinson motel room and stealing substances that reportedly imitated prescription pain relievers. However, their charges were dropped to attempted possession of a controlled substance. Winch and Schermerhorn both pleaded not guilty at the hearing.
A district judge denied requests to lower the bond of two men facing drug charges during a hearing at the Stark County courthouse Monday Arturas Teras, 29, and Donatas Jasiulionis, 35, are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
A pipe allegedly used to smoke meth was the only evidence found on the property of a Hettinger County man facing three meth-related charges, authorities said at a preliminary hearing Monday. Ross Charles Thomas is charged with possessing meth paraphernalia, distributing meth at his home and criminal conspiracy, according to his Hettinger County criminal complaint. However, meth paraphernalia found in Thomas's barn was the only meth discovered on his property, said Scott Voltz, special agent with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The two felony charges not dealing with the pipe wer