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Dickinson Police Blotter: Jan 1. to Jan. 10

The Dickinson Police Department responded to numerous calls for service over the past 10 days, and these are just a few highlights of what occurred.

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DICKINSON — These are a few of the calls the Dickinson Police Department responded to from Jan. 1 through the early morning of Jan. 10.

Sunday Jan. 1

1:17 a.m. A snowmobile was believed to be on fire. It was actually a fire pit burning.

10:11 a.m. A man reported his vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was later located in his garage.

Monday, Jan. 2

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6:15 a.m. A man suspected to be under the influence of drugs was arguing with an employee of a gas station on Museum Drive West over a transaction. The man left the premises when an officer arrived on the scene. No arrests were made.

3 p.m. Caller reported the smell of marijuana in the hallway of an apartment. Officers were unable to locate the origin of the smell.

10:22 p.m. Police alerted to a suspicious man standing in front of Walmart. The man was waiting for a friend to arrive and no action was taken by officers.

11:07 p.m. Caller reported suspicious activity on Enterprise Avenue but was determined to be suffering from hallucinations. No action was taken.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

7:22 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Bab Drive. The caller reported a broken rear window on a white Chevy Tahoe. No suspects were named.

5:57 p.m. A hit and run was reported in the Walmart parking lot. The incident caused minor damage and no suspects were named.

6:08 p.m. A resident reported an HP Omen laptop, a 40-inch Vizio flat screen, and an Xbox series X gaming system console was stolen from a residence while caller was out of town. Incident remains under investigation.

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7:06 p.m. Caller reported multiple payday loans were taken out under his name totaling nearly $45,000. The matter is under investigation.

Wednesday Jan. 4

8:47 a.m. A hit and run was reported in the parking lot of the West River Community Center. The incident resulted in minor damages and no suspects were named.

10:01 a.m. A counterfeit $100 bill was discovered in the night deposit box at Dakota Community Bank. The bill was seized and placed into evidence.

11:27 a.m. Vandalism reported at Dickinson High School. A rear window was broken out on a vehicle but is believed to have been caused by cold weather.

1:18 p.m. A welfare check for a truant student was attempted. Neither the student nor their parent had been located at the time of the report.

1:33 p.m. Another truancy welfare check was attempted with the same outcome.

1:46 p.m. A hit and run was reported in the Dakota Diner parking lot. Minor damages resulted and no suspects were named.

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3:30 p.m. A man on Villard St. W was bitten by a small, white dog. The dog was not captured or located.

Thursday, Jan. 5

6:05 a.m. An intoxicated man needed assistance getting into his apartment.

7:56 a.m. Tires were reported stolen from the 2500 block of Fourth ST W. No suspects were named.

4:07 p.m. A woman stole two bottles of vodka from Cashwise Liquors. No suspects were identified.

Friday, Jan. 6

1:23 p.m. Dickinson Police Department conducted a welfare check on a suspicious vehicle. Occupants were sleeping in their vehicle and did not require assistance.

5:47 p.m. A possible scam was reported. The caller had given out Walmart cash card information. DPD gave the caller information on how to cancel the card and get a new one issued.

Saturday, Jan. 7

2:05 p.m. Officers conducted a standby for a neighbor dispute on Third Avenue West.

5:08 p.m. An aggressive man reportedly refused to leave Phat Phish Brewing. Officers stoodby while a taxi arrived and no arrests were made.

Sunday, Jan. 8

2:18 a.m. A woman had reportedly passed out in her vehicle in the middle of an intersection. Octovio Nez, 22, of Round Rock, AZ, was arrested for actual physical control of a motor vehicle and assault on a peace officer. During the arrest she allegedly kicked one officer and bit another.

6:02 a.m. A caller reported an assault and theft of a motor vehicle on Dakota Blvd. The vehicle was located later and the caller did not want to pursue charges.

10:58 a.m. Three juveniles stole a BB gun from Running's and later returned it. No charges were issued.

12:31 p.m. A 15-year-old was cited for minor in possession of tobacco.

5:13 p.m. Checks were reported stolen from a locked cabinet on 12th St. W. The incident is under investigation.

8:58 p.m. Dickinson man Jordan Vezina, 38, was arrested for terrorizing and dissemination of obscene materials. Vezina allegedly threatened to kill a woman and posted nude photos of her to social media without her consent. In addition, he was arrested for criminal mischief and resisting arrest for allegedly damaging a pickup truck in the parking lot of Champ's during the incident. He also had a Burleigh County warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

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Jordan Vezina
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Monday, Jan. 9

1:25 a.m. Police responded to a man using a flashlight to look into vehicles on a car lot on Third Avenue West. The man said he was looking at a vehicle to buy.

2:24 a.m. A caller reported hearing six shots fired in the area of Heartland Village. Officers were unable to locate or validate the information.

3:20 p.m. An intoxicated man needed to be removed from a residence on Enterprise Ave, but then left willingly.

6:37 p.m. A theft was reported on Eighth Avenue West due to a missing ID, bank card and Social Security card.

6:58 p.m. An attempted break in was reported on First Avenue East. No access was gained.

It is important to note that all individuals named in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Ashley Koffler is a Killdeer, North Dakota native and Dickinson State University graduate, with a Bachelor’s Degree in writing, and minors in journalism and psychology. Formerly working in Community Affairs for Roosevelt Custer Regional Council for Development, her reporting focuses on the Dickinson city government, community features, business and agriculture — among others.
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