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Police Blotter: Employees suppress Stark County oil well fire

Employees were able to suppress a fire at an oil well in rural Stark County on Monday afternoon, according to the Stark County Sheriff's Office. A small oil blowout had caused some pieces of machinery to catch fire at the Whiting Froehlich 11-28 ...

Employees were able to suppress a fire at an oil well in rural Stark County on Monday afternoon, according to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

A small oil blowout had caused some pieces of machinery to catch fire at the Whiting Froehlich 11-28 PH well on the 12000 block of 34th Street Southwest in rural Belfield, the sheriff’s office reported.

An unknown quality of oil spilled, but was limited to the well pad.

The North Dakota Department of Health’s spill investigations division was not available for comment on Wednesday.


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Nearly $2,500 in cash stolen at DSU

Dickinson State University reported the theft of $2,498 in cash from a money bag on Tuesday afternoon.

The Dickinson Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is looking into the case.

The money was discovered missing from an office at the university after an audit of the money bag.


Tires slashed on vehicle for third time

A Dickinson resident reported to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office that all four tires on their 2004 GMC Envoy had been slashed -- for the third time.

The incident was reported on the 800 block of 38th Avenue East just outside of Dickinson.The tires are valued at $670 with a repair cost of $170.

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  • A Dickinson police officer found a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix that had been reported stolen in Hettinger County outside of a Dickinson residence on the 200 block of Fourth Street West late Tuesday night. The suspect has not been located.
  • A 26-year-old Glen Ullin man was arrested for driving under the influence at 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 1500 block of State Avenue in Dickinson.
  • The theft of hotel room bedding and sheets, valued at $260, was reported by the Candlewood Suites on 1400 block of Sims Street in Dickinson. Police have a suspect.
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