The Ride Along

Juan Bustamante, is a wanted aggravated felon with known violent tendencies and is believed to now be in the Williston, ND area.

Stark County- DICKINSON, ND

Coats for Kids

The Dickinson Police Department has announced that, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Week (Oct 14-19), the Professional Learning Lab (266 Third Ave. W) will be hosting an event offering flu and hepatitis shots, blood, sugar and cholesterol checks, child vaccinations, as well as coats and winter accessories. The event, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 17, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., also will provide information on services available to the community and how individuals can connect to them.

Donate coats and winter accessories at either Sax Motor (52 21st St. E) or Paradise Cleaning (1867 Sixth Ave. W).

Funny Money


The Dickinson Police Department has recently received numerous reports of counterfeit bills, namely $20s, $50s and $100s, being passed in the area.

Please call the Dickinson Police Department’s non-emergency line (701) 456-7759 or Badlands Crime Stoppers (701) 840-6108 with information related to this sort of crime. You may remain anonymous.



On Oct. 10, the Belfield Police Department was informed of an investigation of a vehicle accident on Highway 85, north of Belfield, which occurred the day before. After working with other agencies, the Billings County Sheriff’s Office was able to determine that a Juan Bustamante was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the accident.

Bustamante, who is a wanted aggravated felon with known violent tendencies, is believed to now be in the Williston area, a fact which led to the full lock-down of the Belfield Public School system.

The suspect is an adult male with black hair, has two identifiable neck tattoos, stands about six-foot tall and weighs around 180 pounds.

“Do not approach the subject,” Belfield Police told the public in a media briefing. Instead, please call 911.


Dunn County- Halliday, ND

Wanted Individual Located

On Oct.11, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office released a statement announcing the capture of suspect, Tiege Rodgers.

On Oct. 5, Dunn County Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in Halliday, ND. The next day, the individual in question, Rodgers, was located and apprehended without incident. Rodgers was also wanted on a full extradition warrant from authorities in Arkansas.

Rodgers was booked at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson and charged with three felonies: aggravated assault/ domestic violence, terrorizing/ domestic violence and a fugitive warrant from Arkansas.


The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public to lock up and secure their belongings, as theft from homes, buildings, and vehicles in the Halliday area are on the rise.

“We want to reassure the public that we have been giving extra attention and patrols to the Halliday area,” the Department said in an online press release.


“If you see anything suspicious, don't hesitate to contact us or by calling 911,” the statement concluded.

As always, you may remain anonymous.

Bowman County- Bowman, ND

Pipe Theft

An estimated 300 pounds of cleaned scrap copper, in sections and sizes of 2” to ¼”, in addition to 280 feet of white sections of white PVC pipe in sizes of 4” to 1 ½” which were being kept in several 5-gallon size white plastic buckets were stolen from the 400 block of 3rd Ave SW in Bowman, ND.

The theft took place sometime between the mornings of Oct. 12-13.

Anyone having information on this event are encouraged to call the Bowman Police Department. As always, any information or tips can remain anonymous.

Outside the Western Edge - Bismarck, ND

Fatal Crash

On Oct. 15, Dickinson resident, Christopher Hageman, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer eastbound on County Road 139 in Morton County when it left the roadway at around 2:50 p.m. His passengers, Carlie Hageman, 26, and three children, ages 2, 3 and 6, all of whom were from Dickinson, were taken to Sanford Hospital and CHI-St. Alexius in Bismarck.

Christopher Hageman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Carlie Hageman and 6-year-old Dayton Hook were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. The other two children also were restrained by a seat belt or car seat and not injured. Carlie Hageman was the only occupant who was not wearing a restraint, the Highway Patrol said.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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