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At approximately 4:09 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, West Fargo Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 1227 Queen’s Way for a motor vehicle burglary that was in progress. The caller stated that a male had broken a window to gain access to a white SUV and was currently in the vehicle.
A West Fargo Police officer located the vehicle with the suspect male still inside. The suspect male attempted to flee and, in doing so, struck the officer’s leg with the vehicle. The suspect male then fled southbound on Veteran’s Boulevard.
West Fargo Police officers engaged in a pursuit and deployed tire deflation devices at the intersection of Veteran’s Boulevard and 32nd Avenue E. The driver attempted to avoid the deflation device and struck the raised median, causing the vehicle to roll. The suspect driver was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by the West Fargo Fire Department.
The suspect was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. The injured officer was also treated at a hospital and released.
An investigation of the scene was conducted by the West Fargo Police Department with the assistance of the Fargo Police Department, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect has been positively identified in this case. Charges for arrest being investigated will include, but may not be limited to, aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, fictitious registration, and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.