Jamie Kelly / Williston Herald
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 37-year-old man is being held on $3,000 bond after police say he hit an officer with his SUV and fled the scene. Damon Granado, of Williston, was charged Tuesday with reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, both class C felonies, and drunken driving and leaving scene of accident involving vehicle damage, both class B misdemeanors.
WILLISTON, N.D.—A 27-year-old man has been accused of causing more than $30,000 in damage to a facility owned by the company that owns the Dakota Access Pipeline. Destin Hall, of Williston, was arrested early Saturday morning, Oct. 6, at a facility owned by Energy Transfer Partners on 48th Street NW near Williston. He was charged with criminal mischief, a class B felony, and criminal trespassing, a class A misdemeanor and was ordered held on $10,000 bond.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office has accused a man originally arrested for driving with a suspended license of using a false name and identity. David Ramirez, 38, was charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying info, a Class C felony, as well as tampering with public records and making a false report to law enforcement, both Class A misdemeanors.
WILLISTON, N.D.—A 56-year-old Williston woman is accused of stealing about $1.5 million from her employer between 2009 and 2017. Barbara Langerud was charged Wednesday with class A felony theft of property. She was ordered held on 10 percent of a $75,000 bond, meaning she will have to post $7,500 in order to be released from the Williams County jail. Police say that Langerud, who worked for Imperial Oil in Williston from 2006 to 2017, wrote checks to herself from a company account at First International Bank and Trust used to handle oilfield royalty payments.
WILLISTON, N.D. --An estimated 60 to 80 people were displaced, but no one was injured when an apartment building in Williston caught fire early Thursday morning, Sept. 6. The fire started in the Valley Rental apartment complex in western Williston between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, according to Williston Fire Chief Jason Catrambone.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — On Wednesday, July 11, more than 24 hours after a deadly EF-2 tornado touched down in Watford City, work was already well underway to clean up the trail of destruction the storm left behind. The tornado hit the Prairie View RV Park early Tuesday morning and destroyed or damaged more than 200 trailers, RVs and manufactured homes. A 6-day-old baby died from injuries sustained in the tornado and nearly 30 people were injured, some of them critically.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police say they found a dead man inside a building Sunday where a shot was fired after police executed a welfare check that turned into an hours-long standoff. The Williams County SWAT team entered a building in the 2000 block of 50th Street West at 9:58 p.m. on June 24, according to Williston Police Detective Dustin Celander. Officers then found the deceased man. Police have not released a cause of death or the identity of the man. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now handling the case, Celander said.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- When Katie Olson heard her name announced Saturday night as Miss North Dakota 2018, she almost didn’t believe it at first. “I turned to Lizzie Jensen, Miss North Dakota 2017, and asked, ‘Is it real?’” Olson recalled Monday, June 11. “She said, ‘Yes, turn around so I can put your crown on!’” Less than 48 hours after she won the crown, it was starting to feel less like a dream and more like reality.
WILLISTON, N.D.—The discovery of the body of 29-year-old man who had been missing since Wednesday, June 6, has his family wondering what happened. Members of Williams County Underwater Search Recovery, along with Williston police and Williams County Sheriff deputies, retrieved a 2009 Ford F-350 from the Little Muddy River on Thursday evening. The truck belonged to Brandon Barnes, who was reported missing Thursday morning and hasn't been seen or heard from since early Wednesday. A body, which police said they believe was Barnes, was found near the truck.
WILLISTON, N.D.—On Tuesday, June 5, the day before preliminary rounds were to start in the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant, the Miss America organization dropped a bombshell — it was scrapping the swimsuit part of the competition. Debbie Richter, the president of the Miss North Dakota board, said there are still a lot of details that haven't been released, and the decision isn't going to change this week's Miss North Dakota pageant, which takes place Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at Bakken Elementary.