Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for June 14: * 4 traffic citations * 2 traffic warnings * 1 accident investigated * 2 criminal arrests * 3 warrants served * 1 crime investigated * 30 public assistance calls
BISMARCK – In the last 12 months, elderly North Dakotans have reported losses of more than $366,000 to sweepstake scams. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the victims all believed they had won a valuable prize in a sweepstake but had to pay assorted fees and taxes before the prize could be released to them.
The Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival, organized by Birding Drives Dakota, starts Wednesday, June 14, with registration and a seminar in Carrington. The annual festival, which runs through Sunday, June 18, celebrates the Prairie Pothole Region of central North Dakota. There are daily guided and specialty tours to areas around Carrington, including Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on tours and seminars, visit http://bit.ly/2rfDRjG .
Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser identified Stanely Schauer, 67, Streeter, as the person found burned to death in a car May 27 that had burned the night before. Kaiser said he received results from an autopsy done on the body found in the burned out car parked in the driveway of Schauer’s residence, which is about 6 miles northwest of Streeter on 50th Avenue Southeast. He said Schauer died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Statistics for the Jamestown Police Department for June 12: * 14 traffic citations * 6 traffic warnings * 1 parking ticket * 2 accidents investigated * 4 juvenile referrals * 3 warrants served * 9 crimes investigated
The Jamestown Parks Program will be hosting a dog show at Ave Maria Village at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13. Awards will be given for various categories. Parking is available in the back parking lot near the area where the dog show will take place. People are encouraged to bring their dog to participate – all entries register at the event.
The second day of the annual Jamestown Kite Festival brought cooler temperates and more moderate winds. With high temperatures in the low 80s and winds out of the northwest, kite pilots and attendees had more comfortable conditions for the festival. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Meidinger Field in Jamestown.
The Third annual Rods and Hogs and Things that go VROOM!! brought crowds to downtown Jamestown Saturday afternoon. The event, organized by the Jamestown Downtown Association, brought hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles to a three-block section of Jamestown closed off for most of Saturday afternoon and evening. There was a loudest exhaust competition, an adult tricycle race and other events. There was food and refreshments provided by the Jamestown Mystics and other vendors.
WInd, hail and rain fell in Jamestown Friday between 8:20 and 9:30 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight for most of Stutsman County.
A semi trailer with a too-tall load attempted to go under the 4th Avenue Northeast viaduct Wednesday afternoon, according to the Jamestown Police Department. JPD Sgt. Sid Mann said the northbound lane of 4th Avenue Northeast was closed from 5:21 to 5:43 p.m. Wednesday so a work crew from the city Street Department could assess any damage done by the load on the semi. Mann said he didn’t have any information about the vehicle or how much damage, if any, was done to the viaduct structure.