Fargo, N.D. (KFGO) – A Fargo man was arrested after backing a stolen vehicle into a Moorhead police squad and fleeing Moorhead and Fargo authorities early Tuesday morning.
The Moorhead Police Department says around 1:30 a.m., an officer spotted a stolen vehicle. When the officer pulled behind the vehicle in a driveway, the driver backed into the squad and fled.
A pursuit followed. The vehicle led officers through Moorhead and eventually onto westbound I-94 and into Fargo. Moorhead terminated their pursuit and the vehicle was able to get away as it exited onto South University Drive.
Around 2:30 a.m., a Moorhead officer on her way home to Fargo, spotted the stolen vehicle again. Fargo police responded to the area and the vehicle continued to flee anytime it spotted an officer. The vehicle, however, eventually got stuck in a snow bank in the 5100 Block of 44 Street South.
The vehicle’s two occupants were taken into custody.
The passenger was later released.
The driver, 36-year-old Dennis Merritt, was taken to the Cass County Jail. He is being held on charges for Moorhead Police including fleeing, possession of stolen property, criminal damage to property, leaving the scene of an accident, and no driver’s license.
The squad car has moderate damage to the front bumper area.
“An irony here is that the United States today is in fact haunted by many actual and interrelated national emergencies. Here below are the top thirty-one that came to the present writer’s mind this last weekend….” – Paul Street
There are plenty of real national emergencies that need our attention.
President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency last week, calling the “situation” at the border between the United States and Mexico a “national security crisis.”
In a post shared on the Dandelion Salad blog and re-shared on Rcooley123’s Blog, Street shares 31 actual emergencies this nation needs to address. And these are just the ones from the top of his head. Check them out.
New York Times copy editor suffers exclamation-point-induced heart attack.
Speech Dubbed “First #SOTU of the Tweetstorm Age”
President Donald J. Trump gave the shortest State of the Union address in the history of the United States last night to a joint session of Congress and nearly a dozen Americans watching on live television.
Pundits have dubbed it “The First #SOTU of the Tweetstorm Age.”
Prior to the address, Trump’s staff released the text to the media:
We got the car out. Finally. We were incredibly thankful to Mr. Jackwagon for rolling down his window and scolding us about the vehicles pulled off to the side with their hazards on. In blizzard conditions.
Dear Mr. Supreme Jackwagon:
You know who you are.
You’re the guy who just drove past me and four other people who were trying to get a car unstuck at the entrance to a side street right off of 17th Avenue South, Fargo.
In blizzard conditions.
You’re the guy who did not stop to help. You’re the guy who, instead, took the time to lower your power driver’s side window and yell, in a menacing voice as you drove on by, “Hey, you can’t just park your cars in the middle of the street!”
Stop Congressional Republicans from Breaking OUR Social Contract – We refuse to be hoodwinked again.
Stop Congressional Republicans from Breaking OUR Social Contract
Sen. Robin Hoodwink, R-U.S., is at it again.
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate majority leader, errand boy for the rich and entitled, and Hoodwink’s primary spokesperson (a.k.a., misdirector), stood up last week and declared, with gusto, “Entitlements are the reason the federal debt is running wild!”
He shouted something like this throughout the great halls – and to Bloomberg News – mere months after his party handed a $1.5 trillion tax cut to the wealthiest among us.
Every time Rep. Kevin Cramer puts his foot in his mouth with an absurd, ignorant and pain-inducing comment, he looks like a clown. And North Dakotans are cast as clowns, too…
North Dakota Voters Should Make Sure
Cramer Doesn’t “Go Anywhere,” Either
Published Oct. 3, 2018, updated Oct. 9, 2018 because Rep. Kevin Cramer lodged his foot in his mouth again less than a week after his comments on Kavanaugh-Ford.
In the context of the hearings to determine if Brett Kavanaugh is fit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Rep. Kevin Cramer has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that he isn’t fit to represent anyone.