Police investigate hit-and-run
Police are looking for a vehicle that allegedly struck a 16-year-old boy on a bike last Wednesday and then fled the scene of the accident.
According to a press release issued by the Minot Police Department, the accident happened at 3:10 p.m. May 28 at the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue South. Shortly after school let out, the boy was riding his bike in the area of Wells Fargo bank. He attempted to cross the street at the cross walk and was struck by a vehicle described as a four-door gray or silver Toyota, possibly a Camry. The boy was knocked to the ground and sustained minor injuries to his leg and ankle. The driver is described as a heavy set white male with a “Justin Bieber” style hair cut. The victim stated the driver of the striking vehicle did not stop to speak with him and fled the area after the crash. Call the police department at 852-0111 with any information.
Two arrested for alleged burglary
Two Minot men were arrested Monday at around 11 p.m. while allegedly as close to in the act of burglary as you can be without items in your hands, the Minot Police Department said.
Someone reported a burglary in process at North Broadway Pawn and Exchange at 501 N. Broadway and when officers arrived they say that James Skinner, 18, and Clayton Shubert, 19, were standing in front of the store and began to flee before being apprehended.
Both were charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and are being held in the Ward County Jail.
Minot man arrested for drugs
A 19-year-old Minot man was arrested early Sunday morning on drug charges.
Vaughn W. Brock, 19, was stopped by a Minot police officer at 1 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of driving with no headlights or tail lights while traveling westbound on 20th Avenue Northwest, according to a press release. Brock was allegedly found to be in possession of several individually wrapped bags of marijuana. According to the release, the investigation revealed that the bags were allegedly intended for sale. The bags of marijuana and a separate container with a small amount of marijuana were seized as evidence. Additionally, a digital scale with marijuana residue was allegedly found in the car.
Brock was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class B felony; possession of marijuana as operator of motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, and an outstanding warrant through Minot Municipal Court for failure to comply with a court order. Brock was taken to the Ward County Jail.