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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Reported drive-off leads to stolen vehicle

  • The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office reported two incidents that happened this weekend.
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  • The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office reported two incidents that happened this weekend.

    Drive-off
    The first was a reported drive off from Fairview Grocery in Devils Lake that led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle.
    Ramsey County deputy Shawn J. Banet was patroling Highway 20 south at 6:14 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 when he heard the dispatch about the Black Tahoe reported leaving Fairview without paying for its gas.
    Just then Banet observed that reported vehicle driving past him. Deputy Banet pursued them and discovered the vehicle was stolen from Fort Yates.
    The driver, Joseph Johnson, 29, Bismarck, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Driving Under Suspension. The passenger in the vehicle, Nevada Goodbird, 29, Newtown, was charged with Detox and Open Container.

    Collision
    The Sheriff’s office also reported that at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 there was an accident involving a vehicle filled with hunters and a railroad track maintenance machine.
    The accident occurred four miles outside of Lakota and of the five in the hunting vehicle two were transported by ambulance to hospital to be treated for their injuries. A third occupant was transported to hospital by a private vehicle and may have received treatment, as well.
    No names of the victims have been released and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office is investigating. As yet, no charges have been filed.
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