Police search leads to the arrest of one man in north Fargo

Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 5:47 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - An early morning search leads to the arrest of one man in north Fargo.

At around 2 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 20 Fargo Police Department were called to the salvage yard at 402 42nd St. N. for a report of a man walking around in the fenced-in area with a flashlight.

The caller told police the suspect had gotten into a white SUV and was able to start the vehicle. The suspect drove out of the salvage yard on the south end where he refused to obey officers’ commands to stop.

Officers say, the suspect fled the area in the white SUV west on 3rd Ave. N. and then turned north on 43rd St. N. where he ditched the vehicle in a business parking lot.

Sgt. Sam Bollman and K9 Blue arrived on scene and began tracking the suspect. The West Fargo Police Department helped establish a perimeter and used a drone in the search.

The K9 track led officers to the gated area of the salvage yard. K9 Blue located the suspect on the south end of the yard where he was hiding in a small space between two vehicles. The suspect was caught by K9 Blue, and hurt in the process.

The suspect was identified as Nicholas Bruesch, 36, of Mapleton. Bruesch was taken to a hospital for treatment before being taken to Cass County Jail for Burglary, Fleeing a peace officer, Possession of stolen property, Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Possession of methamphetamine.