Grand Forks Police make arrest following short pursuit


This afternoon, at approximately 1:54 p.m., Street Crimes detectives of the Grand Forks Police Department observed a male individual seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the Valley Dairy parking lot, at 1220 University Avenue.  This male was known to detectives to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Detectives approached the male, identified themselves, and attempted to take him in to custody.  The male, identified as 29-year-old Grand Forks resident Lonnie Falcon, Jr.., refused to comply with the detectives commands and fled the area driving the vehicle he was seated in.  He stopped the vehicle approximately one block later and attempted to flee from detectives on foot.  A short foot chase ended with the suspect being taken into custody near the 300 block of North 12th Street. 

The vehicle Falcon, Jr., had been driving had previously been reported stolen from a location in the City of Grand Forks.  A female in the vehicle, 20-year-old Grand Forks resident Sheyenne Vondal, was also taken into custody.  A second male had been in the vehicle and fled from the vehicle on foot once it had stopped.  This second male, described as a late 20’s or early 30’s year old thin black male wearing black pants and a black shirt, has not been located as of the time of this release.  Falcon, Jr., and Vondal have preliminarily been charged with the following offenses:

Falcon, Jr: Possession of stolen property, fleeing in a motor vehicle, refusal to halt, resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine

Vondal: Possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia