Fargo Police Chief describes downtown area as "enjoyable" as department reviews monthly crime stats

(Fago, ND) -- Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski describes the downtown area as an "enjoyable" place to be.  He made the comment Wednesday morning during his department's monthly "Downtown Download" at City Hall, where they provided an update on crime and law enforcement efforts in the downtown area. Sergeant Brent Halverson reviewed crime stats.  

"We got four burglaries. We're not going to dive into all of those.  I looked at all four of them.  One of them was in like the past three months. Somebody had something stolen from a residence.  One was a business that had some items stolen from it.  Another was a toolbox stolen from a hallway in a common area.  I didn't see anything super alarming or trends or patterns with that," said Halverson.  

Over the past 30 days, the reported crimes downtown include 3 aggravated assaults.  In most cases, Halverson said the people involved knew each other.  There was one sexual assault involving a boyfriend and a girlfriend.  14 thefts were reported involving mostly unattended valuables.  Also, there were 2 vehicle thefts reported.  Regarding those thefts, Sergeant Halverson offered the reminder that as the colder months of winter approach, to not leave running vehicles unattended with keys left inside.