North Dakota crime syndicate update: Another shooting in Rolette County

Write Into Action shows you the pattern

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 22, 2017, 9:35 P.M. CST

Attention residents of North Dakota and Western Minnesota.

I’m going show you something.

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On January 18, 2017 a Rolette County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a shootout on a rural road that involved other deputies; a ‘suspect’ was also killed.

On January 19, law enforcement announced the Rolette County shooting took place and claimed they did not know the suspect.

On January 20, the courthouse in Rolette was closed for “security reasons”.

On January 22, the Rolette County Sheriff’s office reported a man was shot dead after he tried to break into a home.

Yeah…

Uh huh…

Now, let me show something…

On June 5, 2016, Pembina County Sheriff Deputy Brad Bowman shot Clifford Edward Monteith III on a deserted highway.

On October 13, Brandon Thompson, Pembina County, was arrested after his wife shot him in the back (no, I’m not joking).

On November 28, Thompson, free on bond, was charged again with ‘setting fire to his wife’s house and her boyfriend’s car’.

Yeah…

Uh huh…

So, when did this madness actually start?

It started after a UND police officer shot David James Elliott in the Altru hospital parking in Grand Forks.

Elliott was scared to death and trying to get to the hospital. He told police on a 911 call that he was being followed by former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild (who was not even a police officer anymore) who was run out of office for being a dirty cop.

While the police visit your children’s schools, hand out free DARE t-shirts, and tell them to stay off drugs, other scum-bag police officers and deputies are trafficking narcotics into the area. When something goes wrong they start killing each other – the dirty cops set up criminals they are working with – then, the BCI comes in and pretends to investigate it and always find the police did nothing wrong.

Meanwhile, people like Caitlin Jenna Erickson are killed like their life had the value of a stray dog.

Write Into Action will be monitoring the latest fake investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation as they try to fool the public about law enforcement’s involvement in the latest batch of murders.

Visit www.writeintoaction.com to learn about what is going on and who is really behind it – and be sure to visit the Wall of Shame.

Pembina County police shooting cover-up

BCI records show official version clashes with eyewitness account

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on October 27, 2016, 7:48 A.M. CST

Law enforcement and government officials in drug and crime infested North Dakota face yet another police shooting scandal – this time in Pembina County.

On June 5, 2016 Pembina County Deputy Brad Bowman shot Clifford Edward Monteith III on a rural highway near Neche, North Dakota.

Clifford Edward Monteith III

Clifford Edward Monteith III

Media reports at the time described a scene that involved Monteith, the passenger of a vehicle, abruptly exiting the vehicle and physically attacking the deputy and chasing him with a knife before stealing his keys so the deputy could not pursue him.

BCI interviews show those characterizations of the event were largely false.

No media reports ever mentioned Monteith and his girlfriend had traveled from Grand Forks to Neche to look for “the Neche house” and the Grand Forks County Narcotics Task Force immediately became involved after the shooting.

Court records showed the case against Monteith was closed on October 17, 2016 after a plea deal was reached.

The settlement was widely reported.

Man accused of brutally attacking deputy pleads guilty

October 18, 2016

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man accused of attacking a deputy sheriff in Pembina County before being shot has pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors.

Authorities say 27-year-old Clifford Monteith III pinned Deputy Brad Bowman to the ground during a June 6 traffic stop in Neche, beat and choked him, and tried to grab the officer’s gun. Monteith then allegedly chased Bowman with a knife when Bowman broke free, and the officer shot him.

Monteith initially faced nine charges including attempted murder. Prosecutors dropped that charge, and Monteith on Monday pleaded guilty to five charges including assault.

The plea deal calls for him to serve 15 years in prison.

However – court records show that on October 18, 2016 an Arrest Warrant was served upon Monteith (who was already in custody) for felony Aggravated Assault and Terrorizing.

The prosecution for the State of North Dakota is Haley Wamstad, Grand Forks County State’s Attorney‘s Office.

Is there a reason law enforcement in Grand Forks wants to keep Monteith jacked up on more felony charges?

Let’s take a look at what was going on behind the facade put up by law enforcement’s media arm, Forum Communications. .

On October 16, 2016 Write Into Action submitted a records request to the North Dakota Attorney General for the BCI investigative records of the Bowman/Monteith shooting.

The North Dakota Attorney General’s office replied on October 17.

“I am responding to your request for records involving Clifford Edward Monteith III and Deputy Brad Bowman. No records will be provided because the requested records are exempt pursuant to N.D.C.C. Section 44-04-18.7,” said Liz Brocker, public information officer, ND AG.

On October 19 Write Into Action re-submitted the records request for the BCI files on the Bowman/Monteith shooting.

October 19, 2016

Liz,

I am re-issuing my request for records regarding Clifford Edward Monteith III. The reason I am re-issuing it is because Clifford Monteith has been sentenced (see Grand Forks Herald link below).

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4139554-grafton-man-who-attacked-pembina-county-deputy-sentenced-15-years-prison

Thanks,
Tim

On October 20 Write Into Action contacted Brocker about the records again.

October 20, 2016

Liz,

I am holding a story that includes information about the shooting of Clifford Monteith.

Per below, I re-issued my public records request regarding the Monteith case yesterday. I re-issued it based upon the fact the case is closed.

I plan to hold the story through this morning to give your office fair opportunity to respond.

Thanks,
Tim

Brocker responded on October 20. “We will be happy to provide a cost and time estimate, shortly,” she said.

Write Into Action has since received the files.

bowman-monteith-bci-records

So why did the Grand Forks County States Attorney’s Office take an interest in charging Monteith with more felonies after he had reached a plea deal that sent him to prison for 15 years?

The bizarre circumstances surrounding the Bowman/Monteith shooting may actually rival the shooting of David James Elliott, an unarmed man shot in a hospital parking lot by a University of North Dakota police officer in neighboring Grand Forks County in 2015.

Both the Bowman/Monteith and Braaten/Elliott shootings appear to be violent interactions between police and drug traffickers that are part of the same criminal enterprise; after something has gone wrong.

THE OFFICIAL STORY OF THE CLIFFORD MONTEITH SHOOTING IS CONTRADICTED BY AN EYEWITNESS

According to Deputy Bradley Bowman, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, shortly after midnight, he observed an SUV on Highway 18 driving slowly.

Bowman said he pulled up to the SUV, which had stopped alongside the road. The SUV was driven by Rebecca Rausch, Grand Forks. Clifford Edward Monteith III, Rauch’s boyfriend, was a passenger in the vehicle.

The following is a summary of Deputy Bowman’s account of events:

  1. Bowman radioed dispatch at 12:18 A.M. but received no response.
  1. Bowman approached the vehicle and asked Rausch if she was lost. He asked her to exit the vehicle. He talked to her. He asked Rausch how she got a black eye. Rauch told him somebody other than Monteith did it.  She said she and Monteith were looking for the “Neche House”.
  1. Bowman told Rausch to get back in the vehicle.
  1. Bowman then asked Monteith to exit the vehicle, which he did. Monteith did not want to tell Bowman his name. Monteith attacked Bowman. Monteith pulled a knife. Bowman deployed a tazer. The tazer failed. The two men fought. The two men ended up in Bowman’s squad car (Monteith on the driver’s side).
  1. Bowman shot Monteith three times in self defense. Bowman radioed “shots fired” at 12:23 A.M.
  1. Monteith exited Bowman’s squad car; got into the SUV driven by Rausch; and they fled.
  1. Bowman radioed dispatch that the maroon SUV was southbound on Highway 18 at 12:24 A.M.

But – not so fast.

An eyewitness account by Sara Letexier, a passing motorist that spoke directly with Bowman during the event, blows gaping holes in the official story because of what she saw and heard when she pulled up to the scene.

Letexier spoke with the media (WDAZ-TV) and was interviewed by the BCI (the BCI interview with Letexier is astonishingly short for an eyewitness to an attempted murder of a police officer).

The first discrepancy is the timeline.

Sara Letexier stated she came upon the scene at approximately 12:35 a.m. Sara Letexier stated she saw a person on the roadway and a deputy. The deputy told Sara Letexier she should find a different way home because he was attacked.
– BCI / Special Agent Kraft / Sara Letexier Interview

So – according to Letexier, there is a person lying on the road and the attack is over. As you will see; this does not fit the official version at all.

Bowman radioed “shots fired” at 12:23 A.M. (12 minutes earlier than Letexier recalls arriving). He radioed that the SUV was southbound on Highway 18 at 12:24 A.M.

That means that Bowman shot Monteith; and within a minute or so Monteith fled the scene in a vehicle.

No time to lay around the road while Letexier is talking to Bowman.

Letexier saw a “sedan” at the scene.

Sara Letexier stated she saw a sedan in front of the deputy’s patrol vehicle, but could not describe it.
– BCI / Special Agent Kraft / Sara Letexier Interview

Letexier heard gun shots.

Sara Letexier stated she later heard a gunshot. S/A Kraft was told by Sheriff Terry Meidinger a report of fireworks was reported in the downtown area of Neche, North Dakota.
– BCI / Special Agent Kraft / Sara Letexier Interview

“I heard the gunshots as well and that was kind of scary,” Letexier said.

Here’s what you have:

  1. Letexier pulled up to the scene
  2. Letexier saw a man lying on the road
  3. Letexier saw a vehicle (other than the squad car)
  4. Letexier talked to Deputy Bowman
  5. Bowman told Letexier he had been attacked
  6. Letexier heard gunshots (It’s not clear by the records if Letexier heard the gun shots while she was at the scene, or after she exited. The BCI report indicates it was after she left the scene).

THE MAN LYING IN THE ROAD

“I just kind of rolled up in the middle of it. I could see the man in the road, he was crumpled,” Letexier told WDAZ.

Letexier told WDAZ she talked to Bowman. “He seemed like he was out of breath, he said I’ve been attacked,” Letextier said.

Letexier says there was a person lying on the road and the attack is over.

That is entirely inconsistent with dispatch logs that show Bowman called in “shots fired” and then radioed the shooting victim had fled the scene within about a minute.

STRANGE AND MUTUAL OMMISSION

In their interviews with BCI, neither Bowman nor Rausch describe a time when Monteith is laying in the road while Bowman talks to a passing motorist.

In fact – no BCI summary makes any mention of Bowman or Rausch ever mentioning that a motorist pulled up and talked to Bowman.

Here are their accounts, and as you will see, neither Bowman nor Rausch’s account has Monteith lying in the road.

CLIFFORD MONTEITH III told Deputy BRAD BOWMAN he could not feel his arm after the shots were fired. Deputy BRAD BOWMAN stated Rebecca Rausch was also yelling, “You shot him!” CLIFFORD MONTEITH III exited Deputy BRAD BOWMAN’s patrol vehicle and entered Rebecca Rausch’s vehicle and they drove away.
– BCI / Special Agent Kraft / Deputy Brad Bowman Interview
Rebecca Rausch stated that CLIFFORD MONTEITH III exited PCSO squad car #4504 and entered her vehicle, sitting in the front passenger seat. CLIFFORD MONTEITH III said, “Let’s go,” and at first (1st) told her to go to the hospital, but then instructed her to take him to their residence located at 2129 17th Street Northeast in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
– BCI / Special Agent Ness / Rebecca Rausch Interview

Write Into Action has reason to believe the Bowman/Monteith shooting and Braaten/ Elliott shooting are related to a drug trafficking operation that involves members of law enforcement and military personnel.

The criminal enterprise involves members of the Grand Forks County Narcotics Task Force, Minnesota Pine to Prairie Task Force, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, Grand Forks Police Department, University of North Dakota Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office (Minnesota), and East Grand Forks Police Department.

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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Wayne Stenehjem BCI cover-ups reported by media for years

Candidate for North Dakota Governor has hidden and dark agenda

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 2, 2016, 9:31 A.M. CST

The well coordinated cover-up of a police shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota is revealing a very disturbing back-story to the ND Attorney General who is now seeking the State’s highest position.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) cover-up of the attempted murder of David James Elliott by a UND police officer in the Altru hospital parking lot in Grand Forks is nothing new.

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

Multiple news reports over the years reveal ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s old-boy network of covering-up crimes is a pattern and practice. The Elliott shooting cover-up is merely the ‘same story’ ‘different chapter’ in the career of Stenehjem and his network.

BCI Bismarck Tribune

 

BCI Story sayanythingblog

The extent of the corrupt activity within North Dakota law enforcement is enough for a larger agenda to emerge and reveal an established group seeking to become autonomous from the U.S. Constitution.

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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GFPD records clerk could not provide ‘Time’ of the 911 call she was transcribing – – -Official narrative regarding police shooting of unarmed man in serious question

Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – – – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

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Grand Forks PSAP confirms GFPD officer entered false information into police report on night of police shooting

Cover-up leads to Somalian man charged with attempted murder

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 23, 2016, 10:14 A.M. CST

Grand Forks County PSAP has confirmed that data entered into a police report filed by a Grand Forks Police officer involved in a police shooting – was false information.

The latest discovery of deception is not new in the case.

Evidence of a wide scale cover-up by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones, and other high ranking law enforcement officials continues to emerge regarding the police pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015.

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

Grand Forks 911 has confirmed Matthew Bullinger, an officer with the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD), entered information into an electronic police report that did not match PSAP records.

Bullinger was a key figure in the events that surrounded the pursuit and shooting of Elliott.

There appears to efforts underway to frustrate Write Into Action’s attempts to obtain information. Write Into Action has made multiple public record requests for information to the GFPD regarding the Elliott case. Every text document involving 911 transcripts and/or police communications provided by the GFPD has not included the ‘time’.

The latest discrepancy was discovered after Write Into Action directly contacted Grand Forks PSAP and asked for the specific time of an event. PSAP personnel then identified the specific times that were in question.

The report filed by Bullinger is a critical piece of evidence in the timeline of events that took place shortly before the Elliott pursuit, and may ultimately lead to even more explosive developments regarding an immigrant from Somalia that was charged with attempted murder shortly after the Elliott fiasco.

There is a reason why GFPD is neglecting to give ‘times’ of events.

On February 27, 2015, at 10:49 P.M., Bullinger entered a Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) report that said he was dispatched to 1850 South 34th Street, Unit 217, Grand Forks, at 10:45 P.M.

The ‘time’ Bullinger placed in the report is false.

“The time PSAP received the loud party call was 2216 hours (10:16 P.M.), and it was then dispatched at 2233 (10:33 P.M.) hours, matching both our communication times and call entries in the computer,” said Shannon LaHaise, Center Supervisor, Grand Forks PSAP.

Bullinger’s claim that he was dispatched at 10:45 P.M. was off by12 minutes.

Those 12 minutes are critical.

Here’s why.

Bullinger, as well as GFPD officer Dan Harvala, were interviewed by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) regarding the police shooting of Elliott.

Both Bullinger and Harvala responded to the loud party complaint on South 34th Street.

Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a loud party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the loud party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
– ND BCI

The BCI report shows Bullinger and Harvala responded to the loud party complaint BEFORE responding to the ‘suspicious vehicle’ report, which was “pending”.

The “pending” call was made by the cleaning lady at Wells Fargo Bank to report a ‘suspicious vehicle’ (David Elliott) at 10:41 P.M.

Write Into Action will now do ND AG Wayne Stenehjem and Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones’ jobs for them.

Observe:

  • Bullinger and Harvala are dispatched to a loud party call at 10:33 P.M.
  • For some reason, Bullinger and Harvala don’t respond to the 10:33 P.M. dispatch
  • Eight minutes later, at 10:41 P.M., the cleaning lady at Wells Fargo Bank calls 911 to report a suspicious vehicle (David Elliott) lingering in the parking lot
  • Bullinger and Harvala don’t respond to the Wells Fargo call either, but, now, rather, respond to the loud party complaint that has been in the system since 10:33 P.M., and leave the Wells Fargo call that came at 10:41 P.M. ‘pending’
  • Bullinger then files a CAD report at 10:49 P.M. saying he was dispatched to the loud party complaint at 10:45 P.M. (which is a lie because it was dispatched at 10:33 P.M.) and is now clearing it

UND POLICE OFFICER JERAD BRAATEN

UND police officer Jerad Braaten shot Elliott on the night in question.

According to BCI records, Braaten was not scheduled to work on the night in question but did. After somehow becoming scheduled to work he was supposed to begin his shift at 11:00 P.M. However, he began his shift at 10:30 P.M. instead. He did not activate his dash-cam apparatus, which he said he forgot to do. He did not properly place his body-cam on himself so it did not capture the shooting. The body-cam did not fit properly because he was not wearing his regular uniform.

So where was Braaten at 10:30 P.M.?

According to dispatch records obtained from UNDPD, Braaten was at South 34th Street at 10:30 P.M. performing a traffic stop.

Ok – that’s two GFPD officers and one UND officer at South 34th Street at the same time.

Is there anything special or unique about the address of the loud party complaint that was at 1850 South 34th Street, Grandview Apartments, Unit 17, Grand Forks, North Dakota?

Well, let’s see.

WRONG PLACE – WRONG TIME

“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time”
– Mohamed Aweis Mohamed (now serving five years in prison)

Mohamed Aweis Mohamed

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/3755331-630-pm-update-police-arrest-man-suspicion-attempted-murder-grand-forks-apartment

Mohamed Aweis Mohamed Valley News

http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/Grand-Forks-Police-Arrest-Man-for-Attempted-Murder-305435021.html

Oh snap!

A Grand Forks man has been charged with Attempted Murder, Terrorizing and Reckless Endangerment, after a gun was fired in an apartment Thursday night.

Police responded to this apartment at 1850 South 34th Street at 11:30 Thursday night, after getting a report of gunfire. When they arrived on the scene they found Mohamed Aweis Mohamed being detained by a man. The two men had apparently just gotten into a fight.
– Valley News / Neil Carlson

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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Abracadabra! – BCI investigation into police shooting of unarmed man contains impossibilities and absurdities – – – Wayne Stenehjem’s BCI uses magic to justify police shooting

GFPD records clerk could not provide ‘Time’ of the 911 call she was transcribing – – -Official narrative regarding police shooting of unarmed man in serious question

Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – – – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

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Official alibi of cops crumbling after police shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Police shooting of unarmed man connected to transnational drug trafficking in North Dakota?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 11, 2016, 12:27 P.M. CST

Were law enforcement officers really where they said they were; and doing what they said they did; on the night an unarmed man was shot by a cop in a Grand Forks, North Dakota hospital parking lot?

Or…

Will the truth about what happened that night reveal players in a transnational drug trafficking operation that has saturated the region with illegal drugs and nurtured its lucrative economy in North Dakota?

The efforts of ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones have both failed to bring any charges, or, any meaningful media attention, to the thousands of pills confiscated from the vehicle of David James Elliott after he was chased down and shot in the Altru parking lot.

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

The actual root source supplying narcotics to the trafficking apparatus seems to be of little interest to Stenehjem and Jones despite overdose deaths occurring at a very alarming, and, suspicious rate.

On April 10, 2016, the Grand Forks Herald published an article entitled ‘Keeps them alive’ Administering naloxone could save lives of those who overdose’.

“Across North Dakota, the heroin and opioid epidemic has seeped quickly and silently into our communities—claiming the lives of more than a dozen people in just the Grand Forks region since 2014,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who visited Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake March 31 to talk about the issue.

In addition to Grand Forks’ fentanyl deaths, Fargo saw three overdose deaths in one week in March, possibly related to heroin laced with fentanyl.

– Grand Forks Herald

The Herald article effectively side-steps the root source and supply of the drugs coming into the area, and simply focuses on how to stop somebody from dying after they have already overdosed.

That way – the drug dealers still get to make their money.

Write Into Action is filling the public’s need for information pertaining to the serious public health and safety issues facing North Dakota, through an independent journalistic investigation.

But there is a curious reluctance by government record keepers to allow the process to flow.

Basic public records requests are yet to be filled by the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD); records that will help to answer very important questions regarding statements made to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) by officers from the GFPD, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, University of North Dakota Police, and North Dakota Highway Patrol.

The officers were all questioned following the pursuit and shooting of David Elliott on February 27-28, 2015.

The reason the pursuit and shooting of Elliott is significant is because thousands of pills were found in his vehicle the night he was chased around for hours by police while he was on 911 asking for help.

The limited amount of video available from the chase has been redacted so nothing David Elliott was saying to police about his situation can be heard.

No criminal charges were ever brought against anyone regarding the drugs in Elliott’s vehicle.

Elliott was shot by UND police officer Jerad Braaten, a cop not scheduled to work that night; not wearing his regular uniform; not activating his dash-cam; and not recording the event with his body-cam.

Write Into Action is seeking all the 911 records of the night in question.

Additionally…

On March 31, 2016, Write Into Action requested police logs concentrating on an entry in the BCI report regarding GFPD officers Dan Harvala and Matt Bullinger.

PARAGRAPH B:
Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a loud party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the loud party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m.
– SA Michael J. Ness / Interview with GFPD Dan Harvala

“The request is for any Police Report, PSAP transcript, telephone call, officer log, officer notes, and/or ledgers pertaining to the aforementioned,” Write Into Action’s request said.

“Simply put – I am requesting the public records that record the two police officers receiving information about a “loud party complaint” as well as them receiving information about a pending PSAP for a “suspicious vehicle” at “Wells Fargo Bank” on February 27, 2015,” Write Into Action said.

The Harvala interviewed is already hopelessly flawed.

Harvala’s statement that the call from the cleaning lady at Wells Fargo Bank came in at “around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m.” completely contradicts statements by Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD, and Becky Ault, PSAP director, who state the call from Wells Fargo was at 10:41 P.M.

GFPD officer Matt Bullinger told the BCI his shift began at 10:00 P.M. on the night in question. He said “at the beginning of the shift” he and Harvala “responded to a loud party complaint on the west side of South 34th Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota, at the beginning of the shift.”

It continued.

“After clearing from the call, Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger was in his vehicle doing paperwork when Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota,” the BCI report said.

Write Into Action is requesting all records regarding the “loud party complaint” on the west side of 34the Street the officers say they handled.

Why?

Here’s one reason.

Write Into Action obtained records from UND police that show UND police officer Jerad Braaten, the officer that shot David Elliott that night, was handling a ‘Traffic Stop” at South 34th Street at 10:30 P.M.

That’s the same time-window Bullinger places himself and Harvala at South 34th Street, as well.

But it gets even more suspicious.

GFPD officer Chris Brown told the BCI he was in the Altru emergency room and witnesses the police pursuit of Elliott heading north on South Columbia Road at around 10:30/10:35 P.M. on the night in question.

But – even the earliest version for the time of the 911 call from Wells Fargo Bank that resulted in the police chase of Elliott is 10:41 P.M.

Harvala’s dash-cam shows he started following Elliott at 10:57 P.M. and then attempted to stop him – whereupon he fled.

So what police pursuit did Brown see at 10:30 P.M.?

The next questions is; what exactly was going on at the UND police department at the time Harvala began pursuing Elliott?

According to dispatch logs, here’s what the UND cops were doing.

UND officers Mark Thorpe, Jayson Waltz, Jerad Braaten, Danny Weigel, and Frank Lanasa ALL responded to a “Suspicious Person” call of “Male Subject Knocking on Door” at a residence on University Avenue.

The telephone number the ‘suspicious person’ call came from was 701.740.4411 which is traced back to Molstad Contracting, 115 Reeves Ct., Grand Forks.

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – – – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

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Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting

Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 3, 2016, 1:22 P.M. CST

Was David James Elliott shot six times, including three times in the head, by a UND police officer, after a cleaning lady’s call to police interrupted drug activity in a vehicle that contained a law enforcement officer?

Evidence is emerging as Write Into Action investigates.

‘Thousands of pills’ and an ‘unidentified second person’ in the vehicle of the unarmed man shot by a UND police officer in February, 2015, is creating serious questions about the true events surrounding the Altru hospital parking lot shooting of David James Elliott.

Write Into Action has acquired a transcription of the call to police by Karen Yungen, the cleaning lady at Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, who called police on February 27, 2015, reporting a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

In the transcription, which contains no “Time” for the call, Yungen said there’s “people in the truck”.

The Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) has never named any second person being in Elliott’s vehicle or involved in the events that unfolded, which involved:

  • High speed chase
  • Slow speed chase
  • One hour and fifteen minute cell phone call to 911 by David Elliott after the chase began where Elliott talked to GFPD officer Matt Bullinger
  • Shooting of David Elliott in the Altru hospital parking lot by UND police officer Jared Braaten
  • Thousands of pills in Elliott’s  vehicle

According to records obtained by Write Into Action from the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Special Agent Quam reported, “Also, located during the search of the vehicle were thousands of prescription pills.”

Oddly, no criminal charges involving drugs were ever brought in the case, which is now concluded.

Statements by the GFPD appear to support Yungen’s reference to multiple persons in Elliott’s vehicle. During a press conference on March 3, 2015, Lt Dwight Love, GFPD, referred to more than one person being in the vehicle.

Reporter (Steve Wagner/Grand Forks Herald): So did an officer actually get out of the vehicle at Wells Fargo to communicate with him or was it something less than that?

Lt. Dwight Love: I don’t believe he did. I think as soon as the officer arrived on scene, they left.

BCI documents also reveal very strange discrepancies between the time of Yungen’s 10:41 P.M. call to police, and the time of the (Yungen) call stated in the BCI interview of the responding officer, Dan Harvala.

“The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m.”  the BCI report said.

Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a low party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the loud party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m.
-ND BCI

The significantly later, 11:30 – 11:40 P.M. time-window, stated in the BCI report, receives support in another statement made by Lt. Love where he refers to the call being made in the “morning hours”.

Reporter (female): What did the caller say was suspicious about the vehicle?

Lt. Dwight Love: Ummm, I guess I haven’t r… I can’t recall the report what was suspicious about that vehicle. I think it was in the Wells uhhh, Fargo bank parking lot – and it was at, in the morning hours so I think that in itself probably caused somebody to report that. That’s kind of odd at that time you know when the banks not open.

Questions also exist about how many officers initially responded to the Wells Fargo Bank suspicious vehicle call. Statements by Lt. Love during the March 3, 2015 press conference indicate multiple officers responded.

“On Friday night, February 27, officers responded to the Wells Fargo parking lot in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived they saw a vehicle leaving the area. They saw that vehicle commit a traffic violation. They attempted to stop that vehicle. And that led to a high speed pursuit,” said GFPD officer Lt. Dwight Love.

The reference to multiple officers is odd, because there is no indication that any other officer except Harvala was involved in the initial attempted traffic stop of Elliott; and the BCI report does not state any other officer being with Harvala in his squad car.

Another example of Lt. Love referring to multiple police officers being involved in the very first attempt to pull Elliott over for running s atop sign is when he said, “They initiated a traffic stop.”  

Reporter (female): Yesterday Chief Nelson said that Grand Forks officer’s initiated a chase – where did it actually begin?

Lt. Dwight Love: Which one?

Reporter (female): The first one.

Lt. Dwight Love: The first one – it began just outside the Wells Fargo parking lot – I think it was at an intersection around that area where he violated a traffic stop sign – uh they initiated a traffic stop – he didn’t stop.

 

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

 

Write Into Action is investigating several other official statements that don’t seem to fit the official narrative given to the public by law enforcement.

One BCI entry is very odd when viewed in the chronological timeline “Trooper (Brittany) Schmidt stated at 11:30 p.m., the vehicle from the earlier pursuit was located in Grand Forks. There was no pursuit at this time,” said the BCI report.

Another BCI entry is odd and involves the possible second person.

Right before getting to the Oslo exit, Trooper Peschong turned his emergency lights off because of DAVID ELLIOTT’s prior actions, and Trooper Peschong did not want to spook him and cause another pursuit. As Trooper Peschong went over the overpass he saw ELLIOTT parked on the southbound ramp nearly on the interstate. ELLIOTT was standing by the driver’s side door of the pickup. Trooper Peschong went past the exit and turned around.
-ND BCIWhen Peschong got to the Oslo exit he headed southbound on the ramp. Trooper Peschong stated he was nervous while approaching the on-ramp because ELLIOTT was suicidal and he did not know if ELLIOTT had any weapons. As Trooper Peschong approached the on-ramp, he noticed that ELLIOTT and his vehicle were no longer there.
-ND BCI

It is not yet known if Elliott dropped someone off by the side of I-29 for Peschong to pick up.

Write Into Action presently has multiple outstanding requests for public records to the GFPD and UND Police Departments.

UND Police Chief Eric Plummer has not responded whatsoever to Write Into Action’s request for public records.

Karen Yungen was contacted but did not reply.

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BCI Records: North Dakota police completely LIED to public about shooting of unarmed man

Secret pursuit of David James Elliott began an entire HOUR before ‘suspicious vehicle’ call from Wells Fargo Bank

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 19, 2016, 11:37 A.M. CST

Official records prove North Dakota law enforcement spokesmen willfully deceived the public when they told the media the pursuit of David James Elliott began as the result of a ‘suspicious vehicle’ call placed at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015 from the Wells Fargo Bank in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

It was a colossal deception at the highest levels.

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

Write Into Action has acquired the investigative records of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) report, which says the complaint made from the Wells Fargo Bank was made between 11:30 P.M. and 11:40 P.M. that night.

The ‘suspicious vehicle’ report has been the consistent starting line given by police to explain law enforcement’s focus on Elliott on the night in question before he was finally shot in the head in the Altru hospital parking lot at approximately 12:45 A.M., February 28, 2015 by a UND police officer.

The whole story the police told was a lie.

Here’s the proof:

Law enforcement officials told the media that a call was made reporting a suspicious vehicle at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015, in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The deceptive communications by public information officers were so effective the mainstream media fell for the parlor trick.

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Police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on South Columbia Road around 10:40 p.m. Friday for a suspicious black pickup. Someone from inside the bank reported the vehicle, thinking it was odd the pickup was in the bank parking lot at such late hours, said Grand Forks Police Lt. Dwight Love Wednesday.
     -The Bismarck Tribune

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THE TRUE TIME OF THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK WAS AROUND 11:40 P.M. OR LATER

Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a low party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the low party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m
     -BCI

When asked about the Wells Fargo call during a press conference, Lt. Dwight Love, GFPD, told reporters “It was in the morning hours”

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EVIDENCE POLICE WERE STRATEGICALLY FUSING THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK AT 11:40 P.M. WITH THE PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:40 P.M. TO CREATE THE ILLUSION THAT IT ALL BEGAN AT THE SAME TIME

“On Friday night, February 27, officers responded to the Wells Fargo parking lot in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived they saw a vehicle leaving the area. They saw that vehicle commit a traffic violation. They attempted to stop that vehicle. And that led to a high speed pursuit. The speeds were to around 100 mph through town. A supervisor realizing that’s probably not a safe situation terminated the pursuit. About two hours later that same vehicle was reported to police as a welfare check – possible suicidal subject – they came back into town – where it attempted to strike an officer attempting to make a traffic stop – a second pursuit started and went through the University of North Dakota area – during that time it went over the over pass – the Columbia Road overpass. We did spike strips on two occasions. That didn’t stop that suspect’s vehicle. It continued to the Altru Parking lot where the officer involved shooting occurred.”
-Official Press Release by Law Enforcement

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The reason law enforcement tricked the public regarding the Wells Fargo call was because police, state troopers, and deputies began chasing Elliot at approximately 10:30 P.M. but cannot EXPLAIN to the public WHY.

SPOILER ALERT: It likely involves drug trafficking because according to BCI records Elliott possessed “thousands” of pills.

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

OFFICER WITNESSED DAVID ELLIOTT BEING CHASED AT 10:30 P.M.

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit, Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he was at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room with a female that refused to leave, and a pursuit began at about 10:30 p.m./10:35 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown saw the first (1st) pursuit proceed northbound on South Columbia Road past the Altru Hospital, but he was not involved. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown continued with his call at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room until around 11:00 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown overheard Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminate the first (1st) pursuit. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he called into dispatch and heard that Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matthew Bullinger was on a 911 call with the suspect (DAVID ELLIOTT) in the pursuit, and that DAVID ELLIOTT had a domestic incident earlier in the day with his wife, Jennifer Elliott, and that he may be suicidal.
-BCI

DEPUTY ADMITS INVOLVEMENT IN PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:45 P.M.

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit with DAVID ELLIOTT, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider said he was west of Thompson, North Dakota, when it began. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider believed that it occurred between 10:45 p.m., to 11:00 p.m., and he was heading towards the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks, North Dakota, for dinner.
-BCI

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider positioned his vehicle at a crossover about one (1) mile north of the Thompson, North Dakota, exit. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider notified Grand Forks Police Department that he had deployed his spike strips. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider indicated that Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminated the pursuit.
-BCI

Now watch … after Deputy Schneider was busy laying out spike strips for David Elliott north of Thompson around 11:00 P.M, he is then magically transported to the Grand Forks Air Force base where he is eating dinner!

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Moen and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider went to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at approximately 11:00 p.m., to have dinner.
-BCI

Absolutely impossible.

Mapquest Thompson GFAFB

GRAND FORKS SHERIFF’S OFFICE ATTEMPTS TO HIDE LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES OF DEPUTIES

In the Affidavit filed with the court by the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, there is no mention of Deputy Schneider being north of Thompson setting out spike strips. In fact – the GFSO does not mention setting out spike strips anywhere in their Affidavit whatsoever.
READ AFFIDAVIT

THE SHOOTER, JARED BRAATEN, WAS NOT SCHEDULED TO WORK ON THE NIGHT IN QUESTION AND NONE OF HIS CAMERA’S WERE WORKING

The shooter, UND Police Officer Jared Braaten, was not scheduled to work on February 27, 2015 but suddenly did.  He began his un-scheduled shift at 10:30 P.M. – the exact same time the secret pursuit of David Elliott began.

Officer Braaten did not properly activate his dash-cam, and his body-cam did not work.

UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN has been employed as a police officer by the UND Police Department for approximately one and one-half (1½) years. While he was not scheduled to work on Friday, February 27, 2015, to Saturday, February 28, 2015, he did work the days in question. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN began his shift at approximately 10:30 p.m.
-BCI

In regard to UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he wore a different uniform shirt that evening and could not place the body camera where he normally placed it. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN had UND Police Department intern Heather Hopkins place a body camera on the right shoulder of his uniform shirt. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was sideways on his right shoulder, but got dislodged when he reentered the vehicle, prior to the incident on top of the Columbia Road overpass and did not know its whereabouts. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was turned on. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he activated the body camera manually by flipping down the lens cover. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he recorded directly onto the body camera and that he had to physically download it at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

Concerning the in-car camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that after the UND men’s hockey game he went directly to the UND Police Department and was immediately dispatched on a call. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he forgot to insert the video card into the in-car camera. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the in-car camera turned on automatically when he initiated the emergency lights, and he could not view the in-car camera without the video card. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN was issued his own video card and that it was in his equipment bag that was in UND Police Department unit #5. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN assumed that his equipment bag was at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

At 1:07 p.m., Special Agent (S/A) Michael J. Ness requested that University of North Dakota (UND) Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger download the image from UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera. S/A Ness and UND Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger also looked at UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s SanDisk four (4) gigabyte (GB) flash card, but there were no recordings pertinent to the officer involved shooting investigation.
-BCI

ND AG WAYNE STENEHJEM

The BCI is an agency of the North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Stenehjem is running for governor.

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