April 25, 2023

Williston Police respond to threats to Trinity Christian School and a burglary incident

Patrice Bumstead
Farmer Editor

The Williston Police Department (PD) released a statement stating that on Friday, April 21, at approximately 6:56 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of 22nd St. W, after a Williams County Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a victim of a possible burglary in process.
The victim reported that someone had been in their home and that there were tracks outside of their residence and leading to a vehicle that was occupied by the possible suspect of the burglary.
Upon arrival, officers observed one female passenger asleep in the suspect vehicle. The female passenger was placed under arrest. Officers observed fresh footprints in the area of the burglary that indicated possible involvement of another suspect.
The Williston PD and the Williams County Sheriff’s Office tracked the footprints through the surrounding neighborhood and were able to locate a second suspect in the 1800 block of 20th Ave. W.
Both suspects are in custody, names have not been released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. Charges are pending.

Trinity Christian School Threat
On Tuesday, April 18, at approximately 8:01 a.m., the Williston Police Department (WPD) received a report of a threatening message that had been sent from one student of Trinity Christian School to another.
In response to the threats made, the WPD and Trinity Christian School took the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of staff and students.
Through the investigation, the WPD located and detained the juvenile male suspect.
The juvenile male has been charged with two counts of terrorizing.
Law enforcement stated in a press release that there is not a current threat to Trinity Christian school students or staff members.
Both investigations are ongoing and the staff at the McKenzie County Farmer will continue to follow the incidents for updates.