This morning, October 13, 2021, at 4:34 a.m., a male entered a home in the area of the 1500 block of 10th Street North. The male was carrying a handgun but did not threaten anyone. It was unclear why the male was there. The male left without further incident and we were called to locate him.
While responding to locate the male, we notified North Dakota State University due to its proximity. The responding officers were able to identify the male and learned he was on probation with a GPS ankle monitor. Officers set up a perimeter and tried to locate him.
At 6:49 a.m., the male entered a home in the area of the 1500 block of 12th Street North. The caller there said the male seemed intoxicated; he did not display a gun at that time. While searching for him, officers located a handgun behind a home in this area.
We continued working with our partners at ND Parole and Probation to determine the male’s location (via GPS monitor) in the backyard of a home in the area of the 1400 block of North University Drive. Officers approached the male and arrested him without further incident. The male was arrested for two counts of Felony Criminal Trespass as well as Felon in possession of a firearm.
The male arrested is Daniel Fike Grinder, 35 years old, with no permanent address.