GRAND FORKS N.D. — On April 22, Border Patrol agents in Rolla, ND assisted the Belcourt, ND Police Department in locating two individuals who were suspected of abducting two children earlier in the day.
At approximately 11:20 p.m. while on joint patrol, a Grand Forks Sector agent and a Belcourt Police Officer received information from dispatch regarding the location of a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in an alleged child abduction that occurred near Belcourt, ND. Moments later they located the vehicle. Both the driver and the passenger were taken into custody at the scene without incident.
“This is another great example of how our partnerships with local law enforcement agencies in the Grand Forks Sector contribute to a safer community,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison. “We could not have asked for a better outcome with these two children being rescued without incident.”
The two children whom were reported abducted earlier in the day were located safe in the vehicle and were turned over to Child Protective Services at the scene and transported to the Belcourt Hospital for evaluation.
The two suspects were arrested by the Belcourt Police Department and are currently being charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and more charges are pending at this time.
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