The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals:
Craig Andrew Vinton, 27 (homeless), for misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer by means other than a vehicle. Released on personal recognizance.
Gilberto J Perez, 51 of Fertile, on a misdemeanor for obscene or harassing telephone calls.
At approximately 4:09 a.m. Sunday, March 17 the Grand Forks Fire Department responded to a report of a water flow alarm.
When fire crews arrived on scene they discovered a light haze of smoke coming from the main lobby area on the first floor. Fire crews entered the building and found that there had been an active fire in one of the commercial laundry dryers. The automatic sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire. The guests evacuated the building safely and there were no injuries to the residents or fire department personnel.
The Grand Forks Fire Department responded with 14 personnel on 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, and 1command vehicle. The fire was contained to the dryer. An estimate of damage is approximately $10,000.00. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Grand Forks Police Department and Altru Ambulance were on scene assisting.