Daytime Burglar Arrested
By Asst. Chief Reitan
The West Fargo Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1900 block of 3rd Ave E in West Fargo at approximately 3:40 PM on 17 February. The caller indicated a white male in a tan jacket appeared to be checking for unlocked doors throughout the neighborhood. Responding officers saw a male matching the description leaving a home in the 2100 block of 5th Ave E. The male re-entered the home upon seeing the officers. The male refused to answer the officer’s knocking at the front door. The male was later seen trying to leave through the back door; however, he retreated into the home when he saw officers in the backyard. The West Fargo Police K9 Officer responded to the home and entered the residence. The suspect refused to surrender and was bitten by the police dog. The suspect, Rick Gregory Nogowski, 29, Fargo was transported to Essentia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Nogowski was arrested for burglary and a Cass County warrant for possession of narcotics in a correctional facility.