Police Blotter: Gun discharged during fight, food truck fire, homeowner fends of thieves with a bat

Gun discharged during fight


A gun discharged during a fight Friday afternoon.

Bismarck Police said there were five people arguing in a parking lot at 2800 Gateway Ave when the gun discharged.

All five people were taken into questioning.

Officers said one person had a gun in a shoulder holster and it fell off when someone pushed him. When he went to pick it up it discharged.

No injuries were reported but the bullet according to police grazed a vehicle in the parking lot.

It then lodged in the driver’s door of a 2016 Honda Civic.

The handgun was recovered.

Homeowner Threatens Thieves With Bat


Two men arrested for attempting to burglarize a home; homeowner threatens them with bat to leave.

The homeowner said the suspects shattered the driver’s window of his Toyota Tundra Saturday night.

Officers said both suspects were trying to get into the home by attempting to breakdown the front door of the garage.

When they were unsuccessful, they went through the back of the home and found an unlocked porch door that lead to the basement.

One suspect motioned his hand in his sweatshirt pocket towards the victim pretending to have a gun.

The victim asked them to leave. When they didn’t comply, he threatened them with a small bat. They were arrested by police when they came out.

One of the victim’s was barricaded with her three children in a bedroom.

Officers said both suspects were on drugs and alcohol.

They were both arrested for criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Food Truck Fire, No Injuries


A food truck caught fire Sunday evening in Bismarck.

The truck was parked in front of a home at 1500 Block North 14th St., when heavy smoke began to come out of the top of the vehicle.

The owner said the vehicle hasn’t been used in a week and it was plugged into the house with an extension cord.

Police said there were no injuries but there were $5,000 in damages.

The cause of the fire is unknown.