Lund arrested for stealing car, fleeing from police in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man facing charges in a series of crimes around town now faces charges of possessing a stolen car and fleeing from police.

Minot Police say that a vehicle reported stolen the morning of Feb. 21 was located by officers at a southwest Minot gas station around 3:40 p.m.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Blake Lund, fled on foot but was later arrested by Ward County Narcotics Task Force officers.

Lund, who had several outstanding warrants, gave a false ID to investigators. He was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing, and false information.

This is not Lund’s first brush-up with the law. In September, police arrested him after investigators say he broke into an apartment and confronted the resident. Then, in November, he’s charged with engaging in a hours-long standoff with a SWAT team in a southwest Minot apartment complex and attacking a police robot.

Lund is in custody in the Ward County Jail, pending his next court appearance. A court records search indicates he has eight open or inactive case files in district court.