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Helmut Schmidt, Published September 13 2011

Casselton woman featured in 'Fugitive Focus' caught in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A Casselton woman wanted for allegedly terrorizing her teenage daughter and another juvenile was captured in Cooperstown on Monday, just hours after she was featured in The Forum’s weekly Fugitive Focus.

Yvette Fabrae Schwartz, 40, was arrested Monday afternoon by officers from the Griggs County Sheriff’s Office, according to Dan Orr, the chief deputy U.S. marshal for the North Dakota district.

While investigating another incident, Sheriff Robert Hook found a note at a residence signed by “Terry and Yvette,” saying they were staying at Cooperstown’s Wonder Rest Motel in Room 5, Orr said.

Hook later discussed the note with Deputy Terry Gray, who had seen the Fugitive Focus feature. Gray wondered if Yvette could be Schwartz. Gray took a picture of the photograph in The Forum and forwarded the information to Hook, Orr said.

Hook went to the motel and confirmed Schwartz was there. He went to her room, where he arrested her without incident, based on the Cass County warrant for terrorizing, Orr said.

Schwartz was taken to the Barnes County Detention Center in Valley City to await court proceedings, Orr said.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583