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Published July 21 2012

Man arrested in West Fargo after allegedly entering home and climbing into bed with juvenile

WEST FARGO – Police here arrested a man early this morning after he allegedly entered a home through an unlocked door and climbed into bed with a juvenile female, according to a police news release.

Officers arrested Michael Jay Pedersen, 24, of West Fargo, about a half block from the residence.

Others in the house had taken the man outside and watched him until police arrived shortly before 2 a.m.

Pedersen was confirmed to be the suspect and was arrested for felony crimi-nal trespass. He was being held at the Cass County Jail.

West Fargo police remind residents to make sure their homes are secure by locking all doors and windows.