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Forum staff reports, Published September 06 2011

Fargo police report encounters of the strange kind during Labor Day weekend

FARGO – Police working Labor Day weekend here had a few odd encounters on the job and also broke up a large party involving minors.

Seventeen people ages 17 to 20 were cited for minor in possession after officers responded to a loud party complaint at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the 5300 block of 18th Street South and found minors drinking in the garage, Lt. Joel Vettel said.

At 2 a.m. that same morning, a female officer was on foot patrol in the 200 block of Broadway when a man allegedly kicked her in the buttocks from behind, Vettel said. A 23-year-old from Nevis, Minn., was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Officers responded at 12:14 a.m. Sunday to a fight between two men in the 500 block of NP Avenue that reportedly began when one of the men rolled his 280-pound body across the hood of the other man’s vehicle as he was pulling out of a parking lot, Vettel said. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct.

At 2:51 a.m. today, an officer was driving north on Roberts Street when a southbound bicyclist began swerving into his lane and slowing down. The officer also slowed down, and as the bicyclist rode past the patrol car, he allegedly spit in the officer’s face, Vettel said. A 42-year-old Fargo man was arrested on suspicion of contact with bodily fluids.