- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Felony arrests in Williston in 2014 more than doubled from the previous year.

Police Chief Jim Lokken says there were 1,328 felony arrests in the oil patch hub last year, up from 591 in 2013. Lt. David Peterson attributes the big jump to more illegal drugs in the area, primarily heroin and other opiates. He says they “drive a theft mentality.”

Peterson tells the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1xOQUKN ) that the big jump in 2014 might be an anomaly. But he says if it isn’t, the city might need more police officers.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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