High Risk Sex Offender Arrested After Entering Several North Fargo Homes with a Gun

(Fargo, ND) -- A man, who has also been identified as a high risk sex offender, is in custody after walking into multiple homes in North Fargo early Wednesday morning while armed with a handgun.

Fargo Police say that the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Daniel Fike Grinder, first entered a home in the 1500 block of 10th Street North at around 4:30 a.m. with a gun, but did not threaten anyone. Grinder then left without further incident, and calls were put in to try and find him.

While responding, authorities notified North Dakota State University due to its proximity. The responding officers were able to identify the male and learned he was on probation with a GPS ankle monitor. Officers then set up a perimeter and tried to locate Grinder, only to at around 6:49 a.m. be called to a home in the 1500 block of 12th Street North for a similar call of a seemingly intoxicated man entering the property illegally. While searching for him in this area, officers found a handgun behind a home in the area.

After working with ND Parole and Probation to determine Grinder's location, he was found in the backyard of a home in the 1400 block of North University Drive. Grinder did not resist and was then placed into police custody.

He was arrested for two counts of Felony Criminal Trespass as well as Felon in possession of a firearm.