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K-9 finds fugitive hiding in south Fargo Burger King trash bin

Tanner Oye. (Cass County Jail mugshot received March 7, 2018)

FARGO - A man wanted on three warrants found that even hiding in a Burger King trash bin couldn't beat a focused K-9's sharp nose.

Tanner Oye, 23, was arrested by Fargo Police after being found in a dumpster at the fast-food restaurant on 52nd Avenue South, spokeswoman Officer Jessica Schindeldecker said Wednesday, March 7.

According to the police report:

At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fargo police and Cass County deputies went to a home in Frontier, just south of the Fargo city limits, to execute arrest warrants on Oye for two parole violations and failing to appear in court on a drug possession charge.

As officers tried to make contact, Oye ran from officers on foot, the report said.

Law enforcement officers then set up a perimeter and brought in a Fargo police K-9 named Blue to track Oye, Schindeldecker said.

Oye was tracked to the Burger King by Blue, and a Fargo officer found Oye in the dumpster, Schindeldecker said.

Oye was arrested on the warrants and for refusing to halt, Schindeldecker said.

"We found him. It's hard to hide from a K-9 with a good nose," Schindeldecker said.

Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including K-12 education, Fargo city government, criminal justice, and military affairs. He is currently one of The Forum's business reporters.

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