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A suspected intruder allegedly robbed a restaurant and tried to enter hotel rooms

WEST FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – We are learning more about last week’s alleged intruder in West Fargo.

West Fargo police arrested William Thompson, a 51-year-old man from Wisconsin Rapids, charged with criminal trespassing. Thompson was booked into Cass County Jail.

The home intrusion happened on Friday, August 27 at around 4 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Pond Drive. The owner says he did not know the man and did not knock or ring the doorbell before entering the house. The man says the intruder startled his children when he entered their home. The owner credits his dogs for scaring away the intruder. Click here to read our report on this subject.

According to police, just prior to the incident on North Pond Drive, officers were dispatched for a robbery in McKenzie River. Employees reported that a man, matching the same description, walked out of the restaurant without paying his $30.00 bill.

Police caught up with Thompson at Casey’s at 24th Ave & Veteran’s Blvd just before 5:30 p.m. This was shortly after Fargo police responded to the My Place Hotel on South 55th Street, to a report of a man matching the same description trying to enter rooms without permission.

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