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Captured fugative Elroy Hazeman and Fargo police
Captured fugative Elroy Hazeman and Fargo police
TitleCaptured fugative Elroy Hazeman and Fargo police
Date of Original1946-10-24
DescriptionPhotograph of fugitive murderer Elroy Hazeman (center) standing inside the Fargo police station with police officer Arnold Kraft (left) and detective Charles Dunnweber.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectLaw
Subject (LCTGM)Police
Police stations
Uniforms
Interiors
Fugitives from justice
Homicides
Crimes
Detectives
Personal NameHazeman, Elroy Edward, 1928-2008
Kraft, Arnold Jacob, 1914-1973
Dunnweber, Charles E., 1916-1993
Organization NameFargo (N.D.). Police Dept.
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.1346
Negative Number2035.1346
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
TranscriptionElroy Hazeman is shown standing between two of the three Fargo police officers who nabbed him at the Fargo bus depot this morning. At left is Patrolman Arnold Kraft, with Charles Dunnweber, detective, at right." - caption with image published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, October 24, 1946, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryOn August 17, 1946, Elroy Hazeman hired Walter Anderson, a taxi driver with City Cab Co., to drive him from Little Falls to the farm of his parents in Pierz, Minnesota. When they arrived at Pierz, Hazeman pulled out a gun and proceeded to rob and kill Anderson, shooting in the back of the head. After hiding the body in some brush, on his family farm, he drove the taxi to near Margie, Minnesota where he abandoned it. He hitchhiked to Bemidji, and then took a bus back to his job with Norling Silo Co. in Svea, Minn. On August 22nd, Hazeman quit his job, and wandered around the region. Meanwhile the deserted the cab was fond August 20th, and Anderson was determined to be missing. On September 3rd, Anderson's body was found by Elroy Hazeman's younger brother and sister. On October 24th, Hazeman boarded a Greyhound bus in Minneapolis, driven by Lloyd Mertz. Mr. Mertz recognized the passenger as that of the wanted Elroy Hazeman and radioed ahead to Fargo police. Police in Fargo, took Hazeman into custody at the Union Bus Depot with no resistance. On December 3, 1946, a Morrison County grand jury, indicted Elroy Hazeman on first-degree murder. He was found insane and possessing homicidal tendencies, and was committed to the St. Peter State Hospital on December 5th.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.1346)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005502
Original SourceNegatives
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