Longtime resident and business owner Greg Krueger claims 700 barrels of Bakken oil were stolen from a local oil company’s site just north of Killdeer at the start of the month.
By MAGGIE PIATZ | Staff Reporter
KILLDEER — Longtime resident and business owner Greg Krueger claims 700 barrels of Bakken oil were stolen from a local oil company’s site just north of Killdeer at the start of the month.
Krueger of K&R Roustabout attempted to contact the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department on July 1 to file a report on the allegedly stolen oil, valued at $80,000.
An initial call was made to the sheriff’s department that day, Krueger said, and two more calls were placed before he was able to speak with someone. According to Krueger, he was told the department didn’t know when they could send someone out to investigate because they were shorthanded.
A deputy from the department did arrive at K&R Roustabout’s office on July 4, but explained the matter would need to be transferred to another officer. Krueger said no other officer has shown up and no official report on the alleged theft has been made.
“Having the report for the alleged theft is crucial,” Krueger said.
A report must be sent to the customer regarding the loss, as well as an insurance company.”
“I am very frustrated because we are a small oil company and delays of this kind hurt our business,” he said.
Glenda, Krueger’s office assistant, said she is not be happy about how the situation is being handled.
“You would think that if you have people driving around and stealing hundreds of barrels of oil, you would want to get to the bottom of this.” Krueger said he feels “targeted” in some way. There are too many incidents that have happened to make it just a coincidence, he said.
Repeated attempts to reach the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department for comment have gone unanswered.