Woman arrested for trespassing near home of Governor Burgum

Photo by: Burleigh Morton Detention Center
Photo by: Burleigh Morton Detention Center

(Bismarck, ND) -- A Bismarck woman is facing trespassing charges after being found multiple times on state grounds where Governor Burgum lives late Sunday evening.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says at around 9:46 p.m, 32-year-old Dakota Bee was seen walking around the Governor’s residence on Capitol property. Capitol Security saw the female on cameras and requested the Bismarck Police Department to respond and ask her to leave.

The Bismarck Police Department responded and asked Bee to leave the area, which she did at first. Bee then returned sometime before 10:10 p.m after the gates to the residence were opened to allow for a vehicle to enter. Bee did not gain access to the residence or have contact with its occupants. Capitol Security called for assistance again and the Bismarck Police Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded. Multiple officers were required to take her into custody. Metro Area Ambulance responded and examined Bee for minor injuries from resisting arrest.

Bee was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Bee was transported to the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. 

The Governor and First Lady were home at the time of the incident.