This evening close to 5:00, a North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle, for expired registration on US Highway 81 south of Grafton.
28-year-old Julio Mendoza fled the scene on foot after stopping his vehicle and went into a building associated with Campbell Farms.
The Highway Patrol and Walsh County law enforcement secured the scene and conducted a search of the building, but they were not able to find Mendoza.
His whereabouts are currently unknown.
Mendoza is a resident of Grafton and may be in that area.
Mendoza is NOT considered dangerous or a threat to public safety. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a red shirt.
If you have any information on Mendoza’s whereabouts, contact your local law enforcement agency. If you see him, Highway Patrol says, do not approach him, and call 9-11.