Bemidji Blotter: 1/11-1/12

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department responded to from Jan. 11 through Jan. 12, and the incidents the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Jan. 12.



Weapons Offenses, 6:28 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an individual aiming a firearm at another person on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Officers located male, no firearm was used. Unfounded.

DWI, 4:59 p.m.

Report of an accident on 26th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 11:10 a.m.

An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle in the Bemidji High School parking lot. The officer identified two students that were directed to return to the school.

Violations/Court Orders, 11:01 a.m.

Domestic violation order on Little Norway Ave. SE. Individual arrested.

Welfare Check, 10:27 a.m.

Report of subject huffing aerosols on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. He denied medical attention and was trespassed by store staff. Closed.

Disturbing the Peace, 9:18 a.m.

Report of subjects yelling at each other in the street on Park Ave. NW. They agreed to go their separate ways.

Theft, 12:46 a.m.

Report of a stolen vehicle on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.


Theft, 11:58 p.m.

Vehicle theft reported on the 400 block of Pershing Ave. SE.

Disorderly Conduct, 6:27 p.m.

Officers responded to a removal of two adult males for violation of business policy on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Officers were advised that one male had a felony warrant. The male was arrested for his felony warrant and the other male left the area.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:52 p.m.

Officers responded to a business for a removal of a male on the 600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Male was issued a citation for inhaling aerosol in front of officers. Individual was trespassed from the business and left after medical staff cleared him.

Assault, 5:28 a.m.

Caller called in during verbal argument on Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Argument turned physical, one male arrested for domestic assault.



Assault, 10:09 p.m.

Juvenile arrested for domestic assault on Kappes Ln. SE in Cass Lake. Two adults also arrested.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 1:42 p.m.

Adult male arrested for DWI on Highway 2 and Jones Townhall Rd. NW in Solway.

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