Bemidji Blotter: 11/22-11/23

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Monday, Nov. 22, to Tuesday, Nov. 23.



Disorderly Conduct, 10:50 p.m.

Anonymous caller reported two males fighting on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. Both were warned for their actions and released.

Suspicious, 10:03 p.m.

Caller thought they heard someone calling for help on the 1200 block of Taft Ave. NE. Noise was determined to be an animal.

Animal, 9:07 p.m.

Caller requested deer to be dispatched on the 1800 block of Chippewa Dr. NE. Officer dispatched wounded deer, then tracked down the hunter who shot the deer.

Accident, 6:47 p.m.

Report of a hit-and-run on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Victim did not get a plate or vehicle description. Officers searched the area, unable to locate.

Warrant, 6:48 p.m.

Male placed under arrest on his warrant, additional charges filed on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:32 p.m.

Caller reported kids sledding towards highway on Highway 71 and Highway 2. Officers checked the area, unable to locate.

Civil, 9:07 a.m.

Adult female called about her boyfriend threatening to call the police concerning her using his truck. Female was advised that it was not a “threat” and being they live together and she has used the truck numerous times, there was nothing criminal about her using it.


DWI, 11:40 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 600 block of 2nd St. SE. Driver arrested.

Assault, 10:29 p.m.

Officers responded to a male with a possible firearm attempting to gain access into a residence on the 1000 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Male arrested on multiple charges.

Theft, 6:21 p.m.

Catalytic converter theft reported on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

Assault, 4:51 p.m.

Caller reported assault. One arrested on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

Theft, 2:42 p.m.

Theft of construction equipment reported on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Burglary, 11:05 a.m.

Theft of tools from residence being worked on on the 1000 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Burglary, 11:00 a.m.

Arrested one adult male for burglary, possessing controlled substance and theft from a vehicle on the 2800 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:14 a.m.

Tampering with a motor vehicle reported on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW.

Theft, 10:02 a.m.

Theft from a vehicle that occurred sometime during the night on the 300 block of 26th St. NW. Vehicle gone through, no damage to the vehicle.

Theft, 10:01 a.m.

Theft of a keg of beer off of the delivery truck on the 1200 block of Neilson Ave. SE.

Violations/Court Orders, 8:30 a.m.

Officer arrested a male party for an HRO violation on Park Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:32 a.m.

Unknown male walked through a crowd of children and adults and made a statement about “shooting” on Ridgeway Ave. NW.



911, 10:37 p.m.

Intoxicated male calling 911 with incoherent stories of grand theft auto. Nothing matching the story was located by dispatch on Archery Rd. NW.

Theft, 5:36 p.m.

Report of a stolen vehicle on the 2100 block of Carmen Dr. NW.


Warrant, 10:33 p.m.

Subject of a warrant arrested on Timber Trail Dr.

Assist, 2:10 a.m.

Assist Red Lake with a removal on Irvine Ave. and Higgins Rd. NE. Male arrested.

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