Bemidji Blotter: 12/23-12/27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department responded to from Dec. 23 through Dec. 27, and incidents the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Dec. 23 through Dec. 26.



Traffic Stop, 9:25 p.m.

Traffic stop on Cedar Ln. and 30th St. NW. One arrested.

Assault, 4:41 p.m.

Domestic assault on Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Assist, 10:01 a.m.

Subject stuck in elevator on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Handled by Bemidji Fire.

Suspicious, 9:49 a.m.

Suspicious items on printer in a professor’s office on the 300 block of 19th St. NE. Unknown who printed the items or how long they had been there.

Theft, 9:06 a.m.

One cited and arrested on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Disturbing the Peace, 6:06 a.m.

Report of a female yelling at a male on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Can be heard out in the hallway.

Assault, 2:42 a.m.

Officer responded to a removal on the 300 block of Rako St. SW. Male individual arrested for multiple offenses.


DWI, 10:18 p.m.

Traffic stop for a male who fled from the ER. Two males arrested near the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

Suspicious, 9:53 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of a suspicious individual on the 1200 block of Delton Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Traffic Stop, 2:39 a.m.

Traffic stop for no tail lights on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Driver arrested.


Hazards (dangerous), 11:05 p.m.

Gas leak handled by BFD on the 2000 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Welfare Check, 9:46 p.m.

Female called 911 to report she didn’t feel safe. When officer arrived at her residence, she stated she was going to lock her doors and go to bed.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:27 p.m.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Birchmont Dr. NE for a fireworks complaint. None were located.

Theft, 6:02 p.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 700 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 12:03 p.m.

Report of suspicious activity on 12th St. and Delton Ave. NW. Officer identified subject, who stated that the lights he was carrying belonged to a friend.

Disorderly Conduct, 2:49 a.m.

Officer spoke with concerned family member about adult daughter’s boyfriend. Family member wanted male removed. Female was advised male could not be removed as it was not her residence.

DWI, 2:18 a.m.

Traffic stop. Driver and passenger arrested on Minnesota Ave. NW.


Suspicious, 9:51 p.m.

Officer encountered male with Christmas-type packaging near area where Christmas gifts were reported stolen on 9th St. and America Ave. NW. Investigation determined that the male’s belongings were not the ones taken from the vehicle.

Agency Assist, 5:34 p.m.

Assist with water rescue/recovery.

Burglary, 5:19 p.m.

Adult male stole cash bag from Ortons on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Harassment, 12:59 p.m.

Pedestrian almost struck by vehicle on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Both individuals called law enforcement to report each other as things became heated. No charges.

Theft, 7:47 a.m.

Shoplifter on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Cited and arrested on a warrant.

Assault, 7:42 a.m.

Two sisters had a dispute at mother’s residence on Dewey Ave. NE.

DWI, 12:51 a.m.

Traffic stop on 7th St. and Mississippi Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.


Theft, 4:42 p.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on Minnesota Ave. and 4th St. NW.

Accident, 4:48 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of a vehicle on fire in the alleyway of residence on the 400 block of Central Ave. SE.



Welfare Check, 8:25 p.m.

Car stuck on lake, owner will get it removed on Dec. 27.

Assault, 3:10 p.m.

Reported on Little Norway Ave. SE.

Family matter-non criminal, 7:24 a.m.

One arrested on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.


Assault, 9:29 p.m.

Subject arrested for domestic assault on Doe Ln. SE in Cass Lake.

Weapons Offenses, 8:57 p.m.

Report of gunfire on the 10000 block of Beverly Dr. NW. Source not located.

Snowmobile, 8:25 a.m.

MSP checked on an abandoned snowmobile in the right-of-way near Tenstrike on Highway 71 and Beltrami Rd. NE.


Assault, 8:45 p.m.

Subject arrested for domestic assault on Little Norway Ave. SE.

Medical, 5:34 p.m.

Vehicle broke through ice on lake with two occupants.

Harassment, 11:17 a.m.

Deputy took report of reported meddling neighbor on the 2100 block of 3rd St. NE.


Weapons Offenses, 8:50 p.m.

Deputy checked the area for possible gunshots on Irvine Ave. and Centerpoint Ct. NW. Nothing located.

DWI, 8:25 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 4000 block of Cardinal Rd. NW. Two males arrested for drugs and drug DWI.

Fire, 6:12 a.m.

Deputies responded to a residential structure fire on Pony Lake Rd. NW. Two juvenile females were located deceased within. Investigation pending with the assistance of the MN State Fire Marshal.

Weapons Offenses, 12:33 a.m.

Vehicle was located and handled by BPD on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW in WIlton.

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