Bemidji Blotter: 2/7-2/8

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and on Wednesday, Feb. 8.



Theft, 8:44 p.m.

One arrested on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Assist, 4:15 p.m.

Officer spoke with male subject who wanted to confront rude employee at a local business on the 2000 block of Division St. W. Male subject was advised to call and speak with a manager.

Medical, 4:07 p.m.

Report of a possible overdose on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Female found deceased.

Assist, 1:51 p.m.

Warrant arrest on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S.

Traffic Stop, 12:24 a.m.

Traffic stop for suspended object on the 3300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested for a DANCO violation.

DWI, 12:15 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 5300 block of Irvine Ave. NW. One arrested.


Disturbing the Peace, 9:25 p.m.

Caller reported young child running up and down stairs at apartment building on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. Security resolved the issue prior to officer arrival.

Welfare Check, 7:56 p.m.

Caller requested welfare check on family member that didn’t return home on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Subject was in custody.

DWI, 7:36 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Two arrested.

Welfare Check, 6:50 p.m.

Officer responded to a welfare check at an apartment complex on the 700 block of 15th St. NW. One intoxicated adult female was transported to the emergency department by Officer for pregnancy-related pains.

Theft, 9:17 a.m.

Report of a burglary on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW.



Dead Body, 10:29 p.m.

Death investigation in Bemidji.

Agency Assist, 8:44 p.m.

Assist Bemidji Police Department with a report of a female attempting to break into a vehicle on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Female arrested on outstanding warrant.

Theft, 4:25 p.m.

Deputies responded to a call about theft of hay bales on the 5400 block of Nature Rd. NW.

Assault, 4:19 p.m.

Deputies investigated the report of an assault which further led to the discovery of a sexual assault of a minor in Pennington.


Assist, 10:23 p.m.

Deputies began responding to assist LLTP on the 19700 block of Canary Dr. SE in Cass Lake. Deputies were canceled prior to arrival. One juvenile arrested.

Weapons Offenses, 2:14 p.m.

Report of a road-rage incident between two vehicles on the 7300 block of Power Dam Rd. NE.

Violations/Court Orders, 9:19 a.m.

Deputies assisted the Leech Lake Tribal Police with a violation of a harassment restraining order. One adult female was arrested on the 1100 block of Porcupine Rd. SE in Cass Lake for unrelated outstanding warrants.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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