Bemidji Blotter: 4/19-4/22

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department responded to from Tuesday, April 20, to Thursday, April 22. A summary of incidents the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Monday, April 19, to Thursday, April 22 is also enclosed.

The usual daily blotter updates were suspended due to planned computer maintenance.



Assault, 11:45 p.m.

Officers responded to a reported domestic on Irvine Ave. NW. One adult male arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:52 p.m.

Officer responded to a removal on the 1400 block of Irvine Ave. NW. One arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Accident, 4:46 p.m.

Reported hit and run on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Burglary, 12:24 p.m.

Reported on the 1400 block of 1st St. E.

Suspicious, 10:32 a.m.

Report of a female screaming in the area of Lake Ave. and Carol Dr. NE. Unfounded.

Property Damage, 1:25 p.m.

Property damage to a cabin on the 2400 block of Bemidji Ave. N.


Assault, 11:33 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of America Ave. NW led to an assault investigation.

Drugs, 11:05 p.m.

Reported on the 600 block of 18th St. NW.


Disorderly Conduct, 9:55 p.m.

Request to remove an individual pounding at caller’s door on the 900 block of 26th St. NW. Subject left on foot without incident.

Hazards (dangerous), 5:22 a.m.

CO alarm handled by Bemidji Fire Department on the 700 block of 26th St. NW.



Accident, 5:15 p.m.

Deputies investigated a two vehicle crash with injuries on S. Movil Lake Rd. and Irvine Ave. NW. One adult male arrested for DWI.

Fire, 1:57 p.m.

Burning trash including insulation resulting in grass fire and Fire Department call out on the 1300 block of Lundar Dr. SE. A 21-year-old male was cited.


Accident, 11:13 p.m.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 2 and Centerline Rd. N in Solway.


Warrant, 2:28 a.m.

Subject of warrant released due to medical necessity on the 29300 block of US Highway 2.


Assault, 10:01 p.m.

Report of a fight in the roadway on the 2500 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Fire, 9:04 p.m.

Subject is burning grass off in his yard on the 1100 block of Tyler Ave. SE.

Agency Assist, 4:32 p.m.

Report of a white Crown Victoria possibly trying to stop cars on the 2300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Traffic Stop, 11:32 a.m.

Adult arrested for drug charges on Paul Bunyan Dr. and 23rd St. SE.

Violations/Court Orders, 11:19 a.m.

DANCO violation reported by federal authorities in Bemidji.

DWI, 12:41 a.m.

Single vehicle crash on Highway 2. One adult female arrested for 4th degree DWI.

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 events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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