Bemidji Blotter: 4/21-4/25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 21, through Tuesday, April 25.



Property Damage, 11:02 p.m.

Window broken on house on the 1000 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Suspicious, 8:45 p.m.

Call for shots heard in a residential area on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Unable to locate.

Welfare Check, 8:27 p.m.

Second-hand report of an assault on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Spoke with both parties individually. Both parties explained they were just playing. Unfounded.

Pursuit, 7:26 p.m.

Motorcycle pursuit on 8th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested.

Financial Crimes, 9:51 a.m.

Officers received a report of $5,000 being stolen from a subject’s bank account. Subject’s family member arrested for theft.


Other, 7:10 p.m.

Male wanted to advise law enforcement he wrote a letter to a judge that may contain controversial information. No law enforcement action needed.

Assist, 6:54 p.m.

Caller requested a K9 search for her recently purchased vehicle to make sure there were no drugs concealed inside. No K9 available.

Assist, 6:52 p.m.

Caller requesting an officer check to see if her son is a patient at the hospital. Caller was advised she could contact the hospital herself.

Suspicious, 1:36 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person looking under cars in the mall parking lot. Subjects informed officers they were looking for a lost wallet. No assistance needed.


Theft, 11:40 p.m.

Theft from business on the 100 block of Lake Shore Dr. NE. Arrested female for warrant.

Weapons Offenses, 1:27 p.m.

Report of an altercation on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Three arrested, four cited.


Burglary, 10:49 p.m.

Two suspects arrested on the 800 block of America Ave. NW for a burglary.

Fire, 6:42 p.m.

Assisted fire department with report of recliner chair fire on the 500 block of Kay Ave. SE.


DWI, 10:58 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle report. Vehicle located on 36th St. and Park Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI by BCSO deputies.

DWI, 5:57 p.m.

Traffic stop on 23rd St. and Park Ave. NW. One arrested and released to a sober party.

Harassment, 5:49 p.m.

Report of sister using witchcraft to make her ill and steal subject’s fortune. No law enforcement action taken.

Suspicious, 4:40 a.m.

Suspicious male appeared to be breaking into a vehicle on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Owner was locked out of their vehicle.

Suspicious, 4:10 a.m.

Suspicious male in someone’s porch on the 1700 block of 3rd St. NE. Male placed under arrest.


No reports available for Tuesday, April 25, or Monday, April 24.

Accident, 10:06 p.m.

Apple report of an accident on the 4400 block of Monroe Ave. SW. False report.

Assist, 5:51 p.m.

Male notifying law enforcement of him partaking in target practice on the 15800 block of Rising Sun Ln. SE in Cass Lake.

DWI, 5:13 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and drivers license status violation on Highway 89 and Olson Rd. NW.

Suspicious, 1:51 p.m.

Report of a suspicious fire in Funkley. No suspects or evidence of nefarious activities.

Assist, 6:01 a.m.

Deputies assisted Cass County in apprehending drive by shooting suspects in Cass Lake. K9 deployed. Two adults and a juvenile arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 4:57 a.m.

Report of juveniles throwing snow at houses on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Deputies checked the area, unfounded.

DWI, 2:05 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

911, 2:03 a.m.

911 hangup on Ruby Ln. NE. Happened on accident while trying to add people on TikTok.


Suspicious, 11:32 p.m.

Report of a male sleeping and acting erratic in a vehicle on the 2100 block of 5th St. NE. Male arrested for burglary and drug possession.

Assist, 11:05 p.m.

Local warrant arrested in Hubbard County and transported to Beltrami.

Welfare Check, 10:52 p.m.

Welfare check on hitchhiker on Tyler Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. Arrested for warrants.

Property Damage, 12:51 p.m.

Deputy responded to individual entering residence without permission on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW. Adult male arrested for out-of-county warrant.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 9:35 a.m.

Deputy assisted State Patrol with a driving complaint on Highway 89 NW. One arrested.


DWI, 10:58 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on 36th St. and Park Ave. NW.

Assault, 10:15 p.m.

Report of an assault in Cass Lake. One female arrested on court conditions, another female arrested for drug possession, and a child was placed on a hold.

Assist, 10:04 p.m.

Assist State Patrol on 1st St. and Shevlin Ave. SW. One arrested.

DWI, 7:30 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and DL status violation on Highway 2 and Theater Ln. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:14 p.m.

One adult male transported to Sanford Medical Center Emergency by the Bemidji Ambulance Service after ingesting hand sanitizer.


Agency Assist, 9:04 p.m.

Assist BPD with a male party resisting arrest on the 500 block of 21st St. NW.

Sex Crimes, 6:40 p.m.

Report of sexual assault in Bemidji.

Assist, 9:55 a.m.

Male parked on road shoulder on Highway 71 and Pass Rd. NE in Hines. Trapping beaver for the state.

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