Bemidji Blotter: 7/12-7/13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, July 12, and on Wednesday, July 13.



Theft, 8:53 p.m.

Theft of a bike reported on the 1100 block of America Ave. NW.

Assault, 4:51 p.m.

Report of an assault on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Fire, 3:44 p.m.

Reported on 8th St. and Lake Blvd. NE.

Burglary, 1:42 p.m.

One male arrested after a report of an individual kicking in the door of a residence on the 2800 block of Delton Ave. NW.

Warrant, 12:16 p.m.

A male was arrested on a warrant on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Medical, 10:24 a.m.

Officers dispatched to the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW for a possible overdose. Subject transported to Sanford by EMS.

Warrant, 7:55 a.m.

Assist task force with search warrant on the 800 block of 26th St. NW. Two subjects transported to jail without incident.

Disorderly Conduct, 4:25 a.m.

Male caller upset with his obnoxious drunk girlfriend on Irvine Ave. NW. Male agreed to leave to get away from her.


Assault, 10:59 p.m.

Adult male arrested for domestic assault on America Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 10:37 p.m.

Caller reported suspicious activity in the middle of the road at Park Ave. and 10th St. NW. Officer spoke to two parties who were conducting a vehicle transaction.

Warrant, 9:16 p.m.

Officer recognized a male with an outstanding warrant for his arrest on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Subject was arrested on the warrant.

Suspicious, 7:18 p.m.

Suspicious male reportedly carrying a knife on the 1400 block of America Ave. NW. Subject identified, no action needed.

Property Damage, 4:40 p.m.

A caller reported a hit-and-run in the parking lot on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Video footage revealed the storm blew a shopping cart into the caller’s vehicle. No hit-and-run occurred.

Disorderly Conduct, 3:13 p.m.

Officers checked on a report of people huffing on the 300 block of Irvine Ave. NW. One male was issued a written warning for the offense and explained the dangers of huffing.

Welfare Check, 1:24 p.m.

Officers responded to a welfare check of a male sleeping in a bed of flowers on Beltrami Ave. and 5th St. NW. Male was subsequently arrested for public nuisance and obstructing the legal process.



DWI, 9:38 p.m.

Traffic stop on Loon Lodge Ln. and Birchmont Beach Rd. NE. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Burglary, 2:03 p.m.

Deputies investigated the report of a possible burglary on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

Dead Body, 12:00 p.m.

Deceased adult male located in Lake Bemidji.

Boat, 10:51 a.m.

Deputies responded to a watercraft accident on Big Rice Lake in Pennington. One adult male transported to Sanford Fargo for injury.


Weapons Offenses, 9:25 p.m.

Report of weapons offense on Wooden Cross Rd. and Melby Ln. SE in Grant Valley Township.

Accident, 8:22 p.m.

Deputies responded to a crash on Irvine Ave. and Lumberjack Rd. NE in Nebish. Adult arrested for DWI.

Warrant, 8:04 p.m.

Warrant arrest for Itasca County on the 1600 block of Scenic Highway SE in Pennington.

Trespass, 12:37 p.m.

A disagreement over farming of property and hay production on the 16400 block of Aksarben Ln. NE in Hines.

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