Bemidji Blotter: 7/2-7/5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, July 2, to Monday, July 5.



Fire, 10:40 p.m.

Officers responded to a residential fire on the 1300 block of East Ave. NE. Handled by Bemidji Fire.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:13 p.m.

Group of children and adult female lighting off fireworks on the 300 block of Gould Ave. NE. Advised on the fire ban and to put the fireworks away.

Agency Assist, 9:26 p.m.

Assist BCSO on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Male arrested.

Welfare Check, 8:56 p.m.

Officers responded to conduct a welfare check on a female screaming on the 800 block of 26th St. NW. Female had left the area.

DWI, 6:36 p.m.

Multi-agency driving complaint on Plantagenet Rd. and Washington Ave. S. Female arrested for DWI, released with a citation.

Burglary, 5:26 p.m.

Officer took a burglary report on the 2400 block of Park Ave. NW.

Theft, 4:30 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a warrant and cited for damage to property on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Fire, 2:24 p.m.

Agency assist on the 1500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Animal, 12:35 a.m.

Snapping turtle in parking lot on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Good samaritan moved it prior to arrival.


Disorderly Conduct, 11:53 p.m.

Report of aerial fireworks in a residential area on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Subject located and was mailed a citation.

Welfare Check, 10:09 p.m.

Caller requested welfare check on crying, unattended child on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Father was present, child was fine.

Assault, 4:56 p.m.

Officers responded to a domestic on 15th St. NW. Female was arrested.

Trespass, 2:02 p.m.

Arrested two adults on local outstanding felony warrants on the 1100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.


Disorderly Conduct, 9:07 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of two males fighting on Minnesota Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Burglary, 9:05 a.m.

Officer took a report of an attempted burglary on the 2500 block of Park Ave. NW.

Welfare Check, 1:45 a.m.

Welfare check requested on child left alone in a vehicle on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. Father was found nearby.

Property Damage, 1:42 a.m.

Officers responded to a male attempting to gain entry into a home on the 900 block of Mississippi Ave. NW. Male was transported by EMS due to his injuries.


Agency Assist, 10:54 p.m.

Assisted BCSO in making an arrest of a burglary suspect on the 8500 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Burglary, 9:55 p.m.

Caller reported a burglary on the 800 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Theft, 3:39 p.m.

Report of shoplifting on the 600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Suspects arrested.

Warrant, 11:33 a.m.

Welfare check on a male on 8th St. and America Ave. NW. Male was arrested for warrant.

Suspicious, 10:01 a.m.

Subject approached officer making statements about constable and legal authority on 4th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW.

Welfare Check, 9:42 a.m.

Report of individuals sleeping under a tree on Park Ave. and 15th St. NW. One individual arrested.

Assault, 2:17 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of a fight in progress on the 600 block of Lake Ave. NE. Adult male arrested for multiple violations.



Fire, 9:05 p.m.

Reported on Irvine Ave. and Lumberjack Rd. NE in Nebish.

Violations/Court Orders, 8:28 p.m.

Male arrested for a DANCO violation in Bemidji.

Theft, 7:46 p.m.

Report of a vehicle stolen off of a stolen/recovered tow truck on the 20300 block of Hines Rd. NE. Vehicle has since been recovered.

Burglary, 7:33 p.m.

Report of a burglary and suspicious vehicle on the 11600 block of Scenic Highway NE in Blackduck.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:38 p.m.

Vehicle was located in the city limits by Bemidji Police Department after a report from N. Plantagenet Rd. and Washington Ave. S. One arrested after BPD investigated the incident.

Property, 4:06 p.m.

Possible theft of a handgun reported on the 200 block of S. Movil Lake Rd. NW.

Theft, 2:12 p.m.

Deputy took a report of theft from a vehicle on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 1:04 p.m.

Adult arrested on a warrant on the 7600 block of Grange Rd. NW.

DWI, 2:15 a.m.

Traffic stop on Carr Lake Rd. and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Driver arrested for third-degree DWI.


Traffic Stop, 11:48 p.m.

Deputy checked on a motorist on the shoulder on Washington Ave. and Plantagenet Rd. SW. Was having a cigarette.

Assault, 10:24 p.m.

Fireworks complaint with a report of an assault on the 19300 block of Swallow Dr. SE in Cass Lake.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:59 p.m.

Male arrested for DOC warrant on the 4800 block of Stacy Ann Dr. NW.

DWI, 7:47 p.m.

Traffic stop on Madison Ave. and Oak Hill Rd. SW. Driver arrested for drug DWI, DAR, and stolen property.

DWI, 7:14 p.m.

Report of a stranded boat in Cass Lake. Operator arrested for BWI.

DWI, 5:07 p.m.

Male arrested for fifth-degree drugs, DAR, and third-degree DWI on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

Weapons Offenses, 11:34 a.m.

Report of a suspicious male firing a handgun on the 26500 block of Camp Cassaway Ct. SE in Pennington.

DWI, 4:20 a.m.

Female arrested for DWI on Prince of Peace Ln. and Mission Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

DWI, 1:15 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Scribner Rd. NW. Driver arrested for DWI and DAR.


Fire, 10:15 p.m.

Reported on the 26400 block of Hines Rd. NE.

Animal, 8:25 p.m.

Cows at large on the 28500 block of Highway 71 NE in Blackduck.

DWI, 8:22 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Event Center Dr. NE. Driver arrested for drug DWI and DAR.

DWI, 7:27 p.m.

DNR arrested male party for DWI in Cass Lake, nothing needed from BCSO.

DWI, 6:04 p.m.

Traffic stop on Washington Ave. and Oak Hills Rd. SW. Driver arrested for first-degree DWI and DAC-IPS.

Burglary, 4:18 p.m.

Burglary from a garage reported on the 27700 block of Paws Path Ln. SE in Pennington. One arrested.

Animal, 3:29 p.m.

Deputy responded to the report of a llama in the road at Dellwater Access and Lumberjack Rd. NW. Llama was located in the field and owner was spoken to.

Fire, 1:25 p.m.

Minnesota DNR extinguished grass fire on the 2800 block of Beaver Creek Rd. in Puposky before deputy arrival.

Burglary, 10:43 a.m.

Deputies investigated the report of a burglary on the 1100 block of Stone Lake Rd. NW.

DWI, 3:41 a.m.

Reckless vehicle complaint on Highway 2 and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Driver fled on foot and was arrested for first-degree DWI, DAC-IPS, and fleeing on foot.


Burglary, 10:54 p.m.

Report of a burglary on the 8500 block of Irvine Ave. Adult male and female arrested for multiple charges including first-degree burglary and obstructing the legal process with force or violence.

DWI, 9:07 p.m.

Traffic stop on Mission Rd. and Plantation Rd. SE in Cass Lake. Driver arrested for DWI and DAR.

Theft, 9:28 a.m.

Report of a stolen rollback-pickup truck and Jeep on the 20300 block of Hines Rd. NE. Both vehicles since recovered.

Suspicious, 2:15 a.m.

Male arrested for DUI and controlled substance possession on the 100 block of Convenience Ln. SW.

Assault, 1:56 a.m.

Deputies responded to a possible fight on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. One male arrested for warrant.

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