Bemidji Blotter for Monday, May 17

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Monday, May 17.


Fire, 10:28 p.m.

Officers responded to a vehicle fire on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Bemidji Fire Department handled.

Property Damage, 8:46 p.m.

Property damage on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW. Door to storage garage was forced open.

Theft, 3:34 p.m.

Officer took a stolen vehicle report. Vehicle was recovered on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Two arrested.

Warrant, 2:51 p.m.

Traffic stop on Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Passenger arrested for DOC warrant.

Theft, 7:40 a.m.

Theft of catalytic converter on the 3800 block of Whispering Meadows Ct. NW.

Traffic Stop, 12:14 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 400 block of 26th St. NW. Juvenile driver arrested on an outstanding warrant and cited for driving without a license.


Boat, 11:10 p.m.

Subject thought to be missing on the lake was located and was never in danger.

Theft, 9:15 p.m.

Firearms taken from complainant’s home on the 2400 block of Wren Dr. NE.

Theft, 5:54 p.m.

Report of a burglary on the 3800 block of Elliot Dr. NE.

Weapons Offenses, 3:45 p.m.

Homeowner legally shot a gopher on his property on the 1800 block of Little Norway Ave. SE. No action taken.

Boat, 11:34 a.m.

Caller concerned a floatplane was landing on a local lake in Turtle River. Caller advised that the activity is legal.

Weapons Offenses, 11:25 a.m.

Deputies responded to a weapons offense on Winter Sumac Rd. and Sumac Rd. NE. KOPS (Keeping Our People Safe) alert put out.

Weapons Offenses, 7:11 a.m.

Loud bang discovered to be small fireworks on the 4300 block of Luomas Ln. SE in Cass Lake.


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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