Bemidji Blotter for Thursday, Jan. 12

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


Theft, 9:53 p.m.

Officer was waved down by a female individual on 10th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Female later said she was being harassed and told law enforcement to leave.

Welfare Check, 9:29 p.m.

Report of a female walking in traffic on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Female later arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 5:49 p.m.

Adult male trespassed from McDonald’s and cited for disorderly conduct on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Welfare Check, 4:03 p.m.

Welfare check on juvenile child on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. It was determined child was playing VR system and was yelling at the game.

Drugs, 2:41 a.m.

Drug paraphernalia located by jail staff on inmate. Charges added for introducing contraband.


Welfare Check, 1:29 p.m.

Welfare check for a person laying on US Highway 2. MN State Patrol provided him a ride home.

Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered 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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