Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, April 6

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, April 6.


DWI, 11:34 p.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop for speed on Pine Ridge Ave. and Anne St. NW. Driver was arrested for DWI.

Harassment, 7:17 p.m.

Pedestrian reported being followed by several parties on the 1100 block of Event Center Dr. NE, who she thought were trying to assault her and her friends. Any suspects were gone on arrival. Caller requested an escort to her car.

Fire, 5:26 p.m.

Caller reported campfire without fire ring on the 3200 block of Gould Ave. SE.

Disorderly Conduct, 2:58 p.m.

Remove disorderly male from property on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.

Welfare Check, 12:01 a.m.

Adult male arrested for public nuisance on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.


Pursuit, 10:51 p.m.

Pursuit on Island View Dr. and Irvine Ave. NW. Male driver arrested.

Animal, 9:26 p.m.

Bear and two cubs seen running into the woods on New Bass Rd. and Birchmont Beach Rd. NE. No further action taken.

Fire, 6:19 p.m.

Report of a brush fire on the 4700 block of Scotchpine Ct. NW. Fire was not out-of-control and resident had a variance to burn.

Medical, 3:36 p.m.

Fentanyl overdose in Pinewood. Two transported to Sanford ER by Bemidji Ambulance Service.


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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