Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, Aug. 9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, Aug. 9.


Traffic Stop, 11:38 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Animal Land Dr. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Assist, 11:03 p.m.

Officer assisted motorist in pushing his car off the roadway on Richards Ave. SE and 1st St. E.

Alarm, 10:31 p.m.

Officers responded to an alarm on the 3300 block of Gillette Dr. NW. A teacher was located inside the school.

Animal, 9:12 p.m.

Male bit by his own dog on the 2600 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. NO quarantine needed.

Welfare Check, 9:02 p.m.

Welfare check on a possibly impaired female yelling at people on the 300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Subject was contacted and needed no assistance.

Assist, 6:03 p.m.

Officer assisted employees in removing two obnoxious individuals from a business on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. No criminal charges were requested.

Disorderly Conduct, 6:01 p.m.

Officer mediated a dispute between employees and an unhappy customer on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Disorderly Conduct, 11:23 a.m.

Sisters arguing after experiencing the loss of their mother on 30th St. NW. All went their separate ways.


Weapons Offenses, 11:51 p.m.

Bemidji City Police assisted county by checking the area of the 1900 block of Washington Ave. S. for sound of gunshots.

Suicide, 11:21 p.m.

Attempted hanging, victim ran from the scene.

Accident, 9:09 p.m.

Kids drove golf cart into a parked car on the 500 block of Brightstar Rd. NW. Asked to leave campground.

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