Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, May 12

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


DWI, 11:10 p.m.

Traffic stop on 21st St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Fire, 10:06 p.m.

Report of heavy smoke on the 400 block of Lincoln Ave. SE. Located a large campfire and burning of leaves. Campfire was extinguished.

Assault, 9:09 p.m.

Officers responded to a domestic assault. Charges will be referred to city attorney.

Family Crimes, 5:38 p.m.

Child in a vehicle for a few minutes due to a store on the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW banning them inside.

Assault, 4:40 p.m.

Report of a domestic assault. Charges sent to city attorney.

Property Damage, 9:31 a.m.

Two tires slashed on a parked car on the 9000 block of Bemidji Ave. N overnight. No suspect information.

Theft, 9:13 a.m.

Theft of a bike tire reported on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW.


Weapons Offenses, 6:15 p.m.

One male arrested on the 6000 block of Scribner Rd. NW after shooting a round into a residence.

Fire, 3:26 p.m.

Reported on Old Buckhorn Ln. NE in Blackduck.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 2:23 p.m.

Adult male arrested for drug DWI on the 9400 block of Wildasin Dr. NW.

Animal, 11:18 a.m.

Dog bite from potentially dangerous dog reported on the 20500 block of Nebish Rd. NE in Hines.

Assault, 11:12 a.m.

Deputies responded to a fight on Irvine Ave. and Sunset Way NW. Citations issued to multiple people.

Assault, 1:34 a.m.

Male arrested for warrant and domestic assault on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.


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