Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, May 17

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


Welfare Check, 10:56 p.m.

Officer responded to a welfare check on an elderly woman sitting by the water near the 800 block of Lake Blvd. NE. The caller had mistaken a large orange traffic sign for a person. No actions taken.

Animal, 8:09 p.m.

Bear in the area of the 800 block of 21st St. NW. Officers observed until dark. No action taken.

Theft, 5:06 p.m.

Shoplifting complaint on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult female arrested on a warrant.

Theft, 2:26 p.m.

Female arrested for theft on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Theft, 1:39 p.m.

Officer responded to the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW on report of theft from a vehicle. One female arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Fire, 11:08 p.m.

Residential fire in Hubbard County, on the 31500 block of Walnut Dr. in Cass Lake. Bemidji Fire Department requested for mutual aid.

Accident, 7:37 p.m.

Single vehicle rollover crash on the 700 block of Main St. SE in Kelliher. Minor injury.

Theft, 1:45 p.m.

Theft of item from truck reported on the 4400 block of Scribner Rd. NW.

Boat, 9:51 a.m.

Informational– random minnow bucket attached to a 38′ rope at the NE corner of Deer Lake.

Fire, 9:33 a.m.

Residential fire on the 4000 block of Cardinal Rd. NW.

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