Bemidji Blotter for Tuesday, May 5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Tuesday, May 5.


Disturbing the Peace, 11:10 p.m.

Caller reported noise complaint on the 600 block of Patriot Dr. NW. Officer spoke to renter who turned down the music.

Suspicious, 11:10 p.m.

Report of two individuals laying in an alleyway on the 1400 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Individuals located, and one adult male arrested on a warrant.

Theft, 3:32 p.m.

Theft of a vehicle reported on the 600 block of 3rd St. SE.

Burglary, 3:00 p.m.

Reported on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 4:49 a.m.

Officers assisted another agency with scene security following an impaired driving incident on the 1000 block of 30th St. NW> No evidentiary assistance needed.

Medical, 3:21 a.m.

Adult male having a seizure after taking a controlled substance. officers provided until Bemidji EMS arrived on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW.

Suspicious, 12:07 a.m.

Officers checked on a vehicle inside a closed city park on the 1000 block of 30th St. NW. Driver was playing Pokemon Go and was warned for entering the park after hours.


911, 9:25 p.m.

Deputies answered question about private sales of N95 masks.

Agency Assist, 6:48 p.m.

Assist Blackduck Police Department with stolen vehicle report on the 300 block of Oscar Ave. NW.

Harassment, 6:53 p.m.

Report of harassment due to case information being leaked on the 35800 block of Arnson Creek Rd. NE in Blackduck.

Fire, 6:00 p.m.

Reported on the 50200 block of County Road 3.

Suspicious, 4:53 p.m.

Subject very agitated on the 17700 block of Highway 89 because Deputy would not take him into Bemidji to be tested for Coronavirus.

DWI, 4:49 a.m.

Male arrested for DWI on the 1000 block of 30th St. NW.

Accident, 12:54 a.m.

Two Mini Coopers found crashed in the east ditch of the Scenic Highway in Blackduck.

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