Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, April 1

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, April 1.


Family Crimes, 8:43 p.m.

Officers investigated a possible child abuse case.

Theft, 7:09 p.m.

Caller reported a male and female arguing on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Determined to be a confrontation regarding theft and male referred for charges.

Accident, 1:29 p.m.

An officer responded to a vehicle versus bicycle crash on 19th St. and Irvine Ave. NW.


Fire, 9:31 p.m.

Two large brush fires reported on the 13000 block of Flat Balsam Rd and Meadowview Rd. NW in Lammers township. They were maintained.

Warrant, 7:30 p.m.

Female arrested in Itasca County on an outstanding Beltrami County warrant. Female had possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Theft, 4:26 p.m.

Deputy spoke with involved parties regarding a possible theft on the 5800 block of Cardinal Rd. NW.

Suspicious, 12:48 p.m.

Suspicious claim for unemployment insurance reported in Kelliher.

Theft, 9:37 a.m.

Report of a stolen electricity meter on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

Hazards (dangerous), 7:07 a.m.

Report of washout on road under construction on Scenic Highway SE in Blackduck. Highway department contacted. Confirmed highway department on scene.

DWI, 4:48 a.m.

Male arrested for DWI on Bemidji Ave N and 8th St. NW.


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