Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Dec. 4

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Dec. 4.


Parking, 11:37 p.m.

An abandoned vehicle with a dog in it was towed from the 400 block of 15th Street NW. The dog was brought to the pound.

Suspicious, 9:05 p.m.

Complaint of suspicious tracks in the snow on the 600 block of 28th Street NW. Tracks led to the electric meter, likely to be a meter reader.

Property Damage, 7:42 p.m.

Officers responded to a property damage complaint on the 300 block of Paul Bunyan Drive S. Adult male was arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 9:55 a.m.

Extra patrol on the 2800 block of Beltrami Avenue NW. Possible drug activity in the area.

Suspicious, 2:08 a.m.

Officer checked on a male sleeping in a vehicle on 4th Street and Central Avenue SE. A marijuana pipe was located in the vehicle and disposed of at the police department. No further action taken.

Suspicious, 1:06 a.m.

Officer responded to the report of suspicious activity on the 1200 block of America Avenue NW. Officer spoke with the subjects who agreed to stay out of people’s yards.


Assault, 9:47 a.m.

Report of an assault on a school bus in Kelliher. Parents/Guardians wanted this case handled internally by the school and did not want criminal charges pursued.

Suspicious, 1:37 a.m.

Elderly female in the roadway. The female was transported by ambulance and her family was notified.


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