Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, Jan. 20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, Jan. 20.


Theft, 11:07 p.m.

Officers recovered a stolen trailer on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Owner took possession.

Drugs, 11:08 p.m.

Report of an odor of marijuana on the 1900 block of Delton Ave. NW. Source of odor located and responsible party advised to stop smoking.

Suspicious, 10:06 p.m.

Officer spoke with an individual on 9th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW for riding bicycle with no visible light. Individual had outstanding warrant and was arrested.

Fire, 5:01 p.m.

Reported on the 900 block of 21st St. NW.

Hazards (dangerous), 2:55 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a road hazard on the 600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. A fallen light post was removed from the road way and the city was contacted.


Traffic Stop, 11:26 p.m.

Male arrested for out of county warrant on Cardinal Rd. and Balsam Rd. NW.

Medical, 10:39 p.m.

Medical–overdose reported in Bemidji.

Suspicious, 8:33 p.m.

Homeowner reported an unknown vehicle stuck in their driveway on the 4400 block of Jackpine Rd. NW. Operator arrested for suspicion of drug DWI.

Assault, 8:28 p.m.

One arrested on domestic assault call in Pennington.

Property Damage, 7:36 p.m.

Deputies responded to assist Leech Lake Tribal Officers on property damage case. One arrested on the 4900 block of Kappes Ln. SE in Cass Lake.

Burglary, 3:45 p.m.

Deputy advised of a burglary to an outbuilding on the 2800 block of Buchanan Ave. SW.

Welfare Check, 3:06 p.m.

Welfare check requested on possibly impaired adult female on the 9900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Two parties with warrants arrested.

Assault, 9:45 p.m.

Request for a welfare check in Bemidji resulted in the arrest of an elderly male for domestic assault.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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