Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, May 5

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


Assault, 10:09 p.m.

Adult female arrested for numerous violations on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Alarm, 9:44 p.m.

Officers responded to an alarm on the 2300 block of 24th St. NW. Found criminal damage to property.

Welfare Check, 6:32 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of suspicious activity on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Adult male placed under arrest for a local warrant.

Theft, 10:37 a.m.

Shoplifting report on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Two arrested for warrants.

Property Damage, 10:16 a.m.

Investigating damage to the Paul Bunyan Statue on the 300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Theft, 9:47 a.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 500 block of 11th St. NW.

Assault, 9:10 a.m.

One arrested for assault on Irvine Ave. NW.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:21 p.m.

Report of a vehicle in the ditch on the 5500 block of Sundown Rd. NW in Solway. Driver arrested for DWI.

Weapons Offenses, 10:16 p.m.

Deputies responded to a report of a firearm being brandished on Jenkins Rd. and Windcrest Ln. SE in Cass Lake. One female arrested on unrelated order to arrest. Original report was unfounded.

Fire, 6:25 p.m.

Report of a wildland fire on Irvine Ave. and Arctic Rd. NW. Variance issued by DNR, all found under control.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:05 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE for driving complaint. Driver arrested for DAC-IPS.


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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