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.

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