Bemidji Blotter Oct. 24

The following are a summary of incidents that Bemidji Police Officers and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to on Thursday, Oct. 24

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Suspicious, 11:00 p.m.

Assisted State Patrol with traffic stop and subsequent vehicle search stemming from a suspicious vehicle call on the 900 block of Industrial Park Drive SE.

Welfare Check, 9:26 p.m.

Complaint of an intoxicated female crying at an apartment building on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue. Female was located and did not want assistance.

Suspicious, 8:23 p.m.

Caller reported a male claiming his vehicle was stolen on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. Officers were unable to locate male or the vehicle.

Family Crimes, 8:06 p.m.

Officers took a report of child abuse on the 1100 block of Minnesota Ave NW.

Suspicious, 7:30 p.m.

Caller complained of someone knocking on her door. Referred to social services on the 600 block of America Avenue.

Animal, 7:03 p.m.

Report of a dog bite, dogs quarantined for 10 days at residence. Community service officer will follow up on the 4900 block of Birchmont Drive.

Theft, 6:01 p.m.

Officers responded to the report of two shoplifters on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. The two shoplifters were arrested for felony theft.

Property Damage, 4:30 p.m.

Complainant had to kick in an interior door of her own residence after her toddler son locked himself in–she wanted a report on file. Officer guided her on options on how to fix the door.

Harassment, 1:40 p.m.

Subjects arguing over leaves on the 600 block of 10th Street NW. Both parties left.

Accident, 11:23 a.m.

Two vehicle crash on 15th Street and Irvine. One driver cited.

Medical, 2:55 a.m.

Officers responded to a call of a possible overdose on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. Male was transported to hospital.


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Agency Assist, 11:00 p.m.

Assisted Bemidji Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol with a traffic stop. Two were arrested on the 900 block of Industrial Park Drive SE.

Assist, 6:56 p.m.

Deputy assisted State Patrol on a traffic stop on St. Peter Lane NW and Highway 89. One man was arrested.

Dead Body, 5:34 p.m.

Death investigation in Puposky.

Harassment, 10:23 a.m.

Deputy typed report of harassment on Walnut Rd SE.

Animal, 8:37 a.m.

Report of cows running at large on Power Dam Rd NE and Scenic Highway NE. Unable to locate.

Public Relations, 8:28 a.m.

Deputy read books to preschool on the 1600 block of Birchmont Drive.

Suspicious, 7:58 a.m.

Abandoned vehicle parked at the end of caller’s driveway. Arrangements made to have the vehicle picked up from the 500 block of Great Divide Rd NW in Puposky.

DWI, 2:09 a.m.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop. As a result, a 31-year-old adult male was arrested for gross misdemeanor 3rd degree DWI in Blackduck.


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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