Bemidji Blotter Thursday, Dec. 12

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Thrusday, Dec. 12.


Accident, 10:05 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle accident on the 1100 block of Lake Avenue NE. The driver was arrested on several charges.

Warrant, 7:44 p.m.

An adult male was arrested for multiple outstanding warrants on the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue NW.

Drugs, 7:36 p.m.

Officers advised staff on available options when people use marijuana in the parking lot on the 500 block of Mississippi Avenue NW.

Public Relations, 5:14 p.m.

Small child locked inside a running vehicle on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive S. A locksmith had already been called.

Sex Crimes, 5:13 p.m.

Officers responded to a complaint of criminal sexual conduct.

Family Crimes, 4:29 p.m.

Officers responded to Sanford to put a 72-hour-hold on a newborn. The father was arrested for a no contact court order.

Fraud, 11:52 a.m.

An adult male was arrested on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW for financial card transaction fraud.

Property Damage, 12:31 a.m.

Report of damage to property on the 100 block of 5th Street NW.

DWI, 12:11 a.m.

An adult male was arrested for an outstanding warrant and DWI on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW.


Suspicious, 10:29 p.m.

Suspicious activity on the 5600 block of Alps Court NW, unable to locate at this time.

Dead Body, 8:20 p.m.

Male party found deceased.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:32 p.m.

Deputies responded to disorderly conduct on the 600 block of Anne Street NW. One adult male was arrested for a drug offense.

Warrant, 10:17 a.m.

Deputy assisted with local warrant pick up from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department on Highway 2.


Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered 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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