Bemidji Police Blotter: 7/1-7/5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department responded to from Wednesday, July 1, to Sunday, July 5.



Disturbing the Peace, 8:42 p.m.

Caller reported a noise complaint. Officers spoke to an adult female and and adult male on the 800 block of Park Ave. NW and advised them to stop yelling.

Assist, 5:36 p.m.

Motorist assist on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver stopped in traffic to take photos of landmarks. Verbal warning for impeding traffic.

Theft, 1:11 p.m.

Dewalt impact driver and Samsung smart watch stolen from parked car on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE.

Assault, 12:01 p.m.

Fight at Walmart. Subjects located.

Welfare Check, 9:56 a.m.

Welfare check on child in field on Hannah Ave. and 34th St. NW. Child was supervised by an adult. Unfounded.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:21 a.m.

Report of possible theft on the 300 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Suspect arrested for outstanding warrant.

Fire, 1:20 a.m.

Officer responded to a garbage can that caught fire on the 1600 block of 3rd St. SE. Upon arrival, the garbage can was a complete loss and no fire hazard was present.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:19 a.m.

Caller reported fireworks complaint on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Officer spoke to subject and advised the adult male of the ordinance violation.


Disorderly Conduct, 11:46 p.m.

Verbal warning for fireworks after city ordinance on Bemidji Ave. N and 26th St. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 11:34 p.m.

Officers observed a residence shooting fireworks on the 1400 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Verbal warning given.

Disorderly Conduct, 11:06 p.m.

Report of fireworks on 4th St. and Central Ave. SE. Renter given a verbal warning.

Animal, 10:25 p.m.

Found dog on the 6100 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Placed in impound.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:13 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of disorderly conduct on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Subjects advised to stop yelling over fireworks.

Trespass, 8:08 p.m.

An adult male was arrested for trespass on the 600 block of 3rd St. NW.

Drugs, 4:38 p.m.

Responded to a 911 call- overdose medical on the 400 block of Mississippi Ave. NW. Search warrant executed.

Burglary, 11:42 a.m.

Intoxicated female broke into a residence on the 600 block of 18th St. NW.


Weapons Offenses, 10:31 p.m.

Second hand complaint of a party with a firearm in a vehicle on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. No plates were provided. The described vehicle was not located.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:55 p.m.

Officer responded to a fireworks complaint on Park Ave. and 12th St. NW. Verbal warning given.

Suspicious, 8:52 p.m.

Caller reported someone swung a club at him on the 600 block of 3rd St. NW. Officers spoke to witnesses who contradicted the complainant’s statement.


Disorderly Conduct, 10:25 p.m.

Report of fireworks at a residence on 12th St. and Park Ave. NW. Unable to locate them and the fireworks ceased.

Theft, 9:34 p.m.

Officer took a report of a stolen dog on the 900 block of 20th St. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 7:10 p.m.

Officer responded to a fireworks complaint on the 900 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Landowner was warned.

Animal, 12:32 p.m.

An officer responded to an animal cruelty complaint on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. An individual was verbally warned for leaving a dog in a hot vehicle.

Warrant, 12:16 p.m.

Warrant arrest on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. Subject brought to justice without incident.

Theft, 8:47 a.m.

Vehicle theft reported on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW.


Warrant, 11:21 p.m.

An individual was arrested on a warrant on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:06 p.m.

Officer took a report of individuals setting off fireworks. Officer was unable to locate any fireworks in the area of the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Harassment, 8:40 a.m.

Complaint of subject watching and filming work crews on Gemmel Ave. SW. Complainant advised to ignore the subject.

Warrant, 2:31 a.m.

Adult male arrested on a local warrant.

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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