Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 1/13-1/17

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 17.



Fire, 10:36 p.m.

Residential fire alarm on the 3400 block of Saint Onge Dr. NE. Handled by Bemidji Fire.

Suspicious, 1:38 p.m.

Caller reported suspicious person rummaging through mailboxes on the 2800 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Suspicious, 12:19 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a female possibly screaming outside in a residential area on the 800 block of 26th St. NW. Area was checked extensively and no signs or sounds of distress were located. A later call back to the complainant revealed the screams came from children playing.

Assault, 10:32 a.m.

Caller reported assault on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW. Subject arrested for multiple charges.


Assist, 8:46 p.m.

Assisted State Patrol on a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. One arrested.

Assist, 8:28 p.m.

An officer assisted a female who locked herself inside a dumpster containment area on the 400 block of Lake Shore Dr. NE.

Welfare Check, 8:04 a.m.

Caller requested welfare check on slumped driver on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. One cited.


Harassment, 8:47 p.m.

Intoxicated male calling and harassing dispatch. Calls ceased after officer advised him to stop.


Accident, 11:41 p.m.

Female driver arrested for DWI on the 100 block of Pine Crest Ct. NW.

Burglary, 6:13 p.m.

Adult male arrested for burglary and trespass on the 700 block of 26th St. NW.

Theft, 2:41 a.m.

Theft from vehicle on the 1400 block of 6th St. SE. One arrested.


Warrant, 9:04 p.m.

Officer placed a female under arrest on a warrant on the 700 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Assist, 8:44 p.m.

Employee was locked in her place of employment on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Co-worker returned and let her out.

Fire, 7:08 p.m.

Residential fire on the 1200 block of Park Ave. NW. Occupants refused medical treatment.

Theft, 6:11 p.m.

Officer located stolen vehicle on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One male was arrested.

Robbery, 4:01 p.m.

Officer took a robbery report on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

ATV, 9:16 a.m.

Report of an ATV theft on the 500 block of 4th St. NW.

Traffic Stop, 3:21 a.m.

Traffic stop on 11th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Male arrested on local warrant.



Accident, 10:28 a.m.

Report of a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 71 N in Hines. Accident taken over by MN State Patrol.


Burglary, 5:11 p.m.

Residential burglary on the 3500 block of Johnsville Ln. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 12:31 p.m.

Report of a bullet striking near a teenager who was in his back yard on Bemidji Rd. NE.

Harassment, 11:28 a.m.

Friend won’t move out or pay rent on the 1100 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

DWI, 12:39 a.m.

Report of a vehicle stalled in a roadway on Birchmont Beach Rd. and Timber Ridge Dr. NE. Operator arrested for DWI.


Traffic Stop, 6:06 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a traffic stop on Division St. and Balsam Ridge Rd. NW.

DWI, 2:29 p.m.

Adult female arrested for drug DWI on 8th St. and America Ave. NW.


911, 10:34 p.m.

Report of an assault between several parties on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW. One male arrested on unrelated charges.

Warrant, 4:14 p.m.

Subject arrested on a warrant on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

DWI, 12:21 p.m.

Report of a revoked driver operating a motor vehicle on a roadway on the 6100 block of Balsam Rd. NW. Adult male arrested for alcohol-DWI.

DWI, 2:24 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 19600 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Male arrested for third-degree DWI.


Animal, 11:48 a.m.

Report of a dog bite on the 100 block of Melby Ln. SW in Wilton. Dog deemed dangerous. Dog was taken into custody.

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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