Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 1/3-1/5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Jan. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 5.


sunday, jan. 5

Suspicious, 11:30 p.m.

Officer checked on three suspicious persons running in the roadway on 3rd St. and Mississippi Ave. NW. Subjects were running to family’s house for a ride. No action taken.

Family Matter-non criminal, 9:08 p.m.

Responded to a report of an 11-year-old refusing to clean his room. Advised child and father to work together to clean the room.

Assault, 6:14 p.m.

Officers dispatched to a home on Minnesota Ct. NW for domestic assault. An adult male was arrested.

Theft, 10:50 a.m.

Theft reported on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Assault, 9:04 a.m.

Assault reported on the 3500 block of Moberg Dr. NW.

Property Damage, 8:53 a.m.

Caller reported property damage on Minnesota Ave. NW.

Theft, 3:54 a.m.

Officer located stolen registration tabs displayed on a vehicle during a traffic stop on Kay Ave. SE.

DWI, 1:33 a.m.

Traffic stop for running a red light on Highway 71 and Fern St. NW. One arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 1:30 a.m.

Verbal warning for unsafe bicycling on 10th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW.


Welfare Check, 8:25 p.m.

Officer assisted another agency on Irvine Ave and 20th St. NW. Subject arrested for a probation violation.

Theft, 1:10 p.m.

Theft reported on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Burglary, 9;10 a.m.

Caller reported burglary on the 1200 block of Helen St. SE. Officer checked the residence, determined suspect was meter reader.


DWI, 11:28 p.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop for loud exhaust on Kay Ave. SE. One adult male arrested for DWI.

Assault, 6:11 p.m.

Officers took a report of a possible assault on the 800 block of 4th St. SE.

DWI, 12:23 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.

Traffic Stop, 12:14 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Verbal to driver for brake light, citation to passenger for open bottle drinking and consuming. One was arrested.



Traffic Stop, 9:06 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave and Sunset Way NW. Driver arrested for false name and no insurance.

Traffic Stop, 8:34 p.m.

Traffic stop for expired registration on Ten Lake Trl. E. and Mission Rd. NE. Female driver arrested for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety and 2nd Degree DWI. A male passenger was arrested for 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

Traffic Stop, 6:05 p.m.

Traffic stop on Nature Rd and Balsam Rd NW. Driver arrested for false name and an out of county warrant.


Welfare Check, 8:25 p.m.

Intoxicated female arrested for a probation violation on Irvine Ave. and 20th St. NW.

DWI, 8:15 p.m.

Traffic stop on Aspen Ave. and Vincent St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI and drug possession. Passenger arrested for drug possession and probation violation.

Warrant, 7:42 p.m.

One arrested for a warrant on Washington Ave. S. and Oak Hills Rd. SE.

911, 6:57 p.m.

Five-year-old dialed 911 because he was angry at his brother. Contact made. No emergency.


Traffic Stop, 9:53 p.m.

Traffic stop on Mission Rd. and W Windigo Dr. SE in Cass Lake. One arrested for DWI, false name and a Cass County warrant.

Fire, 1:41 p.m.

Fire reported on Lumberjack Rd. and Hwy 89 NW in Puposky.

Burglary, 11:27 a.m.

Report of stolen property on the 600 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Deputy responded. Adult male arrested for 2nd Degree Burglary and Fleeing a Peace Officer.


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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