Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 1/7-1/9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded from Friday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Jan. 9.



Fire, 9:05 p.m.

Officer responded to a fire alarm on the 500 block of 4th St. SE. Officer located an open window. They searched the residence, no one was located inside, building secured, no active fire.

Assault, 7:53 p.m.

Juvenile arrested for multiple offenses on the 900 block of 26th St. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 8:03 a.m.

Report of subjects in an apartment mechanical room on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. They left without incident.

Assault, 12:42 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic in progress on East Ave. NE. One male arrested.

Warrant, 12:37 a.m.

Traffic stop on Park Ave. and 34th St. NW. Driver arrested on a warrant.


Disorderly Conduct, 9:03 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a female who was threatening herself and others with a knife on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Witnesses reported that she wasn’t assaultive but was in a mental health crisis. Female was transported to a medical care facility for a mental health evaluation.

Welfare Check, 6:54 p.m.

Officers responded to a medical on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Female was arrested on a warrant.

DWI, 1:54 a.m.

Traffic stop for head or tail lights on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested for DWI.

Welfare Check, 12:24 a.m.

Husband reported wife left an argument on foot and was outside in the elements near 19th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Officer gave female a ride downtown.


Drugs, 8:58 p.m.

Male individual inhaling air duster on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Male individual was left in the care of EMTs.

Assist, 8:58 p.m.

Officer assisted an individual in exiting a bathroom that was locked from the outside on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.



Suspicious, 7:18 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle on the 1100 block of Chief Boyd Dr. NE in Cass Lake. Two males arrested for warrants.

Violations/Court Orders, 3:56 p.m.

Male who violated HRO was located and arrested for second-degree DWI, fifth-degree drugs and driving after revocation on the 9900 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 5:25 a.m.

Provided courtesy ride for intoxicated female to the hospital. Female was too drunk to remember her own address.


DWI, 11:57 p.m.

Report of a vehicle in the ditch on Cardinal Rd. NW. Male driver arrested for DWI.

Assist, 11:08 p.m.

Caller wants to be an informant. No answer on callback, voicemail was left.

Welfare Check, 9:58 p.m.

Welfare check on an adult male who hasn’t checked in with mother.

Assault, 8:41 p.m.

Subject arrested for assaulting his elderly father in Bemidji.

Violations/Court Orders, 2:36 p.m.

HRO violation in Bemidji, subject arrested.


DWI, 10:08 p.m.

Traffic stop on Jenkins Rd. SE. Male arrested for fourth-degree DWI and fifth-degree drugs.

DWI, 5:48 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 89 and Nuthatch Ln. NW. Driver arrested for DWI, DAC-IPS, no insurance and a Cass County warrant. Two passengers arrested for warrants.

Suspicious, 10:03 a.m.

Report of steam coming from slush on Lake Bemidji.

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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