Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 10/22-10/24

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Oct. 22, to Sunday, Oct. 24.



Assist, 8:19 p.m.

BPD assisted State Patrol on a traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 4th St. NW. One arrsted.

Fire, 4:36 p.m.

Officer was called about possible burning garbage on the 600 block of 4th St. NW. Upon arrival, it was wet wood.

Theft, 3:31 p.m.

Theft of motor vehicle on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW.

Welfare Check, 3:04 p.m.

Officer responded to a welfare check on the 900 block of Carter Cir. SE. Upon arrival, no assistance was needed as it was a joke by a friend sending texts.

Accident, 4:10 a.m.

One arrested on Bemidji Ave. and 12th St. NE.

Weapons Offenses, 12:42 a.m.

Reported on Lake Ave. NE.


Suspicious, 3:22 p.m.

Officer responded to a possible false imprisonment on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. After investigation it was determined to be unfounded.


DWI, 11:16 p.m.

Traffic enforcement on the 3000 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Driver was arrested for multiple violations.

Theft, 12:51 p.m.

Officer responded to a theft report on the 300 block of 3rd St. NW. Male party was located and arrested on his felony Beltrami County warrant.

Theft, 11:35 a.m.

Officer took a theft from a vehicle report on the 900 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Missing Person, 10:45 a.m.

Officer took a possibly missing person’s report on the 800 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Upon further investigation, the male was arrested in Hubbard County. No further action needed.

Disorderly Conduct, 3:56 a.m.

Officers responded to a disorderly adult male on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. Male was arrested to prevent further criminal activity.



Agency Assist, 4:10 a.m.

Deputy assisted the BPD for a report of a male who crashed into a pole on Bemidji Ave. and 12th St. NE. Male arrested for DWI.

Warrant, 12:48 a.m.

Adult female arrested for a Beltrami County warrant on Highway 2.


Welfare Check, 8:02 p.m.

Deputies responded to the area to look for a subject that had walked away from home. Subject was found to be in the garage by family on Schroeder Rd. NW. No action by deputies needed.

Weapons Offenses, 6:20 p.m.

Deputy checked the area for the report of possible gunshots on Shamrock Ct. and Trengove Rd. NW. All appeared to be well in the area.

DWI, 5:09 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2. Driver arrested for DWI and possession of controlled substances.

Alarm, 11:27 a.m.

Alarm set off by wildlife on the 130200 block of Birchview Dr. NE. Proper ID to cancel.

DWI, 10:42 a.m.

Welfare check on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Subject arrested for DWI.


Weapons Offenses, 8:50 p.m.

Deputies checked the area for suspect gunshots on the 15300 block of Great Valley Rd. NW in Solway. All appeared to be well.

Warrant, 5:33 p.m.

Warrant arrests on the 50900 block of 279th Ave. Two arrested.

Assault, 3:21 p.m.

Adult male arrested for DWI and domestic assault on Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Burglary, 3:06 p.m.

Deputy advised of a storage unit burglary on the 5000 block of Wild Rose Ln. NW.

Welfare Check, 2:03 a.m.

Welfare check on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Male arrested for violation of a court order.

DWI, 1:24 a.m.

Deputy checked on a vehicle on the shoulder of Roosevelt Rd. and Doberman Ct. SE. Male arrested for DWI.

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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