Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 10/28-10/31

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 31.



Weapons Offenses, 6:11 p.m.

Report of shots fired on the 800 block of 2nd St. SE. Officers searched the area, unable to locate source.

DWI, 2:11 a.m.

Reckless vehicle complaint on Bemidji Ave. and Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested for DWI.


Welfare Check, 11:20 p.m.

Adult male placed under arrest for DWI by BCSO on the 900 block of Washington Ave. S.

Fire, 5:38 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of a fire on the 2400 block of Park Ave. NW. fire department advised male he needed burn permit. Fire was extinguished.

Weapons Offenses, 1:34 p.m.

Officers responded to Irving Beach Dr. and Clausen Ave. SW for suspicious activity. No vehicle located. In speaking with neighbors, it appeared someone discharged a firework or flare gun. Cleared.

Disturbing the Peace, 4:42 a.m.

Officers spoke with female about children being loud on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Female agreed to keep juveniles quiet.

DWI, 4:06 a.m.

Traffic stop on Middle School Dr. and 15th St. NW. Female driver arrested for DWI.

DWI, 2:17 a.m.

Traffic stop on 8th St. and Lake Blvd. NE. Driver arrested for DWI.


Agency Assist, 3:15 p.m.

Fatal vehicle crash on the 4400 block of Washington Ave. S. Dog placed at animal impound for safekeeping until next-of-kin can retrieve.

Weapons Offenses, 1:57 p.m.

Officers responded to the sound of a gunshot on the 1900 block of Middle School Dr. NW. The source was unable to be located.

Assist, 1:51 p.m.

Report of a vulgar sign hanging from a second-floor window of a house on Bixby Ave. and 14th St. NE. Reporting party would like the sign removed as it has the “f” word on it.

Public Relations, 12:16 p.m.

Reporting party had question on how to relinquish ownership of inherited firearms. Officer provided guidance on contacting firearms dealers.

Robbery, 11:27 a.m.

Report of a robbery on the 2700 block of Bemidji Ave. N.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:50 p.m.

Officers located a stolen vehicle on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.

Theft, 7:14 p.m.

Report of stolen vehicle on the 400 block of 15th St. NW.

Suspicious, 3:26 p.m.

Officer placed a found, unspent round of ammunition from the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW into evidence for destruction.

Burglary, 8:25 a.m.

Theft of bicycle out of locked garage on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW. One arrested.



Suspicious, 8:31 p.m.

Two kids in a car carving a pumpkin with a heart and their initials.

Property Damage, 7:48 a.m.

A report of damage to a lawn from neighbor’s pigs on the 22200 block of Hines Rd. NE.

Medical, 12:02 a.m.

Report of possible overdose in Cass Lake.


Agency Assist, 11:20 p.m.

Report of a male asleep at the wheel on the 900 block of Washington Ave. S. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Accident, 7:41 p.m.

Vehicle hit a power pole and telephone box on the 4000 block of BIg North Rd. NW. Vehicle towed, driver unable to be located.

Weapons Offenses, 4:16 p.m.

Report of sound of shots on the 2000 block of Little Norway Ave. SE. Found to be people practicing safely.

Assault, 2:15 a.m.

Subject arrested for domestic assault and threats of violence on Alps Ct. NW.


Accident, 3:15 p.m.

Fatal motor vehicle crash involving motor vehicle versus agricultural equipment on the 4400 block of Washington Ave. S. State patrol investigation.

Suspicious, 3:17 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle reported on the 400 block of Spike Ln. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

DWI, 1:45 a.m.

Male arrested for second-degree DWI, DAR, and multiple warrants on the 17200 block of Mission Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Suspicious, 12:41 a.m.

Vehicle complaint on the 4600 block of Little Loop Rd. SE in Cass Lake. Driver arrested for drug DWI.


Harassment, 6:17 p.m.

Male arrested for local warrant and violation of an OFP on Werner Rd. NW.

DWI, 1:44 p.m.

Adult male arrested for DWI and DAR on the 3900 block of Kimmur Rd. SW.

Weapons Offenses, 11:39 a.m.

Report of a non-fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound to adult male due to apparent negligent discharge of a firearm.

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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