Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 11/13-11/15

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 15.



Theft, 9:51 p.m.

Officer responded to a stolen vehicle. Vehicle was located on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW and the driver was arrested for DWI.

Alarm, 7:05 p.m.

Officers responded to a commercial alarm on the 2300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Adult male arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Assault, 10:32 a.m.

Male arrested for outstanding warrants on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Further investigation referred to detectives.

Welfare Check, 2:24 a.m.

Officer conducted a welfare check on a female on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW. Female was arrested on a warrant.

Assist, 12:22 a.m.

Officer assisted State Patrol with a DWI arrest on Pine Ridge Ave. and 23rd St. NW.


Suspicious, 9:30 p.m.

Officer responded to possible weapons offense on the 4200 block of Thorson Blvd. NE. Officers located individuals with fireworks.

Disorderly Conduct, 3:29 p.m.

Male was placed under arrest for warrants without incident on 20th St. NW.

Theft, 11:57 a.m.

Report of multiple packages stolen from one residence on the 1100 block of America Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 11:10 a.m.

Caller advised his children “egged” a neighboring business on the 6600 block of Bemidji Ave. N. He advised he would bring them over during business hours to clean up.

Traffic Stop, 12:49 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.


Suspicious, 9:49 p.m.

Report of a male standing in front yard and pounding on windows on the 500 block of 6th St. SE. Male gone on arrival. Officers checked the area and could not locate the suspect.

Theft, 7:59 p.m.

Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle on the 1000 block of America Ave. NW.

Assault, 7:18 p.m.

Report of domestic assault/strangulation on Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Subject left scene prior to officer arrival.

Burglary, 5:58 p.m.

Report of a residential alarm on the 300 block of 8th St. NW. Two arrested for burglary.

Theft, 5:53 p.m.

Report of a stolen wallet from a vehicle on the 1600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Suspicious, 11;31 a.m.

Subject concerned he may be jumped by members of a gang he left. Officer escorted caller from the area.



Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 8:09 p.m.

Report of an intoxicated female driving with a child on the 700 block of Old Willow Ct. NW. Vehicle located, female arrested for DWI.

Fire, 6:17 p.m.

Residential fire on the 300 block of Byes Ave. NW in Solway.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 3:07 a.m.

Intoxicated driver called in, driver arrested for DWI on the 6200 block of Upper Cass Frontage Rd. in Cass Lake.

Traffic Stop, 2:36 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and Annebell St. NE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Theft, 12:24 a.m.

Possible burglary reported on the 10600 block of Jade Dr. SW.


Weapons Offenses, 7:05 p.m.

Hunter harassment reported on the 15900 block of Deer Trail Rd. NE in Blackduck.

Boat, 4:05 p.m.

Unfounded report. Vehicle motorist passerby reported a boat taking on water and possibly sinking on the 800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Deputies and BPD officers responded. It was discovered that there were two total boats on the lake. Deputies observed that neither of these boats were sinking nor appeared to be in any sort of distress. These boats appeared to be functioning like normal boats.

Traffic Stop, 3:10 a.m.

Traffic stop on Dewey Ave. and Main St. SW in Wilton. Driver arrested for DWI and drug possession. One passenger arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Traffic Stop, 1:19 a.m.

Male party located at Bemidji Ave. and 11th St. NE who was wanted for a BPD domestic assault case.


Burglary, 9:33 p.m.

Possible burglary reported on the 600 block of Old Willow Ct. NW.

Traffic Stop, 8:31 p.m.

Traffic stop on Sea Turtle Ln. and Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI.

Accident, 3:19 p.m.

Single vehicle crash involving alcohol on Hornet Rd. and Lanet Rd. NE in Blackduck. Adult male was arrested for DWI and DAC-IPS.


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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