Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 11/18-11/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20.



Theft, 8:53 p.m.

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW on a report of theft. Suspects were arrested and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal substances.

Theft, 1:58 p.m.

Vehicle theft report on the 1100 block of Dewey Ave. NE.


Suspicious, 11:10 p.m.

Suspicious footprints and video footage of subject in yard on the 800 block of 14th St. NW. Suspect identified to be subject in separate case.

Assault, 8:16 p.m.

Officers called to a local residence on Irvine Ave. NW for a report of an active domestic assault. One arrested.

Accident, 6:13 p.m.

Officers responded to a hit-and-run accident at a local restaurant on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Assist, 9:48 a.m.

Assist ex-boyfriend in retrieving his computer on Park Ave. NW.

Theft, 5:59 a.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on 15th St. and Middle School Dr. NW turned out to be stolen. Reunited with owner.

Burglary, 5:38 a.m.

Officer responded to the 1000 block of 15th St. NW on report of a suspicious person. One male identified. Charges forwarded.

DWI, 2:25 a.m.

Traffic stop for no headlights after sunset on America Ave. and 3rd St. NW. Female driver arrested for DWI.


Civil, 8:38 p.m.

Officers spoke with a complainant reporting the transfer of communicable disease on the 800 block of 2nd St. SE.

911, 1:57 p.m.

Officer responded to the 1600 block of Norton Ave. NW for a 911 open line. Officer located elderly male with phone in pocket. Everything fine.

Warrant, 10:52 a.m.

Assisted probation office on a search of a residence on Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 9:17 a.m.

Vehicle was egged sometime during the night on the 1100 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Does not appear to be any damage to the vehicle.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:06 a.m.

Officer responded to 10th St. and Bemidji Ave. N to a report of a manhole cover dislodged. Cover was put back into place.



Harassment, 8:07 p.m.

Complainant admitted he made a fictitious report of threats on Thorsonveien Dr. NE.

Dead Body, 7:26 p.m.

Deputies responded to a suicidal male at his Bemidji residence.

Property Damage, 1:08 p.m.

Broken stained glass window on the 4400 block of Eckles Rd. NW. East side of the church.

Welfare Check, 5:20 a.m.

Welfare check on female in Bemidji. Female transported to hospital for mental health evaluation. Boyfriend arrested for warrant.


DWI, 6:54 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI, warrants, driving IPS and felon in possession on the 100 block of Liberty Dr. NE in Blackduck.

Animal, 5:49 p.m.

Deputies responded to a possible hunting accident involving a horse on the 16400 block of Andrusia Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Property Damage, 11:18 a.m.

Report of a house being egged on the 1300 block of Averi Cir. NW.

DWI, 1:36 a.m.

Deputies responded to a crash on Sandpiper Rd. and Sumac Rd. NE in Turtle River. Adult arrested for DWI.


Traffic Stop, 9:04 p.m.

Traffic stop resulted in the seizure of suspected narcotics on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Charges pending.

Traffic Stop, 7:51 p.m.

Adult arrested for warrant on Roosevelt Rd. and Little Norway Ave. SE. Transported to Cass County.

Property Damage, 12:43 p.m.

Complaint of eggs being thrown at complainant’s residence on the 3200 block of Johnson St. NW last evening. No suspects at this time.

Dead Body, 11:24 a.m.

Deputies responded to an unresponsive adult male in Bemidji. Subject was declared deceased. Death investigation pending.

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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