Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 11/20-11/22

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22.



DWI, 9:20 p.m.

Officers responded to a burglary in progress on the 2700 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Theft, 10:28 a.m.

Officer took a report of a theft from a vehicle on the 1600 block of Pine St. NW.


Assist, 5:18 p.m.

Officer assisted good Samaritans cleaning debris off Bemidji Avenue. No further assistance was needed.

Theft, 10:47 a.m.

Officer took a stolen vehicle report on the 2700 block of Bemidji Ave. N.


Assist, 10:42 p.m.

Assisted state patrol with a tow on Washington Ave. and Pioneer St. SE. One arrested.

Suspicious, 4:51 p.m.

Officer took possession of a modified rifle barrel that was converted to pistol length on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.



Violations/Court Orders, 9:56 p.m.

Male arrested for violating OFP on the 10400 block of Werner Rd. NW.

Pursuit, 1:57 a.m.

Vehicle pursuit from Forest and Boreal Roads to Jallen Rd. NW. Driver arrested.


DWI, 9:38 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Male arrested for third degree DWI and driving after revocation.

Medical, 8:33 p.m.

Male pepper sprayed in the face on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Assist, 6:39 p.m.

One arrested on Highway 89 and Highway 2 NW.

Burglary, 2:00 p.m.

Burglary reported on the 17200 block of Thoren Dr. NW.

Traffic Stop, 11:18 a.m.

Two adults arrested for drug and DWI charges on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.


DWI, 10:35 p.m.

Deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle on the 9900 block of Aspen Ave. NW. Driver arrested for second degree DWI and driving after revocation.

Fraud, 10:32 p.m.

$30,000 in cash mailed in fraud situation in Kelliher.

Burglary, 11:16 a.m.

Deputy took initial report of a residential burglary that occurred sometime in the last month in Hines.

Welfare Check, 11:07 a.m.

Deputies responded to a request for a welfare check after several windows were reported broken out of a trailer house on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

Suspicious, 1:59 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle on the 4600 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested for drug DWI.

Traffic Stop, 1:16 a.m.

Traffic stop on 6th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested on suspicion of drug DWI.

Fire, 1:07 a.m.

Residential garage fire on the 31000 block of Highway 1 NE in Kelliher. No injuries reported.


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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