Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 11/4-11/7

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 7.



Civil, 10:57 p.m.

Individual borrowed an air mattress to a friend on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Reporting party advised on options regarding a civil matter.

Property Damage, 5:10 p.m.

Damage to fence from neighbors shooting a BB gun on the 2100 block of Harrison Ct. SW.

Disturbing the Peace, 4:56 p.m.

Unknown male knocking on door on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. Subject had an out-of-county warrant and was placed under arrest.

Welfare Check, 9:43 a.m.

Male went for a swim on the 1700 block of Birchmont Dr. NE and was practicing a “breathing” exercise.

Theft, 9:02 a.m.

Theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle on the 1000 block of America Ave. NW.


Warrant, 8:23 p.m.

Officer located subject with a confirmed warrant on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male placed under arrest without incident.

DWI, 5:54 p.m.

Caller reported possible impaired driver on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult female arrested for multiple charges.

Harassment, 12:35 p.m.

Report of disorderly conduct. Male arrested on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Accident, 10:48 a.m.

Hit-and-run accident by the Eagles Club on the 1200 block of Neilson Ave. SE.

Fire, 6:51 a.m.

Adult male set a mattress on fire on the 2500 block of Lake Ave. NE.

DWI, 12:06 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and Nordic Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.


Suspicious, 7:41 p.m.

Person reported seeing two bright lights in the sky, each followed by a loud bang. Officers were unable to locate the source on Central Ave. and 2nd St. SE.

Assist, 5:33 p.m.

Caller advised officers of a scavenger hunt going on in the city from 1900-2200 hours.

Theft, 3:12 p.m.

Theft of a catalytic converter on the 400 block of America Ave. NW.

Theft, 2:40 p.m.

Theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle at a residence on the 2600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Theft, 10:27 a.m.

Theft of a satellite radio stolen out of a vehicle at a repair shop on the 4200 block of Minnkota Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 1:01 a.m.

Officers checked on a report of a suspicious person checking door handles on the 1100 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Person was gone on arrival and unable to be located.


Medical, 11:12 p.m.

Officers responded to a medical on Minnesota Ave. NW. Male possibly overdosed.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:29 p.m.

Male individual arrested for out-of-county warrant on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Hannah Ave. NW.



Assault, 11:40 p.m.

Deputies responded to multiple 911 calls on Nordic Ave. NW. Female transported to ER.

Weapons Offenses, 9:26 p.m.

Complaint of gunshots/fireworks on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Arrest for DWI, citation for possession of needles.

Disturbing the Peace, 8:11 p.m.

Loud music complaint. Karaoke DJ agreed to stop at a reasonable time.

Warrant, 10:47 a.m.

Adult male arrested for fleeing a peace officer, theft and warrants on the 1100 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

Assist, 7:28 a.m.

Assist MSP and Hubbard County with a one-vehicle rollover accident on the 50400 block of Highway 71 S.

Suspicious, 1:43 a.m.

Report of fireworks being deployed at a residence on Sunnyside Rd. and Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 1:44 a.m.

One vehicle rollover with injury on Highway 89 and Grange Rd. NW. DWI investigation.


Assist, 11:00 p.m.

State patrol arrest on 23rd St. and Little Norway Ave. SE.

Suspicious, 7:20 p.m.

Report of an aircraft that had a laser pointed at it from Highway 2 and Northwood Rd. NW.

Accident, 4:54 p.m.

Motorcycle vs. deer on the 2200 block of Carr Lake Rd. SW. One adult male arrested for DWI, DAC-IPS and warrants.

Disturbing the Peace, 4:21 p.m.

Report of a party brandishing a firearm following an argument on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

ATV, 3:02 p.m.

A stolen ATV was recovered at Altman Ct. and Stone Lake Rd. NW in Wilton.

Property Damage, 1:48 p.m.

Report of slashed tires on a camper on the 10,000 block of Trengove Rd. NW.

Agency Assist, 12:35 p.m.

Deputy assisted BPD with arresting one male on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Warrant, 7:40 a.m.

One adult male arrested on a warrant on the 200 block of 3rd St. NW.


DWI, 6:51 p.m.

Reckless vehicle complaint on the 19200 block of Stoner Memorial Dr. NE in Blackduck. Male arrested for numerous charges.

Assist, 3:53 p.m.

Motorist assist on Highway 71 NW in Blackduck. No help needed. Dog got sick in the backseat.

Property Damage, 8:48 a.m.

Permanent deer stand dismantled and stolen from the 6500 block of Highway 89 NW.

DWI, 3:30 a.m.

Female arrested for fourth-degree DWI, fifth-degree drugs and driving with revoked plates on Monroe Ave. and Oak Hills Rd. SW.


Suspicious, 8:04 p.m.

Male arrested for warrant on Power Dam Rd. and Cap Endres Rd. NE in Cass Lake.

Suspicious, 3:55 p.m.

One fled from a vehicle in reaction to law enforcement presence on the 12500 block of Coyote Rd. NW.

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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