Bemidji Weekend Blotter 12/13-12/15

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



Accident, 11:49 p.m.

Officers conducted a security check on the 600 block of 2nd Street SE, observed an impaired driver and arrested one for DWI.

Suspicious, 10:41 p.m.

Complaint of someone possibly outside a residence on the 900 block of 21st Street NW. No tracks or subjects were located.

Suspicious, 9:35 a.m.

Suspicious footprints in the snow under the fence and around the yard on the 600 block of Railroad Street SE. Nothing appeared to be missing or damaged.

Welfare Check, 3:33 a.m.

Welfare check on male reported to be at the Bemidji Public Library. Male was arrested on a warrant.

Suspicious, 12:44 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of furniture moving in a house on the 300 block of 8th Street NW. The house was searched and no intruders were found.


Assault, 10:37 p.m.

Responded to Park Place for an assault, both parties were separated, no one wanted to press charges.

Assault, 5:06 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault on the 900 block of 26th Street NW, one adult female was arrested for domestic assault.

Suspicious, 2:35 a.m.

Officers made contact with individual selling heroin on the 1300 block of Minnesota Avenue NW. Multiple people were arrested.

DWI, 1:58 a.m.

Traffic stop on a vehicle in Cameron Park after closing hours. Driver was arrested for DWI and the passenger was given a courtesy ride home.

DWI, 1:51 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 300 block of Bemidji Avenue N. Adult female arrested for DWI.

Ordinance Violation, 1:14 a.m.

Officers observed a male urinating in public on the 100 block of 3rd Street NW. Officers issued the male a citation.

Traffic Stop, 12:52 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive S. An adult female was arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Trespass, 9:07 p.m.

An adult female was arrested on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW for an ongoing trespass issue.

Theft, 8:19 p.m.

Officers responded for a male shoplifting on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. Male left prior to arrival, but assaulted staff while fleeing.

Warrant, 3:12 a.m.

One male arrested on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue NW for a warrant.

Traffic Stop, 12:11 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Driver arrested for warrants and false name.



Harassment, 9:07 p.m.

Adult male sending inappropriate messages to a minor female.

911, 6:49 p.m.

Welfare check on 13-year-old male who dialed 911. Male upset over being disciplined by parents.

Accident, 12:27 p.m.

Two-vehicle property damage crash on Birchmont Beach Road and New Bass Road NE.

Animal, 11:14 a.m.

Deer with arrow in its side on the 6700 block of Lavinia Road NE.

Fire, 10:39 a.m.

Camper fire on the 7600 block of Little Bass Lake Road NE.

Suspicious, 5:18 a.m.

Unfounded suspicious person report on the 5600 block of Alps Court NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 4:49 a.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on the 2200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Female driver arrested for DWI.


Violations/Court Orders, 11:30 p.m.

Male arrested by Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office at Pine Manor for an A&D hold.

Suspicious, 9:38 p.m.

High school students pranked a teacher’s residence. Students were located and instructed to apologize and collect the garbage left at the residence. No charges pending.

Theft, 5:18 p.m.

Theft from outbuilding reported on the 2500 block of Centerline Road SW in Solway.

Burglary, 8:35 a.m.

Cabin burglary reported at Sunset Cove in Cass Lake.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 2:11 a.m.

Report of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 89 and Radar Road NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Assault, 1:17 a.m.

Report of a domestic in a vehicle by Lakes Liquor. One male arrested for a warrant.

Traffic Stop, 12:53 a.m.

An adult male was arrested for 4th degree DWI on Main Street and One Mile Road NE in Blackduck.


Theft, 6:50 p.m.

Theft of a kitchen mixer from a vehicle on the 1800 block of Ventura Drive SE.

Assist, 2:49 a.m.

Assisted the Minnesota State Patrol on a traffic stop on the 100 block of Convenience Lane SW. A female was arrested for drug possession, false names and warrants. A male was arrested for DWI.

Assault, 2:14 a.m.

An adult male was arrested for domestic assault.


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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