Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/16-12/18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 18.



Burglary, 10:25 p.m.

Officer responded to a theft on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Assault, 4:50 p.m.

Domestic dispute on Gould Ave. SE. Neither party wanted to cooperate or charge the other. Gave male a ride to emergency room for laceration on hand.

Welfare Check, 2:18 p.m.

Officers responded to the 700 block of 15th St. NW for a welfare check on a male dancing in the street. Male was ok and continued on his way.

Burglary, 12:59 p.m.

Officers took a report about a burglary of a garage on the 1500 block of 3rd St. SE.

Welfare Check, 8:30 a.m.

Officers responded to a welfare check on the 700 block of Beltrami Ave. NW for a husband on his wife who was planning on giving a ride to a stranger from a local church. Officers provided a courtesy ride on her behalf instead.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 3:42 a.m.

One arrested. Handled by Minnesota State Patrol.

Disorderly Conduct, 1:22 a.m.

Report of an assault in progress on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. Officers arrested male party for disorderly conduct.


Suspicious, 10:21 p.m.

Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person possibly climbing into a window of a house on the 1600 block of 5th St. NE. Officers were unable to locate any signs of distress or suspicious activity.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:28 p.m.

Disorderly male placed under arrest for felony DOC warrant on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Medical, 7:49 p.m.

Unresponsive male party on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Transported by EMS.

Welfare Check, 10:21 a.m.

Welfare check for person digging through dumpsters on Birchmont Dr. and Calihan Ave. NE. Person identified.

DWI, 1:52 a.m.

BSU Public Safety called in impaired driver on the 1800 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Officers arrived and located driver, failed SFST, arrested for second-degree DWI.


DWI, 5:12 p.m.

Report of a reckless vehicle on Bemidji Ave. and 15th St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Fire, 7:44 a.m.

Officers assisted BFD with a vehicle fire on the 700 block of 15th St. NW.



Agency Assist, 11:57 a.m.

Subject arrested on a DANCO violation in Blackduck.

Assist, 11:07 a.m.

Deputy attempted to locate keys outside of the residence for the homeowner on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Fire, 7:27 a.m.

Deputies responded to the report of a structure fire on the 16100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE on the Leech Lake Reservation. No injuries reported.

Suicide, 12:15 a.m.

Mobile crisis advised of a male party making threats of self-harm with a firearm in Cass Lake.


Assist, 10:00 p.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on Roosevelt Rd. and Pathway Rd. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 7:46 p.m.

Deputies checked outside of a residence on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW for suspicious noises. Deputies located stray cats.

DWI, 1:09 p.m.

Subject arrested for DWI on Black Lake Rd. and Gull Lake Loop Rd. NE.

Traffic Stop, 1:46 a.m.

Traffic stop for expired registration, registered owner’s revoked driving status and active warrant on Balsam Rd. and Highway 89. Male driver arrested for DAC-IPS and first-degree DWI.


Disorderly Conduct, 10:14 p.m.

Report of disorderly conduct with caller wanting a male removed from a residence on the 900 block of Little Norway Ave. SE. Male was arrested for outstanding warrant.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 4:41 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Sumac Rd. and Pincherry Rd. NE in Turtle River.

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