Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/17-12/19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 19.



Violations/Court Orders, 10:20 p.m.

Two adults arrested for multiple HRO and OFP violations on Harrison Ct. SW.

Medical, 7:03 p.m.

Drug overdose, patient transported by EMS.

Warrant, 6:46 p.m.

Officers arrested male on his warrant on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

Hazards (dangerous), 2:33 p.m.

Officer assisted the Bemidji Fire Department with a 50-gallon gas spill on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Duty officer was notified and spill was contained.

Theft, 9:30 a.m.

Report of theft on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Female arrested.


Assault, 11:00 a.m.

Report of a theft and assault leading to the arrest of one adult male and citations to four other adults on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Theft, 10:12 a.m.

Theft of surveillance equipment from 2830 Ridgeway sometime after Thanksgiving.

Assault, 2:11 a.m.

Officer witnessed a fight outside of a bar on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. After a foot pursuit, three subjects were placed under arrest.


Drugs, 11:05 a.m.

Possible drug activity reported on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Harassment, 10:42 a.m.

An officer took a report of a school threat on the 2900 block of Division St. W. The investigation determined threat unfounded.

Suspicious, 8:47 a.m.

An officer took a report of a suspicious student at BHS. The findings determined report unfounded.

Warrant, 1:39 a.m.

Multiple individuals placed under arrest for outstanding warrants on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.



911, 9:46 p.m.

Report of a possible overdose on the 600 block of Nordic Ave. NW. One adult male taken to ER. One arrested.

Warrant, 1:45 p.m.

A male was arrested for an outstanding warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Fire, 10:37 a.m.

Deputy responded to the report of a possible fire on Buzzle Rd. NW in Solway. Residence was cleared by Solway Fire, no fire.

911, 8:28 a.m.

Deputy spoke with an individual who unknowingly wanted to give a fishing report on Upper Red Lake due to their iPhone 13 Emergency SOS feature being activated while sitting in a cup holder. No services needed in Waskish.

Welfare Check, 2:18 a.m.

Welfare check on the 2300 block of Francis Ct. SE. One female arrested for warrants and possession of a controlled substance.


Traffic Stop, 12:20 a.m.

Traffic stop on Paul Bunyan Dr. SE and Washington Ave. S. Two males arrested on drug charges.


Assault, 7:54 p.m.

Domestic assault, one male party arrested in Bemidji.

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