Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/20-12/22

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



Assault, 9:08 p.m.

Terroristic threats at the Beltrami County Jail

Assist, 7:26 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of kids stuck in their bedroom. Officers were able to get the kids out of the bedroom.

Weapons Offenses, 1:24 p.m.

Caller reported one gunshot on the 1000 block of Washington Avenue S. Officers were not able to locate any suspects.


Traffic Stop, 10:26 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Multiple individuals taken into custody by Border Patrol.

Animal, 8:13 a.m.

Caller reported a dead duck in the road by 14th Street and Park Avenue NW. Officer arrived, duck was gone prior to arrival.


DWI, 10:28 p.m.

Officer located a vehicle in the ditch at 15th Street and Jefferson Avenue SW. Adult male driver was arrested for a DUI.

DWI, 8:10 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. A driver was arrested for multiple violations.

Trespass, 5:03 p.m.

Trespass complaint on the 600 block of 3rd Street NW. An adult male was arrested for trespassing and giving Officers a false name.

Fire, 7:44 a.m.

Officers assisted Bemidji Fire with a bus on fire report on the 1600 block of 5th Street NE. No injuries reported.



Disorderly Conduct, 7:10 p.m.

An adult male was arrested on the 3700 block of Cardinal Road NW.

Suspicious, 4:52 a.m.

Deputy checked on a vehicle stopped in the roadway on Stone Lake Road NW in Wilton. Driver arrested for DWI, passenger arrested for drug possession.

Agency Assist, 12:53 a.m.

Assault reported at The Pond in Blackduck.


DWI, 1:24 p.m.

Traffic stop on 15th Street and Park Avenue NW. An adult female was arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance. An adult male was arrested for a probation violation.

Assault, 10:58 a.m.

Report of domestic assault. One adult male was arrested for domestic assault by strangulation.

Assist, 9:41 a.m.

Deputies assisted Minnesota State Patrol with a traffic stop involving a child not in a car seat.


Agency Assist, 8:10 p.m.

Deputies arrested one female for a warrant while assisting the Bemidji Police Department at the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive NW.

DWI, 5:56 p.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on Roosevelt Road and Adelia Drive SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Assist, 12:30 p.m.

Two vehicle accident, bus vs. car. Deputies assisted State Patrol with accident on Highway 2 and Adams Avenue NW. One adult female deceased.

Suspicious, 1:46 a.m.

Deputy checked on suspicious vehicle on the 9700 block of Cardinal Road NW. A driver was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Disorderly Conduct, 1:17 a.m.

Disorderly male on Porcupine Road SE in Cass Lake. He was arrested.


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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