Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/3-12/5

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 5.



Accident, 12:34 p.m.

Vehicle accident on Lakewood Dr. and Irvine Ave. NW.

Accident, 11:43 a.m.

Officer responded to a two-vehicle accident on Power Dam Rd. and Lake Ave. NE.

Welfare Check, 3:10 a.m.

Caller requested welfare check on female screaming inside her residence on 20th St. NW. Female was alone, no signs of assault/struggle, declined EMS, stated she was having a panic attack.

Burglary, 2:35 a.m.

Officers responded to an alarm on the 400 block of 14th St. NE. Adult male placed under arrest for multiple charges.


Accident, 7:45 p.m.

Caller reported hit-and-run on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

DWI, 4:25 p.m.

A two-vehicle accident on the 200 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. One driver arrested for third-degree DWI.

Missing Person, 3:56 p.m.

Officers responded to a missing persons complaint at the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Upon arrival, the female was located and had more shopping to do. Nothing was needed.

Medical, 1:29 p.m.

Medical on the 300 block of 8th St. NW. Drug overdose. Patient transported to Bemidji Hospital.

Violations/Court Orders, 11:45 a.m.

Male subject arrested on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW for violating a court order.

Welfare Check, 3:14 a.m.

Welfare check on female screaming in the street on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. Subject had been kicked out of a homeless shelter for disorderly conduct and had nowhere to go. Subject was allowed to rest in the lobby.


DWI, 4:28 p.m.

Driver arrested for DWI on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Theft, 11:13 a.m.

Theft from motor vehicle reported on the 1500 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Medical, 3:17 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of a male subject having a possible overdose on the 100 block of 12th St. NW. Male subject was transported by EMS to the hospital.



Warrant, 11:03 p.m.

Male arrested on an outstanding warrant on Highway 2 and Clearline Rd. NW in Solway.

Accident, 5:52 p.m.

Two-vehicle crash on the 22800 block of Highway 71 in Hines. One adult male pronounced dead at the scene.


Fire, 10:12 p.m.

Itasca County requested assistance with a fire on the 71500 block of C. Rd. 13 in Blackduck.

Warrant, 8:54 p.m.

Female arrested by Hubbard County on the 50900 block of 279th Ave.

Property, 7:47 p.m.

Firearm lost down fish hole on Red Lake.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 2:52 p.m.

Adult male arrested for DWI and reckless driving on the 100 block of Dudrey St. NW in Tenstrike.

911, 7:48 a.m.

911 call from a hosuehold landline in Tenstrike. Attempted to call back resulted in busy signal. Resident contacted by cell phone and reported that he does not have a telephone connected in the home anymore. That’s kinda spooky.

Assist, 3:13 a.m.

State patrol arrest on Highway 71 and Hines Rd. NE in Tenstrike.

Agency Assist, 12:51 a.m.

DWI investigation after a crash on the 200 block of Anne St. NW.


Traffic Stop, 4:28 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested by BPD.

DWI, 3:34 a.m.

Deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of Carr Lake Rd. SW. Male arrested for second-degree DWI, fifth-degree drugs and DAR.

Fire, 3:24 a.m.

Fire investigation on the 400 block of Main St. E in Tenstrike.

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.

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