Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/30-1/2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 2.



Suspicious, 4:24 p.m.

Officers responded to a suspicious clothing call on the 2500 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Officers gathered the clothing and will store them as found property.

Property Damage, 11:13 a.m.

Tires were not slashed, the tire was flat and they then drove on it on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Assist, 4:20 a.m.

Caller was looking for a gas station open late at night.

Theft, 4:15 a.m.

Officer took a report of a stolen vehicle on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Warrant, 2:43 a.m.

Officers advised of a warrant subject in an apartment on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Female fled out a window and was arrested on multiple charges.

Warrant, 12:35 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested on multiple warrants.


Fire, 11:08 p.m.

Active flames discovered in an apartment building on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Bemidji Fire responded to put out the fire.

Warrant, 11:04 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Driver arrested on a warrant.

Harassment, 10:06 p.m.

Officer responded to the 600 block of America Ave. NW on a report of disorderly conduct. Female arrested on a local warrant.

Accident, 5:58 p.m.

Two vehicle accident on Bemidji Ave. and 3rd St. NW. Two parties transported by ambulance to the hospital. One cited.

Theft, 5:34 p.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 600 block of 2nd St. SE.

Theft, 12:46 p.m.

Theft of ice fishing equipment from vehicle on the 100 block of Central Ave. SE.

Civil, 12:19 p.m.

Officer assisted and advised on a harassment issue over a puppy dispute on the 1400 block of Delton Ave. NW. No further assistance was requested.

Accident, 1:50 a.m.

Vehicle accident on Bemidji Ave. and 15th St. NW. Driver placed under arrest for DWI.

Assist, 12:44 a.m.

One arrested on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Park Ave. NW.


Traffic Stop, 10:56 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and 28th St. NW for expired tabs. Driver arrested on felony warrant.

Assist, 10:38 p.m.

Female requested escort from car to apartment due to suspicious adult male standing outside building on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Officer escorted female to apartment.

Hazards (dangerous), 2:50 p.m.

Smell of gas handled by Bemidji Fire on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE.

Theft, 8:01 a.m.

Vehicle theft on the 1100 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Vehicle signed as stolen. One arrested.


Assist, 10:30 p.m.

Agency assist on Irvine Ave. and Highway 71 NW. Vehicle pursuit, multiple subjects arrested.

Medical, 8:19 p.m.

Caller reported medical, possible overdose on Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Subject transported via EMS.

Burglary, 2:43 p.m.

An officer responded to a burglary on the 500 block of 20th St. NW.

Welfare Check, 10:23 a.m.

Welfare check on infant and parents. Parents were displaying signs of controlled substance use. Mother admitted to using controlled substances a couple days prior. Infant was placed on a 72-hour protective hold.

Suspicious, 6:39 a.m.

Juvenile male heard a noise outside the residence on the 2400 block of Irvine Ave. NW. All was secure and older sibling was advised and agreed to help little brother.



Assault, 9:36 p.m.

One male arrested for domestic assault on 3rd St. SE.

Alarm, 12:32 p.m.

Commercial panic alarm-part deux on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Employee instructed on how response differs from intrusion alarms.

DWI, 5:12 a.m.

Report of an occupied vehicle in the ditch on Great Divide Rd. and Silver Maple Rd. NW. Adult male arrested for alcohol-DWI.


Disorderly Conduct, 9:38 a.m.

Verbal argument between brothers on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE. Both agreed to calm down.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:34 p.m.

Deputy responded to a vehicle stuck on a snowmobile trail on Irvine Ave. and Arctic Rd. NW.

911, 9:46 a.m.

911 misdial on the 35800 block of Arnson Creek Rd. NE in Blackduck. Deputies responded where it was discovered the family dog had chewed up a phone. All was well.


Agency Assist, 10:30 p.m.

Deputy located vehicle that fled from MSP on Irvine Ave. and Highway 71 NW. Two adults arrested on various charges.

Assault, 7:58 a.m.

Disorderly conduct reported at a home on Roosevelt Rd. SE. One adult arrested for DANCO violation.

DWI, 2:06 a.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on Birchmont Beach Rd. and Ruffed Grouse Rd. NE. Female arrested for third-degree DWI, DAR, and warrant.

DWI, 12:10 a.m.

One arrested on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

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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