Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 12/31-1/3

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Dec. 31, to Sunday, Jan. 4.



Theft, 3:48 p.m.

Officers responded to a theft complaint on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.

Burglary, 3:23 p.m.

An officer took a burglary report on the 1200 block of 30th St. NW.

Medical, 3:07 a.m.

Officers assisted at a possible drug overdose on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. Subject transported to ER via Bemidji EMS.


Disorderly Conduct, 10:48 p.m.

Officers placed an individual under arrest on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW for trespass.

DWI, 9:58 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW, driver arrested for DWI.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:44 p.m.

Report of several people arguing, possibly fighting in the street at Minnesota Ave. and 14th St. NW. Parties scattered prior to arrival.

Traffic Stop, 12:48 a.m.

Traffic stop on Railroad St. and Mahnomen Dr. SE. Driver arrested on a warrant and several additional charges.


DWI, 8:43 p.m.

Traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Scott Ave. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Medical, 11:04 a.m.

Report of possible overdose on the 1500 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Victim arrested for outstanding warrant.

DWI, 12:28 a.m.

Traffic stop on Lake Ave. and 1st St. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.


Assist, 2:30 a.m.

Officers assisted State Patrol on a traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Miles Ave. SE. Male was arrested on several charges.

Suspicious, 12:32 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of a suspicious male on the 3900 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Subject arrested on an outstanding warrant.



Fire, 2:24 a.m.

Unattached garage fire south of Solway.


DWI, 9:31 p.m.

Male arrested for DWI on Highway 89 and Olson Rd. NW.

Burglary, 12:52 p.m.

Burglary of residence reported on the 10500 block of Jade Dr. SW.

Fire, 10:30 a.m.

House fire reported on the 3600 block of Division St. W.


Accident, 9:02 p.m.

Two vehicle crash on Highway 2. One male arrested for DWI.

Medical, 5:57 p.m.

Deputy responded to a medical on the 29000 block of Irvine Ave. NE arrested a female for an OFP violation.

Burglary, 2:22 p.m.

Burglary of an outbuilding/garage reported on the 4000 block of Sunset Meadows Rd. SW.

Traffic Stop, 10:57 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 25100 block of Phoenix Loop NW.


Warrant, 11:32 p.m.

Warrant pickup at Clearwater County line for local felony warrant.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:46 p.m.

Disorderly patron at Rutger’s Birchmont Lodge. Subject arrested and cited.

Violations/Court Orders, 11:22 a.m.

One arrested on the 15500 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Traffic Stop, 3:13 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested for drug DWI.

Agency Assist, 2:30 a.m.

Assist State Patrol with a traffic stop, one male 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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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