Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 2/24-2/26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 26.



Suspicious, 11:32 p.m.

Male was observed being lewd and disorderly on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Several agencies arrived. Male was arrested for various charges.

Weapons Offenses, 11:24 p.m.

Victim shot in face by suspect with BB/Pellet gun on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.


DWI, 10:11 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on the 6400 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Male arrested for DWI.

DWI, 2:51 p.m.

Possible impaired driver at a drive-thru on the 2300 block of Trustar Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 8:40 a.m.

Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle on the 900 block of 26th St. NW.

Theft, 7:28 a.m.

Officers took a theft from a vehicle report on the 700 block of 18th St. NW.

Hazards (dangerous), 7:21 a.m.

Streets department informed of a water leak on the 1100 block of Dewey Ave. NE. No law enforcement response.

Assault, 4:59 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of an assault on Conifer Ave. NW. Adult male arrested.

Assault, 12:08 a.m.

Officers responded to a domestic assault on Pine Ridge Ave. NW. One arrested.


Suspicious, 6:38 p.m.

Officer took the report of possible shoplifting on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One female arrested for warrant.

Harassment, 3:10 p.m.

Report of racial slur carved into door on the 300 block of 23rd St. NE.



Agency Assist, 11:32 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and other violations on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

DWI, 12:50 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on 13th St. and Bemidji Ave. N.


DWI, 10:02 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and refusal on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

DWI, 7:17 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 3100 block of Snowmass Dr. NW.

DWI, 7:24 a.m.

Deputy responded to the 23000 block of Irvine Ave. NW for a vehicle in the ditch. Subject arrested for DWI.

Fire, 2:43 a.m.

Reported on the 50700 block of Highway 71.

DWI, 1:08 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Highway 2 and Magnolia Ln. NW.


Traffic Stop, 1:31 p.m.

Traffic stop for dark window tint on Washington Ave. and Convenience Ln. SE. Driver and passenger were arrested for possession of controlled substances.

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