Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 2/25-2/27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 27.



Traffic Stop, 10:24 p.m.

Officer stopped a vehicle for multiple infractions on 12th St. and Norton Ave. NW. Driver arrested.

Welfare Check, 8:25 p.m.

Welfare check requested on a male yelling for help on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. The male was located and transported to ER via Bemidji EMS for severe back pain.

Assist, 7:32 p.m.

Assist DOC with arrest and transport of probationer for violation on the 600 block of 4th St. NW.


Warrant, 10:52 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct on the 300 block of Gould Ave. NE. Adult male arrested for a warrant.

Warrant, 9:17 p.m.

Male stopped on Roosevelt Rd. and Lake Ave. SE for riding a bicycle without a front white light to the front when required. Male arrested on local warrant.

Burglary, 5:16 p.m.

Officer took the report of a burglary and property damage on the 800 block of 2nd St. SE.

DWI, 12:28 p.m.

Officer responded to a welfare check on a slumped driver on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver was arrested for DWI.

Assault, 4:24 a.m.

Officers responded to a fight on the 1600 block of 1st St. E. One arrested on a warrant.

DWI, 2:07 a.m.

Adult male arrested for third-degree DWI on Beltrami Ave. and 4th St. NW.


DWI, 10:48 p.m.

Officer located a vehicle in the ditch on the 3400 block of Laurel Dr. NW. Subject arrested for DWI.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:02 p.m.

Neighbor heard arguing and yelling coming from an apartment on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One male arrested on a confirmed Beltrami warrant. No other charges were requested.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:07 p.m.

Officer responded to a removal on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Adult male arrested on a warrant.



Medical, 11:45 p.m.

Female drug overdose in Bemidji. Transported to hospital by EMS.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 3:56 p.m.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on Rice Pond Rd. and No Name Rd. in Tenstrike. The vehicle was located and found to be stolen.

DWI, 12:16 p.m.

Traffic stop on Lincoln Ave. and 3rd St. SE. Adult female arrested for DWI-drugs, fifth-degree possession of controlled substances and an outstanding arrest warrant. An infant child passenger was placed on an emergency 72-hour hold with social services.

Welfare Check, 3:22 a.m.

Welfare check on female walking down the road on Highway 89 and Lumberjack Rd. NW. Female arrested for outstanding warrant.


Fire, 11:10 p.m.

Controlled burn on the 3800 block of Dunne Rd. NW.

Civil, 12:45 p.m.

Second-party report of a possible domestic on the 29900 block of Funkley Rd. NE in Blackduck. Revealed to be estranged couple arguing over property.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 9:59 p.m.

Vehicle in the ditch on Roosevelt Rd. and Red Barn Dr. SE. Driver arrested for DUI.

DWI, 10:13 a.m.

Report of a reckless vehicle on Irvine Ave. and Sea Turtle Ln. NW. Vehicle located and stopped. Adult male arrested for drug DWI and possession of a controlled substance.

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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