Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 3/17-3/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, March 17, through Sunday, March 20.



DWI, 9:47 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and 19th St. NW. Driver arrested.

Traffic Stop, 9:41 p.m.

Traffic stop for loud exhaust on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Male owner placed under arrest for a local warrant.

Missing Person, 6:23 p.m.

Child found at Lueken’s North. Mother located and child returned home.

Suicide, 5:35 p.m.

Suicidal male on the Irvine Ave. SW bridge. Officers and deputies were able to talk to the male, who climbed down from the railing of the bridge and was transported to ER for treatment.

Violations/Court Orders, 5:31 p.m.

Extra patrol on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. One arrested for DANCO violation.

Property Damage, 12:44 p.m.

Rock thrown through a back window on the 300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

DWI, 3:49 a.m.

Officer checked on a vehicle on the 400 block of 4th St. SE. Driver arrested.

Assault, 2:07 a.m.

Officers responded to an assault in progress on the 900 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. Officers placed a male under arrest on his warrant.

Traffic Stop, 1:26 a.m.

Traffic stop on 4th St. and Scott Ave. SE. Female driver placed under arrest for cancelled IPS.

Traffic Stop, 12:35 a.m.

Consensual contact on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. One arrested for DWI.

Traffic Stop, 12:11 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Carr Lake Rd. SW. Driver arrested.


Assault, 10:56 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault on the 500 block of 19th St. NW. Individual was placed under arrest.

Hazards (dangerous), 10:42 p.m.

Water line break on the 1100 block of Irvine Ave. NW. City Department was contacted and responded.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:13 p.m.

Vehicle complaint on the 3000 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested for DWI.

Security Check, 6:05 p.m.

Security check on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Located and arrested male with outstanding warrant. Search incident to arrest yielded four pieces of drug paraphernalia. No new charges.

911, 3:15 p.m.

Female with mental health issues reported a “crime scene” at a neighbor’s residence on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Officers deemed her complaint to be baseless.

Disorderly Conduct, 2:22 p.m.

Report of subject yelling along roadway on the 2500 block of Hannah Ave. NW. He was checked, determined to be breaking no laws, and allowed to continue.

Alarm, 11:10 a.m.

Fire extinguisher caused fire alarm in apartment complex on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Assist, 2:59 a.m.

Officer spoke with a male about calling 911 for a ride home from a local establishment on the 100 block of 3rd St. N. Subject was advised of his options.

DWI, 2:24 a.m.

Traffic stop on 15th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Male driver placed under arrest for DWI.

DWI, 2:09 a.m.

Traffic stop on 10th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW. Driver arrested.


DWI, 11:10 p.m.

Traffic stop on Spruce St. and Ridgeway Ave. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.

Traffic Stop, 10:43 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. One arrested for DWI.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:02 p.m.

Officers came across an apparent fight in progress on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. It was determined to be family members joking around.

Warrant, 11:35 a.m.

Subject arrested on a local warrant on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 10:44 a.m.

Report of a male passed out in a vehicle on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Male arrested for outstanding warrant.

DWI, 2:05 a.m.

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

Assist, 12:25 .m.

Officers assisted state patrol on a traffic stop on 17th St. and Bixby Ave. NE. Two arrested.


DWI, 10:52 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested.

Fire, 7:25 p.m.

Officers responded to an apartment fire on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. BFD contained fire.

Traffic Stop, 5:30 p.m.

Traffic stop on Ridgeway Ave. and Spruce St. NW. One arrested for DWI.

Traffic Stop, 2:00 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and 20th St. NW. Driver arrested for driving after cancellation-IPS.

Weapons Offenses, 11:23 a.m.

An officer received a weapons offense allegation on the 900 block of 28th St. NW.

Traffic Stop, 5:02 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Male driver placed under arrest for cancelled-IPS.

DWI, 1:39 a.m.

Traffic stop on 5th St. and Gould Ave. NE. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Traffic Stop, 12:36 a.m.

Traffic stop for non-functioning brake lights on Minnesota Ave. and 16th St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.



Traffic Stop, 10:58 p.m.

Traffic stop on Adams Ave. and 15th St. NW. Driver arrested for local warrant.

Assist, 1:30 a.m.

One arrested on the 6200 block of Division St. W.

Warrant, 1:18 a.m.

Male arrested on Beltrami County warrant on the 29300 block of US Highway 2.


DWI, 10;25 p.m.

Male arrested for fourth-degree DWI on Park Ave. and 19th St. NW.

Welfare Check, 9:07 p.m.

Female screaming outside her residence on Lakeview Dr. SW. Unable to locate.

Weapons Offenses, 5:25 p.m.

Burglary investigation on the 1100 block of Adams Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 2:24 p.m.

Traffic stop on 9th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Passenger arrested for confirmed warrant.

Weapons Offenses, 12:57 p.m.

Report of people shooting on Trengove Rd. NW, possibly in an unsafe direction. Deputy checked area, unable to locate anyone shooting.


Suspicious, 10:49 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle on the 6500 block of Wild Rose Ln. NW. One arrested for DWI and possession.

DWI, 9:09 p.m.

Male arrested for third-degree DWI on Highway 71 and Timber Creek Trl. NE in Tenstrike.

Suspicious, 8:57 p.m.

Report of a suspicious vehicle on the 5900 block of Elliot Rd. NE. Male arrested for DWI, female arrested for warrant and fifth-degree possession.

Theft, 11:56 a.m.

Stolen vehicle report on the 11800 block of Misty Meadows Rd. SW. One arrested.

Harassment, 11:02 a.m.

Deputy took report of suspicious drone on the 4200 block of Keepcominback Ln. NE.

Suspicious, 9:42 a.m.

Suspicious male arrested for warrant on the 26900 block of Highway 2 NW.

DWI, 12:19 a.m.

Traffic stop on Mission Rd. and Oriole Dr. SE in Cass Lake. Female arrested for fourth-degree DWI and DAR.


Disorderly Conduct, 11:46 p.m.

Disorderly household on the 3300 block of Windy Hill Ln. SW. Charges forwarded for property damage.

Traffic Stop, 8:03 p.m.

Male arrested for DAC-IPS on the 20500 block of Jenkins Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

DWI, 1:18 a.m.

Traffic stop on Power Dam Rd. and Mission Rd. NE. Female driver arrested for DWI, male passenger arrested on firearm and drug charges.

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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