Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 3/24-3/26

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



Suspicious, 5:45 p.m.

Caller wanted to make police aware that someone charged her cell phone and moved her papers on America Ave. NW.

Assault, 10:37 a.m.

Officers took a report of an assault/fight that occurred over the evening hours on Birchmont Dr. NE.

DWI, 12:02 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Driver cited for DWI and released to sober party.


Theft, 9:00 p.m.

Theft from vehicle complaint on the 900 block of America Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 6:13 p.m.

Caller reported a suspicious male taking photos of her in her car on Beltrami Ave. NW.

Assault, 1:46 p.m.

Officers responded to a possible disorderly conduct on Lakeview Dr. SW. Upon arrival juvenile male was eventually arrested for domestic assault.

Suspicious, 5:40 a.m.

Report of unknown persons pacing in front of caller’s house on 15th St. and Beltrami Ave. NW. No subjects located.

Assist, 12:56 a.m.

Officers backed up Minnesota State Patrol on a traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and Pine Crest Ct. NW. No PD action taken. One arrested.


Fire, 10:46 p.m.

Carbon Monoxide alarm on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Handled by BFD.

Trespass, 1:11 p.m.

Someone broke into round barrel sauna that is outside a business on the 2600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Took pictures of damage for local business for possible insurance. No suspects.



DWI, 10:47 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Corral Rd. and Cormant Rd. NE.

Animal, 5:33 p.m.

Neighbor’s dog suspected of killing ducks in pen in Funkley.

Burglary, 5:00 p.m.

Deputy took report of a burglary on the 4600 block of Mission Rd. NE.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 3:08 a.m.

Driver evaded deputy on 14th St. and Norton Ave. NW.


Suspicious, 9:01 p.m.

Deputy checked on vehicle parked in a lot on the 100 block of Convenience Ln. SW. Driver arrested for drug DWI, passenger arrested for drug possession.

Suspicious, 7:30 p.m.

One arrested for breaking and entering a residence on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 5:30 p.m.

Report of hearing several gunshots with a bullet striking the window of a business on the 400 block of Old Whitetail Dr. NW.


Suspicious, 9:07 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle complaint on Nature Rd. and Jackpine Rd. NW. One arrested for outstanding warrant.

DWI, 9:04 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Irvine Ave. and Higgins Rd. NE.

Traffic Stop, 5:02 p.m.

One arrested on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Carr Lake Rd. SE.

Pursuit, 3:41 a.m.

Vehicle pursuit on Mission Rd. and Bald Eagle Dr. SE in Cass Lake. Male driver arrested for warrant and DWI, female passenger arrested for a warrant and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Traffic Stop, 12:58 a.m.

Traffic stop on Swenson Rd. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. VW for headlights. Driver was watching northern lights.

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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