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.

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