Bemidji Weekend Blotter 3/27-3/29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, March 27, to Sunday, March 29.


sunday, march 29

Suspicious, 11:28 p.m.

Caller heard voices outside of her bedroom window on the 900 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Subject left prior to Officer’s arrival and was not located.

Harassment, 7:35 p.m.

Report of children throwing rocks at a window on the 900 block of 30th St. NW. Advised children to discontinue.

Suspicious, 12:04 p.m.

Report that someone moved her garbage can on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Wanted it noted but did not want to see an officer.

Burglary, 9:51 a.m.

Reported burglary of a residence on the 3400 block of Cedar Ln. NW.

saturday, march 28

Disturbing the Peace, 7:10 p.m.

Report of too many people gathered on Irvine Ave. and Balsam Ave. NW in violation of Governor’s Executive Order. Officer provided verbal warning to those attending a get-together to stay physically distant.

DWI, 6:38 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of a reckless driver on the 2500 block of Phoenix Loop to a report of a reckless driver. One adult female arrested for DUI.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:45 a.m.

Officers cited an adult male for disorderly conduct to store staff on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.

friday, march 27

Assist, 7:12 p.m.

Intoxicated male repeatedly calling with COVID-19 questions. Subject was referred to Sanford Hospital.

Burglary, 6:51 p.m.

Took a report of burglary on the 2700 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 12:05 a.m.

Complaint of possible gunshots on the 1100 block of 15th St. NW. Officers were unable to locate anything in the area.


sunday, march 29

Burglary, 12:35 p.m.

Deputy took a report of burglarized storage units on the 27200 block of Highway 71 NE in Blackduck.

saturday, march 28

Suspicious, 10:38 p.m.

Deputies recovered a potential stolen vehicle on the 13100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. Deputies ascertained the identity of current owner and the vehicle was released.

Suspicious, 10:34 p.m.

Disturbance reported at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.

Weapons Offenses, 7:50 p.m.

Male party arrested on the 2100 block of Frohn Rd. NE for being a felon in possession of ammunition and firearm.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:38 p.m.

Assist city police with a DWI investigation on the 2500 block of Phoenix Loop. One arrested.

Fire, 5:34 p.m.

Unoccupied vehicle on fire on Highway 2 and Buttercup Ln. NW handled by Minnesota State Patrol.

Burglary, 12:28 p.m.

Deputy responded to a complaint of a shop burglary on the 11700 block of Wildwood Rd. NE.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 2:27 a.m.

Deputy checked on suspicious vehicle on the 19300 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI and one passenger cited for minor consume.

friday, march 27

DWI, 8:12 p.m.

Traffic stop on Movil Lake Rd. and Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for first degree intent to sell methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and drug DWI.

Assist, 6:52 p.m.

Red Lake advised of a stolen vehicle on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Vehicle located and stopped, subjects arrested.

Suspicious, 2:33 a.m.

Two people arguing in a parking lot on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW. Both agreed to get along until COVID-19 was done, then sort things out.

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