Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/1-4/4

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3.



Welfare Check, 11:05 p.m.

Caller requested welfare check on adult female in foyer of building on the 800 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Female stated she was trying to avoid a strange male she met downtown. Officer gave female a courtesy ride.

Assault, 3:04 p.m.

Domestic assault on 30th St. NW. Male subject arrested.

Theft, 10:29 a.m.

Officers arrested a male for multiple charges stemming from a theft from a local business on the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Theft, 9:16 a.m.

Theft of shower heads from the dorms at BSU on the 400 block of 19th St. NE.

Assist, 8:50 a.m.

Officer assisted DOC probation agents with taking one adult male into custody for an outstanding warrant.

Assault, 12:48 a.m.

Report of an assault on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.


Disorderly Conduct, 8:13 p.m.

Female arrested on multiple warrants on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 3:47 p.m.

Female believes someone snuck into her AC unit and disconnected her Roku on the 900 block of 30th St. NW. Unfounded.

Welfare Check, 2:39 p.m.

Welfare check requested of female regarding possible overdose on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Overdose determined to be unfounded and female was well.

Burglary, 8:06 a.m.

Report of a burglary on the 400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 6:14 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a fight involving numerous individuals on the 400 block of 15th St. NW. Subjects were separated and cleared.

DWI, 2:31 a.m.

Traffic stop on 18th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Adult female arrested for DWI.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:15 a.m.

Male individual arrested for multiple offenses on the 500 block of America Ave. NW.


Harassment, 8:25 p.m.

Male in psychosis claimed he was being followed and there were people in his car on Bemidji Ave. N. Officers understood that he was having hallucinations and gave him a ride home so he would feel safe.

Disorderly Conduct, 8:24 a.m.

Fire alarm and report of disorderly conduct on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. One arrested.

Disturbing the Peace, 5:53 p.m.

Report of a large party on the 600 block of 19th St. NW. Renters were warned for disorderly house.

Traffic Stop, 5:35 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2900 block of Ridgway Ave. NW. One arrested for DWI.

Theft, 4:58 p.m.

Theft from a motor vehicle at BSU on the 1800 block of Birch Ln. NE.

Theft, 11:13 a.m.

Theft from vehicle on the 1400 block of Calihan Ave. NE.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:25 a.m.

Group of unruly individuals harassing vendor at craft sale on the 2900 block of Division St. W.

DWI, 4:13 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Driver arrested.

Medical, 3:13 a.m.

Male subject transported to the hospital after suffering from a possible drug-related overdose on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Drugs, 2:12 a.m.

Male individual arrested for multiple offenses and local warrant on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Ordinance Violations, 12:51 a.m.

Bar check on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One cited for public urination.


DWI, 9:47 p.m.

Traffic stop on Fox Dr. and Adams Ave. NW. Driver arrested.

Theft, 5:06 p.m.

Theft of a vehicle on the 1300 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Missing Person, 1:42 p.m.

Subject left the residence on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW carrying a cat. Subject was upset about being bipolar.

Theft, 12:48 p.m.

An officer investigated a report of a burglary on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Assault, 12:47 p.m.

Domestic assault on Ridgeway Ave. NW. Subject arrested.

Property Damage, 11:08 a.m.

Report of dead rabbits on the 200 block of Gemmel Ave. SW.

Assist, 11:02 a.m.

Probation violation arrest on the 3000 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

DWI, 4:22 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 and Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.



Traffic Stop, 4:21 p.m.

Driver cited, passenger arrested for fleeing and a warrant on the 2400 block of Birchmont Beach Rd. NE.

Theft, 2:12 p.m.

Theft of items from vehicle reported on the 8300 block of Thompson Ct. NW.

Welfare Check, 7:50 a.m.

Subject found to be riding his bike just fine on Becida Rd. SW.


Warrant, 9:30 p.m.

Female arrested on a Beltrami warrant on Highway 2 in Solway.

Drugs, 11:33 a.m.

Drug paraphernalia collected from the roadway on the 17500 block of Patrick Ln. NE in Hines.


DWI, 8:53 p.m.

Female arrested for fourth-degree DWI on Mission Rd. and Power Dam Rd. NE.

Traffic Stop, 6:44 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Two arrested, one cited.

Animal, 5:51 p.m.

Deputy responded to a cow at large on Highway 2 and Magnolia Ln. NW. Animal was not located but owner was contacted and will be looking.

Medical, 6:31 a.m.

Child injured falling from bed in Cass Lake. Forwarded to Beltrami County Health and Human Services for information.

DWI, 12:57 a.m.

Female was arrested for DWI on Irvine Ave. and Lake Julia Dr. NW. She will be released to a sober party and cited for fourth-degree DWI.


Assist, 10:56 p.m.

One arrested on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Welfare Check, 3:35 p.m.

Female arrested for DOC warrant on the 9200 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 2:27 p.m.

Female was arrested for DWI on the 400 block of Park Ave. SW in Wilton.

Theft, 12:30 p.m.

Report of a theft on the 200 block of Island View Dr. NE.

Traffic Stop, 12:24 a.m.

Traffic stop on Park Ave. and Main St. SW in Wilton. DWI investigation. No charges pending. One arrested.

Assist, 12:04 a.m.

Assist Hubbard County with a vehicle not stopping on the 51600 block of Highway 71 S. Driver arrested.

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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