Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/22-4/24

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24.



Property Damage, 10:53 p.m.

Property damage/attempted burglary reported on the 400 block of Wood Ave. SE.

Welfare Check, 9:08 p.m.

Caller advised his two sisters are on probation and out at the bar downtown. Officer confirmed both subjects were clear of probation.

Suspicious, 7:47 p.m.

Officer took report of a suitcase on the lakeshore. Officer observed a suitcase and blankets on the 300 block of Bemidji Ave. N, otherwise no suspicious activity.

Theft, 6:56 p.m.

Officers responded to a theft on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for a warrant. Victim did not wish to pursue the theft.

Traffic Stop, 12:02 a.m.

Traffic stop on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. Two passengers arrested on warrants.


Found, 4:13 p.m.

Rusty, old BB gun found in the woods near the 200 block of Walborg Ave. NE. No stolen matches, collected for disposal.


Theft, 5:41 p.m.

Officer responded to the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW for a fleeing shoplifter. Male arrested for a warrant and citation will be mailed once store video and report is provided.

Traffic Stop, 4:22 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and 25th St. NW. One arrested, charges referred for one.

Warrant, 2:16 a.m.

Male individual arrested for a local warrant on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.



Traffic Stop, 7:55 p.m.

Traffic stop for suspicious activity on Portage Ln. and Island View Dr. NE. Discovered to be a mom trying to locate an address without using her phone.

Assist, 6:42 p.m.

State patrol arrest on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 2 SE.

Suspicious, 2:14 p.m.

Report of an unattended horse and buggy on Nelson Dam Rd. NW in Pinewood. Turned out to be some folks canoeing down the river.


Assault, 4:28 p.m.

Deputies investigated the report of a possible domestic assault on Silver Lake Rd. NW. Probable cause to arrest a known adult male suspect was established. Suspect left prior to law enforcement arrival.

Fire, 2:42 p.m.

Deputy responded to a vehicle fire on the 21500 block of Ten Lake Trl. E in Cass Lake. Vehicle completely destroyed by fire. Vehicle was stolen out of the City of Bemidji.

Warrant, 12:47 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a warrant on Swenson Rd. SE.

Hazards (dangerous), 6:57 a.m.

Reports of overland flooding to the Sheriff’s Office.

Hazards (dangerous), 6:21 a.m.

Deputy responded to a residence flooding on the 11600 block of Werner Rd. NW. Lowland issues.


Warrant, 1:53 a.m.

Local warrant arrest transferred from Cass County on the 29300 block of US Highway 2.

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