Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/23-4/25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 23, to Sunday, April 25.



Civil, 6:12 p.m.

Caller reported ex did not show up at predetermined child exchange. Caller has been advised repeatedly that this is not a law enforcement issue, nothing was verified or investigated by police. Caller referred to family court.

Theft, 6:10 p.m.

Stolen catalytic converter on the 900 block of Carter Circle SE.

Other, 2:23 p.m.

Group at Paul Bunyan Park.

Suspicious, 9:52 a.m.

Unfounded, cheap alcohol, on the 1200 block of 1st St. E.

Suspicious, 12:50 a.m.

Caller thought she was being followed by a suspicious vehicle on Bemidji Ave. and 10th St. NW. Unfounded.


Disturbing the Peace, 10:17 p.m.

Officers responded to multiple houses around Calihan Ave. and 15th St. NE for noise complaints. Renters were notified to quiet down.

Suspicious, 4:50 p.m.

Officers received a report about a possible burglary in progress on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Upon arrival, the male individual left the area and officers were unable to locate.

Found, 4:00 p.m.

Individual called to report found tools in the woods on Rako St. SW. Officer recovered the tools and discovered they had been stolen.

Disorderly Conduct, 11:27 a.m.

Report of disorderly conduct. Individual arrested for domestic assault on Minnesota Ave. NW.

Fire, 11:09 a.m.

Reported on the 1100 block of 12th St. NW.


Suspicious, 4:44 p.m.

Suspicious male knocking on doors on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Subject left the area prior to officer arrival.

Welfare Check, 4:29 p.m.

Caller reported hearing what sounded like a parent yelling and pushing child outside on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Unable to locate subjects.

Disorderly Conduct, 4:05 p.m.

Caller reported verbal argument between family members on the 200 block of 4th St. NW. Subjects scattered when officers arrived, no signs of assault.

Welfare Check, 11:43 a.m.

Check on children asking for food on the 900 block of Washington Ave. S. Children were looking to buy treats and were found to be fine.

Assault, 7:10 a.m.
Assault at a residence on the 1400 block of 1st St. E. Subjects arrested.



Weapons Offenses, 8:43 p.m.

Area around the 9500 block of Pony Lake Rd. NW patrolled, unable to locate.

DWI, 4:43 p.m.

Adult male arrested for DWI and warrant on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

DWI, 10:57 a.m.

Traffic stop on Balsam Rd. and Eckles Rd. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.

DWI, 6:29 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 NW. Driver arrested for DWI and warrant.

DWI, 3:16 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. Driver arrested for drug DWI.


DWI, 10:39 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI. Three arrests made in total.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:06 p.m.

Male arrested for out of county warrant on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Traffic Stop, 6:49 p.m.

Traffic stop for speeding on Highway 89 and Scribner Rd. NW. Driver arrested for DAC-IPS.

Fire, 5:01 p.m.

Two campers burned up in an accidental fire on the 15900 block of Gopher Ln. NW in Pinewood.

Theft, 4:52 p.m.

Vehicle theft reported on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Fire, 4:27 p.m.

Wildfire, accidentally ignited on the 19400 block of Hines Rd. NE. Quickly extinguished by MN DNR.

Warrant, 3:40 p.m.

Adult male arrested on DOC warrant on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Welfare Check, 2:45 p.m.

Kids yelling at other children through window on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Assist, 12:06 a.m.

State patrol arrested one for DWI on Bemidji Ave. and 10th St. NW. Deputy assigned to clear scene.


Traffic Stop, 10:18 p.m.

One arrested on Cardinal Rd. and Blue Mayflower Rd. NW.

DWI, 10:02 p.m.

Traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Popple Dr. SE. Driver arrested for DWI. Another male was cited.

Assist, 2:41 p.m.

Deputies located subject vehicle of a discontinued pursuit on Highway 71 and Anne St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI and DAR.

Violations/Court Orders, 8:54 a.m.

One woman arrested on the 4800 block of Stacy Ann Dr. NW at the request of a probation officer.

Traffic Stop, 3:03 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 7900 block of Long Lake Dr. NE. Driver arrested for drug DWI, drug possession and an outstanding warrant. one female was also arrested for an out of county warrant.

Suspicious, 2:30 a.m.

Male party arrested on the 15500 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE in Cass Lake for active warrants, DAC IPS, and drug DWI.

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