Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/29-5/2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 29, through Monday, May 2.



Warrant, 9:16 p.m.

Courtesy ride request. Female arrested for warrant on Park Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 8:39 p.m.

Caller reported suspicious male on bike outside of a business after hours on the 400 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. Subject was fixing his bike in parking lot. No assistance needed.

Drugs, 8:11 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a felony warrant and new drug charges on Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Drugs, 7:49 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of found drugs on the 1100 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Hypodermic needle located.

Burglary, 7:30 p.m.

Officer responded to a burglary on the 2500 block of Park Ave. NW.

911, 7:27 p.m.

Caller reported adult son not returning home because he was upset. Caller did not want a welfare check on son.

Warrant, 5:37 p.m.

One arrested on 8th St. NW.

Ordinance Violations, 4:51 p.m.

Officer took report of a homeless encampment in the woods near 8th St. and Maurice Ave. NW. Officer did not observe anyone in the area and no actions were taken.

Burglary, 12:52 p.m.

Burglary of a building on the 300 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE with theft of items.

Assist, 12:03 p.m.

Miscommunication between husband and wife, female was located at Hobby Lobby, where husband had dropped her off.

Traffic Stop, 12:03 a.m.

Traffic stop on Hannah Ave. and 30th St. NW. Driver arrested.


Civil, 10:57 p.m.

Civil issue. Female individual reported her tires were popped hitting a pothole on private property.

Welfare Check, 10:32 p.m.

Officers conducted a welfare check on a hotel room with a guest who was not answering the door on Lake Shore Dr. NE. The room was found to be empty by staff.

Animal, 10:09 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of a bear that was attempting to gain entry into a house on the 200 block of Pine Grove St. SW. The bear was gone prior to officers’ arrival.

Assault, 8:15 p.m.

Adult male placed under arrest for numerous violations on Minnesota Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 8:11 p.m.

Report of a male looking into windows on the 1700 block of America Ave. NW. Male was located looking into his residence.

Medical, 11:59 a.m.

Medical on the 100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Overdose handled by Bemidji Ambulance.

Medical, 3:23 a.m.

Officer assisted EMS with intoxicated male who couldn’t stand on his own.

DWI, 2:17 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Division ST. W. Driver arrested.

DWI, 12:53 a.m.

Traffic stop on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Middle School Dr. NW. One arrested for DWI.

Welfare Check, 12:10 a.m.

Report of a female screaming at Spruce St. and Ridgeway Ave. NW. Female advised officers she was crying and did not need assistance.


Violations/Court Orders, 11:51 p.m.

Officers responded to the report of a domestic assault in progress on East Ave. NE. Adult male placed under arrest.

Property Damage, 10:33 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of property damage on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male placed under arrest.

DWI, 9:42 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 9300 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 5:16 a.m.

Adult males walking through cemetery after posted hours on the 900 block of 30th St. NW.

Alarm, 4:49 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of an alarm tripped by a skunk on the 900 block of Anne St. NW.

Traffic Stop, 3:27 a.m.

Traffic stop on 30th St. and Ridgeway Ave. NW. One arrested.

DWI, 2:25 a.m.

Officer located a vehicle in the ditch on the 800 block of 26th St. NW. Driver arrested.

Warrant, 12:27 a.m.

Female arrested on a warrant on Beltrami Ave. and 5th St. NW.


Traffic Stop, 9:06 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:40 p.m.

Officer spoke with a male requesting extra patrol in the afternoon time due to vehicles racing in the area of Ranch Cir. and Rako St. SW. White truck and white sedan.

Traffic Stop, 12:12 a.m.

Traffic stop on 10th St. and Dewey Ave. NE. Driver arrested.



Assault, 4:00 p.m.

One male arrested for domestic assault, damage to property and a warrant on Nordic Ave. NW.

Assist, 1:31 p.m.

Stolen ice castle recovered on Dewey Ave. and Deep Woods Ct. SW in Wilton. Placed in county impound lot.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:51 p.m.

Arrest for domestic assault on Scenic Highway NE in Blackduck.

Traffic Stop, 1:47 a.m.

Traffic stop for vehicle backing up in roadway and appearing lost on Balsam Rd. NW. It was a nurse going to a patient’s house. No action taken.


Burglary, 10:56 a.m.

Burglary of a cabin on the 209600 block of Lookout Tower Rd. NE in Blackduck. Unknown suspect.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:39 a.m.

Child called 911 over video game restrictions set by a parent in Bemidji.

Burglary, 7:35 a.m.

Burglary of a garage on the 6100 block of Wild Rose Ln. NW. Unknown suspect.


Burglary, 9:04 p.m.

Deputy took a report of a possible burglary on the 2700 block of Royal Estates Rd. NE.

DWI, 5:44 p.m.

One male arrested for third-degree DWI on Jefferson Ave. and Canopy Ln. SW.

Suspicious, 2:36 a.m.

Male party was resting while he was watching his cattle on Sunnyside Rd and Mill St. E. It is calving season.

DWI, 2:22 a.m.

One male and one female arrested for third-degree DWI and other charges on Porcupine Rd. and Mission Rd. SE in Cass Lake.


Suspicious, 11:14 p.m.

Person attempting to get into occupied dwelling on the 28600 block of Connection Dr. SE in Pennington. Found to be daughter’s boyfriend.

Assist, 10:39 p.m.

Dispatch assisted Red Lake with entering stolen firearms.

Warrant, 8:39 p.m.

Three females arrested on their warrants on the 3800 block of Cornflower Ct. SE.

Warrant, 5:52 p.m.

Warrant attempt on the 9900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Warrant, 12:08 p.m.

One arrested in Park Rapids.

DWI, 5:11 a.m.

Male arrested for first-degree DWI and DAC-IPS on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Animal, 2:12 a.m.

Deputy corralled a donkey on the 10900 block of Wheat Rd. NE in Blackduck.

Pursuit, 1:29 a.m.

Attempt to stop a vehicle after failing to stop at a stop sign on Irvine Ave. and Lakewood Dr. NW. Vehicle fled and was located unoccupied. Investigation is pending.

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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