Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 4/7-4/9

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9.



Theft, 10:23 p.m.

Stolen change from unlocked vehicle on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Unable to locate female suspect.

Suspicious, 9:40 p.m.

Security check for a business on the 700 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Located fallen screen from window. Business was secure.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 8:52 p.m.

Officer responded to the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW for a vehicle complaint. The subject vehicle was located. The out-of-town elderly driver stated she had been trying to find her hotel. No actions taken.

Suspicious, 8:26 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of suspicious activity at a closed business on the 1300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Officer spoke to two subjects who stated they only stopped near the business to smoke a cigarette. no criminal activity observed.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:02 p.m.

Complaint of vehicle swerving in a parking lot on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver was distracted while talking on speakerphone. Driver put phone down before driving away.

Theft, 2:56 p.m.

Theft from vehicle report on the 1400 block of Bixby Ave. NE. Multiple items stolen from vehicle.

Assault, 2:40 p.m.

One arrested on 22nd St. and Park Ave. NW.

Assault, 1:59 a.m.

Assault downtown after bar close on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Pursuit, 12:32 a.m.

Officers assisted the Minnesota State Patrol in a pursuit on 28th St. and Delton Ave. NW.


Disorderly Conduct, 11:57 p.m.

Citation issued for noisy party/disorderly house on the 600 block of Patriot Dr. NW.

Traffic Stop, 11:55 p.m.

Traffic stop on 9th St. and Mississippi Ave. NW. Driver cited and two arrested for warrants.

Suspicious, 6:37 p.m.

Report of fireworks being thrown from a car on Bemidji Ave. and Anne St. NW. Suspects stopped and cited.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:37 p.m.

Report of a road rage incident on Irvine Ave. and Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Medical, 11:01 a.m.

Officers assisted EMS with a subject who had fallen and could not get up.



Public Relations, 10:30 p.m.

Deputy received information pertaining to a vehicle involved in a pursuit earlier that morning on Irvine Ave. NW in Puposky.

Welfare Check, 6:21 p.m.

Welfare check requested on juveniles traveling with rough-looking adults on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Unable to locate.

DWI, 4:45 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI, warrant, and driver’s license status offense on 21st St. NW.

Animal, 3:45 p.m.

Deputy came across a cow in the middle of the road on Cardinal Rd. and Grange Rd. NW. Made contact with owner and had animal removed from road.

Medical, 10:34 a.m.

Deputy response to a possible overdose on Archery Rd. NW. Male left prior to arrival, deputies made contact with male on foot and had him checked out by EMS.


Assist, 7:34 p.m.

Motorist assist on Highway 71 NE in Tenstrike. Driver arrested for DUI.

Traffic Stop, 3:03 a.m.

Traffic stop on Tyler Ave. and 23rd St. SE. Female driver arrested for outstanding warrant and DWI.


Traffic Stop, 8:26 p.m.

Traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Miles Ave. SE. Male driver arrested for Cass County warrant and DAC-IPS.

Traffic Stop, 4:13 p.m.

Stop for expired registration on the 2000 block of Division St. W. One arrested for DWI.

Traffic Stop, 3:57 p.m.

Adult arrested for warrants on Roosevelt Rd. and Grant Ave. SE.

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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