Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/20-5/22

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22.



DWI, 9:50 p.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop on 9th St. NW. Male driver arrested.

Juvenile/Status Crimes, 7:04 p.m.

Officer located a juvenile runaway near 30th St. and Park Ave. NW. Subject arrested after fleeing.

Suspicious, 6:34 p.m.

Found knife collected for disposal on the 1200 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Assault, 4:14 p.m.

Caller reported several children were threatened by a male carrying a large knife on the 700 block of 30th St. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 3:26 p.m.

Unknown subject in a vehicle brandished a weapon at Cameron Park.

Property Damage, 11:20 a.m.

Report of graffiti spray-painted on the bike/walking trail near Lincoln Ave. NE.


Drugs, 11:52 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of 4th St. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.

Weapons Offenses, 6:23 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a gunshot at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 3:43 p.m.

Officers responded to a request to remove several individuals from a vacant apartment on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. One female in the apartment was arrested for an outstanding Beltrami County warrant.


Welfare Check, 7:42 p.m.

Welfare check on two arguing behind a closed business on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Subjects were found dumpster diving. One male arrested on an out-of-county warrant.

Medical, 2:37 p.m.

Overdose subject in the bathroom of the library on the 500 block of America Ave. NW.



Weapons Offenses, 7:01 p.m.

Assist Clearwater County in locating a vehicle involved in an unlawful hunting complaint on Thoren Dr. NW in Solway.

DWI, 5:35 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Fire, 10:48 a.m.

Garage fire reported on the 8600 block of Grange Rd. NW.

Property, 9:40 a.m.

Report of a suspicious vehicle led to the recovery of an outstanding stolen vehicle from Bemidji on Highway 89 and Erick Lake Access NW.


Agency Assist, 11:52 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 100 block of 4th St. NW.

Burglary, 9:46 p.m.

Burglary reported on the 66500 block of Highway 89 NW in Grygla. One arrested.

Suspicious, 7:50 p.m.

Deputy checked on a male parked behind a tree near a business on the 5200 block of Theater Ln. NW. Male was using the facilities of nature.

911, 5:32 p.m.

911 hang up on the 15700 block of Puposky Rd. NW. User’s phone was acting up.

DWI, 2:26 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Highway 71 and Wildwood Rd. NE.


Assault, 6:12 p.m.

One arrested in a domestic assault call on Highway 72 NE in Blackduck.

DWI, 5:40 p.m.

Driver arrested for DWI and driving status violation on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Warrant, 2:44 p.m.

Transported adult male to jail after he was arrested on a Beltrami County warrant on the 31300 block of Wejack Rd. in Cass Lake.

Traffic Stop, 4:14 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and Lakewood Dr. NW. Verbal warning for license plate light out. Passenger arrested for DANCO violation.

Suspicious, 2:37 a.m.

Checked on a male outside a building on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Was charging his phone.

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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