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Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/27-5/30

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The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30.



Traffic Stop, 8:46 p.m.

Traffic stop on Lake Ave. and Riverside Dr. NE. Passenger fled on foot.

DWI, 12:18 p.m.

Officers responded to an accident/medical/overdose on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One male arrested.

Fire, 10:27 a.m.

Officer responded to a fire on the 800 block of Lake Ave. NE. Upon arrival, the owner had an active burn permit. Nothing criminal was afoot.

Assault, 1:20 a.m.

Officers responded to an assault on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Subject arrested on multiple charges.

Traffic Stop, 12:56 a.m.

Traffic stop on 5th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW. One arrested for DWI.


Agency Assist, 11:06 p.m.

Agency assist on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Hannah Ave. NW. Female individual placed under arrest for local warrant.

Agency Assist, 7:22 p.m.

Agency assist on the 1900 block of Lakeview Dr. SW. One arrested for outstanding warrants.

DWI, 6:57 p.m.

Adult female placed under arrest for DWI on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.

Assault, 4:54 p.m.

Report of an assault on Gregg Ct. NW. One arrested.

Theft, 9:20 a.m.

Report of a stolen vehicle on the 900 block of Lake Shore Dr. NE. Determined to be unfounded as owner determined it had been parked at a different location.

DWI, 2:06 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested.


Suspicious, 3:24 p.m.

Report of children playing in an abandoned garage on the 4400 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Contact was made with children who were advised to remain off the property.

Found, 12:19 p.m.

Report of a found gun on the 3000 block of Silver Birch Ct. NW. Determined to be a toy and discarded.

Suspicious, 10:36 a.m.

Officers removed several squatters from a vacant residence on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Closed.

Traffic Stop, 2:54 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. Passenger arrested.


DWI, 11:43 p.m.

Female individual placed under arrest for DWI on Wood Ave. and 4th St. SE.

Traffic Stop, 9:48 p.m.

Traffic stop on Delton Ave. and Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested.

Warrant, 3:41 p.m.

Warrant arrest on Bemidji Ave. and 29th St. NE.

Public Relations, 1:05 a.m.

Tracker placed in flower pot on the 11700 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Hazards (dangerous), 8:55 a.m.

Gas line leak on the 200 block of 10th St. NE. Handled by utility company.

Assault, 2:53 a.m.

Female individual assaulted on Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 12:49 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 19th St. NE. One arrested for multiple charges.



Drugs, 8:20 p.m.

Report of unusual traffic for area on the 7500 block of Birchmont Beach Rd. NE.

DWI, 8:16 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:23 p.m.

Report of two people yelling at each other on Johnsville Ln. and Big North Rd. NW. Citation issued for drug paraphernalia.

911, 3:15 p.m.

Deputies advised of 911 hang-up on the 7200 block of Sumac Rd. NE. Accidental dial was from mowing the lawn. No assistance needed.

Assist, 12:40 p.m.

Motorist assist on Anne St. and Highway 71 NW. Driver pulled into a construction lane and needed assistance getting back on the roadway.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 11:25 a.m.

Report of an unoccupied vehicle parked along the roadside on Thoren Dr. and Sundown Rd. NW in Solway. Neighbors informed deputy that the driver was out looking for escaped cattle. The vehicle was later removed.


Warrant, 9:46 p.m.

Subject with local warrant collected from RLPD and transported to jail from the South Boundary on Highway 89.

Suspicious, 7:22 p.m.

Suspicious person located on the 1900 block of Lakeview Dr. SW and arrested on a warrant.

Medical, 6:30 p.m.

Suspected narcotic overdose in Cass Lake. Female regained consciousness and was transported by ambulance.

Assault, 8:18 a.m.

Domestic assault and property damage on Roosevelt Rd. SE. One arrested.


Animal, 10:22 p.m.

DNR advised caller on an injured bear on the 20400 block of New Maple Rdg. NE in Hines.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 12:50 a.m.

Report of impaired driver on County 45 and Highway 2 SE. Driver arrested for DWI by State Patrol.


Weapons Offenses, 7:31 p.m.

Deputy took a report of a lost handgun on Co. 29th in Blackduck.

Assault, 4:04 p.m.

Domestic assault on Kappes Ln. SE in Cass Lake. One arrested.

DWI, 2:50 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

911, 12:51 p.m.

Deputy spoke with caller regarding a 911 accidental call in Cass Lake. Caller had pocket-dialed 911 while fishing. Confirmed no emergency assistance was needed.

Animal, 9:44 a.m.

Questions regarding keeping and selling snakes on N. Blackduck Lake Rd. NE in Blackduck. Referred to MN DNR.

Assist, 3:17 a.m.

Request for K9 support on the 36700 block of New Melahn Dr. in Lake George. Cancelled prior to arrival. One arrested.