Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/5-5/7

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7.



Welfare Check, 11:38 p.m.

Officers responded to the report of a male screaming on Minnesota Ave. NW. The nude adult male patient was transported to the hospital by EMS due to his altered mental status.

Warrant, 9:51 p.m.

Officers arrested adult male for multiple warrants on Minnesota Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 2:36 p.m.

Adult female arrested for disorderly conduct on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Suspicious, 4:20 a.m.

Officers responded to a disturbance on the 200 block of 26th St. NE. One arrested.


Fire, 5:13 p.m.

Report of uncontained fire on the 4600 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Fire was contained and being watched.

Welfare Check, 11:34 a.m.

Child running in the street on 15th St. NW. Child reunited with mother prior to officer arrival.

Accident, 9:34 a.m.

Officers took a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at the hospital.

Suspicious, 5:58 a.m.

Unknown person threw a can of kidney beans at a residence on the 600 block of Miles Ave. SE. No damage to the residence.

Accident, 2:33 a.m.

Hit-and-run in parking lot on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. No injuries.

Warrant, 12:24 a.m.

Adult male arrested on out-of-county warrant on 30th St. and Park Ave. NW.


Burglary, 10:40 p.m.

Caller reported suspect entering his garage on 26th St. NW. Suspect was family member. No burglary occurred.

Weapons Offenses, 9:27 p.m.

Assault on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Warrant, 7:38 p.m.

Warrant arrest on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Assist, 7:26 p.m.

Officer spoke to an adult male who reported he had an uncomfortable conversation about religion at a bar on Beltrami Ave. NW. No criminal activity reported, no actions requested.

Assist, 2:38 p.m.

Assist and advise on Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Angry customer went back and paid for uneaten food.

Disturbing the Peace, 2:16 p.m.

Report of female yelling in the park on the 300 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Female left the area and was no longer causing problems.

Theft, 7:50 a.m.

Cited and arrested one adult male for theft and outstanding warrant on the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.



Assist, 3:19 p.m.

Deputy gave a passenger a ride from the scene of a Minnesota State Patrol arrest on Highway 71 and Glidden Rd. NE.

DWI, 2:24 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and DL status violation on Fox Dr. and Adams Ave. NW.

Assault, 2:05 p.m.

Deputies investigated a domestic assault in Bemidji. A juvenile male was arrested.

Burglary, 11:57 a.m.

Deputy took a report of a burglary that occurred sometime this winter on the 1800 block of Cass Bluff Loop Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Assault, 6:26 a.m.

Deputies investigated the report of a stabbing on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW. An adult male was arrested for second-degree assault and first-degree damage to property.


Disorderly Conduct, 10:06 p.m.

Assault report on Theater Ln. NW. One arrested on outstanding warrants.

DWI, 10:01 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI and DL status violation on Mission Rd. and Roosevelt Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Traffic Stop, 3:42 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1800 block of Anne St. NW led to the arrest of an adult male for out-of-county warrant.

Warrant, 3:07 p.m.

Remove one complaint on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW led to the arrest of an adult male for multiple out-of-county felony warrants.

Fire, 9:54 a.m.

Deputy responded to a residential fire on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.


Medical, 9:41 p.m.

Drug overdose in Cass Lake. Male party transported by ambulance then released.

Medical, 8:55 p.m.

Assist Hubbard County with a dirt bike crash on County Rd. 9 and Sunrise Drive.

Animal, 4:16 p.m.

Report of a bear cub in a tree on Hillcrest Dr. NE. No property damage or aggressive behavior exhibited.

Assault, 4:01 p.m.

Domestic assault between father and son in Bemidji. One arrested.

Other, 1:06 p.m.

Report of burnt trash blowing into neighbor’s yard on Nelson Lake Rd. NE in Hines.

Fire, 1:00 p.m.

Deputies responded to an out-of-control brush fire on Gadwall Ln. NW.

Suspicious, 1:04 a.m.

Suspicious vehicle complaint on Windy Hill Ln. SW. Driver arrested for DWI.

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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