Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 5/7-5/10

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, May 7, to Sunday, May 10.



Harassment, 8:33 p.m.

Vulgar sign reported in neighbor’s window on the 100 block of Inglewood St. NW. No sign was observed.

Traffic Stop, 7:25 p.m.

Vehicle stopped for speed on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Written warning for speed; 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Burglary, 6:18 p.m.

Caller reporting a theft of items from their front porch on the 100 block of 12th St. NW.

Fire, 10:13 a.m.

Garbage can on fire in alley on the 900 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Handled by Bemidji Fire Department.

Property Damage, 9:58 a.m.

Tire slashed on vehicle on the 1500 block of 3rd St. SE.


DWI, 7:35 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Disturbing the Peace, 4:36 p.m.

Caller reported noise complaint on the 2300 block of Calihan Ave. NE. Officer spoke to renter, advised renter of the city code for disorderly house.

Other, 2:57 p.m.

Officer took phone call in regards to Walmart occupancy.

DWI, 2:37 a.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle involved in a suspicious activity complaint. The driver was arrested for DUI on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


DWI, 11:46 p.m.

Traffic stop. Driver arrested for DWI. Passenger arrested for an outstanding warrant.

DWI, 4:01 p.m.

Caller requested welfare check on male slumped over in vehicle on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Accident, 1:16 p.m.

Two vehicle crash with injuries on Bemidji Ave. N and Lakewood Dr. NW. Adult female cited for failure to yield.

DWI, 12:13 a.m.

Traffic stop on 14th St. and America Ave. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.


Property Damage, 10:13 p.m.

Officer responded to a call of a gun shoot in a building on the 500 block of Justice Rd. NW. Two search warrants were drafted and items seized.

Traffic Stop, 7:47 p.m.

Traffic stop on 29th St. NW and Irvine Ave. NW. Written warning to driver for multiple violations. Passenger arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Welfare Check, 6:28 p.m.

Individual arrested on 4th St. and Park Ave. NW and issued a promise to appear.

Drugs, 12:20 p.m.

Possible drug overdose reported on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 10:42 a.m.

Damaged flower reported on the 3500 block of Tamarack Ave. NW.

Disturbing the Peace, 9:40 a.m.

Noise complaint regarding reefer trailer on the 200 block of 3rd St. NW.

Property Damage, 6:55 a.m.

Tires slashed on multiple vehicles and locations around the 1400 block of 2nd St. SE.

DWI, 1:21 a.m.

Traffic stop on 29th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Public Relations, 12:51 a.m.

Foot patrol on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Adult male arrested on an outstanding warrant. Promise to appear form signed.



Suspicious, 11:36 p.m.

Deputy searched for suspicious person the 18500 block of Mission Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Suspicious, 8:22 p.m.

Deputies spoke with parties who were acting strange around law enforcement on Paws Path Ln. SE in Pennington.

Boat, 3:18 p.m.

Deputy assisted a stranded boat on the south end of Lake Irving.

Suspicious, 3:01 p.m.

One male arrested for second degree drug DWI on the 3900 block of Quincy Dr. SW.

Assault, 2:20 p.m.

Domestic assault. One arrested.


Other, 5:13 p.m.

Deputy took updated report of a missing item from a burglary on the 14300 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Weapons Offenses, 4:54 p.m.

Deputies investigated firearms use on the 16800 block of Trengove Rd. NW.

Accident, 8:54 a.m.

Deputy took a report of a boat accident that took place on Upper Red Lake.

ATV, 8:22 a.m.

Deputy took a complaint of an ATV operating on the roadway. Spoke with suspect at house on 700 block of Old Willow Ct. NW and advised of state recreational vehicle rules and regulations.

Public Relations, 7:38 a.m.

Deputies completed PR appearance on the 5200 block of Monte Plata Rd. NW.

Robbery, 3:29 a.m.

Deputies responded to an assault complaint on Plantation Rd. SE in Cass Lake. Two arrested.


Security Check, 9:36 p.m.

Security check at Bear Den in Solway. Several juveniles warned about having a fire. MN DNR contacted to assist with extinguishing the fire.

DWI, 8:12 p.m.

Report of a slumped over driver on Eckles Rd. Vehicle located on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW and driver stopped for controlled substance DWI.


Suspicious, 10:41 p.m.

Suspicious activity with an oven fire on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Suspicious, 8:01 p.m.

Checked on vehicle on the 7900 block of Cardinal Rd. NW. Driver arrested for DWI, drugs and driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety.

Assist, 6:56 p.m.

Male party arrested for DOC warrant on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Burglary, 5:24 p.m.

Burglary reported on the 8000 block of Cardinal Rd. NW.


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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