Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/10-6/13

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, June 10, to Sunday, June 13.



Suspicious, 11:04 p.m.

Officer observed male with an outstanding warrant on 6th St. and Minnesota Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Burglary, 8:57 p.m.

Officer responded to a burglary on the 1200 block of 1st St. E. Charges of third-degree burglary were referred.

Accident, 3:12 a.m.

Officer responded to a hit and run on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. Case information was provided to the complainant.


Burglary, 11:48 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary on the 1900 block of Middle School Dr. NW. Four juveniles were placed under arrest.

Fire, 10:29 p.m.

Responded to disorderly house/fire call. Two adults cited on the 1100 block of Park Ave. NW.

Burglary, 11:24 a.m.

Theft of packages from front porch on the 900 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Fire, 9:11 a.m.

Assisted with traffic control on Highway 2 and Division St. W.


Disturbing the Peace, 11:59 p.m.

Individual warned for being loud while working on a vehicle in the parking lot, disturbing their neighbors on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S.

Assault, 11:50 p.m.

Adult male arrested for domestic assault on 30th St. NW.

Suspicious, 8:42 p.m.

Caller reported that her friend told her she had a marijuana plant growing in her garden on the 700 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Officer checked on plant at caller’s request and determined the plant to not be marijuana.

Theft, 7:37 a.m.

Theft of catalytic converter on the 700 block of Washington Ave. S.

Burglary, 7:09 a.m.

Reported on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.


Welfare Check, 9:39 p.m.

Subject left the hospital that had been civilly committed. Located downtown at a bar and returned to the hospital.

DWI, 9:06 p.m.

Traffic stop on reckless vehicle on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested for DWI.

Medical, 7:48 p.m.

Officers responded to a possible overdose on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One arrested.

Property, 1:29 p.m.

Stolen vehicle recovered on 3rd St. and Beltrami Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 11:24 a.m.

Suspicious smell reported on the 400 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Discovered to be garbage.

Theft, 9:02 a.m.

A theft was reported on the 300 block of 10th St. NW. One arrested.

Fire, 2:01 a.m.

Fire in dumpster on the 2500 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Extinguished by Bemidji Fire.

Warrant, 1:54 a.m.

Adult male placed under arrest for outstanding warrant on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Fire, 12:39 a.m.

Officers assisted the Bemidji Fire Department with a vehicle fire on the 5100 block of Irvine Ave. NW.



Fire, 9:01 p.m.

Report of an unattended brush fire on the 500 block of Rolling Hills Dr. NW. Was found to be a small attended campfire.

911, 8:52 p.m.

Report of screaming in the woods on the 18000 block of Grange Rd. NW in Puposky. Unfounded.

Boat, 3:57 p.m.

Four individuals rescued from the water on Lake Bemidji near the state park.

Traffic Stop, 9:54 a.m.

Traffic stop on 5th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested for a canceled license.


Agency Assist, 11:48 p.m.

Deputies assisted BPD with arresting juveniles that burglarized Bemidji Middle School.

Traffic Stop, 8:51 p.m.

Citation issued and driver arrested on a warrant on the 2700 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Fire, 5:01 p.m.

Campfire that spread to some nearby woods on the 14600 block of Anjonabe Ct. SE. Deputies assisted with contacting the owners of the property.

Warrant, 4:47 p.m.

A male was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Bagley.

Accident, 1:49 a.m.

Report of a one-vehicle rollover involving an intoxicated male driver on Cormant Rd.a nd Corral Rd. NE in Kelliher. Under investigation.

Property Damage, 12:04 a.m.

Deputies responded to a mailbox damaged by fireworks on the 5700 block of Nature Rd. NW.


Assist, 9:18 p.m.

Assisted Red Lake Tribal police with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Highway 1 and Cozzi Farm Rd. NE in Kelliher. Handled by Red Lake Tribal Police. One arrested.

Fire, 9:07 p.m.

Report of a large fire on the 35500 block of Corral Rd. NE in Kelliher. Landowner had a valid permit and was monitoring fire.

Dead Body, 8:02 p.m.

Medical of a 25-year-old male not breathing in Bemidji. Male pronounced dead on scene.

Assist, 2:29 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Grace Lake Rd. SE. Three occupants arrested for drug charges and drug DWI.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:43 p.m.

Driving complaint on Bemidji Rd. and Island View Dr. NE in Turtle River. Male arrested for DWI.

Fire, 6:31 p.m.

Grass fire on the 5000 block of Allens Bay Dr. SE in Cass Lake. Assigned to clear.

Welfare Check, 2:38 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a warrant on Highway 89 and Grange Rd. NW. Also arrested for threats of violence and indecent exposure.

Warrant, 1:59 p.m.

Adult male arrested on a warrant by Leech Lake Tribal police on the 19700 block of Plantation Rd. SE in Cass Lake.

Accident, 12:53 p.m.

One vehicle crash on Highway 1 and Highway 89 in Red Lake. The lone occupant was killed in the crash.

Burglary, 11:30 a.m.

Deputies investigated a burglary on the 9600 block of Spencer Rd. NW. A vehicle was signed as stolen.

Traffic Stop, 10:17 a.m.

One arrested for probable cause on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Theft, 8:10 a.m.

Stolen vehicle report on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NE in Wilton.

Warrant, 2:35 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and Nebish Rd. NE in Puposky. Male driver fled in the vehicle, then on foot. He was arrested for fleeing, DWI, fifth-degree drug possession, and obstructing legal process.


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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