Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/17-6/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, June 17, through Monday, June 20.



Welfare Check, 9:50 p.m.

Welfare check on the 900 block of 26th St. NW. An officer assisted a mother with telling her son to go to bed.

Theft, 9:35 p.m.

Officer took the report of a stolen package on the 300 block of 10th St. NW.

Assault, 7:09 p.m.

15-year-old male cited for domestic assault and obstructing legal process on Minnesota Ave. NW.

Theft, 7:03 p.m.

Officer took the report of a possible burglary on the 1200 block of Norton Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 6:57 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Male arrested on out-of-county warrant.

Weapons Offenses, 2:01 p.m.

Reported on the 5300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Family matter-non criminal, 11:14 a.m.

Officers responded to a local business on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW for a report of an unattended toddler. Upon investigation, it was discovered the toddler had run from the guardian and was found a short while later. No further actions will be taken.

Harassment, 11:11 a.m.

Renter advised that he believes people are harassing him through radio frequencies on America Ave. NW.

Assist, 8:12 a.m.

Officer spoke with a citizen reporting harassment by a neighbor on the 500 block of 21st St. NW. While speaking with the citizen it was learned the real complaint was their fence had been destroyed in a recent storm. Party was assisted and advised of options to have the fence fixed and provided a small material list.


Disorderly Conduct, 9:11 p.m.

Caller requested officers remove obnoxious, intoxicated female from residence on the 2500 block of Phoenix Loop NW. Subject left voluntarily when officers arrived.

Missing Person, 8:39 p.m.

Report of a child found by himself in the roadway at Anne St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Child reunited with parent.

Harassment, 5:57 p.m.

Officer took the report of mean texts sent by an ex-girlfriend on 9th St. NW. No actions were requested.

Disorderly Conduct, 5:39 p.m.

Adult female yelling and screaming obscenities on the 2300 block of Ash Ave. NW, bothering neighbor. Citation issued for disorderly conduct.

Assault, 5:05 p.m.

Officer took the report of a domestic assault on 9th St. NW.

Burglary, 9:33 a.m.

Theft of two bikes from an open garage during the night on the 2000 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Suspicious, 3:18 a.m.

Officer noticed a garage open with the lights on on the 2000 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Officer attempted to call resident with no answer.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:15 p.m.

Two passerby vehicles sustained damage from a pursuit on the 4300 block of Bass Lake Rd. NE.

Pursuit, 9:09 p.m.

Vehicle pursuit following a traffic stop at 2nd St. SE and Wood Ave. SE. One arrested.

Disturbing the Peace, 7:19 p.m.

Officers were made aware of a noisy part on the 500 block of 18th St. NW. Large number of intoxicated party-goers coming and going from residence, congregating in the street on arrival. Tenant agreed to keep noise down and bring people to backyard.

Security Check, 5:13 p.m.

Officer checked on a local business with an industrial door open on the 700 block of Industrial Park Dr. SE. Attempts were made to contact owner with no luck. Extra patrol.

Theft, 1:51 p.m.

Officer took a report of a past bicycle theft on the 1000 block of Dewey Ave. NE. Confirmed stolen bicycle was located at a local pawn shop.

Theft, 10:55 a.m.

Theft report on the 100 block of Central Ave. SE.

Property Damage, 1:07 a.m.

Caller reported girlfriend left and apartment was destroyed when he got home on 9th St. NW.

Traffic Stop, 12:44 a.m.

Traffic stop on 15th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested for DWI then released to a sober party.


Fire, 9:24 p.m.

Officer responded to the report of a large bonfire on the 100 block of 29th St. NE.

Traffic Stop, 9:02 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and Algoma St. NW. Passenger arrested on a warrant.

Assist, 6:33 p.m.

Backed up Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office at an arrest on the 900 block of 26th St. NW. No Police Department action taken. One arrested.

Welfare Check, 6:11 p.m.

Welfare check on small child walking in roadway on the 700 block of Lake Ave. NE. Child escaped from backyard, mom was present on arrival.

Assist, 6:08 p.m.

Caller reported her water being shut off by construction on the 200 block of 10th St. NE. Handled by dispatch.

Assist, 3:31 p.m.

Officer spoke with female about her kids on the 200 block of 4th St. NW.

Theft, 2:41 p.m.

Theft report on the 1700 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Assist, 12:47 p.m.

Officers assisted the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and MN BCA with execution of a search warrant on the 1800 block of 5th St. Se. One adult male was arrested as a result.

Theft, 5:22 a.m.

Theft report on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 2:33 a.m.

Suspicious person knocking on reporting party’s door on the 700 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. It was determined RP knew male subject and provided him a courtesy ride home.



Suspicious, 8:44 p.m.

Report of screaming on the 400 block of 6th St. NW in Solway. Found to be kids playing in rain puddles.

Traffic Stop, 6:54 p.m.

Driver cited for DAR and a passenger was arrested for a warrant on Jackpine Rd. and Highway 89 NW.

Theft, 10:38 a.m.

Theft report in Blackduck.

DWI, 1:08 a.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE.


Suspicious, 11:47 p.m.

Report of a possible break-in of a travel trailer on the 100 block of Woods Bluff Rd. NW. Unfounded.

Assault, 6:29 p.m.

Report of a stabbing on Roosevelt Rd. SE. One female arrested.

DWI, 5:24 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on the 8000 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 4:12 a.m.

Reported suspicious powder in the back seat of a car on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. It was discovered to be sand and no further assistance was needed.


DWI, 4:53 p.m.

Traffic stop on Adams Ave. and Division St. W. Adult male arrested for drug-DWI and DAS.

Public Relations, 4:29 p.m.

Mother requested deputy presence to surprise son at graduation party on the 9700 block of Cardinal Rd. NW.

Theft, 11:13 a.m.

Stolen vehicle reported on the 300 block of Swenson Rd. SE.

Property Damage, 8:29 a.m.

Vehicle damage caused by an animal on the 10200 block of Klondike Dr. NW in Puposky.


Warrant, 6:33 p.m.

Adult male arrested on warrants and multiple local charges on the 900 block of 26th St. NW.

Medical, 6:33 a.m.

Deputies responded to a medical/overdose in Bemidji.

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