Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 6/18-6/21

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21.

BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Theft, 9:41 p.m.

Officer took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:15 p.m.

Report of an occupant drinking in a vehicle on the 600 block of Washington Ave. S. Officer located a soft drink can but no beer. Unfounded.

Suspicious, 6:05 p.m.

Officers were called for an adult male being loud on the 900 block of 30th St. NW. Male returned to his residence without incident.

Accident, 1:15 p.m.

An officer responded to a hit and run crash incident on Irvine Ave. and 29th St. NW.

Suspicious, 4:59 a.m.

Request to check on a male carrying a shovel on 5th St. NW. Subject was provided a courtesy ride. No other action required.

Burglary, 1:23 a.m.

Officers took a report of a burglary and criminal damage to property on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Medical, 8:50 p.m.

Officers responded to an overdose.

Theft, 8:44 p.m.

Theft of a bicycle on the 100 block of Walborg Ave. NE. No suspects at this time.

Welfare Check, 7:37 p.m.

Officer responded to a welfare check on a female on the 500 block of Anne St. NW. Upon arrival, the intoxicated female was arrested for a local warrant.

Other, 7:41 p.m.

Reported theft of a vehicle. Found nearby. Caller misplaced where it was parked on the 200 block of 3rd St. NW.

Missing Person, 1:36 p.m.

Child walked away from grandma while she was getting her hair cut. Child reunited with grandfather.

Theft, 11:36 a.m.

Report of stolen bikes on the 600 block of Patriot Dr. NW.

Theft, 9:28 a.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Hazards (dangerous), 8:46 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a loud boom on the 2500 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Source was not located.

Assault, 1:46 a.m.

Officers responded to a fight at a local bar on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW.

Assault, 1:06 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault. One adult male arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:51 a.m.

Officer responded to a disorderly conduct on the 900 block of 30th St. NW.  Upon arrival, an unknown male threw beans at an AC unit. No further assistance was requested.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Violations/Court Orders, 11:33 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of an HRO violation. One adult male was arrested.

Other, 3:23 p.m.

Caller with concerns about exposure to covid at a local restaurant. Caller referred to MN department of health.

Assist, 1:28 p.m.

Investigators executed a search warrant on the 100 block of Lake Shore Dr. NE in reference to another agency’s fraud investigation.

Drugs, 9:51 a.m.

Caller reported lots of traffic coming and going from a residence on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 12:02 a.m.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle leaving the area of a crime scene. The vehicle on 8th St. and Irvine Ave. NW was determined not to be involved.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Property Damage, 11:39 p.m.

Officers took a report of property damage to a vehicle and residence on the 500 block of 9th St. NW.

DWI, 8:56 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Accident, 3:00 p.m.

Bicyclists struck by vehicle on 15th St. and Irvine Ave. NW. Minor injuries.

Family Crimes, 10:50 a.m.

Family member has questions about custody because mother is high on meth.

Public Relations, 9:24 a.m.

Spoke with citizen about policing concerns.

Sex Crimes, 7:52 a.m.

One arrested for sexual assault on the 800 block of America Ave. NW.

BELTRAMI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Violations/Court Orders, 10:07 p.m.

Male arrested for violation of a DANCO in Cass Lake.

Property Damage, 6:37 p.m.

Vehicle entered the ditch and damaged a mailbox and planter on the 1300 block of Wolf Lake Dr. SE. No one witnessed the damage. Photos were taken, no suspects.

Disturbing the Peace, 3:28 p.m.

Neighbor shooting Tannerite on the 1900 block of Frohn Rd. NE. Range inspected and very suitable.

DWI, 2:25 a.m.

Male cited for 4th degree DWI on the 5700 block of Highway 89 NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:06 a.m.

Deputies responded to the area of Eckles Township for an assault. One female was arrested for first degree burglary and domestic assault.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Assault, 8:30 p.m.

Deputies responded to Alpine Village after an assault was reported. One male was arrested for domestic assault.

Assault, 8:15 a.m.

A male was arrested for domestic assault and property damage on the 2500 block of N. Plantagenet Rd. SW.

911, 7:28 a.m.

Son allegedly hiding caller’s glasses and address book in Blackduck. Unfounded.

Warrant, 4:45 a.m.

Male arrested on a warrant on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW.

DWI, 2:21 a.m.

Traffic stop on Osprey Ln. SE in Cass Lake. Three males arrested for multiple violations.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Assault, 4:55 p.m.

Initial report of a civil incident regarding a vehilce. During a return call, one adult female was arrested for domestic assault and possession of marijuana.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Assist, 11:09 p.m.

Assist Hubbard County with a sinking boat.

Suspicious, 9:15 p.m.

Suspicious people walking on a country road in Blackduck. They were provided a ride to the Lake of the Woods Co. line where they were to meet family.

Theft, 2:47 p.m.

Small trailer stolen from home last fall on the 2300 block of Madison Ave. SW.

Suspicious, 11:02 a.m.

Report of several flat tires in mid to late April. Possible nails on Island View Dr. between Irvine Ave. and Highway 71. Information only.

Violations/Court Orders, 8:56 a.m.

Subject arrested for DANCO violation in Bemidji.

Assault, 1:15 a.m.

Fight at the bar on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW in Wilton. Three arrested.


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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