Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/15-7/18

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 15, to Sunday, July 18.

BEMIDJI POLICE DEPARTMENT

SUNDAY, JULY 18

DWI, 10:56 P.M.

Traffic stop on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for DUI.

Theft, 7:03 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle reported on the 2200 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Accident, 2:35 p.m.

Hit-and-run accident in the alleyway on the 500 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Assist, 11:36 a.m.

One arrested on Division St. and Highway 2 NW.

Weapons Offenses, 9:25 a.m.

Officer was notified of a neighbor on the 500 block of Lincoln Ave. SE shooting squirrels with a pellet gun within city limits.

DWI, 2:42 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 600 block of 15th St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

SATURDAY, JULY 17

Family Crimes, 11:05 p.m.

Drug overdose on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Child placed with social services.

Disorderly Conduct, 3:50 p.m.

Remove intoxicated subject from Lakeview Liquor on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Subject refused to depart and was arrested.

DWI, 2:43 a.m.

Traffic stop on 4th St. and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

FRIDAY, JULY 16

Disorderly Conduct, 11:51 p.m.

Report of fireworks on Mississippi Ave. and 8th St. NW. Subject located and given verbal warning.

Suspicious, 11:05 p.m.

Caller reported suspicious vehicle and RV in Event Center lot after business hours. Subject was waiting for Art in the Park to open the following day.

Suspicious, 9:19 p.m.

Officer located unoccupied stolen vehicle on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Owner was notified vehicle could be retrieved from towing impound lot.

Disorderly Conduct, 9:10 p.m.

Report of fireworks on Lake Ave. and Elliot Rd. NE. Unable to locate.

Suspicious, 6:03 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of suspicious people removing their clothing on the 1600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Unfounded.

Fire, 5:41 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of a car fire on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Upon arrival, a towel in the car was on fire but had been extinguished by the time Bemidji Fire arrived.

Public Relations, 1:14 p.m.

Salvation Army request. Subject advised to return in the morning of 7/17. Jefferson does not issue vouchers on weekends. Subject later arrested for obstructing. Request denied.

Hazards (dangerous), 10:52 a.m.

Natural gas break on the 2900 block of Park Ave. NW. Handled by Bemidji Fire.

Assist, 10:41 a.m.

Assist Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force on the 3700 block of Valley View Dr. NE.

Traffic Stop, 12:36 a.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop for expired registration on Irvine Ave. and Landscape Ln. NW. One male cited and one male arrested.

THURSDAY, JULY 15

Disorderly Conduct, 10:03 p.m.

Officer responded to a removal request on the 800 block of America Ave. NW. Male refused to leave the property. One male arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 4:10 p.m.

Unknown juveniles set off fireworks in a building on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Accident, 11:57 a.m.

Hit-and-run report on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Fire, 2:07 a.m.

Officers assisted the Bemidji Fire Department with a house fire on the 100 block of Lincoln Ave. SE.

BELTRAMI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SUNDAY, JULY 18

Assist, 9:30 p.m.

Motorist assist on Power Dam Rd. and Andrusia Access NE. Car vs. owl, no damage, owl took off.

Assist, 9:22 p.m.

Assist Red Lake with a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. One adult female and one juvenile female were arrested for various charges.

DWI, 6:26 p.m.

Boating DWI arrest near the 600 block of Andrusia Heights Rd. NE. Boat is subject to forfeiture.

Suspicious, 5:15 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle, stolen license plate recovered on the 630000 block of Fourtown Rd. NW in Grygla.

DWI, 4:49 a.m.

Checked on speeding vehicle on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S. Driver arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 3:42 a.m.

Checked on two females walking up and down the ditch on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. They were looking for a phone.

DWI, 3:06 a.m.

Motorist assist on the 2700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI, fifth-degree controlled substance of methamphetamine, and violation of a driving restriction.

DWI, 1:01 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

SATURDAY, JULY 17

DWI, 7:29 p.m.

Female arrested for third-degree DWI and fifth-degree drugs on Balsam Rd. NW.

DWI, 3:26 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI and driving after suspension.

Traffic Stop, 3:05 a.m.

Traffic stop on Nature Rd. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

DWI, 12:55 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

FRIDAY, JULY 16

DWI, 9:55 p.m.

Traffic stop on Mission Rd. and Ten Lake Trl. E. Driver arrested for drug DWI and fifth-degree controlled substance possession of methamphetamine.

DWI, 6:56 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 7100 block of Pete Ln. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI, felony warrant, fifth-degree controlled substance and driving after revocation.

DWI, 5:53 p.m.

Traffic stop on Nature Rd. and Balsam Rd. NW in Eckles Township. Driver arrested for drug DWI.

DWI, 2:13 p.m.

Female arrested on multiple charges on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Grant Ave. SE.

DWI, 6:41 a.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 NW. Driver arrested on multiple charges.

DWI, 2:10 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of Convenience Ln. SW. Driver arrested for DWI, driving after suspension, possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and no motor vehicle insurance.

DWI, 12:59 a.m.

 


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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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