Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/22-7/25

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 22, to Sunday, July 25.



Assault, 11:45 p.m.

Officers responded to the 600 block of 2nd St. SE on report of a sexual assault. One male arrested.

Suspicious, 6:56 p.m.

Suspicious person call on the 800 block of 20th St. NW. Officers located evangelists handing out literature.

Suspicious, 2:34 p.m.

Report of male video-recording children at a park on the 2500 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Officer spoke with male, advised him of complaint and looked through his phone. Did not observe any videos.

Theft, 9:18 a.m.

Theft from vehicle on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Assist, 6:26 a.m.

Assist Red Lake Police with runaway youth who took grandma’s car.

Assault, 2:41 a.m.

Report of an assault in progress on the 2500 block of Park Ave. NW. Investigation revealed intoxicated male home alone and being disruptive to his own property.

Traffic Stop, 12:46 a.m.

Traffic stop on Birchmont Dr. NE. Driver arrested for DWI.


Assault, 11:00 p.m.

Officer responded to an assault on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Male subject was arrested.

Burglary, 10:58 p.m.

Adult female arrested for burglary on the 300 block of 8th St. NW.

Fire, 10:52 p.m.

Dumpster fire put out by Bemidji Fire on the 3800 block of Whispering Meadows Ct. NW. Nothing suspicious observed.

Medical, 9:28 p.m.

Overdose on the 2500 block of Phoenix Loop NW.

Traffic Stop, 8:07 p.m.

Officer conducted a traffic stop for speed on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. One female cited for speed, driving after revocation, and arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Medical, 2:41 p.m.

Medical, overdose, on the 1500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

DWI, 12:45 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male placed under arrest for DWI.


Disturbing the Peace, 11:54 p.m.

Noise complaint at local park on the 1100 block of Mississippi Ave. NW. Children playing basketball, were asked to leave for the night.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:54 p.m.

Officer responded to multiple reports of a male outside yelling on the 900 block of 30th St. NW. Subject was placed under arrest.

Traffic Stop, 8:34 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance.

Theft, 1:02 p.m.

Individuals were arrested for theft on the 200 block of America Ave. NW.


Suspicious, 10:26 p.m.

Officers responded to the 800 block of 26th St. NW on a report of an individual attempting to break into a vehicle. Subject was determined to be the vehicle’s owner who locked the keys inside.

DWI, 9:15 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 and Highway 2 NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Dead Body, 4:04 p.m.

Officers responded to a welfare check on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Drugs, 1:08 a.m.

Traffic stop on 3rd St. NW. Driver arrested for possession of a controlled substance.



Theft, 7:38 p.m.

Report of a theft of a riding lawnmower on the 9700 block of Peace Ln. NW.

Animal, 2:34 p.m.

Deputy took report of an animal bite on the 6300 block of Isle Wood Trl. NE. Potentially dangerous dog form issued.

Suspicious, 3:00 a.m.

Report of a person at a residence on the 1000 block of Thomas Rd. SW. Reported crime was unfounded. One male arrested for an outstanding warrant.


Burglary, 10:58 p.m.

Female party broke into a window of a residence and assaulted the victim on the 300 block of 8th St. NW. One arrested.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:36 p.m.

Fireworks complaint on the 7200 block of Fairgrounds Rd. NW. Checked area and spoke with parties at the fairgrounds.

Disorderly Conduct, 8:14 p.m.

Report of fireworks on the 10900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Area checked and unable to locate.

Fire, 6:38 p.m.

Report of a grass fire on the 4200 block of Deer Haven Ct. SW. Two males arrested for outstanding warrants.

Harassment, 8:24 a.m.

Adult arrested for continuous disorderly conduct on the 6200 block of Sandy Dr. NE.

Assist, 1:16 a.m.

Driver arrested for DWI/Cancel-IPS on Jones Townhall Rd. and Highway 2 NW in Solway. Passenger was given a ride to Bemidji.


Assault, 11:19 p.m.

Report of a domestic assault on Homony Ln. SE in Pennington. One female arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault.

Traffic Stop, 5:00 p.m.

Trafic stop on Highway 89 and Sweet Sap Rd. NW for driving conduct. One arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance.

Fire, 12:48 p.m.

Wildfire handled by MN DNR on Cardinal Rd. and Jackpine Rd. NW.

Theft, 9:39 a.m.

Deputy took a report of a theft on the 20900 block of Highway 89 NW in Puposky. One arrested.

DWI, 3:27 a.m.

Checked on a suspicious vehicle on the 1800 block of 23rd St. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Assault, 1:38 a.m.

Male arrested for gross misdemeanor domestic assault on Main St. N in Blackduck.


Disorderly Conduct, 10:44 p.m.

Fireworks complaint on Long Lake Dr. NE. Deputies were unable to locate the source of any fireworks.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:26 p.m.

Report of a reckless vehicle on highway 2 and Clearline Rd. NW in Solway. Driver arrested for DWI.

Welfare Check, 4:18 a.m.

Report of two teenagers standing in the roundabout on Highway 71 and Irvine Ave. NW. Unable to locate.

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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