Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/23-7/26

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 23, to Sunday, July 26.



Suspicious, 11:39 p.m.

Officer responded to a suspicious person on Jefferson Ave. and Gregg Ct. NW. Charges forwarded for underage drinking and possession of tobacco by a minor.

Fire, 10:32 p.m.

Officers assisted Bemidji Fire Department with a fire on the 400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Compliance Checks, 9:32 p.m.

Compliance check on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Assault, 7:34 p.m.

Officers took a report of an assault on the 500 block of 3rd St. NW. Victim was taken to the hospital.

Compliance Checks, 7:19 p.m.

Officer conducted compliance check on the 100 block of Central Ave. SE.

Compliance Checks, 6:31 p.m.

Compliance check on the 400 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Accident, 8:52 a.m.

Motorcycle crash on Bemidji Ave. N.


Weapons Offenses, 9:59 p.m.

Officer responded to gunshots near the city limits on the 3400 block of Highland Dr. NE. Officer unable to locate location of the shots.

Compliance Checks, 8:38 p.m.

Compliance check on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Compliance Checks, 8:18 p.m.

Compliance check on the 3300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

911, 8:09 p.m.

Officers responded to a suspected drug overdose on the 1400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One arrested.

Medical, 3:35 p.m.

Officers responded to a reported drug overdose on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Theft, 3:24 p.m.

Shoplifting complaint on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Male was arrested for DWI.

Assault, 12:15 p.m.

Officers responded to an assault complaint on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.

Warrant, 1:24 a.m.

Adult male arrested on an outstanding warrant on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW.

DWI, 12:04 a.m.

Traffic stop on 30th St. and Ridgeway Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI, passenger arrested on a warrant. Charges pending for possession of a controlled substance.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 9:48 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of reckless driving on the 6300 block of Bemdiji Ave. N. One arrested for DWI.

DWI, 9:32 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI and 5th degree possession of a controlled sdubstance.

Property Damage, 12:47 p.m.

House egged overnight on the 400 block of Lincoln Ave. SE. There are no suspects.

Assault, 7:40 a.m.

Subject assaulted ER staff on the 1300 block of Anne St. NW.


Disturbing the Peace, 11:53 p.m.

Individual playing basketball alone after he got off work was educated on park hours on the 1100 block of Mississippi Ave. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 10:41 p.m.

Report of single gunshot in the area of the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Officers determined that it was fireworks being launched in the area.

Assault, 9:40 p.m.

Report of a fight in progress on the 1400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Parties separated and issued citations.

Burglary, 7:30 p.m.

Officer responded to a burglary on the 3700 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

DWI, 4:53 p.m.

Officers responded to a medical on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. One arrested for DWI.

Assist, 4:19 p.m.

Officer assisted with a child locked in a vehicle on the 700 block of 19th St. NW. Child was safely removed without incident.

Medical, 3:01 p.m.

Adult male suffered an overdose on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. SE and was transported to the Sanford ER.

Assist, 2:18 p.m.

An officer assisted another agency with a recovered stolen vehicle on the 700 block of Mahnomen Dr. SE.

Medical, 1:18 p.m.

Report of a knife wound on the 2000 block of 25th St. NW. Determined to be accidental.

Theft, 9:04 a.m.

Vehicle reported stolen on the 2700 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Suspicious, 8:11 a.m.

Report of suspicious male walking through yards on Bixby Ave. and 15th St. NE. Found to be MN energy meter reader.

Theft, 7:39 a.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 800 block of 3rd ST. SE.

Theft, 6:05 a.m.

Stolen dirt bike from a residence on the 1300 block of America Ave. NW.

Welfare Check, 4:36 a.m.

Individual was hitchhiking and advised to stay off the highway on Highway 71 and Anne St. NW.



Traffic Stop, 11:07 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Division St. W. Both occupants arrested for drug charges, drug DWI and warrants.

Suspicious, 8:04 p.m.

Suspicious tools left in the woods on the 112900 block of Wildwood Rd. NE.

Traffic Stop, 7:22 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 400 block of 3rd St. SW in Wilton. Driver arrested for DWI/Drug possession and the passenger was arrested for warrants and false name.

Animal, 3:10 p.m.

Deputy answered questions regarding an injured duck on the 7200 block of Birchmont Ct. NE.

Theft, 1:21 p.m.

Deputy took a report of a stolen kayak on the 5100 block of Island View Dr. NE.

Welfare Check, 12:38 p.m.

Deputy responded to a child locked in a vehicle on the 4800 block of Grange Rd. NW. Child was out of the vehicle prior to deputy’s arrival.

Theft, 12:26 p.m.

Report of a stolen dirt bike taken from yard overnight on the 27000 block of Rockstead Dr. NE in Blackduck.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 11:18 a.m.

Report of a road improperly cordoned off on Cadbary Ln. and Prince of Peace Ln. SE in Cass Lake. Determined to be a tribal court matter.

Agency Assist, 8:52 a.m.

Deputies assisted BPD with located a motorcycle that was possibly involved in a motorcycle accident that had just occurred. Deputy located motorcycle and a pursuit ensued. Driver was arrested on multiple charges on Bemidji Ave N.

Fraud, 7:31 a.m.

Report of money borrowed to online boyfriend which has not been repaid. Caller was advised this was likely a scam.

Welfare heck, 1:18 a.m.

Welfare check on Buck Lake Rd. SE. One male arrested.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 9:32 p.m.

Report of a vehicle in the ditch on S. Movil Lake Rd. NW and Irvine Ave. NW. Male arrested for DWI.

Traffic Stop, 8:23 p.m.

Traffic stop on Little Norway Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. Driver arrested for driving after cancellation-inimical to public safety.

Suspicious, 5:32 p.m.

Report of suspicious vehicle and person at caller’s residence. Deputy located suspect vehicle. Subject ended up being a U.S. Postal Office worker who spoke minimal English. All was okay on the 18300 block of Ploium Rd. NW in Solway.

Disorderly Conduct, 2:13 p.m.

Fireworks complaint on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW in Wilton. Deputy met with subject. No more fireworks were left. Warning issued.


Harassment, 8:14 p.m.

Neighbor upset with her and gave her the finger, assist and advise.

Burglary, 6:33 p.m.

Residential burglary on the 6400 block of Wildrose Ln. NW.

Theft, 3:17 p.m.

Report of stolen fishing equipment on the 600 block of Old Willow Ct. NW.

Warrant, 1:18 p.m.

Subject arrested for a warrant on the 13600 block of Coyote Rd. NW.

ATV, 6:56 a.m.

Report of an adult male with severe injuries in an ATV crash last night on the 800 block of Vista Forest Rd. NE. Located by a citizen this morning. Air ambulance to Fargo.


Animal, 10:45 p.m.

Family dog bit child on the 2300 block of Francis Ct. SE.

DWI, 6:05 p.m.

Report of fleeing shoplifter leaving in a vehicle on the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Vehicle located, driver arrested for DWI.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:48 p.m.

On scene with BPD for stolen car recovery on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.

Civil, 4:19 p.m.

Report of an owner refusing to remove a vehicle that has been in caller’s yard for the past five years on the 11300 block of Birchmont Beach Rd. NE. Caller asked if she could arrange for a private tow. Deputy advised.

Assist, 3:30 p.m.

Assist agency possible criminal sexual conduct that occurred in Hubbard County. Case initially handled by BPD. A female party was later arrested for her active felony warrants.

Warrant, 12:07 p.m.

Deputy picked up the subject of a Beltrami County Warrant in Cass Lake.


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.

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