Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/28-7/31

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31.



Assist, 11:27 p.m.

Caller apologized to officer for past indiscretions on 1st St. E.

Property Damage, 10:29 p.m.

Caller reported graffiti at the Skate Park on the 1200 block of 23rd St. NW. Chalk drawings on cement, no permanent damage.

Theft, 7:57 p.m.

Theft from vehicle complaint on the 500 block of 4th St. SE.

Found, 6:47 p.m.

Found fanny pack returned to owner on the 500 block of 3rd St. SE.

Burglary, 5:09 p.m.

Officer took a report of a burglary on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Theft, 12:30 p.m.

Officer took a report of a theft from a motor vehicle on the 800 block of 10th St. NW.

Burglary, 2:07 a.m.

Officers responded to a burglary of a garage on the 1400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:30 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of possible gunshots in a residential area on the 600 block of Miles Ave. SE. Officers were advised by a passerby the sounds were fireworks. No signs of distress were observed.


Accident, 10:59 p.m.

Vehicle vs. pedestrian on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. MSP is investigating the crash.

Assist, 8:07 p.m.

Agency assist on a traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and Annebell St. NE. Adult male arrested.

Traffic Stop, 7:49 p.m.

Warrant arrest on the 3200 block of Hannah Ave. NW.

Assault, 2:32 p.m.

Officers responded to a male assaulting a female on Ridgeway Ave. NW. Upon arrival, the male was arrested.

Littering, 10:23 a.m.

Officer was advised of a random couch that was discarded on private property on the 1200 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Assistance to city works was given.

Suspicious, 10:17 a.m.

Report of someone breaking a window on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Unable to determine which broken window was being reported since there are multiple already broken. Nobody around to speak with.

DWI, 4:09 a.m.

Traffic stop on 13th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested.

DWI, 2:24 a.m.

Traffic stop on 30th St. and Hannah Ave. NW. Driver arrested.

Warrant, 12:37 a.m.

Officers arrested female on local warrant at Tamarack Ave. and Anne St. NW.


Assist, 10:07 p.m.

Officer provided caller with advice for ending a relationship with a constantly drunk boyfriend on Mississippi Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 9:11 p.m.

Traffic stop on 26th St. and Bemidji Ave. N. Driver arrested.

Civil, 12:55 p.m.

Officer took a report of an Xbox being pawned on the 200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Upon speaking to the male party, it is a civil issue between the male and his girlfriend.

Agency Assist, 2:29 p.m.

Report of a suicidal male on a bridge on 15th St. NW.

Welfare Check, 12:55 p.m.

Located male subject who stated that he was fine and did not need any assistance and wished his family would stop calling welfare checks on him.

Assault, 12:02 a.m.

Male arrested for assault and other charges on the 900 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.


Burglary, 8:14 p.m.

Report of a possible burglary on the 700 block of Mississippi Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 6:37 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of property damage on the 100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Animal, 8:31 a.m.

Bat to be removed from the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Officer gave the complainant local wildlife removal services contact information.



Suspicious, 11:48 p.m.

Party reporting being Tased in the abdomen at night on the 22200 block of Pine Breeze Trl. NE in Cass Lake.

DWI, 9:43 p.m.

Traffic stop on Highway 2 and Sundown Rd. NW in Solway. Vehicle stopped for expired registration, male driver arrested for DWI.

DWI, 6:18 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Mission Rd. and Plantation Rd. SE in Cass Lake.


Animal, 3:44 p.m.

Deputy checked on a pile of dead rats in the woods near the 6400 block of Wild Rose Ln. NW. Rats were not located.

Assault, 1:52 p.m.

One female arrested for warrant and domestic assault on Indian Rd. 1437 SE in Cass Lake.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 4:43 a.m.

Traffic stop on reckless vehicle on the 2600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.


DWI, 6:48 p.m.

DWI arrest on Allens Bay Dr. and Kappes Ln. SE in Cass Lake. Passengers arrested for warrants.

Suicide, 2:29 p.m.

Report of a juvenile male party intentionally jumping off the 15th St. overpass onto Highway 2/71 bypass. Life flight out.

Disorderly Conduct, 12:10 p.m.

Deputy received report of loud vulgar music on Long Lake near private beach off Marcella Dr. NE.

Assist, 4:38 a.m.

Leech Lake arrest for drugs and warrant on Plantation Rd. SE in Cass Lake.


Welfare Check, 11:31 p.m.

Male called LEC to report that his wife had not returned from a drive in Tenstrike. Wife showed up while male was on the phone with dispatch. Deputy responded to residence to make sure everything was okay. All appeared well.

Suspicious, 10:47 p.m.

Suspicious vehicle on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW. Two arrested for warrants, DWI and drug charges.

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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