Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 7/30-8/2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 2.



Property Damage, 10:51 p.m.

Officers took a report of damage to property on the 800 block of Mississippi Ave. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 10:51 p.m.

Reported on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Hannah Ave. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 10:21 p.m.

Officers responded to multiple gunshots on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. No origin or emergency located.

Warrant, 10:19 p.m.

Officer arrested a self-turn in on a DOC warrant.

Fire, 9:53 p.m.

Assisted Bemidji Fire Department with a possible dryer fire on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 5:44 p.m.

Report of racing vehicles on Bemidji Ave. and 15th St. NE. Verbal warning to both drivers after they were located parked after the fact.

Public Relations, 5:28 p.m.

Officer took a complaint about the COVID-19 situation regarding a local business.

Welfare Check, 10:12 a.m.

Caller requested welfare check on distraught adult female at apartment building on America Ave. NW. Subject was angry because the laundry machines ate her quarters.

Trespass, 1:28 a.m.

One cited and released for trespass, one arrested on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW.


DWI, 11:39 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1600 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Warrant, 5:14 p.m.

Officers executed a search warrant on the 2800 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Warrant executed in reference to a burglary case. One arrested.

Suspicious, 10:09 a.m.

Stolen vehicle recovered on the 600 block of Miles Ave. SE.

Property Damage, 7:32 a.m.

Report of property damage to a local park on the 1100 block of Mississippi Ave. NW.

DWI, 12:00 a.m.

Traffic stop on Beltrami Ave. NW. Adult male arrested for multiple charges.


Suspicious, 10:48 p.m.

Officers were called for a suspicious group, found people enjoying a swing set on the 900 block of 30th St. NW.

Theft, 8:12 p.m.

Caller reported vehicle stolen on the 2600 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW.

Civil, 4:28 p.m.

Dispute over vehicle between sisters on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Assault, 12:26 p.m.

Domestic assault reported on 4th St. NW.

Traffic Stop, 4:19 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 1900 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Driver arrested for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

Traffic Stop, 2:17 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 100 block of Convenience Ln. SW. One arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 2:08 a.m.

Female arrested for trespassing and public nuisance on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.


DWI, 9:50 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.

Assist, 9:14 p.m.

Officer took a report of inappropriate photos on Tik Tok on the 1300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Report was unfounded.

Assist, 4:50 p.m.

Officers assisted an individual with whether we had his bike or not. We did not.

Theft, 8:35 a.m.

Subject having issues with others in the apartment building on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. Two arrested.



Accident, 8:35 p.m.

Motorcycle accident with injuries on Nebish Rd. NE.

DIsturbing the Peace, 7:51 a.m.

Deputies responded to gunshots on Carr Lake Rd. and Buchanan Ave. SW. Unable to locate.

Medical, 6:40 a.m.

Drug overdose death investigation in Bemidji.

Agency Assist, 2:52 a.m.

Report of domestic assault in Blackduck. Male arrested for domestic assault by strangulation.


DWI, 10:17 p.m.

Female arrested for 5th degree drugs, 3rd degree DWI, child endangerment, fleeing on foot and no motor vehicle insurance on the 800 block of Tyler Ave. SE.

Burglary, 4:16 p.m.

Burglary reported on the 7900 block of Fairgrounds Rd. NW.

Fire, 2:31 p.m.

Deputy assisted the Bemidji Fire Department and Minnesota State Patrol with a car fire on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 2 NW. No occupants were injured.

Burglary, 1:53 a.m.

Burglary of unoccupied residence on the 8200 block of Little Bass Lake Rd. NE.

Boat, 9:45 a.m.

Angry boater told to come back when his boat is legally able to be on the water.

DWI, 1:13 a.m.

Male arrested for DWI, drugs, driving after cancellation, and out of state warrants on Clearline Rd. and Pottery Rd. NW in Solway.


Disorderly Conduct, 1:54 a.m.

Adult arrested for trespassing and property damage on the 3400 block of Cocoon Ct. NW.

Assist, 8:14 a.m.

Deputies were contacted about a possible missing person in Puposky. The party was located in jail.

DWI, 2:08 a.m.

Male arrested for DWI on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.


Animal, 7:05 p.m.

Dog bite report on the 1800 block of Ventura Dr. SE.

Warrant, 3:54 p.m.

Deputy observed an adult male with an active felony warrant on the 20000 block of Jenkins Rd. SE in Cass Lake. Charges for harboring a fugitive were forwarded.

Harassment, 9:51 a.m.

Unwanted nude photos sent via Facebook.

Property Damage, 12:58 a.m.

Two juvenile females stole a “Trump” sign on Jefferson Ave. SW. The sign was put back and the juveniles were taken home.



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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