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.



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