Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/19-8/21

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21.



DWI, 10:08 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Multiple arrested.

Assault, 7:13 p.m.

Adult male placed under arrest for domestic assault on St. Onge Dr. NE.

Assist, 5:40 p.m.

Assist Minnesota State Patrol on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Gillette Dr. NW. One arrested.

Civil, 4:48 p.m.

Assisted with a civil issue. Caller didn’t like people near bridge because they weren’t “fun.”

DWI, 2:20 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 700 block of 15th St. NW. Adult female arrested for DWI.

DWI, 12:41 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 4400 block of Washington Ave. S. Driver arrested.


Ordinance Violations, 10:12 p.m.

Report of people burning tires and trash on the 100 block of Rako St. SW. Officers spoke with residents and observed they were properly and legally burning firewood. Unfounded.

Assault, 9:36 p.m.

Officers responded to an assault in progress on Irvine Ave. NW. Juvenile placed under arrest for multiple offenses.

Welfare Check, 8:37 p.m.

Report of a toddler left behind but later reunited with parents on a pontoon. Officer unable to locate pontoon or identify parents or child which was reported on Lake Bemdiji.

DWI, 6:26 p.m.

Traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Paul Bunyan Dr. SE. One arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 4:42 p.m.

Officers responded to a suspicious person complaint on the 500 block of Miles Ave. SE. It was determined a neighbor had cut through the woods to their friend’s home.

Medical, 12:49 p.m.

Overdose on the 7200 block of 15th St. NW. Subject transported by ambulance.

DWI, 2:03 a.m.

Traffic stop on Washington Ave. and Highway 2 SE. Adult male arrested for DWI.

Disturbing the Peace, 1:16 a.m.

Noise complaint on 26th St. NW. Mom was trying to get her children to bed and they were running around causing noise to lower level.


DWI, 11:09 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Driver arrested. Lights on coupon provided.

Property Damage, 11:06 p.m.

Minor damage to statue on Beltrami Ave. and 5th St. NW.

DWI, 9:47 p.m.

Traffic stop on Minnesota Ave. and 4th St. NW. One arrested for DWI.

DWI, 8:23 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested for multiple offenses.

Traffic Stop, 8:22 p.m.

Traffic stop on Beltrami Ave. and 12th St. NW. Passenger arrested.

Sex Crimes, 3:13 p.m.

Online solicitation investigation.

Theft, 1:23 p.m.

Theft of video camera equipment on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Warrant, 12:16 p.m.

Officer observed female with outstanding warrant. Upon confirmation, she was arrested without incident on 28th St. and Pine Ridge Ave. NW, and transported to the Beltrami County Jail.

Property, 12:02 p.m.

Officer recovered multiple property items on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 9:42 a.m.

Possible gunshot wound reported in Bemidji, referred to Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

Warrant, 9:15 a.m.

Officers located male with outstanding Beltrami County warrant. Individual was arrested on 5th St. and America Ave. NW and transported to Beltrami County Jail.

Warrant, 3:56 a.m.

Adult male arrested on multiple outstanding warrants on the 700 block of 15th St. NW.

Assault, 2:02 a.m.

Fight outside local bar on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One cited.



Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:31 p.m.

Deputies responded to a reckless vehicle complaint on Olson Rd. and Highway 89 NW. Female driver was arrested for DWI.

Weapons Offenses, 1:54 p.m.

Unable to locate origin of gun shots on the 100 block of Main Ave. E in Turtle River.

Weapons Offenses, 1:50 a.m.

Report of gunshots on the 5800 block of Sullivan Dr. NW. Single caller, gone on arrival.


Animal, 12:42 p.m.

Unable to locate diseased coyote on Little Norway Ave. and 23rd St. SE.


Weapons Offenses, 9:18 p.m.

Deputies responded to suspected gunshots in the area of Adelia Dr. and 23rd St. SE.

Agency Assist, 9:42 a.m.

Deputy responded to Sanford Hospital for a gunshot wound victim.

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