Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/26-8/28

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Aug. 28.



Welfare Check, 11:26 p.m.

Officers responded to an emotional person at a local hotel on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Situation resolved before officers arrived.

Suspicious, 9:36 p.m.

Officer responded to a report of unknown persons pounding on windows outside an apartment building on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Upon completing a thorough check of the area, no signs of distress or suspicious activity was observed.

Burglary, 8:37 p.m.

An officer responded to a burglary attempt on the 3200 block of Cedar Ln. NW.

Warrant, 8:33 p.m.

Adult male arrested on gross misdemeanor warrant without incident on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Transported to the Beltrami County Jail.

Disturbing the Peace, 8:16 p.m.

Caller reported kid being loud in hallway of apartment building on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Kids left prior to officer arrival.

Disorderly Conduct, 4:23 p.m.

Officer responded toa  report of kids throwing rocks at cars on Pershing Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. SE. Upon arrival to the area, the juveniles were gone on arrival/unable to be located.

Assault, 4:31 a.m.

Adult female arrested for second-degree assault on the 800 block of America Ave. NW.

DWI, 2:21 a.m.

Traffic stop for failure to maintain a single lane of travel on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 2 SE. Driver arrested for DWI.


Disturbing the Peace, 10:28 p.m.

Officers responded to a loud party on the 1600 block of Bixby Ave. NE. Two cited.

Disturbing the Peace, 10:26 p.m.

Loud party complaint on the 1400 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. Extremely loud music playing and approx 10-15 people in backyard on arrival. Verbal warning for noisy party.

Accident, 7:41 p.m.

Hit and run complaint on the 3400 block of Laurel Dr. NW.

Animal, 1:06 p.m.

Received a call of an eagle on a pole on the 1800 block of 30th St. NW.

Accident, 11:59 a.m.

Two-vehicle accident on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Suspect vehicle left scene without exchanging information.

Assault, 12:14 a.m.

Report of a male brandishing a knife at a bar on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. Charges referred to city attorney.


Traffic Stop, 8:50 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW for multiple infractions. Two arrested.

Suspicious, 6:18 p.m.

Officers received call about possible gunshots near a local cemetery on the 1800 block of America Ct. NW. No evidence of shots were located.

Accident, 5:32 p.m.

Three-vehicle crash on the 6600 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Possible injuries.

Missing Person, 5:09 p.m.

Caller reported missing three-year-old child on Ridgeway Ave. NW. Child found hiding under bed inside residence.

Theft, 4:43 p.m.

Two stolen bikes reported on the 200 block of 4th St. NW.

Animal, 2:01 p.m.

Officers responded to a Bear in the City call on Roosevelt Rd. and Miles Ave. SE. Upon arrival, the bear had left.

Welfare Check, 1:55 p.m.

Intoxicated male in a vehicle on the 2200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Complaint was unfounded, male did not have paint cans (huffing) and was fully clothed.

Family Matter, non criminal, 1:07 p.m.

Verbal argument about a haircut on Hannah Ave. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:33 a.m.

Female wanted to voice displeasure about a parking warning on Birchmont Dr. NE.

DWI, 2:32 a.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and 28th St. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI.



Weapons Offenses, 9:54 p.m.

Report of an assault with a knife in Bemidji. Female transported to Sanford Bemidji for mental health evaluation.

Disorderly Conduct, 6:19 p.m.

Remove one on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW. Male arrested for local warrant.

Warrant, 4:18 p.m.

Female arrested for out-of-county warrant on the 17600 block of Lookout Tower Rd. NE in Hines.

Traffic Stop, 1:30 p.m.

Traffic stop for speed on Boot Lake Rd. and Becida Rd. SW. Driver was an emergency worker responding to an emergency page. Verbal warning issued.

Burglary, 10:31 a.m.

Deputy investigated the burglary of a business on the 5100 block of Theater Ln. NW.

Warrant, 3:20 a.m.

Local warrant transferred from Cass County.


Warrant, 10:04 p.m.

Female arrested in Cass County transported to Beltrami County Jail for warrants.

DWI, 9:52 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 14400 block of Puposky Rd. NW. Adult female arrested on multiple charges.

Weapons Offenses, 6:15 p.m.

Report of people shooting guns in city limits on the 100 block of Main Ave. NW in Turtle River. Shooting did not appear to be in city limits.

DWI, 6:31 a.m.

Vehicle in ditch on Highway 2 and Animal Land Dr. SE. One arrested by state patrol.


Civil, 8:37 p.m.

Deputy received report of a civil dispute over solar panel purchase on N Blackduck Lake Rd. NE in Hines.

Fire, 2:59 p.m.

Structure fire reported on the 21800 block of Stray Horse Rd. NW in Puposky.

Warrant, 10:27 a.m.

Gross misdemeanor warrant located by Leech Lake PD on Highway 2. One arrested.

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