Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 8/27-8/29

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Aug. 29.



Theft, 2:46 p.m.

Report of a stolen vehicle on the 1800 block of America Ct. NW.

Dead Body, 5:16 p.m.

Male (21) located deceased in a residence on the 1500 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Death investigation underway.

DWI, 2:03 a.m.

Report of a vehicle accident on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.


Agency Assist, 11:29 p.m.

Assist with accident scene on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 71 NW.

Assault, 11:15 p.m.

Female arrested for domestic assault on 1st St. E.

Medical, 8:30 p.m.

Officers responded to an overdose on the 1200 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

Civil, 7:40 p.m.

Reporting party states waitress accidentally spilled water on her purse on 3rd St. NW. Referred to conciliation court.

Theft, 9:17 a.m.

Theft of car tires at a local dealership on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 12:51 a.m.

Accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound in Bemidji.


Assault, 11:20 p.m.

Officers responded to a domestic assault on Minnesota Ave. NW. One male arrested.

Accident, 7:04 p.m.

Hit-and-run accident on the 3000 block of Division St. W.

Theft, 6:34 p.m.

Theft of tools and catalytic converter on the 900 block of Washington Ave. S.

Theft, 4:02 p.m.

Catalytic converter theft on the 4100 block of Technology Dr. NW.

Theft, 2:33 p.m.

Theft of a catalytic converter on the 1200 block of Naylor Dr. SE.

Theft, 5:57 a.m.

Theft of packages from doorway on the 2500 block of Irvine Ave. NW.

Warrant, 1:04 a.m.

Two individuals arrested for warrants on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Suspicious, 12:31 a.m.

A male subject was arrested for a warrant and drug possession on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW.



Boat, 9:38 p.m.

Boater stranded in the weeds near Star Island. Leech Lake Tribal Police Department responded with their boat and freed the boater.

DWI, 7:30 p.m.

Female arrested for third-degree DWI and fifth-degree drugs on Highway 71 and Lakewood Dr. NW.

Fire, 12:34 p.m.

House fire on the 9700 block of Grange Rd. NW.

Theft, 8:35 a.m.

Theft of fishing equipment reported on the 7300 block of Memorial Ln. NW.

Disorderly Conduct, 5:12 a.m.

Checked on a vehicle on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Rd. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.

Agency Assist, 2:03 a.m.

Assist BPD in DWI investigation on the 1200 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


Assist, 10:16 p.m.

Welfare checked turned into attempt-to-locate in Hines.

DWI, 10:16 p.m.

Traffic stop on Washington Ave. and Carr Lake Rd. SW. Driver and passenger arrested for drug DWI.

DWI, 7:25 p.m.

Male arrested for fourth-degree DWI on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 12:15 p.m.

Mailbox was intentionally destroyed on the 11800 block of Paper Birch Dr. NE in Tenstrike.

Theft, 10:13 a.m.

Deputy took report of a stolen boat trailer from Gilstad Lake public water access in Blackduck.

DWI, 2:59 a.m.

Checked on a reckless driving vehicle on the 500 block of Lincoln Ave. SE. Driver arrested for DWI.


DWI, 9:08 p.m.

Traffic stop on Irvine Ave. and Highway 71 NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI and child endangerment.

DWI, 7:09 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for drug DWI, passenger arrested for warrant.

Civil, 11:48 a.m.

Complainant does not want her lawn mowed on the 10200 block of E Movil Lake Rd. NE. Advised on posting no trespass process.

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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