Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/16-9/19

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18.



Theft, 9:01 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle on the 1400 block of 30th St. NW.

Animal, 7:09 p.m.

Bear running in town at local park on the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Bear was not an issue.

Ordinance Violations, 5:37 p.m.

Caller reporting neighbor’s poor property maintenance on the 600 block of 3rd St. NW.

Animal, 1:16 p.m.

Officer dispatched a deer on Lilac St. and Irvine Ave. NW that had two broken legs.


Assault, 11:22 p.m.

Officers responded to a fight on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW. Two subjects identified.

Suspicious, 7:58 p.m.

Caller reported returning home to find blood on her sidewalk. Officers followed blood to another residence and talked to a male who is in a wheelchair, who cut his toe unknowingly while delivering apples to his neighbors on Whispering Meadows Ct. NW.

Agency Assist, 7:21 p.m.

Vehicle complaint with parties drinking in a vehicle on Highway 2 and Clearline Rd. NW. Eighteen-year-old driver arrested and cited.

Assault, 7:01 p.m.

Officers responded to the report of a fight in progress on the 10200 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Adult male placed under arrest.

Assault, 5:46 p.m.

Report of an assault on Park Ave. NW. Protective hold placed and charges referred. Juvenile arrested.

Burglary, 10:09 a.m.

Reported on the 1400 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.

DWI, 4:47 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 11th St. NE. Adult female placed under arrest for false name and DWI.

Civil, 3:20 a.m.

One arrested and cited on the 2500 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.


Welfare Check, 11:10 p.m.

Welfare check on Calihan Ave. and 15th St. NE. One arrested.

Warrant, 5:52 p.m.

Male arrested on warrant on the 100 block of Pine Crest Ct. NW.

Traffic Stop, 5:31 p.m.

Traffic stop on 15th St. and Northern Cedar Ave. NW. One cited, one arrested.

Traffic Stop, 4:11 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested on a warrant.

Security Check, 1:03 p.m.

Foot patrol in Ridgeway complex on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW led to the recovery of stolen property.

Burglary, 10:58 a.m.

Report of possible burglary on the 2500 block of Minnesota Ave. NW. RP requested informational report.

Violations/Court Orders, 9:08 a.m.

Report of HRO violation on Scott Ave. SE. Individual arrested.

Traffic Stop, 3:46 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 9th St. NW. Driver arrested.

Assault, 2:07 a.m.

Report of a large fight on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Multiple arrested and cited.

DWI, 2:00 a.m.

Traffic stop on Bemidji Ave. and 14th St. NE. Male driver placed under arrest for DWI.

Assault, 12:07 a.m.

Fight at local bar on the 100 block of 3rd St. NW.


Suspicious, 11:23 p.m.

Suspicious activity of two people carrying a traffic cone on the 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Admitted the cone wasn’t theirs and they were advised to put it back.

Theft, 4:27 p.m.

Theft from fish house on the 600 block of 4th St. NW.

Welfare Check, 3:15 p.m.

Caller upset that boyfriend is in jail. Advised to make contact with county attorney regarding charges.

Warrant, 2:37 p.m.

Report of a subject with a local warrant on the 600 block of America Ave. NW. Subject arrested.

Fire, 1:26 p.m.

Reported on the 1400 block of Bixby Ave. NE.

Warrant, 12:22 p.m.

Suspect arrested on local warrant on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Warrant, 10:38 a.m.

A juvenile was arrested on a warrant on the 2000 block of Division St. W.



Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 6:10 p.m.

Train was blocking Northwoods Rd. NW in Solway. Train cleared before any response.

Theft, 6:06 p.m.

Theft of a deer stand reported on the 6600 block of Pincherry Rd. NE.

Accident, 5:45 p.m.

Deputy advised of a hit and run on the 16300 block of Andrusia Rd. NE in Cass Lake.

DWI, 5:33 p.m.

Adult arrested for DWI on Mission Rd. and Power Dam Rd. NE in Cass Lake.

Burglary, 4:36 p.m.

Deputies responded to a burglary on the 3400 block of Division St. W.

Animal, 12:06 p.m.

Party bitten by his dog, dog destroyed.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:38 a.m.

Deputies responded to complaint of door knocking on the 1200 block of Little Norway Ave. SE.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:21 p.m.

Vehicle located and driver arrested by BPD officer on Highway 2 and Clearline Rd. NW in Solway.

ATV, 1:18 p.m.

Written warning issued for youthful passenger not wearing helmet and no headlights when required on the Old Fosston Trail.

Weapons Offenses, 12:24 p.m.

Deputies responded to the area of the 300 block of Meadow Ct. NE on report of gunshots. Unable to locate.

Assault, 8:56 a.m.

Adult male arrested for multiple charges on Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Assist, 4:04 a.m.

Deputies checked an area on the 29000 block of Irvine Ave. NW in Puposky for a vehicle of an assault suspect from Red Lake. Unable to locate.

DWI, 1:24 a.m.

Male party cited for fourth-degree DWI on Jacks Rd. and Cardinal Rd. NW. Arrested and released.


Weapons Offenses, 9:02 p.m.

Single report of multiple gunshots on the 600 block of Spirit Lake Rd. NE. Unable to locate.

Family matter-non criminal, 4:44 p.m.

Deputies spoke with juveniles on Little Norway Ave. SE in regards to the dangers of fire.

Animal, 1:20 p.m.

Deputies advised of phone call regarding a deer on the 1300 block of Scenic Highway SE in Pennington. Spoke with caller, advised to contact DNR if poaching is suspected.

Ordinance Violations, 9:20 a.m.

A complaint of ATVs in the Grant Creek Horse Camp on the 6100 block of Blom Rd. NW.

911, 12:52 a.m.

911 hangup on the 21900 block of Williams Rd. SE in Cass Lake. Female transported for possible medication overdose.


Weapons Offenses, 7:54 p.m.

Deputy checked the area of reported gunshots on the 400 block of Dewey Ave. SW in Bemidji. Gone on arrival.

Property Damage, 5:51 p.m.

Report of children throwing rocks on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW.

Animal, 3:42 p.m.

Dog killed with a crossbow on the 5000 block of Theater Ln. NW.

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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