Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/17-9/20

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Sunday, Sept. 20.



Property Damage, 2:46 p.m.

Damage to city park building on the 1700 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Property Damage, 12:33 p.m.

Juveniles broke window on garage on the 2500 block of Park Ave. NW.

Theft, 10:50 a.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 6:55 a.m.

Campaign signs damaged overnight for third time on the 3500 block of Waville Rd. NE. Extra patrol requested.

Assault, 3:05 a.m.

A female was arrested for domestic assault on 3rd St. NE.

Burglary, 1:35 a.m.

Report of a burglary in progress on the 500 block of 2nd St. SE. Male issued citation for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Civil, 12:49 a.m.

Intoxicated caller reported her vehicle stolen on the 1600 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Complaint was unfounded as the caller forgot she gave the keys to her brother who had the vehicle. One arrested.


DWI, 11:26 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Theft, 10:40 p.m.

An officer took a report of a simple robbery on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. The suspect has not been located.

Disorderly Conduct, 10:25 p.m.

Request to remove a disorderly male from a residence on the 3000 block of Birchmont Dr. NE. Subject arrested on multiple charges.

Fire, 9:56 p.m.

Officer checked the area of Scott Ave and 2nd St. SE for a large amount of smoke. Officer located a small, contained campfire.

DWI, 8:35 p.m.

Report of a crash at Irvine Ave and Balsam Rd. NW. Driver arrested.

DWI, 7:33 p.m.

Officer conducted a welfare check on an individual on Beltrami Ave. and 14th St. NW. One arrested for DWI.

DWI, 6:30 p.m.

Vehicle accident on Bemidji Ave and 14th St. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Theft, 3:01 p.m.

Female reported theft of hand held can opener.

Theft, 2:46 p.m.

Theft of political sign reported on the 5900 block of Birchmont Dr. NE.

Property, 12:04 p.m.

Individual believed her cell phone was dropped down the hole of a port-a-potty at the Make America Great Again Ceremony on the 3800 block of Moberg Dr. NW. Caller was hoping someone found the phone and turned it in. No phone turned in.

Disturbing the Peace, 11:17 a.m.

Officer responded to an area regarding a loud music complaint on 25th St. NW. Officer was unable to locate anything egregious.

Disorderly Conduct, 11:06 a.m.

Subject arrested on a warrant on the 900 block of 30th St. NW.

Property Damage, 10:45 a.m.

Driver reported a flat tire he believed had been slashed, possibly while parked for a local event on Pine Ridge Ave and 34th St. NW. No suspects, inactive.

Suspicious, 10:36 a.m.

Suspicious person was a realtor on the 700 block of 14th St. NW.

Theft, 7:05 a.m.

Campaign sign stolen overnight on the 3500 block of Waville Rd. NE. No suspects.

DWI, 2:24 a.m.

Traffic stop on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. Verbal warning to driver for brake lights, driver arrested for DWI.

Welfare Check, 12:16 a.m.

Anonymous report of a male and female arguing on the 1100 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. Officers spoke to a female and discovered she was having a difficult time in loading her van and was yelling at herself.


Found, 10:25 p.m.

Minnesota ID located at President Trump rally.

Theft, 8:52 p.m.

Individual wanted to make officers aware of his poltiical sign being taken from his property on the 1000 block of 15th St. NW. No report to be filed and the individual did not wish for more assistance.

Disorderly Conduct, 7:45 p.m.

Third hand report of people possibly throwing items at passing motorists on the 2100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Nothing illegal was discovered.

Weapons Offenses, 6:29 p.m.

One arrested on the 3800 block of Moberg Dr. NW.

Theft, 6:21 p.m.

Male was arrested on a warrant and drug charges on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Traffic Stop, 4:20 p.m.

Traffic stop of a plane at secured event. Plane cleared by US Secret Service, and required to leave airport.

Property Damage, 9:04 a.m.

Extra patrol requested due to campaign sign on the 3500 block of Waville Rd. NE.

Parking, 7:17 a.m.

Event parking matters on Hannah Ave. and Paul Bunyan Dr. NW> Event coordinators contacted and advised.

Pursuit, 3:54 a.m.

Traffic stop and vehicle pursuit on 26th St. and Park Ave. NW. Driver arrested for several charges.


Assist, 11:14 p.m.

Third hand information from social media regarding out of state plates at local hotels.

Burglary, 10:33 a.m.

Reported on the 500 block of 19th St. NW.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 7:57 a.m.

Stolen vehicle recovered on the 1200 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Theft, 6:56 a.m.

Property damage and theft from vehicle reported on the 900 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Theft, 6:45 a.m.

Theft from vehicle reported on the 1000 block of Washington Ave. S.

Disorderly Conduct, 5:59 a.m.

Possible fight at a residence on the 2600 block of Delton Ave. NW. One individual reportedly fled from the scene, no charges pending. One male provided courtesy ride to the hospital.

DWI, 12:32 a.m.

Traffic stop on 15th St. and Middle School Dr. NW. Multiple individuals placed under arrest.



Weapons Offenses, 11:30 p.m.

Reporting party thought he heard a gunshot at an adjacent property on the 600 block of Homony Ln. SE in Pennington. Unable to locate.

Burglary, 10:01 p.m.

Residential burglary reported on the 600 block of Homony Ln. SE in Pennington.

Suicide, 9:09 p.m.

Report of a suicidal person. Male arrested for DUI on Roosevelt Rd. SE.

Suspicious, 7:31 p.m.

Female arrested for a controlled substance offense on the 27700 block of Paws Path Ln. SE in Pennington.

Property, 1:54 p.m.

Deputy responded to the report of a firearm that had been found on the 200 block of Spirit Ave. NW in Wilton.

Assault, 7:02 a.m.

Adult arrested for charges including DWI on the 5700 block of Sumac Rd. NE.

DWI, 12:49 a.m.

Male arrested for DWI on the 1800 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 10:34 p.m.

Vehicle stolen from St. Cloud recovered on the 24800 block of Brooks Rd. NE in Blackduck.

Disturbing the Peace, 3:55 p.m.

Report of target shooting in the gravel pit near a campground on the 6100 block of Blom Rd. NW. Unable to locate.

Theft, 12:31 p.m.

Deputy spoke with a caller regarding a vehicle used in a pursuit in the city of Bemidji. He was referred to the Bemidji Police Department.

Theft, 12:03 a.m.

Theft of political flags reported on the 2500 block of Sparrow Ln. SE.


Agency Assist, 10:15 p.m.

Agency assist on the 3800 block of Moberg Dr. NW.

Assault, 7:46 p.m.

Welfare check for domestic violence on Thompson Ct. NW. Aggressor arrested.

Agency Assist, 3:54 a.m.

Assist BPD with vehicle pursuit, one male arrested on 26th St. and Park Ave. NW.

Traffic Stop, 2:35 a.m.

Male arrested for DUI on Highway 71 and Irvine Ave. NW.


Accident, 6:29 p.m.

Single vehicle rollover on Stone Lake Rd. and Division St. W.

Accident, 12:17 a.m.

Deputies responded to an accident with injuries. One male arrested on Schmirler Rd. and Third River Rd. SE in Pennington.

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