Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/24-9/27

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Thursday, Sept. 24, to Sunday, Sept. 27.



Found, 6:19 p.m.

Found bag of condoms collected for disposal from the 500 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Assault, 4:50 a.m.

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


DWI, 2:30 a.m.

Officer checked on an illegally parked vehicle on 26th St. and Delton Ave. NW. Driver arrested for DWI.

Suspicious, 2:07 a.m.

Report of two females walking on County Road #50. Officer located them and one of them had a baby. All three were given a courtesy ride to a residence on Miles Ave. SE.


Disturbing the Peace, 11:56 p.m.

Enthusiastic video game play on the 1100 block of 1st St. E.

Theft, 11:12 p.m.

Theft of a purse from a motor vehicle reported on the 2300 block of 24th St. NW.

DWI, 10:34 p.m.

Officer observed suspicious activity on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. One adult male was arrested.

Citizen Concerns, 5:48 p.m.

Officers answered a question over an event happening on Lake Bemidji.

Accident, 4:28 p.m.

Two vehicle accident on Anne St. and Highway 71 NW. Adult female arrested for DWI.

Vehicle Calls/Complaints, 2:25 p.m.

Stolen vehicle recovered and returned to owner. One arrested on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Property Damage, 2:19 p.m.

Report of damage to political signs on the 1600 block of Delton Ave. NW.

DWI, 3:39 a.m.

Harassment complaint. One arrested on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Weapons Offenses, 2:20 a.m.

Officers responded to the report of a gunshot on the 2900 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW. One adult female arrested.

Assault, 1:49 a.m.

Officers responded to a report of an assault on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. One arrested for DWI.


Suspicious, 11:01 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of an individual attempting to climb through a neighbor’s window. Was actually a friend of the renter speaking with her through the window on the 1100 block of 1st St. E.

DWI, 8:13 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Adult male arrested for DWI and DAC-IPS.

Warrant, 1:01 p.m.

Search warrant executed at apartment on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW. Subject of warrant taken into custody.

Theft, 12:46 p.m.

Campaign sign stolen overnight on the 2000 block of S. Lake Irving Dr. SW.

Suspicious, 3:49 a.m.

Officer located a vehicle in a city park after hours, in violation of city ordinance. Female passenger arrested on a warrant on the 1200 block of 23rd St. NW.

Suspicious, 2:50 a.m.

Officer stopped a bicycle for no lights on 2nd St. and Beltrami Ave. NW. Adult male arrested on a local warrant.



Alarm, 11:41 p.m.

Residential alarm. Homeowner is home and still requested law enforcement response on Morningside Ln. SE.

Drugs, 5:53 p.m.

Approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine and one pound of marijuana located by a grouse hunter on Whispering Pine Ln. NW.

Assist, 2:35 p.m.

RLPD in pursuit, requesting assistance if they leave reservation. Vehicle pursuit stopped near mile marker 24 on Highway 89, no action taken by deputies.

Accident, 12:11 a.m.

One vehicle crash on Pinewood Rd. and Nelson Dam Rd. NW. Female driver has pending charges for DWI.


Property Damage, 9:28 p.m.

Report of attempted theft of campaign signs on the 2500 block of Sparrow Ln. SE. Suspect vehicle information added to the case.

Theft, 4:42 p.m.

Theft of Biden political sign with no suspect reported on the 18400 block of Buena Vista Ln. NW.

Boat, 1:56 p.m.

Adult arrest on multiple charges near Big Buzzle Rd. NW.

Theft, 12:22 p.m.

Theft of a political sign on the 16100 block of Golden Eagle Ct. NW.

Assist, 7:38 a.m.

Deputy assisted DNR officer on a traffic stop near Lookout Tower and Scenic Highway NE. One adult arrested by DNR.

Assault, 3:03 a.m.

Fight between two females at Bemidji Speedway on the 1800 block of Sunnyside Rd. SE. One female suffered minor abrasion to her head.


Traffic Stop, 11:43 a.m.

Adult arrested for warrant, DAR and DWI on Division St. W. Passenger arrested for false name.


Suspicious, 4:00 p.m.

Unable to locate aggressive vacuum salesman on the 1900 block of Oak Ridge Rd. SW.

DWI, 2:43 p.m.

Deputies responded to a reckless vehicle complaint on the 8700 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Adult female arrested for DUI.

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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