Bemidji Weekend Blotter: 9/30-10/2

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2.



Property Damage, 11:27 p.m.

Disorderly female damaging pumpkins on the 1400 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Female left prior to arrival and was not located. Complainant did not wish to pursue charges.

Suspicious, 10:16 p.m.

Adult male placed under arrest for numerous offenses on the 2500 block of Bemidji Ave. N.

Welfare Check, 9:38 p.m.

Welfare check at local hotel on the 2400 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW for people possibly fighting. Officer checked the room and a mother was putting her children to bed.

Accident, 5:58 p.m.

Report of an accident on the 800 block of Jefferson Ave. NW. Driver cited for exhibition driving.

Theft, 7:55 a.m.

Financial transaction card fraud on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. One arrested.

Assist, 2:31 a.m.

Officer answered a heavily intoxicated individual’s questions regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigations on the 600 block of 4th St. NW.

Assault, 12:41 a.m.

Officers observed an assault in progress on the 300 block of Beltrami Ave. NW. No victim was located, suspects were released.


Property, 7:17 p.m.

Female looking for lost teddy bears which were not identified in police custody.

Fire, 5:53 p.m.

Report of unattended fire on the 900 block of Bemidji Ave. N. Homeowner advised.

Traffic Stop, 12:24 a.m.

Assist Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 2 SE. Several arrested.


DWI, 11:02 p.m.

Traffic stop on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S. One arrested for DWI.

Security Check, 8:07 p.m.

Male arrested on warrant during security check of the 2800 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Assault, 7:23 p.m.

Charges referred for domestic assault on Irvine Ave. SW.

Citizen Complaints, 6:48 p.m.

Complaint of trailers blocking view of roundabout on Jefferson Ave. and Division St. W.

Missing Person, 3:54 p.m.

Missing child on Mississippi Ave. NW. Child got on wrong bus and was returned home.

Suspicious, 3:39 a.m.

Officers responded to a possible fight on the 500 block of America Ave. NW. One male arrested on warrant and one cited for consuming in public.

Warrant, 1:05 a.m.

Adult male arrested on an outstanding warrant on the 2900 block of Ridgeway Ave. NW.

Warrant, 12:05 a.m.

Male arrested on warrant and cited for consuming in public on the 300 block of Bemidji Ave. N.



Assist, 9:38 p.m.

Attempted to catch up to Red Lake pursuit on Shotley Rd. NE in Kelliher. Vehicle traveled back on the reservation and driver fled on foot.

Property Damage, 2:24 p.m.

Minor damage to church exterior on the 500 block of Scenic Highway SE in Pennington.

Theft, 6:17 a.m.

Report of a theft of a vehicle on the 3300 block of Windy Hill Ln. SW.


Property Damage, 8:02 p.m.

Deputies responded to a report of gun shots on the 7400 block of Birchmont Beach Rd. NE. Found to be mailboxes struck by a vehicle.

Property, 5:52 p.m.

Firearm left on tailgate of truck on Highway 89 and Carmel Rd. NW in Grygla. Fell off while driving, unable to locate.

DWI, 1:42 a.m.

One female arrested for DWI on Sea Turtle Ln. and Irvine Ave. NW.

Agency Assist, 12:24 a.m.

Three arrested on Paul Bunyan Dr. and Highway 2 SE.


Assist, 9:08 p.m.

One arrested on Moberg Dr. and Highway 2 NW.

Assist, 7:25 p.m.

One arrested on Highway 1 and Cozzi Farm Rd. NE in Kelliher.

Property Damage, 2:12 p.m.

Paper towels burned in park restroom in Kelliher.

Theft, 1:58 p.m.

Trailer stolen from farm field on the 36200 block of Corral Rd. NE in Kelliher.

Boat, 1:25 p.m.

Report of people fishing with a 50 ft. net from Diamond Point Park. Gone on arrival/unable to locate.

Traffic Stop, 10:48 a.m.

Adult female arrested for suspicion of DWI on Cardinal Rd. and Grange Rd. NW.

Welfare Check, 6:47 a.m.

Check welfare of man passed out in the Kelliher Post Office lobby. Gone on arrival. EMT brought him to a relative’s residence.

Assist, 12:38 a.m.

Assist state patrol with a traffic stop on Roosevelt Rd. and Swenson Rd. SE. Female driver arrested for DWI.

Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered 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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