Tagged bemidji police


UPDATED: Suspects sought in shooting, crash

Bemidji law enforcement officials are searching for two male suspects after a report of shots fired and a crash that downed a power pole. Bemidji Police officers and Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 600 block of 23rd St. NW around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses reported seeing two males, one wearing a red shirt…


Local officials investigating damages to Paul Bunyan

Local officials are investigating the iconic Paul Bunyan statue’s damages. After reviewing camera footage, city officials believe that several people were climbing and hanging off of Paul’s arm and adjacent sign. Earlier this week, the statue’s concrete arm appeared to break away from the rest of the structure. Steel rebar runs throughout the structure, and…


Camper destroyed in Wednesday blaze

Featured photo submitted by Bemidji Fire A camper was completely destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon. The Bemidji Fire Department responded around 2 p.m. to the 500 block of Jefferson Ave. SW and found a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames. Twelve firefighters were on the scene for about one hour. No injuries were reported,…


Motorcyclist killed on Paul Bunyan Drive

A motorcyclist was killed yesterday evening on Paul Bunyan Drive. According to a release from Bemidji Police Captain David LaZella, officers responded to the 1700 block of Paul Bunyan Drive around 7 p.m. and found that a westbound 2000 Suzuki motorcycle collided with an eastbound GMC pickup. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the Sanford…


Juvenile OK after getting stuck in swamp

From Chief of Police, Mike Mastin: On November 13th, 2019 at 3:51a.m. Bemidji Police Officers responded to the Sanford Hospital ER on a report of an intoxicated juvenile female. Upon arrival they discovered that this female had been consuming alcohol in the area of Anne Street and Irvine Avenue with another juvenile female. This female…


Police Ask Assistance in Location of 17-Year-Old

By: News Intern Katherine Jones BEMIDJI- Bemidji Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old male who was last seen on Thursday night. According to police, Shawn Bellanger was last seen at the Evergreen Youth House at approximately 8:15 p.m. Shawn appears to have left the house of his own free will….

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