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Police and fire report for August 18

local Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Police and fire report for August 18
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Police report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


4:54 a.m. Friday, 500 block of 12th Street Northwest. A Kenwood car stereo and blue 26-inch men's bike were stolen. The homeowner said she saw someone attempting to gain entry to the home through a window but scared him off. Later, the homeowners discovered items missing from outside the home and in a vehicle.

Motor vehicle thefts

2:05 p.m. Friday, 2700 block of Irvine Avenue North. A 1998 Ford Contour was stolen. It was later located on the Red Lake reservations where the vehicle had been destroyed in a fire.

5:55 p.m. Friday, 1200 block of Beltrami Avenue Northwest. A 1992 Chevrolet conversion van was stolen and later recovered in Clearwater County.

Thefts from vehicles

11:11 p.m. Friday, 900 block of 26th Street Northwest. The vehicle's owner found someone rummaging through his vehicle. The suspect ran off with an iPod and $50 cash.

1:32 p.m. Saturday, 2000 block of Irvine Avenue North. The title to the vehicle was stolen from the glove compartment.

5:14 p.m. Sunday, 700 block of Third Street Southeast. A CD player was stolen.

Gas drive-off theft

7:06 p.m. Saturday, 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Southeast.

Sheriff's report

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls:

Motor vehicle theft

5:20 a.m. Friday, 10200 block of Battle Road Northeast. A 1992 GMC Sierra was stolen.

Stolen property

Saturday, U.S. Highway 2 West. A brown wallet containing identification and $9 in cash was stolen.

Animal bite

5:13 p.m. Saturday, Carver Road Northeast. An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a dog. The bite required stitches to his upper lip.

Fraud by credit card

1:29 p.m. Sunday, Lakewood Drive Northwest. Unauthorized use of a credit card was reported.


2:10 p.m. Sunday, 7600 block of Birchmont Beach Road Northeast. An electronic dartboard and six sets of darts were stolen.

Boat theft

3:03 p.m. Sunday, 4900 block of Balsam Road Northwest. A homemade trailer with a jet ski strapped onto it was stolen.

ATV complaint

4:44 p.m. Sunday, 6500 block of state Highway 89 Northwest.

Peace disturbance

6:21 p.m. Sunday, 1300 block of Balsam Road Northwest.

Fire report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls:

2:55 p.m. Saturday, 400 block of Wood Avenue Southeast. Medical call.

3:48 p.m. Saturday, 1100 block of Irvine Avenue North. Car fire by garage.

6:42 p.m. Saturday, 2900 block of Ridgeway Avenue Northwest. Medical call.

9:45 a.m. Sunday, Beltrami County Jail. Medical call.

11:14 a.m. Sunday, 300 block of Eighth Street Northwest. Gas smell.

7:32 p.m. Sunday, 3500 block of Birchmont Drive Northeast. A tree was across some power lines.

9:29 p.m. Sunday, 1500 block of Roosevelt Road Southeast. Medical call.

3:20 a.m. Monday, 800 block of Dewey Avenue Northwest. Medical call.

Pioneer staff reports