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Police and fire report for March 24

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Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Police and fire report for March 24
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following reports:


7:19 a.m. Friday, America Avenue Northwest. Dog bite complaint. The animal was impounded.


10:21 a.m. Thursday, 1200 block of Second Street Southeast. A squirrel was trapped in a basement. The animal was grabbed and taken outside.

Peace disturbance

11:27 p.m. Thursday, 2900 block of Pine Ridge Avenue Northwest. Loud noise complaint. Subjects were issued a verbal warning.


8:09 p.m. Thursday, Walmart. A 30-year-old male was arrested after officers responded to a report that he was observed opening packages with a knife. The man was located on the north side of the building, but then fled on foot. He was eventually arrested and charged with shoplifting, fleeing on foot and had a warrant outside of Beltrami County.


2:59 p.m. Thursday, Bemidji High School grounds. A person was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect attempted to hit a subject with his vehicle in order to flee the scene.

Disorderly conducts

11:58 a.m. Thursday, 30th Street Northwest. A 47-year-old woman was arrested for consuming alcohol in public.

10:35 a.m. Thursday, Oshki Manidoo. A student was acting disorderly.

6:53 a.m. Thursday, People's Church. A 32-year-old woman was removed and arrested for trespassing.


10:53 a.m. Thursday, Park Avenue Northwest. A woman was reportedly pretending to shoot at people with her finger. The woman was located and found to be intoxicated. She was issued a warning and released.


9:57 a.m. Thursday, 800 block of Beltrami Avenue Northwest. A vulgar message was reportedly left on a teacher's voicemail at school.


7:45 a.m. Thursday, Minnesota Avenue Northwest. A person just released from jail demanded police replace her bottle of whisky.

Sheriff's Report

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


8:59 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Highway 2 Northeast. Hit-and-run accident. The suspect was located in Hubbard County and the driver was arrested for drinking while intoxicated.


7:37 p.m. Thursday, 8000 block of Mill Street East. Deputies responded to a wounded dog. The animal was dead upon the officer's arrival.


6:59 p.m. Thursday, 5000 block of Theater Lane Northwest. A woman reported an Acer laptop computer stolen.

5:42 p.m. Thursday, 13300 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. Gas drive-off.

10:28 a.m. Thursday, 76000 block of Marshall 54 Northwest, Grygla. Two dogs were reported stolen on March 12.

Public relations

4:51 p.m. Thursday, Wilton Hill Road Northwest. Deputies located a 6-year-old child holding a steel rod into the lane of traffic. The child was taken back to the residence and an officer spoke to the child's older brother to keep a closer watch of his little brother.


12:33 P.M. Thursday, Kelliher. A fight occurred between two students. An investigation is ongoing.

Missing person

8:46 a.m. Thursday, Holand Road Southwest. Deputies are investigating a person contributing alcohol to minors and possible assault.

Property damage

1:37 a.m. Thursday, 12th Street Northwest. A mailbox from the 1000 block of Irvine Avenue was found on the roadway of Irvine Avenue. The mailbox was placed onto its mount from where it was removed from.

Pioneer staff reports