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Daily arrests, fire and police report for June 21

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


2:04 p.m. Thursday. A handgun that was stolen from Lake Sports in 1997 was recovered on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.


11:55 a.m. Thursday, 2900 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. A bank bag with garage sale money was stolen from a vehicle.

Sheriff’s Report

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


4:11 p.m. Thursday, 2100 block of Roosevelt Road Southeast. A 36-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for felony fifth-degree drug possession.

1:15 p.m. Thursday, 1100 block of Miles Avenue. A 47-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for felony theft.

The following people were arrested Monday. The charges listed here do not necesarrily reflect the counts that may be levied against them by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

Kenneth Lee Clark, 22

G - SENTENCED - 609.666.2 04CR13698

COMMITMENT-Negligent Storage Firearms


F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025.1(b)(1) 04CR111354

WARRANT-Drugs - 5th Degree - Sale-Marijuana Mixture

G - COURT/PENDING - 260C.425.1(a) 04CR111354

WARRANT-Contributes to need for child protection


F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025.2(b)(1) 04CR123795

WARRANT-Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.023.2(a)(6) 04CR12437

WARRANT-Drugs - 3rd Degree - Possess - Methamphet/Amp

Joel Clarence Velisek, 47

F - HOLD PLACED - 609.52.2(a)(1) 13DOC1550

DOC HOLD-Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Conse

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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