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Police and Fire Report for May 11

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


9:16 p.m. Tuesday, Old Jefferson Drive Northwest, Solway. A vehicle was observed taking property, including lumber, steel pipe and insulation. The vehicle, a black pickup with camouflage fenders, matches the description of a suspicious vehicle reported earlier Tuesday on Lumberjack Road. It had been reported at 4:43 p.m. that the vehicle was dumping trash along Lumberjack Road.

5:53 p.m. Wednesday, 1800 block of Irvine Avenue northwest. A purse containing $40 cash was stolen.

10:25 a.m. Wednesday, 19th Street Northeast. Money was stolen.


6:47 p.m. Tuesday, state Highway 89 Northwest. A television and a set of sunglasses were stolen in the early-morning hours while the homeowners were sleeping.

Sheriff's Report

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


11:36 a.m. Wednesday, 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. A suspect tried to pass a fake $20 at Lueken's Village Foods North.

Property damage

3:06 a.m. Wednesday, 1600 block of Park Avenue Northwest. A rock was thrown through a window.

1:49 p.m. Tuesday, 2600 block of Delton Avenue Northwest. A window was damaged by a claw hammer.


12:24 p.m. Wednesday, 700 block of Archery Road Northwest. Chickens were stolen in Grant Valley Township.

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls:

1:18 p.m. Tuesday, 1200 block of 30th Street Northwest. Fire alarm.

2:26 p.m. Tuesday, Bemidji Public Library. Medical call.

7:57 p.m. Tuesday, Super 8 Motel. Medical call.

9:46 a.m. Thursday, 200 block of Park Avenue Northwest. Grease fire on stove.

3:39 p.m. Wednesday, Wee Gwas Lane Southwest. Brush fire. Sixteen firefighters were on scene for about two hours while five more remained on standby.

5:22 a.m. Thursday, 900 block of 30th Street Northwest. Medical call.

8:15 a.m. Thursday, Wee Gwas Lane Southwest. Follow-up on Wednesday brush fire.