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Police and Fire Report for May 18

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


10:07 a.m. Thursday, Holiday South. Gas drive-off theft.

8:47 p.m. Wednesday, 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. Report of a fleeing shoplifter at Walmart. A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, giving false information to police and an outstanding warrant.

Disorderly conduct

7:12 p.m. Wednesday, Bemidji Discount Liquors. A male was attempting to get others to purchase alcohol on his behalf at after he was denied a purchase due to his perceived level of intoxication.


2:41 p.m. Wednesday, 700 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. Complaint of fraud of bank account funds.

Sheriff's Report

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


11:57 a.m. Wednesday, Power Dam Road Northeast. A bullying situation on a school bus was reported.

Financial crimes

11:13 a.m. Wednesday, no address listed. A rural Bagley man on May 1 issued a $71,471.23 check to Knife River Materials of Bemidji. The checking account had insufficient funds and the man has not to date made good on the check.

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls:

4:29 p.m. Wednesday, 400 block of Irving Access Loop Southwest. Fire alarm.