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Police and Fire Report for August 22

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:

Property damage

8:54 p.m. Monday, 3300 block of Cedar Lane Northwest. Juveniles were reportedly placing fireworks in mailboxes. Officers spoke with residents but were unable to locate the juveniles.


3:54 p.m. Monday, 2500 block of Ridgeway Avenue Northwest. Bullying was reported.

3:39 p.m. Monday, 500 block of Pershing Avenue Southeast. Harassing text messages were reported.

10:16 a.m. Monday, 300 block of Beltrami Avenue Northwest. Harassing phone calls and obscene messages were reported.


1:15 p.m. Monday, 300 block of Central Avenue Southeast. A motor vehicle license plate was stolen.

10:42 a.m. Monday, 600 block of 11th Street Northwest. Bike theft.


11:43 a.m. Monday, 400 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. Theft of prescription medication.


4:20 a.m. Monday, U.S. highways 2 and 71. An accident occurred.

Sheriff’s Report

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


12:13 p.m. Monday, Country Club Road Northeast. Unauthorized use of a debit card was reported.

9:14 a.m. Monday, Birchmont Beach Road Northeast. A Nintendo DS was stolen from a garage sale. A 33-year-old woman was cited for misdemeanor theft after she attempted to sell it via Facebook.


7:32 a.m. Monday, Lakewood Drive Northwest. A dog was treated at Animal Care Clinic after being injured by a gunshot.

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls:

10:01 a.m. Monday, 2000 block of South Lake Irving Drive Southwest. Medical call.

3:37 a.m. Tuesday, 200 block of Third Street Northwest. Medical call.

Laurie Swenson
Laurie Swenson is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. She has been with the Pioneer since 2004.