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Police and fire report for November 3

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following reports:


2:39 a.m. Friday, 11th Street and Maurice Avenue Northwest. One-car accident reported; occupants left the scene. Vehicle owner later located and spoken with.


12:53 a.m. Friday, 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive. Theft of food.

8:10 p.m. Thursday, Walmart. Adult male shoplifter.

5:25 p.m. Thursday, 16th Street and America Avenue Northwest. Report of theft of a firearm from a vehicle.

12:03 p.m. Thursday, 400 block of Pioneer Street Southeast. A chain saw was reported stolen.

9:46 a.m. Thursday, 900 block of Industrial Park Drive Southeast. The possible theft of two firearms was reported.

10:40 p.m. Wednesday, 1100 block of Rice Avenue Northwest. Theft of a political sign was reported.

7:19 p.m. Wednesday, Murphy Oil USA. Gas drive-off theft reported.

6:01 p.m. Wednesday, Walmart. Adult male shoplifter.

5:59 p.m. Wednesday, 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. Gas drive-off theft reported. Suspect had a receipt showing he had paid for the gas.

4:56 p.m. Wednesday, Marketplace Express. Gas drive-off theft reported.


11:20 p.m. Thursday, First Street East. Officers responded to a report of a fight. Two adults were arrested.

2:28 a.m. Thursday, 100 block of Third Street Northwest. Report of an assault outside bar. One male individual arrested for disorderly conduct.

2:41 p.m. Wednesday, Ridgeway Avenue Northwest. A caller reported that a male individual had shoved a female individual. Neither was located.

Disturbing the peace

10:42 p.m. Thursday, 1300 block of America Avenue Northwest. Caller reported hearing yelling and breaking glass in the alley. A juvenile was located and spoken to about smashing an old television in a trash bin.

2:53 a.m. Wednesday, 1400 block of Third Street Southeast. Report of three female individuals urinating in the caller’s yard and being loud. Unable to locate.

Disorderly conduct

12:06 p.m. Thursday, Bemidji Middle School. Possible assault.

1:09 a.m. Thursday, Third Street and Beltrami Avenue Northwest. An intoxicated male individual was nearly struck by a vehicle while stumbling in the roadway. He was given a courtesy ride home.


8:57 p.m. Thursday, Carter Circle Southeast. Complainant received threats via text messages.

Property damage

10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Birchmont Drive Northeast. A female individual reported that her vehicle and several others had been egged. The vehicle was not damaged. Extra patrol was provided in the area.


7:39 a.m. Wednesday, First Street Southeast and Paul Bunyan Drive South. Officers responded to a property-damage accident. Hours later, one of the vehicles was stolen.

Sheriff’s Report

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

Vehicle calls/complaints

3:57 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hills Road and Monroe Avenue Southwest. Deputies responded to a school bus stop arm violation complaint. Driver was located and cited.


3:34 p.m. Thursday, 5600 block of Alps Court Northwest. Ongoing problem with group of kids bullying on school bus and after students are dropped off. Report forwarded to Bemidji School District transportation.


12:23 p.m. Thursday, Lumberjack Road, Shevlin. Report of theft of building materials in Alaska Township.

Property damage

8:32 a.m. Thursday, Tyler Avenue Northeast. Mailbox and post damaged by unknown persons throwing a pumpkin from a motor vehicle.


1:38 a.m. Thursday, Solway. Harassing phone call.

Missing persons

7:07 p.m. Thursday, Scenic Highway Southeast, Pennington. Two hunters lost in Pennington. The hunters were located by family.

6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Eckles Road Northwest. Adult foster care patient reported missing; person was located shortly after report was taken.

Property damage

5:57 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Popple Drive Southeast. Two arrested for terroristic threats and criminal damage to property.