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Weekend arrests, police and fire reports for Aug. 5

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


6:36 p.m. Sunday, 400 block of Bemidji Avenue North. A commercial burglary was reported.

4:58 a.m. Saturday, 1200 block of Minnesota Avenue Northwest. A 24-year-old man was arrested on a felony first-degree burglary charge after a woman woke up and found an unknown man in her bathroom.


3:50 p.m. Sunday, 700 block of Clausen Avenue Southwest. A 21-year-old woman was arrested on charges of felony motor vehicle theft.

2:03 p.m. Saturday, 600 block of Robin Lane Southwest. Items were reportedly stolen from vehicles.

1:38 p.m. Saturday, 2200 block of Division Street West. Someone drove away without paying for gas.

4:30 a.m. Saturday, 1000 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South. A motor vehicle theft was reported.

Property damage

10:14 a.m. Saturday, 1000 block of Dewey Avenue Northeast. A vehicle’s rear view mirror and windshield were smashed.


6:38 a.m. Saturday, 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue Northwest. Officers responded to a report of a fight. A 22-year-old woman was arrested on charges of felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor assault. Two other women were arrested for violating court conditions.

10:28 p.m. Friday, 1700 block of Third Street Northeast. A 32-year-old man was arrested on charges of gross misdemeanor domestic assault.

Traffic stop

9:06 a.m. Friday, intersection of Justice Road Northwest and Irvine Avenue Northwest. A 42-year-old man was arrested on charges of felony fifth-degree drug possession and gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process.

Sheriff’s Report

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

Disorderly conduct

10:06 p.m. Sunday, intersection of U.S. Highway 2 Northwest and Cardinal Road Northwest. A man reported hearing gunshots and seeing a man run from the area. Neighbors told deputies they lit fireworks.


6:51 p.m. Sunday, 3000 block of Arrowwood Circle Northwest. A theft from a vehicle was reported.

9:10 a.m. Monday. Fishing equipment was stolen from a boat at three different addresses, including two in the 50700 block of Woodcamp Drive and one in the 21900 block of Viking Landing Drive.

2:14 p.m. Saturday, 16600 block of Marclay Point Lane Southeast. A 21-year-old man was arrested on charges of felony receiving stolen property after fishing equipment was reported stolen.


4:58 p.m. Sunday, 8900 block of Deer School Road Northwest. A 34-year-old man was arrested on charges of trespassing and fleeing officers.


4:49 p.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old man was arrested on charges of felony fifth-degree drug possession and driving after revocation.


8:34 a.m. Saturday, 51000 block of Wind Flower Drive. A 26-year old man was arrested on a felony warrant for financial transaction card fraud.

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls:

3:56 p.m. Friday, 900 block of Donald Avenue Southeast. Medical call.

5:25 p.m. Friday, 1400 block of Bixby Avenue Northeast. Firefighters assisted a fall victim.

9:24 p.m. Saturday, 2800 block of Division Street West. Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

2:40 p.m. Sunday, intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Eckles Road Northwest. A call to respond to a one-vehicle rollover crash was cancelled en route.

Daily Arrests

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

Melissa Marie Nicholson, 30

F - HOLD PLACED - 609.2242.4

Ramsey county-Warrant-Domestic Assault-Felony

The following people were arrested Sunday:

Nikki Lynn Fineday, 21

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.52.1(10)

Theft - Motor Vehicle Defined

Joey Jay Lee, 38

F - SENTENCED - 152.025.1(a)(1) 04CR111010

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

Joshua James Male, 35

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.52.2(a)(1) 04CR132024

VIOLATION-Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Conse

Jared Robert Nash, 27

G - SENTENCED - 169A.26.1(a) 04CR104086

COMMITMENT-Traffic - DWI - Third-Degree Driving While Im

G - SENTENCED - 609.506.2 04CR132114

COMMITMENT-Giving Peace Officer False Name-of Another Pe

G - SENTENCED - 171.24.5 04CR132114

COMMITMENT-Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation-inimica

G - SENTENCED - 171.24.5 04CR123427

COMMITMENT-Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation-inimica

M - SENTENCED - 609.487.6 04CR123427

COMMITMENT-Fleeing a Peace Officer By a Means Other Than

Greggory James Smith, 25

G - HOLD PLACED - 609.50.1(2) 29CR11264

HOLD FOR ANOTHER AGENCY-Obstruct Legal Process-Interfere w/Peace Offi

M - HOLD PLACED - 169A.20.1(1)

HOLD FOR ANOTHER AGENCY-Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under I

The following people were arrested Saturday:

Jeremy Bush Lawrence, 23

M - COURT/PENDING - 18.31.a

BPD ORD-Urinating in Public

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.72.1(3)

VIOLATION Disorderly Conduct-Offensive/Abusive/Noisy/Ob

Lance Francise Day, 24

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.582.1

Burglary-1st Degree

Leah Jane Defoe, 37

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025.2(a)(2)(i) 04CR10788

VIOLATION-Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control

Jamilyn Jo Fairbanks, 22

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.582.1(a)

Burglary-1st Deg-Dwelling-Occupied-Non-Accomp

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.224.1(2)

Assault-5th Deg-Inflict or Attempt Bodily Har

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.224.1

VIOLATION Assault-5th Degree-Misdemeanor

Michael Dean Goose, 42

M - BOND/BAIL SET - 609.605.1(b)(3) 04CR132119

WARRANT-Trespass-Premises of Another-Refuse to Depart

Lateisha Michelle Lussier, 22

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.378.1(a)(1) 04CR131613

VIOLATION-Neglect of a Child-Likely Subst. Harm Physica

Iris Faith Lyons, 35

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.605.1(b)(8)

Trespass-Return to Property Within One Year

Michael Lee Monroe, 26

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.821.2(1) 04CR091752

WARRANT-Financial Transaction Card Fraud-Use-No Conse

Aaron Lee Pearson, 32

G - COURT/PENDING - 609.2242.2

Domestic Assault-GM-Subsequent Violation

G - COURT/PENDING - 169A.20.2 04CR07115

VIOLAITON-Traffic - DWI - Refuse to Submit to Chemical

Brandon Lee Rogers, 21

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.52.2(a)(1)

VIOLATION-Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Conse

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.506.1

VIOLATION-Give Peace Officer False Name/Birthdate/ID Ca

P - COURT/PENDING - 152.092

VIOLATION-Drugs - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Us

M - BOND/BAIL SET - 609.52.2(a)(1) 04CR132025

WARRANT-Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Conse

M - BOND/BAIL SET - 609.506.1 04CR1320251

WARRANT-Give Peace Officer False Name/Birthdate/ID Ca

P - BOND/BAIL SET - 152.092 04CR1320251

WARRANT-Drugs - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Us

River Pheonix Shady, 23

G - COURT/PENDING - 169A.26.1(a) 04CR131594

WARRANT-Traffic - DWI - Third-Degree Driving While Im

Matt Monoleetio Vogel, 30

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025

Drugs - 5th Degree

F - COURT/PENDING - 171.24.2

Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocat

Justin Glawe
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