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Daily arrests, police, sheriff and fire report for Oct. 10-11


Police, sheriff and fire

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Thursday:

Disorderly Conduct

1:44 a.m. Toasty Beaver’s staff flagged down officers to address belligerent behavior of a male patron. Man was advised of his conduct.


11:09 a.m. A 34-year-old man was arrested for probation violation after failing a urinalysis test on the 600 block of Beltrami Ave. NW.


12:48 a.m. A 29-year-old man was cited for expired registration on the 1200 block of 15th Street NW.

1:36 p.m. A 25-year-old woman was cited for no seat belt and no insurance on 5th Street NW and Bemidji Ave NW.


12:03 p.m. A 26-year-old man was cited for being in possession of stolen property on 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

2:11 p.m. A 28-year-old man was cited for shoplifting at a business on the 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


6:39 p.m. Property owner on 800 block of 8th Street NW located a tent in the woods in his backyard. Officer informed landowner he was able to do what he wished with the abandoned tent as it was on his land.


12:54 a.m. A 28-year-old man was arrested for assault after officers responded to a report of a male who had been stabbed and was seeking medical attention on the 2900 block of Delton Ave. NW.

2:58 a.m. A 43-year-old man was arrested for felony domestic assault after officers responded to a 911 call from 800 block of 4th Street SE.

3:49 p.m. A 23-year-old man was cited for assault on the 100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

6:57 p.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested for felony domestic assault on the 400 block of Kay Ave. SE.


7:23 p.m. Officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on Irvine Ave. NW and Algoma Street NW. No injuries reported.

Sheriff’s Report

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


1:08 p.m. A potato gun was confiscated on Anne Street NE in Bemidji. No shots fired.


9:01 a.m. A 34-year-old woman was arrested for driving after suspension and uninsured vehicle after law enforcement responded to an assist call.

9:07 a.m. A 36-year-old man was cited for speed and no proof of insurance on Hwy 2 in Solway.

1:51 p.m. A 49-year-old woman was cited for driving after cancellation and no insurance on 19th Street NW and Bemidji Ave. N in Bemidji.


2:19 p.m. A 27-year-old man was arrested for DWI after driving off road and nearly rolling vehicle on Hwy 2 NW in Bemidji.

5:05 p.m. A 34-year-old woman was arrested for DWI following a traffic stop. During the same call a 53-year-old woman was also arrested for obstructing with force.


10:30 a.m. A 33-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on the 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji.

7:06 p.m. A 43-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant.

Sex Crime

8:48 p.m. A 23-year-old man was arrested after deputies responded to report of a sexual assault in Bemidji. 

The following people were arrested Thursday. 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.

Michael John Cox, 23

G - COURT/PENDING - 609.345.1  

Criminal Sex Conduct-4th Degree-Sexual Contact 

Mark Daniel Cree, 28

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.222.1  

Assault-2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.52.2(a)(17)

VIOLATION-Theft-Take/Drive Motor Vehicle-No Owner Consent

Starla Marie Deane, 34

G - COURT/PENDING - 171.24.5    

Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation

G - COURT/PENDING - 169A.20.1(1)

VIOLATION-Traffic - DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.506.1

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

Jacqueline Merele Deane-Mason, 53

G - COURT/PENDING - 609.2231.1               

Assault-4th Deg-Peace Officer-Physically Assault

G - COURT/PENDING - 609.50.2    

Obstructing Legal Process, Arrest

Melissa Naomi Hron, 34

G - ROR'D - 169.797.4(a)  

Traffic Regulation-Uninsured Vehicle; 1st, 2nd

M - ROR'D - 171.24.1         

Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension

Dora Jean Keezer, 29

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.19.2     

Murder - 2nd Degree - Without Intent

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.224.1(2)            

Assault-5th Deg-Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm

Anthony John Larose, 24

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.2242.4

Domestic Assault-Felony 

Jerome David Roy, 44

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.52       


M - COURT/PENDING - 609.72.1(2)

VIOLATION-Disorderly Conduct-Disturb an Assembly or Meeting

Lane Robert Strandell, 27

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

Traffic - DWI - Third-Degree Driving While Impaired

G - COURT/PENDING - 169A.275.2               

Traffic - DWI - Mandatory Penalties for third

M - COURT/PENDING - 169A.35.2 

Traffic - Open bottle law; drinking

Steven Lawrence Vankauwenbergh, 34

F - HOLD PLACED - 243.05

DOC HOLD-Parole Violation

The following people were arrested Friday.

Todd Douglas Miller, 32

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025      

Drugs - 5th Degree

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.2242.1(2)

WARRANT-Domestic Assault-Misdemeanor-Intentionally In

M - COURT/PENDING - 609.2242.1(2)

VIOLATION-Domestic Assault-Misdemeanor-Intentional

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls Friday:

8:16 a.m. Medical at 600 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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