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Daily arrests, police, sheriff and fire report for Oct. 16-17

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Wednesday:


12:55 a.m. A 30-year-old man was arrested for DWI on 1100 block of Minnesota Ave. NW.


8:03 a.m. Investigator reported multiple stolen checks cashed throughout the city of Bemidji. The case is currently under investigation.

Ordinance Violation

10:10 a.m. Complainant from City Hall about interior furniture stored outside on 700 block of 18th Street NW. Officer left notice to have cleaned up within 24 hours.


11:09 a.m. School Resource Officer reported a juvenile assaulted another on 2900 Block of Division Street W.


12:44 p.m. Officer responded to report of shoplifter at 2000 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


12:35-12:59 p.m. Officers issued 20 parking citations in the areas of Bixby Ave. NE, Minnesota Ave. NW, 16th Street NE, 17th Street NE, Beltrami Ave. NW, Diamond Point, Calihan Ave. NE, 10th Street NW, 19th Street NW, 5th Street NW, 4th Street NW, 4th Street SE, Birchlawn Ln NW, and America Ave. NW.


4:27 p.m. A 19-year-old man was arrested for possession and sales of a controlled substance on the 1300 block of Irvine Ave. NW. A 19-year-old woman was cited.


8:08 a.m. Two-vehicle accident without injuries on Paul Bunyan Dr. NW. Both parties left scene upon officer arrival.

9:27 a.m. Officer took report of hit and run on Bixby Ave. NE.

4:58 p.m. A hit and run accident was reported on the 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

Disorderly Conduct

6:48 p.m. A 38-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were cited for disorderly conduct on 500 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.


7:06 p.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested after turning himself in on a warrant.


7:20 p.m. Officer responded to complaint of person living in an abandoned house on 1200 block of America Ave. NW. Unable to locate subject.

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Thursday:


1:54 a.m. A 28-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault on the 1100 block of 1st Street E.

Sheriff’s Report

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


7:20 a.m. Car vs. deer accident on Van Buren Ave. SE. Vehicle sustained front passenger side damage.

7:57 a.m. A two-vehicle accident was reported on Summit Ave. E in Blackduck. Both vehicles sustained damage. No injuries, charges or citations.

Disorderly Conduct

10:18 a.m. A 44-year-old man was arrested for a verbal domestic dispute on 5600 block of Alps Court NW in Bemidji.


6:25 p.m. A 24-year-old man was arrested for driving after revocation and violating conditions of release following a traffic stop on Greenwood Ln. NW in Bemidji.

The following people were arrested Wednesday. 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.

Darren Harvey Benais, 50

G - SENTENCED - 169A.25.1(a)

Traffic - DWI - Second-Degree Driving While Impaired

G - SENTENCED - 171.24.5

Traffic-DL-Driving after cancellation

Timothy Jaylee Brown, 24

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

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

Roger Leon Durant, 44

M - COURT/PENDING - 171.24.2

WARRANT-Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation

M - COURT/PENDING - 169.797.3

WARRANT-Traffic Regulation-Uninsured Vehicle

Jackson Charles Hughes, 19

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025.2(a)(2)(iii)   

Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control

F - COURT/PENDING - 152.025.1(b)(1)        

Drugs - 5th Degree - Sale-Marijuana Mixture

P - COURT/PENDING - 152.092     

Drugs - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Rayshayna Rose Roberts, 22

M - SENTENCED - 609.52.2(a)(1)

COMMITMENT-Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent

Douglas Scott Schmidt, 24

M - COURT/PENDING - 171.24.2    

Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocat

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.713.1

VIOLATION-Terroristic Threats-Reckless Disregard Risk

The following people were arrested Thursday.

Corey Edward Fisherman, 28

F - COURT/PENDING - 609.2242.4

Domestic Assault-Felony

Jesse Frederick Wade, 27

M - COURT/PENDING - 171.24.3    

Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Cancellation

M - COURT/PENDING - 169.14.1

WARRANT - Traffic - Duty to Drive with Due Care - Speed

M - COURT/PENDING - 171.02.1

WARRANT - Drivers License-Driving Without a Valid License

P - COURT/PENDING - 169.791.2

WARRANT - Traffic Regulation - Driver Must Carry Proof

Fire Report

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls Wednesday:

8:27 a.m. Medical at 700 block of Paul Bunyan Dr. NW.

10:45 p.m. Medical at 700 block of Lake Ave. NE.

The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the following calls Thursday:

5:35 a.m. Medical at 900 block of Carter Circle SE.

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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