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Bemidji Pioneer
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Police Report

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls:


1:27 a.m. Wednesday, 600 block of Minnesota Avenue Northwest. A woman reported an assault.


8:27 a.m. Tuesday, 2900 block of Division Street West. A high school student threw an object at and pushed another student.

Peace disturbance

10:52 p.m. Tuesday, 2700 block of Calihan Avenue Northeast. Verbal warning for loud music outside.


7:10 p.m. Tuesday, 1100 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South. Gas drive-off theft from Holiday South.

4:11 p.m. Tuesday, 2900 block of Pine Ridge Avenue Northwest. A theft from a vehicle was reported.

1:08 p.m. Tuesday, 700 block of 26th Street Northwest. A theft from a vehicle was reported.

12:43 p.m. Tuesday, 3400 block of Laurel Drive Northwest. Weibolt Electric reported a theft from its trailers.

12:02 p.m. Tuesday, 2500 block of Irvine Avenue North. A theft from a vehicle was reported.

9:49 a.m. Tuesday, 1400 block of 30th Street Northwest. A theft from a vehicle was reported.

8:08 a.m. Tuesday, 500 block of 25th Street Northwest. Items were taken from vehicles.

Property damage

6:46 p.m. Tuesday, 600 block of Miles Avenue Southeast. A female broke the caller's cell phone. She was cited for damage to property.

Welfare check

1:50 p.m. Tuesday, 300 block of Central Avenue Southeast. An intoxicated woman was reported in the traffic. The 27-year-old woman was located after a second complaint and arrested on suspicion of public nuisance.

Financial crimes

12:23 p.m. Tuesday. PetroServe. Financial crimes were reported in relation two checks in the amounts of $60 and $256.55.

12:14 p.m. Tuesday, Orton's. A nonsufficient-fund check in the amount of $75 was reported.

Sheriff's Report

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


9:24 p.m. Tuesday, Luomas Lane Southeast, Cass Lake. A purse was stolen from a vehicle.

Peace disturbance

9:07 p.m. Tuesday, 400 block of Archery Road Northwest. Loud music.


8:02 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Highway 2 West. A male was drinking malt liquor while walking down a snowmobile trail.

Property damage

6:49 p.m. Tuesday, 18500 block of School Lake Road Northeast. A chicken was bitten by a dog. The chicken was still alive but injured. The dog owner was issued a notice of having a potentially dangerous dog.


2:38 p.m. Tuesday, no address listed. Caller's property was loaned to a friend, who pawned it. The caller was advised on civil options.


12:49 p.m. Tuesday, Birchview Drive Northeast. Fraudulent use of a credit card was reported.

Fire Report

12:33 p.m. March 29, Sparkling Waters. Downed power line.

1:42 p.m. March 29, 800 block of Bemidji Avenue North. Medical.

12:43 p.m. Friday, U.S. Highway 2 bypass. Vehicle rollover with injuries; two extricated.

4:20 p.m., Westwood Acres. Medical.

7:11 p.m. Friday, 700 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. Cooking fire; extinguished before arrival.

2:19 p.m. Saturday, 2800 Ridgeway Avenue Northwest. Alarm.

6:39 p.m. Saturday, 1800 block of Wilton Hill Road. Seventeen firefighters battled a grass fire for about an hour.

7:41 p.m. Sunday, Clausen Avenue. Small brush pile fire.

12:02 a.m. Monday, 3900 block of Irvine Avenue Northwest. Medical.

12:05 p.m. Monday, Little Norway Avenue Southeast. Medical.

12:47 p.m. Monday, Walnut Hall, Bemidji State University. Fire alarm.

5:33 p.m., Walmart. Medical.

8:38 p.m., 2100 block of Roosevelt Road Southeast. Fire in oven.

12:48 a.m. Tuesday, 800 block of Washington Avenue. Motor vehicle accident with injury.

3:17 p.m. Tuesday, 5000 block of Knottwood Drive. Alarm, canceled en route.

6:07 p.m. Tuesday, Birchmont Beach Road and New Bass Road. Motor-vehicle accident.

12:53 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest. Medical.

3:29 p.m. Wednesday, 800 block of 20th Street Northwest. Medical.

Pioneer staff reports