Police Blotter

Compiled by Judy Thompson

The following report is taken from information provided by the Lewistown Police Department and does not represent the total scope of police activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Oct. 21
• At 12:16 p.m. a person said there was a residence with political signs in their yard across from the Courthouse. An officer contacted the state Office of Political Practices, who said it is legal, as the signs were on private property, and is a freedom of speech.
• At 1:23 p.m. a person said they accidentally hit some power wires connected to streetlights, in case there are calls on some not working.
• At 2:58 p.m. a person reported four juveniles at the Frog Ponds, and two were throwing firecrackers in the water.

Oct. 22
• At 1:26 p.m. a person reported someone was climbing up a fire escape at a local apartment building. Officers responded, spoke to two males and advised them to move along.
• At 2:24 p.m. an officer found two pool cues in a case and brought them to the Lewistown Police Department.
• At 4:13 p.m. the Montana Highway Patrol requested assistance from the Judith Basin County Office locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident.
• At 9:11 p.m. a person advised a group of teenagers would be going around town playing cops and robbers.

Oct. 23
• At 7:07 a.m. a person said a subject was possibly selling drugs at a location.
• At 10:12 a.m. a 911 caller reported a single car rollover with multiple occupants ejected. One was unresponsive, the other conscious. The Great Falls Ambulance, the Great Falls Fire Department, the Cheadle Fire Department, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Lewistown Ambulance 2 and the Help Flight responded. The coroner was requested.
• At 1:17 p.m. a person reported a sick kitten in her yard. The Judith Basin County Office was advised.
• At 1:28 p.m. a 911 caller requested medical assistance for a patient who cut his finger off with a saw. The Denton Ambulance responded and the Lewistown Ambulance 2 intercepted.
• At 2:23 p.m. a person said she hadn’t been living at her residence for a week or so, and someone who lived there was stealing her belongings.

Oct. 24
• At 10:19 a.m. a caller advised the Stafford Ferry was being pulled for the winter.
• At 11:35 a.m. a local business complained about someone dumping oil in their barrels. A person was warned to not dump oil into the barrels.
• At 12:23 p.m. a person reported suspicious activity at a neighbor’s residence. Officers responded and advised the resident to remove the door off a refrigerator stored in the yard.
• At 4:16 p.m. a resident reported a dead coyote in his yard. The Fish and Game advised the resident to place the carcass in his dumpster.
• At 6:11 p.m. multiple calls were received reporting a single vehicle rollover near Stanford. The Judith Basin County Office, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Stanford Fire Department and the Stanford Ambulance responded. Non-transport. The driver was arrested and transported to the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office detention center for DUI.

Oct. 25
• At 11:51 a.m. a clerk from a local convenience store reported a gas drive-off.
• At 1:04 p.m. a local business owner reported spaces in the parking lot were being used by people not doing business at the store. The Code Compliance officer responded.
• At 5:46 p.m. a person reported harassment by phone. An officer spoke to the person and advised them to block the incoming phone number.
• At 6:18 p.m. a person reported a female walked into his business and was looking for a place to sleep. SAVES was contacted.

Oct. 26
• At 8:48 p.m. the Wheatland County Office advised they had stopped a male who was dragging a fuel line from his vehicle. Town Pump was contacted and advised they were missing a fuel line.

Oct. 27
• At 11:53 a.m. an Attempt To Locate was issued for a male who withdrew money from a bank account and made strange comments to the teller.
• At 12:01 p.m. the office received a report of a lost hunter in the Little Belt Mountains. Judith Basin Search and Rescue was deployed. The hunter was found at a different trailhead and transported back to his hunting party.
• At 8:48 p.m. multiple 911 calls were received reporting a pickup running into a power pole on East Main Street. Lewistown Police Officers, The Lewistown Fire Department and NorthWestern Energy responded.



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