Police Blotter


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.


Mar. 24

• At 10:58 a.m. a 911 call with an open line was received.  Upon call back, a person said his Apple watch must have dialed. The Petroleum County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 2:31 p.m. a caller was concerned about a dog chained up. Animal Control was notified.

• At 8:15 p.m. the ER reported a patient had walked in with a stab wound.

• At 11:13 p.m. a person said she and her daughter were both bitten by a dog. Officers responded. The ER called, reporting they had two individuals in the ER with severe dog bites. The dog was placed in the pound.


Mar. 25

• At 8:39 a.m. a person said as he left a location, he was run into by a bicycle. The person did not want to pursue charges, just wants a call made to the bicyclist.

• At 11:16 a.m. a person reported an eagle had been hit on the highway. The Judith Basin County deputy reported the same incident. Fish Wildlife and Parks was advised and said they would pick up the bird the next day.

• At 2:59 p.m. a 911 caller wanted the number for telephone information. The caller was advised 911 was for emergencies only and asked if they had an emergency. The person said no, they just needed a phone number. The caller was advised to call 411.


Mar. 26

• At 2:23 a.m. an officer checked a report of individuals trying to break into a car. It was determined they had locked themselves out of their car.

• At 6:58 p.m. a 911 hang up call was received. Dispatch contacted the cell phone company and they gave an alternate number and contact information. The person called back saying he had been hiking near the Judith River and found a bald eagle with an injured wing. Fish and Game was advised.


Mar. 27

• At 8:28 a.m. a person reported a pile of dead cats and dogs at the end of a road. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 10:23 a.m. an illegal burn was reported. The Lewistown Fie Department responded and extinguished the fire.

• At 6:29 p.m. a person reported an RV was plugged into a house in the 400 block of Morase and the owner of the RV does not live there. Officers made contact with the homeowners. 


Mar. 28

• At 10 a.m. a 911 caller reported a suspicious male had asked the person and her husband for money while they were getting gasoline. The person said the male was naked and acting very strange. The male took off west-bound on Highway 200. The information was relayed to the Petroleum County Sheriff’s Office, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Department.

• At 4:53 p.m. a person reported the neighbors have a pig in the yard and the dogs are rather rough with it. The person was wondering if it was legal to have a pig in the city limits. Officer responded and advised it was a potbelly pig and told the owners they needed to get the pig registered. 

• At 4:55 p.m. a person reported a suspicious male had approached her on her porch and said he would help her and asked her to take her clothes off. Officers responded and spoke to the person.


Mar. 29

• At 7:54 a.m. a person called from Spokane, Wash. and said there was a volcano was going to erupt and everyone in Central Montana be killed by the gases. 

• At 1:22 p.m. a person reported dogs are out all the time in the 300 block of Farewell. The person was willing to sign a statement. Animal control responded and issued a citation.

• At 2:37 p.m. a person came in requesting to speak to the chief of police saying she felt like she was being harassed by animal control. 

• At 2:41 p.m. a person reported a camper had been parked in the parking lot for about five days and the business would like it moved. Dispatch tried contacting the registered owner and was unable to. The person was advised because it was parked on private property, and they would have to get the camper towed at their expense. 

• At 3:13 p.m. a person reported a dog ran into her vehicle. An officer spoke to the person and contacted the owner of the dog.


Mar. 30

• At 9 a.m. a person reported his business had been burglarized.



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