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.

 

July 14

• At 3:32 a.m. a 911 caller reported a rollover accident at MM 109 on Highway 87. The Montana Highway Patrol, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office, the Grass Range ambulance and the Lewistown Ambulance responded and the patient was taken to CMMC.

• At 5:46 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire started by a lighting strike at milemarker 6 on Highway 244. The Winnett Fire Department was paged.

• At 5:53 a.m. a 911, third party reported a rollover accident involving three males was received. The Judith Basin County Office, the Montana Highway Patrol and the Geyser Ambulance responded. 

• At 6:20 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire one mile east of Grass Range towards Winnett. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office and the Winnett Fire Department responded. 

• At 7:01 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire in the area of Yellow Water Dam.

• At 11:22 a.m. a person reported two black dogs had her cornered. An officer responded and the dogs ran into a house. 

• At 12:38 p.m. a person reported a dog in a vehicle in the Albertsons parking lot. An officer responded and checked on the dog several times while the vehicle was parked there. 

• At 5:02 p.m. a person reported male tried to touch her inappropriately. Officers responded.

• At 5:36 p.m. a person reported her and her son were attacked while walking home. Officer responded.

• At 6:01 p.m. a person reported a dog bite victim in the ER. 

• At 7:47 p.m. a person reported a male was threatening her husband in the yard. Officers responded.

 

July 15

• At 3:42 p.m. a 911 caller reported possible plume of smoke. The Winnett Fire Department advised it was from a previous fire and it was just the ash blowing around. 

• At 4:04 p.m. a person reported he was behind pickup pulling a trailer and chains were dragging. The person was concerned it was going to start a fire.

• At 4:32 p.m. a 911 caller reporting a goat stuck in the fence. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 5:40 p.m. a dog bite victim was reported in the ER. An officer responded.

 

July 16

• At 5:58 a.m. a 911 caller reported he had hit two porcupines at the same time. The Petroleum County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol were advised.

• At 1:51 p.m. a 911 caller reported lightning caused a fire one mile south of Petrolia Lake. The Winnett Fire Department was paged. 

• At 2:10 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fire north of the Cat Creek turnoff. The Winnett Fire Department responded.

• At 2:15 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fire east of Lower River Rd. The Winnett Fire Department advised the fire was in Garfield County. 

• At 5:35 p.m. the Winnett Fire Department advised they were clear of the Petrolia Lake fire and enroute to another fire southwest of their location.

• At 5:55 p.m. a person reported a fire south of Tin Can Hill Rd. The Winnett Fire Department was paged.  

• At 7:36 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fire at the Dry Wolf Campground. The Forest Serviced was advised.

• At 8:49 p.m. a 911 caller reported a juvenile male broke her car windows and then took off running. Officers responded and located the boy and he was turned over to his parents. 

• At 9:21 p.m. a 911 caller reported his dog fell down a mineshaft. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 10:58 p.m. a person reported an underage drinking party. The person spoke to an officer. 

July 17

• At 8:58 a.m. a 911 caller reported a camper had lost a wheel and was throwing up a lot of sparks, but wasn’t stopping.  The Petroleum County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol were advised.

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• At 12:41 p.m. a person reported she was threatened by a male and was called several names while in a store. 

• At 2:03 p.m. a person reported kids were lighting things on fire in the bathrooms at Symmes Park. An officer responded. 

• At 7:56 p.m. a person reported about ten juveniles playing in the roadway at Third and Brassey. An officer responded and spoke to an adult that was on scene.      

 

July 18

• At 2:31 p.m. a person reported an unattended burn barrel. The Lewistown Fire responded.

• At 2:32 p.m. the Judith Basin County Sheriff’s Office reported a hay field fire. The Hobson Fire Department responded.

• At 2:51 p.m. a person reported a dog in a vehicle with the windows up and the vehicle was not running. Animal Control responded.

• At 7:56 p.m. an officer witnessed a hit and run. The driver of the suspect vehicle was located.

 

July 19

• At 2:52 a.m. a person reported a fire. The Cheadle Fire Department responded.

• At 3:10 a.m. a person reported a fire. The Winnett Fire Department responded.

• At 4:42 a.m. a person reported a fire in the mountains. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office contacted BLM. 

• At 6:48 a.m. a person reported smoke in the mountains. BLM was in the area. 

• At 7:39 a.m. a person reported a vehicle blocking a fire hydrant and part of the alley. Code Enforcement responded.

• At 9:47 a.m. a person heard there was a wolf captured by Animal Control. It was confirmed to be false. The person was given the Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ telephone number.

• At 11:43 a.m. a person reported a fire. The Winnett Fire Department responded.

• At 11:55 a.m. a person reported a fire. The Cheadle Fire Department responded.

• At 12:31 p.m. a person reported a fire. The Winnett Fire Department responded.

• At 12:57 p.m. a person reported seeing smoke; it was later determined the smoke was coming from the fire in Garfield County.

• At 1:03 p.m. a person reported smoke south of Crooked Creek. The fire was determined to be one already reported. 

• At 1:18 p.m. a person reported seeing smoke up Lime Kiln Road. The Lewistown Fire Department responded, but was unable to locate smoke. 

• At 2:42 p.m. a person reported juveniles skateboarding in the street. Officers responded and spoke with juveniles.

• At 4:06 p.m. a person reported someone had put a sign up that said “no parking.” Code Enforcement responded and spoke to the individual who put the sign up.

• At 5:47 p.m. a person reported a fire. The Cheadle Fire Department and BLM responded.

• At 5:47 p.m. a person reported a fire between Hwy. 87 and Forest Grove Road. 

• At 6:01 p.m. a person reported a fire caused by a combine. The Moore Fire Department responded. 

 

July 20

• At 3:05 a.m. a person reported a smoke odor. Officers responded to the area of caller’s residence and were unable to locate any flames. The smoke smell was determined to be coming from the fires in Petroleum and Garfield counties. 

• At 3:36 a.m. a person reported a smoke smell. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 3:59 a.m. a deputy requested a page be sent to the Cheadle Fire Department for heavy smoke in the area. 

• At 6:36 a.m. a person reported a loud explosion that caused the power to go out. Northwestern Energy and the Lewistown Fire Department responded. 

•At 10:46 a.m. a person reported a gun missing from inventory. Officers responded. 

• At 10:54 a.m. a person reported the grass at a vacant lot is getting tall. Code Enforcement was advised.

• At 12:27 p.m. a person reported an old house was on fire on Cat Creek Road. The Winnett Fire Department requested the Grass Range Fire Department be paged because all of the Winnett Fire units were on the Crying Fire. 

• At 3 p.m. a person reported a bonfire in the heights. The Lewistown Fire Department responded. 

• At 8:54 p.m. a person reported a cat had been found with a trap on its foot. The trap was taken off and the owner was found.

• At 9:35 p.m. a caller reported the fire in Garfield County was getting so close to her house she could see the flames. The Winnett Fire Department advised the BLM was going to send units to the area of the caller’s house. 

• At 9:41 p.m. a person reported signs posted that said “no campfires,” but there was a group of people with a large campfire at Ackley Lake. The Judith Basin County Sheriff’s deputy responded. 

• At 10:14 p.m. the Miles City Dispatch received a call from a resident in Petroleum County reporting they could see flames on the west side of the river. The DNRC responded. 

• At 11:55 p.m. a person reported patrons in a bar were throwing bar stools. A deputy responded. 

 

July 21

• At 2:10 a.m. the BLM requested the Winnett Fire Department call them to respond to Lower River Road as the Garfield County fire had jumped the river and structures were nearby. The Winnett Fire Department was paged.

• At 11:06 a.m. a person reported a fire on Carpenter Road. The Denton Fire Department responded.

• At 12:08 p.m. a person reported a chicken at large on Broadway Street. 

• At 3:47 p.m. a person reported smoke was spotted north of Horsethief Basin Ranch. The BLM advised they were sending units.

• At 4:36 p.m. a person reported two juveniles were riding a motorcycle up and down the alley. The person was concerned they might get hit. Officers responded and spoke to the juveniles. 

• At 5:29 p.m. the Miles City BLM Dispatch called to advise they want Haley Coulee and Big Bart Coulee to start evacuating due to the fire. Dispatch called residences in those areas and advised them to evacuate. 

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