Sheriff’s Log

Compiled By Jenny Gessaman

The following report is taken from information provided by the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office and does not represent the total scope of the sheriff department’s activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

In the last week, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office received at least 94 calls for service. There were at least 16 animal complaints, one vehicle accident, 39 burn permits issued and five people booked into the Fergus County Detention Center. The department also issued at least 12 citations.

April 19

• At 6:59 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch reported a call about a weaving red semi. The caller stated the vehicle had a few close calls, and they worried the semi driver was falling asleep.

• At 9:29 a.m. a man was booked into jail after being arrested on a warrant for a parole violation.

April 20

• At 10:19 a.m. Malmstrom Air Force Base reported one of its teams discovered a semi on its side. Dispatch later received another call about the semi describing it as stuck in the mud instead of on its side. The vehicle’s trailer was blocking traffic.

• At 12:23 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch relayed a call about a dead horse along the walking path near a school park. The caller had noticed a horse lying down before, and saw the animal in the same position and place today.

• At 2:33 p.m. Lewistown Fire Rescue called to check on burn permits issued for a specific area. Dispatch found none, and so Fire Rescue headed out to investigate a large smoke

. plume. The fire was located, and described as “unattended but under control.” Lewistown Fire Rescue and a deputy responded. A citation for burning without a permit was issued.

• At 4 p.m. a woman reported continuous issues with a neighbor’s horses. During the winter, the caller was concerned the animals weren’t being fed. Today she noticed several appeared to be dead. The livestock inspector was contacted, and a deputy responded.

• At 5:46 p.m. Montana Highway Patrol called in a complaint about a hazardous driver. A woman stated she was almost t-boned by an SUV.

• At 6:30 p.m. a man was booked into jail after a Lewistown Police officer arrested him for no car insurance, a secondoffense DUI and driving with a suspended license. He was served with a parole warrant while being booked.

• At 9:04 p.m. a report came in of a vehicle, possibly a tractor, driving without headlights on Hwy 81.

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