Sheriff's log

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

Dec. 29
• At 1:14 p.m. a man requested to talk to a deputy about his marijuana-smoking 14-year-old grandson. A deputy contacted the grandfather.
• At 3:42 p.m. a caretaker reported a potential trespass. An unknown vehicle was at his charge’s property, and the caller had spotted someone “rummaging through things” and possibly breaking in. The caretaker followed the vehicle into town when it left, but could not give a good description. He later called back to say the person could have been the homeowner’s nephew.

Dec. 30
• At 9:32 a.m. a man called in a case of vandalism. He said a vacant, company-owned house had ruts in the lawn, as if someone had been spinning brodies. There were several broken windows, which the caller blamed on gravel thrown up from the joy riders. There was also gravel against the front and garage doors but they were undamaged.
• At 1:07 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch reported a traffic complaint. The caller stated a four-door, one-ton Dodge truck, pulling a cattle trailer, had passed him going roughly 90 mph.

Dec. 31
• At 2:46 p.m. someone from a bar requested a deputy about a potential argument. The woman stated the business was making preparations to close down, and a member came in upset about some items he had in the bar. The man left, promising to gather more members, and the caller was worried about a potential confrontation.

A deputy later discovered the issue was the business currently had a bank lien on it, and the item owners wanted to remove property before the bar was sold. The deputy was told no help was needed right now, as it was a civil matter, but the deputy still advised people to call 911 if anything else happened.

At 3:14 p.m. a 911 call came in about the same incident, and a deputy responded. At 4:41 p.m., the deputy left the scene and said all members had agreed to stay clear of the place until the items in question were removed.



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