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.

March 2
• At 8:28 a.m. a suspicious situation was called in: A man reported an 80s van parked near his house the night before, with another man spending the night in the vehicle. The van was still there when the caller left his house at 6 the following morning. He had not checked with his neighbor to see if the person was a guest. Because of the caller’s location, the department relayed the call to Central Montana Dispatch.
• At 8:40 a.m. a caller detailed an accident she saw on her way to work. She reported a maroon “jacked-up” truck slid into a guardrail, forcing her to swerve to avoid him. The woman added there were still pieces of the truck in the road. Montana Highway Patrol later located the truck involved.
• At 6:27 p.m. a woman reported her neighbor tried to run over her dog. She stated the neighbor was pulling children around with his snowmobile in a nearby field. The neighbor also had his dog with him, and when her dog went to play with his, the neighbor tried to run her animal down. A deputy responded to the scene, talked to both parties and one of the parties stated there was an ongoing issue with a dog coming onto their property.

March 4
• At 4:31 p.m. a man reported a run-in with an oddly behaving animal. He stated a raccoon was acting strangely and wouldn’t shy away from his dog. The man shot the animal but had not disposed of it. The undersheriff picked up the animal for testing.

March 5
• At 12:06 a.m. a woman stated someone was trying to sell her stolen property. A man had just contacted the woman, telling her a third person had a potato digger for sale they claimed belonged to their mother. The woman said the item was really hers, and she had talked to law enforcement when it was stolen last summer.
• At 1:06 p.m. a local business called in a suspicious individual. The caller stated a man had been in the building for two hours, changing his clothes three times and painting on a mustache. The man had ordered food, but was behaving oddly enough to make employees uncomfortable. At 12:50 p.m., he was picked up by an SUV, despite having driven his own car to the business. The department later contacted the caller for a description, and she described a 6-foot man wearing black pants, a black coat and a red scarf wrapped around his head. The man retrieved his car at 2:35 p.m.

March 6
• At 5:03 a.m. a woman reported a possible break-in. She stated her security sensors went off, alerting her phone. When she opened the live feed to her security cameras, she thought she could see two people trying to get into her horse trailer and garage. She could also hear noise, but the camera’s night vision was making it hard to get a good picture. A deputy checked the scene, finding no new tracks, the right number of vehicles and all locks in place.

March 8
• At 2:10 a.m. a man was arrested in Billings on a Fergus County warrant for sexual intercourse without consent.



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