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.

Aug. 24
• At 10:44 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch reported a call about cattle grazing near Casino Creek Reservoir. Dispatch called a rancher and a game warden, and the next day the warden let the sheriff’s office know the rancher had a lease for the area.
• At 2:09 p.m. a man wanted to know if door-to-door salesmen needed a county business license. The undersheriff told him they did not. The caller explained he was asking after a suspicious encounter with two men claiming to be carpet cleaner product salesmen. He said the pair had asked to be let in for a carpet-cleaning demonstration, pressing him even after he said no. The caller observed the pair’s car had an Oregon license plate, and their business card had no information other than a company name and an Oregon location.

Aug. 25
• At 11:33 a.m. a person was arrested and booked into jail on a warrant for incest and sexual assault.
• At 12:50 p.m. a man stopped by the sheriff’s office to report a Craigslist fraud. He sold a Nebraskan woman a guitar amp. He sent the amp, and she sent a check covering the price of the amp and his shipping costs. When the man tried to cash the check, which was mailed from Louisiana, the bank told him it was a fake.
• At 2:30 p.m. an FBI special agent requested a deputy’s help in contacting someone in Fergus County.
• At 5:17 p.m. a caller reported a dead horse. The picketed animal had gotten loose and then became stuck in a nearby creek.

Aug. 26
• At 9:14 a.m. a 911 call reported one semi backed into another in the Eddies Corner parking lot. A deputy responded, as well as a Moore Fire crew. The firemen determined 35 gallons of diesel fuel had leaked from the damaged vehicle.
• At 1:03 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch relayed a call about children with innertubes being in the road. A deputy reminded the kids to stay out of the street.

Aug. 28
• At 8:41 a.m. a construction worker reported a Friday-afternoon accident. The man explained he had waited to report the incident because the area had no cell service, and he hadn’t thought it was a big deal at the time. He reported he was in his parked rental work truck, preparing to leave, when a road grader backed into the vehicle. There had been no injuries.
• At 8:43 a.m. a caller reported theft of services and trespassing. He said someone had emptied a sewage tank the afternoon before, and while he did not want to pursue charges, the caller did want the incident documented.

Aug. 29
• At 11:44 a.m. a deputy reported a local landowner’s complaints. The person said hunters were trespassing and stealing “horns” antlers? off the property.



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