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.

Nov. 2
• At 4:28 p.m. woman stated a neighbor was abusing their dogs. She claimed the person was leaving the animals in a camper without food and water. When asked why she suspected this, the woman said she never saw the owner put in food and water.
• At 4:54 p.m. a man reported a buck with rope around its “horns” was in his yard.
• At 7:29 p.m. a woman was arrested for a first-offense DUI by a deputy. She was also arrested on charges by the Lewistown Police Department for failure to stop and identify herself after an accident, and for failure to give notice by quickest means. The woman was booked into the jail.

Nov. 3
• At 5:20 p.m. MDT dispatch advised there was a semi rollover at the Eddies Corner intersection. The dispatcher said the vehicle didn’t stop when approaching from the south, and then rolled into the lot of sheds north of the road. A deputy went to the scene and said there was no rollover. The semi went through the stop and into the parking lot across the road. The driver, the vehicle and the property were all fine, although the semi did need a wrecker.
• At 7:10 p.m. a landlord called wanting the Department’s help accessing his rental property. He was concerned about pipes freezing because his tenant had had their power turned off. The caller claimed the tenant had been given a notice to vacate, but would not let him on the property. The landlord added he also had an order for the tenant’s removal. When advised this was a civil matter, the landlord threatened to sue Fergus County for not doing anything.

Nov. 4
• At 12:13 a.m. a man was brought into the Department by the Montana Highway Patrol. After a blood draw, he was arrested for a third-offense DUI, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a  suspended license, failure to carry liability insurance and a seatbelt violation. The man was then booked into jail.
• At 3:35 p.m. a caller reported an injured golden eagle. The bird was walking along a fence line near Hanover Road, and appeared unable to fly. The caller got out of his vehicle, but the bird just walked away.
• At 4:31 p.m. a man stated his neighbor’s dogs were loose and running on his property again. He said it was a common occurrence, and the animals often got around his cattle and into his garbage. The man had “pictures and everything to prove it,” and wanted something done about the situation. A deputy responded.

Nov. 5
• At 5:46 p.m. a man was arrested by the Lewistown Police Department for driving under the influence and obstructing a peace officer. He was booked into jail.

Nov. 6
• At 9:54 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch advised a semi had its back trailer in the ditch east of Fergus Electric.
• At 4:35 p.m. a deputy reported being bit by a cat at a Limekiln Road residence



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