Sheriff's Log




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 office’s activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.


In the last week, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office received over 55 calls for service. There were at least two animal complaints, one disorderly conduct complaint, three vehicle accidents, at least six burn permits issued and at least three people were booked into the Fergus County Detention Center.


Dec. 23

• At 9:12 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch advised they received a call from the manager at Trails End motel requesting a Salvation Army voucher for two nights for an individual whose house burnt down Dec. 21. The individual was advised to pick up the vouchers at the sheriff’s department and did so.

• At 2:24 p.m. an individual was arrested on a warrant for partner family member assault. He was booked into jail by Detention Officer English.

• At 5:30 p.m. dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang-up call. Dispatch called the person back. A woman answered, saying everything was fine.

• At 9:17 p.m. Deputy Johnson called in about an abandoned vehicle at the corner of Vrooman and Joyland Road. The vehicle appeared to be damaged and did not have plates on it. Deputy Johnson saw to it the car was towed.


Dec. 22

• At 9:57 a.m., Lewistown Police Office Polich arrested an individual with an outstanding warrant. The indvidual was booked into Fergus County Jail.

• At 12:18 p.m. an individual was booked into Fergus County Jail to serve one day of an eight-day sentence for failure to carry proof of insurance, a third offense.

• At 2:56 p.m., an individual dropped off a dog they “found in the middle of nowhere.” The individual left before any more information could be obtained. The dog is a large black-and-white cattle dog. It was placed in the sheriff department garage. Pictures were taken of it and posted to Facebook.

• At 5:45 p.m., Deputy Wilhelm of Judith Basin County called to advise of a flatbed trailer with a blown tire on the side of Highway 80 near Mile Marker 51. The vehicle was not blocking traffic and the owner had flags on it so it’d be visible to drivers.

• At 8:40 p.m. a caller advised they were behind a semi outside of Moccasin on Highway 87 west. The caller said the semi did not have any taillights or marker lights and “multiple people had to slam on their breaks coming up to it. Dispatch notified the proper authorities.


Dec. 21

• At 12:03 a.m. a page was received by Grass Range Ambulance to respond to a female breathing deeply with a fluttering heart. Grass Range Ambulance arrived on the scene by 12:30 a.m., picked up the woman and drove her to Central Montana Medical Center.

 • At 11:24 a.m. Dispatch received a call from someone stating her grandson was in jail and she needed to pay $4,000 to bond him out. Dispatch advised her this was a fraud call and gave her the number to the Federal Trade Commission.

• At 1:39 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch received a call for a traffic complaint between Buffalo and Eddie’s Corner. Dispatches reported a small black car with out-of-state plates passed an individual in a no passing zone on the highway near Buffalo and then passed a semi on a double line going up a hill. CMD said the car was driving “very erratically.” The vehicle was headed west at Eddie’s Corner. Montana Highway Patrol was advised.

• At 3:10 p.m., an individual came to the window and spoke to Deputy Koch to inform officers of a person who drove home intoxicated. The individual wanted a deputy to return the keys to the rightful owner of the truck that was driven, and to tell the owner of the truck that the perpetrator would not be driving the truck anymore.

• At 5 p.m., Dispatch reported a structure fire at 182 Kolstad Lane. CMD advised that there is no one in the house but a propane tank is on the property. Fergus Electric and Northwestern Energy were notified.


Dec. 20  

• At 1:09 a.m. Lewistown Ambulance responded to a call about an elderly man on Castle Butte Road who could barely move. He was allegedly having issues with his knee.

• At 8:10 a.m. a person called to advise one of their foster dogs got out the previous night when her gate got left open at 10:11 p.m. She advised the dog is a female, mix, mostly black, stand up ears, bushy tail and a red leather collar with a rabies tag. The caller said the dog is very friendly and responds to the name “Marley.” 

• At 9:22 a.m. an individual called from Country Club Loop to report two dogs chasing deer on his property and his neighbors’property. They came from the direction of Badger Lane. Fish, Wildlife and Parks was also advised.

• At 11:03 a.m. an individual called from Stendal Road to report when he took his garbage out there were two dogs in his garage that didn’t belong there. They ran off when he swung a broom at them and took off southeast of his place. Authorities were notified.




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