Sherrif’s Log

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

Feb. 14

• At 2:10 p.m. a man reported a truck ran into a generator on the truck bypass. A deputy later reported the driver was speeding when he blew through a stop sign and ran into the equipment.

• At 5:03 p.m. a caller asked if it was legal to dispatch a problematic deer. The animal was lying dead, or almost dead, under a train, so the man wanted to dispatch and then move it. The dispatcher gave him the number for a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden.

• At 11:40 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch relayed a call about a semi slide-off involving a cattle pod. The vehicle and cargo were partially in the ditch and partially on the shoulder. The semi was pulled out roughly five hours later.

• At 11:58 p.m. a woman reported she needed help lifting her fallen husband. She explained he wasn’t injured, but she couldn’t lift him because she had recently had a heart attack.

Feb. 16

• At 7:36 a.m. a caller stated his neighbors damaged his snowmobile. The man said the night before, his neighbors got stuck while driving, and they ran over his snowmobile getting out. A deputy responded and eventually went to a local business to issue citations for leaving the scene of an accident, operating without liability insurance, expired vehicle registration and careless driving.

• At 12:45 p.m. a woman stopped by the lobby to report a missing fifth-wheel trailer. It had been missing for a month.

• At 3:20 p.m. a man wanted to file a complaint against the Montana Department of Transportation. He stated a plow passing his house threw rocks, mud and salt at the building. The man was upset, but, when asked, said no damage was done. He requested the dispatcher radio the plow and tell it to slow down.

• At 5:31 p.m. a person called in a robbery caught on tape.

• At 7:25 p.m. a man was booked into the Fergus County Detention Center after being arrested for driving with a suspended license and burglary. The next day, a deputy issued him citations for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

Feb. 17

• At 1:48 a.m. a man was booked into the Fergus County Detention Center after being arrested by a Lewistown Police Officer for resisting arrest. He was then served with a warrant for a parole violation.

• At 3:45 a.m. dispatch dealt with a belligerent caller. The man demanded dispatch find a woman’s release conditions from last year. After talking with a deputy, dispatch tried to advise the man to contact the county attorney. The man became more belligerent, and didn’t let the dispatcher finish their sentences. The dispatcher hung up. The man called back and spoke to a deputy, and the deputy advised him to call the justice court Tuesday.

• At 12:04 p.m. a caller complained a snowplowing job barricaded her in. A deputy responded, and after reviewing the situation, told the woman it was a county road. It was also a weekend, the county does not work on the weekend and she could not make someone plow the rest of the road. The deputy also reported she still had access using the alley she normally used.

Feb. 18

• At 5:25 p.m. the CMMC Ambulance Service reported horses on the highway.



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