Police Blotter

Compiled by Judy Thompson


The following report is taken from information provided by the Lewistown Police Department and does not represent the total scope of police activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.


June 17

• At 9:18 a.m. a person wanted a road kill permit. The person was advised to go online or call Fish, Wildlife and Parks

• At 9:31 a.m. a person had a den of coyotes near his house. Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised and responded along with the Lewistown Police Department. A live trap was set up. The local trapper was advised as well.

• At 11:05 a.m. a person wanted to talk to Animal Control about a nuisance dog. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised due to the location.

• At 4:39 p.m. a 911 caller wanted to know what she could do to get her belongings back from her ex-boyfriend. The caller was advised to call back on the regular line. An officer spoke to the person about her options.

• At 5:45 p.m. a 911 call was received from a small child reporting a possible altercation between parents. The Judith Basin County Office responded. One person was transported to the Fergus County Sheriff’s detention.


June 18

• At 4:17 p.m. a 911 caller reported an older couple was stuck in the Snowy Mountain Motors parking lot after a gate closed on them. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 11:14 p.m. a person reported an intoxicated male was standing outside of the building and yelling things at the person. Officers responded and advised the male to move along.


June 19

• At 11:57 p.m. a person said a contact was intoxicated at a location and kept trying to fall asleep. Officers responded and the contact was able to ride his bicycle safely from the business.


June 20

• At 10:27 a.m. a sex offender brought in his Address Verification Letter.

• At 1:04 p.m. a person reported a silver pick up with three dogs in the back. When someone walks by the dogs lunge at them. At 1:10 p.m. the person called and said the pickup had left. 

• At 1:43 p.m. a person brought in papers reporting her husband was a victim fraud and he ended up giving them about $20,000. An officer spoke to the person. 

• At 4:52 p.m. a 911 caller reported a male just urinated in front of the dining room window, then walked off west-bound on Janeaux St. Officers responded and were unable to locate male. 

• At 10:30 p.m. a person reported her neighbors were out in the street screaming. Officers responded and one female was arrested for disorderly.


June 21

• At 4:55 a.m. a person reported there was a badger in the ditch in the 1600 block of West Main. The information was relayed to Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

• At 7:03 a.m. a person requested information on the noise ordinance laws in Lewistown. The person said there were workers that started working on concrete about 6:30 a.m. that morning. An officer spoke to the person. 

• At 7:07 a.m. a person said he had a stray dog in his yard. When the owner came to pick the dog up, the dog wouldn’t go. The owner stated,  “fine, you can have them!” then drove off.

• At 2:07 p.m. a person reported her daughter’s bike was stolen about six months ago. 

• At 3:30 p.m. a 911 caller reported a juvenile on a bike was hit by a passing vehicle that left the scene. The person reported he was en route to the ER with the juvenile. 

• At 4:59 p.m. a person reported a parent has been committing fraud on a grandparent. The Judith Basin County deputy was advised.


June 22

• At 8:03 a.m. a person reported someone had damaged the door to a gym trying to pry it open with a crowbar. An officer responded.

• At 9:52 a.m. a person reported she had seen a vehicle that possibly matched the description of a vehicle from a hit and run.

• At 11:21 a.m. a person reported a bunch of garbage was piled up next to a house. The Code Compliance officer spoke to the person.

• At 2:13 p.m. a 911 caller reported at the road construction site on the west end of town two vehicles run past the flagger. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol were advised.

• At 3:22 p.m. Judith Basin County received a call from Meagher County reporting an ATV rollover with two juveniles trapped under the ATV. The Judith Basin County deputy responded. Meagher County later advised the call was likely fraudulent.

• At 11:17 p.m. a person in the lobby requested information about noise ordinances in the city. The caller advised the outdoor concert downtown had kept him awake. 


June 23

• At 9:54 a.m. a person entered the lobby and reported a vacant house along the walking trail had an open door. Officers responded and secured the premises. A bike found at the location was put into impound.

• At 3:23 p.m. a person reported that a female was in his office making threats against other individuals. Officers responded.

• At 9:49 p.m. a person requested to speak to an officer about an accusation that someone made against him on Facebook. Officer spoke to the person. 



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