Police Blotter

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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.


August 5

• At 11 a.m. criminal mischief was reported. Officers responded and found a trail maintenance worker was trimming trees along walking trail.

• At 6:57 p.m. a 911 caller reported a contact pulled a gun on his friend and was dragging him down the highway. Multiple calls were received reporting a male being dragged down the highway. Medical and the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office responded. The caller said they were in a high-speed chase towards Grass Range. The Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office made a stop on the car and the subjects were detained.


August 6

• At 1:31 p.m. a 911 caller requested medical for an adult male holding his chest and sitting on the floor at the floral dept in Albertsons. The male refused transport. Officers were called in because the male was trying to drive and possibly intoxicated.

• At 6:05 p.m. a 911 caller said she was just fishing near Brewery Flats when some people jumped in the creek right where she was fishing. The person asked them to leave her area and they started harassing her, but finally left. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 6:11 p.m. a 911 person said the garbage in the back of their pickup was on fire on Fish Hatchery Road. The Lewistown Fire Department and the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office responded.

• At 6:59 p.m. a person reported people were leaving their campfire unattended at East Fork Dam. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised.

• At 9:20 p.m. the Yogo Inn requested an officer standby while unruly bar patrons were asked to leave. Officers responded and the patrons were also advised not to drive.

• At 11:20 p.m. medical was requested for an intoxicated female who fell and hit her chin on the sidewalk. The patient refused transport and was turned over to her daughter.

• At 11:49 p.m. a 911 caller said a young juvenile came to their house and said her mother was highly intoxicated and couldn’t stand up. The mother drove to the caller’s house and they refused to turn her over to the mother. Officers responded. A female was taken to the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office and processed for a DUI.


August 7

• At 10:42 a.m. a 911 caller reported an unoccupied campsite at Suicide Flats with an actively burning fire. The Forest Service was advised and sent someone to take care of it.

• At 5:40 p.m. a person said a contact had thrown burning meat out in the middle of the road. Officers were advised.

* At 6:16 p.m. the Petroleum County Sheriff spoke to two kids swimming in the Lewistown Courthouse fountain.

• At 9 p.m. a 911 caller said he had just seen a person run out of Albertsons with two cases of beer and a gallon of milk. An officer was advised.


August 9

• At 11:33 a.m. a person said she was at 1st Ave. and Main Street, the light had just turned green, a juvenile male rode his bike in front of her and she almost hit him. An officer spoke to the person in the lobby.

• At 6:28 p.m. a 911 caller reported a silver pickup ran a stop sign and almost caused an accident at 1st Ave. and Main Street. Officers were advised and responded, but were unable to locate the vehicle. 

• At 7:07 p.m. a 911 caller reported a motorcycle accident, but was unsure of the exact injuries, on Sawmill Rd. The Judith Basin County deputy, the Montana Highway Patrol and the Hobson Ambulance responded, the patient was taken to CMMC.


August 10

• At 12:55 a.m. a person requested officer assistance with a highly intoxicated patron who would not leave an establishment. Officers responded and a person was called to take responsibility for the patron.

• At 2:53 p.m. an officer requested the owner of a construction company be advised he could not hang signs on the historic light poles on Main Street. The owner of the company was contacted and will discontinue the practice.

• At 5 p.m. a person reported a neighbor had been keeping a number of cats in a van. Animal control responded and advised the cats were not in distress; everything was clean with food and water available.

August 11

• At 1:08 p.m. a person requested information about burying an animal at the city cemetery with a relative. The person was advised to contact the city office.

• At 1:17 p.m. a person in the lobby had a complaint about the cowboy silhouettes around town. The person said they look like people at the crosswalks. Officers and the city planner spoke with the person.

• At 4:31p.m. a person came in the lobby requesting extra patrols because Cowboy Poetry was missing three of their cowboy silhouettes.

• At 8:54 p.m. an officer confiscated two skateboards from two males who were riding in and out of traffic on Main Street. The skateboards will be held for 30 days.



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