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.

August 27
•At 12:36 p.m. Choteau County dispatch requested Lewistown Police Department assistance with a pursuit headed towards Judith Basin and Fergus County. The driver was on meth and exceeding speeds of 90mph. Judith Basic and Fergus County deputies responded with spike strips to the area. The driver turned on an off road in Choteau County. A standoff later ensued. Judith Basin and Fergus County deputies stood down.
• At 3:01 p.m. a 911 caller reported a domestic disturbance. Officers responded. One adult male was transported to the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office detention facility for partner family member assault, disorderly, and dangerous drugs.
• At 6:00 p.m. a 911 hang up call was received. A person called back and said her small child was playing with the disconnected phone, but didn’t realize it could still call. The person was advised to take the battery out.

August 28
• At 2:34 p.m. a person in the lobby wanted an officer to call her cell phone as she thinks her husband has it. The person appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. The person was later found inside her car at a location and arrested for DUI.
• At 5:05 p.m. a person said her dog got out of her yard and her neighbor proceeded to abuse the dog. An officer spoke with the person.
• At 9:05 p.m. suspicious activity at a location was reported. Officers made contact with individuals who were playing Pokemon Go.

August 29
• At 1:01 p.m. a person reported some fishing gear and a bag had been sitting by a picnic table at the park for three days. Officer responded and collected the items.

August 30
• At 9:24 a.m. the trails manager requested assistance with a contact who had a large mess behind a location. Officers responded and spoke with the contact and advised them about the law, no camping in the city limits.

August 31
•At 3:05 p.m. a 911 caller reported a neighbor’s dog had been in a cage since earlier that morning and was whining and crying. The dog’s owner was advised of the complaint.
• At 3:54 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fire north of Moccasin. The reporting party called back to advise the fire had been extinguished. The Judith Basin County and Stanford Fire Departments were advised.
• At 4:55 p.m. multiple 911 calls were received reporting some power poles had blown down north of Stanford and started a grass fire. The Stanford Fire Department responded.
• At 5:42 p.m. multiple 911 calls reported a lightning caused fire south of Utica. The Hobson Fire Department, Department of Natural Resources and State Lands vehicles responded.
• At 5:59 p.m. a 911 caller reported a lightning-caused fire near Windham. The Windham Fire Department responded.

September 1
• At 12:47 a.m. a person reported a noise disturbance in an apartment building. Officers responded and issued multiple citations for Minor in Possession and Contributing.
• At 10:01 a.m. a Petroleum County Sheriff advised he was enroute to kill a rattlesnake.
• At 2:26 p.m. a person reported a male near her mother’s residence was burning things in his BBQ. The Lewistown Fire Department responded and advised the male to extinguish the fire and to not burn again.

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