Police Blotter

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.


Sept. 16

• At 9:12 a.m. a person reported someone was stealing apples from his apple tree. 

• At 12:08 p.m. a person said they had a jar of jelly, didn’t know the jar was broken and swallowed some glass. The person said they contacted CMMC and would like to speak with an officer. 

• At 1:39 p.m. a person requested an officer come watch a video of a female using a stolen checkbook. An officer responded.

• At 6:20 p.m. a person reported a backpack was forgotten in front of the LJHS. An officer responded and picked up the backpack.


Sept. 17 

• At 9:15 p.m. a 911 caller said there was a group of kids trying to get in a house and the caller said the homeowners were out of town. Officers responded and located some juveniles. The caller was not able to ID any of them.


Sept. 18

• At 2:03 a.m. a radio traffic report said a Fergus County Sheriff’s Deputy was out with a male moving construction cones. The deputy made the male put cones back.

• At 11:34 a.m. a person said someone was throwing water balloons out of the Main Street Apartments. Officers responded to the area.

• At 11:36 a.m. a 911 caller reported a motorcycle accident just west of Eddies Corner with two people injured. The Hobson Ambulance, the Moore EMTs, Lewistown Ambulance 2, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office, the Judith Basin County Sheriff’s Office, the Montana Highway Patrol, and the coroner responded. One patient was transported to CMMC. Life Flight responded to the airport.

• At 3:44 p.m. a 911 caller requested medical for two males who had fallen off a roof in Roy. The patients were transported to CMMC.


Sept. 19

• At 2:02 a.m. a person could hear his cat in his neighbor’s garage. An officer responded, the cat was returned and the owner was issued a citation for cat at large.

• At 12:27 p.m. a person reported a male was sleeping in a white van in his parking lot and telling his tenants how to park. Officers responded and advised the male he needed to move along, to which he agreed.

• At 4:30 p.m. a local business requested an officer for two juvenile shoplifters. An officer responded and transported the juveniles to the Police Department. Both were issued citations for shoplifting and released to parents. The business issued trespass letters to both.


Sept. 20

• At 4:36 a.m. the ER called and reported a drifter hanging out in their lobby. The male was there the previous night as well. Officers responded and the male left.

• At 9:06 a.m. a School Resource Officer advised the Lewis and Clark school reported a gas odor to NorthWestern Energy. The odor was determined to be from a skunk in a live trap at the State Home. 

• At 10:51 a.m. the Lewistown Fire Department received an anonymous call about someone living in a camper behind a residence. Code Compliance was advised.

• At 11:14 a.m. an erratic driver was reported on US Highway 87 eastbound towards Lewistown. The Montana Highway Patrol and the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office were advised. The driver was stopped by the Montana Highway Patrol and arrested for DUI.

• At 1:08 p.m. a nurse at the State Home requested Animal Control for a skunk in a live trap.


Sept. 21

• At 5:20 p.m. the CMMC ER requested officers to help remove a vagrant male from their lobby. Officers responded.

• At 5:31 p.m. a person said that he witnessed a male knock over an unsecured mailbox in front of the Bank Electric building. Officers responded and spoke to the male who said he laid the mailbox over on its side as it was not bolted down and he didn’t want people to put mail in it, then have it stolen by someone. 

• At 9:32 p.m. a 911 caller reported a single car accident in Judith Basin County. The Judith Basin County deputy responded. The driver was taken to Fergus County Sheriff’s detention for DUI processing.

• At 9:41 p.m. a 911 caller reported suspicious activity at 4th and Main. The caller said a male looked to be breaking into a car. Officers advised the male was trying to unlock the door for a friend who had locked her keys in the car.



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