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.

Dec. 30
• At 11:06 a.m. a medical request was received for a Malmstrom airman who strained his back. The Winifred Ambulance responded.
• At 12:21 p.m. a 911 caller reported a vehicle rollover. The Montana Highway Patrol, the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office, the Grass Range Ambulance and the Grass Range Crew Quick Response Unit responded.
• At 1:23 p.m. a person reported a snowplow had broken down in the middle of the road on the Truck Bypass.
• At 1:28 p.m. a person was rear-ended and officers responded.
• At 7:14 p.m. a person said he lost his laptop, and when he went back to get it, the people wouldn’t give it back. The caller wanted to know what his legal rights were.

Dec. 31
• At 9:43 a.m. a 911 caller said her husband and another person were out feeding cows and called her requesting medical help. She wasn’t sure what it was in regards to.
• At 8:23 p.m. a 911 caller said he was driving by a car lot when the lights came on in a car. Dispatch contacted the car lot owner, who said he was driving the vehicle in question.
• At 8:39 p.m. a person called Lewistown Fire Rescue directly, saying someone lit a firework in her apartment. She reported the home was filling with smoke. The address and landmarks didn’t match any in Lewistown, so dispatch took over the call. It was determined, after tracing the cell phone, the person was calling from Lewistown, PA. Dispatch called that town’s local dispatch and relayed the call.

Jan. 1
• At 8:22 a.m. the Department of Corrections Infirmary advised an inmate had passed away.
• At 12:25 p.m. a person trying to get in touch with an old friend called and requested his phone number.
• At 12:51 p.m. a 911 caller reported a semi had crossed over the centerline and hit him. The Judith Basin County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Jan. 2
• At 4:07 a.m. a 911 caller reported a vehicle rollover with no injuries. The Judith Basin County Office, the Montana Highway Patrol and the Geyser Ambulance responded.
• At 7:02 p.m. a harassment report was received. An officer spoke with the person. At 7:24 p.m. a 911 call from a second party asked officers to call the original person back and tell the woman to stop harassing her. At 7:26 p.m. a regular-line call from a third party was received, and it asked officers for the same assistance. All parties were advised to stop contacting each other.

Jan. 4
• At 6:40 p.m. a request was received to plow F Street as the ambulance was having a hard time getting to the Emergency Department.
• At 7:02 p.m. a person reported a vehicle had driven off without paying for their gas.

Jan. 5
• At 12:22 p.m. a 911 caller stated he wanted to call his friend but didn’t have the person’s number. There was no emergency, just a request for a phone number, so the caller was advised to call 411.
• At 12:55 p.m. a 911 caller reported a wide load had stopped all lanes of traffic at the bottom of three mile hill south of Grass Range.
• At 3:39 p.m. a 911 caller said a tractor was driving down the Truck Bypass and wanted to know if that was legal. The caller was advised to call back on the regular line, as this was not an emergency. The caller would not call back and would not answer calls from dispatch. Officers were advised.

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