Police Blotter


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.


Jan. 13

• At 6:05 p.m. a person wanted to know if her car seat was still good after hitting a deer with the vehicle. An officer spoke with the caller.


Jan. 14

• At 3:41 a.m. an officer advised someone had plowed their snow into the alley blocking it. Dayshift followed up.

• At 10:44 a.m. an officer was out with three dogs at large. Citations were issued.

• At 10:50 a.m. a person requested information on contacting the Fish and Game to report a mountain lion was shot. The call was referred. 

• At 7:23 p.m. a report was received of a single car rollover. The occupants were out and were responding in a personally owned vehicle to Central Montana Medical Center. The Montana Highway Patrol was advised.

• At 8:42 p.m. a person said there was a car outside her residence and the occupant was yelling at her. Officers responded.


Jan. 15

• At 12:20 p.m. a person reported a neighbor was burning trash. The Lewistown Fire Department responded and advised the garbage should not be burned, even though it was in an approved burning apparatus.


Jan. 16

• At 10:14 a.m. a person called to ask why the Stanford Public Library was not answering the phone. The caller was advised it was closed for the holiday.

• At 12:42 p.m. a 911 caller reported her daughter was involved in a minor accident. The caller said the female in the other vehicle took pictures of the car and then took off. The caller and the driver came to the Police Department. Officers advised the accident was non-reportable.

 Jan. 17

• At 9:02 a.m. a person reported a female was blackmailing him on FaceBook. An officer spoke to the person. 

• At 2:59 p.m. a person reported a male who had a Fergus County Sheriff’s Office warrant was seen at 3rd and Boulevard. Officers responded and arrested the male. 

• At 11:37 p.m. officers reported a vehicle in the middle of the road on McKinley Street with no one around. Dispatch contacted the registered owner and she wouldn’t give dispatch much information and hung up. Dispatch tried to re-contact the registered owner to have her come get her pickup. The owner wouldn’t answer and the pickup was towed. 



Jan. 18

• At 1:54 p.m. a person wanted to know if it was legal to push snow from his property into the street. The person had reported a business had done that. Code enforcement responded and reported everything was okay. No laws were broken. At 4:55 p.m. the same person called back saying the City was doing this deliberately. An officer responded to see if the situation was hazardous and called the person back.

• At 3:36 p.m. a person lodged a parking complaint. They said they would like the handicapped parking areas around town to be patrolled and enforced better. The person spoke to the code enforcement officer. 



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