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.

Mar. 17
• At 9:52 p.m. a person reported suspicious activity near storage units. A group of juveniles ran when they saw the person and her dog walking by.

Mar. 18
• At 2:13 a.m. a person said he was following a vehicle driving all over the road. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was notified and requested the Lewistown Police Department respond as they were out of position. The Lewistown Police located the driver and the vehicle was stopped and held until the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office could respond to conduct DUI processing.
• At 3:27 a.m. a chaplain requested contact information for locating relatives of a family member involved in an accident.
• At 8:37 a.m. a 911 caller reported a fire at Montana Fiberglass in a dumpster. The Lewistown Fire Department responded.
• At 3:49 p.m. a person wanted to know what kind of spider bit his wife. Dispatch advised they couldn’t identify the spider, but advised the person to keep a watch on the bite and take note of changes.
• At 3:51 p.m. a 911 caller reported a fire at a location. While the fire was being reported, the person then stated a building was on fire. The Moore Fire Department was paged and they requested the Lewistown Rural Fire Department respond as well. At 4:50 p.m. the fire was out.
• At 4:24 p.m. littering was reported at a location. Officers responded, cleaned up the litter and took photographs.

Mar. 19
• At 3:31 a.m. a person reported aggressive dogs at a location. One dog was captured and taken to the pound.
• At 7:32 a.m. a 911 caller reported a missing car. Officers responded and the vehicle was entered as stolen.
• At 9 a.m. a person said his car was missing from his driveway. The vehicle entered as stolen. At 8:07 p.m. the vehicle was located by a Lewistown Police Department officer and recovered.
• At 9:24 a.m. a person said they denied a tobacco sale to a male who didn’t have his ID. A second male tried to purchase tobacco, was denied and wouldn’t leave. Officers responded and spoke with all parties.
• At 3:22 p.m. a person reported kids were jumping off the bridge near Garfield School. Officers responded.
• At 8:07 p.m. a Lewistown Police officer located a stolen vehicle. A towing company responded and recovered the vehicle, which was taken to the Lewistown Police Department.
• At 8:29 p.m. a Lewistown Police officer reported a vehicle located next to a recovered stolen vehicle had been burglarized. The owner was contacted to meet officers. The owner confirmed, and also said his garage appeared to have items stolen out of it as well.

Mar. 20
• At 2:26 a.m. a 911 caller said a male was trying to get into his mother’s apartment. The male was no longer on the scene. The caller said there was no emergency; they just wanted to let the Lewistown Police Department know. An officer was advised.
• At 3:38 p.m. a 911 call from the CMMC ER reported a male walked in with a stab wound. Officers responded, the male did not want to provide any info and did not want to pursue any charges.
• At 2:22 p.m. a person reported a red pickup had hit the stop sign at 6th Avenue and Janeaux Street, then left the scene. Officers responded. A male was issued two traffic citations.
• At 4:46 p.m. a person reported he lost his purse sometime that morning. The person was advised to contact his bank to cancel his cards.
• At 6:02 p.m. a person reported her neighbors were burning branches. The Lewistown Fire Department responded.

Mar. 21
• At 8:19 a.m. a person reported a vicious dog in the 500 block of East Boulevard Street. Animal control responded.
• At 10:21 a.m. a person reported the stop sign at 6th Avenue and Janeaux Street had fallen over. Public Works was advised.
• At 4:23 p.m. a person reported her neighbor’s chickens were running at large on her property. Officers responded and a Fergus County Sheriff’s officer was also notified due to the location.
• At 9:42 p.m., while running pawn tickets the Lewistown Police Department dispatch received a positive hit on a female for a Judith Basin County warrant. Officers and the Fergus County Sherri’s Office were advised.

Mar. 22
• At 7:35 a.m. a livestock warrant was served in Judith Basin County.
• At 11:06 a.m. a person said her granddaughter missed a flight to Utah for Job Corps, and now they can’t find her. The female was later found.
• At 11:13 a.m. a person reported feral cats in the 1000 block of Washington St.
• At 5:20 p.m. a traffic complaint was received. The reporting person said he stops at the crosswalks, but other drivers do not.

Mar. 23
• At 6:16 p.m. a person wanted to know how many dogs are allowed in the city. The person was advised there is no limit as long as the dogs are not a nuisance.
• At 7:22 p.m. a report was received from a property manager. The manager gave an eviction notice to renters for the end of the month. The manager said she found damage to the property. She was advised she couldn’t enter the property until the eviction date without notice or she would be charged with trespassing. If, after the eviction date, she finds damage over $1000, she can file charges.



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