Sheriff's log

By: 
JENNY GESSAMAN
Compiling reporter
April 20
• At 11:53 a.m. a man called in a vicious dog. He said the animal almost attacked he and his wife as they were walking, retreating only when a truck spooked it. He described the animal and the location before telling dispatch he would carry a pistol on the couple’s next walk so he could handle the situation on his own. At 12:15 p.m. a deputy spoke to the dog owner’s girlfriend, advising her of the situation and to keep the animal put away. The deputy also noted the animal did not seem vicious.
• At 2:23 p.m. a woman reported her students found a needle while participating in the town clean-up. A teacher had used gloves to move and secure the item at the school. The caller later dropped off the needle at the sheriff’s department.
• At 5:21 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch faxed a report regarding a woodchuck. A woman had one trapped behind her garbage cans and wanted it “to just be scooted along.” A deputy responded, trapping the animal in garbage can and then releasing it down the road a ways.

April 21
• At 9:12 a.m. a woman reported vandalism. She stated the cement bathroom by the pavilion was flooded after someone had plugged all the toilets and written, “Take a Trump here. Big lies, lock him up.”
• At 9:46 a.m. a theft was called in. A woman said a lockbox containing titles, keys and bonds had been stolen from her closet. She added some of the box’s contents, including her birth certificate and social security card, had been returned. The woman named a suspect and stated the person had taken off in her brother’s car the day before. She reported the car stolen as well.
• At 4:21 p.m. a man stated his father’s house had been broken into. He said the back door was damaged, the lights were on and he was not sure if anything was missing.

April 23
• At 6:06 p.m. a caller reported a car had tried to run her off the road twice. The vehicle and driver were located, and the car was towed. One male was driven to the Fergus County jail. At 7:10 p.m. a man was arrested and cited for reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, obstruction and having no insurance. He was booked into jail but released when his bond was posted.
• At 10 p.m. a woman called in a suspicious vehicle. She stated it had been sitting at the mailboxes for the last hour. The sheriff’s department and Central Montana Dispatch worked together to locate the home phone of the vehicle’s owner, and a sheriff’s department dispatcher left a message. The department reached out again the following morning, and a man picked up the phone. He stated he had been driving the suspicious vehicle last night, and had parked to talk on his cell phone before driving into an area with no service.

April 24
• At 5:22 p.m. a county road department employee called in an accident. A car had rear-ended a county truck hauling a trailer, causing damage but no injuries.
• At 6:07 p.m. a man reported a case of trespassing and vandalism. Someone had done “brodies” in his field.

April 25
• At 11:30 a.m. a man entered the Fergus County Sheriff’s Department to report some vandalism. Someone had slashed the right rear tire on his SUV the night before.

April 26
• At 12:22 p.m. a woman reported possible animal abuse. She went for a walk in the pasture behind her house to check on the 20 horses she knew were kept there. She found several dead in a coulee and said the remaining animals looked malnourished.

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