Sheriff's log

Compiling reporter
The following report is taken from information provided by the Fergus County Sheriff’s Department and does not represent the total scope of the sheriff’s department’s activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

July 17
• At 8:06 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch transferred a call over about a prescription drug theft in the county.

July 8
• At 2:27 p.m. a grandmother called in an incident involving her granddaughter. The pair had been separated while floating the creek. Per her grandmother’s instructions, the child pulled out of the creek to wait. A woman came out of the adjoining house and told the girl to leave her property, even after listening to the child’s story. The homeowner said, “Your problem is not my problem. Get off my property,” according to the grandmother. The granddaughter got back in the creek, and eventually was reunited with her grandmother, but the grandmother wanted this woman to be talked to.
• At 8:45 p.m. a caller reported a 3-foot hole had been cut in the 8-foot fence bordering Calvary Cemetery. The man believed someone was using the hole to shoot prairie dogs, and he wanted the vandalism documented.

July 9
• At 11:45 p.m. a man called in a vehicle-bear collision. He reported hitting a black bear, but said the bear was gone and his vehicle had no damage. The man described the incident not as a head-on collision, but “more like it came out of the ditch and bumped the vehicle.”

July 11
• At 8:10 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch faxed over a report. A man had walked to the Lewistown Police Department from Eagles Manor to turn himself in. The night before, he had been driving on the chip seal west of town and had missed the pilot car signs. The construction crew scolded him and said they were going to turn him in. The man felt turning himself in was the right thing to do, so he had walked over to the department as soon as it opened.
• At 8:42 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch informed the sheriff’s department about a road complaint. They said a county resident left a complaint about the county commissioners not fixing his road by July 3, and he was sure there was going to be a bad accident. Central Montana Dispatch sent a note to the commissioners.
• At 6:45 p.m. a man stopped by the sheriff’s department to report harassment. He said another man, based in Canton, South Dakota, was sending threats to him over Facebook Messenger.



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