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.

Oct. 21
• At 12:13 a.m. a person arrested by the Judith Basin County Sheriff was booked into jail. The person was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. Bond was posted later that morning.
• At 12:55 a.m. the Petroleum County Sheriff brought in someone for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The person was booked into jail.
• At 2:20 p.m. a man called in requesting Sheriff Eades for a discussion about dogs at large. With the sheriff unavailable, a deputy took the call. The man claimed the animals had been running loose for years, but nothing had ever been done. The caller had caught one of the dogs in his corral, while the other was still running free. The man stated he didn’t want to shoot the dogs. He wanted to watch a deputy shoot the dogs in front of him. A deputy went to his residence and picked up the captive animal. The owner was contacted, and retrieved her dog. She was issued a citation for a dog at large after speaking with the deputy.
• At 2:55 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch relayed a call concerning a dog that killed another animal. The caller reported over 20 chickens, ducks and geese had been killed. A deputy responded, the owner retrieved their dog and then the owner was cited for a dog at large.
• At 7:35 p.m. a case file was requested for burglary after a painting was stolen.

Oct. 22
• At 1:51 a.m. a person was booked into jail after being arrested by the Montana Highway Patrol for a second-offense DUI.
• At 7:57 a.m. Central Montana Dispatch radioed over a report for a man shooting and scaring hunters northwest of Lewistown. The caller described the man as an “immediate threat,” saying he was shooting into the air and screaming. A deputy responded, leaving the scene at 8:47 a.m. A citation for disorderly conduct was issued.
• At 12:57 p.m. a 911 call came in for a truck and camper that had rolled. The camper was in the road, along with debris. Law enforcement traveling to the scene reported high winds were blowing vehicles on the road. Everyone in the accident was able to walk, but one was bleeding. The truck was still attached to the camper, which was mostly intact. The towing company waited to take the camper away, citing the high winds.
• At 1:36 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch relayed a trespassing call near Grass Range. A woman said a young man and woman in a minivan had pulled into her private drive. The vehicle left when the caller went outside to approach it.
• At 3:32 p.m. a caller reported Joyland Road was partially blocked by a fallen tree.

Oct. 23
• At 8:30 a.m. a wife called in her husband’s missing hawk. She said the trained white raptor had taken off near Spring Creek the day before, but was very friendly. She gave a number in case anyone spotted the bird.

Oct. 24
• At 3:01 p.m. a veterinarian called in a canine patient that was shot through the leg. The dog was still alive. The vet said the incident happened just northwest of Lewistown, and extra patrol was assigned to the area.



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