Police Blotter

Compiled by 

Christina Clinton


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.


Oct. 27

• At 9:13 a.m. a person reported someone made a bed in a flowerbed. The concerned party requested the individual be advised they cannot stay there. Officers responded.

• At 1:46 p.m. a woman requested officers meet her and her son at a store he stole from to talk to him about stealing. The woman and her son responded to the Police Department and spoke with an officer.

• At 5:13 p.m. Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was told about a male sleeping on the side of the road just outside of town. Officers advised.

• At 7:35 p.m. a 911 caller reported two males wearing dark clothing climbed on top of a building’s roof. Officers responded and made contact with the males. They were warned to stay off of the top of buildings.


Oct. 28

• At 12:48 a.m. a concerned party reported a male sleeping under the Elks sign at the main entrance. Fergus County Sheriff’s Office advised.

• At 8:36 a.m. a female reported her service dog missing and stated a friend was watching the dog and the dog ran off at night.

• At 11:25 a.m. a concerned party reported a suspicious male walking through a store with a paper that looked like copies of other people’s ID cards. The party advised the male left the store now. Officers responded and made contact with male.

• At 3:58 p.m. a female reported a male will not give one of her guns back to her. Officers spoke with female.

• At 7:17 p.m. a 911 caller reported kids yelling and fighting near the Frog Ponds. Officers responded and were informed the Halloween Fun Run was going on and there were people scaring other people.


Oct. 29

• At 12:52 p.m. a man reported his son saw a cougar outside of their house. The concerned party stated the cougar was jumping on some campers and trying to get into the shop. The man was advised to call back if the cougar returned. Fish and Game was notified.


Oct. 30

• At 8:29 a.m. a person reported an owl stuck between the toolbox and the bed of the truck. Montana Highway Patrol and Fish and Game were contacted.

• At 3:10 p.m. a person reported a male in a hoodie and dark jacket wandering in and out of traffic. Officers responded.

• At 3:26 p.m. a male requested information as to whether his father – who is not legally allowed to obtain a gun – can go to the gun range and shoot firearms with someone else. The person was referred to the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office.

• At 5:13 p.m. a concerned party reported a homeless man was sitting in front of the fire hall in Hobson and is now sitting under the Judith River Bridge. The reporting party was concerned the male doesn’t have a place to stay or that he may need a ride somewhere. A Judith Basin County deputy was advised.


Oct. 31

• At 3:25 p.m. a 911 caller reported a homeless man sleeping in the ditch between Moccasin Research Center and the town of Moccasin. Judith Basin County Sheriff’s Office was advised.


Nov. 1

• At 7:39 a.m. a 911 caller reported a cattle pod slid into the ditch and into a creek bed. The concerned party advised there are cattle in the pod. Montana Highway Patrol and Livestock inspector advised. Disaster and Emergency Services was notified. Fergus County Sheriff’s Office advised.


Nov. 2

• At 7:05 p.m. a 911 caller reported a vehicle struck multiple other vehicles. Lewistown Police Dept. and Fergus County Sheriff’s Office responded and located the suspect vehicle and driver. The driver was arrested for DUI.



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