Sheriff's log

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.

Nov. 16
• At 12:58 a.m. the Lewistown Police Department arrested someone for driving without headlights on or insurance; driving with a suspended license and an open container of alcohol; and a fourth-offense DUI. The person was booked into county jail, and, at 12:45 p.m., served with a Flathead County warrant for violating parole.

Nov. 17
• At 3:21 p.m. a school-bus driver called in a semi that had passed her bus and another vehicle on a double-yellow line. She added the incident happened on a blind corner. A deputy located the semi, whose driver claimed he passed in a passing zone. The deputy told him of the complaint and gave him a warning.

• At 8:29 p.m. a person reported a pair of shoes tied to a stick were sitting on the sidewalk, with a knife lying on top of the shoes. The caller felt the items were unsafe to leave there, but did not want to touch them.

• At 11:29 p.m. a call came in about an unruly bar patron. A staff member said they had taken away the man’s keys, telling him he could not drive but that he needed to leave the bar. The man had refused. Deputies responded and talked to the person outside the bar. The man refused a ride, and law enforcement kept an eye on him to make sure he got home.

Nov. 18
• At 12:30 p.m. school staff called in a broken lock. A teacher had noticed the front door lock looked broken. A deputy responded, and found the door handle was broken but the lock was ok.

• At 5:33 p.m. a driver came into the lobby after hitting a mountain lion. He said the collision hadn’t killed the animal, so he had dispatched it and put it in his truck. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was notified, as well as the Montana Highway Patrol. Dispatch sent the man home, saying someone would contact him.

Nov. 19
• At 10:58 a.m. a hunter called in for help with his truck. He was hunting on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge when his truck slid off the road and towards a cliff. He said he had tied the vehicle to a tree so it would stop sliding, and then hiked to a higher point to find cell service.

• At 7:51 p.m. Central Montana Dispatch transferred over a call about a neighbor dispute. A man said he had been away from his home since February, and had returned a week ago to find his neighbor had moved into the house. The man was worried because he had a 5-year-old who lived with him, and the neighbor was “very odd” and a loner. A deputy responded to find the two men outside with flashlights, yelling. The neighbor agreed to have no further contact with the caller, and to not go on his property.

Nov. 20
• At 12:27 p.m. the Lewistown Police Department arrested someone for stealing a vehicle, eluding an officer, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, reckless driving, going through two stop signs, passing illegally and speeding in a school zone. The person was booked into the county jail.

• At 4:40 p.m. a man reported his neighbor’s dog was loose again. He gave a date of a previous call situation with the animal. A deputy started to head out, but the caller said not to waste the time: He had already chased the dog back in, and he just wanted this incident documented because he slipped on the ice and couldn’t get a good picture. The caller said he only “wants this done” when he has good pictures.



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