Police Report 2/16/17
The following represent a portion of the calls responded to by officers from the Laurel Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, all cases are considered under investigation. Anyone with information about these or other crimes is encouraged to call the LPD at 628-8737.
• On Feb. 6, at 7:53 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the IGA parking lot. A customer left a 2000 Silver GMC pickup truck running while he went into the store. When he returned, the truck was gone. Inside the vehicle was a cell phone and a pistol. The theft is under investigation.
• On Feb. 8, at 1:13 p.m., a member of the Laurel High School staff was informed that a student had alcohol at the school. The student was found with a Gatorade bottle with an alcoholic beverage in it. A 15-year-old Laurel male was cited with minor in possession of alcohol.
• On Feb. 9, at 4:17 p.m., a complainant reported criminal mischief. The driver’s side door of the complainant’s vehicle had letters scratched into it. There is an on-going investigation.
• On Feb. 9, at 6:51 p.m., dispatch received a report of shoplifters at Walmart. A 17-year-old Billings female and a 16-year-old Billings female were cited with theft.
• On Feb. 10. at 2:38 p.m. a shoplifter was reported at IGA. The thief had taken $46 worth of meat and flowers in a vase. A photo of his vehicle was taken as he left the store property and he was identified. Charges are pending.
• On Feb. 10, at 2:24 p.m. a city warrant was served on Randy Whitman at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
• On Feb. 10, at 8:26 p.m., a family disturbance was reported on the 2600 block of Topeka. Police found evidence of a physical altercation although the suspect had fled to the TA truck stop. Manuel Ramos, 37, of Laurel, was found, transported to the police station, cited for partner family member assault and transported to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
• On Feb 5, at 3:34 p.m. a complainant living on Hwy 10 near Park City notified dispatch of a neighbor’s dog that was in a field with her cows. She contacted the owner of the property where the dog came from, but the owner had rented the property out and told the complainant to shoot the dog. She told dispatch she was not comfortable doing that. Dispatch received a call from another person in the area complaining about the dog. The report from SCSO states that a male shot the dog.
• On Feb. 5, at 4:28 p.m. a complainant called stating her transmission had gone out at mile marker 418 on Interstate 90 and she needed a tow. Dispatch called for a tow, but the tow operator was not available because of the Super Bowl. She requested a ride and a deputy responded. The owner of the vehicle later called Montana Highway Patrol to ask them to remove her keys and lock the vehicle door.
• On Feb. 5, at 8:29 p.m., SCSO dispatch received a request from Laurel for an ambulance for a medical emergency. Park City wasn’t available. An ambulance from Columbus transported a patient to a Billings ER.
• On Feb. 6, at 12:51 a.m., SCSO dispatch received a request from Laurel for an ambulance for a woman in the lobby of the Laurel Police Department that was possibly having a heart attack. Park City ambulance transported the patient to a Billings ER.
• On Feb. 6, at 7:32 a.m. SCSO dispatch received a request from Laurel for an ambulance for an 85-year-old woman who was unable to get out of bed and wasn’t speaking clearly. Park City wasn’t available. Columbus was paged and responded.
• On Feb. 7, at 12:44 a.m., on South Clark St., a family reported a strange smell coming from their house and the Carbon Monoxide detecter went off shortly before the call. The Park City Fire Department arrived and noticed a strange smell coming out of the furnace. The occupants refused medical treatment and remained in house with windows open. Firefighters waited with family until a technician from Montana Dakota Utilities arrived on the scene to inspect situation.
• On Feb. 7, at 6:39 p.m., on I-90 mm 426, a sports car slid off of the Park City exit ramp. The driver was not with vehicle when found, but was later located and deputies helped him push the vehicle back onto road.
• On Feb. 8, at 5:23 a.m., at the Park City Cenex there was a collision between a semi-truck and tour bus. There were no injuries.
• On Feb. 8, at 1:08 a.m., on I-90 mm 423, a complainant reported a dark colored sedan had slid off into the median and was blocking traffic.
• On Feb. 9, at 12:45 a.m., on the west bound overpass near mm 425, I-90, a report was made of a light colored truck swerving all over the road, speeding up and slowing down. The vehicle was eventually located by officers and the subject tested negative for substances. The driver was just learning how to drive a manual truck.
• On Feb. 9, at 1:03 p.m., off on Benedict Gulch Rd., two labs, one black and one yellow were found. The animals had no tags and were taken to the veterinarian and are seeking help to identify the animals.
• On Feb. 9, at 3:04 p.m., a white Toyota Camry at the rest area off of I-90 mm 419, has been abandoned for one week and is now marked to be removed.
• On Feb. 11, at 5:42 p.m., a resident on 6th St. Sw., reported that a lock on her ‘for sale’ property back door had been broken. She found the busted lock when she went to check the house for flooding.
• On Feb. 12, at 3:50 p.m., on South Park City Rd., a driver of a vehicle was cited for driving with a suspended license and without liability insurance.
• On Feb. 13, at 12:29 a.m., on the Pope Rd. underpass a truck was pulled over by officers. The vehicle had a man inside who seemed intoxicated and/or tired and a pit bull. The suspect refused a breathalyzer. The officers helped the man find a motel that accepted animals. The suspect’s truck was towed to Columbus, as he was deemed unable to drive by officer. He was told he would be able to retrieve his truck if he passed a breathalyzer.