Police Report - 8/10/17

Multiple lightning strikes reported

There is no Laurel Police Department report this week because officers were busy keeping residents safe.

Stillwater County
Sheriff’s Office
• On August 1, at 5:16 a.m., a caller reported small flames in a hot spot from a previous day near mile marker 417 on Interstate 90. Fire reported there was a Park City night watch crew in the area already. At 5:37 a.m. another 911 caller reported the flames were getting bigger. Park City Fire Command was notified. At 6:45 a.m., Park City fire reported they can’t find any new fires anywhere in the spot but will be in the area all day.
• At 6:12 p.m. on August 1, caller reported a black semi hauling telephone poles was dragging a chain on I-90. The caller expressed concern that it was a fire hazard. At 6:23 p.m. a deputy passed the semi at mm 423 and reported the driver was fixing the chain.
• On August 1, at 8:32 p.m., a lightning strike fire was reported on Joliet road. Fire reported they could see visible flames and a column of smoke. At 8:51 p.m. it was reported at 10 acres in size and growing rapidly. At 8:55 p.m. fire called in a strike team. At 9:40 p.m. the fire was named “No Name Gulch Fire.” At 10:34 p.m. it was reported the fire was out and units would remain on scene and finish mopping up.
• At 8:43 p.m. on August 1, a 911 caller reported a fire off of I-90 near mm 415.
• At 8:45 p.m. on August 1, a 911 caller reported a lightning strike fire on Columbus Molt road.
• At 9:02 p.m. on August 1, a 911 caller reported a lightning strike on a tree on Valley Creek road.
• At 9:52 p.m. on August 1, a 911 caller reported a fire two miles west of Lake View road. At 10:46 p.m. Molt fire advised they were unable to locate the fire.
• On August 2, at 5:23 p.m., a caller reported “decent sized flames”at the edge of a previous burn from a couple days ago, near mm 417. The caller stated they couldn’t tell if it is in the burn or on the grass, but felt it may cause problems. At 6:36 p.m. Park City fire found a small fire by a ridge.
• At 12:42 p.m. on August 2, a caller reported someone claiming to be from the IRS called and stated they were going to arrest the caller if they didn’t pay their back taxes. The caller stated she knew it was a scam but wanted the state fraud phone number.
• On August 2, at 7:50 p.m., a caller requested a welfare check on a neighbor he hadn’t seen in a few days. At 9:24 p.m. it was discovered the neighbor was out of town for medical reasons.
• At 5:11 a.m. on August 3, a 911 caller reported a campfire sized flame up the hill a short distance from mm 417 on I-90. The caller reported they couldn’t tell if it was in the grass or the burned out area because it was still too dark out. Fire arrived at 5:46 a.m. and reported the fire is in the burned area. At 6:22 a.m. the fire was extinguished and fired stated they will patrol the area.
• At 6:27 a.m. on August 4, a 911 caller reported he could see smoke near mm 417 and was certain something is on fire outside of the burned area. Park City fire was paged. At 7:03 a.m. a caller reported smoke on the west side of the 417 fire close to I-90. At 7:07 a.m. fire advised they found the spot and reported it was nothing major. At 7:26 a.m. the fire was out and fire cleared the scene.
• On August 4, at 7:59 p.m., a caller from Molt reported their girlfriend had taken opioids, benzodiazepines and anti-depressants and was suicidal. At 9:08 p.m. the Columbus ambulance was en route to the Billings Clinic with the patient for a psychiatric evaluation.
• At 8:12 a.m. on August 5, a Park City caller reported that on August 3, a neighbors dog came into his yard and started a fight with his dog. His dog was injured and so far he has paid $400 to the vet, with more expenses pending. The caller had witnesses who saw the fight. He does not know who the owner is, but knows where they live. At 9:50 a.m. a deputy informed the caller no county ordinances exist outside of Park City and he would need to seek restitution through the court. The man was given the dog owner’s phone number.
• On August 5, at 3:05 p.m., a Park City caller reported that last week a vehicle was parked by his house and the person inside was looking through binoculars at his Harley. Then 2-3 days ago, the same vehicle drove by his house several times. The caller reported he has since put his bike up but will be leaving town so his house will be empty. He had spoken to an off-duty deputy who told him to call dispatch so it would be on file.
• At 4:54 p.m. on August 5, a caller reported finding what he believed to be a stolen motorcycle stashed at Sportsmans Park under some pallets and brush. A deputy was in the office and stated this location is on the Yellowstone County side so the information was passed on to Billings dispatch.
• On August 5, at 9:31 p.m., a 911 caller reported a collision between a motorcycle and a deer. The rider was conscious and breathing with a cut below the left eye. At 9:36 p.m. fire and medical were en route. At 9:46 p.m. help flight was on standby. At 10:29 p.m. the patient refused transport.
• At 9:32 a.m. on August 6, a man from Molt advised he is being harassed by his ex-wife, who lives out of state. He stated the majority of the harassment is via phone conversations. He said he only wants it documented and there is no need for a deputy to respond or call him.
• At 5:55 p.m. on August 6, a Park City caller reported he hadn’t seen his neighbor in 3-4 days. He said this is unusual as he sees his neighbor driving around or working on his cars on a daily basis. He reported he has knocked on the door and found it to be locked. All shades are drawn. At 6:30 dispatch called a left a message for the man, stating his neighbor is worried about him and to call back and report if he is ok.

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