Camper trailer stolen, tree limb smokes on power line in Stillwater County

Police Report: June 15 - 19, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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The following represent a portion of the calls responded to by officers from the Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office from June 13-19.

June 15

• At 5:55 a.m., a call was made to Animal Control about a calf standing near Highway 10 west of Park City. An attempt was made by the complainant to get the calf back in the fence, but it was unsuccessful. The calf was standing along the highway across from Brown’s Mini Storage, but the owner there did not know who the calf’s owner was. The animal was put back into the fenced area and the fence was repaired by 6:27 a.m.

• An accident was reported at Pony Lane and the Molt Rapelje Road at 12:34 p.m. in Molt. A Billings man reported the acci dent that involved a Ford pickup, possibly towing a horse trailer and a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer colliding. There were no injuries, but the Mountaineer was undriveable. MHP dispatch reported the accident to Stillwater County.

• At 8:53 p.m., the Billings Communication Center called to report a brush fire in the areas of the Chief Joseph Monument on Buffalo Trail in Molt. The Molt Fire Department was notified. Two command vehicles from the Molt Fire Department were sent out.

June 16

• A traffic stop was made at 9:18 a.m. in Molt on Buffalo Trail Road and Molt Road. A pickup was reportedly driving through “everyone’s yards yesterday.” A male in the pickup was issued two citations/warnings.

• At 8:11 p.m., a complaint was made by a Park City resident on Autumn Road about smoke north of his house. Dispatch checked the burn permit site and found that there are two active burns and two completed burns in the area. The complainant is not from Montana, according to the narrative and did not understand that burning permits are still issued, even during a flood. He was advised that there are several ranches and farmers in the area and that is what they “do here.” The Stillwater burn permit site was offered for the landowner to view.

June 17

• A complaint about suspicious activity in Park City was made at 9:12 a.m. The complainant said a suspicious vehicle was hanging around the area, and when he approached the vehicle he was told that it was a process server. The vehicle -- a Ford Escape -- was later located near the school off of Third Avenue SW. The Ravalli Sheriff’s Office confirmed that it was a process server.

June 18

• A theft report was made at 6:19 p.m. of a camper trailer being stolen in Park City. The owner called to inform the Stillwater Sheriff’s Office that a camper trailer he loaned to a friend to use on Pitman Drive was stolen over the last 10 days when the friend was in Miles City. The missing camper is a 26-foot Springdale bumper pull that is white, black and gray. There are no suspects at this time. The Billings Communication was also advised and a theft report was made in Billings.

June 19

• At 3:27 p.m., a report of a tree falling on a power line in Park City on Third Avenue Southeast was made. The tree was smoking and the Park City Fire Department was dispatched, sending out a pumper, command vehicle, and a brush unit. Northwest Energy was called and they remained on the scene until power was restored.



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