Crime Report 4/6/17

IRS phone scam grifter deceives Laurel resident


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 March 27, at 4:12 p.m. A complainant reported an IRS scam to the Laurel Police Department. A caller told the complainant she owed money that had to be paid immediately in the form of I-tune cards. The victim bought three cards with a total value of $1,750 and sent them to the scammer. Chief Musson has issued a warning to residents that such scams are active this time of year. According to the Chief, the IRS will not call to demand payment. When in doubt, call the police for information. The Outlook has received a number of notices from the IRS warning tax payers about the scam as well. Agents of the IRS cannot have delinquent tax payers arrested and will not call making payment demands. 

• On March 28, at 1:29 p.m., a theft was reported by Town Pump. An eight-pack of Bud Light was stolen. There is surveillance evidence of the crime and the case is under investigation.

• On March 31, at 2:58 p.m., a resident of an apartment on the 300 block of E. Maryland Dr. reported the theft of 30 hydrocodone. The complainant furnished police with the names of people with access to the drugs and there is an on-going investigation.

• On March 31, a complainant on the 500 block of E. Maryland reported that four tires on two vehicles were slashed. The complainant gave police the name of a suspect.

• On March 31, an officer observed a car turning right at 1st Ave. and Main St. The vehicle made non-injury contact with a pedestrian. Upon being stopped, the driver was seen fumbling to open the window. He supplied a breath test showing he was inebriated. George Weeks, 45, of Laurel was cited for a right-of-way violation for not yielding to a pedestrian; driving under the influence of alcohol, fifth offense; driving without liability insurance, second offense; and driving without a valid driver’s license. He was transported to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

• On April 1, at 1:50 a.m., a family disturbance was reported on the 500 block of Birch Ave. Officers found evidence that Ryan Lee Brown, 35, had assaulted a 49-year-old Laurel woman. He was arrested for partner family member assault and taken to YCDF.

• On April 1, at 3:59 p.m., a theft was reported on the 10 block of Idaho Ave. A complainant reported that his garage had been broken into. Entry was gained through the back door of the garage and a 12,000 pound winch, an adaption kit in a box, extra receiver hitches, and a propane camp stove were stolen. The items were reportedly taken sometime during the previous week or two.


Stillwater County

• On Mar. 25, at 6:28 p.m., at Sportsman’s Park, a complainant was walking her dog in the park by the river and she came across a white male with his two-year-old son. The caller’s dog ran out to the man and boy and the adult male kicked her dog and yelled at her. Caller said she felt very unsafe and left right away. The suspect vehicle plate number and vehicle information was given to police, but no subject was apprehended. 

• On March 28, at 5:07 a.m., on 1st Ave., a resident reported that his mother could not breathe. The caller met an ambulance at the Zoo Drive exit and the mother was transported to the Billings Clinic. She was later reported to be in stable condition.

• On March 29, at 12:03 a.m., a break-in was reported on South Park City Rd. The resident told deputies that the theft occurred somewhere between 8:30-11:30 p.m., while she was out to dinner and her ex-husband was home at her house watching her children. The ex-husband heard something when dogs barked, but thought nothing of it. Expensive items were inside house, but nothing was taken. Caller was suspicious of the culprit, but no one has been arrested. 

• On March 29, at 9:22 a.m., on 4th St., a resident reported that her niece had taken a whole bottle of pills and was out of it, but still conscious. The woman was transported to hospital.

• On March 29, at 2:10 p.m., a resident on 6th St., complained to dispatch of a neighbor’s dog that was very aggressive and keeps chasing her and her dog when they are outside. A responding deputy talked to the animal’s owner and explained the county ordinances and responsibilities for pet owners. 

• On March 30, at 6:33 p.m., on South Park City Rd., Park City Fire and Ambulance responded to a 74-year-old male who had a piece of meat lodged in his throat. The man was okay. 

• On April 1, at 4:05 a.m., a teenage girl on South Park City Rd., was transported by Park City Ambulance to Billings Clinic for alcohol poisoning. 

• On April 1, at 7:56 p.m., a theft was reported on Sweetclover Rd. Resident stated that he found his garage broken into and he was missing a snowboard and gear, two chain saws, a large toolbox and tools, two gas cans, water skis, a wake board and other items. No suspect has been identified. 




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