DUI arrests dominate Laurel Police Department’s blotter

Police Report: June 28 - July 11, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
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Laurel Police Department

The following represent a portion of the calls responded to by officers from the Laurel Police Department between July 3 and July 11. 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. The department also has several theft suspect’s pictures posted on their Facebook page. Anyone with information about these suspects may also contact the LPD.

July 3

• At 11:39 p.m. a report of theft was made from the 300 block of East Maryland Lane. Items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

July 4

• At 10:50 p.m. police responded to a report of public urination at the football practice area. A male was arrested for disorderly conduct.

• At 8:29 p.m. a report was made that a fence was damaged when it was struck by a vehicle on the 200 block of Durland Avenue. Upon investigation police charged a 45 year-old male, Kenneth Lee Kirby, with driving while intoxicated.

July 5

• At 5:25 p.m., Laurel dispatch received report of a traffic accident near 1st Avenue and the cemetery. Officers responding to the scene found a small grass fire that had been caused by sparks from the accident. Officers conducted a search for the vehicle. A second call informed the officers that the vehicle had been seen going through a field. The driver jumped 2 ditches and eventually wrecked the vehicle near 1st Avenue and Lois Place.

July 7

• At 11:59 a.m., complaints of trespass and theft were reported from the 100 block of Bernhardt Road. Police arrested a 39 yearold Laurel female, Katherine Williams, on her 6th count of trespassing. Williams was also arrested for theft and issued a notice to appear.

July 11

• At 7:24 p.m., Laurel dispatch received a report of a drunk driver from the 500 block of West Main St. Upon investigating, officers found a 63 year-old Park City woman, Gertrude Crain, sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Crain was arrested and give a notice to appear for DUI.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s report

June 28

• At 11:12 a.m., a complaint was made from the Sagebrush Downs area of Park City. The caller said that their mail had been stolen. A trailer was also reported missing. Police are investigating.

• At 7:56 p.m., a noise complaint was called in from the area of the Park City high school. Several juveniles were allegedly lighting off large fireworks from the playground area. Police were able to talk to two juveniles and their parents. A warning was issued.

June 29

• At 9 a.m., dispatchers received a report of criminal mischief from the area of the Park City High School. A juvenile was seen on the roof of the school.

• At 5:49 p.m., a report of a fire near the Yellowstone County Line was made. A passing train had started a small grass fire. Trains were shut down to give firefighters the chance to extinguish the blaze. At 6:08 p.m., crews were notified that another fire had started further down the line. Crews from laurel were able to put that fire out as well.

• At 6:33 p.m., emergency services were notified that there was a tree that had fallen down, taking power lines with it. Northwestern Energy crews were quick to respond to the area of 213 2nd Street SE in Park City. They were able to remedy the situation.

• At 9:40 p.m., police responded to The Homestead apartments in Park city following a report of a disturbance. A resident had reported that some strangers were loitering around the neighbor’s vehicles. The caller also reported that she was being harassed by 3 of her neighbors. The caller notified police that the parties had left at 10:14 p.m.

July 1

• At 9:45 p.m., a report was made of a black Mini Cooper driving at excessive speeds and doing figure 8’s by the grain elevators in Molt.

• At 8:49 a.m., police were notified that someone had dumped household garbage and used tires near a Park City man’s house. Responding to the area of Pope Road and Big Sky Way, officers were able to see some personal mail that had been left in the garbage. An investigation is under way.

July 3

• At 1:52 p.m., dispatchers received a report of a missing female juvenile from Old Mill Road in Park City. The caller stated that their daughter had run away from home. The Juvenile was reported as having been seen in Lockwood.

• At 8:01 p.m., Columbus EMS personnel responded to a report of an 89-year-old female who reported cold sweats and shakiness. The patient was transported to Billings Clinic.

July 4

• At 2:14 p.m., a report was made that a vehicle had struck a deer in the area of Pine Crest Rd. A Park City resident said that they would dispose of the deer themselves.

• At 11:17 p.m., officers responded to a report of a fight at Pop’s Inn in Park City. A female was cited for disorderly conduct.

July 5

• At 12:58 a.m., dispatchers received a complaint of fireworks going off near her residence along North Frontage Rd. The caller was concerned for their livestock. Officers were dispatched to the location but no fireworks were seen. No charges were filed.

• At 9:21 a.m., a Park City resident reported that some of his horses had got out on Trewin School Road.

• At 10:50 a.m., a Park City resident called from the area of 1st Ave SW to report that a female who was seen driving a red Honda had punched her in the face. The woman reported that this individual then began to verbally abuse her and smacked her in the face again. Officers were not able to locate a suspect.

• At 12:18 p.m., a Park City resident reported that a grey SUV had almost run them off the road several times. The vehicle had out of state license plates. Officers were responding to a high priority call and were unable to respond to the complaint. The case was transferred to the Montana Highway Patrol.

• At 3:32 p.m., officers and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident near Park City. A two-vehicle crash involving a 2000 Cadillac and a camper pulling a boat was reported. Drivers of both vehicles refused medical care and no charges were filed.

• At 4:17 p.m., dispatchers received a complaint of damage to a fence caused by a van. A Park City woman reported that the van had been parked on school property and hit her fence when the vehicle made a u-turn as it left that location. The responding officer was not able to find any damage to the caller’s fence. No charges were filed.

July 6

• At 7:17 a.m., officers responded to a report that a juvenile had called a suicide hotline making threats of suicide and homicide. The caller reported that the juvenile may have injured themselves with a knife. The hotline operator reported that the youth had made threats against a student and a teacher at their school. Officers located the subject, a female juvenile. They had not hurt themselves. The youth was transported to Billings Clinic for a voluntary evaluation.

• At 3:45 p.m., a report was made of a missing juvenile. A Park City caller reported that the female youth had last been seen on the previous evening, and did not have permission to leave their home. The juvenile was noticed missing at 10 a.m. and a missing juvenile report was entered. A friend of the teen reported that they had taken them to a friend’s house in Billings. Billings police were notified and expected to investigate.

• At 9:30 p.m., dispatchers received a report that a female juvenile had run away from home. The Park City youth later returned home and officers were notified.

July 7

• At 10:02 a.m., a report was called in from Livingston that a male with a history of suicidal attempts had left his home after posting on Facebook that, “this is the last time that anyone is going to hear from me.” The caller reported that they thought that the male was going to be traveling near Billings and had not been taking their mental health medications. Dispatchers noticed a previous incident where the male had led police on a high speed chase while holding a gun to his head. Officers located the individual.

• A report of suspicious activity was made by a Park City resident at 1:24 p.m. The caller stated that a female was banging on his window and when he cracked the door a female attempted entry into his home. The report is still under investigation.

July 8

• At 1:11 p.m., a Park City resident reported that her daughter and her daughter’s male friend had been involved in a fight. The two youths were walking by a house when they were allegedly approached by another male, who began fighting with the daughter’s friend. The caller’s daughter tried to break the fight up, along with the friend’s mother. The youth who had approached the daughter and her friend allegedly pulled a knife. Police interviewed a juvenile male.

• At 1:41 p.m., a report of a theft was made from the 100 block of 1st St. SW in Park City. The caller stated that the skirting and decks were removed from their rental property. A report was filed.

July 9

• At 5:56 a.m., a report of a vehicle accident was made from the Pope Road underpass near Park City. A single vehicle accident was reported. The vehicle’s airbags deployed. The driver reported that they had fallen asleep while driving and was not wearing their seatbelt.



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