DUIs and drugs in Laurel; man sits on tracks in Park City

Police Report: November 4-9, 2020
Laurel Police Report
Thursday, November 12, 2020
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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.

Nov. 4

• At 10:31 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on West Main and 2nd Ave. After an investigation Taylor Hill, 19, of Billings was charged with DUI and released with a notice to appear.

Nov. 5

• At 11:30 p.m. officers charged Justin Harmala, 43, of Laurel with aggravated DUI (3rd offense). He was released with a notice to appear.

Nov. 6

• At 2:04 p.m. officers received a report of a drunk driver. The subject was located on the 600 block of 4th Ave. Daniel Dillenbeck, 57, of Laurel was charged with DUI and released with a notice to appear.

Nov. 7

• At 1:28 p.m. officers received a report of a disturbance at the Locomotive Inn. When they arrived they found a room had been destroyed and the subjects had checked out. At 2:33 p.m. an officer located the individuals in the Walmart parking lot. Carrie McGrath, 38, of Wyoming was charged with criminal mischief, theft, felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs (meth) and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.


Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 4

• At 4:19 a.m. a caller at the Homestead stated she needed a deputy at her house right away because her son wouldn’t give her car keys back. The RP was advised there was only one deputy and they were on a high priority call.

Nov. 5

• At 7:12 a.m. Laurel dispatch requested an ambulance for a female complaining of COVID symptoms with a 103 degree fever. At 7:19 a.m. AMR advised they would be responding.

Nov. 6

• At 2:32 a.m. a caller stated there was a male sitting in the middle of the railroad tracks in Park City. The RP reported it looked like the male was drinking something. At 2:36 a.m. dispatch notified Montana Rail Link to shut the trains down. At 2:48 a.m. the RP called back and advised the male was over at the Zip Trip trying to buy beer and had left his empty bottles on the tracks. The male had a ponytail and was carrying a skateboard. At 2:56 a.m. a deputy advised dispatch to call MRL and advise them to continue. At 3:20 a.m. deputies advised they were unable to locate the male.

Nov. 8

• At 9:06 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol advised of four semis stalled trying to get up the hill by mile marker 419 on Interstate 90.

• At 9:13 a.m. a caller reported a jack–knifed semi blocking both lanes.

Nov. 9

• At 4:22 a.m. a 911 caller reported a male sitting on the tracks with a six pack of beer. At 4:26 a.m. a deputy advised dispatch to call MRL. At 4:28 a.m. a second 911 caller reported the male on the tracks. At 4:43 a.m. a deputy advised dispatch to contact MRL and release the train. At 4:53 a.m. a deputy spoke with the male who was on the tracks. He stated he was not trying to commit suicide and would not sit on the tracks anymore.

• At 7:43 a.m. a 911 caller advised of a subject talking to himself and walking through their property towards the base of the rims. The RP was concerned because the male was not dressed for the weather. At 7:58 a.m. a deputy advised the subject had made it to the top of the rims and there was no way to reach him and give a no trespass order. At 8:48 a.m. a deputy advised the male had a semi–automatic hand gun and his behavior was escalating.



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