In Laurel, inebriated drivers caught celebrating too much

Police Report: December 17, 2020 - January 3, 2021
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Laurel Police Report

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.

Dec. 17

• At 12:26 a.m. Trevor Massey, 33, of Red Lodge was charged with aggravated DUI and released with a notice to appear.

Dec. 22

• At 10:36 p.m. officers conducting a traffic stop charged David Peter, 25, of Circle with aggravated DUI. He was released with a notice to appear.

Dec. 26

• At 9:20 p.m. officers conducting a traffic stop arrested Michael Potts, 40, of Laurel for felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute (meth, heroin) and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 29

• At 3:35 p.m. stolen tools were found at a local pawn shop. After officers located the pawn ticket Robert Garsjo, 54, of Laurel was arrested for unsworn falsification to authorities.

Dec. 31

• At 9:09 p.m. officers conducting a traffic stop on the 400 block of East Main St. arrested Heather Lopez, 48, of Billings for aggravated DUI.

Jan. 1

• At 1:06 a.m. officers responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint. After they ran the plate they learned Tyler Bummer, 28, of Billings had valid warrants for criminal contempt of court. Officers obtained a search warrant and Bummer was charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs (meth) and drug paraphernalia.

Jan. 2

• At 12:11 p.m. officers received a report of an assault with a weapon on the 2300 block of Atchinson. The suspect was gone when they arrived and the incident is under investigation.


Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 28

• At 12:40 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol requested backup on 2nd Ave. SW. They advised they had a suspect in custody and was preparing to search the car. At 12:49 a.m. a second MHP trooper and deputies were on scene. At 2:30 a.m. a deputy was at the impound lot with MHP and Hansers towing. At 3:36 a.m. a caller stated MHP requested the suspect call the sheriff’s office about picking up the car, but the caller stated the suspect “doesn’t have a cell phone as he doesn’t pay his phone bill.”

• At 1:25 p.m. a caller on Ronan Ranch RD advised that her and her neighbor’s mailboxes were vandalized. At 4:37 p.m. a deputy had spoken to both victims.

Dec. 29

• At 12:26 a.m. a 911 caller on old Mill RD stated they had a kid in the house and her husband had him pinned up against the wall. The RP stated they didn’t believe the boy had been struck but was pinned up against the wall “pretty good.” Dispatch could hear multiple people yelling in the background. At 1:27 a.m. a deputy was transporting the juvenile back to his residence.

Dec. 31

• At 4:49 a.m. a 911 caller reported a brush fire west of Park City. At 4:50 a.m. Montana Rail Link had stopped their trains. Park City and Columbus Fire and Rescue were paged. At 5:37 a.m. MRL advised the fire was extinguished and all personnel were off the tracks.

Jan. 2

• At 6:52 a.m. the Park City post office advised of a package in the drop box with wires wrapped around it. The were unsure if it was trash or a bomb. At 7:27 a.m. a deputy advised everything was ok.

Jan. 3

• At 9:55 a.m. a caller from Shepherd was trapping near Park City and requested advice. He had trapped a mountain lion that subsequently crawled up in a tree and hung itself. The big cat was deceased.

• At 10:07 a.m. dispatch received a 911 call from out of the county. When they called back the male was angry they called and stated he didn’t call 911 or need any assistance.


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