Laurel Middle School threat not credible, under investigation

Police Report: May 25 - June 1, 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.

May 25

• At 1:20 p.m. Laurel received a report of a threat at the Laurel Middle School from Billings Com who said a male stated there were shots fired and the caller claimed they heard screaming and were hiding in a bathroom. A secretary at the Middle School also received a call from a male who made threats. The caller stated they had a glock and were going to shoot students. The Middle School went into lockdown until it was determined it was a false report. The incident remains under investigation.

• At 10:37 p.m. officers arrested Thomas Knight, 39, of Missouri for DUI on Buffalo Trail Road.

May 27

• At 11:15 a.m. officers reported a push out at Walmart by a female wearing an ankle monitor.

May 28

• At 11:38 a.m. a $50,000 District Court bench warrant was served at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on Tyson Lingelbach, 35, of Billings for violation of pre–trial monitoring. The original charge was for assault with a weapon.

May 31

• At 11:08 p.m. a family disturbance was reported on the 400 block of 2nd Ave. When officers arrived a female juvenile was arrested for partner or family member assault and transported to Youth Services.

June 1

• At 6:19 p.m. a report of a family disturbance was reported in the lobby of LPD. Officers arrested Hunter Stopp, 19, of Billings for PFMA (causing bodily injury) and criminal mischief. The suspect was transported to the hospital and then to YCDF.

• At 8:10 p.m. Jason Young, 41, of Laurel was arrested at Fast Lane on East Main St. for disorderly conduct, unlawful transaction with children, criminal trespass to property, criminal possession of dangerous drugs (felony) and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to YCDF.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

May 25

• At 10:36 p.m. a caller on 1st Ave. SW said boxes they had been packing had been opened and gone through while they were gone. The RP also stated they were expecting packages in the mail that hadn’t arrived.

May 26

• At 7:16 a.m. a deputy advised there was someone near the high school that appeared to be under the influence of something. They were not able to make contact and the person fled on foot.

• At 7:45 a.m. a deputy requested medical for a female on the 400 block of 1st St. SW who appeared to have been assaulted. At 8:20 a.m. Columbus ambulance was on scene and transported the patient.

• At 11:54 a.m. a caller from Billings stated they were concerned about their toddler grand son who lives at the Homestead. When they dropped off food and other items on the porch they noticed an unknown male in the residence that was using a torch to smoke something out of a pipe. At 5:55 p.m. a deputy advised they had conducted a welfare check but both vehicles were gone and nobody answered the door.

• At 6:30 p.m. a landlord on 1st Ave. SW reported while he was cleaning his apartment to move out he found brown sludge under the hood of the stove. The RP stated it was from the last resident and smelled like marijuana.

• At 2:55 a.m. a caller on 1st Ave. SW complained that several of their calls to dispatch showed up in the sheriff’s report in the Laurel Outlook. They were advised that a call for service is public information and is part of Stillwater County’s policy and procedure. The RP advised they would speak to an attorney about that.

May 28

• At 4:34 p.m. a deputy received a report about a dog. At 4:42 p.m. the deputy found the dog’s owner and warned them about the county dog ordinance. At 6:08 p.m. dispatch advised the deputy the owner contacted them to file a complaint about how the incident was handled. The deputy advised the incident was recorded on their body camera and they refute the dog owner’s claims. The owner had been advised of the dog ordinance and given a warning as standard procedure dictated.

• At 4:50 p.m. a caller on 1st Ave. SW stated a Montana Highway Patrol trooper and a deputy were rude to her kids and the deputy need to come back over to her house and “be a man” and apologize to her kids. At 5:21 p.m. a deputy spoke with the RP on the phone.

May 29

• At 8:27 a.m. a caller in Billings reported the previous evening his wallet was stolen out of the door of his car at the Homestead. The car was unlocked and the window down. The next day the RP advised the wallet had been sent to his Billings resident and nothing had been taken and the credit card hadn’t been used.

• At 8:56 p.m. a female called dispatch and stated they had an unwanted intoxicated person coming in and out of the building. After dispatched looked into the call they determined it was a patron coming in and out of Pop’s Inn.

May 30

• At 12:29 a.m. a caller on Columbus Molt road advised of a coyote pup they found on the side of the road. The RP was referred to Fish and Game.

May 31

• At 7:51 a.m. a caller advised the American Legion would be shooting guns by the school for Memorial Day in case dispatch got any calls.

• At 5:16 p.m. a caller at the Homestead requested an ambulance for their mother. At 5:41 p.m. an EMT asked if a deputy had been notified and advised they have law enforcement presence go every time there is a call due to drug activity and everything else that goes on over there.

June 1

• At 4:59 a.m. a caller from the Homestead stated they found their wallet at the Cenex.

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