Laurel reports numerous thefts; PC deals with intruder, scammers

Police Report: October 1 - 11, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 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.

Oct. 1

• At 7:16 p.m. a theft of a package was reported on the 900 block of 10th Ave. The incident is under investigation.

Oct. 2

• At 1:07 p.m. the theft of a license plate was reported on the 400 block of East 4th St.

Oct. 4

• At 3:41 p.m. a backpack was reported stolen out of the girls locker room at the high school.

• At 4 p.m. an iPhone was reported stolen out of a backpack in the girls locker room at the high school.

Oct. 6

• At 11:41 a.m. a truck was reported stolen on the 1200 block of East 6th St. The vehicle had been taken the previous evening and was recovered in the area. The victim’s debit card, ID and wallet had been stolen. The incident is under investigation.

• At 3:23 p.m. an assault was reported on the 500 block of 4th Ave. A juvenile female was walking down the street when a vehicle pulled up and a female jumped out and punched her in the face the got back in the vehicle and took off. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue sedan with a black roof. The incident is under investigation.

Oct. 7

• At 7:05 a.m. a theft of a vehicle was reported on the 400 block of West 9th St. The keys had been left in the white 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. The incident is under investigation.

• At 4:08 p.m. officers re sponded to a family disturbance on the 600 block of West 14th. After an investigation a female juvenile was arrested for partner or family member assault (causing bodily injury) and transported to the youth detention facility.

Oct. 9 • At 12:13 a.m. Marcus Orte

• At 12:13 a.m. Marcus Ortega, 21, was arrested for DUI and failure to carry liability insurance on East Main and Cottonwood.

Oct. 11

• At 1:36 p.m. a theft was reported at the Town Pump on South 1st Ave. A chest freezer, furniture and a dolly were stolen off a trailer. A suspect has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

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Oct. 4

• At 12:17 p.m. a 911 caller on 1st St. SE reported a white substance in a sandwich bag. The RP stated their companion was using gloves to open the bag. At 4:04 p.m. a deputy had picked up the substance.

Oct. 5

• At 3:43 p.m. a resident on Cemetery Rd. reported the “National Security Legal Department” called her and an Asian man said he worked for the FBI and was investigating a drug/cartel situation. He named family members that could be in danger if she did not drain her bank account and send the money via FedEx. She also spoke to a second “agent” who also used real family member names. At 4:11 p.m. the RP stated the scammers called again and were harassing her.

Oct. 7

• At 9:45 p.m. Laurel dispatch requested an ambulance for an elderly male that fell and need to go to the hospital. At 9:50 p.m. Columbus advised they did not have a crew and Park City didn’t respond to the page. Laurel dispatch was updated.

Oct. 8

• At 6:18 p.m. a caller at the Zip Trip reported a vehicle was hit in the parking lot and a note was left. At 6:24 p.m. a deputy advised it was a hit and run and employees would pull the security footage.

• At 7:39 p.m. a caller on Valley Creek Rd. stated she and her husband went to check on her brother–in–law’s house and there was an unknown male in the house. At 7:42 p.m. a deputy advised dispatch to keep the caller on the phone and to put medical on standby. The RP stated the male didn’t know anyone in Montana, was traveling alone and the voices in his head told him to come to the house. At 7:50 p.m. a deputy told the RP to take the keys out of the male’s truck so he couldn’t leave. At 7:52 p.m. a deputy advised they were delayed by a train. At 8:07 p.m. a deputy requested dispatch call Larimer County, Colo. to find out if they had dealt with the male. At 8:25 p.m. dispatch advised in June the male experienced a mental health crisis and was transported to a local hospital. The male was also on meds for paranoia. At 9:15 p.m. the male was cited for criminal trespass to property and a tow truck was called. At 9:27 p.m. a deputy transported the male to the Billings Clinic.

Oct. 9

• At 12:13 a.m. Laurel dispatch requested an ambulance for a COVID–positive female with abdomen pain and was too weak to get in the car. At 12:29 p.m. Laurel was advised there was no response from Park City.

Oct. 10

• At 10:27 p.m. a 911 caller on Yellowstone Meadow Rd. stated his wife pulled a gun on him and there were children in the house. The RP stated they had been fighting and she pulled a gun out of a drawer and threatened to shoot him in the face. Dispatch stayed on the line with the male until units arrived. At 11:31 p.m. Yellowstone County dispatch asked for updates so they could let their deputy know. They were advised all medical and other personnel were cancelled except for the deputies on scene. At 12 a.m. the parties were separated for the evening and a deputy advised they would start an investigation.

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