Package thieves hit Laurel; passenger near Park City does a runner

Police Report: January 4-11, 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.

Jan. 5

• At 10 a.m. a theft was reported at Walmart. A female had taken two Roomba vacuums valued at $258. The incident is under investigation.

• At 4 p.m. a theft was reported on the 1000 block of 11th Ave. A package from Amazon valued at $500 had been stolen off their porch.

• At 8 p.m. the Town Pump on 1st Ave. reported a hit and run. A black four–door pickup hit the building and left the scene. Officers are reviewing security footage and the incident is under investigation.

Jan. 6

• At 11:53 a.m. a theft of a license plate was reported at the Best Western.

• At 7:29 p.m. a garage fire was reported on the 400 block of Alder. LPD did traffic control while the blaze was extinguished.

Jan. 7

• At 11:24 a.m. criminal trespassing was reported at the Town and Country on East Main St. When officers arrived it was discovered the subject had warrants and began to fight the police when they attempted to arrest him. David Hoth, 32, of Laurel was charged with obstruction and resisting arrest and transported to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

• At 11:49 a.m. a push–out was reported at Walmart.

Jan. 8

• At 10:49 p.m. Christopher Knutson, 38, of Laurel was arrested on the 300 block of 5th Ave. for DUI (1st offense).

Jan. 11

• At 7:17 a.m. a theft was reported at a construction site across from AutoZone. A subject had broke into a trailer and stole five items valued at $2,850. The incident is under investigation.

• At 12:17 p.m. a caller reported a package valued at $145 had been stolen off their front porch.


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Sheriff’s Office

Jan. 4

• At 12:32 a.m. a 911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident off the eastbound side of Interstate 90 just west of the rest area. The RP stated there was one injured person who appeared to be pinned in the vehicle by her hips. At 12:42 a.m. Columbus Fire and Rescue requested assistance and advised the vehicle was about 100 feet down the bank. At 1:04 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol requested a heavy wrecker because the embankment was steep. At 1:11 a.m. Columbus ambulance was en route to a hospital in Billings.

• At 9:17 p.m. a 911 caller near mile marker 422 on I–90 reported a vehicle had been tailgating her with its brights on for five miles. The vehicle passed them traveling at 100 mph but then pulled over on the shoulder until they passed, then started tailing them again. The caller was transferred to MHP as they were headed into Yellowstone County.

Jan. 5

• At 2:30 p.m. a walk–in asked to speak with a deputy about having an individual formally trespassed from his property. At 2:47 p.m. the RP asked to have a deputy notify the individual that they were not allowed on the property even if his daughter invited him. At 6:06 p.m. a deputy had spoken with the subject.

Jan. 7

• At 2:44 p.m. a caller advised of a blue Lexus on Rifle Rd. with all the tires missing. At 2:52 p.m. dispatch advised the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Billings and Hanson’s was responding for the tow. At 5:24 p.m. the registered owner of the vehicle was notified and advised the wheels were missing. At 6:10 p.m. a deputy advised the vehicle was loaded and all units were clear of the scene.

Jan. 8

• At 8:46 p.m. a caller on Cemetery Rd. reported a vehicle with extremely intoxicated occupants stopped and spoke with them, then broke out their window. At 9:27 p.m. a deputy had recorded statements from witnesses and would advise the county attorney.

• At 8:48 p.m. a deputy requested backup on a traffic stop where the male and female occupant ran into a house. Dispatch tried calling both subjects’ phones but there was no answer. At 9:20 p.m. a deputy advised the individuals had turned the lights off after running into the house and wouldn’t answer the door or their phones. A deputy advised they would turn the case over to the county attorney.

Jan. 9

• At 10:29 a.m. dispatch received a report of a red Camaro driving in excess of 100 mph near mile marker 424 on I–90. At 10:36 a.m. a deputy clocked the vehicle at 97 mph and would try to catch up.

• At 5:29 p.m. MHP was transferred a call from an agency requesting a check for well being on a vehicle with a child running around in the back seat. The trooper had initiated a stop and the passenger ran from the scene. MHP advised the suspect was a 6’–6’ 2” male with medium build and a white sweatshirt running SE into a field towards South Park City Rd. At 5:40 p.m. MHP advised the suspect was running between Trewin School Rd. and Wold. Montana Rail Link advised they had a train coming and would keep an eye out for him. At 5:56 p..m. MHP advised he was out on the railroad access road and Yellowstone County deputies were there with thermal imaging equipment. At 6:54 p.m. MHP advised the female driver told them the male didn’t have any knives or weapons on him.


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