Park City unable to respond to several Laurel ambulance calls

Police Report: November 17-22, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 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. 23

• At 6:49 p.m. a theft was reported at the State Liquor Store. Two males had taken bottles and ran out the door, leaving the scene in a Ford F–250 extended cab pickup. Officers were unable to locate the suspects and the incident is under investigation.

• At 11:59 p.m. Drake Gradwohl, 35, of Laurel was arrested for DUI (2nd offense) at 1st Ave W and 5th St. and transported to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Nov. 24

• At 3:08 p.m. a caller on the 2800 block of Atchison stated they had watched video from their security camera and on Nov. 23 someone had knocked on their door and then attempted to break into their shed. After officers reviewed the footage they identified the suspect and John Plovanic, 36, of Billings was charged with theft (3rd or subsequent offense) and criminal trespass to property. He was on probation/parole and LPD was advised it would be handled on the Department of Correction’s end.

• At 3:51 p.m. dispatch was advised of a break in at Southside Storage. Units had been entered and items stolen. Officers have identified a suspect and the incident is under investigation.

Nov. 25

• At 8:12 a.m. a theft was reported on the 400 block of Washington. A purse was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle. The incident is under investigation.

Nov. 27

• At 12:36 p.m. criminal mischief was reported on the 1400 block of E Main. A side mirror had been broken on a vehicle.

Nov. 28

• At 2:45 p.m. criminal mischief was reported on the 900 block of 8th Ave. A side mirror had been broken on a vehicle.

Nov. 30

• At 8:11 a.m. a Laurel City warrant was served on Aaron Foote, 35, at YCDF. The $570 arrest warrant was for failure to appear on charges of driving while suspended and failure to carry liability insurance. • At 10 a.m. a theft was re

• At 10 a.m. a theft was reported at the Auto Zone. When officers arrived they were given a description of the suspect who left the scene on a bicycle. Officers located the individual on the east side of Laurel and the subject fled from officers. The suspect abandoned the bike and continued to flee on foot. Officers subsequently deployed a taser and the subject was taken into custody. Mason Chesmore, 26, of Billings was charged with theft (2nd offense), obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.


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Nov. 23

• At 4:42 p.m. a caller at the westbound rest area on Interstate 90 stated a friend from Billings had her purse stolen, then later her vehicle was taken. The RP was told someone had seen the vehicle broken down near the rest area but stated it had different plates on it. They requested a deputy locate the vehicle and run the VIN. At 5:13 p.m. a deputy left a voicemail stating units were unable to locate the vehicle.

• At 5:45 p.m. Laurel dispatch requested an ambulance for a juvenile female on Lackawanna who ingested 5–8 narcotic pills at 5:30 p.m. At 5:48 p.m. Columbus Fire and Rescue advised their ambulance was on a different call. At 5:55 p.m. Laurel dispatch was advised two unanswered pages were sent to Park City and Columbus was already on a call.

Nov. 25

• At 6:28 a.m. Laurel PD requested an ambulance for a 29–year–old female with severe stomach pain. At 6:30 a.m. Columbus Fire and Rescue they were unable to transport the patient due do staffing shortages. At 6:33 a.m. a second page was sent to Park City. At 6:36 a.m. Laurel dispatch was advised of no response from Park City.

Nov. 26

• At 12:57 a.m. a 911 caller stated there was a male standing in the passing lane near mile marker 426 on I–90 with no coat on and no vehicle around. At 1:02 a.m. a deputy advised it was likely a known subject who has a history of doing that and waiting for law enforcement to be called, then disappearing. At 1:44 a.m. deputies were unable to locate the subject.

• At 8:57 a.m. 911 caller requested an ambulance for a COVID–19 positive patient with a high fever and difficulty breathing. At 9:02 a.m. Park City ambulance was unavailable.

Nov. 27

• At 3:51 a.m. a caller on Old Mill Rd. stated her daughter was not in the house and she had last seen her around 8 p.m. The RP advised there had been no fighting but there were recent issues involving boys. They felt it was more a “sneaking out” issue rather than a runaway. At 4:04 a.m. the RP told deputies where she thought her daughter may be. At 4:54 a.m. a deputy was escorting the juvenile back to the residence. At 5 a.m. the deputy advised the juvenile was going through a rebellious streak but was back home and safe.

Nov. 28

• At 12:28 a.m. Billings Comm advised of an assault in progress in a moving vehicle near mile marker 428 on I–90. The female passenger of the vehicle called for help. At 12:53 a.m. the vehicle was located by the weigh station between Laurel and Billings.

• At 2:47 p.m. a caller on South Park City Rd. advised they got a call about a male walking down the road carrying a bunch of luggage and a toddler.

• At 8:05 p.m. Kenco Security called to report a hold–up alarm had went off at the Zip Trip. At 8:11 p.m. dispatch spoke with an employee and advised there was no robbery and no law enforcement response was needed.

Nov. 29

• At 9:37 a.m. Laurel dispatch requested an ambulance for a 72–year–old male who was COVID–19 positive and unconscious. At 9:41 Columbus advised they didn’t have a crew. At 9:42 a.m. a second page was sent to Park City.

• At 1:30 p.m. a caller advised there would be a 21–gun salute for a memorial service near the high school in case any calls came in.

• At 4:23 p.m. a caller from the Homestead stated his mother burst into his room and punched him, then he defended himself. He said he would be at the Cenex to get away from her. At 4:40 p.m. the mother called 911 and stated her son took a bunch of her expensive things. Dispatch was unable to understand what was taken due to her yelling. At 4:42 p.m. the son called to advise he no longer needed a deputy to respond since his mother will be leaving. He was advised to stay at the Cenex as discussed. At 5:41 p.m. the parties were separated and the mother left to stay with her boyfriend. A deputy spoke with the male and advised it may be best if his mother didn’t move back into his apartment.



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