Police Report - 10/12/17

Tipster leads to nabbing of pot smokers in three incidents


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. 2

• At 1:47 p.m., a complaint of a violation of a protective order was was reported. Upon investigation, Amanda Sharrah, a 27-year-old female from Billings was arrested.

• At 9:16 p.m., a driver was pulled over by an officer for speeding on E. Main St. and Idaho Ave. Jarrett Richard Butler, 47, was cited for driving while license was suspended and driving without liability insurance.
Oct. 3

• At 12:37 p.m., a shoplifter was reported by a business on the 300 block of SE 4th St. Among the items stolen were grocery items and soda valued at about $35. Barbara Jean Gilmore, 57, of Laurel was arrested for theft.

• At 5:31 p.m., an anonymous complainant reported a fight between kids and said that a weapon was involved. An investigation led to the identification of a suspect that had brandished a firearm at more than one victim. The suspect was charged and taken into custody with the full cooperation of his family. The suspect and victims were all under the age of 18. Reports by a local television news station that quoted a Laurel officer were fictitious. There is no Michael Clark on the Laurel Police Department.
Oct. 5

• At 1:32 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle at Main St. and Washington Ave. The driver, 22-year-old Ryan Townsend, of Billings was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license and in a vehicle with expired registration.

• At 9:25 a.m., officers responded to a tip that two youths were smoking on the 200 block of E. 8th St. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the minors were in possession of cigarettes, marijuana, vapes, and a pipe. They were charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

• Officers returned to the 200 block of E. 8th at 11:05 a.m., after receiving a complaint. Officers discovered three minors smoking marijuana. They were charged with possession of a dangerous drug and tobacco. They were not the same kids previously charged.

• Upon receiving another complaint about possible narcotics, officers returned to the 200 block of E. 8th St.at 11:15 a.m. In this case, officers discovered one minor in possession of a pipe, lighters, an alcoholic herbal remedy and marijuana. The minor was charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

• At 1:14 p.m., a theft was reported from a business on the 300 block of S. 1st Ave. Multiple items including a coffeemaker, room safe and bedcovers were stolen. The items taken are valued at $1,900. Officers have suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

• At 9:03 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on the 200 block of 1st Ave. for no headlights or tail lights. Upon investigation, Kathleen Danielle Bridge, 44, of Laurel, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


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Oct. 2

• At 9:50 p.m. a Park City caller reported she was being harassed by an ex partner. Before breaking up, she was out of town with the male’s car who subsequently demanded the car back. When the caller returned to town she let him know he could get his keys and car. The male showed up with his brother (who the caller is afraid of) who said “remember what happened to [his wife, who committed suicide].” The caller was afraid that was a threat. At 9:59 p.m. the caller reported the brother had left with the vehicle and “live with their mother and many children in Laurel.” At 10:22 p.m. the caller was advised to either block the ex’s phone number or get a new one. She was also advised to obtain a no contact order if she felt it necessary.  


Oct. 3

• At 2:35 p.m. a 911 caller on Valley Creek Road reported his cleaning lady had fallen and hurt her back. He said she had fallen into the tub and injured her back on the faucet. At 3:15 p.m. the patient was en route to the hospital in the ambulance.


Oct. 4

• At 4:02 p.m. a caller reported hitting a deer near mile marker 418 on Interstate 90 which possibly caused more than $1,000 in damage. The deer was still alive. At 4:16 p.m. six other callers had reported the deer needed dispatched. A Montana Highway Patrol trooper was on scene. 


Oct. 5

• At 3:30 p.m. a Park City caller reported a car that had been hanging out at the park for the past week. She stated it was usually two boys who would get out of the vehicle and walk to the end of the park and back. She stated that earlier they were driving recklessly in reverse with the doors open with one of the boys riding on the hood. She was advised no deputies were available at that time but when a deputy was out of court he would come by. The caller said that was fine and stated the boys would probably be at the park later. At 6:19 p.m. a deputy spoke to the driver of the vehicle and reported the boys said they would behave. 


Oct. 6

• At 4:07 p.m. a Park City caller reported her gate was left open and both her boxers were missing. She reported both dogs are friendly and one was wearing a collar and was microchipped.


Oct. 7

• At 5:25 p.m. a caller on the frontage road reported his garage and vehicles were broken into the previous evening. He stated the door was kicked in.

• At 3:11 p.m. a caller from an apartment in Park City reported a female was there and causing problems and being abusive. At 3:35 p.m. the reporting party called back and stated things were escalating. Two deputies were en route and a third was on scene in plain clothes. At 3:47 p.m. a deputy reported it was a civil issue and all units were clear.


Oct. 8

• At 1:13 a.m. a caller on Valley Creek Road made a noise complaint. He said he could hear his neighbor’s music from quite a distance. He stated if sheriff deputies couldn’t get them quiet he would go over there and there would be gunfire. At 1:36 a.m. a deputy advised resident to quiet down or they would be cited.

• At 3:15 p.m. Laurel Police Department dispatch reported a male with cardiac pain, elevated pulse and blood pressure. They stated Laurel had no one available and AMR didn’t know when they would be available. Park City ambulance and fire responded. At 3:54 p.m. the patient was transported to a Billings hospital.

• At 9:45 p.m. a caller reported an erratic driver near mm 426. At 10:03 p.m. the caller reported the truck pulled over at the rest stop. At 10:16 p.m., a  deputy and MHP trooper made contact with the vehicle and reported the occupants were not impaired, just tired. They stated they would switch drivers.


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