Police Report - 1/11/18

Laurel police nab several thieves; hot on trail of others

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. 2
• At 6:47 a.m., a theft was reported at Walmart. A woman ran out triggering the shoplifter alarm at the store. Stopped by store personnel, she was found to have left without paying for items totaling $103.14. They included a Milkyway Bar, gloves, lighter, drinks and a jacket. Sara Blatter, 23, of Havre was arrested, cited and released.
• Eric Morrow, 35, of Laurel, was served a city warrant at 10:49 a.m. and transported to Yellowstone County Detention Facility where he remains as of deadline on a $1,500 bond.

Jan. 4
• A theft was reported at 3:50 p.m. from Walmart. A thief took a TV. Police have suspect information and an investigation is ongoing.
• Police began an investigation on theft by check fraud. The investigation is continuing.

Jan. 5
• A theft was reported on the 300 block of Durland Ave. at 9:59 a.m. A woman’s purse was stolen and cards from it were used to make purchases at Walmart. Police have identified one suspect and have surveillance footage of two suspects. An arrest is pending.

Jan. 6
• Police responded to suspicious activity on the 2300 block of Atchison Dr. after a 911 hang-up call. Courtney Gann, 27, of Laurel was arrested on partner family member assault and transported to YCDF.

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Jan. 2
• At 11:50 a.m., a 911 caller advised they saw a red mini van go off the road and over a berm on the south side of Highway 10.

Jan 3.
• At 8:38 a.m., a caller on Schreiner Road advised that someone slid off the road and went through his fence. He wasn’t notified and asked to have it investigated. He reported he had someone coming out to fix the fence and move the cattle so they wouldn’t get out. A sheriff’s deputy and Montana Highway Patrol was notified.
• At 9:30 a.m. deputy reported they were on Buffalo Trail at the scene of a stolen vehicle that had been lit on fire. The tires were still on fire. At 10:23 a.m. the fire was out and all units were clear.
• At 12:03 p.m. a 911 caller reported eight large black tubs in both the driving and passing lanes near mile marker 419 on Interstate 90. The tubs fell off of a semi and the truck was stopped down the road.  MHP was advised. At 12:14 p.m. the semi driver had left the scene.
• At 4:40 p.m. a caller on Sweetclover Road stated her daughter had received a court ordered protection order and “went off the deep end” and is threatening to hurt herself. The caller said her daughter grabbed a kitchen knife and went into the trailer. She reported both vehicles are there and she took a “handful” of pills. At 5:05 p.m. another caller advised he just got off the phone with the daughter who advised him she had taken six or seven anxiety pills and she was going to take the rest of the bottle. He stated she was still in the trailer and did not believe she was going to harm herself or anyone else with the knife, she just threatened to take the pills. She wasn’t drinking but was emotionally distraught. At 5:07 p.m. the ambulance had staged at Benedict Gulch. At 5:48 p.m. a deputy was en route to Billings Deaconess and had spoken with a psychiatrist from Big Sky Psychiatric.
• At 4:44 p.m. a caller from the Molt area reported a suspicious vehicle in the area. The RP said a pickup with damage on the passenger side pulled into the driveway and slowly drove to the fuel tanks and then turned around. The RP did not want a response, just asked to have it noted for future reference.
• At 6:23 p.m., MHP reported a white semi with a box trailer that rear-ended a light blue car. They requested the semi be pulled over and wait for a trooper as the accident happened in Yellowstone County by the Laurel exit. At 6:34 p.m.  MHP troopers were en route. At 7:02 a deputy needed to leave the stop and get a piece of equipment. At 7:26 p.m. the deputy reported the driver of the vehicle had a 0.134 BAC. At 7:34 p.m. the deputy was clear of the scene with the suspect.

Jan. 4
• At 2:07 p.m. a caller on Crazy Mountain Vista Road stated that a neighbor’s three dogs are killing chickens and chasing people. The dogs come on his porch and he wanted something done. He said he was at his wits end and ready to shoot the dogs. He reported he has had to get rid of animals because of the dogs and said they are also getting into his trash. He had reported this before and spoke with the owners and nothing is being done. He requested contact from a deputy as soon as possible. A deputy was notified.
• At 5:43 p.m. a 911 caller reported a car in the ditch and on its side near mm 422 on I-90. Ambulance and fire personnel were assembling. At 5:57 p.m. multiple occupants were getting out of the vehicle. At 6:09 p.m. a deputy reported the driver fell asleep and was being checked by medical. At 6:20 p.m. a deputy requested AAA be called for a tow.

Jan. 5
• At 9:38 p.m. a 911 caller requested medical for a 74-year-old male with pain in his arms and back, plus shortness of breath. He had a history of heart attacks and had a bypass. The caller reported the male took two Nitros and they did not seem to help. At 9:48 a.m. Park City ambulance was paged a second time.

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