Police Report - 1/18/18

Dogs, rollover wrecks and loose cattle plague deputies

The following represents 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. 8
• An impaired driver reportedly sped down Milwaukee, made a sharp left near the 1100 block, drove between two trailers hitting a shed and went into the ditch at about 2:23 p.m. Upon their arrival officers could smell alcohol. Terri Meadows, 60, of Billings was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, cited and released to a sober driver.

Jan. 9
• During a traffic stop at 9:53 a.m. Jonathan Slenes, 39, of Laurel was found to have five city of Laurel warrants and one Montana Highway Patrol warrant. He was taken to Yellowstone County Detention Center.
• At 12:24 p.m. Ryan Townsend, 23, of Billings was served a city of Laurel warrant at YCDF.

Jan. 12
• A 14-year-old male was cited for truancy at 10:56 a.m..

Jan. 13
• At 11:11 p.m. Edward Berger, 49, of Park City was cited for dog at large.

Jan. 15
• A burglary was reported at 9:30 a.m. on the 2300 block of E. Maryland Ln. A trailer that was being remodeled was broken into and a $500 furnace part was stolen. Police have suspect information and the case is on-going.
• At 10:12 a.m. a 15-year-old female was cited for truancy.
• At 3:46 p.m. a city of Laurel warrant was served to Tamara Goldsmith at YCDF.

Stillwater County
Sheriff’s Office
Jan. 8
• At 1:48 p.m. a 911 caller reported a male and female walking around the rest area at mile marker 418 on Interstate 90 and looking in the windows of vehicles. The caller reported the vehicle the two people were driving had differing front and rear plates. At 2 p.m. the vehicle was spotted westbound at mm 411.

Jan. 9
• At 9:10 a.m. a caller in Park City stated the neighbors let their dogs out at 4 a.m. and they just bark and bark. At 4:10 p.m. a deputy talked to the caller and determined it was an ongoing problem. The neighbor was contacted and said they had been keeping watch over their dogs and would continue to do so. The reporting party was advised to call the Sheriff’s office if the dogs continued to bark.

Jan. 10
• At 8:06 a.m. a deputy advised of a white SUV in the median near mm 419 that appeared to be unoccupied. At 8:19 a.m. the owner of the vehicle called and stated he got a ride into town and contacted his insurance to have the vehicle towed. The deputy reported the vehicle was secure and not a hazard.
• At 10:47 a.m. a 911 caller reported a truck pulling a trailer was in the ditch with the trailer still in the driving lane near mm 426. At 10:56 a.m. the driver was out walking around and the lane was blocked. At 12:04 p.m. the deputy issued a citation. At 12:30 p.m. Billings PD called in regards to the vehicle involved and advised the vehicle was stolen. At 12:47 p.m. the male stated he had a knife and the deputy reported a backpack that was not searched on scene.
• At 11:47 a.m. a caller reported a second slide-off near the truck and trailer.

Jan. 11
• At 8:54 a.m. a caller reported a rollover accident near mm 419 on I-90. There was only one passenger in the vehicle and he had arm and head injuries. The Columbus ambulance requested Help Flight. At 9:02 a.m. Montana Highway Patrol was advised and dispatch was waiting a callback from Help Flight. At 10:26 a.m. the vehicle was towed.
• At 1:34 p.m. a male called 911 and a female called the Sheriff’s administration line to file the same complaint on one another in Park City. The female was trying to take physical custody of her and the male’s two children. The male stated he had a custody agreement and said the female is not fit to have the children. Upon further questioning, it was revealed there was no actual custody agreement signed by a judge. The parties continued to argue back and forth. At 4 p.m. a deputy obtained permission to search their residence, related to the safety of the children involved. The search was conducted by Sheriff’s deputies and MHP troopers. Child protective services was contacted and they advised they had made two residence checks last month and had deemed the residence safe for children. An agreement was reached between the parents of the children. Because no violence had happened during the disturbance no further action was required.

Jan. 12
• At 3:44 p.m. a caller on Highway 10 stated his vehicle was hit as someone tried to pass him. At 4 p.m., no injuries were reported and a trooper was responding.
• At 8 p.m.  a 911 caller reported an overturned vehicle on Pine Crest Road with two younger children inside. Two units responded. At 8:16 p.m. the occupants appeared to be ok. At 8:22 p.m. the fire department requested an ambulance to check on the youngest occupant. At 9:25 a deputy reported the vehicle will remain overnight and they will try to flip it in the daylight.

Jan. 13
• At 6:22 a.m. a caller reported receiving two phone calls the previous evening and one caller had left an obscene message threatening physical harm. The caller was given the number to the Annoyance Call Bureau.
• At 5:05 p.m. a caller reported 20 head of red angus cattle out on Cemetery Road. Dispatch left a message for the cattle owners. At 10:22 p.m. the caller reported the cattle were out again. Dispatch left another message for the owners.
• At 10:28 p.m. a caller reported a possible intoxicated driver near mm 429 on I-90. The caller reported the car was swerving and straddling the center line. At 10:41 p.m. the driver was pulled over and was not intoxicated. The deputy reported the driver claimed to have been racially profiled and planned to file a complaint. The deputy gave the driver the information needed for his complaint.

Jan. 15
• At 7:31 p.m. a deputy requested dispatch open a call as they were assisting MHP in a search for a vehicle. At 9:38 p.m. MHP advised a phone pinged in the Lodge Grass area and requested dispatch set up a ping to see if the vehicle came to Stillwater County. At 10:16 p.m. the cell phone pinged in Huntley. At 10:34 p.m. Stillwater County deputies were advised MHP spotted the vehicle. A deputy prepared to deploy spike strips in case a pursuit began. At 10:38 p.m. Billings com advised the vehicle would be entering Stillwater County. At 10:41 p.m. the vehicle yielded to officers at mm 429. At 10:47 deputies, Yellowstone County units and MHP were on scene and the suspect was in custody. At 10:51 p.m. Hansers was notified to tow the vehicle to the MHP impound in Billings.


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