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.
Update: Laurel police located three stolen vehicles in Laurel this week. The trucks had been stolen from a car lot in Billings along with a BMW. The BMW was found by deputies in the county.
• On March 5, at 9:10 p.m. a theft was reported from Town Pump. A former employee was caught on video stealing drinks including juice and a 30 pack of Bud Light. The report has been sent to the city attorney for an arrest warrant.
• On March 6, at 5:11 a.m. officers were dispatched to a possible break-in on the 200 block of Woodland Ave. Reportedly, a former tenant who had been evicted on March 3, tried to break down the door. When the resident opened the door the suspect threatened to kill him and threw an unknown liquid at him. He also found a container containing bleach that may have been put in the gas tank of the victim’s vehicle. The city attorney is reviewing the evidence for a warrant.
• On March 6, at 1:45 p.m., officers were sent to Ace Hardware to investigate a theft that had probably occurred at 6:09 a.m that day. Items were stolen from a truck toolbox. There is video evidence showing a Toyota Tacoma behind the store where the theft occurred, but the license plates were not visible. Items taken include an electric wrench, tie-down ratchets and other items. An investigation is on-going.
• On March 6, at 1:18 p.m., an individual reported his truck had been keyed down both sides and the bed. It is not known if the incident occurred at the individual’s residence or at his work. He estimated the damage at $5,000.
• On March 8, at 5:24 p.m., on the 1000 block of Sun Haven, officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence. A 54-year-old female who was staying at the home temporarily reported that when the 64-year-old male homeowner came home he was mad and told her she had to leave. He shoved her out the door, scraping her arm, causing injury, according to her statement. The city attorney is reviewing the evidence.
• On March 9, at 1:05 p.m., a theft was reported from Rimrock Chevrolet. The license plate from a 2014 Toyota Camry owned by the lot was stolen. The plate number is 3 46424B.
On March 10, at 4:34 p.m., a theft was reported from a storage unit behind Fast Lane on E. Main St. The owner of the items reported that when checked on in February, the storage unit was secure. Since that time, someone removed the original lock and replaced it after taking numerous items. Missing was a demo rifle, a 123-quart cooler, a 75-quart Yeti cooler, camping items, a gun case, two Cabela blinds, six-hour optic boxes, binoculars and archery items. The theft is under investigation.
• On March 11, a complaint was received from a woman on the 2600 block of Topeka Dr. She reported that in August 2016, she hired a company to side her home. She spent $936 to purchase siding. It was moved from the side of the house to the back, but the work was not completed. After the snow melted, she noticed the Fiberboard Smart Siding Cedar siding was missing. She was informed on civil action she can take and material was submitted to the city attorney on the material loss for possible action.
• On March 12, a possible robbery was reported on the 1000 block of Duval Dr. An officer met a realtor at the property. She was selling the home for her mother who had previously lived there. She believes someone entered the home through a side door, opened the garage and drove in. The thief stole a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher and took a drawer from the kitchen. All the appliances were stainless steel. The damage to the door was estimated to be $25. The value of the appliances was $1,900. An investigation is on-going.
• On March 13, at 7:28 a.m. a woman on the 500 block of Elm reported her 2005 maroon Chevy Tahoe stolen. She reported it was stolen between 5 and 7 a.m. from the driveway. There is a possible suspect. The theft is under investigation. The Tahoe was valued at $5,000.
• On March 13, at 11:26 p.m., after receiving multiple complaints about the garbage left in the pool parking lot on 1st Ave., Capt. Guy stopped after seeing six vehicles parked there after curfew. He stopped and visited with those parked. When he looked into a white Cadillac, the Captain saw a bottle of gin and a styrofoam cup. He intercepted a male juvenile whose eyes were red and glassy. The juvenile opened the car door and handed the gin over. When the door was open the Captain saw a pistol in the door. The juvenile said it wasn’t his. The Captain also found a vape pen and concentrated THC in a container. The 16-year-old Laurel male was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

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• On Mar. 11, at 9:34 a.m., on North Frontage Rd., a woman’s baby accidentally made a call to 911 using the mother’s I-phone watch.
• On Mar 9, at 11:45 a.m., on Sportsman Park Rd., a female calico cat was reported missing. Half of the cat’s face is black the other half is brown. Body is calico and she has no collar.
• On Mar. 11:09 p.m., at 106 South Clark St., a individual from Alternatives Pre-release Center in Billings was found and taken to YDCF. The person was reportedly wearing a GPS bracelet. The bracelet was found in a trash can outside the complex.
• On Mar. 11, at 7:21 a.m., on I-90 at mile marker 421 a female driving a Chevy Silverado ran off the road and into an irrigation canal. There was significant damage to vehicle, but no serious injuries.
• On Mar. 11, at 2:06 p.m., a officer was signaled at the Park City Cenex by a female who advised him she had left her pet turtles at a residence in Park City at the Homestead Apartments and she wanted to retrieve them. She then told the officer that residents of the Homestead are posting a Craigslist ad that advertises 30 acres and a lot for rent. The female thought the ad was a scam and wanted to warn other people, but when she left she realized her turtles were left behind. She had arrived the night before in a response to the Craigslist post. She did not want to pursue charges for the scam, she just wanted her turtles back. Officers attempted to retrieve turtles.
• On Mar. 11, at 8:35 p.m., on mm 426 Cross Over and mm 426 I-90 , a complainant reported a truck was following her. The vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic and speeding. The driver was making obscene gestures and almost caused three accidents. The caller reported last seeing the vehicle get off on the east bound ramp going towards Laurel and the call was transferred to Laurel dispatch. According to the caller the only identifying mark on the truck was a Moon Construction sticker on the side.
• On Mar. 12, at 9:40 a.m., the cattle guard on the east on-ramp by mm 426 I-90, was reported to be damaged and broken with pieces of steel sticking out. Officers reported the incidence and sent appropriate parties out to fix cattle guard.
• On Mar. 12, at 7:58 p.m., on 1st Ave. Sw. Ave., deputies spoke with a woman who reported her missing turtles on Mar. 11. The caller explained that she received all but one turtle back. Officers went to retrieve the single turtle, but found no missing property or evidence of the turtle.


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