Police Report - 7/20/17

Challenging police earns man disorderly conduct citation

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.
• On July 10, at 11:06 a.m., an officer responded to a report of suspicious activity on the 1200 block of E. 6th St. He discovered a motorcycle by a dumpster in the alley. It had previously been reported stolen from Billings. At this time, there are no suspects.
• On July 11, at 7:30 p.m., a woman reported her son had been riding his bike on the 2600 block of Lackawanna when a black lab ran into the street and bit him on the leg. He sustained a small puncture wound. No charges have been filed.
• On July 11, at 8:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a house on the 500 block of 7th Ave for a fireworks complaint. Previous complaints had been made. Kristopher Rainey was cited for a fireworks violation, first offense.
• On July 13, at 12:15 a.m. an officer observed a black truck near S. 1st Ave and SE 4th Ave. As the truck left a business, a tire squealed. The driver pulled the truck into Town Pump and went into the store. About 10 minutes later the man got back into the truck and left heading north. The officer stopped the vehicle at 1st Ave. and Main St. He noticed the odor of alcohol and an open container. Robert Lee Giesick, Jr., 31, of Laurel, was arrested for driving with an expired registration, driving while the privilege to do so is suspended as a habitual traffic offender, and driving under the influence of alcohol, 4th offense, a felony.
• On July 13, at 4:27 p.m., a theft was reported from Town Pump.
• On July 14, an officer observed a white passenger van fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign on 8th Ave. He also noticed a rear lamp not working. The officer pulled the vehicle over. The driver immediately began bitching about being pulled over for no reason and argued with everything the officer said. The driver continued to be belligerent and eventually challenged the officer to arrest him. The officer complied. Patrick Rickard, 43, of Park City, was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and disorderly conduct.
• On July 16, at 5:17 p.m., a theft was reported from the 200 block of Woodland Ave. A generator had been stolen from the back of a truck at 5 a.m. that morning. Video surveillance shows a dark truck was used by a person with a hat in the commission of the crime.

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• On July 10, at 5:01 p.m., a caller reported a female hit his car and drove away while he was getting gas at the Zip Trip in Park City. Dispatch transferred him to Montana Highway Patrol.
• At 5:43 p.m. on July 10, a Park City caller stated he believed he was being extorted. He said a man wants him to pay for a laptop he smashed. The caller stated he joined a dating app and the male who wants him to pay for the laptop is claiming to be the father of an underage female who he was talking to through the app. The caller was adamant that he speak only to a specific deputy regarding the issue.
• On July 11, at 11:18 a.m., a caller reported his neighbor had lived in Park City for about six months and has not purchased Montana plates. He stated the neighbor is retired and not gainfully employed, and he would like a deputy to write him a ticket. The caller was advised that the neighbor would have to be employed and driving the vehicle. The caller asked if deputies could pull the neighbor over and write him a ticket without probable cause for the traffic stop. He was advised that no, they couldn’t.
• At 1:01 p.m. on July 11, a caller from Roundup reported a theft by a Park City woman. The caller said the female went into his home and took a bunch of his belongings. He stated she was back at her residence at this time.
• On July 13, at 7:21 a.m. a caller on Allen Creek Lane reported about a dozen cows surrounding his house and stated he knows of no one up there that owns cows. At 7:27 a.m. the man’s wife reported she knew which ranch they were coming from. At 7:45 a.m. the cattle owners were identified and notified, and said they would go take a look.
• At 11:32 a.m. on July 13, a suspicious man was reportedly asking people for marijuana and stating he would give them “crystal,” near the Park City High School. A deputy located the man at 12:15 p.m. The man stated he was on his way to Syria and he would collect his belongings and continue to head west.
• On July 13, at 7:30 p.m., a deputy conducted a welfare check on a transient who was heading to Syria, near the Valley Creek bridge.
• At 6:14 p.m. on July 14, a Park City caller stated he believes his uncle is out to harm him and might put something in the water. At 6:24 p.m. the caller wanted a deputy to come to his house quickly to speak with him on this matter and stated he is extremely scared he will be harmed. He reported his uncle “flipped him off” when they drove past each other. At 7:09 p.m. a deputy reported no crime had been committed and had given the caller civil options he could pursue.
• On July 14, at 11:20 p.m., an employee at the Zip Trip in Park City reported a drunk man came into the store and said he wasn’t going to hurt the employee and didn’t care if law enforcement was called. The male then walked around the counter and took a pack of cigarettes. The caller stated they recognized the man and was sure he lived in the area. At 11:55 p.m. a deputy found the man on Cemetery Road and reported he admitted to the theft and was visibly intoxicated. They returned to the Zip Trip and the manager wanted the item paid for and the man given a no trespass to the property.
• On July 15, at 7:04 p.m., a Park City caller reported his truck was stolen and recovered in Billings last week. When he picked the truck up his keys, mail, insurance and registration were missing. He stated the prior night his dogs started barking, which was unusual. He searched his property line and found a gate open that was previously nailed shut. He requested an extra patrol because he was concerned whoever stole his truck now had keys to his things and access to his address. Sheriff’s deputies were notified.
• At 8:39 p.m. on July 15, a caller on South Park City Rd. asked for someone to come talk to their grandson. He had been talking back, mocking them and being mean. They stated the boy’s medication had been changed since last time a deputy came out. At 8:48 p.m. a deputy stated it is an ongoing issue at the residence and it is always a medication and behavioral issue, but no crime was committed. At 10:55 p.m. the caller was advised that because no crime was committed deputies would not be going out there, but if the boy needed to go to the hospital they would page the ambulance.


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