Police Report - 8/31/17

Homestead renters getting ripped off by fake manager
Michael Brester led Laurel Police officers on a low-speed chase on Aug. 24, during a pursuit conducted to assist the U.S. Marshall’s Office, which had a warrant for the Laurel man. Brester faces Laurel charges for fleeing an officer and is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility for theft.


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 Aug. 21. at 6:36 a.m., criminal mischief was reported to Laurel dispatch. The passenger window of a truck on the 100 block of W. Main St. was broken out.

• On Aug. 22, at 8:07 p.m., officers responded to a theft at Walmart. Laura Holguin, 29, of Laurel, was arrested and charged with theft.

• On Aug. 23, at 11:58 p.m., a theft was reported . The victim’s license plates were stolen and replaced with fictitious plates.

• On Aug. 23, at 3:27 p.m., a man was cited for violating Laurel city code against animal cruelty. He left a dog in a vehicle at Walmart when temperatures were over 90 degrees. Fernando Elhard, 21, of Darby, was cited with cruelty to animals.

• On Aug. 24, at 9:47 a.m., Laurel Police officers provided assistance to the U.S. Marshall’s office. After locating the wanted suspect, officers followed him in a slow-speed chase through the city before he stopped at the home of a relative. Michael Brester, 45, of Laurel, was charged with fleeing or eluding an officer. According to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility website, Brester was also charged with theft. He remains in jail.

• On Aug. 25, at 8:35 a.m., a case of criminal mischief was reported to dispatch. The passenger door window of a vehicle was broken out on the 1300 block of Meadow Circle.


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• On August 21, at 4:20 p.m., a caller reported dozing off at the wheel near mile marker 428 Interstate 90. He reported driving off the left side of the road, then over corrected and hit the guard rail. He stated his passenger was injured and was dizzy. At 5:07 p.m. a deputy reported the rear axle is “tweaked” and all wheels were up. At 5:19 p.m. the ambulance was en route to St. Vincent’s Healthcare.

• At 7:24 p.m. on August 21, a caller stated he drove to Park City from Texas because his mother is not doing well and since he got there she has been verbally abusive. At 7:29 p.m. the mother called in yelling that her son will not leave and stated he wanted to fight her. At 7:31 p.m. the son reported his mother tried to hit him with a brick. At 7:32 p.m. the son’s girlfriend also called 911 crying and stated she was scared of the mother. She had locked herself in the car and said the mother was hitting it. At 7:54 p.m. a deputy reported the parties were trying to get arrangements made. The son was gathering his belongings, the mother was inside and the deputy was doing a civil standby. At 8:36 p.m. the son had taken his property from the trailer and left the area. The mother was released with no charges pressed.

• On August 22, at 10:26 a.m., a caller on North Clark Street in Park City advised he had been assaulted by his girlfriend. He stated he is injured and his girlfriend has left the property. At 11:13 a.m. the caller hung up. Dispatch called back several times but there was no answer. AT&T was contacted for a number trace but the name given did not match anyone.

• At 11:08 a.m. on August 22, a caller reported a male came into a Park City residence and asked to go downstairs to grab something he had there. The caller’s grandmother escorted the male downstairs where he grabbed money stored in jars. They did not attempt to stop him because they said he is mentally unstable and they were afraid of what he might do.

• On August 22, at 5:36 p.m., a Park City caller stated her son was released from the Billings Clinic Psych ward earlier. They set up boundaries and a safety plan but he was escalating and slamming doors and barking out orders. He had locked the caller out of the house. The mother stated all knives and weapons were locked in a gun safe. At 5:54 p.m. the caller stated her son is threatening to punch holes in the screen door and scratch the vehicle. A case manager from Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and a Child Protective Services worker were on scene. At 6:53 p.m. a deputy reported he spoke with YBGR and CPS and the child calmed down and they do not feel it is necessary for law enforcement to respond.

• At 8:14 p.m. on August 22, a 911 caller from Park City reported her son is hitting, kicking, screaming and threatening her. At 8:30 p.m. a deputy reported he spoke with both the mother and child. The child had calmed down and the mother was advised to call if the child became aggressive. 

• On August 24, at 10:34 a.m., a caller from Park City High School called to advise of the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Traffic control assistance was requested for that day. 

• At 2:09 a.m. on August 25, a 911 caller from a Park City tavern reported a female having a seizure.

• On August 25, at 4:33 p.m. a caller reported they gave the property manager a deposit on an apartment in Park City and was then told there was no key and the manager blocked them on Facebook. At 5:16 p.m. a deputy reported the caller gave $350 to a female who claimed to be the property manager. The alleged property manager  provided a receipt showing the balance and future payments are to be deposited into an account for a male. The caller was informed it was a civil matter because the male is the property owner. The caller was most concerned about whether the rental was legit.

• At 8:41 p.m. on August 25, a caller reported a reckless driver that passed on the right hand shoulder, driving in excess of 90 mph near mm 421 on I-90. At 9:07 p.m. a deputy reported the individuals admitted to driving bad. They stated they will not do it again and will go home.

• On August 26, at 10:09 a.m., a caller reported two horses came down off state land by his house on Benedict Gulch road. He stated the horses were saddled with no riders and he put them in his pasture. At 10:13 a.m., he called back and advised the riders had shown up and were fine. The horses had run off while they were taking pictures on foot. 

• At 3:31 p.m. on August 26, a caller stated he was contacted through Facebook messenger about two apartments for rent in Park City by a female who represented herself as the manager of the property. He gave her $575 to rent the two apartments. He was given a receipt and will bring in a copy. The real manager was honoring the agreement but the caller wanted his money back from the female.

• On August 26, at 5:01 p.m., a Park City caller reported a neighbor’s baby was in the street, then her five-year-old came outside too. The mom, who appeared drunk, started hitting the kids on the sidewalk. At 5:09 p.m. a deputy was going the Zip Trip to locate the female. At 5:12 p.m. the deputy reported the female was picked up by a male driver and headed east. The caller was advised to contact Child Protective Services if necessary.

• At 12:07 a.m. on August 27, a 911 caller reported kids came into her yard and kicked her dog in the face. They continued down the road kicking other dogs. At 12:54 a.m. a deputy reported they were unable to locate the kids.


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