Police Report - 8/3/17

Identity thieves target Laurel residents


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 25, at 4:29 p.m., a victim reported being the target of identification theft after discovering a credit card was issued in his name but not authorized by him. The case is under investigation.

• On July 25, at 7:21 p.m., a theft was reported to dispatch. A wallet was stolen from behind Lucky Louie’s.

• On July 26, at 6:51 a.m., dispatch received a report of the rear window of a vehicle being broken out on the 500 block of 5th Ave.

• On July 26, at 4:01 p.m., a case of criminal mischief was reported on the 900 block of 6th Ave. According to the report, it appeared that a car’s steering column had been damaged by a would-be thief.

• On July 28, at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the report of a family disturbance on the 400 block of Roundhouse.

• On July 28, at 1:41 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance that reportedly began with a road-rage incident in the parking lot next to the swimming pool. Two men in separate vehicles were stopped after leaving the parking lot after one of the men tried to punch a window. Nunzio Schepis, 46, of Laurel, was cited for negligent endangerment, driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without liability insurance and disorderly conduct.

• On July 28, at 2:43 p.m., a resident on the 100 block of Woodland reported a case of identity theft. Police were able to get suspect information and the case is ongoing.

• On July 29, at 12:51 a.m., officers investigated a report of disorderly conduct at Town Pump. Three men were involved in an argument.

• On July 29, at 4:52 a.m., officers investigated a disturbance on the 1100 block of W. 12th St. Tyson Gardner, 30, of Laurel, was cited for disorderly conduct under the city code.

• On July 30, at 9:42 a.m., a vehicle theft was reported on the 900 block of 5th Ave. A 1991 4-door, white Honda Accord was stolen.


Stillwater County 

Sheriff’s Office

• On July 25, at 12:27 p.m., 911 dispatch received a report of a large grass fire on the south side of Interstate 90 near the Valley Creek bridge. Park City fire was paged. At 12:36 p.m. another report came in that the fire spread and jumped into the median. Columbus fire was paged.

• At 9:51 p.m. on July 25, a caller reported a car had hit an elk near the Allen Creek underpass on I-90 near mile marker 419 and the lanes were blocked. Montana Highway Patrol and Park City fire were paged. 

• At 8:22 a.m. on July 26, a caller reported a white freight liner truck was swerving in and out of traffic. MHP was notified and reported they had numerous reports for the same truck.

• On July 26, at 11:41 a.m., a person from Molt volunteer fire department requested to speak to an officer about 500 gallons of fuel that had been stolen. A deputy contacted the caller.

• At 7:38 a.m. on July 27, a male was cited at Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site for driving below the high water mark.

• On July 27, at 9:33 a.m., a Laurel caller reported he believed a woman may have been killed in Stillwater County because her things are at a Valley Creek address. The caller is unsure of what is going on, but stated he was tired of people bothering him about it and asked to speak to a deputy or an investigator.  At 10:52 a.m. a deputy reported speaking with the caller and reported a large quantity of personal items of the missing person were discovered at her previous address. The caller reported that he and another person were told by a pet psychic the person and their dog had suffered a violent death. The caller had no way of contacting the missing person but can name some likely suspects. At 10:56 a.m. the person’s location was determined and the caller was notified.  

• At 12:43 p.m. on July 27,  a caller from WDS Transport reported a driver at the Zip Trip in Park City who they believe had been drinking and requested a deputy to go and remove the keys from his possession. They reported the refrigerated trailer will still run without keys. At 1:02 p.m. the driver admitted to drinking and had his 15-year-old son with him. At 1:09 p.m. the west weigh station and officers were notified. At 1:56 p.m. the dispatcher from the company reported they would be keeping track of the GPS on the vehicle and will notify the weigh station if the vehicle starts moving. 

• On July 28, at 8:30 p.m. a 911 caller from Park City reported a man tried to sell her boyfriend “two 8-balls of cocaine.” She described the man and said he was walking towards the Zip Trip and might be in a “beat up” Budget rental truck. At 8:39 p.m. a deputy was with the man and MHP was going to check out the truck. At 9:20 p.m. a deputy requested a tow to the evidence locker. At 9:34 p.m. a deputy transported the man to Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

• At 1:38 a.m. on July 29, Laurel Police requested the Park City ambulance for a male that fell and hurt his wrist.

• At 3:22 p.m. on July 29, six callers reported a large fire near Columbus started by a lightning strike. Park City, Columbus and Absarokee fire were paged. At 3:32 p.m. all Park City units were heading for Pine Crest. At 4:19 air support was called. At 9:07 p.m. the fire was reported controlled but not contained. At 9:17 p.m. local units were cleared but 36 units would remain on scene for the night.

• On July 30 at 4:29 p.m. a fire was reported at mm 429 on I-90. Fire was reported as about 50 feet wide and was right off the interstate. At 4:35 p.m. DNRC was on scene and at 5:22 p.m. the fire was out and units were clear. 

• At 4:37 p.m., on July 30, a grass fire was reported at Beartooth Vista near mm 417 near Columbus. At 4:46 p.m. the fire had spread to the trees. At 4:54 p.m. it was reported that the fire was “coming for the houses.” At 4:58 p.m. a Beartooth Vista resident stated he was trapped by the fire. At 5:43 p.m. two tenders and four engines were coming out of Joliet, Roberts and Red Lodge. At 10:02 p.m. it was reported home owners would be allowed to return.

• At 5:12 p.m., on July 30, a plume of smoke was reported west of Park City on Cemetery road. At 5:28 p.m. the smoke was determined to be an extension of the Mile Marker 417 fire near Beartooth Vista. 

• On July 31, at 6:53 a.m. a caller reported the Mile Marker 417 fire had flared up again. At 7:04 a.m. Park City fire reported they would be there by 9 a.m. After talking to resources, PC fire thought the fire was still contained inside the fire boundaries. 

• At 8:08 p.m. on July 31, a Park City caller reported a theft of golf clubs out of their garage. The caller stated the clubs were in an airline travel case located in an unsecured garage. The total theft was estimated to be worth approximately $2,500.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961


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