Police Report - 9/21/17

Man makes get away with 60 cans of beer
• At 8:37 p.m., an employee from IGA reported there was an intoxicated male in the parking lot throwing rocks at cars. The man refused to leave. He accused the employee and the responding officer of racism. Joseph Tiger, 35, of Mandan, ND, was arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He remains in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility as of deadline.


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.


Sept. 4

• A gun was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 800 block of 8th Ave. The gun is a Kimber 1911, semi-automatic, .45. There are no suspects but the case is under investigation.


Sept. 5

• At 8:52 p.m., there was a robbery at Town Pump. A male with a skinny build wearing a red shirt who looked to be in his mid-20s stole two 30-racks of beer. He escaped in a vehicle that left the gas station headed north.


Sept. 7

• At 4:48 p.m., a broken lock was reported on the 900 block of 1st Ave. The house was unoccupied and the lock was on a shed. Reportedly, a week earlier a gas grill and propane tank had been stolen from the same location.


Sept. 9

• At 8:10 a.m., a resident on the 2600 block of Topeka reported that a male neighbor was outside naked and he was breaking things. While the officer was speaking to the reporting party, the man came out of his home wearing underwear. He was belligerent and resisted arrest. Gregory Beach, 36, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of a peace officer.  


Sept. 11

• A female resident of The Crossings on Maryland Ln. reported at 2:53 p.m., the theft of a diamond ring and a pair of earrings, valued at $1,200. The crime occurred two months before she reported it. It is still under investigation.


Sept. 13

• At 5:09 p.m. a vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of West Ave. A 1980 maroon Honda motorcycle valued at $1,200 was taken between July 17, when it was last seen, and when it was reported missing Sept. 13. 

• At 8:37 p.m., an employee from IGA reported there was an intoxicated male in the parking lot throwing rocks at cars. The man refused to leave. He accused the employee and the responding officer of racism. Joseph Tiger, 35, of Mandan, ND, was arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He remains in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility as of deadline.


Sept. 15

• At 12:12 p.m. a male described as having brown curly hair and wearing a hat, took off without paying for gas at the Town & Country on W. Main St. and 8th Ave in a blue Jeep Sport. The loss was $43.02.


Stillwater County 

Sheriff’s report

Sept. 11

• At 1:42 p.m., a caller from the Special K Ranch asked about using a taser in place of a concealed weapons permit. He was informed a taser can be utilized for non-lethal self defense. Then the caller asked if he can use a taser to protect himself from a minor he has legal guardianship over. Dispatch advised the caller to speak with a deputy. The caller requested the deputy call him at home.

• At 10:27 p.m. at the Kwik Stop in Park City, a driver was given a warning for an unrestrained passenger in the vehicle. The passenger was given a warning for obstruction as he tried to hide from the deputy and refused to provide ID upon request. The deputy reported the passenger would walk home. 


Sept. 12

• At 1:53 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle that was swerving across the center line on Interstate 90. The driver had been working on a computer and received a warning for careless driving. 

• At 4:09 p.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance at apartments on South Clark St. in Park City. The man reported a male was threatening him over a restraining order that had yet to be served. At 4:19 p.m. the caller stated he is moving out and being harassed by an employee of a female. Dispatch spoke with the alleged harasser who stated he was not near the caller and had been staying away from him. He said the caller pointed a BB gun at him. Justice Court advised there are no active protection orders in place and there are no pending orders. At 5:58 p.m. a deputy had spoken with all parties. He reported the caller stated he hadn’t talked to anyone but the manager when the alleged harasser cursed at him and threatened to beat him up because he started a temporary restraining order against him. The caller said he was afraid and held the BB gun in his hand and called the sheriff’s department. The accused harasser stated the caller flipped him off and yelled at him, then pointed the BB gun at him. The accused’s girlfriend said the caller made a gesture with his hands and yelled at her boyfriend. Then the caller pointed the BB gun at them. They stated they wanted the caller to leave. The caller agreed. The manager of the apartments stated he would pack up the rest of the caller’s things and bring them to Billings. The manager stated the caller would be trespassing if he returns after he leaves the apartment.


Sept. 13

• At 6:42 a.m., a vehicle was blocking the road on 1st St. in Park City. Dispatch tried to leave a message for the owner but no voicemail was set up. At 7:20 a.m. deputies authorized the removal of the vehicle as it was in the middle of the street. At 8:12 a.m. the vehicle had been towed. At 8:29 a.m. the owner called the sheriff’s office. 


Sept. 14

• At 1:31 a.m., a deputy clocked a vehicle traveling at 106 miles per hour near mile marker 412. At 2:22 a.m. the driver was brought to Laurel and cited for open container, driving while suspended and speeding. The passenger was brought to the Town Pump where his girlfriend was going to pick him up. The speeder’s vehicle was secured and moved well off the interstate. 

• At 7:32 a.m., a male on Highway 212 S. stepped on a nail and didn’t have a current tetanus shot. Park City ambulance was paged. At 7:48 a.m. a Montana Highway Patrol trooper stated the injury was minor and he would transport the patient to the hospital.

• At 5:23 p.m., a 911 caller from apartments in Park City had a question about a civil issue involving repossessing his vehicle for non payment. At 5:38 p.m., he dialed 911 again and stated when he called a man about the issue, he was threatened. Because this was a civil matter, the caller was given options on how to handle it. At 7:01 p.m. the caller dialed 911 to tell a deputy he located the bill of sale on the vehicle in question.

• At 10:24 p.m., a caller reported a white car on the westbound Park City ramp with a driver who was possibly impaired. At 10:31 p.m. the caller stated the driver was animated and claimed there was a vehicle with no headlights coming at him so that was why he went in the ditch. At 10:33 p.m. a deputy was on scene in a personal vehicle and MHP was responding. At 11:09 p.m. Hansers was in route from Columbus, and Stillwater Beartooth Clinic was advised of an incoming blood draw. At 12:53 a.m. a deputy was driving the suspect to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. 

• At 10:54 p.m., a Columbus caller stated her daughter hit a deer on Highway 10 and the vehicle was severely damaged. The caller reported her daughter was not injured and drove the vehicle home. 


Sept. 15

• At 10:22 p.m. a male was cited for violation of Fish Wildlife and Parks rules for after-hours trespassing at the Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site. A female was warned. The male was negative for signs of impairment and they were allowed to leave.


Sept. 17

•  At 7:24 p.m., a Park City caller reported her brother may be coming from Texas to harm the caller and her mother, and said she had text messages to prove it. She reported his friend in Texas had his dog since the day before and she requested to speak with a deputy. At 10:27 a deputy spoke with the caller and advised of several options she had regarding the situation.

• At 11:28 p.m., a caller reported a pickup in the ditch on the north side of Valley Creek Rd. with no occupants in the vehicle. The caller stated it was an obvious accident and the vehicle is in the trees. MHP and Sheriff’s deputies responded. At 12:10 a.m. the vehicles owner was contacted and stated they slid off the road in the mud and when someone tried to assist, the vehicle slid farther into the trees. A MHP trooper reported the owner will remove the vehicle.


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