Police Report: April 28 - May 4, 2020

Heitkemper arrested after beating victim; charged with aggravated assault
Thursday, May 7, 2020
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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.

April 28

• A $50,000 warrant was issued for Gregory Neil Spencer, 37, of Laurel for felony sexual assault. The U.S. Marshals service is actively seeking Spencer.

April 30

• At 1:17 p.m. a theft of two newspaper boxes were stolen in Laurel. The value of each box is between $400 and $600.

May 1

• At 2:06 p.m. graffiti was reported in the bathroom at Russell Park.

• At 7:51 p.m. Alyssa Walker, 27, of Laurel was cited for filing a false police report after officers discovered she lied about being assaulted.

May 3

• At 10:36 a.m. criminal mischief and an attempted theft was reported on the 200 block of S. Washington. A subject or subjects had cut a fence to gain access to a back lot and then vandalized a vehicle. The incident in under investigation.

• At 6:36 p.m. a hit and run was reported in the Walmart parking lot. Officers have a possible plate and the incident is under investigation.

• At 10:50 p.m. an officer checked on a vehicle near South pond and discovered the male driver and a female juvenile were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Elliot Robinson, 18, of Laurel and a juvenile were cited for possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

May 4

• At 11:28 a.m. officers received a report of a family disturbance on the 2700 block of Lackawana. Eugene Heitkemper Jr., 39, of Laurel was arrested and charged with partner or family member assault (causing bodily injury). As of yesterday, Heitkemper was being held at YCDF on charges of PFMA, warrant failure to appear, driving while suspended or revoked, operating without liability insurance, aggravated assault with broken bones or severe lacerations and two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, marijuana.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

April 29

• At 10:20 a.m. a caller on 1st St. SW stated a neighborhood cat had been coming into their yard and relieving itself in their flower bed. They wanted to know the legality of the situation and asked if they could set up a cat trap. At 11:17 a.m. a deputy spoke with the RP and advised them of the options.

April 30

• At 12:38 p.m. a caller on Linger Rd. stated there was an elderly male with dementia that had not been seen since 9 a.m. At 12:42 p.m. search and rescue was paged. At 12:43 p.m. the man had been found.

May 1

• At 8:30 a.m. caller requested to speak with a deputy about his wife and her drug use in their home. The RP was advised a deputy would contact him.

May 2

• At 8:10 a.m. dispatch received a request for a civil standby on a house that had been foreclosed on. The bank wanted a deputy to unlock the house so the involved could move out.

• At 3:31 p.m. a caller on South Clark St. stated their son was assaulted at 3 p.m. on school grounds. The RP stated the subject pushed their son and broke his phone. They didn’t know who the male was who assaulted him but they had had a confrontation with him within the past three days. At 6:56 p.m. a deputy advised the caller that it would be best resolved if they spoke with the other parents. If that didn’t resolve the problem they should call the sheriff’s office.

May 3

• At 8:23 a.m. the Montana Dept. of Transportation requested to file an attempted theft report. Someone had vandalized a few boxes on the poles and pulled out some wiring. At 8:56 p.m. a deputy advised three ramp lighting poles were tampered with in an attempt to steal the copper wire.



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