Police Report: May 25-30

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Laurel Police Report

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.

May 25

• At 1:04 p.m. a theft was reported at a residence on the 500 block of Wyoming Ave. after a PlayStation came up missing. A possible suspect has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

May 26

• At 10:50 a.m. officers received a report of a sexual assault. After an investigation a male juvenile was charged with misdemeanor sexual assault and transported to Youth Detention in Billings.

• At 1:16 p.m. dispatch received a report of a theft on the 2300 block of Atchinson after an ex–roommate took some property and got rid of it. After an investigation Fredrick Hajek, 43, of Laurel was charged with theft and released with a court date.

• At 7:30 p.m. a vehicle theft was reported on the 200 block of South Washington. Officers located the vehicle on East Railroad St. and arrested the suspects at gunpoint. Alan Green, 68, was charged with 1st offense motor vehicle theft and Jeffrey Green, 46, was charged with 2nd offense motor vehicle theft.

May 27

• At 5:38 a.m. a theft of a four–wheeler was reported on the 700 block of Fir Ave. Officers located the ATV in some bushes in the area and a possible suspect has been identified. The incident is under investigation.

• At 9:55 a.m. officers received a report of a theft in progress at Walmart. When the first officer arrived on scene a male and two females were loading stolen items into a vehicle. After a second officer arrived the subjects fled the scene and a high speed chase ensued down East Main St. and onto Interstate 90 with speeds exceeding 100 mph. The pursuit was called off near Zoo Dr. due to public safety concerns but officers got the vehicle license plate. The incident remains under investigation.

• At 7 p.m. an officer on patrol noticed a black pickup that had made evasive maneuvers and tried to hide behind a bank on SE 4th St. When the officer talked to the driver their story was inconsistent. After an investigation the officer determined the male had stolen items from Walmart, which security footage confirmed, and Zachary Remmers, 29, of Clinton was arrested for theft.

May 29

• At 1:23 p.m. the Laurel Police Department was notified by the U.S. Marshall Service they had apprehended a fugitive wanted in Laurel on a $50,000 felony sexual assault warrant. Gregory Spencer, 37, was arrested in Morehead, Kentucky and is being held without bond pending extradition to Montana.

May 30

• At 8:24 p.m. a theft was reported on West 2nd St. A wallet with cash and credit cards had been taken out of a vehicle. Officers have identified a possible suspect.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

May 26

• At 11:03 a.m. a caller on the frontage road requested information about someone having a vehicle towed who was not authorized to do so. The RP stated they were having an ongoing issue with the person. Dispatch advised since the vehicle was on private property the business could have it towed, but not the person in the dispute.

• At 1:50 p.m. a deputy advised a male had spoke to him about a vehicle window at residence that was smashed. The deputy drove by the residence and saw the broken window and a rock on the hood. He advised the property had been abandoned for two or three years.

• At 5:17 p.m. a caller reported a stop sign had been stolen from Schriner and Cemetery Rd. Dispatch advised the county road department.

May 27

• At 7:44 a.m. a caller on South Park City Rd. requested a deputy stop by and speak with him about people dealing drugs at the underpass.

• At 3:11 p.m. a 911 caller at the Zip Trip stated a male in a pickup with Wyoming plates attempted to strike him with a tire iron. No contact was made but the RP wanted to press assault charges. At 4:18 p.m. a deputy reviewed security footage and confirmed the attempted attack. A deputy contacted the RP who was irritated they were unable to locate the suspect. The case was closed because the RP was uncooperative and refused to provide a statement.

May 28

• At 10:29 a.m. a male came into the sheriff’s office to file a complaint for theft and fraud. He had hired a subject to reroof and put new siding on his house and garage. The total cost of the job was $88,700. In December of 2019 the RP made a downpayment of $37,500 and never heard back from the contractor. The RP began calling him in February and he had not returned any calls or messages. At 11:05 a.m. the RP advised that the male had done the same thing in Carbon County and stated the county attorney’s office was investigating him.

May 29

• At 1:53 p.m. a caller at the Homestead stated he thought his neighbors were trying to set him up to make it look like he is having inappropriate contact with their 14–year–old daughter. A deputy was advised.

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