Police Report: September 29 - October 5, 2020

Thievery abounds in Laurel; Park City mostly quiet
Laurel Police Report
Thursday, October 8, 2020
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The following reports are cases deposed by the Laurel City Court. The reports summarize the sentences imposed by the Laurel City Court. The Supreme Court software program does not always reflect the actual total of fines and fees, so a minor variation may report.

Sept. 29

• At 11:22 a.m. a theft was reported on the 500 block of Cottonwood. A resident left a hand dolly unattended for a couple minutes and it was stolen. The incident is under investigation.

Sept. 30

• At 12:12 p.m. officers arrested Kenneth Barnhart, 35, of Laurel on charges of violation of an order of protection and criminal mischief. He was transported to the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Oct. 1

• At 10:53 a.m. a theft was reported at Walmart. A male had left the store with items in his backpack. Charles Wagon, 31, of Arapahoe, Wyo. was located on East Railroad St., arrested for shoplifting and transported to the Community Crisis Center.

Oct. 2

• At 8:14 a.m. a theft of a gun was reported from a vehicle in the Reese and Ray’s parking lot. The gun was valued at $1,100. The incident is under investigation.

Oct. 3

• At 1:04 a.m. officers responded to the 100 block of East Main St. and made contact with an individual who had a federal warrant. William Sykes, 49, of Laurel was arrested for attempted distribution of methamphetamine and transported to YCDF where he remains jailed on the federal hold.

Oct. 4

• At 1:57 p.m. an electric scooter was reported stolen on the 200 block of 3rd Ave.

• At 5:33 p.m. criminal mischief was reported on the 2300 block of Atchison. A resident reported a male broke out their vehicle windows. A suspect has been identified and the incident is under investigation.

Oct. 5

• At 2:20 p.m. a burglary was reported on the 1400 block of East Main St. A 50” TV and a DVD player were stolen from a residence. Possible suspects have been identified and the incident is under investigation.


Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

Sept. 29

• At 9:31 a.m. a caller reported a suspicious male on South Park City Road. At 9:46 a.m. a dispatch advised a deputy the male had a misdemeanor warrant but YCDF wouldn’t take them. At 9:50 a.m. a deputy advised the male was just picking rocks and everything was okay.

• At 9:55 a.m. the Montana Pandemic Unemployment Agency advised they were speaking with a female resident at the Homestead who stated they were going to commit suicide. The RP requested a well–being check on the individual. At 10:06 a.m. a deputy advised they spoke with the subject who stated the comment was taken out of context and she was just trying to get them to give her something.

• At 10:27 a.m. a walk–in reported people living in a camp trailer parked on the street at the Homestead. At 10:59 a.m. a deputy advised they would come back and put a tow sticker on the vehicle if it had not been moved.

• At 1:04 p.m. a caller on Interstate 90 advised he was being harassed by his ex wife and her friend. The RP stated they were speeding up, slowing down, slamming on their brakes and driving next to him between Laurel and Park City. The caller was advised to call the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office.

• At 5:19 p.m. a caller on I–90 stated a red pickup driven by a male caused a commotion at the truck stop in Columbus. The RP stated they were blocking traffic at the gas pumps then got on the interstate and were weaving all over the road and traveling at 95 mph. The caller was transferred to Billings Comm because the suspect vehicle was in Yellowstone County.

Oct. 1

• At 2:23 p.m. a 911 caller reported a 95–year–old male had fallen and was unconscious. He had come to but was barely breathing and had a weak pulse. At 2:30 the RP, who was an EMT, stated the patient wasn’t breathing. At 2:32 p.m. the ambulance was waiting for a train. At 2:49 p.m. a deputy requested a Chaplain. At 3:17 p.m. a deputy requested dispatch call Smith’s Funeral Home and a coroner.

Oct. 2

• At 8:05 a.m. Laurel PD requested mutual aid for a female with a possible allergic reaction. At 8:07 a.m. Columbus advised they were short–staffed. At 8:10 a.m. a second page was sent to the Park City ambulance. At 8:15 a.m. LPD was advised there was no response from Park City.

• At 5:22 p.m. a 911 caller reported a vehicle rolled from the freeway to the frontage road. There were two passengers in the vehicle and one was in need of extrication. At 5:51 p.m. the Park City ambulance was en route to St. V’s.



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