Police Report - 10/26/17

Vehicle thefts on the rise in Laurel. Police remind residents to, ‘Lock it up!


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.


Oct. 16

• At 8:49 a.m., a woman shopping at Walmart reported her wallet missing from the parking lot.

• At 12:56 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from the 500 block of S. 5th St. The 2008 silver Chevy Impala had been parked at the location in the morning and was gone when the owner went to leave.

• At 1:26 p.m., a report of a hit-and-run accident was reported. A 2012 white Ford Fusion received minimal damage when it was hit in the high school parking lot.


Oct. 17

• The Billings Police Department recovered the Chevy Impala stolen from Laurel on Oct. 16. It was at a casino at 200 E. Airport Rd. in Billings. Police identified a suspect from video and made an arrest. In addition to the theft, the suspect was found with dangerous drugs and paraphernalia.

• A 1996 green Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from the 300 block of Cedar Ave at 7:07 a.m.

• A warrant was served to a suspect who was being interviewed at the Laurel Police Department at 1:50 p.m. Zachory Wager, 26, of Laurel was arrested and transported to Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

• At 7:22 p.m., Laurel dispatch received a report of an impaired driver at E. Main St. and Yard Office Rd. An officer stopped the vehicle. Tyson Rasmusson of Billings was cited into city court for driving a motor vehicle while with a suspended driver’s license.


Oct. 18

• A gun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 7:49 a.m. The theft of a shot gun occurred on the 300 block of Forrest Ave.

• At 10:49 p.m., a 4-wheeler was observed operating on the 400 block of Roundhouse Dr. A 13-year-old male was charged with driving without a license and careless driving. He will have to appear in youth court.


Oct. 19

• At 11:06 a.m., a disturbance was reported on the 400 block of Birch Ave. A suspect reportedly threw an object and hit a victim in the nose. Then the suspect bit someone. A 16-year-old male was cited into youth court on a charge of partner or family member assault.


Stillwater County 

Sheriff’s Office

Oct. 16

• At 9:49 p.m., a caller reported a fire in the ditch on Highway 10 about a half mile from the Park City Zip Trip. It was described as about the size of car. At 10:23 p.m. a deputy located the spot where leaves had been burning and advised the homeowner to let them know when they were burning.


Oct. 17

• At 1:06 p.m., a caller asked for directions to the courthouse because they needed to register as a violent offender in Stillwater County.

• At 1:43 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call that sounded like someone was in distress and moaning in the background. The phone showed a location between two houses in Park City. Verizon wireless was contacted to obtain the owner and billing address. At 1:46 a deputy had located the correct address and was making contact with a female. At 1:52 p.m. dispatch could hear the deputy speaking with a female. The deputy advised that everything was okay and the caller was a child home sick from school and alone.

• At 1:56 p.m., a deputy advised of a vehicle broken down three miles west of Park City. At 2:04 p.m. a deputy reported the owner called for a tow. The deputy assisted in pushing the vehicle off the road so it wasn’t a hazard.


Oct. 19

• At 4:03 p.m., a 911 caller reported someone shooting a rifle repeatedly in Sportsman Park. The caller said it was two boys with three rifles. A deputy was notified. 

• At 5:53 p.m., a Park City caller reported his son stomped out of the house angry and threatened to “break something.” The father reported his son has a medical issue and can get angry sometimes. At 6:46 p.m. a deputy had located the boy and was going to speak with the father. At 7:02 the deputy reported the boy had been suspended from school for stealing and advised him to behave. 


Oct. 20

• At 6:42 p.m., a truck driver near mile marker 418 on Interstate 90 requested information regarding the wind storm moving through. He reported his truck about blew over and decided it would be best if he pulled over for the night and waited out the storm.

• At 8:30 p.m., a 911 caller from Park City reported she had had some break-ins lately and that evening someone had defecated in her bathtub. The call was lost during the conversation and dispatch was unable to call back because the number was disconnected. At 8:47 p.m. she called back and stated she heard noises in the rear of her home and someone had jumped out the window. She was advised a deputy was en route. At 9:04 p.m., a deputy had advised her to secure her front door and use additional resources to attempt to identify the suspects. 

• At 10:17 p.m. a caller on I-90 reported a red full-sized pickup driving erratically. At 10:23 p.m. the caller was at mm 415 and still following the vehicle.


Oct. 21

• At 5:35 a.m., Laurel PD requested an ambulance for an 87-year-old female with breathing problems. Park City ambulance was paged. At 5:42 a.m., LPD called back to ask if dispatch heard from Park City and asked for Columbus to be paged. At 5:44 Columbus stated they were unavailable. At 5:45 a.m., Park City was paged a second time. At 5:49 a.m. LPD was advised there was no response.

• At 9:17 a.m., Laurel dispatch called to request an ambulance for a female who fell and was unable to move.

• At 9:59 p.m., a 911 caller reported a pickup pulling a trailer with a Bobcat didn’t have tail lights and was missing a head light. The caller stated drivers had to hit their brakes when they came upon it as they couldn’t see it. The caller was transferred to Montana Highway Patrol.


Upcoming Events

Monday, June 17, 2019
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, June 19, 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. 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503

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