Police Report - 11/21/17

This car parked on Cottonwood Ave. sustained quite a bit of damage, not to mention a new hood ornament, after a windstorm dropped a tree on it last Thursday night. The owner woke to find she wasn’t going anywhere on Friday.

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.


Dec. 13

• At 5:28 p.m., a beer theft was reported from Fastlane. The suspect put some beer in a backpack and then paid for some. Charges are pending.

• A disturbance was reported at Sid’s at 8:17 p.m. An officer made contact with the suspect, a woman without any identification. In her car they saw a dealer’s license plate which they determined had been stolen. Later, when the woman was rummaging in her trunk officers saw another license plate. It had also been reported stolen. When placed under arrest, Megum Lee Povsha, 26, of Miles City, began swearing and yelling. At the station, officers found a debit card on Povsha issued to someone else. Officers called the owner of the card. He was a neighbor of the suspect and hadn’t realized the card was missing. It had been used to make purchases at several Laurel businesses. Povsha remains in jail as of press deadline. She was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of theft.

Dec. 14

• A theft from a car was reported at 1:19 p.m. Stolen was a black purse and a purple wallet. The thief also got a small amount of cash, credit cards, a driver’s license and a social security card.

• A theft was reported from Walmart at 7:50 p.m. Police pulled the suspect vehicle over at SE 4th St. and 1st Ave. There were three occupants in the vehicle. Brittney Thomas, 28, of Billings admitted to stealing items and turned over four bags of merchandise. She was arrested, cited for two counts of theft, driving while license is suspended and driving without liability insurance and released. A male passenger, Lawrence Walby, 63, of Billings, was arrested on a Montana Highway Patrol warrant. He remains jailed on a $2,500 bond.

• Officers were dispatched to a fireworks complaint at 8:18 p.m. on the 700 block of 12th St. They saw evidence of fireworks and spoke to a woman at the address who admitted to lighting them. Dara Chase, 39, of Laurel was cited into city court for unlawfully discharging fireworks.


Dec. 15

• At 10:28 a.m., a 15-year-old female was cited for truancy.


Dec. 16 

• A theft was reported at Ace Hardware. A man who appeared to be about 50 years old, was in the store looking at a drill. He said he needed it for a gift but didn’t have enough money on him. Then he left. When he returned he backed his dark-colored BMW up to the front of the store. His license plate had been obscured. He went back in the store and stole a Milwaukee drill. Police have video of the theft and are investigating.


Dec. 17

• Police were dispatched to the Locomotive Bar on the 300 block of S. 1st Ave., at 1:09 a.m. for a fight in progress. The victim didn’t want to press charges.

• At 8:16 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle theft.  from the 600 block of W. 3rd St. A 1990 silver Volvo 4-door sedan had been stolen. The car was valued at $2,000.


Stillwater County 

Sheriff’s Office

Dec. 11

• At 6:25 p.m. a caller on Valley Drive reported an 87-year-old woman had fallen and they did not know how long she had been lying there. The caller reported she had a broken arm, was in pain and unable to move her legs. The caller was advised not to move the patient.


Dec. 12

• At 12:20 p.m. Park City schools called about a student who was threatening suicide. The student was currently with a teacher and had a history of self-harm. The caller stated the patient was taking several medications for anxiety. At 12:26 a second page was sent for Park City medical. At 12:28 p.m. Columbus ambulance was paged.

• At 12:51 p.m., a Park City caller reported she and her husband bought a car from a man in Billings for $700 and made an agreement that the remaining $500 would be paid after they received the title. They were given the title and paid the man the remainder, but the title was for a different vehicle. The caller’s husband went to the man’s house but the landlord said he left. The landlord stated he was taking the man to court and offered to help straighten out the title. The caller was advised it was a civil issue and she stated she understood and just wanted it documented.

• At 2:26 p.m., a 911 caller on Benbow Road reported her neighbor’s truck was on fire, but didn’t know the exact address. The caller stated the vehicle could be seen from the road. At 3:19 p.m. the fire crew was in the mop-up stage.  At 3:24 p.m. all units were clear and a message was left for the landowner.

• At 7:04 p.m., a caller on Sweetclover Road north of Park City reported he went to ask his mom to use her cell phone and caught her “basically popping every pill she has trying to kill herself.” At 7:09 p.m. the caller reported the female had taken five or six different meds and was awake and combative. She had been drinking and was in a fifth-wheel with a rifle in the camper. At 7:10 the Park City ambulance reported they were standing by until the scene was secure. At 7:25 p.m. a deputy advised it was okay to approach as no threats had been made with the weapon. At 7:37 p.m. a deputy reported the female was not in the area. At 7:43 p.m. a K9 unit was requested for tracking. At 8:48 p.m. a 911 call from Laurel PD was transferred and the female stated “call off the dogs, I haven’t taken anything and will not harm myself.” At 9:01 p.m., after several attempts to call the numbers given by the reporting party and dispatch, deputies advised that since she did not want to be found they would search the next day, if necessary. At 9:15 p.m. the female called to thank dispatch for “calling everyone off.” At 10:20 p.m., the female was back in her camper.


Dec. 13

• At 8:29 a.m. a caller reported a gas drive-off at the Zip Trip in Park City. At 9:55 a.m., dispatch reported that on Dec. 9 the involved party entered the store, made a purchase and had the pumps authorized. His card failed to work, then he drove off without paying for the fuel. The individual was contacted and was apologetic and stated they would stop by and pay that afternoon. The reporting party was notified and advised to call the Sheriff’s office if they didn’t pay.

• At 7:55 p.m. a caller on South Park City Road stated some tenants left a mess at a property she evicted them from on Dec 8. She went and cleaned the property on Dec. 11 and that night rocks and boards had been thrown through 20 windows. She stated she would like to meet with a deputy during the day and make a report and take pictures. The landlord stated she had pictures of the house after it was cleaned.


Dec. 14

• At 1:18 a.m. a deputy made a traffic stop near the Park City exit on Interstate 90 and the plate didn’t match the vehicle. The driver’s license had also expired in 2015. At 1:52 a.m. the driver received four citations.

• At 8:41 p.m., a caller on Sweetclover Road reported he and his neighbor had turned onto the road at the same time. The neighbor had been in front and was traveling at 5 mph. When the caller tried to pass he was nearly run off the road. No vehicle contact was made, the neighbor just wouldn’t let him pass. He stated there is an ongoing issue with this neighbor. He said anything the neighbor can do to “get under his skin he will do.” He asked for a deputy to advise him of his options. At deputy spoke with the caller at 9:32.


Dec. 15

• At 6:04 p.m. a caller on Old Mill Road reported he was missing a black bull, approximately 2,200 pounds or more. He said he looked with a spotlight but was unable to locate. At 3:17 p.m. on Dec. 16 he reported he spent all day looking for the bull. Dispatch contacted the livestock inspector and left a voicemail. At 3:50 p.m., he called to advise he located the bull a mile east of his property.


Dec. 16

• At 6:59 p.m., a 911 caller reported a jack-knifed semi near mm 416 on I-90.  At 7:14 p.m. a deputy reported the truck was in the median and just needed to be pulled out. MHP and Hanser’s was notified. 

• At 7:47 p.m., a 911 caller reported a two-vehicle accident on I-90 near Yegen Hill.

• At 8:19 p.m., a 911 caller reported a car had spun out into the median near mm 423 on I-90. At 9:23 p.m., a deputy reported tracks in the median like someone went in and was able to drive out.

• At 9:46 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle in the ditch near mm 418 on I-90. At 9:59 p.m. a deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.


Dec. 17

• At 9:52 a.m., 911 callers reported three accidents at once. One was a semi rollover, the second involved two semis that hit each other and the third one was a semi versus pickup. One of the semis was carrying orange juice and was on its side. At 10:16 a.m., Hanser’s reported they would be redirecting wreckers from mm 400 to these accidents. 

• At 9:48 p.m., a caller reported a light colored sedan traveling 35-40 mph on I-90 near mm 429.


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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
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