Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

An intoxicated 18-year-old man from Idaho thought he was in Idaho Falls when he reentered a business he'd been asked to leave. He was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

A stretch limousine struck a light pole on Fallon Street around 10:30 p.m. Its occupants left at the scene.

A 12-year-old was concerned that someone with a bow and arrow near a playground on Michael Grove Avenue might shoot neighborhood pets.

A passerby thought a ladder left leading up to a West Main Street building's open second-story window was suspicious.

Fishing equipment appears to have blown out of a vehicle traveling along Highway 191. A caller retrieved the gear and turned it in.

Hundreds of dollars worth of fishing gear was stolen from a truck by someone who broke out the rear window to get into it while the owner was fishing between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The truck was parked on Highway 191.

A driver on Interstate 90 saw someone in a pink sweater in the ditch flailing her arms. Authorities could not find her.

The Montana State University Police reports for Sunday included the following:
A man tried to forcibly take a pizza from a delivery person in Roskie Hall around midnight. Police are investigating.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

- Slow day...

A man said someone had damaged his boat sometime over the past winter while it was in storage. He said the gas tanks had been emptied and it looked like someone "jumped on it and broke the dashboard."

A deputy gave someone a ticket for driving 78 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone.

A man threatened the driver of a Skyline bus at about 4:45 a.m.

Someone thought an SUV containing several teenagers was suspicious.

A deputy's car hit a whitetail deer on Hyalite Road, resulting in minor damage to the vehicle.

A woman who was sleeping in her vehicle in Hyalite said she was awoken by gunshots being fired at her vehicle. She was not injured and there were several bullet holes in the side of her vehicle.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Two men were cited for having an unruly gathering after someone reported loud music and loud people on Golden Rod Lane around midnight.

Someone stole a snowboard, backpack and boots from an unlocked vehicle parked on Holly Drive.

A juvenile who fled when he saw a police cruiser on North Ninth Avenue threw a baggie of marijuana into a yard.

An 8-foot table was lying in the northbound lane of North Seventh Avenue around 12:30 p.m.

A 24-year-old Belgrade man selling puppies in front of Wal-Mart around 1 p.m. was arrested on a warrant.

A woman reported that she had been scammed by two men who said they were from the city and that they would fix the cracks in her driveway. She thought it was free, but then the men tried to charge her $50. She paid them $25 and called police.

A business employee reported "strange" people driving an 1980s model Cadillac "boat-type" car had come into the business and asked when it was closing.

A rock was thrown through the window of an inactive church on Arrowhead Trail.

Bystanders rescued a girl and her dog who fell through ice on a pond near Village Drive around 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A caller reported that kids were speeding up and down Ritter Drive around 8:30 a.m.

A woman called about a weasel in her yard on Fen Way. She was referred to wildlife control services.

Three boys who were reportedly on the roof of buildings on North Rouse Avenue around 4:30 p.m. were gone when police arrived.

What appeared to be two propane tanks attached to a light pole on North 19th Avenue was actually an "air quality receptacle."

A man fled a store on South 23rd Avenue without paying for a case of Miller beer around 9 p.m.

A driver was cited for careless driving after an officer saw her swerving. She told the officer she was adjusting her radio.

A man was bitten in an assault that took place around 2:30 a.m. on Sitting Bull Road.

A pickup traveling along Interstate 90 with a load of firewood was losing wood out of the bed of the truck.

A resident on Harper Puckett Road said someone was shooting gophers in the area and bullets were "whizzing over" his house.

The driver of a pickup truck yelled obscenities and flipped off a person on Aspen Leaf Drive around 9 p.m.

A suspicious vehicle that was driving around a neighborhood near Nash Road and then parked in front of a home turned out to be two juveniles just talking.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A caller was concerned that two juveniles riding scooters down playground slides on West Babcock Street would get hurt.

An officer returned a bicycle to its 6-year-old owner.

A chair was stolen off a porch on South Tracy Avenue.

Two guys were "screaming and yelling" in a room and at the base area at Big Sky Resort around 2:30 a.m.

Someone broke into a truck overnight and took an avalanche beacon and probes while it was parked on Cedar Drive. The hot tub at the home there was also "trashed."

A man videotaped three loose dogs being aggressive towards him and his children on Coulee Drive around 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2009

About half a dozen horses were walking along Baxter Lane toward 19th Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

An animal control officer found no dogs but did find "a huge amount of dog feces" that was not cleaned up on Flanders Creek Avenue.

A man had "a general question about rodents in his yard."

An intoxicated man wandered into the wrong home and passed out on a chair. Police took him to the hospital.

Someone lit a fire on a man's lawn on Law Road around 12:30 a.m. The man was able to douse the fire with dirt.

Several mailboxes were torn off their posts on Madison Road and left in a ditch.

A 28-year-old from New York crashed his rented snowmobile trying to negotiate a corner and sustained leg, hip and back injuries around 2:30 p.m. off Doe Creek Trail south of Big Sky. Big Sky Fire Department volunteers rescued the man and brought him to a waiting ambulance on U.S. Highway 191.

A woman wanted a deputy to speak with her son about "the seriousness of stealing."

A ladder was in the middle of Interstate 90.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuedsay, March 16, 2010

A man who hung up on a dispatcher around 8 a.m. "just wanted to know what his phone number was."

Officers were unable to locate a pit bull that a property owner said former tenants left in their vacated apartment.

A mailbox was stolen from a home on South Black Avenue.

An antique eagle was taken from a flag and the flag was thrown into a neighbor's yard on South Black Avenue.

Someone dumped mail all up and down Kelly Canyon Road.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

- Lots of action on the streets...

A caller said about five people built a snow ramp over a dugout at the baseball park on Haggerty Lane.

Kids selling lemonade on North Grand Avenue were jumping into traffic around 1 p.m.

A woman, who thought her car had been stolen from a parking lot at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, called back to say she had found it around 6 p.m.

A man said he was frightened when he had to swerve on West Garfield Street because people were throwing snowballs at his vehicle around 11 p.m.

Several vehicles parked along East Mason Street were egged around 11:30 p.m.

Cars parked on Ali John Drive were egged around midnight.

Three domestic goats were wandering around Flagstone Drive around 11 a.m.

People were shooting BB guns at passing vehicles on North 25th Avenue around noon.

A 55-year-old Tennessee woman fractured her back when she landed on it after sledding off Hyalite Dam. Volunteers with Gallatin County Search and Rescue, Rae Sourdough Fire Department and ambulance workers carried the woman up the hill and she was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.

Kids were racing ATVs up and down Lilac Avenue around 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A dispatcher heard cursing, laughing and "people talking about how drunk they" were when someone hung up after dialing 911. When the dispatcher called back, a man suggested his phone must have "pocket dialed."

A deputy gave a ride to two women he saw walking in the snowstorm around 3 a.m.

An intoxicated man wearing ski boots and a backpack fell as he was getting off a shuttle van and dented it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

- A busy day...

A man who appeared to be intoxicated and had been stumbling around a West Main Street store with "blood on his knuckles" reportedly drove off from there around 1 a.m.

A cat was fighting with other cats and "creating a lot of noise" around 6 a.m. in a backyard on North Willson Avenue.

The window of a vehicle parked on South 12th Avenue was smashed.

A bunch of kids were smoking in an alley off North 11th Avenue around 8:30 a.m.

The window of a vehicle parked on East Story Street was broken.

A man was acting "overly angry," kicking a vehicle and screaming at a woman after their vehicle broke down in a parking lot.

Three males were reportedly smoking marijuana in an alley between 10th and 11th avenues. The caller said it "happens every day during high school lunch hour" and "sometimes after school, too."

An intoxicated man left a vodka bottle in a woman's garden on West Main Street around noon.

An officer helped an elderly woman "reposition" her vehicle after she turned into the wrong lane of traffic.

A driver was stopped "for a series of moving violations."

Someone tried to scrape a business' decals off a stolen skid loader that was found by the business owner in a snow bank near Hope Lutheran Church.

A deputy helped a storage unit renter get out of the gated area after being locked inside.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

A woman wanted to know if there was a law about leaving dogs in vehicles with the windows up.

A woman had questions about a letter she received that was intended for her neighbor who has a medical marijuana license. Police told her to give the mail to her neighbor.

A man refusing to leave a drive-up teller window at a bank said, "It looks like we'll have to get some ammunition."

Police gave a caller a warning after the caller asked about shooting BB guns within city limits.

A caller was concerned about a man walking up and down North 15th Avenue all day and asked police to check on him.

A fire that seemed to be engulfing a barn on Baxter Lane was actually a slash pile burning behind it.

A woman said someone was leaving dog feces on her property.

A refrigerator or large piece of furniture was causing a traffic hazard on Interstate 90 around 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

- A man, who was cited for not having licenses for his two dogs and warned for not having them on leash, was picking up dog feces left by other people on East Main Street.

- A caller wanted to know what to do about his roommates smoking marijuana.

- A male, listed as a runaway, was found in Cape Coral, Fla.

- A caller saw another driver swerve and toss beer cans out the window on Jackson Creek Road.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

- A North Black Avenue woman reported at about 8 p.m. that "the noise from the fairgrounds is so loud that it is interfering with her TV watching." She called multiple times afterward until about 10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Here is a set of posts with an exemplary use of quotes for effect.

- Around 1 p.m. Monday, a neighbor asked for extra patrol at night on West Oak for "people doing lewd acts in their vehicles."

- Around 4:30 p.m., a man was reported to be "camping out" in the Public Library's restroom on East Main Street. The man was found to be intoxicated in the stall.

- A group of people sledding at 11:30 p.m. was reported as being "very loud." An officer warned those sledding to quiet down.

- "Somewhere in Gallatin Gateway" at 10:30 a.m., a man was reported as holding a car for ransom over a debt, and the caller "didn't know the guy's address."

- Around 4 p.m., a man from Three Forks told a deputy about "some items being held by his sister and she won't give them to him."

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

About 10 kids were running between several hotels on Wheat Drive and knocking on doors. A woman was reportedly walking around Olive Street and South Third Avenue and screaming. Police were unable to locate the woman.

A man said something tore the rack off the top of his truck as he went through a car wash. He said the car wash didn’t have anything telling drivers the clearance for vehicles. He wanted to know if anything could be done about that.

A man was arrested for driving under the influence after he drove over the median on Gallatin Road three times and failed field sobriety tests.

Someone said “poachers” were trespassing on private property in Beehive Basin. The caller then said they were not poachers but skiers, one of whom was wearing an orange coat.

At the Cameron Bridge Fishing Access, a person found a plastic bag with checks and other items. The bag had a brick tied to it and was floating in the river.