LOG BOOK— Aug. 10-18

Enterprise Staff

The following is a selection of calls made to the Livingston Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office within the last week. 


Aug. 10

• 8:30 a.m. — A View Vista Drive caller reported that her boyfriend received a text saying the sender was part of ISIS and that the boyfriend would be kidnapped in the next 24 hours. The text said the sender “did not want any money, just his life.” PCSO investigated and contacted the FBI. The FBI found the sender was outside Montana, had no affiliation with ISIS and appeared to be someone trying to scare the couple. 

• 10:23 a.m. — A county road department worker reported there was a driver who had blown through a work zone. The worker said the driver had argued with a road flagger and then took off. A deputy responded and spoke to the driver, who said the road crew was not wearing reflective clothes and did not have a sign. PCSO is investigating.

• 11:28 a.m. — A caller in the 300 block of South B Street reported someone had urinated in her plants and a bucket the night before. LPD is investigating. 

• 11:38 a.m. — A caller in the 400 block of North Third Street reported that their garage had been run into the night before. LPD is investigating. 

• 6:17 p.m. — A caller in the 200 block of South Ninth Street spoke to an officer about how he was assaulted by an ex-girlfriend Monday. He said they’ve been having issues while going through a separation and when he attempted to grab his belongings, she began assaulting him. LPD is investigating. 

• 7:14 p.m. — A caller in the 300 block of South Main Street reported there was some graffiti on the side of a building. An officer took photos of the graffiti and LPD is investigating. 


Aug. 11

• 9:47 a.m. —An Emigrant caller reported that someone had run into their porch in the back alley of their residence, causing damage to the structure. PCSO is investigating. 

• 10:08 a.m. — An Emigrant caller reported that a man who lives in the area had jumped the fence and had tampered with a sprinkler. A deputy conducted an investigation and cited the man for criminal trespass and criminal mischief. 

• 1:14 p.m. — A grandparent in Paradise Valley reported their grandson had been staying with them for three weeks and had started causing issues. The caller said their grandson had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend and had drove off in a car, and asked if a deputy would check his room for drugs. The caller said they asked the grandson and girlfriend not to return. A deputy responded and searched the room.

• 5:02 p.m. — A West Lewis Street caller reported there was a dog in the area that sounded like it was in distress. They said it had been howling for 45 minutes. An officer located the dog and it had been kenneled in a backyard while the owners were gone. The dog was not in distress.


Aug. 12

• 2:23 a.m. — A River Drive man reported that while he was sleeping, a woman came in and started hitting him. The woman was arrested by LPD for domestic violence.  

• 11:13 a.m. — A West Park Street caller reported someone had stolen an outside table and four chairs the night before. The caller said the chairs and tables are typically locked up at night but that someone forgot to lock them. LPD is investigating. 

• 12:20 p.m. — A Fox Run caller reported there was a porcupine in their yard that was acting strange, falling over and that it might have distemper. The caller was referred to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

• 12:45 p.m. — A caller on West Geyser Street reported there was a man who was having severe mental issues, and that he was becoming increasingly disturbed and violent. The caller also said the man was admitted to Warm Springs before but that he did not have a violent past. LPD located the man and took him to the hospital to be evaluated. 

• 3:10 p.m. — A caller in the 900 block of West Chinook Street reported she was contacted by someone who claimed to be an officer saying her grandson was in jail. She said the caller said they were trying to raise money to get her grandson out of jail and that she needed to buy four iTunes cards and call them back when she obtained them. The woman said it sounded “fishy,” so she called law enforcement to confirm her grandson was not in jail. The grandson was not in jail and LPD is investigating.  

• 3:56 p.m. — A caller at All Blinged Out reported they had surveillance video of two juvenile girls shoplifting earlier in the day. LPD is investigating and is attempting to contact the juveniles’ parents. 

• 7:25 p.m. — A Swingley Road caller reported that a man was on their property and had cut a lock on a back gate. The caller said there was a no-trespass order issued from Sweet Grass County for a man in the past. Deputies responded and were unable to locate the man but found his vehicle. Deputies called the man believed to be the trespasser. PCSO is investigating. 

• 7:55 p.m. — A man came into the police station to report a gun and some money was stolen from his house earlier that day. He said his house was unlocked. LPD is investigating. 

• 9:10 p.m. — A caller at The Sport reported her purse had come up missing while in the business and believes it was stolen. LPD is investigating. 


Aug. 13

• 2:14 a.m. — A caller on Jardine Road in Gardiner reported there was a camper that caught fire at the Timber Camp. A deputy and Gardiner’s Gateway Hose Company responded, and extinguished the fire. There were no injures. The camper was not salvageable. The cause of the fire has not been determined. 

• 10:26 a.m. — An eastbound Interstate 90 caller reported there was a vehicle rollover near mile marker 322. A deputy, Livingston Fire and Rescue, and Montana Highway Patrol responded. People sustained minor injuries in the crash and were transported to Livingston HealthCare. 

• 1:29 p.m. — A caller in the 300 block of West Park Street reported there were two men in a confrontation, but were no longer yelling at each other and were now shaking hands. Both men had left by the time officers arrived.


Aug. 14

• 2:09 a.m. — A Sandpoint, Idaho, caller was transferred to the PCSO to report that her father, boyfriend and sister’s boyfriend had gone missing while hiking near Granite Peak in Cooke City. She said she last spoke with her father around 6 p.m. that evening and that he said they had hiked over the hardest part of the hike. Her father said the group should be off the trail no later than 11 p.m. and had a guide with them. The woman said she would call if she had not heard from them by the morning. She did not call the PCSO back.

• 12:25 p.m. — A South C Street caller reported there were two women fighting and that there were two men attempting to break up the fight. LPD responded and arrested one woman for disorderly conduct.  

• 2:44 p.m. — A Gardiner caller on Scott Street reported there was a brother and sister in an argument over rides at Conoco. A deputy responded, and the sister and brother were separated. The sister was given a ride home to Mammoth by a deputy who also spoke with her father. 

• 5:56 p.m. — A Livingston HealthCare caller reported a woman had been bitten by a dog. LPD responded and determined it had occurred in the county. A deputy responded and collected photos. The woman did not want to press charges as she said she was feeding the dog, bent down to pick up food she had dropped and the dog bit her. 


Aug. 15

• 12:46 a.m. — A Livingston HealthCare employee notified the PCSO that there was a woman coming in for a mental health evaluation. A deputy responded to the hospital and transported the woman to a care house. 

• 1:59 a.m. — An officer observed a vehicle commit several driving violations from Chinook Street to B Street, including making an abrupt stop, swerving and hitting the shoulder of the road. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence. 

• 8:19 a.m. — A caller in the 400 block of North Main Street reported she found a 4-year-old boy wandering the street alone. LPD responded and, at the same time, another caller reported a woman wandering around in the area. The woman was the boy’s mother looking for him, and they were reunited. 

• 9:32 a.m. — A View Vista Drive caller reported someone had taken the license plate from the front of their vehicle. A deputy responded and took a written statement from the caller. The vehicle’s plate number was entered into a national crime database.

• 9:43 a.m. — A caller at Paradise Valley Fishing Access reported there was a man lying on the ground near a vehicle with both doors open. The caller said the man was twitching and turning blue. The caller said a woman with the man slapped him and also threw water on him. The man woke up, and the caller said he asked if the caller was an undercover officer. The caller said he was no longer with the couple but wanted the PCSO to know in case drugs were involved. The information was forwarded to the Missouri River Drug Task Force. 

 Aug. 16

• 9:57 a.m. — A man in the 100 block of North I Street reported he and his girlfriend had gotten into a fight and that his girlfriend might have broken her knuckles. Officers responded and found the boyfriend had scratches on his neck and body, while the girlfriend had bruises on her knuckles. The girlfriend was arrested for partner or family member assault.  

• 11:46 a.m. — A westbound caller on I-90 reported there were family members having a dispute on the side of the highway and a teenage boy was running from the vehicle while another adult was chasing the youth. A deputy responded and spoke with the family, who said the boy, a nephew of the driver, was asked to get out of the vehicle because he was threatening the driver. The driver then had to pull his nephew out of the vehicle. PCSO documented the incident since no one wanted to press charges. 

• 3:58 p.m. — A man came to the LPD station to report his green and black BMX bicycle had been stolen a week ago. LPD is investigating. 

• 7:44 p.m. — A deputy went to Tom Miner Creek Road in Emigrant to check on bear activity in a well-known bear area. The deputy reported there were several parked vehicles viewing six grizzly bears near the B Bar Ranch and that everything was OK.   


Aug. 17

• 8:44 a.m. — A code enforcement employee at the City Transfer Station reported a red Chevy truck with evidence tape on it had a broken window. A deputy responded and found that the vehicle’s window had already been broken and that it appeared nothing had been taken from the vehicle. 

• 10:43 a.m. — An Emigrant caller reported their neighbor and nephew got into an argument and had exchanged nasty words. The caller said the nephew was trying to hitchhike to Livingston and that they would drive him to the PCSO to meet with his parents. PCSO assisted to peacefully resolve the situation, and no charges were filed. 

• 2:20 p.m. — A Sweet Grass County caller reported someone was burning a slash pile near Whispering Pines Lane on the Main Boulder Corridor. The Park County Fire Warden could not be reached and a deputy responded. The deputy observed a fire, ordered the person to extinguish it and cited the person for violating Park County’s Stage 1 fire restriction.  

• 5:36 p.m. — A man came into the PCSO to report he had found his storage unit broken. He said he was at the unit earlier that morning and that when he returned that afternoon, the lock was gone. He said a file cabinet, documents and other items were missing and approximately $500 worth in items were taken. PCSO is investigating.

• 8:00 p.m. — A caller in the 100 block of South K Street reported someone had stolen around 100 ounces in silver coins from him within the last several months. LPD is investigating.  


Aug. 18

• 8:15 a.m. — A caller at Yellowstone County Motors asked to speak to an officer about some text messages his 17-year-old son had been receiving. LPD responded and viewed the texts and found no violation of any law. 

• 3:49 p.m. — A man came into the station to speak to an officer about a document he had mailed. He said that when the document arrived at its destination there were several pages missing. LPD is investigating.

• 4:47 p.m. — A caller reported that sometime the night before, someone struck their vehicle at Montana’s Rib and Chop House and left the scene. LPD is investigating. There are no suspects at this time.

• 7:07 p.m. — A caller at the 49er Diner reported there was a man who urinated outside the business and was back inside the business. LPD responded and cited the man for disorderly conduct.