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Enterprise Staff

 Below is a sampling of recent calls made to the Park County Sheriff’s Office and the Livingston Police Department. 


July 1

• 12:43 p.m. — A domestic violence situation at the Gardiner Market resulted in a man being arrested for partner/family member assault. Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded along with Yellowstone National Park law enforcement rangers. 

• 2:11 p.m. — A caller reported a dog inside a hot vehicle in the Town & Country Foods parking lot. The city’s animal control officer was advised. 

• 3:43 p.m. — A caller reported from the vicinity of U.S. Highway 89 South and Mill Creek that a Chevrolet Tahoe with out-of-state plates passed their vehicle and almost ran them off the road. A deputy was unable to locate the Tahoe.  

• 5:16  p.m. — A caller reported a domestic violence situation near the Livingston-Park County Public Library, stating that a woman walking down the street was being followed by a man in a vehicle, and they were screaming at one another. The woman got in the car and drove away. Livingston Police Department officers were unable to locate the vehicle. 

• 10:21 p.m. — A PCSO deputy responded to a report of a motorist who struck an elk near mile marker 10 north of Gardiner. The driver sustained minor injuries, but the vehicle was not drivable, sustaining a mashed front end and busted out windshield. 


July 2

• 12:23 a.m. —A caller in the 300 block of North Chinook reported a missing dog, described as a neutered male red heeler wearing a collar.

• 2:22 a.m. — A caller in the 400 block of North Main Street complained that someone nearby setting of fireworks was having “one hell of a party.” LPD officers responded and asked them to quiet down, but were unable to locate any fireworks. 

• 2:31 a.m. — LPD officers made contact with people in the 300 block of North Main Street who were believed to be setting off fireworks. The people denied doing so, but officers advised them of a city ordinance regarding fireworks. 

• 2:45 a.m. — A caller in the 100 block of West Chinook Street reported people on the historic fire truck at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County. Officers were unable to locate anyone.  

• 6 a.m. — A caller in the 600 block of West Geyser reported finding a red and white Pomeranian dog and said they would keep it until its owner was located.

• 10:15 a.m. — A caller at Casey’s Corner on Park Street South reported a possibly drunk driver driving a white Mercedes allegedly running vehicles off the road. The caller was uncertain which direction the vehicle went. Montana Highway Patrol was alerted and PCSO deputies searched, too, but the vehicle was not located. 

• 12:18 p.m. — A caller on a hiking trail up Tom Miner Basin reported a 72-year-old male had slipped about 20 feet down a trail, but he proved to be OK and didn’t need any help. 

• 12:23 p.m. — A caller reported seeing a man in the vicinity of West Park Street discipline his daughter and then saw that the child ended up on the ground. The caller believed the man had done something to make the child fall down, but an officer was unable to locate the man and the child. 

• 3:57 p.m. — It was reported that a vehicle with Ohio plates hit a deer near the Grey Owl Fishing Access Site on U.S. Highway 89 S. No one was injured, but the vehicle was undriveable.

• 5:54 p.m. — A caller in the 100 block of East Lewis Street reported that someone he knows had taken his car without his permission. 

• 6:49 p.m. — A caller reported a fight in progress outside the Hiatt House in the 100 block of West Callender Street and that one person was injured. Officer and medics arrived, but no one was transported to the hospital, and no one wished to press charges.

• 8:32 p.m. — An employee of a Gardiner establishment requested law enforcement presence because a man upset with the service was creating a disturbance. The establishment wanted the man to leave. A PCSO deputy served the man with a no-trespass order.  

• 11:06 p.m. — A rodeo contestant handed his iPad to someone he thought was associated with the rodeo and asked him to video him while he was riding. The man was not associated with the rodeo and walked away with the iPad. Deputies are investigating. 


July 3

• 1:44 a.m. — A caller reported a man in the 49’er Bar and Casino threatening everybody inside the bar. Officers arrived, no one wanted to press charges, and the officers told the man to settle down or he could be cited.   

• 1:46 a.m. — A deputy saw a car off Old Clyde Park Road out in a field that had perhaps gone through a fence, but there was no apparent damage to the car or the fence. The vehicle was locked, and no one was in it. 

• 8:42 a.m. — A caller in Wilsall reported a neighbor trespassing on their land pulling up survey stakes, and wanted to talk to a deputy. 

 • 10:53 a.m. — The U.S. Forest Service requested backup from the PCSO while investigating possible drug offenses in the Eagle Creek campground outside of Gardiner.

• 3:35 p.m. —  A caller reported from Sacajawea Park that a very intoxicated male with a big bottle of Gallo wine had made lewd remarks to her. An officer made contact with the man and advised him to leave the area and talked to him about his comments toward people. 

• 10:15 p.m. — A caller on North M Street reported four people shooting off fireworks. LPD officers responded. 

• 10:45 p.m. — A small wildland fire started by fireworks was reported in the 400 block of Goat Mountain Trail in Livingston’s Highground area. The fire had been mostly extinguished when Park County Rural Fire No. 1 arrived on scene.    


July 4

• Midnight — An officer reported he was out in the alley in the 100 block of North Main Street with an individual who was cited for possession of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.

• 2:13 a.m. — An officer requested assistance in the 100 block of North D Street with getting three juveniles home who were out after curfew.   

• 2:41 a.m. — A caller reported there were people on the roof of the Murray Hotel throwing things off. Officers made contact with the individuals and advised to stop. 

• 7:54 a.m. — Callers at Casey’s Corner convenience store reported a black Labrador at large that was almost struck by a vehicle on Park Street. An officer picked up the dog and took it to Stafford Animal Shelter. 

• 1:02 p.m. — A caller reported finding an iPhone in Sacajawea Park. Officers were able to identify the owner and return the phone.   

• 3:26 p.m. — A caller at the Park County Rod and Gun Club shooting range said he felt threatened by another man, who reportedly told the caller he had a gun. However, a deputy determined the man did not have a gun.   

• 7:25 p.m. — Somebody from out of state at the rodeo reported a dog in a parked car. A deputy determined the dog had access to water and the car windows were open enough.

• 8:33 p.m. — A wildland fire believed to have been started by fireworks was reported at 600 block of  North Fifth Street. Livingston Fire & Rescue responded and extinguished the fire. 

• 10:11 p.m. — A small fireworks-related fire was reported in the 100 block of Molly Drive.   

• 10:21 p.m. — An officer reported he was in the 100 block of Molly Drive speaking with people who were shooting off fireworks.

• 10:22 p.m. —  Park County Rural Fire No. 1 responded to a report of a small fire started by fireworks south of Pine Creek at the intersection of Caledonia and Inverness Roads. 

• 10:25 p.m. — Deputies and medics responded to a fight at the Park County Fairgrounds during the rodeo between two juveniles, who were released to their parents and issued juvenile referrals. 

• 11:45 p.m. — A fire in a trash can of unknown cause in Sacajawea Park was reported. LFR responded and put it out. 


July 5

• 1:52 a.m. — A caller in the 100 block of Spruce Street called Dispatch to report he would be fixing a hole in his roof while wearing a headlamp and wanted deputies to know ahead of time in case anyone reported a suspicious person. 

• 2:02 a.m. — A caller near Yellowstone and Callender Streets reported a man trying to get into a white van. The caller spoke with the man and asked if he was OK to drive. Officers arrived and learned the man was planning to sleep in the van because all the local hotels were full. 

• 4:10 a.m. — A deputy driving through Sacajawea Park saw people near the Miles Park band shell and advised them the park was closed at that hour. 

• 4:27 a.m. — A caller reported that someone appeared to be trying to siphon gas out of vehicles at a car dealership located on West Park Street. An officer responded and the man confirmed that he was, indeed, trying to siphon gas out of vehicles, and he was arrested. 


July 6

• 10:42 a.m. — A Gardiner man reported he had been receiving harassing phone calls from an out-of-state man who claimed the Gardiner man had tried to cut the brake lines of the out-of-state man’s vehicle some years ago. The Gardiner man denied he had ever tried to cut the other man’s brake lines. A deputy called the out-of-state man and told him to stop calling the Gardiner man.  

 • 12:19 p.m. — A nurse at Livingston HealthCare requested an officer to speak with a patient who said he had been assaulted the previous night. The matter is under investigation. 

• 12:28 p.m. — A Sky Federal Credit Union customer reported fraudulent activity on his credit card. The matter is under investigation. 

• 1:36 p.m. — Staff at LHC reported a very young deer fawn running loose in the parking lot. A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks official could not locate the fawn, but LHC staff said they would call back if they saw it again.

 • 1:49 p.m. — A caller in the 100 block of South Eighth Street reported a boat and trailer lacking registration. An officer made contact with the owner, who said he would move it right away. 

• 2:06 p.m. — A caller reported the theft of construction equipment from the alley in the 100 block of North L Street. It was believed the theft happened a couple of months ago, and it is under investigation. It was not clear why the caller had waited several months to report the theft. 

• 3:59 p.m. —A caller on Story Road reported a possible theft from an elderly man’s home. The matter is under investigation.


July 7

• 6:42 a.m. — A caller reported seeing a deer with its head stuck in the fence near milepost 337 on Interstate 90 east of Livingston. The deer had apparently gotten free by the time a deputy reached the location.