Log book May 4-11

Enterprise Staff

The following is a selection of calls answered by the Park County Sheriff’s Office for the week of May 4 to May 11.


May 11

• 7:12 p.m. — A caller reported a possible drunk driver traveling down U.S. Highway 90 South slowly and not maintaining its lane. A deputy stopped the vehicle near the Grey Owl Fishing Access Site, which proved to be driven by tourists who were lost and attempting to use a navigation system while driving. 

• 6:28 p.m.  — A vehicle was reported eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 337 traveling 102 mph and swerving all over the road. Sweet Grass County was advised. 

• 11:49 a.m. — A reporting party said her ex has some of her property and was threatening to take it to the dump if she didn’t come get it soon. The ex was contacted and agreed to give her a month to make arrangements to get her things. 

• 11:09 a.m. — A caller on Rock Creek near Gardiner reported a deer fawn in the area with two broken hind legs. A deputy responded and dispatched the deer.  

• 7:54 a.m. — A motion alarm was reported at Stafford Animal Shelter, but everything was in order. 

 • 12:46 a.m. — A female in Clyde Park was reported missing by a friend, who was supposed to meet with her but hadn’t heard from her in a week. The woman proved to be OK.  

May 10

• 1:12 p.m. — A caller on Business Park Road wanted to talk to a deputy about someone taking one of their pickup trucks who apparently “blew the motor” of the truck.  

• 12:05 p.m. — Shields Valley High School requested a deputy and canine officer come to the school to check for drugs after a report of some sort of activity on a school bus. The dog located a small amount of marijuana, and a juvenile was cited for drug possession. 

• 11:43 a.m. — A caller in the 100 block of Spruce Street reported money missing from a checking account. The caller contacted the bank, who told the caller to call law enforcement. The case is under investigation. 

• 11:27 a.m. — A NorthWestern Energy employee reported some magnetic signs may have been stolen or possibly lost off a truck, and just wanted the information on file. 

• 6:51 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 89 South, which had been parked near the reporting party’s home all night with the lights on. A deputy made contact with the vehicle’s driver, who was asked to clean up the small fire he had built on private property. 

• 3:35 a.m. — A caller reported her vehicle had been stolen by a friend, but she had actually given permission to use it. The male driving her car was contacted by a deputy, and he was arrested by Montana Highway Patrol on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

May 9

• 11:28 p.m. — Staff at Livingston HealthCare wanted to talk to the deputy who had brought in a mental health patient. The patient was supposed to leave the hospital with a friend, not on foot. 

• 7:15 p.m. — A deputy assisted a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employee with a allegedly mentally ill man who had gotten into a fight with another man at Mallard’s Rest.  

 • 6:16 a.m. — An alarm at Bank of the Rockies in Clyde Park was possibly set off by falling snow. There was no emergency and all was well. 

• 2:04 a.m. — A deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle parked on Swingley Road with no one apparently around. 


May 8

• 5:21 p.m. — A caller reported a possible drunk driver in a gold Honda westbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 335 traveling at 80 mph “all over the road.” Bozeman dispatch was advised. The vehicle was not located in Park County. 

• 4:50 p.m. — A caller reported being charged by two dogs on Livingston Peak. When the caller confronted the owners and suggested the dogs be leashed, the caller said the owners laughed. The caller, who was legally carrying a gun, said he did not brandish the weapon. The incident, which occurred on U.S. Forest Service property, was turned over to Forest Service law enforcement.

• 4:39 p.m. — NorthWestern Energy reported a downed, live power line had fallen into the Yellowstone River near Gardiner that had apparently been knocked down by a small plane coming in too low at the Gardiner airport. NWE turned off the power, and a deputy made contact with the pilot. 

• 3:39 p.m. — A caller on Sundance Road requested his 15-year-old son be arrested for stealing his truck and some money. A deputy found that the truck might not have been stolen. The caller talked to the deputy about speaking with a juvenile probation officer. 

• 2:46 p.m. — A caller in Gardiner reported a large amount of garbage overflowing a dumpster at the Gardiner greenboxes and was worried about bears getting in there. 


May 7

• 8:37 p.m. — A woman near Chico Hot Springs reported her white miniature poodle missing. 

• 8:01 p.m. — A caller near Hellroaring Street in Gardiner reported a man in the street acting suspiciously. A deputy made contact with the man, who just wanted a bus voucher to leave town. The deputy drove him to Livingston.

• 8:00 p.m. — A man flipped his kayak in the Yellowstone River about 5 miles north of Gardiner, and Search and Rescue was called. The man was able to self-rescue, and the SAR was called off, but his kayak continued down the river. 

• 5:53 p.m. — Callers reported items in the driving lane on I-90 eastbound around mile marker 328 that turned out to be a lawnmower, a wheelbarrow and a small trailer that had detached from a vehicle.

• 10:50 a.m. — A caller in Jardine reported a deer vomiting blood in his yard. A second caller reported he had shot the deer with a BB gun. He was cited for illegally taking a large game animal.


May 6

• 2:36 p.m. — A caller  on U.S. Highway 89 North reported that an angry person had come on to their property, and the caller was fearful the person would return.

• 12:52 p.m. — A deputy assisted a game warden with a woman camping illegally at the Emigrant Fishing Access Site. 


May 5

• 10:56 p.m. — A caller at the Emigrant General Store reported a man who hung around the store and then showed up at her residence saying he wanted to work with her. He was served with a no-stalking notice. 

• 6:42 p.m. — A deputy arrested a man in the 400 block of East Park Street who was observed driving on a suspended or revoked license. 


May 4

• 9:35 p.m. — A man causing a disruption and making threats was asked to leave Chico Hot Springs. A deputy made contact with the man, who appeared to have mental health issues. 

• 10:20 a.m. — A caller in Clyde Park received a concerning text message and was concerned it involved a fraud. 

• 1:45 a.m. —  A caller on Willow Drive reported receiving harassing text messages that included Bible quotes and obscenities. A deputy made contact with the sender, and the sender promised to stop texting the caller.