Logbook April 15-20

Enterprise Staff

Following is a selection of calls made to the Livingston Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office.


April 20

• 1:25 a.m. — Livingston Police Department officers on patrol noticed a vehicle in a West Park Street parking lot and lights on in a nearby building. All was well.  

• 12:43 p.m. —  A caller reported an open door at the Guest House on West Park Street. LPD officers searched the building for intruders, none were found. A construction company was advised about making sure doors were closed and locked. 


April 19

• 11:27 p.m. — A caller in the 300 block of South Fifth Street requested extra LPD patrol, believing there may be drug activity in the area.

• 9:37 p.m. — LPD officers made a traffic stop in the 400 block of East Lewis Street of a potentially drunk driver, who was taken to Livingston HealthCare for a blood alcohol test and subsequently arrested. 

• 8:32 p.m. — An anonymous male caller reported a male open-carried a gun into a bar on North Main Street. The man with the gun left the bar before LPD officers arrived. 

• 6:01 p.m. — A caller in the 500 block of West Geyser Street reported someone had stolen the propane tank from his barbecue grill. He wanted the information on file, but did not want to speak with an officer. 

4:46 p.m. —  A local mental health agency reported a missing man. The man was located and transported by Park County Sheriff’s Office deputies to Hope House in Bozeman.

• 2:12 p.m. — A PCSO deputy assisted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks with a situation at the Carter’s Bridge Fishing Access Site where a woman in a camper has been camping illegally.

• 12:38 p.m. An individual living in Minnesota contacted the PCSO concerning a possible scam. The individual sent money to someone claiming to be in Livingston, who was not. 

• 11:21 a.m.  — A caller contacted the LPD regarding possibly fraudulent activity on his mother’s credit card. The matter is under investigation.

• 10:40 a.m. and 10:41 a.m. — Two callers reported two men in a verbal altercation in the Crazy Mountain Trailer Court in the 1400 block of East Gallatin Street. One of the men had a hammer in his hand. LPD officers found only a verbal argument, and advised the two men to go their separate ways.  

• 10:27 a.m. — A caller in the 200 block of South Seventh Street called the LPD to report that the FBI had instructed him to contact local enforcement concerning an investigation it was conducting into fraudulent use of the caller’s address and Social Security number to purchase cellphones.

• 9:31 a.m. — Livingston HealthCare requested LPD assistance with a mental health patient who was becoming agitated and had a history of becoming difficult to handle. 


April 18

• 10:24 p.m. — The woman in the camper at Carter’s Bridge FAS (see above, April 19, 2:12 p.m.) was reportedly trying to stop vehicles on the bridge. A PCSO made contact with the woman, who said her dog had gotten loose on the bridge and she was trying to stop traffic in order to retrieve it.  

• 6:13 p.m. — During a verbal dispute, a woman in a vehicle allegedly grabbed a second woman, who was outside the vehicle, by the hair, put the car in reverse, and dragged her about 30 feet. The matter is still under investigation, and assault charges may be pending

• 4:06 p.m. — A complainant at the Town Pump on East Park Street reported juveniles in the store attempting to buy tobacco. The caller reported he told one of the juveniles if he had ID, he knew it would be fake. The caller just wanted the information on file with the LPD. 

• 2:46 p.m. — Staff with the Gardiner Market in Gardiner contacted the PCSO over a shoplifter who was believed to have stolen and then eaten a sandwich in the restroom, and then approached the counter with food taken from the shelves and attempted to “return” the items for a refund. Deputies located and arrested the woman. 

• 1:06 p.m. —A caller in the 500 block of U.S. Highway 89 South reported to the PCSO that she had received a phone call from a scammer saying she was in danger of a lawsuit unless she sent money. The matter is under investigation. 

• 11:53 a.m. — A caller in the 100 block of Pine Creek Road came to the PCSO to report fraudulent charges made on a credit card. The matter is under investigation

• 11:04 a.m. — A caller reported to the LPD that they received money through Facebook from a company called Global Solutions and believe they are being scammed. The caller, advised not to send money if asked for any, requested to talk to an officer. 

• 7:34 a.m. — A caller in the 500 block of West Front Street reported their vehicle had sustained damage as if someone had hit it with a baseball bat. The matter is under investigation. 

• 6:25 a.m. — A caller in the 1300 block of West Crawford Street reported a camper parked in the street, where it was believed someone was living. An LPD officer made contact with the camper occupant, who was told it was illegal to live in a trailer on city streets and advised them to move. 


April 17

• 8:23 p.m. — PCSO was requested to assist with a possibly suicidal male at the Mammoth Hot Springs campground. PCSO was asked to also check the Eagle Creek campground, but no suicidal male was located.

• 5:05 p.m. — A car with Texas plates — no other description — was reported by a caller to be swerving and speeding on Interstate 90, westbound near mile marker 330. A PCSO deputy was out of position to respond. Montana Highway Patrol was also advised. 

• 3:29 p.m. — A man in the 400 block of North C Street said he believed he had seen his son’s bicycle, which he had reported stolen from Sleeping Giant Middle School two weeks earlier. The matter was turned over to the School Resource officer, but attempts to locate the bike were unsuccessful. 

• 1:54 p.m. — A PCSO deputy was requested to assist a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks with a report of two men and a dog chasing elk on the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

• 1:06 p.m. — A caller in the 500 block of East Butte Street reported to LPD her vehicle had been taken about 5 a.m. to Clyde Park by someone known to her. She later got a ride, retrieved her car, and did not want further assistance. 

• 12:30 p.m. —  A female caller on Guthrie Lane reported to the PCSO her vehicle was stolen by a man she had given permission to drive it. The car had broken down, and was not stolen, and the man made arrangements to get the vehicle returned to her. 

• 10:17 a.m. —  A caller in the 2400 block of Constellation Drive reported a missing 8-year-old, who was quickly located at a neighbor’s house. 


April 16

• 10:47 p.m. — A PCSO responded to a complaint of a woman yelling at a man at the Mammoth Hot Springs campground. The man said the woman was yelling at him to turn his music down.

• 10:02 p.m. — An anonymous caller reported an underage party in progress in the 100 block of South F Street. LPD officers responded, and several juveniles were cited for minor in possession of alcohol.  

 • 8:12 p.m. — A caller reported “animal abuse” near the Sacajawea Park lagoon, reporting a man allowing his dog to chase ducks. An LPD officer was unable to locate the man or the dog and did not observe any ducks or other wildlife in apparent distress. 

• 5:09 p.m. — A man called to report that a dog had bit his son, and he had locked the dog up in the tennis courts near Sleeping Giant Middle School. LPD officers responded and were able to locate the dog’s owner. 

 • 4:47 p.m. — A caller in the 1300 block of West Crawford reported scratches on her vehicle. She reported there had been people living in a camper in the same block, and believed they might be responsible for her car’s scratches. Officers made contact with the people in the camper and told them they can’t live in a camper on city streets.  

• 4:41 p.m. — A caller in the 100 block of North E Street requested officers check on her 13-year-old son, whom she had not spoken with in a month. She believed his father was advising him not to contact her. An officer made contact with the son, who stated he would call his mother.  

• 4:30  p.m. — What was initially believed to be the theft of a handbag at Chico Hot Springs Resort turned out to be a bag mix-up. Both parties got their own bags back without further incident.

• 2:57 a.m. — A caller in the vicinity of South Yellowstone and West Callender reported a dog had been barking in the area for the past half hour. The animal control officer was advised. 


April 15

• 10:02 p.m. — An LPD officer was involved in a foot pursuit when one of two juvenile males talking to an officer ran from the officer. The officer made contact with the young man and cited him for minor in possession. He was released to his mother. 

• 7:07 p.m. — A caller in the 1200 block of West Front Street reported a flatbed trailer as stolen when a person who had been allowed to use it did not return it. LPD officers contacted the borrower, who returned the trailer the next day. 

 • 6:37 p.m. — A caller located at the Town Pump on Park Street South reported a horse she had picked up in Bozeman had fallen in the horse trailer and broken its leg, and she needed the phone number of a veterinarian. 

• 4:40 p.m. — A caller reported $7,000 worth of items missing from a storage unit. The caller had not been to the unit since December. The matter is under investigation by the PCSO.  

• 4:07 p.m. — A caller on Thistle Hill Road reported the theft of snow tires, possibly the day before, valued at $1,000. A PCSO deputy responded and followed a lead provided by the caller. Charges may be pending. 

• 12:38 p.m. — A caller in the 300 block of South I Street reported he was missing some prescription pills and believed he knew who took them. The matter is under investigation by the LPD. 

• 10:06 p.m. — A caller on View Vista Drive reported to PCSO that a man tried to get money from her through Facebook. 

• 9:50 a.m. — A caller on Industrial Park Road reported a missing dump trailer. It was last seen the day before, and the theft is under investigation by PCSO. 

• 7:52 a.m. — A caller whose address was not noted called LPD to request to speak with a drug task force officer concerning drugs found in the room of the caller’s child.