Logbook for week of April 1-8

Enterprise Staff


A selection of calls answered by the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

April 8

• 3:50 a.m.  — A suspicious vehicle behind Ace Hardware turned out to be a newspaper delivery person after it was investigated by a Park County Sheriff’s Office deputy. 

April 7

• 8 p.m. — A Gardiner-area resident reported a motorhome had just parked in her driveway. A PCSO deputy spoke with the owner of the motorhome, and it turned out the complainant knew the motorhome owner and allowed him to park overnight. 

• 2:59 p.m. — A Gardiner resident reported the theft of a piece of electronics equipment that may have been stolen during a school dance in October. PCSO is investigating. 

April 6

• 11:52 p.m. — A caller reported a husband and wife having an argument on Hellroaring Street in Gardiner. A deputy responded, and the couple agreed to separate for the night. The deputy stood by until the two separated. 

• 3:15 p.m. — Two inmates in the Park County Detention Center got into a fist fight over a cribbage game. They were both cited for disorderly conduct. 

April 4

• 10:23 a.m. — A caller reported finding a backpack on Emigrant Peak near the top of the ridge. He said he took photos of where he found it and would drop it off. 

• 9:41 a.m. — A caller on View Vista Drive said she sold a van to another woman, who then posted on Facebook that the van seller is pregnant and stealing meds out of medicine cabinets. A PCSO deputy contacted the woman making the Facebook claims, who denied posting the claim. The deputy told the reporting party they could proceed to small claims court if she believed she had been civilly wronged. 

•  9:33 a.m. — A woman reported to the PCSO that her uncle was threatening to take her to court over a fence she is putting up.

• 4:14 p.m. — An individual in Wilsall making a private firearms purchase called to find out how to make sure the guns weren’t stolen. A PCSO deputy called and left a message telling the caller to get the serial numbers. The purchaser never called back. 

• 3:52 a.m. — A caller reported that a man with a machete had walked into a home in the 100 block of North K St. A deputy and police officer responded and found the man had left, and the weapon had not been used. 

• 12:03 a.m. —A deputy on foot patrol at Chico Hot Springs did a bar walk and reported all was well. 

April 3

• 10:33 p.m. — A caller reported that it looked like a car had slammed into a tree near Chico, and then the driver left. Guests at Chico Hot Springs Resort reported witnessing the accident. A PCSO deputy gathered information, which was transferred to Montana Highway Patrol. 

 • 10:28 p.m. — A caller reported a fight outside the Clyde Park Tavern. A man on a Harley left, headed in an unknown direction, before a deputy arrived. The deputy arrived and found that no physical altercation had taken place. The bar owner requested the man be charged with trespassing if he returned.

• 7:08 p.m. — Yellowstone National Park Dispatch received a call from a game warden who reported a rollover accident between Gardiner and Jardine. Montana Highway Patrol was advised, who found a man trying to hook a chain to the vehicle to pull it out. The man was charged with a DUI. 

April 1

• 5:33 p.m. — A caller reported a possibly drunk driver, speeding and “all over the road” eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 329. The report was forwarded to MHP. 

• 1:41 p.m. — A reporting party walked into the Sheriff’s Office to report she had been hit by a home-care patient she assists. She wanted to file a police report for workman’s compensation. 

• 11:41 a.m. — A caller said a female driving erratically on U.S. Highway 89 North almost lost a side mirror against a bridge. Deputies advised MHP who located the driver, who admitted to striking the bridge.