The Best of the Bozeman Police Reports
Author: Tim Iacono
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From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle Police Reports page come the best of the Bozeman police reports from the last week along with some items from the Sheriff’s Office.
I had no idea that there was such a problem in this area during the winter months with bison and with Native Americans chasing them, but, apparently there is. Also, I’ve been wondering when a “snow removal” dispute was going to show up as it does in the last item in the list below – we get so much snow here and removing it from one’s driveway, especially in close quarters, is bound to produce disagreements about “technique”.
- A caller wanted someone to know that there were about 10 deer in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 4 a.m.
- A caller found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on his desk at a restaurant on North Seventh Avenue when he arrived at work around noon.
- An intoxicated-sounding man dialed 911 and said, “He is going to kill me the next time he sees me” and hung up around 10:30 p.m. The man again called the emergency number and said, “A bum came over and is now naked on his couch.” He told a dispatcher the man would not leave.
- Native Americans were reported to be chasing bison in a blue Ford truck on Horse Butte.
- A deputy responded to a family dispute, and found a husband and wife to be in an argument over leftover dinner. They agreed to calm down and not argue for the rest of the evening.
- A caller wanted to know if her driver’s license was suspended.
- Deputies received numerous reports of bison on the side of U.S. Highway 191 around 7:15 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. someone reported a dead buffalo on Rainbow Point Road, but when a deputy arrived, it appeared as though someone had picked it up.
- Two 23-year-old males were seen fighting on the sidewalk of Main Street at 1:30 a.m. They refused to go home after being told to do so by officers and were subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.
- A wife was concerned about her husband’s whereabouts at 2 p.m. after he had not returned home from ice fishing. He was supposed to return home at 11 a.m. It turned out he had just lost track of time.
- An intoxicated Colorado man insisted a West Main Street gas station employee call police but would not say why he wanted them when they arrived around 11:30 p.m. He lay down in front of the store’s entrance and refused to move. He kicked at officers when they tried to move him. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and held in jail on $200 bond.
- Snowmobilers were reportedly pulling skiers and snowboarders behind their machines around 1:30 p.m. on Goose Creek Road but were gone when deputies arrived.
- A woman called to report her daughter had taken the family Suburban without permission to go to Bridger Bowl at 8 a.m. The youth assaulted a deputy while being arrested and was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and assault of a peace officer.
- A moose fell into a window well of a home on Looking Glass Road around 6:45 p.m. Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks officials decided to leave it there overnight and check on it in the morning.
- Someone pulled a fire alarm at Shoshone Condominiums in Big Sky “for amusement.”
- A transient man holding a sign at the corner of 19th Avenue and West Main Street around 11:45 a.m. flipped off a passing driver who told him to get a job. Police warned the man for “using an obscene gesture.”
- Police determined that the resident of a home on Mineral Avenue had a valid medical marijuana card after someone picking up trash there found marijuana leaves in the garbage.
- Native Americans were reported to be chasing bison on snowmobiles on Gallatin Road and Rainbow Point Road, where snowmobiles are not allowed.
- Deputies cited a man for disorderly conduct when he “dumped a significant amount of snow in a neighbor’s driveway after a dispute over plowing techniques.”
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