Police Blotter 12.21.17

12/12/2017  -  Tuesday
14:27  Animal Complaint
Red Lodge
There is a deer with a plastic bag over its head.  FWP Warden adv it is a paper bag, not plastic / already starting to fall apart.  Deer will be OK.
12/13/2017  -  Wednesday
06:59  Suspicious Activity
Caller heard gunfire to the east. She thinks it might be hunters but it’s dark out.
16:11 Domestic Disturbance                                        
A couple were arguing on the sidewalk / Female had no shoes on in the snow. They just went inside / Officer responded.
19:47  Motor Veh. Crash, Non-Injury                            
Red Lodge                                     
Caller is angry / a vehicle just crashed into his parked vehicle / no injuries / RL officer responded.
12/14/2017  -  Thursday
10:21 Animal Complaint-
Caller’s neighbor shot and killed their dog for no apparent reason and they won’t talk to caller. Deputy resp. 
13:16  Threats / Harassment                                          
Deputies responded to report of male making threats.
16:27  Annoying Phone
Red Lodge
A male is making harassing phone calls/RL Officer responded and spoke to caller.
18:00  Motor Veh. Crash,
MM 2 HWY 72
Black cow vs. vehicle / front end damage / no air bag deployment / no blockage / cow walked off.
12/15/2017  -  Friday
13:00 Motor Vehicle Crash                                              
HWY 310 just S of Bridger
A vehicle jumped a fence landed in a ditch and is on fire. Bridger Fire / EMS, deputies & MHP responded. 
22:28 Suspicious Activity                                            
Belfry area
Someone is spotlighting / flashing red, green, and blue lights.  Caller has horses on the land and is upset. Thinks she heard a shot about 10 min ago. This happened last weekend too.  Deputies responded / found tracks / may have a suspect.
22:54  Suspicious Activity                                            
A blue pickup is parked in caller’s driveway/she can’t park/A relative was driving it/will move vehicle.

12/16/2017  -  Saturday
00:34 Traffic Complaint                                                
06:21  Motor Vehicle Crash                                              
HWY 78 near MM 9
Single vehicle roll over/ one occupant / waiting in a snow plow to keep warm /RL Fire / EMS, Deputy, MHP resp. 
09:46  Motor Veh. Slide-Off                                             
Bearcreek / HWY 308
Vehicle slide off/ no damages to vehicle or property / minor injuries / deputy and RL EMS resp / MHP adv.    
10:05 Motor Veh. Slide-Off                                             
Red Lodge / HWY 212
Caller’s vehicle slid off driveway and into her fence.
10:40 Hit & Run                                                 
Red Lodge
Someone sideswiped caller’s vehicle / suspect did not remain at scene.  RL officer responded.
14:28  Sudden Death                                               
Report of death called by EMS/ Deputy/Coroner responded.
16:20 Suspicious Activity                                            
Cooney area
A man is sitting on a fence shooting at some deer / caller doesn’t think this is public land / FWP warden responded.  
20:48   Citizen Assist                                              
Red Lodge
RL officers responded to move caller’s vehicle out of road/ husband is in CA fighting fires / got vehicle running. 
21:48  Welfare Check                                              
Joliet area
Caller’s husband is hunting / she was on the phone with him / he hung up because someone was coming. He was to call her back / caller called back, has heard and he’s fine.
12/17/2017  -  Sunday 
09:20   Motor Veh. Slide-Off                                             
MM 100 HWY 212 & MM 51 HWY 310
MHP has report of 2 slide offs/ no injuries/ have a trooper on the way.
11:30  Citizen Assist                                              
Near MM 100 HWY 212
Caller is concerned that someone went through a fence and into the ditch.  He is worried because he has a headgate there / MHP advised and will contact caller.
15:24   Traffic Complaint                                           
W Fork Cir
A maroon Jeep passed 6 cars/ Caller req it be stopped and given a warning about unsafe driving.
18:37    Animal/Dog Bite                                                
Caller was walking and a black Bulldog attacked him / it didn’t break skin / this has happened numerous times.
12/18/2017  -  Monday
08:22  Suspicious Activity                                            
Red Lodge area
A vehicle is parked in front of caller's house. The other house on the road is not occupied in the winter.  Deputy responded / vehicle belongs to the other house, they just couldn’t make it into the driveway. 
09:19 Threats / Harassment                                          
Red Lodge
Caller reports she was harassed when she took her service dog into a business. Caller was very upset and distressed. RL Officer responded and spoke to business.
10:47  Theft                             
North Carolina
Caller purchased some items off a website that lists a Red Lodge address.  The order was supposed to arrive in 2 to 3 days. It has been 2 to 3 weeks.  They called and were told send more money to "insure" the package  RL Off. advised.
12:39 Citizen Contact 
Unknown location
Rc’d a call from a man speaking French. He hung up right after talking and didn’t leave any time for Dsp to say anything.
13:16  Fraud Investigation                                       
Bearcreek area
Caller reports that he was scammed out of money by a website claiming to be Best Buy Geek squad. They asked for Apple Cards and Western Union payments. Western Union has filed a fraud report.
15:12  Shooting                          
Roberts area
Someone just shot caller’s house. Only one shot. He doesn't see anyone outside. Caller believes it could be a hunter’s stray bullet. Sheriff & Deputies responded. Deputy located & stopped a vehicle with hunters in area. FWP Warden responded.
15:52  Motor Vehicle Crash                                              
Red Lodge
Someone crashed into caller’s vehicle yesterday. They did not report it.  Caller is now thinking she has injuries.  

18:35 Animal Complaint
MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTING                                        
KOA Campground - HWY 212
There are several mountain lion tracks around the campground and at caller’s house.  Left msg with FWP to contact caller.
18:44  Traffic Complaint                                          
A VW Rabbit and a pickup are doing donuts off central and Rei Lane in Joliet. Drivers are young kids. Caller will sign a statement.  Deputy responded /located a VW Rabbit at a house on Rei Lane / male with vehicle didn’t know anything about it. 


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