Culled from the Police Reports page of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle come the best of the Bozeman police reports from the last week along with some items from the Sheriff’s Office.
More reports of late night drunks stumbling around town and ending up in all sorts of places they shouldn’t be will probably be the norm for the rest of the summer since summers are short around here and people certainly won’t be stumbling around at 2 AM in a few more months. Aggressive and odd door-to-door salesmen (in recent weeks, the two characteristics sometimes being combined) are an ongoing problem in the area (as is late-night public intoxication/urination) and … yes … the peacocks are still in town.
- Door-to-door vacuum salesmen were warned for being aggressive.
- During the night a drunken man stumbled into a stranger’s house on Koch Street and fell asleep on the couch. The owners of the home found him snoring on the couch at 4:15 a.m. and called the police. Officers came to wake him up and the man went home.
- A customer at Yellowstone Gateway Sports in Four Corners pointed an unloaded handgun at an employee when he didn’t get what he wanted in a pistol trade in. The complaint is under investigation.
- At 6:30 p.m. a man climbed a ladder to the roof of a home on Meagher Avenue, drank a beer, and then left.
- A quick-change artist was videotaped at Wal-Mart at 7 p.m.
- A man called officers to notify them that he suspected the marijuana his friend sold him was “laced with something” and that he had felt crazy ever since smoking it. He wanted to see a doctor.
- An intoxicated, disoriented man was on another person’s front porch around midnight. He was found to have an active warrant. He was arrested and brought to the Gallatin County jail on a $280 bond.
- A caller stated that a strange male was going door to door asking people their opinions on tissue. Officers contacted the man who did not have copies of his license to go door to door selling vacuums.
- Four males were warned for not using crosswalks to cross Main Street at 1:45 a.m.
- Officers stopped several men from fighting on Curtiss Street at 2 a.m.
- A tourist from the Boston area was warned for urinating on Babcock Street at 2 a.m.
- A man on Bronco Drive who had posted his own 5 mph sign for kids in the area threw something at a woman’s car after he witnessed her going 20 mph, which is the actual posted speed limit. The woman called police to let them know about the man creating his own personal speed limit signs.
- A subject “observed preparing to urinate in public” on East Main Street, “saw and officer approaching and changed his mind.”
- Fish and Wildlife authorities detained two black bears, a sow and her cub, after the older bear was reported on a Sunburst Drive patio pounding on the wall of the house around 7:30 a.m.
- A man in boxers was seen at 11:30 p.m. climbing a tree southwest of Bozeman.
- A man was found sleeping behind a Dumpster on North 19th Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
- Two peacocks were in a woman’s yard around 1 p.m.
- Several people reported a semitrailer truck on fire at 6:15 p.m. along U.S. Highway 191. Most callers suspected the driver did not realize the vehicle was on fire.