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. Note that a new book featuring the very best of these police reports is now available from the Chronicle for only $10 – just click on the banner below to find out how to order.

It’s become clear to me why the police reports have been relatively dull lately – the lack of snow seems to have had everyone feeling a bit glum, but, their mood (and alcohol consumption) have picked up considerably with the recent snow. There’s still not much snow to speak of in town since, whatever does come down seems to melt within a few days (highly unusual for around here), but the higher elevations have seen four or five feet of new snow in recent weeks and that seems to have put everyone in a friskier mood.

  • A woman driving through a West Main Street parking lot was traveling “too fast for conditions” around 7:45 a.m. When preparing to turn right, she saw a plow truck heading in her direction, “panicked” and went over a curb and into a fence. No one was injured.
  • An officer spoke with a man whose neighbors complained about him walking around his house naked in the evening without closing his blinds.
  • Upon leaving the detention center at 4:30 a.m. an officer observed a vehicle still running and parked in the roundabout outside the jail. A man was found passed out in the passenger seat. Officers discovered this was the same man they had ticketed for drinking underage earlier in the evening. He had been driven to the jail to bail out a friend by another female friend, who then left him and her vehicle in the roundabout. She was gone and could not be contacted by phone, so the passenger was given a ride home by the bail bondsman that bailed out his friend. The vehicle was towed.
  • Around 12:30 p.m., a woman asked a dispatcher “who this was” and then said, “There ain’t no emergency,” and hung up.
  • A somewhat evasive man “kept saying no one needs to respond; that his friend is intoxicated and being dumb but that everything is OK,” after a dispatcher heard a woman yelling and buttons being pushed during a 911 call around 1:30 a.m.

  • The occupants of two vehicles parked in a car dealership lot around 1:30 a.m., told a deputy they met up to “exchange a pack of cigarettes.”
  • A West Babcock Street resident did not want to press charges against a “highly intoxicated” man who was beating on a glass door around midnight. The “caller just wished the male to leave.”
  • An officer gave a drunken man a ride to the correct hotel and warned him after he was found pounding on doors of a North Seventh Avenue hotel where he was not staying.
  • A bull rider in Helena said a woman claiming he was suicidal is not his girlfriend, described her as a stalker and told a deputy he’s filing a protection order against her.
  • A woman said she believes callers threatening to blow up her house and kill her are calling from out of the country.
  • A man asked whether going to the gym would fall under the definition of “essential” driving.
  • A caller reported that a neighbor shot at her horses. The neighbor denied shooting at horses and said he threw a rock at the ground because the animals chewed up his fence. No injuries were found on the horses.
  • A 19-year-old intoxicated woman was arrested for assaulting an officer just before 1 a.m. She had previously hit her boyfriend, and he called the police. When officers arrived she struck one of them. After officers determined she was drinking underage she then struck another officer.
  • An intoxicated woman was told she could not get a ride home from an officer and was directed to a taxi company at 2 a.m.
  • Between midnight and 2 a.m. three drivers who were under 21 were arrested for driving under the influence.
  • A man reported that sometime during the night “someone played mailbox baseball” with the side mirror of his vehicle that was parked on Grand Avenue.
  • A 26-year-old Bozeman man was cited for disorderly conduct after he yelled at and threatened a neighbor and then drove through the neighbor’s yard.
  • Police found “a man by himself drinking a beer and playing loud video games at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning” on Ida Avenue after a neighbor complained about the noise.
  • A caller reported what appeared to be consensual “sexual behavior” in a vehicle behind a movie theater at the mall around 4:30 p.m. The caller was “concerned about indecent exposure and activity near families.”
  • A man was told he could not return to a fast food restaurant after harassing and threatening other customers there around 11:45 p.m.
  • A deputy separated a group of people, sending them off with a warning after some sort of drunken scuffle in an icy parking lot in Big Sky around 1:45 a.m. An intoxicated woman involved in the incident told a deputy she had been thrown to the ground and called about an hour later to report “what she had already reported” again.