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 been a few weeks since the last look at the Bozeman police blotter and, with the weather being unusually warm for this time of the year (although we got about four inches of snow last night that should last about a day – go figure!), there are indeed some interesting items to report, highlighted by the very first entry below.

This should serve as a warning to all alcohol impaired drivers that, if you’re going to pass out behind the wheel, try not to have your vehicle moving in the direction of a police car. Also, in the event that others don’t know what “huffing Dust Off” is in the two items about half-way down, Veronica Rohrmoser explains in this video.

  • A man was passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle on North 19th Avenue at 1:55 a.m. The vehicle rolled into a city patrol car. The man was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence.
  • A woman asked deputies to check on her husband. He was supposed to pick her up from the airport two hours earlier, but he didn’t show. She couldn’t reach him on his cellphone. When deputies arrived at his house, he had just woken up and realized he was late to pick her up.
  • A woman was driving around a subdivision very slowly, stopping and looking at every home. The driver was also stopping and looking at young kids on their bikes.
  • A man was found passed out in Catherine Lane Interiors under some sheets the store had on the floor.
  • A caller reported seeing a driver on a cellphone. The caller was also on a cellphone.

  • A person reported that four horses on Dawn Drive are fed only once every few days and are “knee deep in manure.”
  • Ten miniature horses were left on a Bolinger Road property by the previous owners. The new owners wanted to know what to do with them.
  • A caller reported an injured whitetail doe. The caller said the deer had a leg injury. The caller was advised to leave the deer alone and that “many deer live successfully on three legs.”
  • A 38-year-old Bozeman man was arrested after he was seen huffing Dust Off in a North Seventh Avenue grocery store around 1:45 p.m.
  • Another Bozeman man, 37, was arrested for criminal trespass and other charges after he was reportedly huffing Dust Off outside Walmart around 3:45 p.m.
  • A landowner accidently burned down a barn during a permitted burn on Blackwood Road around 6 a.m.
  • A pet carrier was in the road on Interstate 90 near mile marker 316 around 9:45 a.m. No word whether an animal was inside.
  • A woman believes her landlord is videotaping her.
  • A woman’s prescription medication was stolen from her house. She believes her son’s friends took it.
  • A man has been riding his motorcycle down South 10th Avenue, speeding and doing wheelies. This is an ongoing issue.
  • Officers who responded to a reported assault in progress found that the person who reported the assault had left and turned out to be the person who started the fight.
  • Two horses were reported as looking like “skin and bones.”
  • A man had concerns “regarding his thermostat not holding the correct temperature.”
  • A resident of Mockingbird Road reported that bullets were ricocheting toward the person’s home around 10:15 a.m. Someone was shooting gophers nearby.
  • Someone threw a bicycle through a Stubble Lane Road home’s front door.
  • A caller, who reported a drunken driver on Huffine Lane around 6:45 p.m., said he knew the occupants were drunk because he’d seen “them at the golf course and they were obnoxious and drunk.”
  • A person had questions about shooting gophers with pellet guns.
  • A mom called with questions about her juvenile son getting alcohol while at a neighbor’s house. It was revealed that several juveniles got alcohol at the neighbor’s house with the adult’s knowledge. The neighbor apologized.
  • A man told police someone has been hitting golf balls toward his Churchill Road property and leaving them scattered around his livestock and barn.
  • A caller reported that a former friend had posted a listing on Craigslist about someone looking for sex that included the caller’s number.