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.
Hungry bears and inadvertent 911 calls dominate the most recent batch of police reports as it seems all the downtown bars must have been shut down in recent weeks given the dearth of reports of drunk and disorderly patrons. Maybe the late-night crowd is taking a few weeks off until the bears get through their “hyperphagia” stage and enter hibernation. If so, that would be a wise decision as TV news reports of bears being where they’re not supposed to be at all hours of the day are a regular occurrence.
- A small, dark bear went through someone’s trash on Westridge Drive around 2 a.m.
- Someone from Willow Way wanted to know whether it’s legal to give an 11-year-old boy a Playboy magazine.
- Officers responded to an assault with a golf club on South 10th Avenue. Officers found people in their front yard dressed up and filming.
- A man opened his car door on Little Coyote Road to find a bear inside. The bear had “trashed” the interior of the vehicle.
- South 15th Avenue man named Larry wanted to know how to block 911 from his phone “because he’s tired of” 911. When told that he was calling 911, not the other way around, he sighed and hung up.
- A business on Main Street wanted officers to remove a person sleeping on a picnic table.