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.
When including one report with the term “cop bear” (whatever that is), last week’s police blotter contained seven reports of bear activity in the area (highlighted in red), the ursines now well into their “hyperphagia” stage where they eat anything and everything prior to hibernation. But, the more troubling news in this batch of reports is the sharp increase in drunks ending up where they’re not supposed to be during the wee hours of the morning (highlighted in blue), four incidents of this type appearing in the list below, what must be a new record high. I keep wondering if these two will ever interact…
- A bear was seen in a tree on South Third Avenue at 6:33 a.m.
- A 13-year-old boy was cited for being an “ungovernable youth” at 8:12 a.m. after refusing to go to school. He was not physically resistant aside from grabbing his blankets back when his mother pulled them off.
- A black bear cub was seen in the back yard of a West Cameron Bridge Road house at 12:30 p.m.
- A man in thigh-high white boots and “very short shorts” was standing by the East Gallatin Recreation Area’s women’s bathroom at 2 p.m.
- At 1:30 a.m. a Hayes Street resident contacted officers after an intoxicated man wearing a tight black shirt tried climbing onto the resident’s deck. The “violent and belligerent” climber was gone by the time officers arrived.
- Three or four people near Glenwood Drive and Westgate Avenue at 11:25 p.m. were discussing their drunkenness and plans to go to a downtown bar.