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Police Weekly Update 9/12/2017

Post Date:09/13/2017 2:52 PM

Between September 4 and September 10, 2017 the Bozeman Police Department handled 911 calls for service and generated 113 investigations/arrests. During the week we made 127 traffic stops, made eight DUI arrests, investigated 30 theft complaints and responded to seven domestic disturbances.

Domestic Disturbance in a vehicle

On September 3, 2017, officers responded to a reported domestic in progress in a parking lot off of North 7th Avenue just after 4pm. The reporting party told dispatch he had witnessed a male hit a female in the face and then kick her while she was on the ground. When officers arrived at the location of the report, witnesses to the incident were located and interviewed. Through this process and officers previous knowledge of the people involved, the offender was identified but not initially located. Just after midnight, officers responded to a medical call at a local bar and located the offender who had gotten into a fight at that location. The offender received medical attention for injuries sustained in the bar fight and subsequently arrested for the domestic assault which had happened earlier.

Bicyclist hits parked car

On September 5, 2017, officers responded to a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of S. 11th Ave. The responding officer spoke to the reporting party who said she heard a loud commotion outside and heard people asking someone if he was okay. When she went outside she noticed her car was damaged. It appeared that a bicyclist had hit her car resulting in the back windshield being broken out, the driver`s side taillight was broken, and there was a white scuffmark on the bumper of the vehicle. Officers located blood on the pavement and on the inside of the vehicle, in the area of the rear windshield. During the investigation, the officer contacted the hospital to see if anyone had come in with injuries consistent with a bicyclist hitting a vehicle. There was a male at the hospital with injuries consistent with that type of collision and the officer made contact with him there. The male admitted to hitting the parked car and was cited for the offense.

Intoxicated Pedestrian

On September 8, 2017, officers were dispatched to a report of a traffic hazard at 5th/Villard. A male was reportedly intoxicated and walking in the road. An officer arrived just after midnight and was flagged down by two people, who pointed to the male described by the reporting party. The male was located and was stumbling and obviously intoxicated. While speaking with the male, he became argumentative and aggressive towards the officer and at one point told the officer, "you`re gonna pay, your whole family is gonna pay." In the end the male was taken to jail and held on charges including obstructing a peace officer.

Unsworn Falsification

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, an officer took a report of a male who had provided false information to the court. The male had been arrested back in January for urinating in public, minor in possession of alcohol and obstructing a peace officer. As part of his sentence he was suppose to serve community service. The male had provided information to the court indicating he had performed his required community service. Upon investigation it was determined he had not completed any community service and now is subject to additional charges.

Vehicle Theft

On September 9, 2017, a female came into the Law and Justice Center to report her vehicle stolen. The vehicle had been left in a bar parking lot the night before with the doors unlocked and the keys placed under the seat. When she emerged from the bar at around closing time, she noticed the car was gone. The vehicle has been entered stolen. There are no suspects at this time. The vehicle is described as a blue 2006 Chevrolet HHR with Montana License plate 6-91785A. If you see this vehicle please call 911.

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