Police Weekly Update 10/10/2017
Between October 2nd and October 8th, 2017 the Bozeman Police Department handled 873 calls for service and generated 95 investigations/arrests. During the week we made 163 traffic stops, made four DUI arrests, investigated 26 theft complaints and made four warrant arrests.
Warrant Arrest at Hospital
On October 3, 2017, officers responded to a report of a male refusing to leave the hospital just after 4 am. When officers made contact with the male it was learned he had three warrants for his arrest out of multiple courts and he was arrested.
Agency Assist with Domestic Assault
On October 3, 2017, Bozeman officers responded to a report of a domestic assault at the request for assistance by the Sheriff’s Office. At about 3 pm officers were dispatched to assist Gallatin County deputies with a 911 hang-up call. Officers were told someone could be heard screaming on the call. When officers arrived they made contact with a female at the residence who reported being assaulted by her boyfriend of three years. The male was also contacted about the incident and said the argument started because he was playing a game on his phone. He admitted there was a verbal argument but said he did not assault his girlfriend. The female gave a different version of events, which was corroborated by what the officers saw on scene. Officers observed and documented the female’s injuries and determined there was a physical assault and arrested the male.
On October 5, 2017 an officer took a report of a vehicle which had been stolen from an address on East Birch in Bozeman. The vehicle is described as a black 1980 Chevrolet pick-up with Montana license plate 6C75439 and it was reported the keys were left in the vehicle. The vehicle is also described as being a two-wheel drive with running boards, white wheels and has a dent in passenger door. If you see this vehicle please notify your local law enforcement agency.
Aggravated DUI at 19th and Babcock
At about 11:30 pm on October 6, 2017 an officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn off of South 19th on to West Babcock. The officer made observations leading him to believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol. At one point the officer asked the driver how much he had drank and the driver indicated, “Enough to be pulled over.” The driver’s performance on the standardized field sobriety tests indicated his ability to drive was impaired and he was arrested. The driver was later determined to have an alcohol concentration more than two and a half times the legal limit.
Theft of Firearm
In addition to the numerous theft complaints officers took over this last week, on October 7, 2017, officers took a report of a hand gun being stolen from an unlocked vehicle. We encourage everyone to secure their vehicles and property and not leave valuable items or firearms in their vehicles.
On October 8, 2017 an officer responded to a report of a suspicious male running around the area in the 400 block of West Curtiss. The officer spoke to residents and learned they had been woke up by strange noises in the area at around 3:30 am. One of the residents observed an unfamiliar bicycle in their yard as well as someone running along the side of their home. The officer began checking the area to see if he could find the suspect. The officer located a male inside of a garage at the location. The male emerged from the garage clenching a scissors as if he was going to use it to stab the officer. The officer began ordering the male to drop the knife and drew his service weapon. The male did not comply with the commands and began to walk slowly towards the officer. After further commands were given, the male finally complied and was taken into custody without further incident. It was learned the bicycle found in the front yard of the address was stolen out of the victim’s garage where the suspect was located. There was also damage to a vehicle caused by other bicycles being knocked over in the garage. The offender was transported to the jail where he was held without bail for burglary.
Sgt Travis Munter