Police Weekly Update 12/26/2017
Between December 18th and December 24th, 2017 the Bozeman Police Department handled 815 calls for service and generated 78 investigations/arrests. During the week, we also responded to 101 reports of motor vehicle crashes, took 28 theft complaints, and made seven warrant arrests.
Stolen License Plate
Just after 9 pm on December 20, 2017, an officer took a report regarding a stolen license plate. A deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office stopped the victim for only having one license plate. The victim was unaware the plate was missing and was not sure when it disappeared. The officer entered the plate as stolen property. Just before 4 am on December 22, 2017, a deputy with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in Laurel, MT with the victim’s stolen license plate on it and arrested the driver.
Beer Theft Foot Chase
About 4 pm on December 21, 2017, officers responded to a report of a theft of beer from a south side convenience store. It was reported two males stolen a six pack of beer and were drinking it in the parking lot and were last seen walking away from the business. When officers arrived, one of the males took off running from the officer towards other businesses in the area. Officers apprehended the male inside of another business. During a search of the male, a bag of marijuana was located in one of his coat pockets.
Officers responded to 15th and Main for a report of a motor vehicle crash just after 7:30 pm. Upon arrival, it was determined one of the drivers was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. It was determined his breath alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit and he was arrested for aggravated DUI.
Domestic and Intimidation
After 1 am on December 23, 2017, officers responded to a hotel on the north side of Bozeman for a report of a domestic disturbance. The person reporting the incident gave a description of the male and female and officers checked the area in and around the hotel. They soon located the male described in the report and attempted to make contact with him in the hotel. He both verbally and physically refused to cooperate and a struggle ensued between officers and the male. During the altercation, the female involved in the original altercation appeared and began running up behind the officers. Once the male was taken into custody officers began dealing with the belligerent female who refused to identify herself. After another altercation, she was also taken into custody. The female began to graphically threaten to kill the officers and their families. This behavior continued throughout the remainder of the contact with her. Both individuals were jailed.
Theft of Packages
During the week officers took multiple reports of packages being stolen from peoples doorsteps.
Sgt. Travis Munter