Police Weekly Update 2/6/2018
Between January 29 and February 4th, 2018 the Bozeman Police Department handled 931 calls for service and generated 80 investigations/arrests. During the week, we also responded to 18 theft reports, responded to 19 reports of hit and run crashes, made nine warrant arrests and six DUI related arrests, four of which were aggravated DUIs.
Parking Garage Theft
After 4 pm on January 29, 2018, an officer was monitoring the video system in the parking garage when he observed a vehicle trying to leave the garage. The passenger in the pickup exited and manually pushed the gate up so the driver could drive out of the garage without paying. The officer monitoring the cameras directed officers to the location who ultimately stopped the vehicle nearby and charged the driver with theft of services.
On January 29, 2018, an officer responded to a report from a North 7th business of two males who had grabbed beer in the business and was drinking it at the back of the store. Upon arrival, the officer learned the males had taken beer from the business, drank it and were now in the bathroom. The males then left the bathroom and the officer stopped them in the store. While the officer was speaking with the males, they became verbally abusive towards the employees and aggressive. Another officer arrived on scene and attempted to take one of the males into custody. The male began to struggle with the officers and the verbal abuse was directed then at the officers. Both males were ultimately arrested on charges ranging from probation violations to obstructing a peace officer.
At 2 am on February 1, 2018, an officer observed a vehicle traveling on Durston Road with a defective tail light. When the officer stopped the vehicle, the female driver exhibited several indications she was impaired. The officer requested she perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Maneuvers to make sure she was okay to drive. During the maneuvers, she exhibited even more clues she was impaired. In the end it was determined she was under the influence and had a breath alcohol concentration of approximately three times the legal limit and she was taken to jail. An instance where an officer can use an equipment violation to get a dangerous driver off of the roadway.
During the week, officers took two reports of stolen vehicles from here in Bozeman. One was a white enclosed snowmobile trailer with Montana license plate 6C78711 which was stolen from a lot in town. The other was a grey 1987 Toyota pickup that was left unlocked and stolen from Main and Wallace. The Montana license plate on the pickup is 657237B. If you see either of these vehicles please contact your local law enforcement.
Sgt. Travis Munter