Police Weekly Update 4/17/2018
Between April 9 and 15th, 2018 the Bozeman Police Department handled 935 calls for service and generated 102 investigations/arrests. During the week, we responded to 24 motor vehicle crashes, we also responded to 16 reports of hit and runs crashes, 16 reported domestic disturbances, made 13 warrant arrests and nine DUI arrests.
Just before 4pm, officers were sent to a Motel on East Main to a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, they spoke with both individuals involved in the incident. The officers learned the couple had been arguing off and on all day but then developed into a physical fight which led to the call to law enforcement. Officers learned during the altercation, the male pushed the female and later said he had been a little rougher than he had meant to be. The female reported during the altercation, the male punched her in the mouth and had put his hands around her throat and strangled her to the point she became dizzy and light headed. The female had injuries supporting her version of events and she was provided medical attention. During a subsequent interview with the male, he admitted to the incident and was arrested for felony strangulation of a partner or family member.
Just after 10pm on April 12, 2018, officers responded to a report of a disorderly male who was refusing to leave a business. When officers arrived, they attempted to get the male to leave on his own but he became both verbally and physically defiant. When officers attempted to place him under arrest, he began to fight with officers and kicked one of the officers during the arrest. Even after being hand cuffed, the offender continued to kick and thrash around. In order to transport the offender to jail safely officers utilized the WRAP restraint device.
Around 8pm on April 13, 2018, an officer was driving on East Babcock. He soon observed another vehicle driving at him the wrong way on the one-way street. The officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle, which pulled in behind a downtown bar parking lot. It was soon apparent why the vehicle was probably driving the wrong way as the officer began to detect indications of alcohol impairment. Despite the fact the driver said he only had one beer, he was unable to perform the DUI maneuvers successfully. It was later determined the driver’s breath alcohol concentration (BAC) was more than twice the legal limit to drive.
Fake ID DUI
While on patrol just before 2am on April 14, 2018, an officer observed a vehicle swerving on the roadway as it traveled on North 7th Avenue. Initially this driver also said he only had one drink but once he fail the DUI maneuvers he said he had at least four Vodka and Red Bull drinks at a bar near North 7th Avenue. The driver was only 20 years old and informed the officer he had a fake ID that allowed him to drink in the bar. This driver also had a BAC twice the legal limit. Further conversation is planned with the bar.
After bar closing time on April 14, 2018, officers were dispatched to the area of Main and Tracy to a report of a male trying to fight with other people. When the first officer arrived, he found the suspect male being restrained by another male on the sidewalk. The officer took control of the highly intoxicated suspect, who was still on the ground, while other officers showed up to talk with the witnesses. The officer helped the male up off the ground and summoned medical services to make sure the suspect was ok. Once he was helped up, the suspect went after one of the other people and the officers had to take him into custody so no one was further injured. As with a previously mentioned incident, the suspect began to fight and kick at the officers. Ultimately the offender was restrained and arrested.
Sgt. Travis Munter