Police Weekly Update
Between June 4 and June 10, 2018, the Bozeman Police Department handled 1053 calls for service and generated 79 investigations/arrests. During the week, we responded to 33 motor vehicle crashes, we also responded to nine reports of hit and runs crashes, 22 reported thefts, made nine warrant arrests and four DUI arrests.
Just after mid-night on June 5, 2018, an officer observed a suspicious male while on patrol. The officer made contact with the male and requested his identification. The male gave a name and date of birth that did not check out. The male had a bag with him and a wallet was located in the bag that had a driver’s license in it with a different name. The male ultimately admitted he gave a false name but did so because he thought he had a warrant for his arrest. In the end the male was taken to jail for giving a false name.
At around 4am on June 7, 2018, officers responded to the hospital for a report of a woman who was refusing to leave the hospital after her discharge from the emergency room. Officers warned the female and escorted her from the property. About 20 minutes later an officer saw the female driving back into the parking lot and stopped her. During this contact, the officer saw a can of bear spray in her lap. An officer warned the female again and escorted her from the property. Another 15 minutes passed and she came back again. An officer arrested the female and took her to jail.
Double Hit and Run DUI
On June 9, 2018 around 7pm, a female called to report a Jeep had collided with her vehicle and fled the scene. She also reported the Jeep had collided with another vehicle during this time. While officers were responding to the area, the female called back and reported another vehicle arrived and ran into her vehicle before fleeing the scene. Responding officers observed the second suspect vehicle in the area and stopped it. When officers made contact with the intoxicated male driver, they learned it was not a hit and run but that the male had intentionally ran into the woman’s vehicle on both occasions. Officers learned the male was the victim’s ex-boyfriend who had intentionally driven the Jeep into her vehicle. The ex-boyfriend then left and got into a different vehicle and returned to run into her vehicle again. Officers charged the man with two counts of felony criminal mischief and taken to jail.
A female told an officer her purse was stolen around 1130am on June 9, 2018. She said she was in the back yard of her residence at the time. At the time, the front door of her home was shut but not locked. She said her purse was taken off a chair in the kitchen.
A couple things now that we are rolling into summer time. There will be more motorcycles and bicycles on the roadway, so keep an eye out for those smaller vehicles on the roadway. Likewise, motorcycle riders need to be properly licensed and bicycles must follow the same traffic laws as cars. We are also past the time when studded tires need to be off the vehicles. Having metal embedded into your rubber tires will caused you to have less traction and reduce your ability to stop or take evasive actions to avoid collisions.
Sgt. Travis Munter