Sheriffs Detectives Investigating Possible Herion Overdose

  
At around 850 this morning the Gallatin County sheriffs office received a report that CPR was in progress by a citizen on a 25-year-old male near the blue moon bar in big sky. Big sky fire responded and continued CPR while transporting the male to Bozeman deaconess. Last report is that the male is in ICU.
Information obtained during the initial investigation was that the male had taken heroine late the night before with friends. Detectives are investigating the incident.

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Clarification To Shooting Incident:

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Clarification To Shooting Incident:

 

The Belgrade Police Department wants to make sure the public is accurately informed on this incident.

There have been some reports from media outlets stating that multiple shots were fired and that a person inside the residence was struck. These facts are not accurate and have not been reported by the Belgrade Police Department. The facts are as stated: A shot was fired and the residence (meaning the home) was struck, not a person. The defendant has been charged, so far, with 3 Counts of Criminal Endangerment for the shooting incident. There may be more charges filed involving this incident, as the investigation continues.

A separate incident occurred, involving the same defendant, at another Belgrade residence during the same night. This incident resulted in the defendant being charged with Partner Family Member Assault. Additional charges may be filed on this incident as the investigation continues.

To be clear, no one was struck by a bullet and no injuries were sustained from the gun shot and the domestic disturbance occurred at a separate Belgrade residence than the one involved in the shooting.

There is not a risk to the public over this incident.

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Belgrade Police Respond to a Shooting

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On March 26, 2015 at 01:13 AM the Belgrade Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance. During this course of this investigation the officers received information that the male, who was involved in the domestic, had shot at a Belgrade City residence. Officers located the residence and confirmed that the residence had been struck by a bullet. During the course of the investigation it was determined that this incident started over money. It was also determined that, at one point during the night, the male had also forced entry into the residence and confronted the occupants with a weapon. The male has been arrested in connection to this incident as well as a partner or family member assault. It has been determined that this is an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the safety of the citizens of Belgrade.

Belgrade Police Department Officers and Detectives are still investigating the events surrounding this incident and further charges are pending. As the incident is still under investigation, no further information is available at this time. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Belgrade Police Department (406-388-4262) to make a statement.

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Road Rage Incident

On March 24, 2015 at approximately 08:20 a.m., Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress involving gunshots in the Korner Club parking lot at Four Corners.  Deputies arrived on scene and two male individuals were detained.  No injuries were sustained from the gunshots.  One male received medical attention for a laceration received during the altercation.

Gallatin County Detectives arrived on scene and spoke with both individuals.  Upon follow up interviews, witness statements and processing of the scene, they determined a Road Rage incident had occurred on Huffine Lane.  The altercation occurred between the two individuals in the Korner Club parking lot.  A weapon was fired during the altercation and no injuries were sustained.

The two individuals involved in the altercation have both been cited for Disorderly Conduct.

For any further information please contact Lt. Arlyn Greydanus with the Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office Detective Division.

Brian Gootkin would like to remind anyone who may be involved in a Road Rage incident to pull your vehicle to the side of road, obtain description on the suspect vehicle, and call 911.

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Fight and Gun Shots at Four Corners

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(Bozeman, Mont.) At 8:22 this morning Deputies were dispatched to a report of a fight and gun shots in a parking lot at Four Corners west of Bozeman.  Initial information indicated that a road rage incident  involving two vehicles that turned into a fight followed by one party producing a gun and firing.  Deputies were on scene quickly and two male subjects were detained.  At this time one of the persons detained is being transported to the hospital for a laceration above his eye from the fight and not the result of a gunshot.  Detectives are interviewing witnesses and investigating the scene to determine what charges will be filed.

Any members of the public that may have witnessed any part of the altercation or driving that involved a black Ford Super Duty pickup and a dark blue Chevrolet Traverse this morning are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Detectives at 582-2121.  Photos included courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office.#####

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Former Retired Deputy Sheriff Robert Campbell Passes

On Saturday March 14th, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received news regarding the passing of former retired Deputy Sheriff Robert Campbell. Robert was in involved in a horse related accident located in the Elkhorn Mountains. Robert was employed with the Sheriff’s Officer from 1974 through 1995. Memorial services will be held Saturday March 21st, at 1:00pm.

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Assault With a Weapon

 

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In reference to the stabbing incident Monday, March 16, 2015 on Blackwood Road, the Sheriff’s Office is continuing with the investigation. All parties have been contacted and located and there is no concern to Public Safety. Sheriff Gootkin will be available for questions after 1:30 PM Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 

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(Bozeman, Mont.) At 5:30 this evening Sheriff’s Search and Rescue units were dispatched to the “College M” North of Bozeman for an injured 89 year old Bozeman man who had fallen.  Rescuers from Search and Rescue, Bridger Canyon Fire Dept and AMR ambulance responded, locating him about ½ mile up the long trail.  He was carried down using a specialized wheeled liter and transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.  Sheriff Gootkin applauded the volunteers for their response which had him to the ambulance in less than an hour from the time of call.  It is encouraging to see that outdoor recreation is being enjoyed by people of all ages in this county.  This particular gentleman is a veteran of three wars and is still very active.    Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. #####

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Public Safety Academy

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is presenting its third Public Safety Academy.  This academy will be 10 weeks in length and will occur on every Thursday evening from 6pm-9pm.  It is set to begin on Thursday, April 2, 2015 and end on June 4, 2015.

The academy is open to any adult that is interested in the various aspects of law enforcement.  Some of the topics include 911 communications, Search and Rescue, Patrol work, Special Response team, Detective work, EMS, Fire Service, Drug Task Force and Detention Center information.  The student will get a chance to learn, participate and see demonstrations on these topics as well as numerous others.

For more information or to register for the class please contact Lt. Shane Frantz at 582-2120 or by email at shane.frantz@gallatin.mt.gov   Class size is limited.

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Crash Sends Michigan Woman To Trauma Center



(West Yellowstone, Mont.) Tuesday March 10, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Search and Rescue units in West Yellowstone responded to an injured snowmobiler approximately 1.3 miles south of Lionshead Mountain near the Idaho/Montana border. A 47 year old female from White Lake Michigan suffered severe head, neck and shoulder injuries when her snowmobile struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Team members responded on snowmobiles guided by a member of her party. She was quickly packaged and carried by hand to a waiting Lifelight Network helicopter from Rexburg Idaho. The female was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where a type one trauma team was waiting.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind everyone that the key to safe snowmobile operation is knowing the machine, knowing your limitations, and using good judgment. Your speed should allow you to safely respond to sudden maneuvers by other snowmobilers and changing trail conditions.###. Photos courtesy of Gallatin County SAR





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