The Bozeman Police Department reports for Wednesday included the following:

• An officer answered questions about relationship issues.

• People riding dirt bikes near a trail system were warned.

• A suspicious, dark purple van with blacked-out windows was in a parking lot. A caller reported a man was peeing out the van.

• Someone stole kittens in a cage outside a house. An officer advised the caller a neighbor took the kittens to a local shelter.

• A man reported thinking his ex-girlfriend was using his birth certificate. An officer found there was no identity theft.

• A woman left her purse hanging in a bathroom stall at a rest stop. The woman said she was returning to get it.

• A grader tore up a section of Ellis Road. The driver said he was talking on his cell phone with his blade down.

• Officers responded to 128 calls.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reports for Wednesday included the following:

• A deputy picked up mail packages off a road.

• A man was cited for bringing a knife to the Law and Justice Center.

• A caller reported a man tore down their gate after they kicked him off their property. The caller said the man was carrying a basket and picking mushrooms. The man was arrested.

• A homeowner said they would mow their lawn by Friday.

• Deputies responded to 133 calls.

The Gallatin County jail held 170 inmates Thursday.

Freddy Monares can be reached at or 406-582-2630. Follow him on Twitter @TGIFreddy.


Freddy Monares covers politics and county government for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.