Garnet Mountain Search

On 12-16-17 at about 1:25 AM, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a call advising she and her boyfriend had been hiking up Garnet Mountain and were very cold and now unsure of where to go.  They had left at about 5pm to hike to the Forest Service Cabin.  They were planning to stay the night there and ski out the next morning.  When they could not locate the cabin, they decided to try to head back down to their vehicle.  However, due to it being dark & snowing they became unsure of where to go.  This is when they decided to stop and make the call for help.

With a Gallatin County Deputy acting as incident coordinator, Gallatin County Search and Rescue was activated.  Searchers responded to the area and searched on foot. At about 5:00 AM the two individuals were located.  After assisting in warming them up, the Searchers assisted the two back to the trailhead to their vehicle.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to, again, reemphasize the importance of being prepared when going out into the backcountry.  The two individuals in this case were fortunate to have cell service and well charged phone batteries to call.

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Jury Duty Scam

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls regarding an ongoing scam. The scammer identifies himself as a Lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office and informs people they have missed jury duty. The caller informs you a warrant has been issued for missing jury duty.

In most of the cases, they request the person call 406-209-9664 to resolve the matter. They tell you if you send money the warrant will be quashed. This is a scam and we would like to remind everyone that the Sheriff’s office will not request money

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Three County Pursuit Ends in Arrest

(Three Forks, Mont.)

At 3:54PM Gallatin County Dispatch advised deputies that Broadwater County Deputies were in a pursuit with a black Mitzubishi Outlander, south bound on Hwy 287, coming towards Gallatin County.

The vehicle had earlier been reported stolen from Lewis and Clark County, by a female with a firearm. The vehicle refused to yield to law enforcement and a Gallatin County deputy used spike strips near the intersection with I-90, to deflate 2 of the vehicles tires.

The pursuit continued in and around the town of Three Forks before going south on Old Yellowstone Trail. The pursuit went through Willow Creek and continued about three miles south where it stopped.

The female driver refused to come out of the vehicle. Deputies negotiated with her for about 20 minutes, before she agreed to come out and be taken into custody. No injuries were received by the suspect or law enforcement personnel.

The woman was taken to the Gallatin County detention center on charges of probation violations. Other charges are being jointly investigated by the Helena Police Department, Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Law Enforcement Situation near Four Corners Resolved

(Gallatin County, Mont.)

Today at about 3:00 P.M. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address near Zoot Enterprise Lane and Zoot Way near Four Corners.  A 20 year old Gallatin County Resident was threatening suicide and was armed with a hunting rifle.  Deputies were concerned for the safety of the public and school children riding home on the bus.  A several block area was isolated and the Emergency Management telephone notification system was used to advise people in the area.  Negotiators from the Sheriff’s Office and Bozeman Police made contact with the man and at about 5:00 P.M. he was taken into protective custody without injury.  He will be evaluated by mental health professionals.

To register for the emergency telephone contact visit

www.readygallatin.com

 

 

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Law Enforcement Operation on Zoot Way

This is a message from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. Law Enforcement is currently managing an incident with an armed subject in the area of Zoot Way in Four Corners. Everyone is asked to stay clear of the area while law enforcement addresses the situation. Many roads are currently closed and your assistance in staying clear of the area is greatly appreciated. Additional information will be made available to local media when possible.

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This message was posted automatically from the Community Notification System.
https://www.readygallatin.com/community-notification-system

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Open Burning Closing for Winter

GCEM Media Release

Release:  171124-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

Open Burning Closing for Winter

Bozeman, MT – Open Burning closes for winter next Friday (December 1, 2017) within Gallatin County.  Residents in Gallatin County can conduct open burning annually between March 1 and November 30 with a valid burn permit.  During winter Gallatin County is not authorized to issue burn permits.  More information on burn permits at:  ReadyGallatin.com/burn-permits.

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Sixteen Mile Road Gets 2 in a Week.

(Gallatin County, Mont.)

At 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Gallatin County 9-1-1 received a report from Meagher County Dispatch that three individuals got their pickup stuck on Sixteen Mile Road in the remote North end of Gallatin County, a short distance south of the Meagher/Gallatin County line. While the three males were trying to get their truck out of the snow and mud, one of them, a 55 year old man with a history of cardiac surgery, began experiencing difficulty breathing. His condition worsened and his brother called 9-1-1. Based on GPS coordinates received from the phone call, Meagher County was able to give Gallatin County dispatch an accurate location of the males.

The call was dispatched to Gallatin County deputies, as well as the closest fire departments, and AMR ambulance. Due to the remote location of the incident, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was also dispatched. Sheriff’s Deputies activated Reach Air Ambulance, and a medevac helicopter was launched at about 3:15, reaching the men about 15 minutes later. Flight paramedics and nurses evaluated the man and he was transported to Bozeman Health. At last report, the male was conscious and alert, and was admitted to the hospital.

Gallatin County SAR personnel continued to the scene of the stuck vehicle, and met Bridger Canyon Fire Dept., as well as the Meagher County Sheriff’s Office and Meagher County Rural Fire Dept. The vehicle was pulled out of the ditch, and the men were escorted out on the long drive back to Bozeman.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to take this opportunity to remind travelers and recreationists to be alert for rapidly changing weather and road conditions, and to be prepared and equipped to spend several hours in less than ideal conditions. Also, a more specific reminder that Sixteen Mile Road is not regularly maintained, and is considered to be impassable during the winter months. In the space of one week, two instances of stuck vehicles led to Search and Rescue operations on Sixteen Mile Road.

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Gallatin County Sheriff/Coroner Name Release

(Bozeman, Mont.)

Long time Bozeman resident William C Franks, 72, was found deceased at his residence in Bozeman today. His death is being jointly investigated by the Bozeman Police Department and the Gallatin County Sheriff / Coroner’s Office.

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Homicide Suspect Arrested

(Bozeman, Mont.)

Just before noon Tuesday, the Bozeman Police Department received a call of a stabbing at an address on N 9th Avenue in Bozeman.  Police located a deceased adult male in the residence.  37-year-old Tanner McCann Franks was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies in Big Sky and is charged with deliberate homicide.   The incident is currently under investigation and the Victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

There will be a press conference Wednesday morning at 9:00 am at the Community Room at the Gallatin County Detention Center.

 

 

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Scam Calls Circulating

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls regarding an ongoing scam. The scammer identifies himself as a Lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office and informs people they have missed jury duty or that they have come across paperwork that needs to be resolved. In both cases, they request the person call 406-924-9989 to resolve the matter. This is a scam and we would like to remind everyone that the Sheriff’s office will not request money.

 

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