Motor Vehicle Crashes in Belgrade 2/26/16

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Belgrade, Mont.- On Friday, February 2016, Belgrade Police Officers responded to five separate motor vehicle crashes and we have received many inquiries as a result.  Two of these were reported injury crashes:

At approximately  1901 hours, the Belgrade Police Department, Central Valley Fire District and American Medical Response were dispatched to  a crash involving a pickup truck versus bicyclist, which occurred on Jackrabbit Lane near the intersection of Madison Avenue.  The bicyclist was treated for apparent minor injury.

At approximately 1950 hours, the Belgrade Police Department, Central Valley Fire District and American Medical Response were dispatched to a high-speed, head-on collision involving a passenger car and pickup truck, just west of Jackrabbit Lane on Frontage Road.  Both drivers sustained serious injuries and patient extrication lasted upwards of one hour.  Both drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Both incidents remain under investigation.  As with any incident, witnesses are urged to contact the Belgrade Police Department at 388-4262 with any information.

 

Belgrade Incident-February 7, 2016

patchBELGRADE, MONT.- At approximately 0350 hours on February 7, 2016, Belgrade Police Officers responded to a home invasion and assault at a residence on Quaw’s Boulevard in Belgrade. One suspect was arrested at the scene and has been charged.  A second suspect fled the scene but was located and taken into custody on unrelated charges on the morning of February 8, 2016.  Additional charges may be pending.  We believe this was an isolated incident, there is no threat to the general public and no suspects remain at large.  This matter remains under investigation and the Belgrade Police Department cannot make further comment, however we are actively seeking any witnesses who may have additional information.  Additionally, Detectives are searching for a 2007 Red Mercury Mountaineer, possibly bearing Montana Registration 3-88186A, which may have been involved in the incident.  The vehicle has possibly been abandoned at an unknown location.

NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE

Belgrade Shooting

patchBELGRADE, Mont.– On September 9, 2015 at approximately 12:16 am, Belgrade Police Officers were dispatched to the Rhino Casino located at 412 E. Main Street for a disturbance involving several subjects. It was further reported that gunshots had been fired at a vehicle which subsequently left the paved surface of the parking lot and crashed into an irrigation canal. No persons were injured, however the driver of the vehicle was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. Another involved party fled the scene and was later located by law enforcement. There is no danger to the public at this time. Officers and Detectives are still in the midst of their investigation at this time and no additional details can be made available.  The Belgrade Police Department is actively seeking witnesses to this incident. Any persons with additional information are urged to contact the Belgrade Police Department at (406)388-4262.

Det. Sgt. Dustin Lensing

Belgrade Police Department

Small Child Struck by Vehicle in Belgrade

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BELGRADE, MONT.- On August 26, 2015 at approximately 5:27 P.M., Officers from the Belgrade Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Idaho street as it had been reported that seven year old child had been struck by pick-up truck and had sustained serious injuries as a result.  Officers responded, along with personnel from the Central Valley Fire District and American Medical Response.  The child was transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in serious, yet stable condition.  The matter remains under investigation by the Belgrade Police Department, however it does not appear that speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.  There are no more details available at this time.

Contact:

Sgt. Dustin Lensing

Belgrade Police Department

406.388.4262

dlensing@belgradepolice.net

Follow Up to Vehicle Fire and Fatality

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(BELGRADE, Mont.) The Belgrade Police Department has received the final findings from the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office and the Office of the State Medical Examiner, with regard to the vehicle fire and fatality which occurred on June 2, 2015.

The cause of death has been ruled to be carbon monoxide poisoning and the manner of death has been ruled suicide.  Investigators from the Belgrade Police Department and the Central Valley Fire Department determined that vehicle fire was caused by a mechanical issue with the vehicle, well after the victim was deceased.

Contact:

Sgt. Dustin Lensing

Belgrade Police Dept.

406.388.4262

 

Belgrade Vehicle Fire

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Belgrade Police and Central Valley Fire Departments received a report of a vehicle fire in the 100 block of 8th Street in Belgrade early this morning.  The call was dispatched by Gallatin County 9-1-1 at 06:44; with police and fire arriving 4 minutes later.

First responders found a deceased male in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The male was removed and the fire was quickly extinguished. The male will not be identified pending notification of the family.

The cause of death and the cause of the fire are under investigation at this time.  There is no threat to the public and this is an isolated incident.  Any person who may have information concerning this incident should contact the Belgrade Police Department at 388-4262.

 

 

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Hit and Run

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On April 17, 2015 at approximately 5:50 pm, Belgrade Police Officers responded to a reported collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. The crash occurred on private property, on a vacant lot near the intersection of Jackrabbit Lane and Happy Lane. The incident occurred following some sort of a verbal altercation between the driver and pedestrian.  The pedestrian was treated at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for minor injuries.  The driver of the vehicle fled the crash site in his vehicle.  He is described as a Caucasian male in his early 30’s, with short blond or light brown hair and several tattoos on his arm.  He was said to be wearing small round glasses, though the victim could not articulate whether they were prescription glasses or sunglasses.  The vehicle is described as a black Ford Ranger, possibly early 2000’s model and in good condition, with aluminum wheels and a loud exhaust.  The vehicle may also have a spray-in style bed liner.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Belgrade Police Department at 406-388-4262.

Det. Sgt. Dustin Lensing

Belgrade Police Department

406.388.4262

 

Belgrade School Bus Crash

On Monday, April 6, 2015 at approximately 3:55pm, Belgrade Police Officers, as well as personnel from the Belgrade City/Central Valley Fire District and American Medical Response, responded to a report of a pickup versus School Bus crash at the intersection of Broadway and Central Avenue. Five children were treated for minor injuries and released, while the remaining 17 riders were uninjured. Neither the bus driver, nor the adult driver of the other vehicle, were injured. The incident remains under investigation.

'On Monday, April 6, 2015 at approximately 3:55pm, Belgrade Police Officers and personnel from the Belgrade City/Central Valley Fire District responded to a report of a pickup versus School Bus crash at the intersection of Broadway and Central Avenue.  Five Children were treated for minor injuries and released, while the remaining 17 riders were uninjured. Neither the bus driver, nor the adult driver of the other vehicle, were injured.  The incident remains under investigation.'

UPDATE-Missing Child Found

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UPDADTE:

BELGRADE, MT-Fourteen year-old Keelye August was located in Bozeman overnight. She is safe and is awaiting return to Louisiana.  The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no further comment can be made at this time.  Many thanks to the Bozeman Police Department for their assistance.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Belgrade Police Department at (406) 388-4262.