Author Archives: Deborah McAtee

Violent Offender Task Force Warrant Operation Media Event

In May 2019, members of local law enforcement, along with the US Marshals’ Montana Violent Offender Task Force, conducted Operation Spring Sweep. This was a coordinated multi-agency operation to apprehend violent fugitives with the goal of reducing violent crime in … Continue reading

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Community Crisis Response Program Starts Up

(Gallatin County, Mont) Gallatin County law enforcement and mental health services are coming together to provide better services to individuals with mental health emergencies. Community Crisis Response is a collaborative program between Western Montana Mental Health Center, Gallatin County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Community Crisis Response Media Event

Sheriff Brian Gootkin, Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford, Belgrade Police Chief EJ Clark, and Michael Foust of Western Montana Mental Health Center will hold a press conference on the community’s new collaborative program to address mental health crises more effectively. … Continue reading

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Missing Man Located

(Gallatin County, Mont) Today, with the help of family and friends, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office located Jon Keltner up Leverich Canyon. The Gallatin County Coroner has investigated the death and closed the investigation. The area will be open to … Continue reading

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Leverich Trails Open

(Gallatin County, Mont) Leverich Canyon and connecting trails are open. They may be closed again next weekend, so please plan your hiking and biking adventures accordingly. Thank you to everyone who respected this weekend’s closure.

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Garnet Mountain Rescue

On May 2nd 2019 at 8:17am, the Gallatin County Dispatch Center received a call from a man who reported that he and three friends were stranded in the area of the Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout Tower. All four hikers were … Continue reading

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Local Law Enforcement Carries the Torch for Special Olympics Montana

Montana Law Enforcement Officers and their friends have hit the streets, highways and byways of Montana.  In addition to fulfilling their duties of enforcing speed limits, maintaining order, and keeping our state safe, they are fulfilling another type of duty: … Continue reading

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I-90 Westbound Closed Airport to Belgrade

I-90 westbound between Airport exit and Belgrade exit is closed while Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol investigate a serious-injury crash.

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Butte Man Missing

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is currently searching for a 73-year-old Butte man. Ronald Lowny’s vehicle was located at the Drouillard Fishing Access site on the Jefferson River near Three Forks, and is believed to have been there … Continue reading

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Lost Girl Found

Yesterday evening an 8-year-old girl was reported missing. She got on her bus at Longfellow school but did not make it home. Her bus driver confirmed that she made it to Bozeman High for her bus exchange but was unsure … Continue reading

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